What Freight Brokers Should Expect in 2015

Cerasis

2014 was a dynamic year for shipping and freight, and 2015 might present us with some surprising changes as well. One month in, here are our predictions for freight brokers in 2015: Manufacturing Comes Home. Companies have shifted manufacturing outside of North America , and shipping has been consolidated to large, central import locations. Manufacturing and shipping points might be more decentralized, with smaller loads originating in more places all over the country.

20 Manufacturing Blogs Every Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Distribution, and Logistics Professional Should Read

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If you are a regular reader of the Cerasis blog, you know our goal is to educate and inform those in the manufacturing, supply chain, distribution, logistics, and transportation space with best practices, trends, and industry news so that we can create a community of people. This community would not exist if it were not for manufacturing being the core of the other industries. . 20 Manufacturing Blogs You Need to Be Reading. Manufacturing manufacturing blogs

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Supply Chain Spotlight on Mexico: Takeaways from Logistic Summit & Expo 2015

Talking Logistics

As I wrote last October, all signs point to Mexico playing a greater role in supply chains , as companies across a variety of industries grow their presence in the country, either manufacturing in Mexico or growing their supplier base there. The post Supply Chain Spotlight on Mexico: Takeaways from Logistic Summit & Expo 2015 appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Skillfully Managing Manufacturing Reshoring Projects

Cerasis

There’s more involved in successfully reshoring a foreign manufacturing operation back to the U.S. Reshoring is a hot topic in manufacturing. These “Bring Manufacturing Back” initiatives have many moving parts and require careful planning and execution and very skillful project management. location and the best facility for manufacturing are key components to the overall success of the program. Transferring a manufacturing line from one location back to the U.S.

The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015

Cerasis

7 of the Best Freight Shipping Events to Attend in 2015. Check out some of the country’s top freight shipping conferences and events for the rest of 2015: Can innovative technology, new business models and eCommerce re-boot the business of logistics? The 3PL Summit is North America’s largest and most high-level gathering of logistics executives and their manufacturer and retailer supply chain counterparts.

Q&A: American Manufacturer, UCan Zippers, Shows Pride, Quality, and Commitment to American Manufacturing

Cerasis

In that interview we mentioned that he would visit Made In USA Zipper manufacturer, UCan Zippers to film a video documenting the company's commitment to American Manufacturing for nearly 30 years. Why are we having an interview with an American Manufacturer on a logistics blog, you ask? Almost everything you touch, see, use, have fun with, was made by a manufacturing company. Further, most likely, that object made by a manufacturer was brought to you on a truck.

4 Key Trends to Watch in Smart Manufacturing and Supply Chain

Cerasis

The advancements in 3D printing and 'Additive Manufacturing,' coupled with supply chain efficiencies, could make distributed manufacturing a reality, ushering in the era of smart manufacturing. The Continual Coverage and Now Reality of Smart Manufacturing with 3D Printing. I remember reading an MIT paper on manufacturing technology trends a couple of years ago. It had a fascinating mention of " Additive Manufacturing " (AM) and how it could be a game changer.

The New JDA: Focused on the 3PL Industry (Takeaways from FOCUS 2015 Conference)

Talking Logistics

That’s how JDA Software’s CEO, Baljit Dail, summarized the feedback he was getting from customers and partners at FOCUS 2015 , the company’s user conference held last month in Orlando, FL, which had more than 2,000 attendees from 30 countries. The post The New JDA: Focused on the 3PL Industry (Takeaways from FOCUS 2015 Conference) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. “It feels like a new JDA.”.

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5 Most Popular Freight Blog Posts of 2015…So Far

Cerasis

We've already hit 3 of our 5 main categories by featuring the most popular blogs for the logistics blog posts, manufacturing blog posts, and supply chain blog posts. So with all of that said, the most popular freight blog posts written in 2015 and that have received the most views so far echo what we saw with the previous blog posts: trends and changes in the industry we all must be aware of in order to maximize our shipping practices. What Freight Brokers Should Expect in 2015.

31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats

Cerasis

Motivations and Stats on the State of Reshoring in 2015. 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. manufacturers hurried to produce off-shore, believing significant cost reductions and huge profits would follow. Manufacturing reshoring

Two Million Vacant Manufacturing Jobs by 2025…How Can We Tackle the Skills Gap?

Cerasis

Approximately 60 percent of today's unfilled manufacturing jobs are due to a shortage of applicants with sufficient proficiency in science, technology, engineering, and math ( STEM ) skills. This estimate is according to responses provided by 83 percent of the manufacturing executives who participated in a survey conducted as part of an industry study by the Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte Consulting LLP. capacity to keep pace with needs of manufacturing.

