The Top 5 Manufacturing Blogs of the 2018

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That then allows us to create more of that kind of content so our award winning blog This year we will feature the top blog posts by page views in the following categories: Manufacturing , Logistics , Freight , and the Supply Chain. ” Today’s post will cover the top 5 manufacturing blogs from 2018. The Top 5 Manufacturing Blogs from 2018 The manufacturing blogs category most top viewed blog posts from 2018 included several elements of manufacturing.

The Top 10 Logistics Blogs of 2018

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That then allows us to create more of that kind of content so our award-winning blog This year we will feature the top blog posts by page views in the following categories: Manufacturing , Logistics , Freight , and the Supply Chain. ” Today’s post will cover the top 10 logistics blogs from 2018. The Top 10 Logistics Blogs from 2018 The logistics blogs category most top viewed blog posts from 2018 included several elements of logistics.

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The Future is Now: Why these 5 Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Trends will Dominate 2018

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Over the next two years, manufacturers are set to invest more than $250 billion in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and the use of technology to improve manufacturing will only increase. It is almost impossible to define the exact amount manufacturers will invest in technologies over the coming year, but they are moving toward more sustainable, cost-effective practices. in manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, and transportation management.

6 More Logistics Technology Trends Enabling Success in 2018

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In today’s blog post we continue our look at the logistics technology trends that will shape 2018. In our first post on this subject, we addressed the 5 automated logistics technologies that will serve as the foundation of the transformation to the digital logistics & supply chain landscape. In this post, will go to how shippers and logistics providers will lean on 6 more trends to make gains in the months to come.

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These 7 Industrial Procurement Trends will Impact Supply Chain & Logistics in 2018

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Manufacturers need to have the right raw materials and supplies available. The answers to these questions lie in understanding a few of the top industrial procurement trends to expect in 2018. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. Manufacturers can tap into the raw materials of one country and produce products in another, while customers continue to exist in an entirely third country.

The Top 9 Freight Blogs of 2018

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That then allows us to create more of that kind of content for our award-winning blog This year we will feature the top blog posts by page views in the following categories: Manufacturing , Logistics , Freight , and the Supply Chain. ” Today’s post will cover the top 9 freight blogs from 2018. The Top 9 Freight Blogs from 2018 The freight blogs category most top viewed blog posts from 2018 included several elements of freight.

Omnichannel In Manufacturing: Why Manufacturers Are Following Retailers to an Omnichannel World

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The application of omnichannel in manufacturing primarily focuses on the collaboration between suppliers, or vendors, and distributors. The Problem: Seamless Omnichannel Experiences Extend Beyond Retailer-Customer Relationships Keeping up with customers’ demands has natural implications for business-to-business sellers, including manufacturers. Manufacturers still using disjointed processes and operating in functional silos are unable to keep up with demand.

[WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018

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Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018” white paper! This white paper, “The Top Supply Chain Trends that will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018” is the second in our overall industry trends white paper series.

Manufacturing Plant Site Selection: Where to Locate Your Manufacturing Plant

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Editor’s Note: This article comes from Steve Wright who works for Whirlwind Steel and shares his knowledge on manufacturing plant site selection. There are a number of factors to consider in manufacturing plant site selection to ensure you have the best location for your new plant. Unlike retail, office, or residential locations, a manufacturer must also consider various environmental regulations , workforce issues, and raw material availability, among other things.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

After a year full of more scandals, indictments, political contentiousness, workplace violence, school shootings and natural disasters, maybe it’s time we all took a collective breath and focused on some of the positives that came out of 2018. Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities. Self-Service Logistics.

The Indispensable Role of WMS in Reverse Logistics

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Reverse logistics is filled with risk, and the rate of reverse logistics in e-commerce is higher than any other channel, reports Business2Community. Among e-commerce sales, up to 30 percent will be returned to the shipper, which reflects a huge demand for effective returns management and reverse-logistics process standardization. Using a WMS in reverse logistics can help meet this rise in demand and increase customer satisfaction. Reverse Logistics Warehouse

Supply Chain Predictions for 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

A look at the supply chain trends and technology that will come into play in 2018. These concerns will extend into 2018, as companies work on a regulatory standard – though nothing has emerged yet. Strong players in the market will emerge as platform providers to aggregate the IoT data and provide key insights into that data that drive better business decisions in 2018. Having a specialized team specifically focused on innovation is a growing trend in the logistics industry.

These Advanced Supply Chain Technologies will Solidify the Digital Supply Chain in 2018

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The type and capabilities of supply chain technology is expanding, and technology will only grow more important in effective supply chain management in 2018. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. According to Greg Kefer of Supply Chain Digital , blockchain technology will be another driving force in supply chain management throughout 2018. Therefore, more manufacturers will begin adopting cloud-based technologies.

