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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.

Manufacturing ERP Plays a Key Role for Sustainability

QAD

As an example, look no further than Microsoft’s announcement to be carbon negative by 2030 and their commitment of $1 billion towards a climate innovation fund. While consumer products manufacturers previously led the way for sustainable manufacturing practices, a growing number of manufacturers in other sectors are treating sustainability as an important operational objective to increase global competitiveness.

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Logistics in 2020: The Future of Road Freight

BluJay Solutions

The logistics industry is shaping up for some radical changes. In a recent white paper , Kewill has looked at the issues facing the global supply chain, and how it may look in 2020, including the future picture for road freight. Road freight represents a major part of most Logistics Services Providers’ (LSPs') strategies. Green logistics; traffic congestion will certainly not have been resigned to history.

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.

Transportation TIP List: Week of February 24th, 2019

Transplace

trillion to the global economy by 2030, according to PwC. Because of the healthy freight demand and uncertainty about future capacity, trucking firms still have pricing leverage over shippers despite an eight-month slide in spot market truck pricing and various economic indices. annual increase in containerized freight, which “will do little to alleviate the congestion being felt at U.S. Transportation TIP List: Week of February 24 th , 2019.

Will Robotics Emerging Technology Improve Logistical Efficiency?

AFFLINK

paints a future where “humans have been entirely removed from the logistics business, which is now coordinated by machines and software.” Among other things, the article reports that remotely-operated vessels will be common by 2030, semi-autonomous trucks will probably be common on American roads in five to 10 years, and the number of commercial drones will be 10 times higher in 2021 than 2017. Will Robotics Improve Efficiency?

50 expert tips on logistics planning and strategy

6 River Systems

As the biggest players in fulfillment, distribution and omnichannel retail continue to push boundaries, logistics and planning strategists are forced to innovate. Luckily, the current movers and shakers of the logistics and supply chain world are all too happy to dole out sage advice in the form of blog posts, interviews, podcasts — you name it. Logistics strategies for streamlined fulfillment. Logistics personnel and supplier management pointers.

Transportation TIP List: Week of March 3rd, 2019

Transplace

Likewise, this week’s TIP List has a particularly bright outlook; including news on the growing freight business and the projected increase to the size of the global supply chain analytics market. motor carriers are still betting a combination of acquisitions, territorial expansion and strong freight to help them raise their toplines higher. Managing a Supply Chain in Uncertain Times : No one knows what the future holds for the logistics industry.

Technologies Reshaping the Global Digital Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

It is estimated that 5 billion people will live in urban areas by 2030. Failure to plan for this eventual inevitability would be a mistake for players in the logistics industry. Limitations aside; autonomous robots are already bringing innovation to the supply chain and delivering significant value, chiefly because they can help: • Improve speed and accuracy of routine operations, particularly in warehousing and manufacturing. • Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Imagining the Supply Chain of the Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

There are articles which describe what the future of Supply Chain will be like in 2020, 0r 2025, or even 2030. Now consider that this same data entry occurs between all suppliers, customers and logistics carriers. This will include every step and process within the manufacturing line, warehouse or distribution centre of your company or that of one of your suppliers. It will include any of your logistics carriers and all of your customers. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

3 Forward-Thinking Ways to Increase Warehouse Safety for the Future

Cerasis

The manufacturing industry is undergoing steady growth and momentum as economic activity continues to expand. But with OSHA regulations becoming increasingly stringent, manufacturers need to make sure warehouse safety remains top-of-mind as the economy expands and productivity demands increase. So what are some ways manufacturers can increase warehouse safety – both now and in the future? Automation in manufacturing is not a new concept.

TMS Delivers on NASSTRAC’s Five Common Sense Suggestions for Shippers

Supply Chain Collaborator

The hard-hitting new report from the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC) is titled, “ Logistics 2030: Navigating a Disruptive Decade, Year 1 – Freight Transportation ” and it is full of powerful conclusions about what shippers are facing in the coming decade as the pace of technological advancement and change continues to accelerate. Freight Payment and Audit automation makes settlement predictable and easy which is always appreciated by carriers.

The need to know

EFT

Alibaba Group opens China factory as part of new manufacturing initiative. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on Wednesday unveiled a pilot factory in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou as part of its “smart manufacturing” business initiative.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

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. Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more. cities have launched Smart City Logistics innovations and protocols, following the lead of Europe and Asia. ? Self-Service Logistics.

Apple – carbon

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Needleman reports, in a plan aimed at having every Apple device by 2030 to be produced with no net release of carbon into the atmosphere. The company’s initiative means that it will work to transition its manufacturing suppliers to renewable sources of electricity to power their operations.