31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats

Cerasis

Many off-shore manufacturers have returned to the U.S., Those changes, along with high costs of transporting materials and finished goods to and from overseas locations, make the value of reshoring likely to become a compelling financial reality for many manufacturers. manufacturers hurried to produce off-shore, believing significant cost reductions and huge profits would follow. 70% of manufacturers indicate that volatile energy costs are a major concern.

6 Manufacturing Trends to Watch Out for in 2016

Cerasis

As we close the year of 2015, we want to take a look at some manufacturing trends for 2016. We look at 6 core areas that manufacturing companies will take a long look at as they gear up for a successful 2016. E-Commerce for Manufacturing. The Internet’s large-scale global penetration has spawned an increasingly large number of technology and web-savvy consumers, creating a huge opportunity for both industrial manufacturers and their end customers.

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The Changing Face of Manufacturing: How US Manufacturers are Looking Homeward

Cerasis

This is the first post in a two part series on the “Changing Face of Manufacturing.” ” We have many manufacturing shipper customers, and we love to create content of value for them on such subjects as best practices in logistics or trends around the supply chain. This series’s aim is to educate on what we see coming down the pipeline in the world of manufacturing. The only time it was higher was in December 2005, when it had briefly crossed $15.

The Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2014

Cerasis

Today, we kick off our annual year end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 7 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , 3PL , Business , Transportation , Freight. Top Manufacturing Blog Posts for 2014. Like last year, reshoring and the idea of a US Manufacturing comeback, or revivial, or rennaisaince (whatever you want to call it) was of huge interest to our readers of the Cerasis blog. Is Manufacturing Really a Good Career Choice?

Transportation Network Modeling: A Powerful Tool in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Strategy

Talking Logistics

The USA says it intends to reduce emissions by 26-28 percent below its 2005 level by 2025 , trying hard for the upper limit. Outside of the Paris Agreement, the European Union (EU) has a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transport by around 60 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. Cost reductions sometimes go hand-in-hand with GHG reductions, but some measures could increase transport costs.

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Here’s Why Image of Manufacturing as Boring, Dirty, and Tedious is Drastically Changing

Cerasis

Picture of traditional job in manufacturing. Each setting is an accurate image of manufacturing from different time periods in history, the past and the present. Manufacturing has changed a great deal over the last 100 years, and manufacturing today is dramatically different than what was “normal” in 1990. What’s Driving the Change in the Image of Manufacturing? Manufacturers Will Open Their Doors, Literally. Manufacturing, as society, has evolved.

The Ever Increasing Role of Robotics in Transforming Manufacturing

Cerasis

When was the last time you thought about robotics being used in manufacturing? The role of the robot is no longer to simply provide the brunt force in manufacturing but to extend and work with humanity to create is superior, usable, and life-sustaining solution. However, the role of robotics in manufacturing is here to stay, and manufacturers need to understand how nearly all robotic benefits can be summarized in these two aspects.

Reimagine Supply Chain of the Future – agile, resilient, and balanced – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

As the fabric suppliers require the longest lead times, ZARA approves designs & initiates manufacturing after it gets feedback from its stores. Develop methodologies to measure risk for each supply chain node, warehouse, factory, supplier, geography, or transportation node.

Delivery: A New Moment of Truth

Talking Logistics

Lafley defined back in 2005. And it’s not just retailers that are transforming their networks, it’s manufacturers too — including P&G. Retail Trends Supply Chain & Logistics Trends Transportation Management A.G. Author’s Note: The following is an excerpt of what I presented recently in a webinar organized by Descartes Systems Group (a Talking Logistics sponsor) focused on “ Delivery – The Moment of Truth.”

3 Ways Crowdsourcing Is Revolutionizing Supply Chain Management

Kinaxis

by Kirsten Watson The term crowdsourcing—the process of obtaining ideas, services or information by soliciting feedback from a large group of people—has existed since 2005. Crowdsourcing transportation presents a solution for smaller enterprises to compete in this environment. And when they do, supply chain disruptions like halted manufacturing and transportation breakdowns rattle even the largest, most prepared enterprises.

This Week in Logistics News (September 3-7, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Here I am doing my standard Talking Logistics intro through one of my favorite filters: How awesome would it be to discuss blockchain or the capacity crunch in transportation using this filter for an entire episode? Lanehub Adds Backhaul Assist to Collaborative Transportation Network. The first moment of truth in retail, as coined in 2005 by former P&G President and CEO A.G. I joined Snapchat this week.

Supply Chains By the Numbers

Supply Chain Shaman

I like many other gray-haired supply chain professionals reported through a functional organization like manufacturing or transportation. For me, it was manufacturing. The reporting of manufacturing and procurement organizations through the supply chain leader has the probability of the flip of a coin. There is only a 50% chance that manufacturing or procurement are one of these functions reporting through the supply chain organizations.

