From Model X to Project Titan: A Closer Look at the New Auto Manufacturing

Elementum

We take a look at how new vehicles are changing the manufacturing game. Then, in 2006, a Silicon Valley startup called Tesla Motors announced that it would be producing a luxury electric sports car that could potentially run for more than 200 miles on a single charge. Source: TheVerge.

Using Big Data to Drive Manufacturing Sales: 3 Big Takeaways from the USMTO Reports

Cerasis

How Can USMTO Reports Help Drive Manufacturing Sales and your Bottom Line? The United States Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) data report is compiled monthly by the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT). Who is Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT)?

Is the FAR getting in the way of Early Supplier Involvement in defense projects?

NC State SCRC

defense firms tend to follow a traditional “white box” sourcing approach, as shown in this figure. Much of the sourcing behavior involved in standard defense industry practices is tied to establishing “price reasonableness” in accordance with FAR 15.403 (FAR, 2005).

Biogen Idec designs the innovation supply chain

Supply Chain View from the Field

Since graduating from the NC State Jenkins MBA program in 2006, Joydeep Ganguly has risen through the ranks at Biogen Idec – the world’s oldest independent biotechnology company and the largest biotech employer in North Carolina. Today, Ganguly, vice president of manufacturing and general manager of the company’s Research Triangle Park operations, says the Jenkins MBA program prepared him for the challenges he faces from day to day. Vertically integrate existing manufacturers.

Supply Chain Management:Has Best of Breed WMS Won the Race?

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Industrial Manufacturing. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. In 2006 the analyst community predicted that gap between the Best of Breed (BOB) WMS and ERP WMS has narrowed significantly and it was just matter of time before the ERP vendors caught up with the BOB vendors (1). Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38). About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers.

Measuring Up?

Supply Chain Shaman

The average manufacturing company’s supply chain organization is 15 years old. In our recent analysis of supply chains that are “working well” , we find higher performance when companies have source, make and deliver reporting to the supply chain organization.

Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2019

Talking Logistics

Source: Google. Descartes Systems Group Revenue 2006-2018 (Source: macrotrends). Wes Burt, Production Control-SCM-Assistant Manager at Toyota Manufacturing Canada, also gave an informative case study presentation.

Big Tech and Auto Battle for the World’s Cobalt Resources

Elementum

In 2006, lithium-ion batteries consumed only 20% of the global cobalt supply. However, as standards for sourcing become more strict, these big players may lose business if they fail to provide visibility into their supply chains. It’s estimated that locating enough new sources to meet these demand spikes would take about 30 years — a long-term solution for a short-term need. Questions about how the auto-manufacturing giant would meet production goals arose soon after.

Big Tech and Auto Battle for the World’s Cobalt Resources

Elementum

In 2006, lithium-ion batteries consumed only 20% of the global cobalt supply. However, as standards for sourcing become more strict, these big players may lose business if they fail to provide visibility into their supply chains.

How Can We Heal the Global Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Shaman

The traditional manufacturing job defined the middle class. Each time, I turn on the channel, manufacturing jobs frame the global debate. Ironically, as global manufacturing jobs decrease, there is a need for talent for the global supply chain. Today, I unpacked my bags.

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Transforming Consumer Value Chains: Navigating The Power Shift to the Shopper

Supply Chain Shaman

Manufacturers are Now Selling Directly to Consumers. Retailers can no longer have their heads in the sand, but neither can consumer products manufacturers. Note that apparel manufacturing is growing and apparel retail is declining.

My Take: The Role of Anaplan in Defining the Art of the Possible in Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

Together, we are testing use cases combining cognitive computing, blockchain, open source analytics, and Internet of Things (IOT). The internal dissonance within the manufacturing organization is deadly. Founded in 2006, Anaplan is attempting to redefine decision support.

How Do You Define a Mature Supply Chain Planning Organization? (Part 1)

Supply Chain Shaman

In 2006, they made a decision to implement a supply chain planning solution. Manufacturing is designed and planned in isolation. Comprehensive view of source, make and deliver. Most often the focus is on transportation or logistics, but does not take into consideration the trade-offs between make, source and deliver. Focus is on make, source and deliver together. Manufacturing. Manufacturing programs are implemented as standalone programs.

Top 15 Biggest 3PLs in the US - 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. DB Schenker offers land transport, air and ocean freight, as well as comprehensive logistics solutions and global supply chain management services from a single source. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

A vision for a transparent global Rare Earth Element system using blockchain technology

Provenance

The clean energy technology sector achieved considerable growth with China’s low REE prices and advances in manufacturing technology , growth that some associated with low environmental and social sustainability standards. These credits can then be purchased directly by manufacturers.