 Elementum Lists 3 Trends That Will Impact Supply Chain in 2018 

Elementum

We predict that 2018 will be a year of discovery — brands will discover that achieving supply chain visibility is not an end-game, but a step in the journey to achieving greater availability of their product for impatient customers. Below we list the top three developments we believe will drive product availability in 2018. Shrinking Logistics Labor Force : The past few years have had no shortage of coverage on the disappearing driver phenomenon.

A Crash Course on Navigating Trends in Trucking and Freight for 2018

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Schultz of Logistics Management with sales expected to surpass $3.2 As a result, shippers across the globe are looking for ways to keep up with the Amazon’s unrelenting approach, and these trends in trucking and freight reflect a few of the key ways shippers, third-party logistics providers and truckers will respond 2018. Freight forwarders will have great opportunities in 2018 to take advantage of the increased demand on shippers. The e-commerce market is expanding.

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Top Talking Logistics Videos and Posts in 2018

Talking Logistics

As 2018 comes to an end, a quick thank you to all of our readers, followers, and sponsors for another great year of learning and conversation on Talking Logistics. The numbers speak for themselves: 49 episodes produced in 2018, totaling more than 1,200 minutes of conversations with thought leaders and newsmakers in the supply chain and logistics industry. Our logistics team looks forward to your industry updates and GREAT music selections.” — Robert G.,

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The Current State of E-Commerce Logistics

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As recently as 2016, the state of e-commerce logistics triggered a rush to expand warehousing. Shippers that take the time to understand the current state of e-commerce logistics in 2018 can learn from the mistakes of the past, devise a top-notch solution for today’s needs, and put several best practices into place to promote efficacy in e-commerce logistics. Meanwhile, the costs of operating within the state of e-commerce logistics surpassed $117.2

Transforming the manufacturing supply chain with MEIO

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Microsoft’s Bill Moffett and I collaborated on an introductory blog on MEIO for manufacturing businesses. On a much larger scale, manufacturers can forfeit working capital by keeping large amounts of inventory on hand to help satisfy wide-ranging customer demand. Many manufacturers’ supply chains struggle to face the modern challenges of volatile demand. These manufacturing challenges create the need for a more modern approach to inventory optimization.

3 Ways 3PLs Can Streamline Your Logistics

Loftware

What does a 3PL bring to the logistics table? Supply Chain Retail Manufacturing Transportation & Logistics Logistics

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The Secret of Getting Ahead (Takeaways from Command Alkon ELEVATE 2018 Conference)

Talking Logistics

Last November, executives from all segments of the Heavy Building Materials (HBM) ecosystem got together at the inaugural Leadership Roundtable meeting organized by Command Alkon (a Talking Logistics sponsor) to discuss a couple of simple questions: Are there opportunities to elevate the performance of the HBM industry? Funny enough, that is the same advice I get from supply chain and logistics executives who are already making progress on a digital transformation journey.

How manufacturers optimize their inventories

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Editor’s Note: Microsoft’s Colin Masson, Global Industry Director of Manufacturing Solutions (that's him on the left), sat down with me to discuss how manufacturers optimize their inventories. But that’s not the only shift in manufacturing. Data availability and advanced analytics are also shaping the industry by providing new insights into efficient manufacturing processes. Incorporating weather data directly into their model gives that manufacturer a leg up.

5 More Transformative Supply Chain Technologies Supply Chains Will Focus on in 2018 to Move to the Next Level

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We expand upon the supply chain technology trends we spoke about in the first part of this blog series, but let’s take a look at 5 more supply chain tech trends that will shape 2018. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. How companies interact with consumers will evolve throughout 2018 thanks to these transformative supply chain technologies. What About Moving Product Through the Supply Chain, I.e., What About Logistics?

This Week in Logistics News (October 8-12, 2018)

Talking Logistics

The VP of Supply Chain and Logistics at our house (aka my wife) has been out of the country this week. So, while I count the days and hours and minutes until she gets back, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) Activates For Latest Major Hurricane Of 2018. Transplace Acquires Yusen Logistics’ Intermodal & Freight Brokerage Group. Money Keeps Flowing to Logistics Companies.

This Week in Logistics News (October 15-19, 2018)

Talking Logistics

And with that, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Powerloop, new venture from Uber, offers trailer pooling platform (CCJ). project44 and GateHouse Logistics Announce Exclusive Partnership. Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation Announces Intent to Acquire AFF Global Logistics. Cass Truckload Linehaul Index – September 2018. project44 and GateHouse Logistics: Expanding the Visibility Network.

