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Or, the importance of digitalized manufacturing and how digitalization has enabled companies to pivot faster to new and more innovative products, processes or never-produced products needed to save lives in the pandemic. . What is the value of digitalizing the manufacturing?

Reshoring Or Not, What is Manufacturing? 4 Questions to Ponder with Real American Manufacturers

Cerasis

Editor's Note: This is a two part series featuring Chuck Intrieri, who along with providing excellent insights over at his industry leading The Lean Supply Chain blog, is also a consultant who works with companies for Cost Reduction, Supply Chain Optimization, Logistics, Manufacturing, and 3PL Selection. We recommend you get in touch with him if you'd like an expert to guide you to the next level in your manufacturing business. . What is Manufacturing?

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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.

Real-time Information Increasingly Important for Manufacturers

QAD

This access “reduced the time information travels from Chicago to New Jersey by just four milliseconds, from 17 to 13 milliseconds.” . Manufacturers Thrive on Timely Information. While this is an extreme example of timely information access from the financial sector, manufacturers are realizing the need to access timely data in order to rapidly respond to changing business conditions.

Why Should Manufacturers Move to the Cloud?

Oracle SCM

The North American Manufacturing Excellence Summit took place this week in Chicago. As part of that event, Oracle Chief Strategy Officer and Group Vice President for SCM Strategy, Jon Chorley, was interviewed about why the time to consider cloud is NOW for manufacturers. " Click here to see the advantages that cloud can deliver for manufacturers. Manufacturing cloud manufacturing scmNormal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. X-NONE.

[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. government is following suit by establishing a network of manufacturing innovation hubs throughout the country. National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, The Infrastructure of Manufacturing Innovation Hubs.

The State of the Health of The US Manufacturing Sector & Manufacturing Technology Orders

Cerasis

In this blog, Andy discusses the health of the manufacturing industry, manufacturing technology orders, and setting benchmarks for company performance. The State of the Health of The US Manufacturing Sector & Manufacturing Technology Orders. At Wenzel we watch the PMI ( Purchasing Managers Index ) and the USMTO (United States Manufacturing Technology Orders) numbers and compare them with our own performance. Manufacturing

[INFOGRAPHIC] Alexander Hamilton: A US Manufacturing Visionary

Cerasis

Editor's Note: This is a blog and infographic from The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). manufacturers to help the>m create and retain jobs, increase profits, and save time and money. December 5, 2016 was the 225th anniversary of Alexander Hamilton’s report on manufacturing to Congress. Alexander Hamilton: The First Government Expert & Champion on Manufacturing.

Using Big Data to Drive Manufacturing Sales: 3 Big Takeaways from the USMTO Reports

Cerasis

How Can USMTO Reports Help Drive Manufacturing Sales and your Bottom Line? The United States Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) data report is compiled monthly by the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT). Who is Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT)? If you attended or exhibited at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (aka IMTS – gotta love all these acronyms!), Data Manufacturing manufacturing sales

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. .

Reflections on Hard Hats and Safety Shoes…

Supply Chain Shaman

Manufacturing teams used to manage the supply chain group. Today, in most organizations, the supply chain team manages manufacturing. The irony is that fewer and fewer people within the supply chain team understand manufacturing. As I work with teams to envision the new tomorrow, I find fewer people know the basic concepts of manufacturing planning–cycle inventories, freeze duration, slush period, bottlenecks and constraints.

PROMAT 2019 is coming. Are you ready?

PINC

ProMat 2019, held April 8-11, 2019 at Chicago’s McCormick Place, is the largest expo for manufacturing and supply chain professionals in North and South America. The Show. ProMat NextGen Supply Chain Matt Yearling digital yard management warehouse drones

Supply Chain Ask an Expert – Part 3 with Dr. Erick Jones

All Things Supply Chain

As part of the Supply Chain Tech Show in Chicago I had the opportunity to sit down for a brief interview with Professor Erick C. Jones focuses on industrial, manufacturing and systems engineering … Continue reading → Supply Chain - Ask an Expert supply chain ask an expert supply chain trendsJones of the University of Texas, Arlington.

