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.

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.”

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Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

The recent announcement by Google-owned Motorola Mobility that all new Moto X smartphones sold in the US will be manufactured in Texas, highlights the continued importance of the global supply chain and role of freight forwarders and logistics services providers (LSPs) in successful local sourcing strategies. The post Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain appeared first on Kewill Corporate.

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. The Sustainable Freight Action plan released by California governor Jerry Brown outlines a long-term 2050 vision and guiding principles for California’s future freight transportation system. California Sustainable Freight Action Plan. Source: Commerce Dept. Source: SupplyChainDigest. Source: Supply Chain Shaman. Source: EBN.

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.

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. Source: SupplyChain247. Source: TheVerge. Google has stated that it does not foresee itself as an EV manufacturer and would prefer being a development and production partner. Source: PC-Tablet. Source: Auto News.

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.

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. A primary objective of the act is to eliminate slavery and human trafficking as a source of cheap labor.

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. 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.

Sustainable Supply Chains Requires Effective Supply Management Capabilities!

Supply Chain View from the Field

Globalization has created the emergence of sophisticated supplier networks, creating management challenges as exposure to volatility and complexity of global sourcing has emerged. Further attention was drawn to sustainable supply management as a result of the California Transparency Act in 2010. Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Procurement Sustainability Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Sustainability

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. There is also significant congestion at the equipment depots in Southern California resulting in delays in the ability to turn equipment in. Delays in Northern California and Seattle are limited at this time. 53’ update: There is a drop in intermodal volume out of Southern California due to a lack of imports.

[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 employs a higher share of workers without a college degree than the economy overall. On average, non-college-educated workers in manufacturing made 10.9 percent), California’s 17th (63,400 jobs, 19.9

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. As manufactures and retailers increasingly depend on extended rosters of sourcing companies, the resulting networked supply chain requires improved visibility. Importers are using multiple sourcing vendors to improve their ability to respond to market demand and opportunities.

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Planting the Seeds for Blockchain in the Food & Beverage Supply Chain

Logility

Considering the importance placed by consumers on food safety, the ability to track and trace ingredients and their sources, is a must have to succeed in the F&B industry. For example, Alpha Acid Brewing, a small batch California brewer, implemented a blockchain application to track materials and ingredients from its suppliers to optimize its manufacturing processes and provide higher quality beer.

ThroughPut Inc. Appoints the former Vice-Chairman of Bank of America and Distinguished Business Finance Expert, Luke Helms, to its Advisory Board

ThroughPut

PALO ALTO, California, Sept. ThroughPut’s team is backed by some of the best domain experts from Operations, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Artificial Intelligence and Finance, who have put that knowledge to work in over a dozen successful startups. SOURCE ThroughPut Inc.

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

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Source: The Guardian. Source: The Guardian. . First, the government can impose higher taxes on virgin plastic to create incentive for manufacturers to use alternative packaging materials. California launched several initiatives. At the same time, California governor signed a bill that allow customers to bring their own to-go packages to restaurants as a way to reduce the demand for food containers. . Christopher Tang. .

What’s the Solution to Power Outage Proliferation

USC Consulting Group

They happen every year in California and throughout much of the Pacific Northwest: wildfires. “For the ninth consecutive year, California experienced the highest number of power failures.”

7 Best Supply Chain Books of All Time

Supply Chain Opz

Therefore, the challenge to establish the ranking method is to find a more economical data source and the unbiased metrics. Author Affiliations: authors of the books on our list are university professors from Michigan State University, Stanford University, Northwestern University the University of California at Berkley and Cranfield University (UK).

ThroughPut Inc. Appoints Industrial IoT and Silicon Valley Tech Venture Veteran Seth Page to Chief Operations Officer

ThroughPut

He has already identified and prioritized the best value-added investors and strategic partners for scaling markets quickly, as well as defined the roadmap to best capture growth pockets and revenue streams in industrial operations for large global conglomerates, manufacturers, and mid-cap businesses being disrupted by game-changing technologies. SOURCE ThroughPut Inc. NEWS PROVIDED BY ThroughPut Inc. Oct 23, 2018, 08:30 ET. MENLO PARK, Calif.,

10 Greatest Supply Chain Management Books of All Time

Supply Chain Opz

Therefore, the challenge to establish ranking method is to find more economical data source and unbiased metric. Hugos Integral Logistics Management: Operations and Supply Chain Management Within and Across Companies , by Paul Schönsleben Logistics and Supply Chain Management , by Martin Christopher Logistics Management and Strategy: Competing through the Supply Chain , by Alan Harrison and Remko Van Hoek Manufacturing Planning and Control for Supply Chain Management , by F.

Doing Business in Japan

QAD

In addition to its economic might, Japan has long been a model for manufacturers throughout the world. The birthplace of Lean Manufacturing and the Toyota Production System (TPS), Japan’s model of close relationships among manufacturers, suppliers and distributors led directly to today’s emphasis on supply chain visibility and outward facing supply chains designed to promote mutual success for all members. state of California and has no land borders.

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Global shipping trends: What to expect in 2020

CH Robinson Transportfolio

California Assembly Bill 5 (AB-5) went in effect on January 1, 2020, which limits the use of classifying workers as independent contractors rather than employees by companies in the state. Broadening of sourcing locations.

