Who said supply chains are boring?: Accounting for Everything in.

Supply Chains Rock

Sunday, September 27, 2009. While it is very open and informative, to really "account for everything" as the website declares they need to go back further then just manufacturing and logistics. For example, what about the carbon emissions released when the trees are cut down and turned into pulp to make their boxes or when the aluminum is manufactured? Either way, I applaud the openness of the data and I do feel better as a consumer. Manufacturing Central.

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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). What is the USMTO Data Report?

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.

The Impact of the Open Compute Project in the Data Center Supply Chain

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

In 2009, Facebook designed one of the world’s most energy efficient data centers, one that could handle unprecedented scale at the lowest possible cost. Now through the Open Compute Project, these companies have access to the world’s latest designs of data centers.

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[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 The data shows that U.S.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

Master Data is No Longer a Barrier. Cognitive learning and rules-based ontologies will redefine master data management technologies making them obsolete. Instead, the data model is inside out.

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. The data sets are larger and more complex.

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.

How can innovative Manufacturers utilize Route Optimization Software?


Benefits of Route Optimization Software for Manufacturers There can be many advantages of using route optimization software in the companies. It only takes you a few minutes to consume all the data input and then solve the giant route optimization hurdles. 2009).

Supply Chain Management:Importance of Proactive Master Data.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Industrial Manufacturing. Cloud & Big Data. « Collaborative Platform for Enterprise of Future | Main | Key Asset Management trends in Oil & Gas Industry » Importance of Proactive Master Data Maintenance in SAP SCM Support. Analysis showed that around 70-80% of issues faced in support could be classified or could be attributed to incorrect Master Data Maintenance & triggered a thought process of "Importance of Proactive Master Data Maintenance".

Reshoring Optimism, But Not Much Else


Although, long term, reshoring makes sense for some, at the end of the day, what reshoring does is remind executives at manufacturing companies to look at the long term, then decide what is best for the company. Reshoring Optimism Abound, However, Let’s Look at the Data Now.

Welcome 2019

Supply Chain Shaman

The teams in these seats did not experience the down market in 2007 or the start of the market run in 2009. Machine learning will redefine master data management. Digital Manufacturing Success. Telematics and outside-in data redefines transportation. Welcome to a new year.

Supply Chain Disruptions: A Survival Guide - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

2009: H1N1 Outbreak in Mexico. They develop a system called "Risk Engine" which incorporates 100-year flood data, geological and geopolitical data, site incident data, supplier performance and so on so they can predict the magnitude of disruptions. NAVIGATE. Basics.

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.

6 ways to improve warehouse productivity

6 River Systems

Implement the right software Software is the backbone of many companies today, automating manual processes and analyzing data better and faster than humans can. That said, many companies have data that exists in silos, making it difficult to analyze data from multiple sources.

Visibility in Transportation Management Leads to Supply Chain Excellence

Talking Logistics

Access to data in single system eliminates data gathering and streamlines analysis. Automation and Visibility reduce errors on shipment data and allow for proactive management to reduce expedited costs.

What is an Outside-In Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

The flow of supplies, finished goods and information is widely distributed, presenting significant challenges across a manufacturer’s entire supply chain network of customers, suppliers and logistics providers. Mergers and acquisitions, increased competition, wider fluctuations in the availability and costs of raw materials, reduced demand and supply predictability, and dispersed assets further add to the broad array of challenges manufacturers face when planning their operations.

Supply Chain Management:Utility of iPads on Shop Floor

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Industrial Manufacturing. Cloud & Big Data. 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. December 2009. November 2009. October 2009. September 2009.

Green Supply Chain Management - Infosys Blogs

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Industrial Manufacturing. Cloud & Big Data. 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. Hence Lean manufacturing contributes to the Green environment. December 2009. October 2009.

This Week in Logistics News (June 10-14, 2013)

Talking Logistics

The bottom line is that we’re living in the Big Data era, and in many cases actively enabling it by opting into loyalty programs and sharing info (sometimes too much) on social networks, so expectations of privacy are arguably different today than in the past.

The End of a Fairy Tale

Supply Chain Shaman

When you run the graphs, there is marked difference for these companies that begins to appear in 2009. To minimize costs, supply chain teams of manufacturing leaders have designed the value network to absorb this volatility. You can also request this data from the SCI Community.