Supply Chain Risk Management: Could You Face a Category 4 Supply Chain Disaster?

Kinaxis

Many of the states affected contained key ports and supply destinations, as well as transportation and logistics hubs. The fuel supply chain could be one of many chains affected by a hurricane, especially if the hurricane threatens the Gulf of Mexico hampering the oil fields like Katrina did in 2005. This powerful feature lets a supplier or manufacturer see what would happen if the ports all closed, or the delivery mechanisms could not embark.

Logistics Industry’s Slow Economic Comeback Continues in Spite of Challenges

Supply Chain Network

Further analysis shows that 2010 was about on par with 2005, and still well below the pre-recession years. Authored by transportation consultant Rosalyn Wilson of Delcan, Inc., Transportation costs were up 10.3 Manufacturing and business spending were the bright spots during much of 2010, while consumer goods production was almost flat. Department of Transportation, Penske Logistics, Macy’s, Adelante SCM Corporation, BNSF Rail and Fortna, Inc.,

Technology Support in Integrated Business Planning: Automation, Augmentation and Human Centricity

Supply Chain Trend

Kaplan & Norton (2005) observed that a fundamental disconnect between the formulation of their strategy and the implementation of that strategy is responsible for 60%-90% of failure rates in of strategy implementation. 2005).

Doing Business in the United States

QAD

Manufacturing in the U.S. Manufacturing averaged about $1.98 trillion from 2005 to 2018 but reached an all-time high of about $2.13 Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. Cargo transportation in the U.S. About 17 percent of the workforce is involved directly in manufacturing. Doing business in the United States can be highly advantageous for any manufacturing organization. How would you describe the state of Manufacturing in the U.S.?

The Pandemic Motivates Changes in the Food Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

In addition to government guidelines for the food supply chain, the Consumer Brands Association (CBA — formerly the Grocery Manufacturers Association) started a review of supply chain infrastructure, particularly that portion associated with food industries. Retailers requiring additional resources to fulfill needs at grocery stores are provided links to sellers that have available product inventory, shipping/transportation services, supplemental labor, and warehousing services.

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This Week in Logistics News (September 16-20, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Kewill and CarrierWeb Penetrate China Transportation Market with Mobility and Data Management Solutions. Processing Trade affects companies that import materials and components into China and use those materials and components to manufacture finished goods for export to foreign markets. Meanwhile, Kewill and CarrierWeb announced that they are collaborating to develop the Transportation Management System (TMS) market in China.

This Week in Logistics News (March 4-8, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Ryder Relaunches Dedicated Transportation Solution. Roadnet Technologies Unveils Roadnet Transportation Suite 3.60 As I wrote last October in “ Why Do Truckers and Brokers Want to be 3PLs? ”, the majority of small and mid-sized shippers still don’t have a transportation management system and they still manage their operations in-house. I spent several nights this week in Little League baseball tryouts and meetings, culminating in the Majors draft last night.

The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play

Freightos

Amazon’s trucking fleet is expanding rapidly; it launched in 2005 with the purchase of thousands of trailers used to shift goods between fulfillment centers. Amazon currently lists about 17,700 full-time vacancies on its website, about 920 in the logistics and transportation sector. These positions are focused on operational roles for rapid manufacturing, inventive packaging, and fulfillment.

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How Did the Digital Supply Chain Evolve?

Supply Chain Game Changer

People were introduced to the concept of big data in 2005. A 2018 report found many global manufacturing companies were still in the early stages of their journeys toward high-tech solutions. A company may use a data analysis tool to conclude that employees spend substantial portions of their workdays transporting goods between different parts of a warehouse. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Digital Supply Chain Overview! Video).

New Bookends: The Tale of Supply Chain Global Leaders in Consumer Products

Supply Chain Shaman

With a strong manufacturing culture, much of the focus was on lean production systems. Now, based on this analysis, I can clearly see that P&G made incredible gains over competitors until 2005; but this performance could not be sustained. It is exciting to see a country so excited about building global transportation infrastructure. Definition. Bookends: To be positioned at the end or on either side of (something). Colgate. Procter & Gamble. Kimberly-Clark. Unilever.

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Navigating the Unknowns of E-Commerce: Why Reinvent the Wheel?

Talking Logistics

This new customer-centric reality is prompting manufacturers and retailers of all sizes to revisit their strategies and capabilities to succeed in this highly- dynamic, highly-uncertain, and highly-competitive environment. Originally proposed in 2005, the planned facility no longer makes sense because “the nature of retail has changed since the project was announced 12 years ago,” said Delia Garcia, Walmart’s senior director of communications, as reported in the Merced Sun-Star.

