Global Manufacturing Outlook 2013

SCM Research

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Manufacturing Outlook 2013 , written on behalf of KPMG, is out now. In sum, the report highlights the importance of supply chain management for manufacturers. It is based on an international survey of more than 300 senior executives from five industries. The report demonstrates that competitive advantage can be secured by enhancing supply chain networks for efficiency and innovation.

This Week in Logistics News (August 19-23, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Manhattan Associates Launches 2013 Inventory Optimization Release. Con-way Manufacturing, SmartTruck Systems and Kevin Rutherford Unveil State-of-the-Art Trailer. Tweet The post This Week in Logistics News (August 19-23, 2013) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Top 10 Talking Logistics Episodes of 2013

Talking Logistics

Over the course of the year, I’ve hosted 40 episodes on a variety of industry topics, and my guests have included supply chain and logistics executives from leading manufacturing and retail companies, professors from leading academic institutions, executives from third party logistics (3PL) and technology companies, and authors. Tweet The post Top 10 Talking Logistics Episodes of 2013 appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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

Talking Logistics

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. “Half the countries in the world have an even number of chickens.”

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

Talking Logistics

No time to waste this Friday, so let’s go straight to the news… Manhattan Associates Reports Record Second Quarter 2013 Revenue and Earnings. Ryder Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results.

This Week in Logistics News (May 13-17, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Descartes’ GLN, route planning and transportation management solutions and deep domain expertise can help our retail, distribution and manufacturing customers in managing their global and local inbound logistics and delivery operations.”. .

This Week in Logistics News (July 15-19, 2013)

Talking Logistics

SAP Announces Second Quarter and First Half Results 2013. industrial economy drove revenue and operating profit below expectations [in Q2 2013],” said the company in the press release. “In

How Many Slaves Are in Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

Coincidentally, at the Ariba LIVE 2013 conference yesterday, I attended a presentation by Justin Dillon, Founder and CEO of Made in a Free World , a nonprofit group that is “building a coalition of consumers, businesses, and governments to disrupt the system of slavery.”

SCM Best Paper Award Winners 2013 (2/2)

SCM Research

Second, the article The Competitive Determinants of a Firm’s Environmental Management Activities: Evidence from US Manufacturing Industries by Hofer, Cantor and Dai has won the Journal of Operations Management Jack Meredith Best Paper Award. The Competitive Determinants of a Firm’s Environmental Management Activities: Evidence from US Manufacturing Industries. Three more leading journals of our field have announced the winners of their best paper awards.

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This Week in Logistics News (April 15-19, 2013)

Talking Logistics

In the meantime… SAP Announces First Quarter 2013 Results. SAP reported that total revenues and net profit increased 7 percent and 17 percent, respectively, in Q1 2013 compared to Q1 2012.

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This Week in Logistics News (September 23-27, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Adrian Gonzalez (@talkinlogistics) September 24, 2013. Tweet The post This Week in Logistics News (September 23-27, 2013) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Tuesday night, I went to Staples with my daughter to buy some printer ink.

Top Warehouses in North America 2013

The Logistics of Logistics

auto manufacturing market melted down, I was conducting value stream mapping workshops at tier one suppliers (Magna, TRW, Yazaki, Johnson Controls, etc.). The post Top Warehouses in North America 2013 appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics. “The line between disorder and order lies in logistics…” Sun Tzu. The top warehouses in North America were recently profiled in a great article by the fine folks at Modern Material Handling. Back in 2008, just before the U.S.

This Week in Logistics News (October 14-18, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Onshoring: Manufacturers capitalise on goods ‘made in the USA’ ( Financial Times ). Decaying Bridges, Highways Raise Costs for Truckers, Manufacturers ( Wall Street Journal ). Years from now, when we look back at 2013, we might say this was the year where logistics truly became a strategic weapon for companies. Tweet The post This Week in Logistics News (October 14-18, 2013) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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

Talking Logistics

Cass Freight Index Report – January 2013. 2013 is off to a slow start for freight shipments, according to the Cass Freight Index Report for January. Tweet The post This Week in Logistics News (February 4-8, 2013) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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

Talking Logistics

Descartes Reports Fiscal 2013 Fourth Quarter and Annual Financial Results. Tweet The post This Week in Logistics News (March 4-8, 2013) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

As I highlighted in my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2013 , tablets and smartphones are quickly becoming the preferred computing platform for business professionals, which is why technology providers are designing and optimizing their applications for these devices.

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Helpful Hints for Apparel Manufacturers

Logility

The apparel industry uniquely combines the characteristics of make-to-stock manufacturing with consumer-driven fashion volatility which can lead to a forecasting nightmare.

CSCO Forum / 3PL Summit 2013

Supply Chain Movement

Date: 12-14 november 2013. Connect with 100+ senior supply chain executives from retailers and manufacturers and build your professional network. Key Topics to be Discussed at the 2013 CSCO Forum. Here is a selection of supply chain executives that will be sharing their insight in 2013: Dino Rocos, Operations Director & Management Board Member, John Lewis. Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum/ 3PL Summit. Venue: Steigenberger Airport Hotel, Amsterdam.

