What is the Hyperconnected Era & “The Internet Of Things” and What does it Have to Do with Manufacturing & Logistics?


Editor’s Note: This is our second post in a collaborative blog post series about mobility in manufacturing & logistics along with Catavolt, who helps manufacturing organizations drive operational excellence with mobile apps.

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


We take a look at how new vehicles are changing the manufacturing game. With its new gigafactory centralizing the manufacturing process, Tesla Motors is one of the largest automotive employer in California. Beyond Lithium, manufacturers are optimistic about a sodium-based option.

Transportation Industry Braces for a Looming Transportation Capacity Crunch Crisis in 2017


If the many components of logistics and supply chain management do not engage effectively with the transport workforce and manufacturing skills gap of the U.S., Deterioration of Existing Fleets – In the aftermath of our economic issues since 2009, corporations in the U.S.

The Digital Supply Chain: Making The Leap With A Ball and Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

Used from the 17th century until the late mid-20th century, a ball and chain found in 2009 in the United Kingdom from the 17th century was an 18 pound ball six inches in diameter.

Why Are There Fewer US Manufacturing Jobs Today? 4 Driving Forces to Understand


With the release of the May 8, 2015 Jobs Report , many businesses and employees within the manufacturing industry have grown concerned. According to the report, the average number of total US manufacturing jobs in the United States changed very little since April.

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


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)?

Supply Chain Execution Convergence: Rethinking, Redesigning, and Re-evaluating the Traditional Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

In 2009, the term supply chain execution convergence emerged as a way to describe the next generation of supply chains. The idea is to bring together the individual silos within a business, from the front end to the back end, from warehousing, manufacturing, logistics, purchasing, etc.

Offering Prayers While Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun

Supply Chain Shaman

The investigation into the activity at PCA began in 2009, after the U.S. In 2008, the company manufactured 2.5% PCA’s customers were larger food manufacturers. The manufacturers sourced the peanut butter primarily on cost.

[INFOGRAPHIC, REPORT, & INTERACTIVE MAP] The US Manufacturing Workforce & Making it In America


While US manufacturing has been hit hard by nearly two decades of policy failures that have damaged its international competitiveness, it remains a vital part of the U.S. The US manufacturing sector employed 12 million workers in 2013, or about 8.8 Manufacturing industries generated $2.1

Dil?at Uyguroglu:“Supply chain plays a huge role in sustainability agenda”

Supply Chain Movement

Since 2009 I’ve been in Turkey where I continue to run the Algida ice-cream factory.”. at Uyguroglu Eliyahu Goldratt environment factory Good to Great Jim Collins Manufacturing strategy suppliers supply chain Sustainability The Goal Treacy & Wiersema Turkey Unilever VUCA

SCM publishes groundbreaking list of supply chain leaders

Supply Chain Movement

He joined Unilever on the Executive Board in September 2009, following roles at global management consultancy AT Kearney and Nestlé SA, where he was Vice President of Corporate Operations Strategies in Switzerland and Vice President of Supply Chain and R&D in Mexico.

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Takata Recall Forces Auto Supply Chains To Shift Gears


Takata is the largest airbag manufacturer in the world, responsible for 25% of the market. The expansion of the recall comes after years of on-and off-investigations; the first NHTSA inquiry into faulty Takata airbags started in 2009. "The Most Complex Consumer Safety Recall In U.S.

Guest Post: Ignoring this Performance Metric is Risky


As I explain in my book, The Power of Resilience: How the Best Companies Manage the Unexpected (MIT Press, October 2015), companies can improve their disruption detection capabilities in a number of ways.

Sustainable Supply Chains Requires Effective Supply Management Capabilities!

Supply Chain View from the Field

2015) note that simple monitoring through a self-managed set of narrowly defined evaluative activities is no longer enough to meet stakeholder demands for accountability in the supply chain. In July 2009, the retail giant, Walmart, announced they were unrolling a sustainable product index and required its supply base of 100,000 global suppliers to comply with 15 requirements across four major categories (energy and climate, material efficiency, natural resources, and people and community).

If You Recall: How to Learn from Takata, Nestle, and Others


According to a report released by the Senate Commerce Committee , employees at Takata’s Mexico plant were aware of poor manufacturing practices years before Takata agreed to recall any products. Bad news for Takata, certainly, and a cautionary tale for other manufacturers.

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Visibility and Its Importance in Supply Chain Execution Convergence

BluJay Solutions

Supply chain execution convergence (SCEC) is a growing trend in the logistics realm, but it’s a concept that first surfaced in 2009 in a Gartner report. Transportation is what connects each step – from the manufacturer’s floor to the packaging to final delivery to the end user.

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


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. What’s Driving the Change in the Image of Manufacturing? Manufacturers Will Open Their Doors, Literally.

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


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. The results have been tabulated for the 68th annual Survey of Distribution Operations.

Biogen Idec designs the innovation supply chain

Supply Chain View from the Field

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. ” In 2009, I moved into the supply chain area, and worked with Rob in understanding how to apply analytics with a procurement focus. In 2009 we were $2B, and suddenly had five new drugs approved in two years. Vertically integrate existing manufacturers.

