31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats


Many off-shore manufacturers have returned to the U.S., And, according to a Boston Consulting Group (BCG) study, 54% of companies with above one billion in revenues are now considering reshoring. 70% of manufacturers indicate that volatile energy costs are a major concern.

How Do Supply Chain & Transportation Leaders Get Started Using Their Big Data Strategy?


As explained by the Boston Consulting Group , supply chain leaders should gather all stakeholders from an organization. For example, supply procurement, manufacturing processes and warehousing information should be the first considerations. Data Supply Chain Transportation

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Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q1 2016)

Talking Logistics

It’s hard to believe that we’re more than a quarter of the way through 2016 already — and that it’s snowing here in Boston today, the first Monday in April. The Boston Globe: A Home Delivery and Outsourcing Failure. The Omni-channel Effect on Manufacturers: Strategies for Success (2,689 views).

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Supply Chain Movement 20 – Trends & Consulting

Supply Chain Movement

12 | Profile Hans Willems, Vice President Supply Chain Europe, Boston Scientific. A Boston Scientific medical device is used somewhere in the world every two seconds, but the company is much more than a medical device manufacturer. Manufacturers find themselves at a crossroads.

Is Mexico the World's Next Manufacturing Hub?


Mexico may become the global manufacturing nerve center if the country plays its cards right. According to Deloitte’s 2016 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index, Mexico ranks number eight out of 40 countries including Canada, Sweden, and Vietnam.

America’s Manufacturing Future: Hope or Hype?

Enterra Insights

Trade wars, renegotiated trade deals, technology advancements, rising transportation costs, and a growing global middle class have all contributed to a more complex international economic environment. In the United States, growing nationalist and protectionist sentiment rests on the hope manufacturing (and associated jobs) will return from overseas. manufacturing jobs since 2010 are evidence of a big turnaround in manufacturing. Manufacturing still matters.

Investing in Manufacturing Innovation & Competitiveness: Will the next Silicon Valley be located in the United States?


Editor's Note : In this guest blog post from Adams Nager, of ITIF (Information Technology & Innovation Foundation) , he stresses the importance of fostering innovation and spurring competitiveness of American Manufacturing by focusing on more R&D from both the public and private sectors. This post is a reminder to all manufacturers, that in order to help yourselves, and help the economy, we cannot keep our eye of the long-term or investing for it. .

4 Infographics Showing How Technology Is Transforming Global Manufacturing & Supply Chain


This year looks like it's going to be one of the most innovative years for manufacturing technology. Purchasing and supply executives predict that the global manufacturing industry will continue to expand. and Chinese manufacturers. manufacturers.

10 Ways IoT Can Improve Supply Chains


By 2020, Discrete Manufacturing, Transportation & Logistics and Utilities industries are projected to spend $40B each on IoT platforms, systems, and services. The graphic below illustrates how digital twins streamline additive manufacturing.

7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

Talking Logistics

In the last decade, many companies, especially those with manufacturing operations, have evolved direct materials sourcing from an administrative function to a strategic procurement process. Transportation has followed the same evolutionary pattern, moving upstream from day-to-day freight transactions to an integral component of top-level corporate planning and procurement strategy. As a strategic process, transportation procurement may still seem very tedious and challenging.

4 Logistics Solutions for Struggling CPG Shippers

PLS Logistics

CPG shippers have been facing significant obstacles in transportation over the past few years. A recent study from the Boston Consulting Group and the Grocery Manufacturers Association shows that 80% of CPG shippers consider shipping their biggest business obstacle.

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This Week in Logistics News (April 11-15, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Today marks the three-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, a sad and scary day, especially those of us living in the Boston area. February 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). the Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.7

[INFOGRAPHIC] 9 Progressive Information Technology Movements Moving Manufacturing into Industry 4.0


This is a summary post of the 9 pillars of technological advance report from Boston Consulting Group. 9 Progressive Information Technology Movements Moving Manufacturing into Industry 4.0. Additive Manufacturing. and how it will change manufacturing?

7 Factors of Solid Supply Chain Network Design

Supply Chain Opz

Location includes customers, suppliers, warehouse, manufacturing facilities, seaports, airports and so on. 3) Mode of Transportation : since material flows from one point to another, you need to identify the mode of transportation that you''re currently using.

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[e-Book] The Essential Guide to Inbound Freight Management


Depending on the industry and size of the company, a business can spend more than 40% of its annual freight budget on inbound shipping, according to the Aberdeen Group, a research firm in Boston. In this all new e-book, shippers will take away an understanding of inbound freight management to reduce costs, increase control, and gain more visibility into the front end of the supply chain function of transportation. How Big Is the Problem Of Inbound Freight Management?

Why CPG Demand Forecasting Has Hit a Ceiling


Boston Consulting Group talks about how the “endless aisles” of the internet and omni-channel sales increase product assortment. Most CPG companies have hit a demand forecasting ceiling. The good ones are breaking through.

Why Companies Need a Supplier Relationship Management Strategy


In May, 2014 Raytheon gathered a group of its largest suppliers in Boston, MA to discuss the launch of the company’s Supplier Advisory Council. The transportation of lithium batteries is dangerous, as they overheat, which can cause significant damage.

5 Key Trends Driving Supply Chain Innovation

Talking Logistics

With enhancements in manufacturing and product development, it’s increasingly hard to distinguish product capabilities as a customer. Take, for instance, you are a B2B manufacturer that has an important customer that needs a delivery ASAP.

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7 Factors of Solid Supply Chain Network Design

Supply Chain Opz

Location includes customers, suppliers, warehouse, manufacturing facilities, seaports, airports and so on. 3) Mode of Transportation : since material flows from one point to another, you need to identify the mode of transportation that you''re currently using.

