The Top 5 Manufacturing Blogs of 2016 …So Far

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We continue our series on the top 5 blogs in our 4 main categories ( Freight , Manufacturing , Logistics , and Supply Chain ). Our last post covered the Top 5 Logistics blogs of 2016. Today's post will cover the top 5 manufacturing blogs from 2016 so far. Top Manufacturing Blogs from the First Half of 2016 So Far. The manufacturing blogs category most top viewed blog posts from the first half of 2016 included several elements of manufacturing.

The 2016 State of Manufacturing Industry Trends: E-Commerce, Robotics, & Analytics

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At the onset of 2016, we identified key trends to watch for in manufacturing, and as the year draws to a close, it’s time for an evaluation of our predictions to discover the state of manufacturing. The State of Manufacturing: eCommerce, Analytics, and Robotics. E-Commerce Grew More Important in Manufacturing. E-commerce was expected to become the dominant player for manufacturers in 2016 through the following: Increasing share of aftermarket parts sales.

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2016 Supply Chain Trends: 7 of 12 Trends that Will Drive Supply Chain Management in 2016

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We kick off today a month-long focus on trends in the following categories: Manufacturing, Manufacturing Technology, Supply Chain, Logistics, and Transportation Management. We have already covered the top 6 trends for 2016 in manufacturing. 2016 Supply Chain Trends: The First 7 of 12. Today we will begin our two part series covering the 2016 supply chain trends we expect to see come to fruition in the next year.

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[e-Book] 2016 Trends in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, and Transportation Management

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The industries of manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, and transportation management, like much of the modern world, are seeing substantial change as new technologies come on board. Thanks to technology and the movement towards a “digital everything” mindset in the way business is done, many of the trends in this e-book focus on what would have seemed like impossible feats just a few years ago in the manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, and transportation management industries.

Supply Chains to Admire: 2016 Results

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This morning, we announced the Supply Chains to Admire Winners and Finalists for 2016. Similarly, industries like beverages, contract manufacturing, food, oil & gas, restaurants and fast food, and retail apparel have finalists, but no winners. Winners will be featured on the podcast Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights and at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit on September 7th-9th, 2016 in Scottsdale, AZ. Five months of analysis. Lots of heated debates.

Trends 2016: Manufacturing

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A couple of years ago, Jeff Dobbs, KPMG’s Global Sector Chair for Industrial Manufacturing, wrote, “The challenges of the past … Continued. The post Trends 2016: Manufacturing appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Artificial Intelligence Big Data Business Cognitive Computing digital enterprise Supply Chain Technology Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis

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The Industrial Internet of Things, Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Logistics: Where Are We & Where Are We Going?

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2016 - $7 billion. Furthermore, the IoT is directly linked to better risk management programs in manufacturing too, explains Industry Week. Fleet or transportation management is another aspect of manufacturing reaping the rewards of the IoT. Transportation management systems are evolving to include information before products were even shipped, such as manufacturing or warehousing data. Internet of Things Logistics Manufacturing Supply Chain Technology

Top Freight Blogs of 2016… So Far

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Today marks the official halfway point of 2016 and that means it's time for our "Top Posts for the first half of the year" annual event. We will feature our 5 main categories all week: Logistics , Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Transportation , and Freight. In modern manufacturing and transportation, savings are everything. What are your favorite Freight Blog Posts from the Cerasis blog for 2016?

Manufacturing Pulse Report 2016

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The manufacturing sector is in the midst of a period of great change. JDA’s Manufacturing Pulse report examining consumer industries has revealed that in the last 12 months, more than two-fifths (42%) of European adults have bought goods directly from a manufacturer. This shift to direct selling is making itself felt on manufacturers’ supply chains and their profitability. As omni-channel comes to the manufacturing sector, disruption will inevitably follow.

The 5 Benefits of Virtual Reality in Manufacturing

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In February 2016, Good Morning America brought virtual reality experiences to the masses as everyone went with “GMA on Safari,” reports Fortune magazine (video below). For manufacturers, virtual reality represents a major breakthrough in how products are created. Let’s take an in-depth look into the world of virtual reality, what’s holding it back, and why manufacturers are looking to virtual reality in manufacturing. How Does Virtual Reality Benefit Manufacturers?

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

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Editor's Note: This is a two part series featuring Chuck Intrieri, who along with providing excellent insights over at his industry leading The Lean Supply Chain blog, is also a consultant who works with companies for Cost Reduction, Supply Chain Optimization, Logistics, Manufacturing, and 3PL Selection. 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. . What is Manufacturing?

Manufacturers Should Focus on This Most Critical Component for Manufacturing Operations Excellence

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We conclude this two part series about manufacturing operations excellence by consultant Chuck Intrieri, by outlaying why manufacturers should focus on a critical component that will help sustain manufacturing operations excellence for years to come. What is Driving Sustainable Manufacturing Operations Excellence? What is the most important part of manufacturing? The most important resource in manufacturing is people.

