U.S. Manufacturing Activity Continues to Grow

Supply Chain Nation

manufacturing activity in May, how advancements in artificial intelligence are shifting the balance of power in technology, and the role of corporate social responsibility in supply chain management. . manufacturing activity gains ground. manufacturing activity expanded and hiring increased in May. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is becoming an increasingly important metric by which many companies are being measured. Manufacturing friday in 5

U.S. Manufacturing Activity Continues to Grow

Supply Chain Nation

manufacturing activity in May, how advancements in artificial intelligence are shifting the balance of power in technology, and the role of corporate social responsibility in supply chain management. . manufacturing activity gains ground. manufacturing activity expanded and hiring increased in May. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is becoming an increasingly important metric by which many companies are being measured. Manufacturing friday in 5

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Six Ways Warehouse Inventory Management Software Optimizes Efficiency

IQMS

between 2017 and 2025 with the global market reaching $4.6B by the end of 2025. . Warehouse Inventory Management Software is seeing increased adoption as manufacturers expand globally through mergers, acquisitions, and regionally-focused manufacturing strategies. Improving inventory management accuracy and visibility requires a focused approach to capturing the most valuable metrics of performance and then tracking their performance over time.

3 Ways to Put Big Data to Work in Your Factory

synchrono

trillion in economic value in the global manufacturing sector by 2025. They also predicted that 80 to 100% of manufacturers will have implemented IIoT applications by then and already be reaping the benefits of data-driven insights into their operations. When Gartner surveyed manufacturers in 2016, nearly three quarters said that their organization had invested or were planning to invest in Big Data, perhaps putting the manufacturing sector a bit ahead of schedule.

How to prepare for a transparent supply chain in 2021

SupplyShift

To reuse the Kraft Heinz example, something like: Procure most electricity from renewable sources by 2025 and decrease energy usage by 15 percent. Decrease water usage by 20 percent at high-risk sites and 15 percent overall by 2025 (per metric ton of product made).

Technology and the Supply Chain: What Does the Future Hold?

Kinaxis

WEF notes 2025 as the year the sharing economy will reach its tipping point into the mainstream market, but I’d lean toward seeing this impact your supply chain a whole lot sooner as the number of new startups in this space continues skyrocketing. 3D Printing and Manufacturing. Those on the manufacturing side will likely need to build new models that accelerate product development and reduce cycle times while finding new ways to lower cost. by Alexa Cheater Meet the Jetsons!

The Future of Procurement Is Upon Us. Are You Ready?

ivalua

Niul Burton wrote a great article in Industry Week titled “Procurement 2025: 10 Challenges that Will Transform Global Sourcing”. Challenges in this new manufacturer/supplier partnership Burton cites include: Risk management. By 2025, many Directors will be Millennials and will drive to find renewable disposition and consumption approaches to resources while balancing ways to drive revenue.

Warehouse Management Software – A Blueprint for Warehouse Excellence & Inventory Management

ThroughPut

A Warehouse Management Software (WMS) is one that helps plan, control, and manage the day-to-day manufacturing operations in a warehouse along with the guidance of inventory movement, optimizing order picking, and shipping of customer orders. It helps manufacturers effectively control and administer warehouse operations right from the entry of goods or materials into the warehouse until they move out. How can a Warehouse Management Software help manufacturers?

Warehouse Management Software – A Blueprint for Warehouse Excellence & Inventory Management

ThroughPut

A Warehouse Management Software (WMS) is one that helps plan, control, and manage the day-to-day manufacturing operations in a warehouse along with the guidance of inventory movement, optimizing order picking, and shipping of customer orders. It helps manufacturers effectively control and administer warehouse operations right from the entry of goods or materials into the warehouse until they move out. How can a Warehouse Management Software help manufacturers?

Preparing Skills for the Future of Supply Chain Management

Kinaxis

The advent of the IoT opens opportunities for connecting manufacturing and service related physical objects to supply chain related planning and decision-making needs. At the same time, there are the realities that supply chain teams may be drowning in too much of the wrong data, tracking too many unessential performance metrics and lacking in playbooks and response scenarios to certain events.

How Does Procurement Create Value? Insights from CPO Speakers at Zycus Horizons Conference

Supply Chain View from the Field

” Based on that feedback, Chris asked a different question: “Looking out to 2025 –will we be using the same KPI’s as we do today? We don’t impact COGS much in financial services – but from an indirect side – we will continue to build procurement but won’t build the level of influence as manufacturing. But what one measure will be involved in 2025? Another one that is predominant in manufacturing is corporate responsibility, around conflict minerals and human rights.

