Most Read Manufacturing Articles of 2015

Cerasis

It is that time of year again where we feature the most viewed articles on the Cerasis blog in each of the six main categories we write about: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation Management, and Freight. . As we are nearly just a week from Christmas, the marketing department likes to take a look back at some of the articles written by Cerasis and contributing authors to see which specific subjects sparked the most interest. Read the full article. .

Top Logistics Articles of 2015

Cerasis

We continue our top articles from each of our main 5 categories today by covering the top 10 logistics articles that were the most viewed in 2015. We write to five main categories on the Cerasis blog: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation Management, and Freight. Each of these five include several sub categories for more specific articles, such as the TMS category under Transportation Management. Top Logistics Articles of 2015.

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Top Supply Chain Articles of 2015

Cerasis

As we head into 2016, we are featuring our most read articles of 2015 in our five main categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation Management, and Freight. Yesterday we published the top 10 most read manufacturing articles of 2015. . Top 10 Supply Chain Articles from 2015. The following 10 supply chain articles are listed in order from the 10th most read blog post to the top most read post. Read the full article here. .

Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #9: Relentless pursuit of one metric at the expense of other metrics.

Kinaxis

Over the years, working for and with numerous manufacturing companies, I’ve seen many supply chain practices that cost companies money. Reason #9 Relentless pursuit of one supply chain metric at the expense of other metrics. Yet, these are similar instructions as what is passed down to the supply chain from executives focused on a specific supply chain metric. Why do companies focus on reducing a specific metric? by John Westerveld.

6 Benefits of Effective a Reverse Logistics System & The 9 Core RevLog Metrics to Track

Cerasis

For instance, a growing number of cell phone manufacturers have established procedures in place for consumers who wish to return an older model and ensure that the device is refurbished or recycled rather than dumped into the local landfill. Importance of Metrics in Reverse Logistics Management. To monitor progress against its reverse logistics management plan, a company needs metrics that measure the financial impact of returns on the firm and on other members of the supply chain.

50 Most Read Articles of All Time in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight

Cerasis

Since today is the last day of the year before we all get ramped up towards a productive 2016 and after finishing out top 10 most read articles in each of our five main categories ( Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation , & Freight ) we wanted to give you all a treat and list the top 50 most read articles of all time from the Cerasis blog. 50 Most Read Articles of All Time From the Cerasis Blog. Happy New Year!

Why Demand-Driven Manufacturing is Focused on Metrics for Action

synchrono

In Demand-Driven Manufacturing, there is only one measurement that is important to drive performance: Throughput. Demand-driven managers know that having too many metrics leads to conflicting measurements. From a Demand-Driven Manufacturing operations perspective, you want to pay strict attention to strategic control points for improving Throughput. We call these Metrics for Action. Metrics for Action. Are your metrics really working for you?

The Most Popular Supply Chain Cowboy Articles of 2014

Supply Chain Cowboy

Below is a list of our five most popular articles from the past year: Number 5 – How Skullcandy Rocked S&OP. The article received a lot of positive social media attention, especially from people passionate about US-based manufacturing and small business entrepreneurs. If anyone in your organization tracks packages, then they’ll definitely want to take a look at this article. What else would you like to see as topics for articles?

The Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2014

Cerasis

Today, we kick off our annual year end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 7 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , 3PL , Business , Transportation , Freight. Top Manufacturing Blog Posts for 2014. Like last year, reshoring and the idea of a US Manufacturing comeback, or revivial, or rennaisaince (whatever you want to call it) was of huge interest to our readers of the Cerasis blog. Is Manufacturing Really a Good Career Choice?

Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work

Supply Chain Shaman

At Supply Chain Insights , as we combed through over 9000 quantitative responses on supply chain management from business leaders to understand what drives supply chain excellence in preparation for the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit , in the process, we proved Hau Lee’s theorem in the Famous Harvard Business Review Article, “Triple A Supply Chains.” Reward teams for cross-functional metrics. Focus functional metrics to improving reliability.

Making Better Manufacturing Decisions With the Help of Machine Learning

Oracle SCM

Manufacturing today is more complex than ever before. In fact, according to a recent article in Forbes there are " 2.5 " Now when we look at the amount of data that is created in the context of Manufacturing, the Industrial Internet of Things, and Global Supply Chains, we can be sure that it is not much different. Is there a correlation between product failures in the field or customer returns & the manufacturing process used?

What is SKU? A complete guide to Stock Keeping Units

Unleashed

They are absolutely mission-critical in any warehouse, manufacturing or retail environment because they simplify the act of inventory management and analysis by ensuring that your people speak with a common language. Second, avoid copying your supplier or manufacturer’s codes where possible.

