A Budding Industry: Recreational Marijuana is California's Newest Supply Chain

Elementum

California’s Prop 64 marks a sea change in the effort to bring an entire industry out of the shadows, and everyone from pharmaceutical companies to big investment firms and app developers has been racing to cash in. However, as the sixth largest economy in the world and the country’s cannabis capital , California is in many ways poised to lead the development of the burgeoning legal industry, with expected sales of over $5B by 2019. Introduction.

A Budding Industry: Recreational Marijuana is California's Newest Supply Chain

Elementum

California’s Prop 64 marks a sea change in the effort to bring an entire industry out of the shadows, and everyone from pharmaceutical companies to big investment firms and app developers has been racing to cash in. However, as the sixth largest economy in the world and the country’s cannabis capital , California is in many ways poised to lead the development of the burgeoning legal industry, with expected sales of over $5B by 2019. Introduction.

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

5 Ways to Make Your Manufacturing Plant More Sustainable in the Age of COVID-19

DELMIA Quintiq

This classification extends to the manufacturing facilities and personnel keeping us fed and supplied. Doing more with less is more critical in manufacturing than ever. They might even find themselves conscripted into manufacturing essential products under the Defense Production Act.

Cliff Morris | The State of Manufacturing

4WL Consulting

C3Nano is a material technology company developing and manufacturing transparent conductive films, the main component in all touch sensors used in phones, tablets, and more. The top trends impacting manufacturing in the next 3 to 5 years. So we’re fully scaled in California.

Cliff Morris | The State of Manufacturing

4WL Consulting

C3Nano is a material technology company developing and manufacturing transparent conductive films, the main component in all touch sensors used in phones, tablets, and more. The top trends impacting manufacturing in the next 3 to 5 years. So we’re fully scaled in California.

Manufacturers, Technology, and the Digital Age

Enterra Insights

Manufacturers have historically found themselves at the cutting edge of technological advances. It’s surprising, then, to read stories encouraging manufacturers to jump aboard the Digital Age technology bandwagon. ” He noted, “Each of these technologies will fundamentally change how products are manufactured.” 2] It makes perfect sense that manufacturing must adapt to the digital age. Manufacturing Cycle Time.

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

Talking Logistics

Compliance with a similar law passed in California back in 2010 is equally poor. According to a recent report by the non-profit group Development International, only 14% of Californian companies fully comply with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (TISCA). you can’t aspire to have end-to-end supply chain visibility, which is what every manufacturer and retailer wants in order to become more agile and responsive, without also accepting end-to-end responsibility.

2012: California Transparency in Supply Chains Act comes into effect

EcoVadis

The Act was originally adopted by the State of California in 2010 and it requires impacted companies to disclose their efforts, if any, to ensure their direct supply chains are free from slave labor and human trafficking. Such modern slavery dilemmas are exactly what the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act aims to elude. For now, California is leading the way on this subject in the US as no other states have followed suit. HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

How Many Slaves Are in Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

California, for example, passed the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 , which went into effect in January 2012. 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.”

Mindmap for an ethical supply chain

Supply Chain Movement

As a result of the growth in the outsourcing of manufacturing worldwide, ethical problems are also increasing in the supply chain: a catastrophic fire in a contract manufacturer’s overcrowded factory in Bangladesh and recalls of branded products containing harmful substances, to name but a few. The global manufacturing landscape is changing considerably, and rapidly. There is also a rising number of recalls as contract manufacturers cut corners on raw materials.

