Exploring new and evolving solutions in manufacturing

DELMIA Quintiq

Manufacturing has always been a complicated affair. 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. Manufacturers must master multi-site production, shorter customer SLAs and increasingly diverse product mixes.

Skillfully Managing Manufacturing Reshoring Projects

GlobalTranz

There’s more involved in successfully reshoring a foreign manufacturing operation back to the U.S. than simple cost comparisons. Reshoring is a hot topic in manufacturing. These “Bring Manufacturing Back” initiatives have many moving parts and require careful planning and execution and very skillful project management. location and the best facility for manufacturing are key components to the overall success of the program.

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COVID-19 Month-Over-Month Survey Comparison: Consumer Trends and Their Impact on Retail Supply Chains

BlueYonder

consumer behavior has been a barometer for larger trends affecting industries such as retail and manufacturing, as well as the overall economy. Blue Yonder is committed to helping its customers face the unexpected.

ERP vs MRP: Key Differences and Features

QAD

Managing the shop floor, inventory, operations and scheduling are some of the keys to ensuring a manufacturing business runs smoothly. In the manufacturing world, the acronym refers to Material Requirements Planning software systems. Manufacturing.

Climate Change will Drive Manufacturing Innovation

QAD

Manufacturing isn’t exempt from this pressure. The manufacturing industry has adopted “Lean” techniques enthusiastically. Lean is about driving out waste from every aspect of manufacturing. Climate-driven Manufacturing Innovation. Additive Manufacturing.

12 Benefits of Additive Manufacturing and 5 Disadvantages

Unleashed

Ambitious manufacturing businesses that want to boost their R&D could turn to additive manufacturing. What is additive manufacturing? Additive manufacturing (AM) is the process of adding substances to manufacture or create an object.

ERP vs CRM: Key Differences and Benefits

QAD

Manufacturers and suppliers today are challenged constantly to become more accurate, efficient, and profitable to survive the constant change and disruption in the world around them. Manufacturing. Manufacturing.

Manufacturers’ Digital Supply Chain Expectations Outpace Reality

Material Handling and Logistics

Adoption of the technology is slow but manufactures feel it can dramatically reduce the time to make strategic decisions as well as help them operate more efficiently and effectively. While companies are increasingly aware of the benefits of digital supply networks (DSNs), many remain in the early phases of adoption, according to a new study conducted by Deloitte and the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI). Key Challenges Facing Manufacturers.

The Essential 5 Steps to Selecting the Right ERP System for Manufacturers

OptiProERP

It’s more important than ever for manufacturers to find ways to effectively manage their operations in the face of Covid-19, supply chain disruptions, inflation concerns, glimpses of recovery, and the many dynamics impacting manufacturers’ bottom lines.

Supply Chain Dashboards – Key Metrics For Manufacturers

Silvon Software

As I mentioned in my previous post, Sales Dashboards – 16 Metrics for Manufacturers , a strategy for measuring business performance should also incorporate metrics that focus on the supply chain and other operational areas of the enterprise.

[e-Book] The Ultimate Guide to Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight Metrics & KPIs

GlobalTranz

Furthermore, some data may be of minimal use without comparison to and identification of trends and collaborations between data from other transactions within a given warehouse or transportation system. We hope you enjoy this comprehensive look into data, business intelligence, metrics, and the CORE KPIs every shipper and manufacturing or supply chain professional should know in order to continually improve business practices and reduce overall costs.

The Holidays and The Logistics Crunch: It’s all about the Planning & a Fun Comparison of Logistics & A Successful Turkey Day!

GlobalTranz

They can also manage vendor compliance during inbound & outbound freight shipping , which is key during the holidays, when manufacturers are distributing product to thousands of retailers. Raw materials (groceries), manufacturing (preparation), delivery (presentation), etc. My mother-in-law uses her hands to manufacture perfectly stuffed and creased pierogies. Have you started planning your Thanksgiving meal yet?

10 Ways Manufacturers Can Reduce Manufacturing Costs

Unleashed

The best way to reduce costs in a manufacturing business is to target the three areas in which costs generally fall: direct labour, materials, and manufacturing overheads. What are manufacturing costs? They include direct labour costs, material costs, and manufacturing overheads.

2017 Manufacturing Outlook Report: Despite Barriers, Manufacturers Expect Growth

GlobalTranz

According to a recent survey conducted by KLR one of the largest accounting firms in New England, manufacturers are largely positive about where their industry is heading.  KLR discovered that more than half of New England manufacturing executives expect continued revenue growth in 2017. Their survey revealed that manufacturers expect growth in both existing markets and in new innovative products and services. . How are manufacturers coping with these challenges?

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. Using Quintiq here ensured a significant improvement in comparison with the planning tool used previously. 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. What are your thoughts on digital logistics in manufacturing?

Supply Chain Optimization Software – A Comprehensive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

Supply chain optimization is a key component of the manufacturing supply chain process, helping companies control their input costs to be able to provide effective goods or services to their customers. to our manufacturing floors. What is supply chain optimization?

Supply Chain Optimization Software – A Comprehensive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

Supply chain optimization is a key component of the manufacturing supply chain process, helping companies control their input costs to be able to provide effective goods or services to their customers. to our manufacturing floors. What is Supply Chain Optimization?

Metrics that Matter: Manufacturing Performance Benchmarking

QAD

This is especially true for manufacturers. To grow and thrive, manufacturers need to develop best practices, benchmark against those best practices and formulate action plans. What are the Benefits of Manufacturing Performance Benchmarking?

Metrics that Matter: Manufacturing Performance Benchmarking

QAD

This is especially true for manufacturers. To grow and thrive, manufacturers need to develop best practices, benchmark against those best practices and formulate action plans. What are the Benefits of Manufacturing Performance Benchmarking?