Current State of Today’s Supply Chain in 2016

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The MAPI Foundation recently released predictions for how the supply chain will grow and evolve from 2016 to 2018. However, the supply chain of 2016 is looking different from what economists had expected, and the supply chain is battling many problems. The second half of 2016 is expected to see an accelerated growth rate of 3 percent, and several problems can be linked to these lower growth rates. will surpass China in manufacturing by 2020.

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The Top Logistics Blogs of 2016 …So Far

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We continue our series on the top 5 blogs in our 4 main categories ( Freight , Manufacturing , Logistics , and Supply Chain ). Our first post covered the Top 5 Freight Management blogs of 2016. Today's post will cover the top 5 logistics blogs from 2016 so far. Top Logistics Blogs from the First Half of 2016 So Far. It was clear that the logistics blogs category most top viewed blog posts from the first half of 2016 included many aspects of logistics.

The 3 Myths & Current State of American Manufacturing

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manufacturers, supply chain, logistics, transportation, and freight management. Today we focus on the realities that we face with American manufacturing. The argument for American manufacturing is clear, and the topic has graced the stages of all political candidates. closely follows China’s lead in manufacturing, and in fact, the U.S. is on track to surpass Chinese manufacturers by 2020, reports Chris Mathews of Fortune magazine. Manufacturers.

6 Manufacturing Trends to Watch Out for in 2016

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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.

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3 Logistics Technology Trends in 2016: Automation Leads the Way

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From increased affordability and efficiency of the transportation management system (TMS) to the application of Bluetooth technology for superior tracking of product movements, 2016 will be the year in which technology becomes an integral, if not the exclusive, part of the shipping process. Now, it's easy to think of technology as being a manufacturer-only realm. The Use of Robots in Warehouses, Loading, Unloading, and Delivery Will Increase in 2016.

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2016: The Year of Connectivity

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For example, a study by the FMI/GMA Trading Partner Alliance found that 78 percent of manufacturers do not use retailer-supplied forecasts in their own production and deployment planning. That’s why 2016 will be the year of connectivity in supply chain. 2016 Connectivity Predictions. Manufacturing and distribution plans can no longer be based on what was shipped from the DC last month. New technology has made today’s world a much more connected place.

The Expanding Use of E-Commerce for Manufacturing Companies

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How the Internet has transformed the manufacturing and order fulfillment process is no small secret. However, the realm of e-commerce for manufacturing companies is rapidly growing, and modern manufacturers are starting to see a shift from business-to-consumer (B2C) sales to business-to-business (B2B) sales. Manufacturing and shipping process have historically focused on producing a product, sending it to the store, and having a consumer purchase the product.

State of the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain: Key Takeaways from LogiPharma US 2016

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Long manufacturing lead times in pharma compound the problems as forecasts need to be locked well ahead of the sale date to support the lead times. I ncreasing supply chain complexity: One generic drug manufacturing executive stated that they are running a virtual supply chain wherein over 95% of their manufacturing is outsourced to Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMO’s) in India and Europe.

7 Reasons Why 2016 is the Year of Warehouse Robots

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Foreign Investment - According to Eugene Demaitre of Robotics Business Review , the use of robots in warehouse and manufacturing environments is not a new venture. Reduced Delays in Mode of Transport Between Manufacturers and Distribution Centers - As robots become more involved in logistics processes, which include the use of driverless cars, drones , autonomous trucks, delays in shipments throughout different modes of transportation will decrease.

Analytics in Distribution and Manufacturing Taking Center Stage

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Part of this drive toward more interest in analytics in distribution and manufacturing comes from the ability of analytics to reduce inefficiencies dramatically and increase productivity in both physical and virtual sales environments. Furthermore, analytics are becoming more widely available through the cloud, and manufacturers and distributors of any size can reap significant benefits from implementing analytics in their operation, explains Eric Smith of Modern Distribution Management.

[e-Book] E-Commerce Logistics: Background & Considerations for Manufacturers & Distributors

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The flowering of e-commerce—while welcomed by most manufacturers and distributors/retailers—has introduced far more risk and complexity for logistics managers. Download the Background & Considerations for Manufacturers & Distributors to Set up an E-Commerce Logistics Practice E-Book! Logistics is the backbone of all manufacturers’ & distributors’ success. Within e-commerce, unpredictability is a constant factor.

Supply Chains to Admire – 2016 Results

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This morning we announced the Supply Chains to Admire Winners and Finalists for 2016. Similarly, industries like beverages, contract manufacturing, food, oil & gas, restaurants and fast food, and retail apparel have finalists, but no winners. Winners will be featured on the podcast Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights and at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit on September 7-9, 2016 in Scottsdale, AZ. Five months of analysis. Lots of heated debates.

