3 Key Reasons Manufacturing Companies Choose Enterprise Labeling

Loftware

Manufacturing supply chains around the world have faced significant scrutiny following the disruption caused by COVID-19. This scrutiny has caused manufacturers to think differently about their operations as they aim to cope with demand and supply shocks.

Industry Trends in High Technology Manufacturing & Operations

DELMIA Quintiq

In both cases, this first trend will require High Tech companies to put the human at the center of everything they do. Electronics manufacturing is at the heart of every connection we make. There is a corporate and social responsibility for High Tech companies to lead the way here.

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Top 3 Priorities for Manufacturing Companies in 2018

Cerasis

Companies are hoping to continue their revenue growth in 2018 by setting priorities for manufacturing in 3 key areas. KLR has released the results of its annual manufacturing industry outlook report , and the optimism following last year’s elections will continue straight through 2017. With promises of tax reform, decreased federal regulations and looser trade agreements, manufacturers have slowly seen revenue growth throughout the U.S. Manufacturing

Revealing the Value of Additive Manufacturing in Aerospace and Defense

DELMIA Quintiq

What aerospace manufacturers need is agility in their design and production processes to help mitigate the variability in supply and demand. Additive Manufacturing (AM) is one innovation in which aerospace companies have significantly invested to try to address some of their unique challenges.

How Georgia-Pacific Turned Their Supply Chain into a Competitive Advantage

Georgia-Pacific, one of the world's leading manufacturers of tissue, pulp and paper and supplier to top brands like Brawny, Angel Soft and DIXIE, trusts ClearMetal for their supply chain requirements. Read the case study to hear how one company turned the reliability and transparency of its supply chain into distinct competitive advantages.

The Expanding Use of E-Commerce for Manufacturing Companies

Cerasis

How the Internet has transformed the manufacturing and order fulfillment process is no small secret. However, the realm of e-commerce for manufacturing companies is rapidly growing, and modern manufacturers are starting to see a shift from business-to-consumer (B2C) sales to business-to-business (B2B) sales. Manufacturing and shipping process have historically focused on producing a product, sending it to the store, and having a consumer purchase the product.

How Electronics Companies Can Increase Supply Chain Agility

Loftware

Electronics Manufacturing Labeling Standardization Labeling Trends Barcode LabelingEver since Gordon Moore predicted the doubling of the components on an integrated circuit every two years, the demand for electronic components expanded with their growth in performance and reduction in size.

A Checklist for a Manufacturing Company Internal Audit!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Today, manufacturing firms face increasing threats from cybercriminals targeting weaknesses in SCADA (supervisory, control, and data acquisition) systems. Regulatory bodies recognize the data security challenges that manufacturers face, and have initiated various requirements and standards of operations meant to safeguard data. To survive in today’s competitive global manufacturing industry, companies need to incorporate various security compliance measures in their operations.

Technology Improves Manufacturing Disaster Preparedness

DELMIA Quintiq

Disaster preparedness is imperative everywhere, but that goes double for the manufacturing industry. That means a company’s supply chain activities, vendors and talent pipeline could very well span the globe. This is the advantage as well as the consequence for companies that take advantage of emerging markets to achieve a broader footprint and a wider audience. This branch of technology helps manufacturers on two fronts: backup and disaster recovery.

Logistics Companies

LeanCor

Does Your Logistics Company PFEP? Creating standard ordering processes is crucial for a logistics company to provide value to its customer. When a logistics company sets new standards for ordering, it requires major changes in the way the customer’s team members work and how suppliers receive orders. Building a PFEP (Plan for Every Part) file is one of the most effective ways for a logistics company to create standardization in an ordering process.

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

Speaker: Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis

In this educational webinar, Adam Robinson from Cerasis, a leading North American Transportation Management Solutions Company, will address how automation in the supply chain is allowing companies to empower their employees with a more strategic work flow aiding in overall collaboration with peers across departments, improved business operations, more efficient manufacturing, a healthier corporate culture, and more visibility to data and processes providing the ability to gain actionable insights that lead towards actions that impact the company’s bottom line.

These are the 2018 Manufacturing Trends That will Drive 2.1% Growth In American Manufacturing

Cerasis

Manufacturing is on the cusp of an explosion in growth and innovation in 2018. These facts set the stage for exponential manufacturing growth in 2018. Supply chain executives need to take a few moments to learn more about the top 2018 manufacturing trends that will make it possible. Check Out the Top 2018 Manufacturing Trends. Reshoring is expected to be a major driving force and one of the most important of the 2018 manufacturing trends. Manufacturing Trends

Manufacturing Disruption is Here. Will Your Company Survive?