Supply Chain Management:Oracle based Demand to Deliver.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Industrial Manufacturing. Cloud & Big Data. Rajeev Ranjan , Global Practice Head, Oracle Practice in Manufacturing Vertical, Infosys Limited. December 2009. November 2009. October 2009. September 2009. August 2009. July 2009. June 2009. May 2009. April 2009. March 2009. February 2009. January 2009. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries.

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

Talking Logistics

More data points this week confirming what we already know: demand for freight transportation is weak, which is leading carriers to cut back on capacity. Global trade volumes fell for the first time since 2009 by 1.7

Information Driven Innovation in Supply Chain - Infosys Blogs

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Industrial Manufacturing. Cloud & Big Data. Rakhi Makad , Industry Principal, Information Transformation, Manufacturing Unit, Infosys. December 2009. November 2009. October 2009. September 2009. August 2009. July 2009. June 2009. May 2009. April 2009. March 2009. February 2009. January 2009. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries.

BASF: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

At the same time we built a strong innovation culture and expanded our expertise across various disciplines, including mathematicians and data scientists, to reach the next maturity level. I worked in Hong Kong for 4 years during 2009 to 2013. BASF creates chemistry.

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. The source data for the analysis is public reporting of balance sheet and income statements.

Supply Chain Management:How to make Preventive Maintenance a.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Industrial Manufacturing. Cloud & Big Data. I started my career as a maintenance engineer in a leading paint manufacturing company in India. After working in software industry and SAP APO, when I look back, I feel compelled to compare the way we execute our support projects with the way we executed preventive maintenance in typical manufacturing industry. Ensuring data accuracy in the planning system is like maintaining basic hygiene. December 2009.

Supply Chain Management:How to make Preventive Maintenance a.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Industrial Manufacturing. Cloud & Big Data. Similarly errors can occur in master data area that affects SNP and PPDS planning. Similarly possible errors in terms of master and transactional data can be considered based on the past experience or thought through. Periodic data check processes with data checker tools and templates can be built to capture possible data issues. December 2009. November 2009. October 2009.

Minerva on track with Slim4

Supply Chain Movement

The assortment of the Belgian bicycle manufacturer and wholesaler Minerva is growing considerably. Since CEO Peter Bruggeman took over the company in 2009, the number of SKUs increased from 3,000 to 7,000. [This article is brought to you by Slimstock].

Unleashing the Potential of Blockchain in the Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

“First implemented in 2009,” reports Michael Moore ( @notTHEmikemoore ), “the technology consists of ‘blocks’ that hold batches of timestamped transactions, with each block linked to the previous one through cryptography, thus forming a chain.”[2] With increasing globalization, manufacturers already struggle to manage working with vendors in different time zones, speaking different languages and dealing with different global regulations.

Key Factors to Consider When Planning and Designing Warehouses

Logistics Bureau

Since I first published this article back in 2009, warehouse design principles haven’t altered that much, but as we received many comments, including requests for more information, I figured it might be a good idea to expand on the original piece.

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


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. In the last year, a new dynamic has begun to reshape the freight industry.

How Logistics Workforce should change in Industry 4.0


Specifically, technology is already replacing human in doing repetitive tasks in major industries like manufacturing, transportation, logistics, etc. As technology can excel human in data analytics and mathematical solving, it can and will replace jobs in that aspect.

Supply Chain Management:Leveraging Social Media for Improving.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Industrial Manufacturing. Cloud & Big Data. In this context, the social media can be leveraged effectively to analyze customer data and achieve more insight on forecasting, planning, scheduling and inventory management. Social media helps in bringing real time data in terms of the percentage likes or dislikes posted by users of a social media site. Also, there are some more points to look at before using the social media data. December 2009. May 2009.

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.

This Week in Logistics News (July 22-26, 2013)

Talking Logistics

On the technology front, Oracle introduced this week Oracle In- Memory Logistics Command Center , which provides “the means to perform rapid simulations and what-if analyses of your logistics network using real-world operational data, rules and constraints.”

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


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 2009 it lost two-thirds of their sales – and lost money for four years in a row.