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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Supply Chain Scope: New Study Shows Rise in US Inventories; California Estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030

Arkieva

Sustainable Freight Action Plan for California is estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030. California Sustainable Freight Action Plan.

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.

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. Beyond Lithium, manufacturers are optimistic about a sodium-based option.

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

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.

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.

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

Cerasis

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. .

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.

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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. Manufacturing Supply Chain Planning & OptimizationDiscover the highest level of branding where others are least likely to look.

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.

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

Supply Chain Nation

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. We will continue here with what manufacturers should do about this.

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

Cerasis

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Supply Chain Nation

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.

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[INFOGRAPHIC, REPORT, & INTERACTIVE MAP] The US Manufacturing Workforce & Making it In America

Cerasis

While US manufacturing has been hit hard by nearly two decades of policy failures that have damaged its international competitiveness, it remains a vital part of the U.S. The US manufacturing sector employed 12 million workers in 2013, or about 8.8 Manufacturing industries generated $2.1

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.

Where are all the N95 Masks? A Supply Chain Dilemma

NC State SCRC

The representative managed to pivot and dodge the question, with a common response being heard a lot on the news: “It’s a fluid situation” President Trump may yet use his authority under the Defense Protection Act to mobilize industry to manufacture scarce goods like N95 masks. The global inventory of masks was also diminished by the wildfires in California and Australia, which used up many of the supplies held by humanitarian organizations.

Managing the heathcare supply chain for better patient outcomes

Kinaxis

Recently we had the opportunity to attend the only event that brings together the entire end-to-end healthcare supply chain, LogiMed USA 2019, in San Diego, California. by Mike McAllister LogiMed USA 2019 panel discussion focuses on meeting expectations in the age of The Amazon Effect.

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

Supply Chain Nation

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.

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Managing the healthcare supply chain for better patient outcomes

Kinaxis

Recently we had the opportunity to attend the only event that brings together the entire end-to-end healthcare supply chain, LogiMed USA 2019, in San Diego, California. by Mike McAllister LogiMed USA 2019 panel discussion focuses on meeting expectations in the age of The Amazon Effect.

Tesla Cybertruck U.S. Factory Location Criteria

Operations and Supply Chain Management

They have factories in Berlin, Germany; Shanghai, China; and Fremont, California. Cost Location ManufacturingInfo from WSJ – March 10, 2020. Elon Musk announced it is looking to locate a new factory to build the company’s pickup truck and the Model Y compact sport-utility vehicle. Musk indicated that local incentives (such as tax breaks, infrastructure, and utility deals) are important in selecting the location.

Why Taxing Automation is a Bad Idea

Talking Logistics

Late last year, a San Francisco politician launched a statewide campaign to raise money for a California ballot that would penalize private enterprise for embracing automation in the workplace. But California is not the first to raise this idea.

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

That is e specially the case for outbound freight in southern states and California where produce season is in full swing. . Refrigerated freight from California to the Southeast remains difficult to book with limited capacity. . California r efrigerated freight has recovered.

DELMIAWORKS Customer Intertech Plastics Inc. is Named Plastics News Processor of the Year

IQMS

The innovation of our manufacturing customers was spotlighted at the Plastics News Excellence Awards ceremony on February 26, 2020. The companies, all users of our DELMIAWORKS (formerly IQMS) manufacturing ERP software, were judged by members of the Plastics News editorial staff.

What happens after you toss a recyclable plastic container in the recycle bin?

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

First, the government can impose higher taxes on virgin plastic to create incentive for manufacturers to use alternative packaging materials. California launched several initiatives. Christopher Tang. .