S&OP in Las Vegas! Let’s Learn, Laugh, and Be Entertained at the S&OP Innovation Summit

Kinaxis

Having worked many years in the supply chain with the contract manufacturing firms, I find this managed service, sometimes called PaaS (Planning-as-a-Service), extremely intriguing. The contract manufacturer, Celestica, already manages manufacturing and inventory. Apple Store Apple TV Barack Obama Brick and mortar California Callus Campaign advertising China Keynote San Francisco Supply chain

Importing from Asia: Selecting the Right Shipping Port

West Coast and California Logistics

Your company has made a cost-driven decision to manufacturer in Asia and import from Asia back into the U.S. Southern California Ports Port Logistics west coast warehouses DistributionThe by-product of that decision is a much lengthier supply chain and cash cycle. Your job, in logistics, is to mitigate the negative impacts of your import supply chain by designing an efficient U.S. distribution strategy. And one of the first things you will need to decide is your destination port.

Asia 55

Supply Chain News on Keep an Eye of Growing Regulations, Especially about Indoor Heat, in California Distribution Centers

Supply Chain Digest

Calfornia Working on New Rules for Indoor Heat Conditions that will Impact Distribution, Manufacturing Facilities

From Model X to Project Titan: A Closer Look at the New Auto Manufacturing

Elementum

We take a look at how new vehicles are changing the manufacturing game. With its new gigafactory centralizing the manufacturing process, Tesla Motors is one of the largest automotive employer in California. Google has stated that it does not foresee itself as an EV manufacturer and would prefer being a development and production partner. Other automotive manufacturers have announced their intentions of developing their own electric cars.

Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up 01/01/2021 – 01/07/2021

All Things Supply Chain

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

GlobalTranz

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. .

Cisco’s Fall From Technology to Inventory Disaster

Clear Spider

Cisco is a networking and IT company based in the center of California’s Silicon Valley. They specialize in manufacturing and selling technological equipment for telecommunications, networking and many other technological services.

UC Expands Patent Lawsuit Against Retailers and Manufacturers

Supply Chain Brain

The regents of the University of California have expanded their groundbreaking patent-infringement lawsuit against major retailers and suppliers of innovative filament LED light bulbs, naming one retailer and four manufacturers as additional defendants in the action

The Branded Supply Chain

DELMIA Quintiq

And Whirlpool’s supply chain embodies its brand value of innovation with Six Sigma accuracy and cutting-edge manufacturing processes. The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act went into effect in 2012, applying to all retailers and manufacturers with annual global revenues of more than $100m doing business in California. Manufacturing Supply Chain Planning & OptimizationDiscover the highest level of branding where others are least likely to look.

What the Age of the Consumer Means to Industrial Manufacturing: A Conversation with Simon Ellis, Part II

BlueYonder

But how does it impact industrial manufacturing? To get some Expert Insights on this topic, Supply Chain Nation spoke with Simon Ellis, practice director, supply chain strategies, for IDC Manufacturing Insights. In Part I of this series , Ellis discussed how consumer demand and what IDC calls the third computing platform are impacting industrial manufacturers. We will continue here with what manufacturers should do about this.

Japan 50

The (Internet of Things) IOT Supply Chain Benefits Now Coming Clearer

GlobalTranz

Most manufacturing processes heavily rely on the use of machinery. However, over the course of several months, this slight change in pressure could cause permanent damage to the machine, or it may cause additional problems for other aspects of the manufacturing process. For example, a machine may need to have a specific part replaced every three months, but periods of increased demand could mean the manufacturing entity is placed at maximum capacity.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Steve Jobs on FoxConn

Supply Chains Rock

Earlier this week the All Things Digital 8 Conference was held in California and to no surprise Steve Jobs, CEO, Apple was on the agenda. Manufacturing Central. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two.

SCM 100

Quality Audits Are The Future Of Food & Beverage Manufacturing

IQMS

Bottom Line: Food & beverage manufacturing’s future is being defined by the over 60 customer quality audit requests a typical manufacturer receives every year, combined with the need to excel at FDA audits and compliance to stay competitive. Food and beverage manufacturers need to find new ways to scale auditing if they’re going to keep growing and attracting new customers. Quality Audits Need To Become Routine For Food & Beverage Manufacturers.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

There are seven counties in Northern California where people have been asked to stay home: The railroads and dray carriers are exempt from this at this time. Delays in Northern California and Seattle are limited at this time. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update.

