How COVID – 19 Might Shape the Future of China Sourcing and Manufacture

Logistics Bureau

COVID-19 and the Future of China Sourcing and Manufacture. But global dependence on Chinese manufacturing is mind-boggling…. The overriding reason for this China-dependence is the cost factor, and weaning manufacturing away from that country comes at a hefty price. China produces most raw materials used in product manufacturing, so even if companies move product assembly elsewhere part of their supply chain will remain in China. Covid 19 Global Sourcing

Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #10 Failure to adequately train your supply chain planning staff

Kinaxis

by John Westerveld Over the years, working for and with numerous manufacturing companies, I’ve seen many supply chain practices that cost companies money. They use their knowledge of how planning systems work to peg up to find the source of the change and determine that someone changed the wrong record causing the change and confirm with the planner that the change was intended.

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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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Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Seeking Sustainability on.

Global Trade Management

By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. Monday, 14 January 2008. Global warming, food and product recalls, energy costs and consumer demand for fair trade practices are driving global importers to actively manage the sourcing of their products, requiring closer scrutiny and control. ▼ 2008. (7). Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking.

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Can Australian Manufacturing be Brought Back Home from China?

Logistics Bureau

The short answer is that it is indeed possible to re-shore manufacturing but it will take a change in government policies as well as sizeable state incentives to private enterprise to turn the ship around. Can Australian Manufacturing be Brought Back Home from China? Before attempting to answer such questions, it’s helpful to look in a little detail at the drivers behind the offshore manufacturing trend. How Would Re-shored Manufacturing Impact Consumers?

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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)? If you attended or exhibited at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (aka IMTS – gotta love all these acronyms!), Data Manufacturing manufacturing sales

Summary of Development and Manufacture Contracts in the Aerospace and Defense Industries

NC State SCRC

The type of contract of interest in this report is for Development and Manufacture contracts in the Aerospace and Defense industries. The subcontract efforts feature the majority of military and part of commercial aviation, systems are outsourced by the overall airframe manufacturer, known as “primes” (Boeing, Airbus, Sikorski, etc.) Specific Risks in Development and Manufacture Contracts in the Aerospace and Defense Industries. Sources.

PRO Point of View: Pascale de Felix, Global Sourcing Director – Methods, Tools & Responsible Sourcing at the Bel Group

EcoVadis

Global Sourcing Director – Methods, Tools & Responsible Sourcing (Bel Group). She is the Global Sourcing Director – Methods, Tools & Responsible Sourcing, and she has 10 years of experience in Responsible Purchasing. After completing a master’s degree in business administration at NEOMA Business School and some 20 years in marketing, I joined the Bel Group Purchasing Department in 2008. .

Supply Chain Management:Infosys team at Pulse 2012 - Day 0

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Industrial Manufacturing. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. Though I have attended all Pulse events since its inception in 2008 (last year I gave it a miss), it still looks new every year. The first Pulse event in year 2008, after MRO acquisition, was more of an extension of earlier MRO world or Maximo world event, hence was mainly Maximo focused. December 2008. November 2008.

Building Recession-beating Supply Chain Resilience & Agility

Unleashed

The last global recession was in 2008, leading some economists to believe the next one is overdue. The health of manufacturers is a good indicator of the health of the economy. A PMI score above 50 means manufacturing is growing. Global manufacturing data shows the pandemic impact: US manufacturing PMI fell to 48.5 UK manufacturing PMI fell to a three-month low of 47.8, Eurozone manufacturing PMI crashed to 44.5 Source. Source.

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Every Part Has a Purpose: Building Materials Manufacturing

USC Consulting Group

Building materials manufacturers are, of course, responsible for producing these essential supplies. That said, building materials manufacturers will also face significant obstacles throughout the coming year. Between 2008 and 2017, roughly 60,300 wildfires occurred annually, each one burning around 105 acres of land, but in 2018 the average wildfire claimed 163 acres. The post Every Part Has a Purpose: Building Materials Manufacturing appeared first on USC Consulting Group.

A “Swiss Army Knife” of Supply Chain Talent Requirements: Views from a Former Wolfpack Student

NC State SCRC

Stuart William was in one of my former MBA classes at NC State in 2008, and graduated into one of the worst economies ever in May of 2009. The are a regional make to order kitchen cabinet manufacturer, and have two primary sales channels of modular kitchen and bathroom cabinets. In supply chain, you can focus in procurement, sourcing, inventory control, logistics, and other off-shoots that occur on a daily basis.

