Reshoring in America: The Future Outlook, Current Hindrances & Issues, and Ways to Stimulate Reshoring

Cerasis

Yesterday we spoke about the top motivations and reasons why reshoring in America from offshored facilities has several benefits and what are the statistics of reshoring since 2013. Future Outlook of Reshoring in America. manufacturing is not experiencing a “renaissance” Industry experts conservatively acknowledge that off-shoring has slowed, and perhaps “stabilized” Although around 80,000 manufacturing jobs have come back to the U.S.

America’s Manufacturing Future: Hope or Hype?

Enterra Insights

In the United States, growing nationalist and protectionist sentiment rests on the hope manufacturing (and associated jobs) will return from overseas. He writes, “In building a case for an American manufacturing renaissance, economists cite increasing productivity, cheap natural gas, and rising value-added figures to show that manufacturing is in good shape and will get better. manufacturing jobs since 2010 are evidence of a big turnaround in manufacturing.

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Why The Future Of Smart Manufacturing Starts With Connected Workers

IQMS

Bottom Line: Providing connected workers and teams with the tools they need to excel onsite and remotely while enabling shop floor operations to transition from one manufacturing process to another is the essence of smart manufacturing today.

Made in America vs. Assembled in America – Defining Terms!

Supply Chain Game Changer

While this label is fairly clear, a second claim, “Assembled in America,” is a bit vaguer. When a product has a label stating “Made in USA,” it means its manufacturing has complied with several rules set by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). First, any labels reading “Manufactured in USA” or “Produced in USA” are considered unqualified U.S. Also, the product must be manufactured entirely or almost entirely within the U.S. A Closer Look at “Manufactured in USA.

2021 Manufacturing Trends: Connecting Workers Will Be Key

IQMS

2021 manufacturing trends will be driven by the lessons learned in 2020. 2021 Manufacturing Trends to Improve Decision Making and Productivity. Let’s look at nine areas of technology investment where manufacturers empower employees to improve decision-making and productivity in 2021.

Top Warehouses in North America 2013

The Logistics of Logistics

The top warehouses in North America were recently profiled in a great article by the fine folks at Modern Material Handling. auto manufacturing market melted down, I was conducting value stream mapping workshops at tier one suppliers (Magna, TRW, Yazaki, Johnson Controls, etc.). Top Warehouses in North America. The post Top Warehouses in North America 2013 appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics. “The line between disorder and order lies in logistics…” Sun Tzu.

Top 10 2020 Manufacturing Trends

IQMS

Bottom Line: 2020 manufacturing trends are driven by manufacturers’ strong confidence in their ability to deliver high-quality products that earn repeat orders while delivering excellent customer experiences. Running lean and struggling to find the employees they need to keep up the pace of production across their shop floors, small and mid-tier manufacturers are prioritizing Inventory Control and Scheduling to make themselves as efficient as possible.

Will Trucking Challenges Transform JITS in North America?

QAD

The advantage of a ‘pull’ system, over more traditional push based manufacturing, is that we only produce what is needed when it’s needed. Millennials are not as keen to join the profession since it pays marginally less than farming and manufacturing jobs. Trucking Challenges in North America. While the challenge may be looming globally, the North American automotive manufacturing base may be more inclined to try and dilute their just-in-time-sequence (JITS) supply loops.

Made in America vs. Assembled in America: Defining Terms of Auto Manufacturing

Cerasis

While this label is fairly clear, a second claim, “Assembled in America,” is a bit vaguer. A Breakdown of the Claim “Made in USA” When a product has a label stating “ Made in USA ,” it means its manufacturing has complied with several rules set by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). First, any labels reading “Manufactured in USA” or “Produced in USA” are considered unqualified U.S. The Trends that Will Forever Shape Manufacturing. Manufacturing

Small Business Manufacturing in America: Innovate, Design, Develop and Manufacture

Supply Chain View from the Field

I had a remarkable interview with a medium sized supplier today, that has truly found a business model which I believe holds a promise for a new industrial revolution in North America. The approach is built on one of America’s most important capabilities that makes it stand out globally: the ability to generate ideas and bring them to market. I believe this is the new model for American manufacturing.

The Growing Reliance on Traceability in Manufacturing Supply Chains

IQMS

Bottom Line: The heightened priority on health & safety is leading to a renaissance of traceability in manufacturing across many industry sectors as every business strives to keep its employees, customers, and suppliers safe. Reliance on Traceability in Manufacturing Is Growing.

Cleanroom Manufacturing Strategies That Pay

IQMS

Bottom Line: Cleanrooms provide the potential for plastics manufacturers to increase the average machine rate per hour, average markups and profit per production run by charging a price premium based on their certifications, compliance and industry expertise. Plastics manufacturers are relying on and investing in cleanrooms to capture new customers and gain a greater share of revenues from existing accounts. Proven Strategies For Improving Cleanroom Manufacturing.