How Can Paper Producers Rise to the Production Challenge?

USC Consulting Group

The novel coronavirus has produced a lot of uncertainty, and for manufacturers in the pulp and paper industry, that includes uncertainty related to demand. “The sanitary paper product manufacturing market may near $108 billion by year’s end.”

Peet’s Coffee and the Roasted Bean Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Founded in Berkeley, California in 1966, Peet’s Coffee touts itself as the original craft coffee. All their coffee is produced in small batches and roasted at their own LEED Gold certified roasting plant in Almeda California.

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?

AB&R

In addition, several agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) require unique device identifiers (UDI) usually in the form of barcodes to contain information such as manufactured date and lot number to provide traceability. California. Asset Management Blog Inventory Management Managed Services Manufacturing RFID Transportation & Logistics asset management barcode verification compliance labeling GS1 harsh environment labeling UDI

The New Solar Tariff Promises Big Changes in Clean Energy Manufacturing

Elementum

The so-called “safeguard tariffs” will decline each year by 5 percent before expiring in 2023.The move comes in response to a petition last year from solar panel manufacturers Suniva and SolarWorld. panel manufacturers were being harmed by imports and recommended a 35 percent tariff against foreign panel manufacturers. Manufacturing only comprises a small portion (about 14 percent ) of all jobs in the solar industry.

Toyota Consolidating Operations in Texas

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Toyota will move California staff to Texas. is starting a multiyear overhaul of its North American operations, consolidating several units at new headquarters in Plano, Texas, that will house 4,000 employees now spread across separate marketing, manufacturing and finance locations. The decision also has political and economic repercussions for the states of California, which will lose as many as 3,000 jobs, and Texas, which will gain roughly 4,000 jobs.

Texas 40

The COVID vaccine is a utility, and what we need is a global vaccine visibility system

NC State SCRC

Based on what I heard at the virtual C19 Global Supply Chain and Manufacturing Summit , hosted by COVAX, CEPI, DCVMN, IFPMA, and BIO, the real problem that exists in the vaccine supply chain is the challenge to ensure material flow between entities in the supply chain.

Managing the Temperature-Controlled Supply Chain with Technology

PINC

Bates kicked off the webinar by talking about the new and pending regulations of interest to cold chain shippers, with an emphasis on California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) proposed regulations for TRUs.

For Retailers, Secondhand Clothes Are a Threat – and An Opportunity

BlueYonder

This week: Secondhand clothing stores create a challenge for off-price retailers; Albertsons plans to roll out Plated meal kits at many stores; retailers are getting more aggressive in tracking customer returns; manufacturing jobs see strong growth; and SoftBank and Alibaba bet big on e-commerce. The grocery store chain already offers Plated meals in 20 Safeway stores in Northern California and 20 Jewel-Osco stores in the Chicago area.

India 40

For Retailers, Secondhand Clothes Are a Threat – and An Opportunity

BlueYonder

This week: Secondhand clothing stores create a challenge for off-price retailers; Albertsons plans to roll out Plated meal kits at many stores; retailers are getting more aggressive in tracking customer returns; manufacturing jobs see strong growth; and SoftBank and Alibaba bet big on e-commerce. The grocery store chain already offers Plated meals in 20 Safeway stores in Northern California and 20 Jewel-Osco stores in the Chicago area.

India 40

Inventory Replenishment Underway

Logistics Trends and Insights

Manufacturing inventories reported a slight gain from May, 0.2%, but 0.4% A few JOC articles to check out are: July import surge overwhelms Southern California supply chain. The latest U.S.

2021 Supply Chain Technology Trends to Watch

Logistics Viewpoints

The theory is that as more and more devices throughout the supply chain and manufacturing process become part of the ‘Internet of Things,’ they will produce an incredibly rich data stream that will send signals in real-time to trigger a wide variety of events.