Monitor Machine Performance With Manufacturing Process Monitoring Software

IQMS

Bottom Line: Capturing machine process and measurement data with real-time process monitoring helps manufacturers improve quality and compliance, while also increasing production yields and shop floor productivity. Using Real-Time Process Monitoring To Create A Manufacturing Fitness Plan.

Manufacturing And Cloud Reluctance: What We Learned

GlobalTranz

Manufacturing and cloud reluctance is not a recent issue. Recently, our company has generated some reports of internal data and surveyed a collection of companies to better get an idea of trends in the manufacturing industry. One report dealt with the buying trends of companies in the market for MRP Software , while the other surveyed 154 manufacturers who shared their thoughts on their active use of technology. So what’s the hold up in manufacturing? In manufacturing?

10 Most Valuable Features An MES Solution Needs To Deliver Value Today

IQMS

Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) keep shop floors’ steady cadence beating on time while providing the valuable data manufacturers need to increase production efficiency and control costs. Every manufacturer wants to keep their word.

How to Thrive Amid Looming EU Medical Device and iVD Regulations

QAD

Every medical device manufacturer selling to the European Union or hoping to has been preparing and awaiting its arrival with a combination of anticipation and dread. A recent Emergo Outlook survey asked a similar question to manufacturing leaders regarding future sales (see figure below).

Railcar lessors and rail manufacturers eye recovering market in 2021

The Supply Chain Journal

In comparison to Q1 orders, the quarterly average for 2019 was about 9,300 railcars, RSI said. RSI’s comments about market conditions are reflected in the observations of the railcar lessors and rail equipment manufacturers below.

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

GlobalTranz

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

Supply Chain Planning- The Manufacturer’s Guide for Accurate Planning and Forecasting

ThroughPut

A detailed supply chain planning mechanism can help manufacturers with critical elements for operational success including material management, waste elimination, and working capital optimization. Why do manufacturers need an effective supply chain plan? What is supply chain planning?

Supply Chain Planning- The Manufacturer’s Guide for Accurate Planning and Forecasting

ThroughPut

A detailed supply chain planning mechanism can help manufacturers with critical elements for operational success including material management, waste elimination, and working capital optimization. Why do manufacturers need an effective supply chain plan? What is supply chain planning?

The Manufacturing Industry is Changing Fast — How Prepared are You?

BlueYonder

Technology is disrupting the manufacturing industry, and with any type of change, comes opportunity. ChainLink Research recently released two reports about how digital technology is affecting today’s manufacturers. The first report, Digital Displacement , explores how these digital advancements are impacting manufacturers’ products. Your company will need to be able to adapt its manufacturing and fulfillment processes to meet their growing needs.

What is the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) & How Could It & the Trans-Pacific Partnership Impact Manufacturing?

GlobalTranz

As a business owner, you have heard of the impact of reshoring on the US economy and the steadily growing number of jobs in manufacturing. However, the number of manufacturing jobs will never reach the same highs it had in the past. To prepare for the unexpected, unforeseen perils of the future, you need to know what the TPA is and how it will affect the economy and the manufacturing industry. Decrease in Technology-Side of US Manufacturing.

Bridging the Retailer-Manufacturer Divide: A Conversation with Flowcasting Founder André Martin

BlueYonder

Retailers and manufacturers have long faced a disconnected supply chain, operating with different data sets, mismatched expectations and fundamental business differences. In this blog series, Supply Chain Nation sat down with a number of industry experts to discuss the retailer-manufacturer divide. In the following excerpt, Martin explains why Flowcasting finally fulfills the promise of collaboration that retailers and manufacturers have been striving for over many years.

The Manufacturing Renaissance: This Ain’t Your Grandpappy’s Manufacturing Industry

GlobalTranz

Manufacturing Renaissance?…… This sounds like a comparison to warring civilizations; however, this concept remains applicable to the manufacturing industry of modernity. Over the past 200 years, the US has grown from a small cluster of theologically-driven townships into the greatest manufacturing entity in the world. During the industrial revolution, manufacturing became the go-to career for the majority of Americans.

Top Warehouse and T&L Zebra Scanners

AB&R

Top Zebra Scanner Comparison. Check out our spec comparison below to see how well they out perform previous generations. Asset Management Blog Inventory Management Manufacturing Transportation & Logistics Uncategorized barcode barcodes data collection efficiency inventory inventory control manufacturing mobile workforce productivity Rugged Devices supply chain zebra technologiesFor Transportation & Logistics and Warehouse & Distribution.

Multichannel Fulfillment & Shipping: Considerations for Wholesale Distributors & OEMs in the Transition From Single Channel Shipping

GlobalTranz

E-commerce has presented wholesale distributors and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with a crown opportunity for growth, but it comes at the cost of transitioning from single-channel shipping. Unfortunately, manufacturers and OEMs may lack the infrastructure necessary to facilitate such changes, and resellers face challenges in optimizing procurement for the world of e-commerce. Distribution E-Commerce Logistics Manufacturing

DELMIA Communities Week in Review

DELMIA Quintiq

Manufacturing Excellence through Virtual Factory Replication. ??????? Computer-aided design and manufacturing enable designers to develop digital objects, create virtual factories to produce them and run simulations to see how the plant would work in the real world.

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The Coffee Pot Conversation That Will Not Happen

Supply Chain Shaman

A balance sheet analysis shows that 95% of publicly traded manufacturers are stuck (when compared to peer group) at the intersection of growth and margin, margin and inventory turns, and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) and growth. In Table 1, I share a comparison of the two methods.