Understanding E-Commerce Logistics Costs Allows for a Healthy Bottom Line

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In addition, poor web design or lag time could dramatically increase e-commerce logistics costs by leading to greater instances of cart abandonment or even lackluster customer support. Problem Poor Visibility Increases E-Commerce Logistics Costs Unfortunately, the superb growth of e-commerce has lead to increased costs. The popularity of e-commerce is only increasing, so managing e-commerce logistics costs is essential to meeting the demands of consumers.

Blockchain in Supply Chain: 2 Ethereum-Based Projects That Demonstrate How Blockchain Can Improve Supply Chains

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A manufacturer in China doesn’t read the specs on an order. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. It’s still early days, but there are already two Ethereum-based projects that address some of the major problems that hamper logistics. Making it easier to track shipments and supplies is a huge part of the promise that blockchain holds for supply chain and logistics. Supply chains are messy.

This Week in Logistics News (June 18-22, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Shifting gears, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: CVS Adds Home Delivery With Help From Post Office (WSJ – sub. Nestlé and XPO Logistics Build a Digital Warehouse of the Future in the UK. CSCMP’s State of Logistics Report Shows Stronger U.S. Penske Logistics to Buy Epes Transport (Transport Topics). Logistics Providers Evolve into Logistics Innovation Partners.

How manufacturers optimize their inventories

ToolsGroup

Editor’s Note: Microsoft’s Colin Masson, Global Industry Director of Manufacturing Solutions (that's him on the left), sat down with me to discuss how manufacturers optimize their inventories. But that’s not the only shift in manufacturing. Data availability and advanced analytics are also shaping the industry by providing new insights into efficient manufacturing processes. Incorporating weather data directly into their model gives that manufacturer a leg up.

Space: The final logistics and supply chain management frontier

Kinaxis

by Ilyas Kucukcay Recent advancements in the space launch market may indicate an increased need for logistics and supply chain management in outer space operations. In parallel, privately held and publicly traded companies like SpaceX, Arianespace, Orbital Sciences and Sierra Nevada Corporation boost the number of manufacturing options for space-related programs while contributing to the innovation of space and rocket technology. Space Logistics and Supply Chain.

This Week in Logistics News (January 8-12, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Or I can just wing it and go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week. Cloud Logistics Announces Record Revenue, Growth and Innovation for 2017. Remember that patent Amazon filed back in November 2013 that envisioned sending 3D manufacturing instructions to a truck equipped with a 3D printer that could manufacture an ordered product while enroute to the customer? What can I do if I have writer’s block?

Top 25 Supply Chains of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Our look at the Top 25 (plus 4) Supply Chains of 2018 examines how the best companies in the world excel at managing their global supply chains. Also, for whatever reason, Gartner limits the scope of the Top 25 to companies in the manufacturing, retail or distribution sectors. So in 2018, McDonald’s joins Apple, Procter & Gamble and Amazon on a separate “Masters” list, as one of the “best-of-the-best.”.

This Week in Logistics News (September 3-7, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Here I am doing my standard Talking Logistics intro through one of my favorite filters: How awesome would it be to discuss blockchain or the capacity crunch in transportation using this filter for an entire episode? In the meantime, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Why Walmart Shoppers are Finding More Items ‘Out of Stock’ (WSJ – sub. Components of Spark are powered by Bringg, a leading delivery logistics technology platform.

Blockchain Technology in Logistics: What Are the Implementation Challenges?

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The logistics industry involves many parties: manufacturers, customers, suppliers, auditors, etc. It allows customers to track the product and trace the whole chain of product manufacturing. Elizabeth Drew, a writer from Masterra with years of experience in logistics, underlines the role of this sector in the global economy: “The logistics industry gives jobs to more people than any other industry. Blockchain explores more and more industries every day.

What Is the Future of and Trends in E-Commerce Logistics?

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E-commerce is growing at a phenomenal rate and, powered by the top trends in e-commerce logistics, shippers have an amazing opportunity to increase profitability and reduce freight spend simultaneously. The time to understand the trends in commerce logistics and position their organizations succeed and overcome the challenges that accompany this unique way of moving product on a global scale. How Surface Mode Shippers Can Compete in E-Commerce Logistics. E-Commerce Logistic

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This Week in Logistics News (May 14-18, 2018)

Talking Logistics

I’ve been on the road the past three weeks attending various supply chain chain and logistics conferences, and while the discussions inside the hotel ballrooms have focused on industry trends like blockchain and the state of the transportation market, the discussions outside — which I was completely oblivious to until this morning when I drove my kids to school — have been centered on a single question: Yanny or Laurel ?