Celebrating and Encouraging Women in Supply Chain

Kinaxis

Since 2012, The Manufacturing Institute has celebrated women in manufacturing with its STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Awards, which recognize women in manufacturing who exemplify leadership within their companies. According to “ Women in Manufacturing: Stepping up to make an impact that matters ,” women constitute one of the largest pools of untapped talent. by Mike McAllister By APICS CEO Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE.

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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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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Combating the Digital Supply Chain Talent Gap

Supply Chain Nation

As part of the Intelligent Manufacturing survey , JDA collected responses from 271 U.S.-based based professionals across the manufacturing and wholesale/distribution industries about their supply chain digitalization efforts. She mentioned that from the Greater Chicago area – which has a population of approximately 3.6 For the past eight years, I have been delivering lectures on supply chain management at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Combating the Digital Supply Chain Talent Gap

Supply Chain Nation

As part of the Intelligent Manufacturing survey , JDA collected responses from 271 U.S.-based based professionals across the manufacturing and wholesale/distribution industries about their supply chain digitalization efforts. She mentioned that from the Greater Chicago area – which has a population of approximately 3.6 Manufacturing Supply Chain demand planning digital supply chain intelligent manufacturing inventory planning supply planning talent gap

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

The major lanes between Houston/LA (I-10 Corridor), Chicago/Ohio, NJ/Eastern PA, and Atlanta remains the same with ample capacity however lead times have shortened. Carmakers and electronic manufacturers in South Korea and Japan are reporting production line shutdowns. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update. By: Frank McGuigan, Chief Executive Officer, Transplace. At Transplace, we strive to prioritize the needs of our customers, our community, and our team members.

7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

Talking Logistics

In the last decade, many companies, especially those with manufacturing operations, have evolved direct materials sourcing from an administrative function to a strategic procurement process. A survey conducted by American Shipper in April 2015 found that about 60 percent of manufacturing and retail shippers plan to expand their trucking carrier base; roughly 40 percent plan to expand their ocean carrier base.

Transitioning to Digital Supply Networks

Kinaxis

Research by Deloitte and the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) shows that many companies are aware of these benefits and the value they can provide. However, the survey of 200 manufacturing executives also reveals a disconnect between participants’ actual DSN implementation efforts and how mature they think their DSN strategies are. In addition, research conducted by APICS, Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute predicts that 3.5

Tackling Item Complexity

Supply Chain Shaman

World Kitchen’s supply chain– with significant manufacturing and distribution operations throughout North America and Asia– was complex. Selling well-known brands including Bakers Secret, Chicago Cutlery, CorningWare, Corelle, EKco, Pyrex, and Revere, the company sold products to mass retailers and specialty stores in the United States and Canada with extreme demand volatility. Personalization. Market microsegmentation. New product launch.

7 Factors of Solid Supply Chain Network Design

Supply Chain Opz

Location includes customers, suppliers, warehouse, manufacturing facilities, seaports, airports and so on. Moreover, rate for " Boston to Chicago " may not be the same as " Chicago to Boston " 5) Warehousing Costs : fixed cost is relatively easy to find but variable costs such as labor cost can be tricky because it is not static. Due to the rapid acceleration of modern computing, supply chain optimization has become more prevalent than ever before.

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Supply Chain Outlook 2015: Looking to the Future

Supply Chain View from the Field

I presented at Supply Chain Outlook 2015, an event hosted by the Supply Chain Management Review in Chicago on Monday morning. Being in Chicago, I used the opportunity to share how people like Jon Stegner has changed procurement at the University of Chicago Medical Center through increased stakeholder engagement, and also discussed the role of procurement in driving sustainability and risk management outcomes in the countries they operate in.

The March of the Lemmings.

Supply Chain Shaman

Manufacturing companies are statistically less satisfied with their S&OP processes in 2019 than they were in 2016 at a 90% confidence level. A manufacturing company with annual revenues greater than 5B$ operates seven S&OP processes and is dependent on five technologies. A large food manufacturing company has fourteen poorly implemented JDA instances. Supply Chain Insights Global Summit , September 3rd-6th, 2019, to be held at UI Labs, Chicago, IL.

The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015

Cerasis

3PL Summit & Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum by EyeForTransport Chicago, IL June 16 -18. The 3PL Summit is North America’s largest and most high-level gathering of logistics executives and their manufacturer and retailer supply chain counterparts. 8th Annual Integer Emissions Summit & DEF Forum Chicago, Illinois; October 27-29. Are you up-to-date with the latest events in freight shipping and logistics?