Lean Manufacturing: Is it Really Worth It? 16 Big Benefits Say, “Yes.”

Cerasis

Customer expectations of reliable quality and rapid delivery forces today’s manufacturers to either shorten cycle times or lose business. There are multiple good models for lean manufacturing operations. Who Needs Lean Manufacturing? A company in need of lean manufacturing practices tends to be easy to identify, typically displaying multiple of the following symptoms of operational deficiency: Inventory amasses in buffer stocks. Manufacturing lean manufacturing

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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. This series’s aim is to educate on what we see coming down the pipeline in the world of manufacturing. in 2015, 3.9%

Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015

Cerasis

There’s been a lot of progress made in the steel industry in general and here are some of the tips and tricks to expect from the steel fabrication industry for 2015: Buying Equipment. 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.

6 Questions To Ask 3rd Party Logistics Companies for 2015 and Beyond

Cerasis

Fortunately, selecting a 3PL for 2015 and beyond can be broken down into six specific questions. Purchases made through e-commerce stores do not necessarily need to enter the brick-and-mortar distribution model, and therefore, your consumers should have the option of shipping directly to physical location from you, the original manufacturer.

A Healthy Dose of Chips: Supply Chain Lessons for Life Sciences at the 2015 Pharmaceutical Innovation in Manufacturing Summit

Kinaxis

by Melissa Clow A quick post to let our readers know that we’ll be at the 2015 Pharmaceutical Innovation in Manufacturing Summit (PIMS). This year’s event will be held at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel, London, February 10-11, 2015. The post A Healthy Dose of Chips: Supply Chain Lessons for Life Sciences at the 2015 Pharmaceutical Innovation in Manufacturing Summit appeared first on The 21st Century Supply Chain.

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. The Internet’s large-scale global penetration has spawned an increasingly large number of technology and web-savvy consumers, creating a huge opportunity for both industrial manufacturers and their end customers.

5 Most Popular Manufacturing Blog Posts of 2015…So Far

Cerasis

Those 5 key categories are: Logistics, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Freight, and Transportation. For the Manufacturing Blog Posts, we saw a bit of a deviation from that starting trend. For these manufacturing blog posts, it seems that technology, future trends, and a focus on manufacturing process improvement was the focus. If you want to read all of the manufacturing blog posts on our blog, check out the manufacturing blog category here. .

Unwrapping production: How to transform packaging manufacturing

DELMIA Quintiq

To meet consumers’ increasing appetite for choice, Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) manufacturers develop a huge amount of Stock Keeping Units (SKUs). This has a direct impact on packaging manufacturers who now need to find ways to cope with more diverse demand. The packaging industry is one of intense competition, so individual manufacturers have to keep up. As a result, most packaging manufacturers struggle with delivery reliability and high inventory levels.

Top Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015

Cerasis

We continue our series on the most read articles from the Cerasis blog for 2015 today by featuring any of the blogs in the transportation management or transportation categories. . We've already listed the top 10 manufacturing articles, the top 10 supply chain articles, and yesterday, the top 10 logistics articles. We will then conclude the 5 main categories by featuring the top 10 freight articles of 2015.

Most Read Manufacturing Articles of 2015

Cerasis

It is that time of year again where we feature the most viewed articles on the Cerasis blog in each of the six main categories we write about: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation Management, and Freight. . We will list the articles based on the number of views, featuring the top 10 from each of these 6 categories that were published in 2015. In 2015, we have already published 232 articles in several different categories.

What is DFMA (Design for Manufacture and Assembly) Analyses And How Can It Reduce Supply Chain Costs?

Cerasis

Editor's Note: First of all, you may ask yourself, "Why is a 3PL who helps manufacturers with transportation management efficiency be talking about manufacturing efficiency?" The reason, is that we don't only want to provide content about transportation management, although we do right a lot about that, but we also want to give our customers and potential customers, who are primarily manufacturers, other ways they might gain efficiency. Manufacturing Analysis.

3 Reasons Continuous Innovation is Vital for Manufacturers, Shippers, and Businesses Alike

Cerasis

Throughout the course of business, business owners, who may be in the manufacturing, retail, or in another industry, find themselves focusing on innovation. In fact, the annual ChainLink Research Study found innovation to be the top focus for those involved in the manufacturing community. If your business has not taken advantage of the improvements in technology, skill, design, or manufacturing, your business has already started down the path towards failure.

