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Manufacturing Plant Site Selection: Where to Locate Your Manufacturing Plant

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This article comes from Steve Wright who works for Whirlwind Steel and shares his knowledge on manufacturing plant site selection. There are a number of factors to consider in manufacturing plant site selection to ensure you have the best location for your new plant. Unlike retail, office, or residential locations, a manufacturer must also consider various environmental regulations , workforce issues, and raw material availability, among other things.

Technologies that Impact Procurement

Claritum

Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Technologies and Procurement Table. There are a lot of articles around on what Procurement needs to do; how Procurement needs to change; and how technology will fundamentally change Procurement. This article summarises, as a table, technology areas that impact on Procurement that you might need to investigate. 2 Technologies and Procurement Table. Virtual Procurement Agents.

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Procurement & Suppliers: Paying Attention to Terms & Conditions to Keep Supplier Relations Postitive

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is by our great friend, Chuck Intrieri where he gives us a fantastic example of how Procurement and Suppliers can enhance Supplier Relations by navigating the "Battle of the Forms.". As I’ve mentioned in previous articles supplier relations are an essential component of a sustainable and functional supply chain. Seller”) were negotiating over two piping units to be manufactured by the Seller. Procurement

6 Manufacturing Trends to Watch Out for in 2016

Cerasis

As we close the year of 2015, we want to take a look at some manufacturing trends for 2016. We look at 6 core areas that manufacturing companies will take a long look at as they gear up for a successful 2016. E-Commerce for Manufacturing. The Internet’s large-scale global penetration has spawned an increasingly large number of technology and web-savvy consumers, creating a huge opportunity for both industrial manufacturers and their end customers.

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Procurement Challenges Condensed

Claritum

Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. I took on the challenge of writing a condensed version of all the current Procurement challenges. Basing this on the many articles I have read covering this subject. I rapidly came to the conclusion that these articles were excellent at the helicopter view of the challenges, however seemed unable to apply categorisation to the challenges. These two procurement domains have distinctly different challenges.

What Are The True Costs And Challenges Behind Your Supply Chain?

Gravity Supply Chain

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Technology + Human Touch = Digital Supply Chain Excellence

Gravity Supply Chain

Articles Gravity Technology humantouch digital supplychain digitize futureproof flexibility flexible transparency visibility sourcing procurement distribution fulfillment logistics retail manufacturing cost warehouses warehousing carriers lean agile platform data BigData silo silos ecosystem tools speed efficiencyThere’s no need to do the maths; we’ve got the answer for you!

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Why The Time Is Now for Sustainable Procurement

Jaggaer

Earth Day (April 22nd) is a celebration of commitment to creating a safer, healthier and cleaner world, making it a natural time to reflect on the power and value of sustainable procurement programs. Procurement teams are in a unique and important position to drive such initiatives forward as these improvements are only possible through actions taken in the supply chain. Procurement at the pivot point. Clear steps to sustainable procurement.

Sourcing – What You Need To Know About Coronavirus Supply Chain Disruption

Gravity Supply Chain

Sourcing: Mitigate risk during periods of supply chain disruption, such as those caused by the Coronavirus outbreak, by using digital technology. . The post Sourcing – What You Need To Know About Coronavirus Supply Chain Disruption appeared first on Gravity Supply Chain.

Origin of Logistics & Supply Chain Revealed! - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

Origin of Logistics & Supply Chain Revealed! What do we know about "Logistics" and "Supply Chain" to date? The purpose of this article is to shed the new light on this topic, who coined the terms, the true meaning of the terms and its relationship with other disciplines. According to Lummas et al 2001 , the word "Logistics" in English appeared in the article as early as in 1898. 2) Origin of "Logistics". NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics.

How Are Counterfeit Drugs Procured?

Supply Chain @ MIT

A new approach focuses on the way these products are procured. Research at the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program , Zaragoza, Spain, is investigating why drug dispensers such as clinics and pharmacies might acquire fake drugs. The research explores a new approach to combating drug counterfeiters: devising mitigation strategies based on the way dispensers procure medicines. Counterfeit cures.

Logistics Cost Reduction: 6 Focuses to Create More Profit

Cerasis

This is the first of a two-part series where I will curate and cull information from my 4 decades of experience in logistics cost reduction at various positions in the supply chain. According to the CSCMP's "State of Logistics" Report from 2015, logistics costs now make up over 8% of the GDP. Any percentage less for your business with logistics costs as a percent of your revenue, goes straight to the bottom line. . Logistics Cost Reduction by Focusing on Safety.

