The Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2014

Cerasis

Today, we kick off our annual year end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 7 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , 3PL , Business , Transportation , Freight. These will only contain posts written in 2014. Top Manufacturing Blog Posts for 2014.

Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

We continue our top blog posts of 2014 from our main categories today by focusing on something at Cerasis we are experts in : Logistics. We’ve already listed the top 10 manufacturing blog posts and the top 10 supply chain blog posts last week. Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014.

The Most Popular 16 Transportation Blog Posts from 2014

Cerasis

We trudge on with our top posts from our main blog categories by page view for all of 2014 from the Cerasis blog by featuring another area Cerasis is an expert in: Transportation. Top 16 Most Popular Transportation Blog Posts of 2014.

[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.

Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015

Cerasis

Now is the Time for Manufacturing to Look at Logistics Efficiency. Manufacturing seems heading for a long awaited comeback. The post Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015 appeared first on Freight Logistics Company | Cerasis.

Peak Time or Holiday Shipping: Strategies & Tips to Stay Sane, Mitigate Extra Costs, & Keep Customers Happy

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is our second post in a two part series about how to get your logistics and transportation practices in order in time for holiday shipping or peak season crunches. Holiday shipping time also bring customers that ship primarily for this season.

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

Talking Logistics

XPO Logistics Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results. Free shipping? The post This Week in Logistics News (November 3-7, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. I’m off to a CSCMP New England Roundtable Executive Breakfast to discuss (what else!)

This Week in Logistics News (July 28 – August 1, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Reports 2014 Second-quarter Results. Here are some details from the press release: New Breed had revenue of approximately $597 million and adjusted EBITDA of approximately $77 million for the trailing 12 months ended June 30, 2014. .

This Week in Logistics News (October 6-10, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Next week, I’ll be speaking at the Ryder Innovate Forum in Chicago and the Elemica reveal 2014 conference in Frankfurt. August 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). August 2014 freight shipments were up 3.8

This Week in Logistics News (July 14-18, 2014)

Talking Logistics

At the center of Atlas’ product line is Atlas Exchange, a secure document exchange providing a “connect-once, access-all” network, securely linking retailers, manufacturers, suppliers and logistics service providers.

Avoid These Parcel Shipping Mistakes to Reap Big Benefits

BluJay Solutions

What if I told you I could help your company save thousands of dollars in parcel shipping costs? In the webcast we covered five of Rob’s top 10 mistakes, which were based on Rob’s recent article in PARCEL Magazine , “Top 10 Mistakes Parcel Shippers Continue to Make in 2014.”

Can You Take the Risk?

Supply Chain Shaman

Local regulations, fair labor, variability in shipping lanes, new materials, outsourced manufacturing and faster product development cycles are all contributing to the pain. The financial stability of contract manufacturers and third-party logistics firms is a growing risk.

Which Metrics Matter? Interview with Philippe Lambotte

Supply Chain Shaman

We are currently mapping the progress of all public manufacturing, distribution and retail companies on three factors: Strength: Year-over-year improvement on operating margin and inventory turns for the past six years.

Judging Supply Chain Improvement: Campbell Soup Case Study

Supply Chain Shaman

Our approach simply breaks accountabilities and goals across the areas of Manufacturing, Logistics/Network Optimization and Ingredients/Packaging. The good news is that the team was aware of the results and feel that they have righted the ship in 2014.

Holiday Logistics: 5 Things Any Shipper Can do Now in the Warehouse or DC to Plan & Stay Competitive

Cerasis

2014 is coming to a close and as we herald in the New Year, shippers (manufacturers, retailers, and distribution centers) around the country are busy gearing up for the holiday season and have holiday logistics best practices on the brain.

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Getting Down to Brass Tacks: Can We Really Collaborate?

Supply Chain Shaman

Consumers became more loyal to retail brands, and retailers increased the number of products manufactured and marketed as house brands. It needs to be an accurate signal reflecting real-time changes as orders are shipped throughout the day.

Throwing Down the Gauntlet

Supply Chain Shaman

“The idea of the value chain is based on the process view of organizations, the idea of seeing a manufacturing (or service) organisation as a system, made up of subsystems each with inputs, transformation processes and outputs. ” Institute for Manufacturing, 2013. __.

Freight Classification Errors, Re-Weighs, & Other Common Freight Adjustments Are Eating Your Bottom Line’s Lunch

Cerasis

LTL shipping, much like any industry with so many moving parts, can be a bit tricky from time to time. The shipment’s NMFC code establishes the carrier’s shipping charges. This is even more especially true if the shipper only ships a few different commodities.