Where Are All the Women? Gender Gap in Manufacturing

Kinaxis

A recent report by the APICS Supply Chain Council shows if you’re in the manufacturing business, probably not very many. Their latest report, Minding the Manufacturing Gender Gap: How manufacturers can get their fair share of talented women , produced in conjunction with the Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte , explores why manufacturing is struggling when it comes to narrowing the gender gap. Those are the ways manufacturing can mind the skills gap.

Stop the Single Customer Mindset: Modern Ways to Promote a Manufacturing Business

Cerasis

Editor's Note: This is a quick primer on the things small to medium size manufacturing companies can follow to promote their business. We write content for manufacturers and those around the supply chain industry in logistics, transportation, and more. Manufacturing: With Running a Manufacturing Business.There is A Lot to Focus On. For manufacturers, it is never a good idea to stay in the single-customer mindset. Manufacturing Marketing

EXCHAiNGE 2015

Supply Chain Movement

EXCHAiNGE 2015. Date: 25-26 June 2015. The elements of EXCHAiNGE 2015. >> Learn more about the formats of EXCHAiNGE 2015…. The six themes of EXCHAiNGE 2015. Social Manufacturing. Events Conference digitization EXCHAiNGE Frankfurt am Main gamification Germany Holm real-time practice risk management social manufacturing supply chain Venue: House of Logistics & Mobility (HOLM), Frankfurt am Main (DE). Organiser: Huss-Verlag.

LogiMed 2015

Supply Chain Movement

LogiMed 2015. Date: 17-19 November 2015. LogiMed is the must attend event for heads of supply chain and logistics from the world’s leading medical device manufacturers as they look to achieve commercial and supply chain excellence. Events Anton van den Boggart Baxter Chris Hagen Filip Herremans Geraldine Lissalde Bonnet GS1 Halyard Health Hospira Isabela Furtado KCI Medical LogiMed medical device manufacturers Novotel Amsterdam Philippe Francois Terumo BCT WBR

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The missing link in automotive contract manufacturing

DELMIA Quintiq

Fulfilling this multi-faceted demand has become a major challenge for car manufacturers, who have to deal not only with countless models and colors but also with an ever-increasing range of features and options. Volatile customer demand can be bridged by making use of contract manufacturers. Contract manufacturing (CM) is a feasible way to add capacity and flexibility without investing in new facilities. The addition of a contract manufacturer provokes uncertainty.

5 Global Transportation Themes to Look Out for in 2015

Talking Logistics

Here are five to look for in 2015. In a situation where a manufacturer is attempting to figure out a disruption response, it can take a microscopic view of the state of business and identify the most critical product and the best option to deliver it from. In 2015, if a shipper has 16 business units integrating with the same carrier, they should no longer operate as separate units but as one pooled resource to improve overall buying power and leverage.

7 Tips to Collect Your Freight Brokerage, Manufacturing, & Supply Chain Accounts Receivables

Cerasis

Freight brokers , manufacturers, and those in the supply chain know as well as anyone that problems with accounts receivable can lead to anything from simple annoyance to a serious business-killing disaster. Business Advice Freight Broker Info Manufacturing Supply Chain freight brokerage

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

Cerasis

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. We encourage our audience to visit The Catavolt Blog for more relevant posts about mobility in manufacturing for best practices, tips, and great industry insights. Logistics Manufacturing Technology Transportation internet of things

Contract Manufacturing

SCM Research

How does contract manufacturing work? The following figure illustrates this. Practice Globalization Image Relationship Supply Chain Management Theory

[e-Book] The Future Of Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing: How Technology Is Transforming Industries

Cerasis

The logistics, manufacturing, supply chain, and transportation industries are going through a time of rapid and unprecedented transformation. In this e-Book, we will explore emerging technologies and applications which will forever change the industries of manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, and transportation forever. We will cover the following topics: Manufacturing Technology Changes. The Future of Our Industry Is Now.

Best 10 Blogs Posts From 2015

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater As you enjoy your downtime over the holidays, here are a few of our best blogs from 2015 to check off your reading list. It has become additive manufacturing. The post Best 10 Blogs Posts From 2015 appeared first on The 21st Century Supply Chain. So grab your favorite holiday drink of choice and read on! We look forward to continuing to bring you interesting and engaging content in the New Year! Technology and the Supply Chain: What Does the Future Hold?

This Week in Logistics News (May 25-29, 2015)

Talking Logistics

March 2015 North American Freight Numbers. Last November, JDA Software and IBM announced a “new integrated offering [that] will provide retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers with intelligent sourcing, fulfillment and order management capabilities.” Here are some excerpts from the press release: Nexternal provides an omni-channel commerce platform that serves manufacturers, distributors and retailers. billion in March 2015…Year-over-year, the value of U.S.-NAFTA

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