The Top 5 Transportation Management Blogs of 2016 …So Far

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Today, we wrap up our series on the top 5 blogs in our 4 main categories ( Freight , Manufacturing , Logistics , and Supply Chain ). Our last post covered the Top 5 Supply Chain blogs of 2016. Today's post will cover the top 5 Transportation Management blogs from 2016 so far. Top Transportation Management Blogs from the First Half of 2016 So Far. 6 Transportation Management Trends for 2016.

Top 14 Logistics and Supply Chain Management Training Programs and Courses in 2016

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Today, Kelly shares the top 14 Logistics and Supply Chain Management training programs and courses available in 2016. To protect yourself and your business I offer you to take a look at this list of top programs and courses that will take place in 2016, which will help you to understand main concepts of this powerful tool and learn how to successfully apply it on practice. 2) Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management at Western Washington University.

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4 Big Benefits for the Use & Implementation of Predictive Analytics In Manufacturing

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The predictive analytics of the past are becoming more apt and intellectual, powering a new age in manufacturing. Additionally, major manufacturers are working to prioritize predictive analytics and use them to improve production. Let's take a look at the increase in utilization and implementation of predictive analytics in manufacturing and what it means for manufacturers. US and China Lead Prioritization of Predictive Analytics in Manufacturing.

Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016

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Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016. Date: 22-24 June, 2016. Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016, sponsored by SAP, is the most important educational event of the year for organizations using SCM, PLM, manufacturing, and procurement solutions to fortify their business operations and infrastructure with proven methodologies and measurable, value-driven results.

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How to Sustain a Lean Culture in Manufacturing & Supply Chain

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Industry Week, March, 2016). Twitter Google+ LinkedIn The post How to Sustain a Lean Culture in Manufacturing & Supply Chain appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Lean Manufacturing Supply Chain lean cultureToday I will discuss how a company can sustain a lean culture once they have implemented lean practices in order to achieve continuous improvement. Your company has started the lean journey, but how do you sustain it?

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How Do We Know National Network for Manufacturing Innovation is Working? Because China is Copying It.

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In this post, Adam discusses the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation or NNMI and how it relates to the Made in China 2025 initiative. . China’s new manufacturing policy roadmap, unveiled in 2015 and called Made in China 2025, includes numerous policy initiatives designed to create an advantage for China in 10 key advanced-technology industries. In addition, Made in China 2025 contains provisions for creating 40 Manufacturing Innovation Centers by 2025.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

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What will happen in 2016? That said, there are several high-level trends and factors that will impact supply chain and logistics strategies and operations in 2016: Oil Prices : Just a few years ago, there was plenty of talk about oil prices potentially reaching $300 per barrel and the impact it would have on supply chain and logistics networks and processes (e.g., Will interest rates continue to climb in 2016, and if so, what impact will it have on inventory levels?

3 More Advanced Technology Trends in Logistics in 2016: Welcome to the Hyperconnected Logistics Industry

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The shipping industry of 2016 is a gross misrepresentation of what was considered “normal” shipping practices in the 1980s or 1990s. Although the use of transportation management systems , unmanned aerial vehicles, and robotics , is dramatically changing the logistics landscape, several other technologies will become key players in the logistics industry in 2016. In 2016, the IoT will start to take a more proactive approach in the overall management of shipping processes.

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LogiMed 2016

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LogiMed 2016. 17 – 18 October, 2016. LogiMed is Europe’s annual meeting place and professional development forum for regional supply chain leaders from top medical device manufacturers. Download the latest agenda now >> Supply Chain Media is a proud partner of LogiMed Europe 2016 and is pleased to offer you a 15% discount off the price to attend. Hotel Palace Berlin, Germany. Web: [link]. BOOK Now With Code: SCM15.

This Week in Logistics News (October 24-28, 2016)

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Ryder Reports Third Quarter 2016 Results. August 2016 North American Freight Numbers. As I wrote a couple of years ago in Putting 3PLs and Software Vendors in a Box , the reality is that manufacturers and retailers have a diversity of options today in terms of who can help them, and the right partner is the one who can provide them with the right mix of technology, services, and advice to help them achieve their desired outcomes. I should have gotten the email by now.

Make 2016 the Year of the TMS

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2016 is finally here, and there’s a good chance you’re working hard to stick to your New Year’s Resolutions. While it might seem too late for such an ambitious undertaking in 2016, the power of Cloud computing means you could have a TMS up and running a few short months from now. . 2016 is here. During his tenure in all three organizations, Walt managed several sales organizations and led Sterling’s supply chain execution strategy for the North American manufacturing market.