3 Factors Affecting Growth of Automated Material Handling

Cerasis

It’s for this reason that increasing numbers of industrial organizations are electing to automate as a means to minimize manufacturing costs by reducing human involvement. Let’s examine some of the driving factors for growth of automated material handling in the years to come and explore what this means for manufacturing operations: Advanced Technologies. What this means for manufacturers is there is an increasing incentive to automate what has traditionally been manual operations.

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My Take: E2open Buys Terra Technology

Supply Chain Shaman

The product naming convention changed to Demand Sensing (DS) in 2005. In 2007-2014 Terra added inventory management, multi-tier demand sensing, transportation forecasting, and long-term forecasting. In July 2013 E2open announced it acquired supply chain vendor icon-scm , and in June 2014 E2open announced its acquisition of SERUS Corporation, a “cloud-based manufacturing and product management provider.”

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GrandVision: “We are changing completely as we become demand driven”

Supply Chain Movement

In the last three years we’ve developed our strategy, centralised procurement, purchasing and manufacturing aligned our portfolios across all categories globally and developed our exclusive brands portfolio. After that it quickly went on to buy many other optical retailers including the French based, multinational GrandVision SA in 2005. My role includes purchasing, product development, product management, category management, supply chain and manufacturing.

Professor Yossi Sheffi on Resilience, Visibility, and Biggest Risks this Holiday Season

Elementum

Dr. Yossi Sheffi is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology , where he serves as Director of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL). He published Resilient Enterprise: Overcoming Vulnerability for Competitive Advantage in 2005, which focused on preparing supply chains for catastrophic events. Consider manufacturing companies: “It used to be—go to China for products, parts, and material.

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Emergency Freight: What Harvey Tells Us About Irma

DAT Solutions

Houston is home to a number critical industries, including energy exploration, oil and gas refineries, and related manufacturing of petrochemicals and plastic resins, among others. Big weather events, like Super Storm Sandy in 2012 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005, usually affect freight movements in three stages: Before the storm , if it is predicted in advance, shippers hustle to move freight out of the way of the impending onslaught.

Six Sigma Tools and Inventory Management

EMERGE App

Instead, it refers to a quality management improvement process used by large scale manufacturers. The first one is a highly disciplined approach to improving manufacturing processes, products and design. The term comes from statistical modeling of manufacturing processes. In 2005 Motorola credited over US$17 billion in savings to Six Sigma alone. DMAIC is used to improve manufacturing processes: Define. These do not involve the manufacture of physical products.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Supply Chain Planning: 4 Essential Year End Questions to Ask Yourself

Cerasis

For our readers, who are in the supply chain and manufacturing space, we want to share information that helps you stay strategic. We will also include a bonus portion of the post to include what is the outlook for the freight marketplace in 2016 and what to consider as you start to plan for better transportation management in 2016. . BONUS: Freight and Transportation Costs Must be Considered in Supply Chain Planning.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

In addition to cutting the need for outsourced manufacturing, this move could give the company a leg up on the competition by making it possible to get products in the hands of consumers faster. Strategies include sourcing more items directly from manufacturers to improve margins, SKU rationalization and space reduction, “show more carry less” and assisted-store ordering. manufacturing facility in 2014.

7 Distribution Operations Issues Highlighted in Industrial Distribution’s 68th Annual Survey

Cerasis

In 2005, 73% of distributors were family owned. This builds on the trend of developing larger manufacturers who focus more expansion and less specialization. This is a direct relation to the growing construction and stable manufacturing markets. About a third of the respondents report using cutting edge technology like warehouse and transportation management systems , demand forecasting, and ERP.

Conscious Clothing? Why Fashion's Going Green

Material Handling and Logistics

Several prominent clothing retailers are revamping their manufacturing and tailoring their brand images for just this kind of change. announced a new initiative that eliminates many chemicals from its jeans manufacturing process and reduces textile waste. The environmental concerns around clothing manufacturing are more acute than ever before. It tried again in 2005, when it collaborated with Stella McCartney, and in spring 2010, launched its first Conscious Collection.

Innovate or Die: How’s Your eCommerce Strategy?

FLEXE

In 2005, department stores alone sold $60 billion in apparel; in 2015, it was half with nearly $28 billion shifting to online retailers like Amazon. For example, if the manufacturing strategy changes or customer demand patterns shift, you can make real-time adjustments to your distribution network by popping up and popping down capacity. Cut transportation costs by positioning inventory closer to customers. Manufacturing locations.

8 Reasons Why Your Business’ Success Depends Upon Your Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

Following its acquisition of competitor Maytag in 2005, Whirlpool found itself entering an unprecedented period of growth, at which point the management team recognised the need to continuously optimise its supply chain design and make it more flexible and adaptive to ride out economic fluctuations. The same applies to certain products in your range , some of which will inevitably incur more costs than others in the process of manufacturing or buying, storage, and delivery to customers.