Outsourcing: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Lessons from Nortel Networks

NC State SCRC

You didn’t have to add designers, and they leveraged the fact that they designed phones for other people, could do it quicker, and would leverage that, and would get their money back through manufacturing in a low cost environment. At the time – it was all in Taiwan, and over time it was moved more to manufacturing locations in China. ” The UGLY – “Nortel went to Chapter 11 in 2008.

Healthcare Has Fallen Down and Can’t Get Up: Get Your Own Spend Cube!

Supply Chain View from the Field

In today’s environment, hospitals continue to outsource their sourcing capabilities to a national or regional group of Group Purchasing Organizations (GPO’s), who claim to obtain leveraged savings for groups of large commodities. In the second level of maturity, supply chain managers begin to engage clinicians in sourcing decisions, particularly high value and clinically sensitive items. Boca Raton, FL: Auerbach; 2008. [2]

Distribution in China takes a detour

Supply Chain Movement

China is not only an attractive market in terms of sourcing and manufacturing but also for the sale of goods due to the rapid growth of its middle class. Companies that have already got a manufacturing base in China are not necessarily at an advantage, as Bugaboo’s story illustrates. That is one of the 15 industrial areas in China which offer foreign companies attractive tax breaks providing that those companies manufacture exclusively for export purposes.

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Integrating Corporate Social Responsibility into Your Supply Chain

Logility

In the wake of the financial crisis of 2008–2010, CSR again became a focus for evaluating corporate behavior. With every participant in your global supply chain — retailers, brands, vendors, manufacturers, suppliers, contractors, agents, brokers, carriers and freight forwarders – on the same page, quality management is better executed. Sources: [link].

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. As manufactures and retailers increasingly depend on extended rosters of sourcing companies, the resulting networked supply chain requires improved visibility. Importers are using multiple sourcing vendors to improve their ability to respond to market demand and opportunities. ► 2008. (7).

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Supply Chain Management:Importance of Proactive Master Data.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Industrial Manufacturing. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. In my current project about a year ago, North America region Supply Chain Planners were having major concerns related with flawed planning resulting from incorrect or no Source of Supply (SoS) for receipt elements such as Purchase requisitions &/or Planned orders. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38).

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Sustainable Logistics: Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics

Cerasis

Public awareness and mass retailer initiatives have driven major sustainability efforts over the last two decades among CPG manufacturers. Driven by aggressive targets and retailers’ “supplier scorecards,” their progress has been enabled by advances in materials engineering and manufacturing technology. And as an early adopter and proponent of manufacturing practices that later became known as Lean, we’ve observed enormous improvements in manufacturing quality and consistency.

7 Best Supply Chain Books of All Time

Supply Chain Opz

Therefore, the challenge to establish the ranking method is to find a more economical data source and the unbiased metrics. 2008). In this article, we rank books based on their influence, popularity, recency and practicality and then we come up with the list of the best supply chain books. Finding Best Supply Chain Books We've found that most recommendations for on the web are based on just personal opinion.

Know sooner, act faster and accelerate your supply chain performance!

Kinaxis

based electronics manufacturer. It’s a Sunday morning in May 2008. There has been a major earthquake in Chengdu, China… where several of your key items are manufactured. By end of day Monday, you have identified the key items that are manufactured in that region, identified the customers and revenue impacted by the loss of those items, identified alternative sources, and were able to shift to new suppliers and reschedule orders.

When is it Time to Invest in Procurement Technology?

Jaggaer

The financial meltdown of 2008 provided a further impulse. They have had to rethink their sourcing and supply chain strategies, with many inshoring or nearshoring.

SanDisk’s Story of Customer Segmentation Strategies Using Inventory Postponement

Supply Chain Shaman

Source: Dictionary.com. SanDisk Corporation designs, develops and manufactures flash memory storage devices and software. The company is the third-largest manufacturer of flash memory in the world. The journey began with a one size fits all approach in 2008, and the policies evolved over the course of the last seven years. Platitude: a flat, dull, or trite remark, especially one uttered as if it were fresh or profound. During the year, I go to a lot of conferences.

Audit Safe?