First Sale Rule for Reducing Custom Duties: Where Angels Fear to Tread

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Hanbo of Hong Kong) rather directly from a contract manufacturer located in Asia.   of all importing entities) used the First Sale rule during the year of 2009. [2] 332-505, USITC Publication 4121, December 2009

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The Holidays and The Logistics Crunch: It’s all about the Planning & a Fun Comparison of Logistics & A Successful Turkey Day!


Holiday joy has come early this year with Americans likely to pay the lowest Thanksgiving gas prices since 2009. Raw materials (groceries), manufacturing (preparation), delivery (presentation), etc. Have you started planning your Thanksgiving meal yet?

Managing Supplier Risk: A Lesson from Parnell and Peanuts


To make matters worse, most of PCA’s products were designated for the low-end consumer market; they were sold to food manufacturers who made products to be consumed by schoolchildren and the elderly in nursing homes – some of the most vulnerable members of society. They were sued at least twice in the 1990’s for providing manufacturers with shipments found to have high-levels of contaminants. The Peanut Corporation of America Salmonella Scandal. Let’s talk supplier risk management.

The Busiest Online Shopping Day you've Never Heard of


In 2015, China's National Bureau of Statistics made estimates that 33.8 E-commerce giant Alibaba initially offered Single's Day sales back in 2009 through its Tmall platform and turned into one of the biggest revenue-making events in China. Uniqlo , Japanese clothing manufacturer.

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This Week in Logistics News (March 3-7, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Proposed DOT FY 2015 budget draws mixed reactions from industry stakeholders ( Logistics Management ). Of course, this makes sense for logistics service providers like Ryder, but a similar opportunity exists for manufacturers and retailers.

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Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

reading in April, a reflection of currently manageable capacity utilization and low fuel prices—something that is expected to stay intact through the end of 2015. Diesel prices are at the lowest weekly average price since October 2009, marking the longest decline in 2015.

9 Headlines Striking Fear into Shippers Lacking a Strong TMS

Supply Chain Collaborator

Headline: US Manufacturing Contracts at Fastest Pace in Six Years. Headline: Truck Stocks Plunge in 2015. With manufacturing falling at the fastest rate since 2009, it’s no surprise to see truck stocks plunging, and truck builders cutting back on staff.

Make Your Supply Chains Less Complex – and Less Wasteful!

Talking Logistics

Lean is often associated with discrete manufacturing processes, but the discipline has been adapted and implemented in the process industries too, as documented in the book “ Lean for the Process Industries: Dealing with Complexity ” (Productivity Press, May 2009) by Peter L. Unfortunately, many companies in the process industry still have a limited view of their value streams — that is, their view usually doesn’t extend past their manufacturing processes or four walls.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

For December 2015, retail sales were the lowest since 2009. Manufacturers are Now Selling Directly to Consumers. Retailers can no longer have their heads in the sand, but neither can consumer products manufacturers.

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. manufacturing facility in 2014.

Will Cost Management Trump Innovation Investments in 2016?

Talking Logistics

percent, indicating contraction in manufacturing for the second consecutive month, and is the lowest reading since June 2009 when the PMI® registered 45.8 Heavy-duty truck orders declined 37 percent in December 2015 compared to December 2014, according to industry research firm FTR. We’re just a week into 2016 and the outlook for economic growth is arguably more pessimistic today than it was just a few weeks ago.

Toys R Bust: The Downfall of America's Favorite Toy Store


In April, it rejected an $890 million bid from toy manufacturer Isaac Larian, in a move further cementing the bleak future ahead for the company's namesake. Did supply chain problems have anything to do with Toys "R" Us going out of business?

This Week in Logistics News (July 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Global trade volumes fell for the first time since 2009 by 1.7 percent between the final quarter of 2015 and the first quarter of 2016 and the International Air Transport Association has lowered its growth forecast for air freight demand in 2016 to 2.1

How Freight Disrupted Itself: The View From Within A Changing Industry


Then, in November 2015, Phil joined Freightos. For forwarders, just as the 2009 financial crisis ended, another crisis began. Supply chain volatility, increased procurement vendors, agile manufacturing and an on-demand economy. How Freight Disrupted Itself.

Winners in business: Supply Chains to Admire 2016

Supply Chain Movement

In process manufacturing BASF, L’Oréal and The Clorox Company. In discrete manufacturing those are Apple, Cisco, Coopertires, Cummins, Edwards, Steelcase and Tsmc.

Toys R Bust: The Downfall of America's Favorite Toy Store


In April, it rejected an $890 million bid from toy manufacturer Isaac Larian, in a move further cementing the bleak future ahead for the company's namesake. While the downfall of Toys "R" Us certainly doesn't mean the end of the toy market as we know it, the industry is now at a crossroads as it finds itself forced to confront a recent history of barbed losses—KB toys shuttered its business in 2009, and FAO Schwarz closed its flagship store in New York City in 2015.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016


in the third quarter of 2015 according to the third preliminary estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis in late December. in December 2015, up 6.7% in December 2015. Housing Starts: In November 2015, housing starts increased 10.3% in November 2015, down 0.9%

Economic challenges continue springtime


Manufacturing is steady. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reports that manufacturing held its own in April after six months of shrinking. Of the 18 manufacturing segments covered, 11 reported growth. . percent and when compared to March of 2015, increased 1.5