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How IoT Improves Consumer Packaged Goods Value Chain


The pivot point has moved from production to customer delivery, and the primary constraint has moved from manufacturing to transportation. This shift is hard to handle because the CPG industry spends at least 5% of revenue on transportation. Plagued with driver shortages, theft, and delays, transportation undermines results from all other cost initiatives. Given that most freight is transported over the road, this is a serious concern.

The Panama Canal Expansion: Time Versus Cost Trade-Off

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In 2015, the Boston Consulting Group and C.H. We also looked at other scenarios: potential shifts in manufacturing to Southeast Asia, some shipping through the Suez Canal rather than the Panama Canal, a weak U.S. Global Transportation Supply Chain Panama Canal

Advantages of Basing Your Distribution Center in North Carolina

Kanban Logistics

The state is also ranked #5 in GlobalTrade Magazine’s “ Best States for Manufacturing.” Here’s why: In terms of output, North Carolina is the second-largest food and beverage manufacturer in the U.S., Total manufacturing output was over $103 billion in 2018.

Logistics, Data, and Cognitive Computing

Enterra Insights

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) analysts assert, “Logistics networks have never been more complex. It tracks not only transportation and handling but also warehousing and inventory working-capital costs, specifically by end customer. The incomplete view that most companies have of their transportation costs is the result of a siloed organization structure that has each part of the business focusing on a single aspect of logistics.”

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The end of just-in-time?


The story goes that when Eiji Toyoda, CEO of Toyota, visited American car manufacturers in the 1950s, he was not impressed. This was the start of the famous process of Just-In-Time (JIT) manufacturing, or lean manufacturing as it later became known.

This Week in Logistics News (January 19-23, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Deflategate has consumed the airwaves, headlines, and social media conversations all week, especially here in Boston. ” Companies have historically overlooked B2B Connectivity when evaluating supply chain software solutions, such as transportation management systems.

How Ecommerce Brands Are Helping Fight COVID-19 (Coronavirus) + Resources for Those in Need


They will deliver free, fresh salads and bowls to hospitals in the cities they serve: DC Area, Philadelphia, Boston, NYC, SF, LA, Chicago, and Houston. LVMH will use its perfume and cosmetics factories (normally used for Christian Dior, Givenchy, and other luxury brands) to manufacture free hand sanitizer (hydroalcoholic gel) for French health authorities. With COVID-19 (Coronavirus) evolving at such a rapid pace, the ShipBob team wants to help those in need.

This Week in Logistics News (February 19-23, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Transplace Joins Blockchain in Transport Alliance. For another case study example, see The Boston Globe: A Home Delivery and Outsourcing Failure.). It seems like every week a new transportation and logistics company joins the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA).

The things we’ve seen, in 2019

DELMIA Quintiq

Thus far, we’ve shared seven stories of individuals who are working hard towards their sustainability goals, in a wide range of sectors: medicine, farming, transportation and more. Here we are, just about to turn the calendar to 2020. As we end the year (and the decade!)

How to Learn About Supply Chain Research From Around the World in a Few Hours

Supply Chain @ MIT

These are: the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (Cambridge, USA), the Zaragoza Logistics Center (Zaragoza, Spain), the Center for Latin-American Logistics Innovation (Bogotá, Colombia), and the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (Shah Alam, Malaysia). World view.

28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company. John Moss @EnglishBlinds John Moss is the CEO of English Blinds , the manufacturers of bespoke window blinds and shades.

3 Factors Affecting Growth of Automated Material Handling


It’s for this reason that increasing numbers of industrial organizations are electing to automate as a means to minimize manufacturing costs by reducing human involvement. Let’s examine some of the driving factors for growth of automated material handling in the years to come and explore what this means for manufacturing operations: Advanced Technologies. What this means for manufacturers is there is an increasing incentive to automate what has traditionally been manual operations.

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Drugmakers Face Puerto Rico Factory Challenges with Shattered Infrastructure

Material Handling & Logistics

Tax breaks and incentives made Puerto Rico the Caribbean’s economic powerhouse two decades ago, helping attract dozens of drug and device makers that built state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. Boston Scientific Inc.,

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.

29 warehouse & automation experts share insights on how warehouse robots will impact industry employment

6 River Systems

Sarah Boisvert @fablabhub Sarah Boisvert is the author of The New Collar Workforce and founder of Fab Lab Hub that offers Digital Badges for skills such as 3D printing, robotics, CAD design and AI in manufacturing. How would this flow down through transportation?

U.S. Retail Sales Outpace Forecast, Bringing Glad Tidings for Holiday 2017

Supply Chain Nation

This week, Ng announced the launch of Landing.ai , a new startup that focuses on bringing artificial intelligence to the manufacturing industry. The Boston Globe reports that, as shoppers change their buying preferences, retailers have had to change how they ramp up staffing for the holidays.

Cargo Flight Launches a Vital Link in the Ebola Response Effort

Supply Chain @ MIT

The Lab is part of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics. The other members of the consortium are the University of Massachusetts Medical School, which leads the current initiative, the Boston Children’s Hospital, Avenir Analytics, and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

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Freight Rates Drop as Overcapacity Continues to Rise

GTG Technology Group

As manufacturers build new ships, the old ones are still around. The Boston Consulting Group points to increasing container capacity and projects the gap between the demand for goods and the oversupply in vessels will be 2 million to 3.3 Industry News CONTAINER OVERCAPACITY gtg technology group intermodal transportation logistics management OVERCAPACITY Transportation industryContainer Shipping Overcapacity Expected to Increase.