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History of Logistics and Supply Chain Management - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

Forrester Effect : the problems that downstream raw material manufacturers cant catch up with the demand at upstream retailing level due to the lack of demand information. Lean Manufacturing : the concept originated by Toyota to reduce non value added activities. NAVIGATE. Basics.

7 Supply Chain Tips from Superheroes!

Supply Chain Opz

If you work in the manufacturing environment, multi-skill workforce is definitely something that you''re familiar with. Supply chain management is everywhere and even the superheroes can give you some lessons!

Building Business Case for Reshoring vs Offshoring

Supply Chain Opz

In the past couple of years, there are the increasing interest to bring manufacturing back to home country. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts. About. Copyright. Privacy. Blogroll. Building Business Case for Reshoring vs Offshoring.

7 Principles of Supply Chain Management Explained

Supply Chain Opz

For example, if you were a contract manufacturer in China, you might already have different logistics networks for different customers. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts. About. Copyright. Privacy. Blogroll. 7 Principles of Supply Chain Management Explained.

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

LeanCor

The seven types of waste in manufacturing are well known: overproduction, waiting, conveyance, processing, inventory, motion, and correction. Guiding Principles in Logistics and Supply Chain Management: Creating the Lean Fulfillment Stream.

7 Traits of Great Supply Chain Leader: A Case Study of Tim Cook

Supply Chain Opz

He also reduced the manufacturing cycle time, from 4 months down to 2 months. The value of supply chain management as a discipline has gained more and more recognition from the business communities.

Is Apple Supply Chain Really the No. 1? A Case Study

Supply Chain Opz

Some re-sellers may also distribute products from the competing manufacturers. Apple Inc is now a marketing company with no manufacturing facility but Amazon is a distributor of general merchandise. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts. About. Copyright. Privacy.

7 Myths of Supply Chain Management Busted! - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

For example, when company like Toyota chose to cut cost during the product design stage, the result is a faulty car and the legendary JIT manufacturing cant save them for this catastrophe. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts. About. Copyright. Privacy. Blogroll.

SCM Map Europe 2013-2014

Supply Chain Movement

Despite the economic malaise in Western Europe, multinationals are investing heavily in manufacturing and distribution in the eastern part of the continent. The Balkans are also an emerging manufacturing region for Europe. SCM Map Europe 2013.

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Third Party Logistics

LeanCor

The goal of a third party logistics provider should be to support the growing demands and complexities of its customer’s supply chain and do so in fashion that results in: Improvement of on-time delivery to the customer (whether that’s dealers, retailers, manufacturers, or consumers).

Logistics and Supply Chain

LeanCor

Manufacturing Lead Time: The amount of time it takes to send an order to production planning and for the goods to be manufactured and made available for shipping. Manufacturing Lead Time. What is “Total Lead Time” in Terms of Logistics and Supply Chain?

Ironies

Supply Chain Shaman

I can now transfer funds in hours, but the average Days of Payables for a manufacturer has increased 30 days over the last decade. (It Irony: the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning. . Dictionary.com. .

7 Rules of Fashion Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Opz

When QR strategy has become saturated, companies have to find the ways to differentiate themselves, some adopt ERP system, others adopt Just-in-Time manufacturing concept.

7 Factors of Solid Supply Chain Network Design

Supply Chain Opz

Location includes customers, suppliers, warehouse, manufacturing facilities, seaports, airports and so on. Due to the rapid acceleration of modern computing, supply chain optimization has become more prevalent than ever before. What''s is supply chain optimization anyway?

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5 Supply Chain Trends You Can’t Ignore (Takeaways from Accellos Conference)

Talking Logistics

I raised those questions in my keynote presentation last month at the Accellos Visions User Group 2013 conference. Why must 3PLs — as well as manufacturers, retailers, and distributors — think more strategically about talent management?

Origin of Logistics & Supply Chain Revealed! - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

Based on a historical perspective, they should be called collectively as "Logistics/Supply Chain" OR "Logistics and Supply Chain" because of many reasons as below, - Both terms share the same root in military operations (not one from military and the other from industrial/manufacturing context).

[INFOGRAPHIC] Manufacturing Innovation Hubs Revitalize American Manufacturing

Cerasis

Since 2011, the federal government focused on changing this paradigm and made American manufacturing a priority. Under the guidance of the Department of Commerce/NIST , they developed an infrastructure with dedicated funding to rebuild our manufacturing sector. manufacturing.”

Lean Warehousing

LeanCor

This is where we use the concept of “takt time,” used traditionally in manufacturing plants. to-business publication for executives and managers in global manufacturing companies. Lean Warehousing – From Paradox to Operational Excellence.

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Value Chain Analysis for Superior Supply Chain - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

One paper cites many lean manufacturing articles instead of Porters so conclusion can be drawn that its Value Stream Mapping. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts. About. Copyright. Privacy. Blogroll. Value Chain Analysis for Superior Supply Chain.