QAD

In 1964, the average tenure of companies on the S&P 500 was 33 years. based companies can expect to only be listed on the S&P 500 for 12 years before they fall off the list. What’s even more concerning is that almost half of all S&P 500 companies will either fail or be replaced over the next 10 years. To survive and even thrive, companies will need to embrace the disruption happening today and focus on the changes of tomorrow. Will Your Company Survive?

20 Manufacturing Blogs Every Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Distribution, and Logistics Professional Should Read

Cerasis

If you are a regular reader of the Cerasis blog, you know our goal is to educate and inform those in the manufacturing, supply chain, distribution, logistics, and transportation space with best practices, trends, and industry news so that we can create a community of people. This community would not exist if it were not for manufacturing being the core of the other industries. . We were happy to see we were included among a lot of other great companies. .

Will COVID-19 Lead to More U.S. Manufacturing?

Talking Logistics

Will the COVID-19 crisis lead more companies to manufacture and source their products and materials from the United States instead of China and other countries? Overall, I believe this pandemic will cause companies to reevaluate their supply chains in light of whatever reality we find. Manufacturing? Manufacturing? Global Trade Industry Trends China COVID-19 global trade Indago local sourcing reshoring US manufacturing

Post-COVID Supply Chain Planning: Steps to Take Now for Rapid Recovery

Speaker: Dave Food, Strategy Director at Prophetic Technology

Supply Chain Executives need to empower their teams to navigate through and beyond the impact of COVID-19 with powerful insights and integrated supply chain networks so that real-time change can be quickly responded to and organizations can come out of this leading from the front. Join this webinar with Dave Food, Strategy Director, Prophetic Technology, who will provide insights into planning for a post-COVID world.

QAD Tomorrow: What’s Next for Manufacturers?

QAD

Thank you to those of you who joined us for QAD Tomorrow, our virtual thought stream, which was focused on the unforeseen disruption in manufacturing and the new transformation imperative. Are You an Adaptive Manufacturing Enterprise?

Skillfully Managing Manufacturing Reshoring Projects

Cerasis

There’s more involved in successfully reshoring a foreign manufacturing operation back to the U.S. So where should a company begin? Reshoring is a hot topic in manufacturing. Many companies are already doing it, and according to a recent BCG study, 54 percent of companies with over billion in revenues are now considering it. made goods to be sold in their stores, and this will drive even more companies to reshore. So where should a company begin?

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. Manufacturers of medical and cleaning supplies, as well as the specialists overseeing trucking, delivery and logistics companies, might have to make do with limited supplies and labor. They might even find themselves conscripted into manufacturing essential products under the Defense Production Act.

The Top 5 Manufacturing Blogs of the 2018

Cerasis

That then allows us to create more of that kind of content so our award winning blog This year we will feature the top blog posts by page views in the following categories: Manufacturing , Logistics , Freight , and the Supply Chain. ” Today’s post will cover the top 5 manufacturing blogs from 2018. The Top 5 Manufacturing Blogs from 2018 The manufacturing blogs category most top viewed blog posts from 2018 included several elements of manufacturing.

It’s Time to Connect Manufacturers and Suppliers within the Value Network

DELMIA Quintiq

A manufacturer’s operations are constantly exposed to the risk of inconsistent supply. Upheavals in one country can heavily impact manufacturers worldwide, too. Manufacturers realized that they had no backup plans for the production of components critical to their operations. To avoid throttling or temporarily shutting down production plants in the event of a massive disruption, manufacturers need to strengthen relationships within their global sub-tier supplier networks.

Digital logistics: how manufacturing companies can profit

DELMIA Quintiq

He used the example of a joint project with a customer, a leading worldwide manufacturer of plastic packaging, to drive his message across. At the same time, executives of the industrial company wanted to raise planning quality. The company decided on Quintiq’s planning solution. By using Quintiq optimisers to plan work orders, the manufacturer could ensure that customer orders are delivered on time while minimizing inventories and capital costs.

How To Implement Predictive Analytics Into Your Company

Logility

Retail giant Amazon uses predictive analytics to study the behaviors of over 200 million customers who produce over 1 billion GB of website data per year, which results in tailored product suggestions that earn the company over $2 billion in sales a year. But your company doesn’t have to be a retail giant to use predictive analytics. Companies of all industries and sizes use predictive analytics to understand stored business data on customer actions or business processes.

