Automation in the Warehouse: It’s All About Capacity

Cerasis

Unfortunately, warehouse capacity around the country is tight, but available capacity is only being used at rates shy of 70 percent. How can warehouse capacity be both tight and utilized less than 100 percent?

Capacity Crunch Factors: What Causes a Capacity Crunch?

Cerasis

Unbelievably, the capacity crunch is back the shipping headlines. Cassidy of the Journal of commerce (JOC) noted shippers were expecting a forthcoming slight capacity pinch, but that was before hurricane season arrived. Now, the shipping and transportation industry faces unprecedented capacity problems, and the upcoming ELD implementation deadline will exacerbate the issue. Capacity Crunch Factors Include Increased Deadhead. Fewer Drivers Reduce Available Capacity.

The Current State of the Shipping Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

The shipping capacity crunch is not a new topic, but the end of 2017 is shaping up to reveal an unprecedented crunch, reports Chris Brady of Logistics Viewpoints. The Shipping Capacity Crunch Is Back After an Active Storm Season. As capacity tightens, driver wages will grow inherently.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Manufacturing Innovation Hubs Revitalize American Manufacturing

Cerasis

Since 2011, the federal government focused on changing this paradigm and made American manufacturing a priority. Under the guidance of the Department of Commerce/NIST , they developed an infrastructure with dedicated funding to rebuild our manufacturing sector. manufacturing.”

How Automation in the Supply Chain Will Make Employees More Strategic & Improve the Overall Supply Chain

Speaker: Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis

More Efficient Manufacturing as well as ability to fill the skills gap & make more strategic employees. Find Freight Capacity & Reduce Freight Costs with Automated, AI, & Blockchain Driven TMS.

Transportation Industry Braces for a Looming Transportation Capacity Crunch Crisis in 2017

Cerasis

Expected Transportation Capacity Issues. The concern and dialog about the transportation capacity issues for our country have bridged the past two decades and beyond. 4 Drivers of the Looming Transportation Capacity Crisis of 2017.

Today’s Freight Capacity Crisis: Where Do We Go from Here?

Talking Logistics

More than a year into a freight capacity crisis that shows little sign of weakening, it’s time for all parties involved in logistics and freight transportation to meet this issue head on. Freight Capacity Crisis: How Did We Get Here So Quickly?

5 pieces to the global capacity management puzzle

Kinaxis

by Bill DuBois Recently I was watching a video interview with David Thomas, the Director of Global Capacity Planning for Ford Motor Company. Among other things, he’s been leading the charge at Ford to deliver a global capacity management solution.

LTL Rates, Capacity, and Fuel: The General Outlook for 2017

Cerasis

Capacity Will Grow Tighter. Capacity was stretched beyond limitations in 2014, and fleets around the country tried to optimize operations through freight reclassification, dimensional pricing models and freight consolidation, explains Jeff Berman of Logistics Management.

Report Indicates Foxconn Was Reconsidering Plans for Wisconsin Manufacturing Facility

Supply Chain Matters

An exclusive published report from Reuters indicates that Apple’s prime contract manufacturer Foxconn was reconsidering plans for its proposed Wisconsin manufacturing facility. based manufacturing complex to be located in Southwest Wisconsin.

What challenges must today’s automotive manufacturers overcome?

Quintiq

Some of the most innovative developments currently being delivered by automotive manufacturers include new drive technologies, autonomous driving and connected cars. The assembly line sets the pace in automotive manufacturing. Automotive Manufacturing

Finding the Optimal Capacity for Biologics Manufacturing

Supply Chain @ MIT

In addition, the lengthy regulatory approval process in this industry prolongs the time companies need to create new manufacturing capacity. The main objective of the biologics supply chain is to guarantee supply continuity.

How the best shippers manage capacity challenges

DAT Solutions

If you're not flexible in making appointments that fit within the driver's hours of service, you're going to have trouble getting capacity. Headquartered in Saukville, WI, Charter manufactures steel coil, which is transported to customers’ factories on flatbeds or in vans.

Bombshell Report Indicates Foxconn is Reconsidering Plans for Wisconsin Manufacturing Facility

Supply Chain Matters

An exclusive published report from Reuters now indicates that Apple’s prime contract manufacturer Foxconn is reconsidering plans for its proposed Wisconsin manufacturing facility. based manufacturing complex to be located in Southwest Wisconsin.

Omnichannel In Manufacturing: Why Manufacturers Are Following Retailers to an Omnichannel World

Cerasis

The application of omnichannel in manufacturing primarily focuses on the collaboration between suppliers, or vendors, and distributors. To understand this relationship, we have to consider its driving forces, how it affects omnichannel experiences , and what it means for warehousing capabilities and capacity. Manufacturers still using disjointed processes and operating in functional silos are unable to keep up with demand.

These Top Manufacturing Technology Trends will Fuel a Focus on Customer Experience in 2018

Cerasis

Going back to the Industrial Internet of things (IIoT), the use of Internet-connected technology increases risk in manufacturing. billion in 2018 alone, reports Michael Kotelec of Manufacturing.net , and this will bring a strong, robust boost to efficiency and productivity in manufacturing.

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Unwrapping production: How to transform packaging manufacturing

Quintiq

To meet consumers’ increasing appetite for choice, Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) manufacturers develop a huge amount of Stock Keeping Units (SKUs). This has a direct impact on packaging manufacturers who now need to find ways to cope with more diverse demand.

Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015

Cerasis

Custom fabricators have to cope with highly varying demand cycles from many different steel sales customers, and to do that effectively they need capacity. They’re building that capacity with more equipment. Now is the Time for Manufacturing to Look at Logistics Efficiency.

