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This Week in Logistics News (August 4-8, 2014)

Talking Logistics

The bodega and building as it appears today (source: Google Maps). ARI and Fidelitone Logistics Partner to Deliver Unified eCommerce and Supply Chain Solutions. The post This Week in Logistics News (August 4-8, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015

Cerasis

Now is the Time for Manufacturing to Look at Logistics Efficiency. By adopting a logistics efficiency management approach, logistics related costs as a percentage of sales drops to 4% to 7% depending on industry sector. Manufacturing manufacturing tips

[Infographic] The Power of 3D Printing in Manufacturing: An Illustrated Guide

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: We love talking about and reporting on technology which effects and also makes the lives’ of manufacturing companies much better. It was not until the 2010s that additive manufacturing became more widespread. Laminated Object Manufacturing.

Distribution Logistics

LeanCor

Distribution logistics includes a wide range of activities. Distribution logistics helps businesses redesign their customer service organization and its processes. Another area of expertise in distribution logistics is warehouse management.

Inbound Logistics

LeanCor

Planning a Lean Inbound Logistics Strategy. At LeanCor, we refer to our inbound logistics solutions as lean logistics engineering. With lean inbound logistics processes, y ou can control what parts to receive, when to receive them, and in what quantity.

Fresh food logistics: A better approach with optimization

Quintiq

According to online sources, a total of seven regions in France are supplying 6,500 tonnes of oysters per year to the whole of Europe. With this in mind, time is certainly money when it comes to the delivery of oysters – and all fresh food logistics, basically.

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Raise a Toast to Digital Business!

Supply Chain Shaman

Manufacturing is core to the middle class and a healthy economy. At the end of 2014, many leaders that I work with are preparing their 2015 strategies. The word digital is everywhere in their presentations– digital path to purchase, digital agriculture, and digital manufacturing.

How to boost relationships between shippers and 3PLs

Quintiq

With growing consumer expectations for faster delivery, shippers are expecting value-added logistics services from 3PL operators. This increases the urgency for 3PLs to leverage on the best market trends to increase logistics flexibility. Transport & Logistics

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Do No Harm…

Supply Chain Shaman

Recently, I spoke to a major European retailer that lost 5% of their grocery revenues to Amazon in the first quarter of 2014. These tools allow us to look at sell, source, make, and deliver together. The greatest gap is in the design of supplier and manufacturing networks.

Use these management strategies to build a great supply chain…

The Network Effect

If we look holistically from an overall supply network perspective, there are 5 high-level business functions per the SCOR model including Plan, Source, Make, Deliver and Return.

Why the supply chain should be more social

The Network Effect

As a result, when tragedy strikes like an earthquake affecting Japan or flooding rains overwhelming Bangkok, automakers and electronics manufacturers are unable to identify which of the suppliers upstream in their value chain may have been impacted.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Whether you''re a manufacturing company in China, a sourcing agent in London or a world''s leading company in Silicon Valley, we''re all in a global supply chain networks. However, commonly used KPIs used by supply chain executives are usually focused on logistics performance (e.g.,

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Supply Chain Planning

LeanCor

Written by Michael Burchett, Lean Logistics Specialist at LeanCor. For example, an automotive manufacturer may be dedicated to the operating principle of leveled flow. Another manufacturer may only sell dealerships what they ask for.

Supply chain agility: How big is your gap?

Quintiq

In my experience, the key to being ‘velcro’ or ‘agile’ lies in decoupling your resources from specific sources of demand. Are you a large logistics service provider with many customers? I think you’ll agree that supply chain efficiency is no longer a differentiator.

Reshoring Or Not, What is Manufacturing? 4 Questions to Ponder with Real American Manufacturers

Cerasis

We recommend you get in touch with him if you'd like an expert to guide you to the next level in your manufacturing business. . Reshoring Or Not, Let's Get Back to the Basics of What is Manufacturing. What is Manufacturing? These manufacturers are called Subcontractors.

Bonus: Top 11 thru 20 Most Popular Manufacturing Blog Posts

Cerasis

Yesterday we had said we concluded our most popular blog posts by category for the blog posts written from our major categories for 2014. We featured out of our 200 plus blog posts in 2014, over 50 blog posts in the manufacturing category. Manufacturing manufacturing blog posts

How the cloud and counterfeiting are affecting the pharmaceutical supply chain

The Network Effect

Number 3: Optimized Execution in Operations, Logistics, and Distributions. Pharmaceuticals manufacturers now realize that integrating upwards of 100 contract manufacturers in different regions into their core ERP would take several years.

Supply Chain’s New World Order: How Companies can go from From Good To Great

The Network Effect

As today’s practitioners know, supply networks appear to be straightforward on the surface, using normalizations such as SCOR’s Plan, Source, Make, Deliver and Return.

All Signs Point to Mexico Playing a Greater Role in Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

It’s one of the most common questions I get these days from third-party logistics providers (3PLs), especially this time of the year as they’re finalizing their strategies for 2015 and beyond. The study highlights the opportunity for 3PLs this way: The growth of logistics services plays a crucial role in rendering Mexico’s businesses cost competitive as compared with similar ventures globally. Significantly INCREASE our manufacturing, sourcing, or operations in Mexico.

