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Top Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015

Cerasis

We continue our series on the most read articles from the Cerasis blog for 2015 today by featuring any of the blogs in the transportation management or transportation categories. . We've already listed the top 10 manufacturing articles, the top 10 supply chain articles, and yesterday, the top 10 logistics articles. We will then conclude the 5 main categories by featuring the top 10 freight articles of 2015. Read the full article here. .

Best-Cost vs. Least-Cost Sourcing

Talking Logistics

The “reshoring” of manufacturing operations from China and elsewhere to the United States continues to make headlines. A month later, Walmart announced that it will increase its sourcing of US products by $50 billion over the next 10 years. And earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal published an article about how the toy maker K’Nex has moved most of its manufacturing operations from China to its factory in Pennsylvania.

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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. . The new year will then bring series on trends and on the state of some of the business functions and technology used in proper transportation and logistics management. Read the full article here. .

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.

Digital Transformation: An Imperative for Industrial Manufacturing in 2017

Cerasis

Are industrial manufacturers seizing all the opportunities of a more digital world? A recent article suggests that, by 2018, only 30 percent of manufacturers investing in digital transformation will be able to maximize the outcome. Let’s take a look at four reasons why digital transformation is an imperative in 2017 for industrial manufacturers: 1. Manufacturers need to rise to meet these new expectations – and one of the keys is through digital transformation.

Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015

Cerasis

has become a major oil and gas producer , which has been to the advantage of fabricators that serve not only drilling and extraction, but also heavy transportation. Now is the Time for Manufacturing to Look at Logistics Efficiency. The source pointed to several trends that are encouraging the adoption of TMS, including better control of data, more comprehensive analysis and the need to support omni-channel supply chains. Manufacturing manufacturing tips

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.

Pursuing a Career in Logistics and Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

Because there is such a wide spectrum of logistics and supply chain jobs available, it is best to categorise them in the following way: planning, manufacture, sourcing, and delivery. Manufacturing. There are plenty of supply chain opportunities in manufacturing. Sourcing.

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.”. Paiva also emphasises the importance of being robust from a supplier but also a transportation perspective. “We We need to look at alternative sources of procurement, of production, alternative factories, alternative countries. Even the transport network is changing.

A Global Shift for Manufacturers: Industries with Increased Demand

USC Consulting Group

However, with manufacturers and supply chains across the world reeling with the ongoing problems the pandemic has presented, we are seeing a definite shift in the ways business is conducted. Manufacturing. As a result, manufacturers are shifting to domestic sources.

Blockchain is Coming to Transportation – Here’s How

Talking Logistics

The transportation industry has long discussed blockchain with a healthy dose of skepticism or has taken a wait-and-see approach to its adoption. A modern, multi-modal Tier 1 TMS can now take data from all sources, cleanse it and use it. Even though most have little-to-no IT support or technology, they dominate a mode of transportation that can’t be ignored. The framework for creating a truly viable transportation visibility blockchain network is within our grasp.

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. Transport.

Improving Your Manufacturing Operations Using Warehouse Automation  

NC State SCRC

Ian is an expert on warehouse automation, and shares his insights on how you need to get started in thinking about technology and robotics in your warehouse or manufacturing operation. Sandwiched between warehouse and distribution center, manufacturing is where the value gets added. However, improvement opportunities abound and the right solutions can yield end-to-end improvements throughout the manufacturing enterprise. Improving Performance in Manufacturing.

Blockchain: A Single, Immutable, Serialized Source of Truth

Material Handling & Logistics

Acquire the source materials: add a block. Hand them to a carrier to transport to a plant: add another block. And so on, from source to end-customer receipt. Figure 1 illustrates an example of blockchain (click the download button at the end of the article to view the illustration). Always Available: A Shared, Distributed “Source of Truth”. The plant manufactures these materials into goods, and passes the chain along, allowing others to add to it.

How A Brewery Company Manages Contracted Transporters In Real-time

Abivin

As a big manufacturer, they follow a strict logistics process to manage transportation in real-time, which has been proven to improve efficiency and profit. In this article, we will take a deeper insight into how one leading brewery company can effectively manage all contracted transporters in real-time. Image Source 2. How the company manages all contracted transporters in real-time a. Image Source d.

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. Develop methodologies to measure risk for each supply chain node, warehouse, factory, supplier, geography, or transportation node.

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

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

This has proved to be a major source of risk. Poor business continuity planning, lack of risk management programs and single source suppliers, have magnified the impact of such risks. Build-In supplier network redundancies: Single-source dependency is high risk.

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From soba to udon—Are the noodles in the FTA bowl getting too thick? – LogiSYM December/January 2021

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

The use of such agreements (let’s for ease of reference call them FTAs for the purpose of this article, as that is the most common colloquial term, although there are many others floating around) has however been continuously disappointing. Article December/January 2021

Why Do Transportation Budgets Fail?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Why do transportation budgets fail? It’s a thorny topic, even for transportation professionals trying to trace an increase back to its source. Imagine what it’s like for senior executives who have no background in transportation as they try to understand it. At a CSCMP conference session, participants offered case after case of how business decisions—both unintentional and intentional—can wreak havoc on transportation spend.

The Future of Supply Chains Post COVID-19 – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

For example tools like self-billing can support to fasten time consuming transport invoices reconciliation etc…), several SC models will co-exist and will be intermediately used depending on the market condition. Article July 2020

Transportation Innovation 2018

EFT

A lively discussion followed regarding how the technologies will affect the transportation and warehousing industries. Autonomous technology has been used in manufacturing and distribution centers for years where AGV are used for moving product throughout a warehouse. over 2010 (Source: US Commerce Department). In May 2018 unemployment dropped to 3.8% (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics), with the addition of 223,000 new jobs. Original article can be found here. .

