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. However, the IIoT is beginning to encroach on all aspect of manufacturing and supply chain management for its wide-ranging deployment and application to improving processes. Over 2017, this will become an impossibility as the IIoT by manufacturers moves closer to every aspect of the economy and business operations, and you know why.

Manufacturing Pulse Report 2016

Supply Chain Movement

The manufacturing sector is in the midst of a period of great change. JDA’s Manufacturing Pulse report examining consumer industries has revealed that in the last 12 months, more than two-fifths (42%) of European adults have bought goods directly from a manufacturer. This shift to direct selling is making itself felt on manufacturers’ supply chains and their profitability. As omni-channel comes to the manufacturing sector, disruption will inevitably follow.

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

How Cloud PLM Ensures Continuous Improvement in Product Development

Arena Solutions

Navitas Systems is a cleantech innovator engaged in designing, developing, and manufacturing advanced lithium cells and energy storage products and systems for commercial and U.S. They have strategic sourcing relationships with numerous industry-leading systems engineers to design and manufacturers assemble these cells into robust battery products and systems. We didn’t fully appreciate how Arena PLM could improve product development until recently,” Chad continued. “We’ve

Mindmap for the Fashion & Luxury Goods Market

Supply Chain Movement

In this fast-paced world, where there is also increasing pressure to reduce the carbon footprint, global fashion and luxury goods manufacturers have to redesign their go-to-market strategy to meet demand in a cost-efficient and sustainable way: Plan. Fashion and luxury goods manufacturers are defining their own seasons, which is making the planning of campaigns more complex.

Three Cool Technologies

Supply Chain Shaman

I appreciate Carol and Chad’s work in this area. When I was visiting a food manufacturer recently, I found that it took ten days for the company to identify lots to recall. Lineage in food manufacturing–track and trace of lots and specifications–is problematic. Oh my! The blog post, What About Them Apples , raised a lot of heated discussion on LinkedIn. Quite the dust-up… Why?

Keys to a Successful Dropship Implementation

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: For additional insights and advice on this topic, watch the recent Talking Logistics episode featuring Chad Andrews discussing this topic with Adrian Gonzalez. Omni-channel retailers and manufacturers/distributors require agility to compete and thrive in an industry that is ever-changing due in large part to the Amazon Effect. This process can be a win-win for both retailers and manufacturers/distributors alike.

Chad 78

Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

Supply Chain Movement

The Netherlands secured first place based on the results from the large-scale survey among logistics decision-makers within manufacturing and retail companies in Germany. The Netherlands is the best region for a logistics base according to the ‘VerkehrsRundschau Markenstudie ImageRanking’.

Smart Cities won’t be Smart if They Ignore Logistics

Enterra Insights

George Prest ( @mhi_ceo ), CEO of MHI, reports, “MHI’s Annual Industry Report, ‘Next-Generation Supply Chains: Digital, On-Demand and Always-On,’ [found] a full 50% of the 1,100 manufacturing and supply chain industry leaders surveyed are not aware of Smart City Logistics.”[2] 3] Chad Prevost, “ How smart cities will improve trucking and the supply chain ,” FreightWaves , 13 August 2018. [4]

Chad 100

Rethinking your optimum

Supply Chain Movement

The benefits of the Self-Learning Supply Chain in manufacturing. Rethink your optimum: Prepare your supply chain for the challenges of 2017 and beyond. Advanced analytics and optimization technology is the game-changing advantage that will push you past the competition – giving your business more agility, higher accuracy and sharper insights to maximize your revenue.

Our Walk In The Fog

Supply Chain Shaman

Makes us wonder if we should even manufacturer products in traditional ways? However, in regional supply chains where manufacturing assignments are more fixed with less change. If you need to move manufacturing load across manufacturing facilities then you need tactical planning. The business models of software companies are different from consultants and contract manufacturers. Woolly descriptions. Fuzzy definitions. Over-arching superlatives.

Chad 182

Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

Supply Chain Movement

These developments impact Original Equipment Manufacturers, both at strategic level and at operational level within their supply chains. And Manufacturing needs to be agile to keep up with rapid changes in the market. A technology revolution is rapidly changing the way we work, providing threats and opportunities along the way.

Talent development essential for supply chain leaders

Supply Chain Movement

In addition to being responsible for manufacturing and logistics, a CSCO also has to ensure alignment with internal departments such as Sales and Marketing, and with external partners such as customers and suppliers. Recruiting raw talent is ‘extremely challenging’. Supply chain leaders have gained an ever-stronger position in the world of business over recent years.