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Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

Manufacturing systems and regulatory compliance are considered to be very complex, coupled with the limited number suppliers due to the high barriers to entry. Moreover, the aircraft manufacturers have to do whatever it takes to win the order long before the commencement of production.

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. Manufacturing manufacturing trends

The Messy Reality of Cross-Border E-commerce (Thoughts on UPS Acquiring i-parcel)

Talking Logistics

While omnichannel retailing is in the spotlight these days, lurking in the shadows is another big challenge and opportunity many retailers (and manufacturers looking to sell direct to consumers) have been struggling with for years: cross-border e-commerce.

Lars Syberg : “Taming Tigers’ supply chain is a real challenge”

Supply Chain Movement

Changes in demand and lack of visibility in logistics could easily create a bottleneck. I’m directly involved with inbound, outbound and warehousing as well as sourcing, most of which is done in the Far East.

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Can Your Inventory Control System Support Seasonal Demand?

LeanCor

Don’t be fooled by the scary mask – it is possible through rigorous supply chain planning, a sufficient inbound and outbound logistics network, and a supporting inventory control system. Have you noticed? Halloween/All Saints Day/Dia de los Muertos is just around the corner!

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The Changing Face of Manufacturing: How US Manufacturers are Looking Homeward

Cerasis

This is the first post in a two part series on the “Changing Face of Manufacturing.” ” We have many manufacturing shipper customers, and we love to create content of value for them on such subjects as best practices in logistics or trends around the supply chain.

GM Supplier Factory Explosion: Thoughts on Supply Chain Visibility and Responsibility

Talking Logistics

Zhongron supplies aluminum alloy wheel hubs to another company, Citic Dicastal Wheel Manufacturing Co., In a statement on Sunday, GM was quick to note that it did not have a direct relationship with Zhongrong , which it described as a Tier 2 supplier, and added that Tier-1 suppliers such as Dicastal are “required to source from Tier-2 suppliers who must meet both in-country environment and safety standards as well as quality standards.”.

Near-Shoring Trend a Cause for Celebration and Concern for Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) & Air Carriers

BluJay Solutions

increase year on year as at January 2014 ) were tempered by a note of caution around the increasing trend towards near-shoring. But does the resurgence in near-shoring represent a true return to close-to-home manufacturing, demonstrating increasing protectionism?

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The Next Great Disruption Coming to Supply Chains

Kinaxis

3PL’s, Contract Manufacturing, Suppliers, Logistics providers…. Consumers used multiple devices, internet of things, etc, to check FGI (finished goods inventory) /sub-assembly and raw inventories, build plans, and sourcing options, as they are considering a purchase!

Multimodal 2015 – Advanced Supply Chain Management and Logistics for Cargo Owners

Supply Chain Movement

Date: 28 – 30 April 2014. Entering its eighth year, Multimodal has grown to become the UK and Ireland’s premier freight transport and logistics event. Exhibitors at Multimodal represent every logistics sector – road, rail, aviation, maritime, warehousing, storage services. In 2014, more than 7,000 high-calibre visitors attended. Manufacturers. To see the list of companies that visited in 2014, please click here. Multimodal 2015. Venue: NEC Birmingham.

Reshoring: New Day, False Dawn, or Something Else?

Supply Chain @ MIT

We’ve been hearing a lot lately about the return of industry from foreign shores to the US – commonly known as reshoring – and how prodigal companies are driving a manufacturing renaissance in America. What we are seeing are probably a few different manufacturing location decisions.

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Sustainability pays off, but it’s not always traceable

Supply Chain Movement

If nothing changes, food manufacturers who process these natural, renewable raw materials will soon face major problems. Starbucks is one company at the forefront of sourcing sustainably produced commodities.

Thow Back Thursday: First Solar case study ‘First Solar & Kinaxis Killed the Excel Star’. A video worth remembering

Kinaxis

Over 25 years of supply chain, customer service and warranty management experience, Shellie has a diverse industry background in contract manufacturing, aerospace including avionics, mechanical, repair and overhaul, global distribution, global contact centers and warranty management.

Modular production requires comprehensive optimization

Quintiq

New and innovative processes for modularization of production are putting both production and logistics structures to the test. The logistics professionals were eager to hear from Dr. Stephan Kessler, project engineer at Bayer Technology Services, Leverkusen.

Throw Back Thursday: Remembering ‘Meeting Customer Demand in a Complex Industry’ from Kinexions

Kinaxis

In this video hear, Gary Dietz, Manager, Global Logistics and Supply Integrated Supply Chain and Logistics, Kennametal, as he discusses the challenges his company faces in gaining full visibility of supply and demand, and in dealing with increasing supply chain volatility.

An Interview with Reshoring Initiative’s Harry Moser

CH Robinson Transportfolio

I’m speaking, of course, of the growing number of companies who are either making a choice to manufacture in America by never offshoring in the first place or moving manufacturing back to America from overseas. My ties to manufacturing date back to my grandfather.