The missing link in automotive contract manufacturing

Quintiq

Fulfilling this multi-faceted demand has become a major challenge for car manufacturers, who have to deal not only with countless models and colors but also with an ever-increasing range of features and options. Volatile customer demand can be bridged by making use of contract manufacturers.

How the ELD Mandate & Other Regulations Will Impact the Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

While shippers have known about the mandate for two years, truckers, shippers and carriers are still concerned about how it will impact capacity. Paired with soaring manufacturing and tightening capacity within the last month, the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate could cause the capacity crunch to worsen. To help prevent the worsening of the capacity crunch, let ’s take a closer look at how the ELD mandate and other regulations may affect capacity.

How Lean Warehousing Can Ease Your Carrier Capacity Pain

LeanCor

As a result, it is increasingly difficult to secure capacity in today’s carrier market. Just-in-time delivery – Cross-docking allows for just-in-time delivery of inventory to a customer’s manufacturing facilities without driving up transportation cost by way of postponement.

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31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats

Cerasis

Many off-shore manufacturers have returned to the U.S., Those changes, along with high costs of transporting materials and finished goods to and from overseas locations, make the value of reshoring likely to become a compelling financial reality for many manufacturers.

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. Manufacturing manufacturing trends

5 Reasons Why The Use of the IIoT by Manufacturers Is Unavoidable

Cerasis

The Industrial Internet of Things ( IIoT ) has been a major topic among manufacturers and third-party logistics providers ( 3PLs ) for several years. The IIoT by Manufacturers Is Extremely Valuable.

The key ingredient to optimizing your beer production capacity (it’s not what you think)

Quintiq

While customers are becoming increasingly demanding, the beer industry has seen a trend of consolidation between brewers, thus reducing their capacity over the years. Manufacturing Supply Chain Planning & Optimization

The “First Five” Industrial Manufacturing Trends of 2017

Cerasis

Where and how manufacturers make products for Americans will change in 2017. Current industrial manufacturing trends show the new administration is pushing for reshoring among the nation’s biggest manufacturers, and new technologies are revolutionizing how companies respond to growing skepticism and scrutiny by the public and government oversight as well. Manufacturers must adapt to changing demands, or they will become nothing more than a statistic in history books.

3 Trends Drive Supply Chain Capacity Planning

Logility

The effective art and science of supply chain capacity planning has quietly been pushed to the back burner for many companies. Master-scheduling level (rough-cut capacity planning). Material requirements planning level (capacity requirements planning).

Tesla Motors Breaks Ground for China Manufacturing Facility and Once Again Declares Aggressive Goals

Supply Chain Matters

Last week, amid a highly publicized groundbreaking ceremony, Tesla Motors embarked on construction and operational ramp-up of a new manufacturing plant located in China. On the other hand, the landscape for new electric auto manufacturing plants is already troublesome.

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Manufacturing 4.0 and the Factory of the Future: Part One

Elementum

Sixty-seven percent of industrial manufacturers say they have ongoing smart factory initiatives. For manufacturers, AR means planning production and assembly processes out on a virtual landscape, optimizing locations of production lines and people. In Industry 4.0,

Surviving the Capacity Crunch

PLS Logistics

After this years hurricanes, the new ELD mandate and the ongoing driver shortage, the trucking industry is facing a capacity crunch. The capacity crunch is creating a drastic increase in freight rates. The trucking capacity crunch is making it harder and harder for both shippers and carriers to survive in the industry. trucking capacity

The Industrial Internet of Things, Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Logistics: Where Are We & Where Are We Going?

Cerasis

In place of long paper trails and maintenance schedules, machines with the capacity to communicate their needs and issues via the industrial Internet of Things (IoT) are becoming an essential component of effective processes. Furthermore, the IoT is directly linked to better risk management programs in manufacturing too, explains Industry Week. Fleet or transportation management is another aspect of manufacturing reaping the rewards of the IoT.

Two Million Vacant Manufacturing Jobs by 2025…How Can We Tackle the Skills Gap?

Cerasis

Approximately 60 percent of today's unfilled manufacturing jobs are due to a shortage of applicants with sufficient proficiency in science, technology, engineering, and math ( STEM ) skills. This estimate is according to responses provided by 83 percent of the manufacturing executives who participated in a survey conducted as part of an industry study by the Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte Consulting LLP. capacity to keep pace with needs of manufacturing.

Resilinc Predicts Capacity Shortfalls, Further Raw Material Price Increases for US Manufacturers

Resilinc

Resilinc predicts that if Chinese demand for US products materializes as projected, manufacturing companies in the US will begin to experience shortages, both of workers and raw materials. These shortages may jeopardize the ability of manufacturers to fulfill the increased demand.

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Solving planning challenges in manufacturing liquid chemicals

Quintiq

The chemical manufacturing industry has shown impressive growth over the past 25 years. However, rising global competition and challenging customer demands are forcing chemical manufacturers to prioritize operational excellence. Manufacturing Supply Chain Planning & Optimization

Analytics in Distribution and Manufacturing Taking Center Stage

Cerasis

Part of this drive toward more interest in analytics in distribution and manufacturing comes from the ability of analytics to reduce inefficiencies dramatically and increase productivity in both physical and virtual sales environments. Furthermore, analytics are becoming more widely available through the cloud, and manufacturers and distributors of any size can reap significant benefits from implementing analytics in their operation, explains Eric Smith of Modern Distribution Management.