Reimagine Supply Chain of the Future – agile, resilient, and balanced – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

As the fabric suppliers require the longest lead times, ZARA approves designs & initiates manufacturing after it gets feedback from its stores. Optimize global manufacturing capacities : Carry out a structured view of Mfg capacities by each plant, self as well as outsourced.

The Pros and Cons of Consolidating Manufacturing ERP Systems

synchrono

Managing operations through multiple manufacturing systems can be challenging, but it’s a daily reality for many manufacturers. For instance, one facility might operate in a make-to-stock mode and the other in a make-to-order mode even though they manufacture the same types of products for the same customers. Addressing local regulations and business practices is another common (and good) reason for implementing one manufacturing system over another.

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

Let me start with a true confession: I am a manufacturing gal. I relished the sound of a manufacturing line when I opened the door of the factory in the morning, and I liked managing inputs so that we could maximize outputs. Manufacturing is the foundation of my interest in supply chain management. In manufacturing, I became good at labor bargaining. This was the beginning of my journey from manufacturing to understanding larger supply chain concepts.

Supply Chain Leadership Driving Industry 4.0 & Resilience During Crisis – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Lockdown of cities and manufacturing plants have significantly impacted many industries’ supply chains. The white appliances manufacturer in Turkey, Arçelik, re-organised its manufacturing place in a limited time to be able to initiate ventilator production. Article July 2020

Summary of Development and Manufacture Contracts in the Aerospace and Defense Industries

NC State SCRC

The type of contract of interest in this report is for Development and Manufacture contracts in the Aerospace and Defense industries. The subcontract efforts feature the majority of military and part of commercial aviation, systems are outsourced by the overall airframe manufacturer, known as “primes” (Boeing, Airbus, Sikorski, etc.) Specific Risks in Development and Manufacture Contracts in the Aerospace and Defense Industries.

U.S. Manufacturing Activity Continues to Grow

Supply Chain Nation

manufacturing activity in May, how advancements in artificial intelligence are shifting the balance of power in technology, and the role of corporate social responsibility in supply chain management. . manufacturing activity gains ground. manufacturing activity expanded and hiring increased in May. The article, U.S. The New York Times’ article, Is China Outsmarting America in A.I.? In the IndustryWeek article, Who’s Taking Responsibility for Your Supply Chain?

U.S. Manufacturing Activity Continues to Grow

Supply Chain Nation

manufacturing activity in May, how advancements in artificial intelligence are shifting the balance of power in technology, and the role of corporate social responsibility in supply chain management. . manufacturing activity gains ground. manufacturing activity expanded and hiring increased in May. The article, U.S. The New York Times’ article, Is China Outsmarting America in A.I.? In the IndustryWeek article, Who’s Taking Responsibility for Your Supply Chain?

IoT Will Drive Revolutionary Change in Manufacturing Companies

Oracle SCM

This week, Andrew Hughes of LNS Research authored an interesting blog that included the chart below, which was produced as part of a "Metrics that Matter" survey. The interesting thing about this (as noted in Andrew's blog ), is the fact that there is positive interest in implementing plant analytics as well as operations and manufacturing intelligence capabilities. " Has your organization started on the path to revolutionizing manufacturing with IoT?

10 Issues Keeping Manufacturers and Distributors Up At Night for 2015

Cerasis

As we get settled into this new year, we thought we’d share observations from conversations we’ve had with manufacturers and distributors recently. In fact, in order to combat these ever pressing issues and competition, we recently shared our insights on trends for 2015 facing manufacturers and distributors on the Cisco-Eagle Blog. Rather than Count Sheep, Manufacturers and Distributors Should Face these Issues. Manufacturers are also doing more to influence end-customers.

Smart Manufacturing with a New Generation of ERP

QAD

While your thoughts on the subject may be lost in the back of your mind, the fact is that ERP solution capabilities are evolving, and so is their role in manufacturing. Smart manufacturing is no longer just a buzzword, it’s now the “way forward” plan for many manufacturers, regardless of the industries they serve. What is Smart Manufacturing? It can also be attributed to identifying and addressing manufacturing inefficiencies and safety hazards in the workplace.

How Microsoft & ThroughPut are helping Global Manufacturers increase Output during the COVID-19 Pandemic, and how every Operations Professional can help

ThroughPut

Automotive manufacturers are remobilizing to produce ventilators. In fact, in the last 6 weeks alone, I have personally been to the front lines of Yokohama, Milan, New York, and San Francisco , working alongside some of the world’s most professionally-committed food manufacturing & distribution, plastics manufacturing, and industrial operations personnel. Our constraint is not our ability to help global manufacturing at scale, but to help global manufacturing in time.

