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.

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. Transplace Acquires Yusen Logistics’ Intermodal & Freight Brokerage Group. Trucking costs to halve by 2030, study predicts (LLoyd’s Loading List).

5 Disruptions Shaping the Digital Transformation in Distribution and Logistics

Supply Chain Nation

Manufacturing and retail transformations, technology disruptions and digitalization of data have redefined the roles of distributors and third party logistics (3PLs). Below are 5 disruptions shaping the digital transformation in distribution and logistics.

Retailers, Shippers, Manufacturers to Reduce Fashion Supply Chain Emissions

Material Handling & Logistics

Industry suppliers will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030 and will phase out coal-fired boilers in their own companies and direct suppliers from 2025.

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. Logistics strategies for streamlined fulfillment. Logistics personnel and supplier management pointers.

Logistics in 2020: The Future of Road Freight

BluJay Solutions

The logistics industry is shaping up for some radical changes. Road freight represents a major part of most Logistics Services Providers’ (LSPs') strategies. Regardless of the importance of other modalities to global logistics, it is almost impossible for the supply chain to keep moving, either domestically or internationally, without using the road network. Green logistics; traffic congestion will certainly not have been resigned to history.

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.” In short, robots are now more apt to improve the logistical efficiency of a company’s supply chain. Will Robotics Improve Efficiency?

Transportation TIP List: Week of February 24th, 2019

Transplace

trillion to the global economy by 2030, according to PwC. Transportation TIP List: Week of February 24 th , 2019. The saying goes, “March comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb.” And as the new month kicks off this week, many across the country are hoping for warmer weather to come.

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.

Four Strategies To Deploy As Supply Chain Hits Main Street

Supply Chain Shaman

Meanwhile, turbulence is the norm for manufacturing supply chains. As I sign into the front desk-after-front desk at manufacturers, and open the signature book, I notice a large number of system integrators diligently working on the implementation of traditional enterprise technologies.

Transportation TIP List: Week of March 3rd, 2019

Transplace

Managing a Supply Chain in Uncertain Times : No one knows what the future holds for the logistics industry. Transportation TIP List: Week of March 3 rd , 2019.

Why Workforce Productivity for Third Party Logistics and Wholesale Distribution Can’t Just be an Operational Issue Any Longer – Part 1 of 3

Supply Chain Nation

New practices have been proven by leading distribution and logistics providers that can reduce payroll costs by at least 5 percent, while increasing productivity and improving employee retention (source: JDA Value Engineering). This 3-part blog series will take a deeper dive into the importance of warehouse workforce management for wholesale distribution and third party logistics (3PLs) and how to create and sustain a high-performance workforce culture.

What Is The Mission?

Supply Chain Shaman

The Timken Company Bridges the Gap between Supply Chain, Finance, Manufacturing, Sales, and Marketing to Drive Supply Chain Excellence. Keith postulated the need to connect logistics to business strategy through a new concept termed supply chain management. In the thread, Kathleen responded: “…there are really no highly skilled and classically trained logisticians in manufacturing which is why IT has been able to dominate and give Business leaders incapable solutions.

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. 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 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.

Why Taxing Automation is a Bad Idea

Talking Logistics

A detailed report on automation released in late November by global management consultancy McKinsey & Company made the bold prediction that “ Automation could kill 73,000,000 US jobs by 2030.”

Go Horizontal!

Supply Chain Shaman

My first job was in manufacturing in the 1980’s. I did not understand warehousing and transportation until reassignment to a logistics role in 1985. The focus of APICS is manufacturing, CSCMP’s foundation is in logistics, and ISM serves the procurement organization.

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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. It will include any of your logistics carriers and all of your customers.

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. The applications in Logistics and transportation are real as well. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Five Trends That Excite Me!

Supply Chain Shaman

Future of Analytics in the Building of Supply Chain 2030. One of the greatest opportunities to use sensor data is in the building of digital manufacturing strategies. Holiday travel. Packed airports and the children screaming in unison.