Strategic moves among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. Manufacturers and retailers had a generally positive outlook on the prospect of consolidation. Effectively, shippers (manufacturers and retailers that have products in need of transport) either don’t value innovation from their LSPs or don’t see innovation from them. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe.

Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

Supply Chain Movement

Because companies are increasingly outsourcing their manufacturing and logistics activities around the world, they are also more exposed to disruptions in the supply chain. The supply chain software industry is in a considerable state of flux. Three large, international take-overs are changing the face of the market. as the advance of e-commerce continues, companies with an omnichannel approach are increasingly implementing specific order management systems.

Disrupt or Be Disrupted: Driving Successful Digital Supply Chain Transformation

TMC

In the 2017 MHI Annual Industry Report , 80% of manufacturing and supply chain industry leaders surveyed believe that the digital supply chain will be the predominant model within five years. This post is credited to Chad Lindbloom. Disruptive technologies are causing a transformative shift in the preferences and demands of the modern buyer, forcing businesses to operate and serve customers in new ways. This impact on supply chain management is particularly great.

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

The supply chain solutions for the 24-hour economy lie primarily in a flexible IT platform which enables the various internal software applications, such as for manufacturing execution, warehouse management and transport planning, to be connected to external systems such as for customs handling. Customers are becoming more demanding all the time: they increasingly expect personalised offers, available globally and round the clock.

Gartner’s survey analysis: Women in Supply Chain 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Industrial manufacturers have noticeably lower representation than other sectors. Gartner’s first Women in Supply Chain Survey, conducted with AWESOME, an executive women’s leadership group, and supported by Supply Chain Media, compares the representation of women in supply chain leadership roles. It also identifies practices that are increasing the engagement with and success of women in supply chain organizations. Key Findings. ■

Gartner’s Women in Supply Chain Survey 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Industrial manufacturers have noticeably lower representation than other sectors. Gartner’s first Women in Supply Chain Survey, conducted with AWESOME, an executive women’s leadership group, compares the representation of women in supply chain leadership roles. It also identifies practices that are increasing the engagement with and success of women in supply chain organizations. Key Findings. ■

Download now: 3PL Subway Map Europe 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. Manufacturers and retailers had a generally positive outlook on the prospect of consolidation. Effectively, shippers (manufacturers and retailers that have products in need of transport) either don’t value innovation from their LSPs or don’t see innovation from them. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe.

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Production/manufacturing. Supply Chain KPIs are Essential – The Right Ones! The information on this page WILL help you get it right. Many people get really confused about KPIs or Key Performance Indicators in Logistics and Supply Chain operations. Which ones to use?… … How many to use? Sadly it’s not such an easy question to answer. Of course they need to be SMART. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time phased.

KPI 77

Crowdfunding Fulfillment Solutions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

When you calculated your startup expenses, you probably figured out manufacturing costs down to the penny. A crowdfunding fulfillment provider can track and warehouse your products once they arrive from the manufacturer. Just take the story of The AirHook, invented by Craig Rabin in his basement, Chad was astonished when his innovative airline cup took off on KickStarter faster than the jet planes his products were designed to be used on! Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Chad 48

SCM Map Europe: European location decisions remain complex

Supply Chain Movement

The logos illustrate the manufacturers’ choices about whether or not to produce close to their sales markets. Supply chains in Europe are facing a wide variety of changes. To arrive at optimal European supply chains it is crucial to consider shifts in economic growth, currency fluctuations and tax reductions in addition to production and distribution costs.

Why Truck Drivers are a Vital Part of the Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Freight markets analyst Chad Prevost explains that this nascent technology will more likely make truck drivers’ lives easier and safer instead of replacing them altogether. Manufacturers are now updating vehicle software remotely through the Internet of Things, while sensors mounted throughout trucks now monitor everything from tire pressure to fuel efficiency. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Written by Alinda Regina exclusively for supplychaingamechanger.com .

Chad 52

The Ultimate Guide to Beer Profit Margins & More

Unleashed

Liquor wholesalers buy beer, wine, spirits and other alcoholic drinks from manufacturers, and sell them to pubs, bars, supermarkets and other liquor retailers. The Complete Guide To Calculating Total Manufacturing Costs. 10 Ways Manufacturers Can Reduce Manufacturing Costs.