The Top 7 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2017

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Today, we kick off our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation Management , Freight. These will only contain posts written in 2017. Top Manufacturing Blog Posts for 2017.

The “First Five” Industrial Manufacturing Trends of 2017

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Where and how manufacturers make products for Americans will change in 2017. Current industrial manufacturing trends show the new administration is pushing for reshoring among the nation’s biggest manufacturers, and new technologies are revolutionizing how companies respond to growing skepticism and scrutiny by the public and government oversight as well. Manufacturers must adapt to changing demands, or they will become nothing more than a statistic in history books.

Digital Transformation: An Imperative for Industrial Manufacturing in 2017

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Are industrial manufacturers seizing all the opportunities of a more digital world? A recent article suggests that, by 2018, only 30 percent of manufacturers investing in digital transformation will be able to maximize the outcome. Let’s take a look at four reasons why digital transformation is an imperative in 2017 for industrial manufacturers: 1. Manufacturers need to rise to meet these new expectations – and one of the keys is through digital transformation.

The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2017

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Although rate volatility is expected to stabilize in 2017, organizations must do more with fewer resources to survive. From Amazon to hyper-local retailers, 2017 will be a year of intense scrutiny and pressure on logistics providers.

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of manufacturing and sales into a business process that generates new. online sales in 2017 came from Amazon. The first challenge all shippers, including retailers, manufacturers, and 3PLs.

Top 3 Priorities for Manufacturing Companies in 2018

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Companies are hoping to continue their revenue growth in 2018 by setting priorities for manufacturing in 3 key areas. KLR has released the results of its annual manufacturing industry outlook report , and the optimism following last year’s elections will continue straight through 2017. With promises of tax reform, decreased federal regulations and looser trade agreements, manufacturers have slowly seen revenue growth throughout the U.S. Manufacturing

Trends In Manufacturing: 5 Tangible Technologies are Shaping the Future of Manufacturing Now

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Continuous improvement is part of the game in manufacturing. Among the new trends in manufacturing improving the industry, additive manufacturing and cloud-based systems will push manufacturing forward in 2017. In fact, rapid design and lightning-fast prototyping, reports Mark Dohnalek of Manufacturing Business Technology magazine , will allow manufacturers to design and produce products in a few days, if not hours. Manufacturing

The Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts from 2017

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Today, is day two of our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation Management , Freight. These will only contain posts written in 2017.

5 Reasons Why The Use of the IIoT by Manufacturers Is Unavoidable

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The Industrial Internet of Things ( IIoT ) has been a major topic among manufacturers and third-party logistics providers ( 3PLs ) for several years. The IIoT by Manufacturers Is Extremely Valuable.

The Trends Shaping Supply Chain and Logistics: Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2017

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Which is why a drone took flight from the stage during Ryan’s keynote address at the Descartes Evolution 2017 Conference a couple of weeks ago and broadcast real-time video of the audience as it flew across the front of the hall. Descartes (@DescartesSG) March 28, 2017.

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5 Reasons Why Manufacturers Who Focus on Customer Experience Will Win

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Manufacturers have always struggled to know their customers. Unfortunately, this means manufacturers face an even greater challenge, as more customers translate into greater use of customer service. But, how do manufacturers turn their focus to the customer experience?

The Top 10 Logistics Blog Posts from 2017

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Today is day three of our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation , Freight. These will only contain posts written in 2017. The Top 10 Logistics Blog Posts from 2017.

HS 2017 Reform Is Here: Are You Prepared?

Talking Logistics

What happened January 1, 2017? The most recent set of amendments went into effect on January 1, 2017. More extensive than the 2012 updates, the 2017 amendments represent a significant overhaul of the foundation of global trade. Importers, exporters, manufacturers, and Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) must review the changes to ensure expedient compliance. Global environmental and social issues are the major drivers of the HS 2017 amendments.²

Green Is the New Black: Why Green Manufacturing & Sustainability Matter

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In a blog post earlier this year, we noted how since the election, more manufactures have expressed interest in reshoring and avoiding offshoring entirely. However, manufacturers are considering other ways of improving factories and supply chains as well. more companies are turning toward sustainable alternatives and methodologies (like green manufacturing) in boosting competitive advantage and increasing revenue, explains Stuart Hall of Global Manufacturing.