Surviving Disruptions – an opportunity for supply chains to thrive with people and technology – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

“Managing supply chain and logistics has never been more significant and challenging since the outbreak of COVID-19 that created a new norm with high uncertainty and enforced an inevitable shift”. Logistics and supply chain management is a rapidly evolving field. Article July 2020

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[e-Book] The Most Impactful Supply Chain & Logistics Trends in 2017

Cerasis

“The problem with trends is that they are like a freight train gaining speed; everyone can see the train, but at what point do you say the train is really moving at speed?” – Steve Banker from a recent Forbes article. The reality is that the speed at which the supply chain & logistics industries are changing are breathtaking. Download the all new Cerasis e-book "The Most Impactful Supply Chain & Logistics Trends in 2017" by Filling out the Form Below.

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COVID-19: Implications on inventory planning, sourcing and procurement

EFT

For Pedro Paiva, Operations Director, EMEA for major footwear manufacturer Alpargatas, which owns the Havianas brand, they “Estimate that we will lose between 30% and 50% of sales this year.”. We need to look at alternative sources of procurement, of production, alternative factories, alternative countries. As demand rides a rollercoaster in the last few months, huge adjustments have been asked from businesses in every corner of the world and sector.

This Week in Logistics News (October 24-28, 2016)

Talking Logistics

In 2012, for example, he was elected as a fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), where he served as chair of the Sections and Societies Subcommittee and as president of the Transportation Science and Logistics Section. Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Uber’s Otto hauls Budweiser across Colorado in self-driving truck (Reuters). XPO Logistics Divests North American Truckload Operation to Transforce.

Transforming the GCC Chemical Industry with Supply Chain Integration – LogiSYM September 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

The GCC chemical industry is second largest manufacturing industry in value add, after refining. Overcoming these challenges, regional chemical manufacturers and suppliers are now forced to rethink and readjust their global supply chain model. Focussing on lowering logistics costs by coordinating time charters or invest in joint shipping lines to capture ship-owner returns. Article September 2020

Capitalising on Supply Chain Digitisation with Robotic Process Automation – 10 Areas of Opportunities – LogiSYM August 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

For an industry that increasingly requires higher logistics pipeline velocity without sacrificing accuracy and at lower costs, RPA is a natural choice for high performing supply chain organisations. Procurement. Article August 2020

This Week in Logistics News (March 23-27, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Penske Logistics Reaches Agreement to Acquire Transfreight North America. This week it was Penske Logistics announcing that it is acquiring Transfreight North America from Mitsui & Co., Transfreight offers customized logistics solutions that include network optimization / rationalization solutions. All seek to extend their manufacturing line back to their suppliers.

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Why is Supply Chain Such a Great Career Path?

Supply Chain Game Changer

In our article “ What Exactly is Supply Chain Management? SCM encompasses the integrated planning and execution of processes required to optimize the flow of materials, information and financial capital in the areas that broadly include demand planning, sourcing, production, inventory management and storage, transportation — or logistics — and return for excess or defective products. supplychainmanagement #humanresources #procurement #logistics #jobs.

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Supply Chain And Logistics Trends That Could Be Big In 2020

Logistics Bureau

Rob O’Byrne makes an early start with his round-up of supply chain and logistics trends that might make industry headlines in the coming year. His observations include trends in first and last-mile logistics, and the increase in SMEs entering global markets. 2020 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends: What’s Around the Corner? I was a little late getting started in 2018, and we were already into 2019 when I got round to publishing my usual trends article.

Jobs and Career Paths in Supply Chain and Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Are you fresh out of college or university and planning to enter the supply chain or logistics profession? Either way, you might find this article of value, because we’re going to discuss some of the positions you might aim for among the vast range available, and the career paths associated with them. However, it also means that the paths discussed in this article are mere possibilities, rather than absolutes. Types of Job in Supply Chain and Logistics.

Still Don’t Know How Many Slaves Are In Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

Last week, the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS), a leading international body representing purchasing and supply management professionals, issued a press release highlighting findings from a survey it conducted showing that relatively few companies are ready to comply with the UK’s Modern Slavery Act , which was passed in March 2015 with enforcement set to begin on April 1, 2016. appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Technologies are changing the Logistics Picture

Enterra Insights

According to Steve Geary, President of the Supply Chain Visions family of companies and Chief Operating Officer at ROSE Solutions, logistics is the key tool in the supply chain professional’s kit. He explains, “Sun Tzu said, ‘The line between disorder and order lies in logistics.’ With the advent of digitalization, the logistics and supply chain industry is getting a complete makeover.”[2]. Emerging Logistics Technologies and Trend.

