Supply Chain Scope: New Study Shows Rise in US Inventories; California Estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030

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Sustainable Freight Action Plan for California is estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030. The Sustainable Freight Action plan released by California governor Jerry Brown outlines a long-term 2050 vision and guiding principles for California’s future freight transportation system. Targets for 2030 Include: Improve freight system efficiency 25 percent by 2030. California Sustainable Freight Action Plan.

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.

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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.

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.

10 Ideas for More Efficient & Productive Warehouse Operations

Cerasis

million robots are expected to be deployed across manufacturing facilities in the U.S. Not only can robotic automation help manufacturers achieve greater warehouse productivity, but it can also drive significant cost savings as compared to employing workers. Implement Lean Manufacturing. Accenture predicts the value created by the IIoT could reach as high as $15 trillion by 2030, paving the way for more efficient, productive, and intelligent industrial warehouse operations.

Logistics in 2020: The Future of Road Freight

BluJay Solutions

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. Many regions will be beginning to see road freight shift to rail over long cross-country routes to minimize fuel costs with the added benefit of reducing CO2 emissions.

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. 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. • The benefits of smart glasses applications extend beyond the manufacturing plant floor and into virtually any hands-on task within the enterprise.

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.

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.

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. 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. Planning, Procurement, Manufacturing, Logistics, Inventory Management and more are most often activities assigned to some internal organization. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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.

Will Robotics Emerging Technology Improve Logistical Efficiency?

AFFLINK

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. The new systems include the Fetch Robotics Freight, GreyOrange Butler, Hitachi Racrew , the Knapp Open Shuttle, the Locus Robotics System, the Scallog System, and Swisslog CarryPick. Will Robotics Improve Efficiency?

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more. The retail giant plans to take out 50 million metric tons (MMT) by 2030, which is equivalent to the emissions associated with the average annual electricity consumption of 40 million Chinese households. The ledger tracking these medicines may be shared with stakeholders, including manufacturers, warehouses, distributors, pharmacies, hospitals, and doctors.

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

Talking Logistics

Transplace Acquires Yusen Logistics’ Intermodal & Freight Brokerage Group. Freight trucking startup Shipwell gets a $10 million boost (TechCrunch). Trucking costs to halve by 2030, study predicts (LLoyd’s Loading List). Transplace Acquires Yusen Logistics’ Intermodal & Freight Brokerage Group. The VP of Supply Chain and Logistics at our house (aka my wife) has been out of the country this week.

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.

50 expert tips on logistics planning and strategy

6 River Systems

Study the needs of your supply chain in order to make informed predictions. “Many manufacturers practice demand-driven logistics, meaning they are focused on their customers’ buying signals. In those situations, true scalability is more readily achievable if manufacturers are also focused on their customers’ demand signals.” Think about how your warehouse might look in 2030.