How do we Drive Invention to Innovation in Planning?

Supply Chain Shaman

One of my favorite speeches, over this fifteen year tenure, was listening to Alan Greenspan at the AMR Research IT conference in November 2006. He discussed the adoption of the steam engine and the electric motor in the manufacturing sector.

S&OP, a vision for the future. The expert interview series #1

Supply Chain Trend

As I worked for and was involved with various enterprises over my career, some manufacturing, some service related, retail, etc. Introduction. In the last 30 years S&OP improved performance in many businesses.

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6 Tips for Creating Private Label Products for Amazon FBA

EMERGE App

These two e-commerce business models have really taken off in the past decade, helped no doubt by the resurgence of China as the world’s manufacturing hub, the app economy and the convenience of an always-on mobile web. Pro Tip #2: Source Your Product Sensibly. Introduction.

3 Tips for Placing the Customer at the Center of Your Hospitality Supply Chain

AFFLINK

Green supply chain optimization helps businesses improve the sustainability of their procurement manufacturing and distribution. To meet demands the hotel has since dropped its energy consumption by 32% and landfill rates have fallen from 92% to 37% since 2006.

Combat Rising Transportation Costs and Driver Shortage With Supply Chain Analytics

Savi

To put this in perspective, 2018 is the first year since 2006 in which driver shortage is the primary concern of the industry. Some sources recorded up to a 20 percent annual demand increase for large truckload carriers and fleets.

Rockwell Automation: Supply Chains to Admire Winner

Supply Chain Shaman

Ernest Nicolas joined Rockwell Automation in 2006. At Rockwell this includes all processes end-to-end except for manufacturing. In his role, Ernest owns strategic sourcing, materials planning, customer care, and logistics operations globally.

Supply chain software demands continual attention

Supply Chain Movement

The food and drinks manufacturer and owner of brands including Lay’s, Duyvis and Quaker has been using that ERP system since 1 November 2013. Quaker Oats has only been part of PepsiCo since 2001 and Duyvis since 2006. If we don’t supply on time, our customer can’t manufacture.

Rockwell Automation: A Case Study in Supply Chain Excellence

Supply Chain Shaman

Ernest Nicolas joined Rockwell Automation in 2006. At Rockwell this includes all processes end-to-end except for manufacturing. In his role, Ernest owns strategic sourcing, materials planning, customer care, and logistics operations globally.

Risks of Outsourcing: The Case of U.S. Intelligence

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

With those kind of amounts spent annually over such a prolonged period, one question for any company would be whether the work should be in-sourced.   Add to that the risks that are materializing by way of the Snowden leaks and the case for in-sourcing would appear stronger.

Who said supply chains are boring?: An Online Class Everyone.

Supply Chains Rock

As the Supply Chains Rock blog points out in an October 2006 post, conducting business in emerging global markets requires a knowledge of supply chains and the ways in which they function in other regions. “The Internet makes information located at a central source available to anyone with Internet access, so that a change in price, product portfolio or promotions only requires one database entry,” the paper said. Manufacturing Central.

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Insights from the C-Suite: Supply Chain People Are Making a Difference in the World

Material Handling & Logistics

Since 2006, Abe Eshkenazi has served as CEO of APICS, a trade association focused on offering research, education and certification programs in supply chain management.

Freightera’s New Redesign Takes Instant Online Freight Quotes to the Next Level

Freightera

Over 5,000 manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers and retailers in the US and Canada use Freightera for 24/7 online access to billions of all-inclusive freight rates and instant freight booking. Since inception in 2006, our programs have expanded worldwide to include a presence in 22 locations globally, giving startups the necessary resources to succeed in Silicon Valley and beyond. SOURCE Freightera. Canadian startup Freightera released its breakthrough redesign.

Intelleflex Announces Cellular, GPS-equipped RFID Reader & Cloud-based ZEST™ Data Services Platform

Supply Chain Network

The CMR-6100 is easy to install and maintain, requiring only connecting it to an AC or DC power source – or even a solar power source – and attaching RFID antennas. 1 “Shelf Life,” Forbes, Suzanne Hoppough, May 12, 2006.

Using Green Patents to Create a More Sustainable Business

EcoVadis

Many of these patents focus on alternative or renewable energy sources , such as wind, solar, tidal, wave, biomass/biofuels, hydroelectric, geothermal, fuel cells, and hybrid electric vehicles and/or biomimicry. Source: CEPGI.