Big Tech and Auto Battle for the World’s Cobalt Resources

Elementum

million metric tons (or 60% of the world’s supply). million metric tons. Cobalt demand will exceed supply by 42% in 2025 and 170% in 2030. Questions about how the auto-manufacturing giant would meet production goals arose soon after. In 2006, lithium-ion batteries consumed only 20% of the global cobalt supply. Ten years later, that number has more than doubled.

Three Reasons Why SAP Supply Chain Planning Is a Risk to Your Business

Supply Chain Shaman

High-tech manufacturers in the Silicon Valley of the United States are some of the best at supply chain planning. I also believe that SAP is one of the best, if not the best, ERP system for most process manufacturers. Following a customer uproar the date was extended until 2025. Mature SAP manufacturing IT and line-of-business teams have been testing the functionality for more than a year and currently do not consider it mature enough for rollout.

Big Tech and Auto Battle for the World’s Cobalt Resources

Elementum

million metric tons (or 60% of the world’s supply). million metric tons. Cobalt demand will exceed supply by 42% in 2025 and 170% in 2030. Questions about how the auto-manufacturing giant would meet production goals arose soon after. In 2006, lithium-ion batteries consumed only 20% of the global cobalt supply. Ten years later, that number has more than doubled.

Offering Prayers While Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun

Supply Chain Shaman

In 2008, the company manufactured 2.5% PCA’s customers were larger food manufacturers. The manufacturers sourced the peanut butter primarily on cost. Like the barrel of the gun that I see across the street protecting Pope Francis in City Center Philadelphia, I think it is time for all manufacturing companies to rethink safe and secure. The city of Philadelphia is eerily quiet this morning. On the door of my favorite coffee shop is a closed sign.

Three Reasons Why SAP Supply Chain Planning Is a Risk to Your Business

Supply Chain Shaman

High-tech manufacturers in the Silicon Valley of the United States are some of the best at supply chain planning. I also believe that SAP is one of the best, if not the best, ERP system for most process manufacturers. Following a customer uproar the date was extended until 2025. Mature SAP manufacturing IT and line-of-business teams have been testing the functionality for more than a year and currently do not consider it mature enough for rollout.

How Cognitive Learning Changes the Game in Supply Chain

Solvoyo

Seamless collaboration and increased productivity between supply chain partners: Suppliers, customers, third-party manufacturers, and logistics providers work together in real-time to quickly make business decisions on the same platform.

Using the Bits: Building Digital Outside-In Processes

Supply Chain Shaman

At the conference I encouraged the attendees to network with each other, to build a guiding coalition, to redesign supply chain processes for the Supply Chain of 2025. In this blog post, I will apply this methodology and discuss the potential redefinition of three digital processes: Digital Manufacturing, Digital Path-to-Purchase, and Digital Agriculture. Or did the machine fail in the digital manufacturing process? Digital Manufacturing. Social. Mobile. Sensors.

Top 25 Supply Chains of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

The rankings are based on a composite score based on the opinions of Gartner’s analysts; a group of peer voters (mostly supply chain practitioners, professionals and experts; in the interests of full disclosure, I myself am part of the peer panel); some metrics, including return on assets, inventory growth and revenue growth; and a corporate social responsibility (CSR) component score. So the CSR score too is more of a popularity contest than a consistent metric.

Digitized Trucking: Turning The Logistics Value Chain Upside Down

Cerasis

Imagine that you own a truck and you receive an order from a soft drink manufacturer in Missouri to transport around 5000 kilograms of freight. Just as the arrival of Hybrid electric cars has been a complete game changer for automobile manufacturing industry, digital trucking is ready to change the way freight is transported forever. By 2025, 63.5

Battle Strategies for Today’s Digital World

Supply Chain Nation

Technology has become the equalizer, trampling once unique selling propositions and strategies, as customers wield great power among retailers, distributors and manufacturers alike. Metrics – Determine what success looks like at various levels, from operational to strategic. People – Invest in talent to support the vision of 2025 and beyond, looking at ways to engage next-generation workers.

Battle Strategies for Today’s Digital World

Supply Chain Nation

Technology has become the equalizer, trampling once unique selling propositions and strategies, as customers wield great power among retailers, distributors and manufacturers alike. Metrics – Determine what success looks like at various levels, from operational to strategic. People – Invest in talent to support the vision of 2025 and beyond, looking at ways to engage next-generation workers.

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Trends and Predictions 2020: Smart Cities

Enterra Insights

Because of faster speeds and more reliable connection, smart cities will reap its benefits by being able to offer smarter vehicles, smart processing and manufacturing, and more because they rely on this technology, too. Veronica Combs ( @vmcombs ) reports, “IDC [predicts], ‘In 2020, 10% to 30% of IoT will fail to launch or scale due to weak performance metrics, poor understanding of products, and lack of funding.

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