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Seeing Beyond the Firewall

Supply Chain Shaman

The majority of manufacturing and retail companies want better performing supply chains. In the building of global supply chains, in the last decade, across value networks, outsourcing to third-party logistics, and contract manufacturing accelerated.

The Future of Supply Chain Management

Kinaxis

That was the perfect lead-in for a great Supply Chain Insights webinar I attended recently – Journey to Supply Chain 2030. Admittedly, 2030 is a few years out. by Alexa Cheater Closed Today. Fresh out of Supply Chain Talent.

Coming soon to a supply chain near you: 8 big digital disruptors

Kinaxis

That in turn is changing how organizations are manufacturing and delivering goods. Manufacturers are getting in on the action as well, splitting shipping costs with competitors to ensure trucks don’t go out half-filled.

Building Outside-In Processes

Supply Chain Shaman

On Monday, I would speak in Orlando Florida at the Terra Technology event; and on Wednesday, present the keynote at the Logistic Summit & Expo in Mexico City. I am a manufacturing gal by training. Include the supplier’s warehouse and manufacturing locations.

Examining LogiPharma 2019 – Top 3 symptoms you caught the life sciences supply chain bug

Kinaxis

Global Fund’s mission is to end AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis by 2030. Coordinating regulatory approvals with the ability to manufacture could make or break capturing market share. Early approvals could cause a struggle to ramp up manufacturing capabilities. Late approvals may give you more time to prepare manufacturing but could leave you with high capital resources sitting idle. by Bill DuBois.

Reflections, Thank-you(s) and Rethinking the Future

Supply Chain Shaman

Last week I spoke at the CLX Logistics Conference in Philadelphia on the future of Supply Chain Management. Localized manufacturing. Shipment and manufacturing of the unit of one.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & 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. Self-Service Logistics. Content Summary: The Era of Do-It-Yourself Logistics.

Global electric vehicle demand drives scramble for fresh supplies of vital metals

EFT

Investment bank Goldman Sachs predicts that sales of batteries to power EVs will rise from under $10 billion to $60 billion by 2030, which will require that the global availability of battery metals expands to meet swelling demand. CATL) ranked as the world's top EV battery manufacturer.

Sustainability pays off, but it’s not always traceable

Supply Chain Movement

The global middle class is growing even more rapidly: KPMG has calculated that by 2030 there will be three billion more middle-class consumers than in 2010. If nothing changes, food manufacturers who process these natural, renewable raw materials will soon face major problems.

Is Your Supply Chain Producing Too Much Waste?

AFFLINK

The USDA announced a plan to cut food waste – now a whopping $165 billion annually – in half by 2030. While physical production wastes are often the focus of zero waste campaigns, logistical wastes are also costly and problematic.

China’s Historic Silk Road is Resurrected from the Rubble

Elementum

In 2013, President Xi Jin Ping introduced an initiative to construct a modern-day equivalent of the Silk Road as part of the country’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. From an economic perspective the links initiated by the project will have a major impact on global trade by enhancing communication between suppliers, distribution warehouses, and manufacturers. China is leading an initiative to revive one of the largest feats of trade infrastructure the world has ever known.

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Transitioning to a low carbon future, while boosting profits

EFT

The below summary of my presentation will provide Supply Chain Executives and leaders within the Logistics field with a case for increasing a company’s profile and profitability by focussing on sustainability. Wind energy as an effective way to drive sustainable logistics. .

Top 25 Supply Chains of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

Also, for whatever reason, Gartner limits the scope of the Top 25 to companies in the manufacturing, retail or distribution sectors. Content Summary: Once again, German automaker BMW is the only automotive manufacturer on the Top 25 list this year, which Gartner attributes in part to its reputation as the most sustainable automotive company, at least according to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

Outlook on U.S. Exports: Forecasting the “Perfect Storm” or Something Else?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

export growth between now and 2030. are at record lows , allowing cost per unit to remain competitive as part of manufacturing costs. Global Forwarding Global Transportation Logistics Exports Shipping SOLASOutlook on U.S.