10 Ways Machine Learning Can Improve Manufacturing Today

IQMS

to $2T in supply-chain management and manufacturing. By 2021, 20% of leading manufacturers will rely on embedded intelligence, using AI, IoT, and blockchain applications to automate processes and increase execution times by up to 25% according to IDC. Machine learning improves product quality up to 35% in discrete manufacturing industries, according to Deloitte. to $2 in supply-chain management and manufacturing. 7T value to manufacturers.

Manufacturing Keeps Going Strong At Mar-Bal

IQMS

Mar-Bal operates four manufacturing facilities in North America and a sales office in Shanghai, China. They manufacture thermoset composite products essential to the appliance, electrical distribution, and industrial marketplaces. The Ohio policy, which was one of the first enacted in the US, recognizes the need for critical manufacturers required to continue operation to supply the state and country during these difficult times.

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Manufacturing Gains From Machine Learning

IQMS

Improving semiconductor manufacturing yields up to 30%, reducing scrap rates, and optimizing fab operations is achievable with machine learning. Bottom line: Machine learning algorithms, applications, and platforms are helping manufacturers find new business models, fine-tune product quality, and optimize manufacturing operations to the shop floor level. New products are proliferating in manufacturing today, and delivery windows are tightening.

Skillfully Managing Manufacturing Reshoring Projects

Cerasis

There’s more involved in successfully reshoring a foreign manufacturing operation back to the U.S. Reshoring is a hot topic in manufacturing. It’s good for America. Reshoring may also require a significant investment in the renewal and updating of aging factories in America. These “Bring Manufacturing Back” initiatives have many moving parts and require careful planning and execution and very skillful project management.

Four Common Challenges Facing The Manufacturing Industry In 2019

IQMS

The manufacturing industry continues to show strong resiliency, shaking off global trade uncertainty, finding ingenious workarounds to its labor crisis, while still innovating new products using design-to-manufacture workflows. 76% of all manufacturers prioritize improving shop floor productivity as their most valuable growth strategy, 1.4 The manufacturing skills gap could potentially leave an estimated 2.4 Every direct manufacturing job creates an additional 2.5

Q&A: American Manufacturer, UCan Zippers, Shows Pride, Quality, and Commitment to American Manufacturing

Cerasis

In that interview we mentioned that he would visit Made In USA Zipper manufacturer, UCan Zippers to film a video documenting the company's commitment to American Manufacturing for nearly 30 years. Why are we having an interview with an American Manufacturer on a logistics blog, you ask? Almost everything you touch, see, use, have fun with, was made by a manufacturing company. Further, most likely, that object made by a manufacturer was brought to you on a truck.

How Manufacturers Can Benefit From The Theory Of Constraints

IQMS

Goldratt’s classic book, The Goal regarding how manufacturers can benefit from the Theory of Constraints (TOC). What makes this book a must-read for anyone in manufacturing is how effectively it shows how constraints can also provide the needed data and insights to achieve greater process improvements. How Manufacturers Can Benefit From The Theory Of Constraints. When constraints are ignored, manufacturers are squandering large amounts of capacity.

How Blockchain Can Improve Manufacturing In 2019

IQMS

By 2023, 30% of manufacturing companies with more than $5B in revenue will have implemented Industry 4.0 Blockchain’s greatest potential to deliver business value is in manufacturing. Increasing visibility across every area of manufacturing starting with suppliers, strategic sourcing, procurement, and supplier quality to shop floor operations including machine-level monitoring and service, blockchain can enable entirely new manufacturing business models.

Manufacturing Needs Smart Machines To Grow

IQMS

ISA-95 addressed the rise of global production and distributed supply chains yet are still deficient on the issue of data and security, specifically the proliferation of IIoT sensors, which are the real security perimeter of any manufacturing business. IIoT manufacturing systems are quickly becoming digital manufacturing platforms that integrate ERP, MES, PLM and CRM systems to provide a single unified view of product configurations.

America’s “Home Alone” Manufacturers

Supply Chain @ MIT

MIT’s Professor Suzanne Berger believes that US manufacturers need more support. The US can be a lonely place for manufacturers, believes MIT Professor Suzanne Berger. The lack of a supporting ecosystem in the country means that US companies trying to scale up innovations have to do it alone, a situation that impedes the growth of manufacturing. To illustrate the point, Berger compared Germany’s manufacturing sector to its counterpart in the US. Crossroads 2014.

Millennials and Manufacturing - Why Personalization Matters

Rootstock

Cloud Computing Cloud ERP Cloud ERP system considerations ERP Cloud Manufacturing manufacturing cloud ERP manufacturing cloud erp manufacturing ERP manufacturing ERP systems Manufacturing in America Manufacturing Software Millennials Mobile Technology Personalization Rootstock rootstock software Salesforce Salesforce ERP Supply Chain“Your groceries delivered in just one hour!”