Are You Ready for a Drone-Filled Sky?

Supply Chain Nation

Here’s a quick roundup of some industry news, including a look at drone delivery in the future, the latest trends in manufacturing, and the supply chain journey of the iPhone. . Chicago Tribune reports that Amazon is exploring new methods of drone delivery. manufacturing is accelerating . American manufacturing is increasing at an accelerated pace reports Bloomberg. In her article, Manufacturing in U.S. Manufacturing friday in 5

Advance to the Next Generation of Warehouse Technologies at ProMat

Supply Chain Nation

Automation has gotten both cheaper and more important to manufacturing and supply chain companies, as it can offset risks and solve the end-to-end problems associated with peaks and volume, an unstable workforce, or speed and service level changes. Manufacturing and supply chain companies recognize their world is changing very fast and they need to be ready or the results could be damaging. Intelligent Fulfillment Manufacturing Supply Chain Warehouse Management WMS

Supply Chain Diagnostic: A Four-Step Process

Supply Chain Shaman

In my work with manufacturing companies recently, I am thinking a lot about the need for diagnostic testing. Supply Chain Insights Global Summit , September 3rd-6th, 2019, at UI Labs, Chicago, IL. We will host our first public events in Antwerp at the Antwerp Management School on November 26th-27th and at UI Labs in Chicago on December 3rd-5th. July is my birthday month. In the middle of busy travel, I made time for the annual physical. The reason?

Supply Chain Innovation: What Does it Mean? Why Should I Care?

Supply Chain Nation

13, 2012, JDA customers, executives, product experts and specialty partners will gather for the JDA Innovation Forum in Chicago, IL. Manufacturing Retail Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Transportation & Logistics #jdainnovationday category management innovation jda innovation day jda innovation forum logistics manufacturing retail supply chain supply chain management transportation What does it mean to be innovative?

Throwing Down the Gauntlet

Supply Chain Shaman

“The idea of the value chain is based on the process view of organizations, the idea of seeing a manufacturing (or service) organisation as a system, made up of subsystems each with inputs, transformation processes and outputs. ” Institute for Manufacturing, 2013. __. Tonight, I am stranded in a hotel in Chicago. The Chicago airport is closed for the night. Contract manufacturers operate at low margins and lack resiliency.

Supply chain risks: The knowable unknowns that can hurt your supply chain!

Kinaxis

An extreme example of this is a ride from Chicago to Colesburg, Tennessee taking 18 days, 13 hours, and 57 minutes! For example, let’s say you modeled the lead time from “supplier A” to your manufacturing facility as 7 days. by Dr. Madhav Durbha CSX, one of the only two railroad operators in the USA that handles nearly all the shipments that move by train east of the Mississippi River has been experiencing serious challenges since the month of May.

3 Uses of IoT Tech Spurring Sustainability in Supply Chains

Cerasis

In the shipping and manufacturing industries, that same “worldwide web” is now being deployed to encourage more energy-efficient operational and communication strategies for a low-carbon economy, thanks to IoT Tech. Additionally, the use of remote-piloted drones may allow for more direct, manufacturer-to-consumer deliveries, eliminating the need to shuffle product around multiple times to various warehouses and distribution centers.

For Every Tom, Dick, and Harry

Supply Chain Shaman

As part of the 7% of manufacturers attempting to use cognitive computing for demand planning, he shared, “Lora, the magic is not in the new technology. In my research of over sixty organizations in consumer manufacturing, no company connects the VMI signal to the demand planning processes. Since 2000, in manufacturing industries, there were more than 200,000 M&A transactions. Supply Chain Insights Global Summit , September 3rd-6th, 2019, at UI Labs, Chicago, IL.

Building the Network of Networks

Supply Chain Shaman

In attendance are manufacturing representatives from BASF, BerryGlobal, Corning, Covestro, Grace, Evonik, Intel, Monsanto, and Smith’s Detection. Technologists and manufacturers working together to try to define multi-tier processes to redefine B2B. Stuck, only 10% of manufacturers are driving improvement. (90% Factory conditions did not meet the Wal-Mart standards, but the garments were outsourced to a sub-standard factory by a contract manufacturer.