5 Manufacturing Tech Trends You Need to Know to Prevent Risk and Boost Production

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The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and the Internet of Things (IoT) are similar, but both function on the connection of equipment to the internet and applying data collected to consumer and business needs, including the needs of manufacturers. From boosting the level of artificial intelligence to promoting better means of mitigating and preventing risks, technology will change how manufacturers grow throughout 2017. The First 5 Manufacturing Tech Trends of 2017.

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8 Freight Shipping Trends Shippers Must Know for 2017

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8 Freight Shipping Trends Shippers Must Know for 2017. With the official deadline for implementing electronic logging devices less than one year away, more freight shipping providers will be upgrading technology and systems in 2017, reports Matt Sullivan. Reduced capacity and increased demand will also weigh heavily on the industry, but the biggest impact will be felt in fall 2017, following the ELD mandate. In other words, more manufacturing jobs will return to the U.S.,

Why OEMs Partnering With Reputable Suppliers Deliver a Desired Product

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Unfortunately, the market has now become saturated with sub-par manufacturers and fly-by-night suppliers. OEMs Need a Manufacturer With a Proven Record of Delivery on Speed, Price, and Quality. Partnerships also open the door for collaboration between OEMs and lighting manufacturers.

3 Ways Robotics Are Crucial to Aerospace Manufacturing & Design

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The United States aerospace manufacturing industry is a highly competitive one. These factors make aerospace manufacturing companies highly valued partners, even internationally. These heavy-duty robots play a key role in many manufacturing processes, ensuring uniformity and safety. Robotics Are Crucial to Aerospace Manufacturing & Design. In partnership with KUKA Systems North America, Boeing developed a robotic manufacturing process for its aircrafts’ fuselages.

AGCO: Driving a Digital Manufacturing Transformation

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AGCO was honored to receive the AME 2017 Excellence Award. While many employers would have penalized the employees for tablet breakage , Peggy explored the world of wearables to enable her digital manufacturing transformation. Improvement in Digital Manufacturing.

How VR, 3D Printing & Predictive Analytics in the IOT are Currently Powering the Manufacturing Industry

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Newer technologies have created entirely new methodologies for improving manufacturing, and the outlook is brighter than ever. So, let’s take a look at how our predictions for the first four manufacturing technology trends (Predictive analytics, 3D Printing, and VR) to watch for in 2016 stacked up. Predictive Analytics Became Commonplace to Manufacturing. Ultimately, manufacturers no longer have to concern themselves with what might sell well in the coming months.

RFID and IoT Providing Double Benefits for Automotive Manufacturers

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RFID, which usually comes in the form of a miniscule chip that utilizes radio waves in the identification and tracking of specific people, objects, tools or vehicles, offers a number of benefits to the manufacturing industry in general. RFID and IoT Providing Double Benefits for Automotive Manufacturers. Manufacturers who include RFID chips in their vehicles can make it possible for every dealership across the nation to enjoy the levels of efficiency and service as Fields.

The Reshoring Initiative: 3 Reasons Why American Retailers Are Reshoring U.S. Manufacturing Jobs

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added 77,000 jobs in 2016, with an additional 13,000 reported for the previous six years, for a total of 338,000 manufacturing jobs reshored since 2010. The trajectory toward reshoring continues to accelerate under the Trump administration, with an all-time high of reported reshoring jobs per month in January 2017, followed up by companies such as Softbank, GM, Spring, Infosys, and Apple announcing reshoring initiatives.

This Week in Logistics News (October 23-27, 2017)

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Ryder Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results. Prime members can pre-order the Amazon Key In-Home Kit, which includes Amazon Cloud Cam and one of several compatible smart locks by leading lock manufacturers Yale and Kwikset.

[Infographic] Manufacturing Content Marketing Increases Over Last Year

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Editors Note: Today's blog is from our friends at Fronetics who report their takeaways regarding manufacturing content marketing in 2016. Here are four key takeaways from the manufacturing content marketing report. The Content Marketing Institute (CMI) has released the results of its annual manufacturing content marketing survey, and there have been some big changes since last year. 4 takeaways from the CMI manufacturing content marketing report.