What’s Driving ERP Adoption From The Shop Floor To The Top Floor

IQMS

Knowing how solid sales and revenue pipelines are and whether each order can be fulfilled on time is dominating the minds of manufacturing leaders today. Getting the most out of smart manufacturing techniques with real-time data helped many manufacturers make it through 2020.

Traceability In Food & Beverage Manufacturing is The Cornerstone of Quality

IQMS

Compliance and quality are the foundations all great food & beverage manufacturers rely on to create and strengthen trust with their distribution networks and customers. Traceability Is Key To Excelling At Compliance And Quality for Food & Beverage Manufacturing Companies. Traceability for food & beverage manufacturers isn’t optional anymore.

Four Cries for Help from Manufacturers

Rootstock

As manufacturing companies’ top management look for solutions to improve productivity and ultimately profitability, upping your game requires focusing on the core problems. Based on our experience with organizations struggling to manage their business using outdated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, we have identified the following four cries for help. The following problems where mentioned in Rootstock’s Demo Jam Win [link].

Reshoring Or Not, What is Manufacturing? 4 Questions to Ponder with Real American Manufacturers

Cerasis

Editor's Note: This is a two part series featuring Chuck Intrieri, who along with providing excellent insights over at his industry leading The Lean Supply Chain blog, is also a consultant who works with companies for Cost Reduction, Supply Chain Optimization, Logistics, Manufacturing, and 3PL Selection. We recommend you get in touch with him if you'd like an expert to guide you to the next level in your manufacturing business. . What is Manufacturing?

The 5 Benefits of Virtual Reality in Manufacturing

Cerasis

In February 2016, Good Morning America brought virtual reality experiences to the masses as everyone went with “GMA on Safari,” reports Fortune magazine (video below). For manufacturers, virtual reality represents a major breakthrough in how products are created. Let’s take an in-depth look into the world of virtual reality, what’s holding it back, and why manufacturers are looking to virtual reality in manufacturing. How Does Virtual Reality Benefit Manufacturers?

The 3 Myths & Current State of American Manufacturing

Cerasis

manufacturers, supply chain, logistics, transportation, and freight management. Today we focus on the realities that we face with American manufacturing. The argument for American manufacturing is clear, and the topic has graced the stages of all political candidates. closely follows China’s lead in manufacturing, and in fact, the U.S. is on track to surpass Chinese manufacturers by 2020, reports Chris Mathews of Fortune magazine. Manufacturers.

Seizing Real Results in Latin America

BlueYonder

If this is true from a supply chain perspective then Latin America can make a good case for future proximity prosperity. Of course the good news is that Latin America has much more going for it than its location relative to North America. My recent Real Results article, A Fresh Look at Latin America , highlights some of the opportunities and challenges on the horizon for Latin American businesses. One clear example of this prowess is automotive manufacturing.

31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats

Cerasis

Many off-shore manufacturers have returned to the U.S., Those changes, along with high costs of transporting materials and finished goods to and from overseas locations, make the value of reshoring likely to become a compelling financial reality for many manufacturers. manufacturers hurried to produce off-shore, believing significant cost reductions and huge profits would follow. 70% of manufacturers indicate that volatile energy costs are a major concern.

Toys R Bust: The Downfall of America's Favorite Toy Store

Elementum

In April, it rejected an $890 million bid from toy manufacturer Isaac Larian, in a move further cementing the bleak future ahead for the company's namesake. Toy manufacturers have also been hurting since the liquidation announcement back in March; both Mattel and Hasbro have seen share prices dip, with the latter now looking to increase control over online sales in the wake of recent events. Did supply chain problems have anything to do with Toys "R" Us going out of business?

3 Ways Robotics Are Crucial to Aerospace Manufacturing & Design

Cerasis

The United States aerospace manufacturing industry is a highly competitive one. These factors make aerospace manufacturing companies highly valued partners, even internationally. These heavy-duty robots play a key role in many manufacturing processes, ensuring uniformity and safety. Robotics Are Crucial to Aerospace Manufacturing & Design. In partnership with KUKA Systems North America, Boeing developed a robotic manufacturing process for its aircrafts’ fuselages.

Made in America: What it Means to the Country

Cerasis

But are they really cheaper than products that are made in America? . As of 2016, American manufacturing adds $6 Trillion to our economy , accounting for 12 million jobs. Some companies insist on American manufacturing; others are dedicated only to keeping production costs as low as possible, which means factories in China and impoverished nations. Made In America is Something to Brag About. Many companies insist on Made in America.

ToolsGroup Names David Barton General Manager of North America

ToolsGroup

BOSTON (May 13, 2019) – ToolsGroup, a global leader in supply chain planning software, announced today that David Barton has joined ToolsGroup as the new general manager of North America. Barton succeeds Patrick Smith, who served as managing director for North America from 2011 to February 2019. Barton will be responsible for all operations, including sales, professional services, customer success and administration.