Are We Facing the End of Supply Chain Management?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Blog post originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Argentus at [link] , a boutique recruitment firm focused on Supply Chain and Procurement. A new article in Harvard Business Review has been generating some automation-related controversy in the Supply Chain Community, as well as lots of buzz and interesting conversation. Companies will always need people who can build relationships with vendors when conducting large-scale Procurement.

How Many Slaves Are in Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

The law requires “retail sellers and manufacturers doing business in the state [with over $1 million $100 million in annual worldwide gross receipts] to disclose their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their direct supply chains for tangible goods offered for sale, as specified.” And as I highlighted last week, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal , “Wal-Mart Stores Inc., appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

If you can measure it then you can manage it

Claritum

Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. If you can measure it then you can manage it” This statement is so true in the procurement field. Procurement is fundamentally in the intelligence business, and since information is at the core of intelligent decision making, you need to be really good at efficiently gathering and transforming data into information. Procurement needs to have real time data on the entire supply chain. Articles Procurement Analytics

It’s Time to Welcome The Supply Chain CEO!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Argentus is a boutique recruitment firm focused on Supply Chain and Procurement. Over the past few decades, companies have realized that the way they bring products to market – from sourcing parts and services, to manufacturing, to shipping, to distribution – isn’t just a practical necessity, but an avenue for competitive advantage. This great article provided some great perspective on the topic. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Blog post provided by [link].

Create a Responsive Supply Chain to Handle Peaks and Lulls!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Responsive Supply Chain article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Dave Joseph at veridian.info. As noted by Inbound Logistics , “Many manufacturers start assembling products, mapping out product specs to determine capacity needs, and working with their transportation and distribution partners on reliable and cost-effective logistics solutions up to six months in advance.”. supplychainmanagement #procurement #logisticsmanagement.

Top 10 Global Supply Chain Risks

Supply Chain Game Changer

Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Katherine Barrios at xeneta.com. Supplier consistency applies to manufacturers as well. Procurement departments must take the full burden of ensuring supplier consistency. riskmanagement #supplychainmanagement #procurement #distributionlogistics. Freight and Logistics Guest Blog Post Procurement Supply Chain Management Distribution Logistics Risk ManagementSubscribe Here!

The Future of Supply Chain Belongs to Those Who Can Find the Talent!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Article originally published at [link] and permission to publish here provided by Dave Joseph. The talent and skills gap affects the manufacturing and supply chain industries more than almost any other occupation in the U.S. These skills gaps were forged in a time when manufacturing and supply chain management were seen as dirty, unforgiving professions. humanresources #jobsatisfaction #jobsearch #jobseeking #supplychainmanagement #procurement #logistics #talentmanagement.

This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

CombineNet and Transplace Extend Partnership in Delivering Advanced Transportation Procurement Solution to North America. Labor and management work out deal at Port of LA/Long Beach ( Logistics Management ). As I highlighted in my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2013 , tablets and smartphones are quickly becoming the preferred computing platform for business professionals, which is why technology providers are designing and optimizing their applications for these devices.

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Top 5 Logistics Technologies

FLEXE

The Top 5 Modern Logistics Technologies. The business of Logistics is evolving. We recently published an article about how the Internet of Things is changing several aspects of the supply chain and in recent posts we’ve also discussed additional new innovations, like freight marketplaces and supply chain design technologies that help make the supply chain more efficient, responsive and competitive. 4) Collaborative Logistics.

China Flexes Its Global Logistics Muscle

Material Handling & Logistics

China aims to extend its logistics reach from the Pacific to the Atlantic through its One Belt, One Road initiative. The sheer size of the country’s “One Belt, One Road” logistics initiative, for instance, calls into question the true objective of the regional infrastructure plan. I don’t think logistics is the only thing on China’s mind. And what better way to do that than to basically control the foundation of the economy—the logistics infrastructure, Finley explains.

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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. Our first belief is that the future Supply Chain must be based on a “Don’t Touch” philosophy, which we discussed in our article A Don’t Touch Strategy Will Dramatically Lean Out Your Supply Chain! Now consider that this same data entry occurs between all suppliers, customers and logistics carriers. Subscribe Here! Email Address.