How to Improve Manufacturing Floor Data Collection

Cerasis

To log, track and trace everything’, your vision of a better manufacturing floor. Here’s how you can improve manufacturing floor data collection, long-term. A key component of any manufacturing process is data collection. Your ability to track stock levels, keeps tabs on shipping dates and monitor costs are essential to any smooth running manufacturing plant. However, are you starting to outgrow your manufacturing floor data collection system ?

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4 Valuable Benefits of a Transportation Management System (TMS)

Abivin

A Transportation Management System (TMS) aids enterprises to move products from one destination to another in a cost-effective, efficient, and reliable manner. If you are looking at your goods and transport section as more than just a price, then you are intellectually in the exact direction on how to positively aid your enterprise to leverage a TMS for the supreme ROI. Let’s explore the 4 Valuable Benefits of a Transportation Management System for enterprises below.

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

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

This article explores 10 possible areas in which can help at each stage of the flow in Supply Chain Management. Procurement can also have RPA do dynamic searches of websites to source or conduct market research for future buys and tenders. Article August 2020

Live Updates: The Kumamoto Quakes Could Devastate Smartphone Manufacturing

Elementum

Consumer electronics could be facing months of supply chain disruptions after the Kumamoto quakes rattled manufacturers in Southern Japan. The popularity of semiconductor and other electronics producers in the region, whose fragile manufacturing process could have been critically damaged by the quakes. Renesas , Sony , Fuji , and Mitsubishi are all manufacturers of semiconductors and solar cells that have, of this writing, been shut down.

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COVID-19 Lesson: Make Your Supply Chain More Resilient

Logistics Bureau

Until the Coronavirus began wreaking its havoc, global companies could run their supply chains on the assumption that disruptions would be rare and short-lived, and that products should be sourced, produced, and distributed at the cheapest locations to be found, wherever in the world that may be. The pandemic, however, has exposed the risk, like never before, of concentrating sources in one location—especially when it’s far away from a company’s headquarters and markets.

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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. GCC chemical industry is not immune to global trade fluctuations, transportation constraints and escalating competition, elevating the importance of supply chains to improve the bottom line. Article September 2020

Top 5 features to look for in a Transportation Management System (TMS)

Abivin

Selecting the correct software system for the business helps to attain process efficiency, gain visibility into the supply chain, and decrease general transport costs. One of such software is transportation management system (TMS) which is a subset of supply chain management regarding transportation operations (Mei & Eliot, 2017). TMS has become an indispensable tool in a growingly competitive and complex transportation landscape.

What is the State of Industrial Computing in Manufacturing?

Cerasis

Industrial computing on the manufacturing floor has evolved since early commercial applications were installed across aerospace and automotive industries in the 1960s. What’s changed and what are the challenges faced by manufacturing firms reliant on industrial computing as part of their day-to day operations? It’s fair to say that there aren’t many manufacturing firms left that operate without using a computer as part of their setup. CAM (Computer-Aided Manufacturing).

How to Improve Freight Labeling for Transport and Logistics Management

Cerasis

To combat the problem here’s a way to improve freight labeling for transport and logistics management. Incorrect or missing labels are a source of frustration for packers, handlers, freight forwarders, customs officers, haulers and those receiving the goods. Equipping transport fleets with computers and printers can improve freight labeling. Industrial computers and printers for transport fleets will reduce labeling problems.

Global Sourcing and Human Rights Go Hand in Hand

NC State SCRC

Low-cost country (LCC) sourcing is now a commonplace strategy for shrinking bottom line labor and material costs in most consumer products industries, including apparel, footwear, toys, and other manufactured products. The on-going tariffs levied by the Trump administration in 2018 against China has also made this option significantly more expensive for sourcing.

[Infographic] The Power of 3D Printing in Manufacturing: An Illustrated Guide

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: We love talking about and reporting on technology which effects and also makes the lives’ of manufacturing companies much better. We’ve been providing manufacturing companies and shippers with a web-based transportation management system since 1998, before web-based TMS was as prolific as it is today. It was not until the 2010s that additive manufacturing became more widespread. How it’s Done: Methods for 3D Printing In Manufacturing.

Supply Chain Operations in 2028: Let’s Consult the Crystal Ball

Logistics Bureau

Think of how automation is already changing the face of warehousing (robotic solutions) and transport (autonomous conveyances on the roads, rail, and even in the air). Autonomous rail transport could very well be the answer to highway congestion and the global bid to reduce carbon emissions.

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Supply Chain Shortcuts High-Tech Manufacturers Can Take to Compete Globally

Material Handling & Logistics

This article will identify the challenges mid-size high-tech companies face in expanding their market overseas, and then explain how working with a third-party logistics provider with a global reach offers unique advantages. We’ll look at what’s involved in bringing a product to market, focusing particularly on identifying the right and best regions to source, manufacture, warehouse and distribute products from.

Tips For Integrating Computerized Data Collection Systems On The Manufacturing Floor

Cerasis

There’s an art to integrating computerized data collection systems on the manufacturing floor. Unless you plan correctly, you won’t actually improve productivity on your manufacturing floor. Manufacturing firms buy in new machinery or IT equipment, completely altering processes and procedures that staff have become accustomed to, only to realize none of the personnel on the frontline know how to operate it? Data Manufacturing Technology Computerized Data Collection Systems

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