Big calculations, inspiring presentations: Highlights from #GartnerSCC

Quintiq

Just 10 years ago, supply chain management was a relatively obscure function that was usually parked under manufacturing. Quintiq (@Quintiq) September 10, 2014. Quintiq (@Quintiq) September 10, 2014. Participants as the role of a planner in our 10-task shipping challenge.

Redesign to Improve Value: A Case Study of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

In prestige beauty and nutritional supplements, the cost to ship the product is minuscule. We produce there because the regulations say that you need to manufacture there to sell there. This week, I will speak at Llamasoft’s conference on improving supply chain network design.

6 maps that explain global supply chains

The Network Effect

Asia’s increasingly dominate role in manufacturing is evident here. #4 5 World Shipping Routes. Nicholas Rapp made this image of global shipping routes, which have become especially important since the invention of the shipping container. #6

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Stasis

Supply Chain Shaman

In my work at Clorox we were starting to ship to Walmart using Retail Link. Companies are shipping fewer and fewer cases using VMI processes. Ironically, while it is connected to the outside world, it is not well-connected to the manufacturer’s enterprise systems.

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How to boost relationships between shippers and 3PLs

Quintiq

This is due to the diversification in the production schemes of manufacturers. So, a lot of manufacturers require 3PLs to agree to service levels that are challenging for large operations. There is certainly high potential for both 3PLs and manufacturers to become more efficient.

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Learning to Speak the Language of Demand

Supply Chain Shaman

For example, in a hospital, it is the translation of usage in a procedure to hospital order to a distributor and the translation of that usage to an order for a manufacturer. For the translation of a purchase of Aleve at a retail outlet store to Bayer, the manufacturer is 60 days. As the long tail (small orders shipped with low-frequency) of the supply chain grows, demand latency increases and there is a greater need for demand sensing technologies. New shoes feel awkward.

Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #1 Offshoring without getting the full picture

Kinaxis

Over the years, working for and with numerous manufacturing companies, I’ve seen many supply chain practices that cost companies money. These high fuel costs impact the shipping lines too and those costs will get passed on to you. by John Westerveld.

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. Work with your broker to see if you can get priority on unloading the ship and inland transport.

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Drop Shipping: A Perfect Fit for Supply Chain Operating Networks

Talking Logistics

As reported last month by Jennifer Smith in the Wall Street Journal , “A growing number of retailers are relying on suppliers to ship online orders directly to customers, a strategy they hope will help them compete with e-commerce rivals without spending more on inventory.

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

Trends—June 2014

Inbound Logistics

Port of Los Angeles targets $3 billion for infrastructure investment; Montreal-based Fednav uses drones to scout shipping conditions; U.S. manufacturing renaissance faces a skilled labor shortage; Apple tops Gartner’s Top 25 Supply Chain list for the seventh consecutive year

Why a network model makes sense for today’s automotive suppliers

The Network Effect

Supply chain organizations within the automotive supplier industry contribute to manufacturing excellence in many ways, including quality, cost, and delivery to their OEM and subsystem customer base. Ship according to a latest set of transportation routing instructions.

Five Major Changes Happening Right Now in Industrial Distribution

The Network Effect

Experience also includes mobile, order history, personalization, workflow management system, and free shipping and returns. Your customers would go direct to these manufacturers and cut the distribution link out of the supply chain.

The 12 Most Popular Freight Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

We conclude our “Most Popular” Blog posts series, where we have been giving you the most viewed blog posts in 2014 from our main content categories. 2014 was surely a fun year of content on the Cerasis blog. The 12 Most Popular Freight Blog Posts from 2014.

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.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

As a logistics service provider, focusing on over-the-road surface transportation management solutions via technology and managed transportation services, we find the following information on the history of shipping containers of great significance to the logistics and supply chain community at large. There are two ways to view the History of Shipping Containers. Below, you can also view the history of shipping containers in one infographic. Shipping between Europe, S.E.

31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats

Cerasis

Many off-shore manufacturers have returned to the U.S., Those changes, along with high costs of transporting materials and finished goods to and from overseas locations, make the value of reshoring likely to become a compelling financial reality for many manufacturers.

How Retail Must Transform in 2014: An NRF Preview

Supply Chain Nation

As you prepare to head out to The Big Show at NRF, I thought it would be good to take a quick look back at the issues that shaped retail in 2013, what trends I see impacting retail in 2014, and what sessions at NRF might give you a leg up in tackling these issues.

Lost in Translation-Incorporating Consumer Demand into your Supply Chain

The Network Effect

One example of this is the sharing of POS information between retailers and manufacturers. The problem is that product flows from particular manufacturing plants through particular DCs and into particular stores.