Supply Chain Shaman

In 2008, 762 people became dangerously ill in 48 states from contaminated peanut butter in the United States. The PCA factory that manufactured the peanut butter was certified as safe by the American Institute of Baking (AIB). Walmart has worked hard on ethical sourcing. It was an order being manufactured by a supplier of Walmart. The factory had recently passed an ethical sourcing audit. It takes many shapes … like the deaths of nine unknowing consumers.

Point-of-Sale Data Use Cases Fuel Effective Trade Promotion Execution

Supply Chain Insights

Not soon afterward, independent research companies like Vision Chain/Orchestro (now e2Open), R3, Retail Velocity and Retail Solutions, Inc (RSi) began acquiring direct POS data from hundreds of retailers and reselling the data to the consumer products manufacturers. These days, almost every manufacturer either has one or is about to pull the trigger on buying or developing one.

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Green Supply Chain Management - Infosys Blogs

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Industrial Manufacturing. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. What is Green Supply Chain Management : Green Supply Chain Management is all about delivering products and services from suppliers, manufacturers to end customers through material flow, information flow and cash flow in the context of environment. Lean Manufacturing is eliminating waste in every stage of supply chain. About Us.

The Procurement Economy in 2019: Bracing Yourself for the Future

Jaggaer

Research on supply chain following the 2008 economic recession found that supply chain executives took several major steps to deal with the decline, each of which is particularly relevant as we enter 2019. It’s expected that one third of manufacturers will be using big data analytics by the end of 2020. During the 2008 market recession, many companies suffered because they failed to reduce capacity as demand plummeted.

How Consumer Behavior is Changing

Enterra Insights

Now, all that manufacturing, logistics, pricing, customer engagement and general commerce data is obsolete.” AI can evaluate multiple data sources, such as internal company data and publicly available information like anonymized mobile or text data. Despite the disruption of major global events in the 21st century — 9/11, the Iraq invasion, the financial crisis of 2008 and the Arab spring afterwards — the difference is that those all had regional epicenters.”[4]

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Supply Chain Management:Utility of iPads on Shop Floor

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Industrial Manufacturing. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. Today, manufacturing companies have adopted software in major part of their supply chain. In order to compete in todays environment, companies have realized the importance to shrink manufacturing and transportation lead times through effective planning and logistics management which is possible only through integrated systems.

Offering Prayers While Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun

Supply Chain Shaman

The PCA Corporation lost their case in the court of public opinion in 2008, but the federal conviction is seven years later. In 2008, the company manufactured 2.5% PCA’s customers were larger food manufacturers. The manufacturers sourced the peanut butter primarily on cost. The city of Philadelphia is eerily quiet this morning. On the door of my favorite coffee shop is a closed sign. There is no traffic on the streets.

5 pieces to the global capacity management puzzle

Kinaxis

The 2008 downturn hit suppliers extremely hard, putting some out of business. Components sourced in one region are being consumed by demands in other regions. Configurability: No two global manufacturers have the same requirements and processes. by Bill DuBois Recently I was watching a video interview with David Thomas, the Director of Global Capacity Planning for Ford Motor Company.

Why investors are looking at supply chain technologies in 2020

Requis

Supply chains are going to need to be more flexible and resilient in the face of unexpected change, and able to shift sourcing and distribution in days or weeks, instead of in months or years. There will be more in-country manufacturing and safety stock.

Easier than reducing carbon footprint – 5 Steps to make a dent in the Huge and Hidden Cost of CPG Sustainability

Cerasis

Public awareness and mass retailer initiatives have driven major sustainability efforts over the last two decades among CPG manufacturers. Driven by aggressive targets and retailers’ “supplier scorecards”, their progress has been enabled by advances in materials engineering and manufacturing technology. . And as an early adopter and proponent of manufacturing practices that later became known as Lean, we’ve observed enormous improvements in manufacturing quality and consistency.

Supply Chain Management:Oracle based Demand to Deliver.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Industrial Manufacturing. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. Rajeev Ranjan , Global Practice Head, Oracle Practice in Manufacturing Vertical, Infosys Limited. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38). December 2008. November 2008. October 2008. September 2008. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries.

How Did the Digital Supply Chain Evolve?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Such information streamlined transactions and improved decision-making, but the ERP data did not initially permit connecting and compiling cross-functional data sources. However, as supply chain managers gained more access to data from ERP platforms or other sources, they explored feasible ways to use the information to overcome challenges and get new insights. When the first mobile app marketplace launched in 2008, it only presented 500 offerings within the product categories.