Trends In Manufacturing: 5 Tangible Technologies are Shaping the Future of Manufacturing Now

Cerasis

Continuous improvement is part of the game in manufacturing. Among the new trends in manufacturing improving the industry, additive manufacturing and cloud-based systems will push manufacturing forward in 2017. In fact, rapid design and lightning-fast prototyping, reports Mark Dohnalek of Manufacturing Business Technology magazine , will allow manufacturers to design and produce products in a few days, if not hours. Manufacturing

Exploring new and evolving solutions in manufacturing

DELMIA Quintiq

Manufacturing has always been a complicated affair. Companies are constantly facing pressure to keep up with digitalization, growing competition and customer demands. Quintiq experts Walt Bednarz and Mark Reissig recently addressed this challenge during the inaugural Dassault Systèmes Online Manufacturing Summit. They explored how manufacturers can achieve reality-based planning, scheduling and optimization for complex business processes across all planning horizons.

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. The Problem: Seamless Omnichannel Experiences Extend Beyond Retailer-Customer Relationships Keeping up with customers’ demands has natural implications for business-to-business sellers, including manufacturers. Manufacturers still using disjointed processes and operating in functional silos are unable to keep up with demand.

Lean Manufacturing

LeanCor

A motor manufacturer’s warehouse space and on-hand materials were growing exponentially as it received, processed, and stored material for potential future use. The motor company desired the right mix of on-hand SKUs in order to optimize material flow from one warehouse instead of the seven it currently operated. As a result of this project, the motor company was able to lead and make decisions based on the total cost of fulfillment.

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Manufacturing Plant Site Selection: Where to Locate Your Manufacturing Plant

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This article comes from Steve Wright who works for Whirlwind Steel and shares his knowledge on manufacturing plant site selection. There are a number of factors to consider in manufacturing plant site selection to ensure you have the best location for your new plant. Unlike retail, office, or residential locations, a manufacturer must also consider various environmental regulations , workforce issues, and raw material availability, among other things.

How to Prepare the Next Generation of Manufacturers

Cerasis

The manufacturing industry has always been a hotbed for innovation and advancement — but it relies heavily on the workers who have the skills and training to fill those jobs. Experts have predicted more than 2 million manufacturing jobs will go unoccupied during the next 10 years, as the baby boomer generation starts to retire. How can we help to prepare the industry for the next generation of manufacturers? Refresh the Image to Attract the Next Generation of Manufacturers.

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. Based in Silicon Valley, they’re fully scaled in California but have operations in China and South Korea, giving Cliff an up-close perspective on offshore manufacturing, supply chain, and more. companies – and why the model needs to change. So C3Nano is a venture-backed technology company.

How Steel Manufacturers Can Thrive in a Changing Environment

DELMIA Quintiq

This creates a need for frequent rescheduling, but many steel companies do not have the scheduling support to cope with those changes while also maximizing the hot charging rate. We empower metals manufacturers with a solution that can generate the best plan for the future, by: Incorporating all constraints, business rules, regulations and preferences. Industrial Equipment Industry Standards Manufacturing Calculations KPI Based planning steel steelmaking

Q&A: American Manufacturer, UCan Zippers, Shows Pride, Quality, and Commitment to American Manufacturing

Cerasis

In that interview we mentioned that he would visit Made In USA Zipper manufacturer, UCan Zippers to film a video documenting the company's commitment to American Manufacturing for nearly 30 years. Why are we having an interview with an American Manufacturer on a logistics blog, you ask? Almost everything you touch, see, use, have fun with, was made by a manufacturing company. Why do you think companies are doing this? Manufacturing

Top Supply Chain Challenges for Manufacturing Companies

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Only a scalable, interoperable supply chain planning and optimization platform can ensure a company’s supply chain performance is optimized

6 Questions To Ask 3rd Party Logistics Companies for 2015 and Beyond

Cerasis

Many different factors have been previously discussed on specific details of selecting a 3PL , but have you truly learned how to identify the top-notch 3rd Party Logistics Companies from the fly-by-night, intermediary 3rd Party Logistics Companies? It’s true: some 3rd Party Logistics Companies exist solely as a conglomeration of intermediaries with connections to the Big 3 Carriers. What Is the Company’s History? 3PL Logistics 3rd Party Logistics Companies

Hello, Manufacturers & Logistics Companies, Here are 10 Reasons No One is Reading Your Content

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Take it from us, a transportation management solutions provider, who understands the question we've all asked: "Who on earth will find manufacturing, logistics, supply chain, shipping, and transportation management content interesting? Well, the answer lies in not thinking of yourself as some boring industry (and let's be real, as you've seen emerging tech in both the manufacturing and supply chain industries, it ain't boring anymore!).

What You Need to Consider Before Relocating Your Manufacturing Plant

Cerasis

Most of us tend to hope that our latest move to a new home or a new company facility is the last one we’ll have to make. But if you represent a manufacturing organization, the process of relocating to a new campus can seem especially overwhelming and frustrating. However, with the right plan in place before the first crate gets packed, your manufacturing company and everybody under its roof can take part in a smooth transition and get back up to speed before you know it.