Is Your Supply Chain Ready For Artificial Intelligence?

ThroughPut

This week: How to leverage real-time data to reduce bottlenecks, and how AI can impact manufacturing. When supply chains involve manufacturers and suppliers scattered all over the world, bottlenecks can happen anywhere and for any number of reasons. Ultimately, manufacturers lose trillions of dollars in productivity each year because of persistent bottlenecks, and around 40 percent of industrial output is waste that never reaches customers.

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Is Your Supply Chain Ready For Artificial Intelligence?

ThroughPut

This week: How to leverage real-time data to reduce bottlenecks, and how AI can impact manufacturing. When supply chains involve manufacturers and suppliers scattered all over the world, bottlenecks can happen anywhere and for any number of reasons. Ultimately, manufacturers lose trillions of dollars in productivity each year because of persistent bottlenecks, and around 40 percent of industrial output is waste that never reaches customers.

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The Importance of Transparency in Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

Consumers, activists, and investors increasingly want to know the products they buy are sourced sustainably and ethically. Transparency, on the other hand, involves moral and ethical dimensions of activities associated with sourcing and manufacturing. sources of raw materials. Rootstock analysts explain, “Manufacturing supply chains need transparency throughout the process to avoid bad press outcomes from failures in the chain.”

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No Slavery on Our Factory Floor – How Human Trafficking Laws Can Still Shut You Down

Material Handling and Logistics

For companies in manufacturing, this means being able to affirmatively say that your suppliers of raw materials, parts, and equipment are not using any forced labor. This article serves as a best practices guide for manufacturing companies looking to unshackle themselves from the chains of modern slavery. The first question any manufacturing company needs to ask is if they even know what constitutes human trafficking in today’s world. Manufacturers in the U.S.

Paving the Way for Sustainable Public Procurement

EcoVadis

It has committed to ethical sourcing and works closely with partners across the county and South West to minimize risks associated with modern slavery and uses a risk-based approach, based on country, reputational risk and proportionality to identify relevant products and specific contracts in line with ethical sourcing considerations. state of California has recently passed the Buy Clean California Act. Public spending is big business.

Is Apple Supply Chain Really the No. 1? A Case Study

Supply Chain Opz

Apple Inc purchases raw materials from various sources then get them shipped to an assembling plant in China. For other distribution channels such as retail stores, direct sales and other distributors, Apple Inc will keep products at Elk Grove, California (where central warehouse and call center are located) and supply products from there. Some re-sellers may also distribute products from the competing manufacturers. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts. About.

Enabling Supply Chain Flexibility: Two Important (But Often Overlooked) Factors

Talking Logistics

The El Niño weather pattern, which the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts will be among the strongest on record , is already causing flooding and mudslides in California. So I encourage shippers not only to focus on the specific locations where they [manufacture, source, or ship products from], but also understand the broader geographical structure of their carrier networks and hubs [because they can impact your logistics operations].

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The Trucking Industry In The COVID-19 Era

Shipchain

These regulations were previously the source of much backlash in the trucking industry as drivers felt limited in their ability to perform on their own terms. But today, any trucker transporting essential goods or anything used to manufacture said items is exempt from the rules.

The need to know

EFT

Japan wants manufacturing back from China, but breaking up supply chains is hard to do. When Japanese firm Iris Ohyama agreed in April to begin producing much-needed face masks in Japan, it marked a win for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who wants to bring manufacturing back from China. bln in Hong Kong secondary listing -sources. California readies nation’s first electric truck sales and reporting mandate. The need to know from Reuters global network of journalists.

7 Supply Chain Cost Saving Ideas from SpaceX

Supply Chain Opz

During the period of slow economic growth, many manufacturers have to deal with the cost pressure. Theoretical Background No matter how complex your business environment is, there will always be the way to reduce the manufacturing costs. 2) Keep product design in-house : Musk knew from the start that the product design is a very critical mission because it dictates type of materials, manufacturing processes and source of supplies.

SanDisk’s Story of Customer Segmentation Strategies Using Inventory Postponement

Supply Chain Shaman

Source: Dictionary.com. SanDisk Corporation designs, develops and manufactures flash memory storage devices and software. The company is the third-largest manufacturer of flash memory in the world. Founded in 1988 in Milpitas, California, SanDisk is publicly traded on NASDAQ with 8,600 employees globally, and market capitalization in 2015 over $13B. Platitude: a flat, dull, or trite remark, especially one uttered as if it were fresh or profound.

ThroughPut Inc. Appoints Industrial IoT and Silicon Valley Tech Venture Veteran Seth Page to Chief Operations Officer

ThroughPut

MENLO PARK, California, Oct. He has already identified and prioritized the best value-added investors and strategic partners for scaling markets quickly, as well as defined the roadmap to best capture growth pockets and revenue streams in industrial operations for large global conglomerates, manufacturers, and mid-cap businesses being disrupted by game-changing technologies. Source: ThroughPut Inc. 23, 2018 – ThroughPut Inc.,

A vision for a transparent global Rare Earth Element system using blockchain technology

Provenance

China’s low prices have historically undercut global prices and pushed out foreign competitors –– such as the Mountain Pass mine in California, which closed in 2002. These credits can then be purchased directly by manufacturers. Awards the right to create credits to ‘Source Mine’.