How smart steel manufacturers are sustaining continuous growth

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Smart steel manufacturers have found a simple solution — intelligent, flexible planning. Smart steel manufacturers realize that the market’s volatile conditions require lightning-fast response in order to sustain growth. Manufacturing Supply Chain Planning & Optimization

Procurement, Industry 4.0, Cybersecurity, Robotics and Automation: The Image of Manufacturing is Evolving.

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What makes or breaks a new technology in manufacturing? Mostly, manufacturers demand technologies that can boost their output without causing an additional strain on resources, and the final five technologies changing manufacturing in 2016 did just that. The implementation of robotics and automation was not universal in manufacturing. In other words, some manufacturers continue to resist the trend. Manufacturing Robotics

Manufacturing Labeling, SAP and Improved Efficiency at Modine

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Facing ongoing global competition and a fluctuating market, today’s manufacturers are always looking for ways to gain an operational edge. Manufacturing Labeling SAP

Manufacturers Confident in 2017 Supply Chain

Material Handling & Logistics

While 83% of manufacturers have been adversely affected in the past by suppliers' inability to meet their needs, only one-third anticipate a shortage of parts or services in 2017, according to the ASQ 2017 Manufacturing Outlook Survey.

High-Volume Manufacturing: The Moment of Truth

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Medical Devices Automotive Supply Chain ManufacturingScale of production brings new challenges.

[e-Book] The Most Impactful Supply Chain & Logistics Trends in 2017

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Download the all new Cerasis e-book "The Most Impactful Supply Chain & Logistics Trends in 2017" by Filling out the Form Below. Finally, we include trends you will see in manufacturing and manufacturing technology. A majority of shippers who will apply the trends & information in the supply chain and in logistics practices, come from the manufacturing community.

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Today's Manufacturers and 3PLs Need Close Ties

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What's the relationship between manufacturers and their logsitics providers? Manufacturers are competing on variables such as speed and efficiency today, but there's only so much they can do by improving their own internal processes. The web of contacts and contracts that dominates the 2017 supply chain is its own kind of limiting factor. The 3PL Connection Third-party logistics providers are key allies manufacturers can cultivate relationships with today.

Where Does Supply Chain Design End and Planning Begin? (Takeaways from LLamasoft’s SummerCon 2017 Conference)

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The answers were revealed at the SummerCon 2017 conference a couple of weeks ago where LLamasoft introduced “Planning by Design” and SupplyChainPlanning.com, which the company describes as “building blocks to improve your current planning capabilities through design technology.”.

Manufacturing Day 2017: [Infographic] The Evolution of Inventory Management Strategies

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When you talk to any manufacturer no matter how large or small about their concerns, improved inventory management is bound to be a part of the conversation. To celebrate manufacturing day today, we thought it would be beneficial to take a closer look at how inventory strategy keeps evolving using an infographic from Arkieva based on research conducted by Aberdeen. ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only.

The 6 Trends Third Party Logistics Service Providers Will Drive to Empower Shipper Success in 2017

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2017 will not be a bed of roses for third party logistics service providers, nor will the coming year be filled with thorns in the sides of major supply chain entities. By understanding how the industry will evolve throughout 2017, you can prepare your organization for the challenges and opportunities that will come. Online sales grew 12 percent in 2016, and growth is forecasted for 2017, reports Ludger Schuh of the Inventory and Supply Chain Blog.

[e-Book] The Current State of Manufacturing to Better Manage Logistics & Supply Chain Operations

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Download "The Current State of Manufacturing to Better Manage Logistics & Supply Chain Operations" E-Book. In 2016 we focused on our main areas of writing: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, and Transportation Management. We will, again, in 2017, write about the trends to look out for in these main categories. e-Books Logistics Manufacturing Supply Chain Technology Transportation Management

This Week in Logistics News (January 30 – February 3, 2017)

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Toothy. Flossy. Sparkles. Those are the names of the four tooth fairies that have visited our house over many years, and on Tuesday, my youngest daughter’s tooth fairy, Sparkles, made her last visit. A failed pick-up and delivery at 3:00 am: My daughter woke up, Sparkles’ true identity revealed.

Terrorism and Supply Chain: A Growing Threat of Supply Chain Terrorism

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I recently spoke with Randy Russell of the Russell Group , an agricultural lobbying firm that works with farmers and manufacturers from the supply chain, to ask about his thoughts on terrorism and the impact it can have on the supply chain, especially related to our food and water supplies.