6 Steps to Viable Supply Chain Reality

Logistics Bureau

With the supply of raw materials dwindling, it makes good economic sense for manufacturers to take discarded materials and repurpose them. As you begin to see results, you will need to evaluate them against your chosen metrics.

How Machine Learning is Transforming Industrial Production

DELMIA Quintiq

That allows us to get to the heart of the matter in identifying the industrial technology that had to be created or modified because of the desire to use machine learning computer algorithms to enable the era of smart manufacturing. The list of new technology that can be attributed to machine learning is exhaustive and not possible to be covered in its entirety in this article. manufacturing facility), to be tightly coupled and evaluated by advanced predictive analytics (e.g.,

Supply Chain Leaders Rearranging Deck Chairs? Yes, I Think So.

Supply Chain Shaman

The supply chain is complex non-linear system that is easily thrown out of balance through a focus on functional metrics. They rock back and forth in improving singular metrics but struggle to improve a portfolio of growth, margin, inventory performance, and asset utilization.

Sage Advice? Only for Turkeys.

Supply Chain Shaman

I am currently writing an article on supply chain excellence. Consider the case of food manufacturing. The only metric that we have improved through ten years of IT investments is the revenue/employee number. Over the course of the last decade, I have worked with many companies that moved manufacturing to countries with lower labor costs. This week, I am grounded due to weather. So, I am spending my time writing.

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6 Steps to Sustainable Supply Chain Reality

Logistics Bureau

With the supply of raw materials dwindling, it makes good economic sense for manufacturers to take discarded materials and repurpose them. As you begin to see results, you will need to evaluate them against your chosen metrics.

How to Get a Job in the Supply Chain Sector

Logistics Bureau

You are not alone, especially as in the time since we first penned this article, one huge and unforeseen event has raised awareness of the global importance of this vital sector—and shown it to be an attractive career choice. So, you are thinking about a career in supply chain?

Why Large Companies Increasingly Opt for 4PL Services

Logistics Bureau

In its simplest form, fourth-party logistics is a model in which manufacturers hand over the entirety of the organisation and oversight of their supply chain to a 4PL provider. the digitisation of manufacturing.

Why a Cashmere Sweater Can Cost $2,000 — or $30

Supply Chain Brain

The price depends on the quality of the yarn, where the garment was manufactured, the number of units purchased by the brand, and the markup. These days, manufacturers frequently make the clothes out of a mix of lengths to balance quality with cost. Read full article. Quality & Metrics SC Analysis & Consulting Global Supply Chain Management Apparel Retail All Technology Sourcing/Procurement/SRM Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider Featured Content

Amazon Is Being Blasted by a Watchdog Group Over China Echo Factory Conditions

Supply Chain Brain

the company known as Foxconn, which manufactures products for Amazon. Read full article. High-Tech/Electronics Global Supply Chain Management HR & Labor Management Quality & Metrics Retail E-Commerce/Omni-Channel Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt. The New York-based China Labor Watch released a report at the weekend following a nine-month investigation of working conditions at a factory in the city of Hengyang owned by Hon Hai Precision Industry Co.,

Using DRG Analytics to Drive TCO: The Holy Grail in Healthcare Analytics

NC State SCRC

There is even a metric for this used by hospitals: “utilization” To illustrate the problem, consider a hospital that buys 100 stents. They are purchased, the manufacturer delivers them and they are put into the stockroom next to the OR. This work can create a direct pipeline between manufacturers and providers, and dis-intermediate GPO’s and software markets, which either do not work or do not provide value. Hospitals are bleeding money.

U.K. Just Now Asks Business to Map Supply Chain Ahead of Brexit

Supply Chain Brain

The work is highly complex, with some manufacturers using components that cross borders several times during the production process. Read full article. Quality & Metrics Regulation and Compliance SC Analysis & Consulting All Logistics Global Logistics Transportation & Distribution All TechnologyOne of the people expressed bafflement that it’s taken so long for the government to ask for the data.

Can Blockchain Fix the Opioid Epidemic? Intel Wants to Find Out

Supply Chain Brain

The experiment will see how easy it is to track pills as they travel from the manufacturer all the way to a patient’s home. Read full article. Global Supply Chain Management Quality & Metrics Regulation and Compliance Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt. Now Intel Corp. and the pharmaceutical industry are planning to fight fire with fire.