Jian Xu – DC

ivalua

Prior to joining Fannie Mae, Jian worked at Ingredion, a leading global ingredients manufacturing company, where she served as a Global Procurement Director. During that time Jian was also instrumental in creating the company’s manufacturing and supply chain technology strategies and roadmap.

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8 DC and Warehouse Slotting Considerations for More Efficient Warehouse Operations

GlobalTranz

If you are a manufacturing company or distributor, you most likely are using a warehouse or distribution center to make sure you are able to store inventory, replinish store fronts, and easily send goods to customers or receive goods for manufacture or distribution. First Things First, Do You have all The Tools To Set You Up for DC Or Warehouse Slotting? You should concentrate on this 20% and have them available for picking upfront in your warehouse or DC.

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Holiday Logistics: 5 Things Any Shipper Can do Now in the Warehouse or DC to Plan & Stay Competitive

GlobalTranz

2014 is coming to a close and as we herald in the New Year, shippers (manufacturers, retailers, and distribution centers) around the country are busy gearing up for the holiday season and have holiday logistics best practices on the brain. shippers need an efficient and effective Distribution Center (DC) to support this consumer spending peak that takes place typically at this time of the year. Benchmark DC Systems to Handle the Volume.

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Why Use Augmented Reality in Your Warehouse or DC?

Talking Logistics

Aeronautics and automotive manufacturers have been implementing AR with heads-up displays for years now, but wearable AR technology has seen slower development and adoption. The post Why Use Augmented Reality in Your Warehouse or DC? While most everyone has heard of an augmented reality (AR) eyeglass-type product, many have only seen it being used for consumer applications.

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Holiday Logistics: 5 Things Any Shipper Can do Now in the Warehouse or DC to Plan & Stay Competitive

GlobalTranz

2015 is coming to a close and as we herald in the New Year, shippers (manufacturers, retailers, and distribution centers) around the country are busy gearing up for the holiday season and have holiday logistics best practices on the brain. shippers need an efficient and effective Distribution Center (DC) to support this consumer spending peak that takes place typically at this time of the year. Benchmark DC Systems to Handle the Volume.

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6 Checks Every Supply Chain Should Take To Stay Healthy

Gravity Supply Chain

6 ways supply chain health checks ensure streamlined operations, mitigate risk, minimize disruption, meet customer needs and protect the bottom line.

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Toys“R”Us, Canada partners with SCI Logistics to Open New DC

Supply Chain Network

facility is strategically positioned to receive goods from overseas and domestic manufacturers who can now ship directly to British Columbia for distribution to local Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us stores. To better accommodate its customers in Western Canada, Toys“R”Us, Canada has partnered with SCI Logistics to open a new distribution centre in Delta, British Columbia. The 180,000 sq.

Warehouse and DC News – October 2020

Lucas

The ‘Biggest Ever’ Vaccine Distribution Campaign As manufacturers move closer to finalizing and distributing a vaccine for Covid-19, pharmaceutical companies are preparing for a massive surge in their distribution networks. The post Warehouse and DC News – October 2020 appeared first on Work Execution Software Solutions.

15 Million DC Devices Are On A Fast Path To Obsolescence

Lucas

Windows Sunset is a big deal for every manufacturer, logistics provider, and DC using Windows-based RF, voice and vehicle mount devices. If your DC devices are connected to the same internal network as an infected PC or server, it’s a good bet that those DC devices will be attacked – and you may not even know the bug is present on your network. Recent malware attacks highlighted the dangers of running PCs with outdated and unsupported operating systems.

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15 Million DC Devices Are On A Fast Path To Obsolescence

Lucas

Windows Sunset is a big deal for every manufacturer, logistics provider, and DC using Windows-based RF, voice and vehicle mount devices. If your DC devices are connected to the same internal network as an infected PC or server, it’s a good bet that those DC devices will be attacked – and you may not even know the bug is present on your network. Recent malware attacks highlighted the dangers of running PCs with outdated and unsupported operating systems.

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15 Million DC Devices Are On A Fast Path To Obsolescence

Lucas

Windows Sunset is a big deal for every manufacturer, logistics provider, and DC using Windows-based RF, voice and vehicle mount devices. If your DC devices are connected to the same internal network as an infected PC or server, it’s a good bet that those DC devices will be attacked – and you may not even know the bug is present on your network. Recent malware attacks highlighted the dangers of running PCs with outdated and unsupported operating systems.

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Improving Your Manufacturing Operations Using Warehouse Automation  

NC State SCRC

Ian is an expert on warehouse automation, and shares his insights on how you need to get started in thinking about technology and robotics in your warehouse or manufacturing operation. Sandwiched between warehouse and distribution center, manufacturing is where the value gets added. However, improvement opportunities abound and the right solutions can yield end-to-end improvements throughout the manufacturing enterprise. Improving Performance in Manufacturing.

Drone manufacturer AgEagle acquires SaaS provider Measure Global

The Supply Chain Journal

The company was founded in 2014 in Washington, D.C., AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc. NYSE: UAVS ) has acquired Measure Global, a provider of cloud-based software-as-a-service operating systems for drone operators.

Supply Chain News on Are Collaborative Robots Ready for Prime Time in the DC

Supply Chain Digest

We Say the Jury is Still Clearly Out, though there Appears to be Many Applications in Manufacturing

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

BlueYonder

Retailers and manufacturers: do the words mistrust, inaccuracies and frustration come to mind when you think of your trading partners? All this month, Supply Chain Nation is exploring the retailer-manufacturer disconnect and first spoke with André Martin, considered the father of both Distribution Resource Planning (DRP) and Flowcasting, a new paradigm in supply chain collaboration. SCN: One of the biggest challenges for retailers and manufacturers today is the volatility of demand.

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Top 3 Logistics Challenges for Automotive Manufacturers in China

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Top 3 Logistics Challenges for Automotive Manufacturers in China | Transportfolio. That’s not to say there aren’t challenges you’ll need to overcome as an automotive manufacturer in China —especially when it comes to logistics. As part of China’s efforts to improve rural infrastructure, the government offers many incentives for automotive manufacturers to move operations to rural provinces. 2] Pilar Dieter, “‘Go West’ into China…carefully,” DC Velocity, April 13, 2011.

Frictionless Retail—Manufacturing Collaboration: What a Flowcasting-Powered World Looks Like – Part I

BlueYonder

Many manufacturers are still basing their consensus demand plans and their S&OP reviews on orders and shipments out of their distribution centers and plants. Many manufacturers today within their supply chain forecasting, planning and distribution plan limit the scope to the edge of their network with their finished goods DC. Manufacturers historically planned their supply chains at the finished goods DC level. Featured Flowcasting Manufacturing Retail

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Effective Supply Chain Management In Manufacturing Key to Revival of Industry in U.S.

GlobalTranz

Supply chain management in manufacturing is by no means a simple process, but the United States is learning from past mistakes and they're poised to start playing a little catch-up in the manufacturing world due to their expertise. There are 230,000 small manufacturing companies in the United States alone, according to a new Infographic from The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Manufacturing Innovation Blog.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Jan. 7, 2020

Supply Chain Digest

US Manufacturing Sees Big Jump in December, Amazon Adds More Planes to Cargo Fleet, US Holiday Retails Sales See Modest Growth, We Need More DC Automation to Gain Space

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Doing Business in Singapore

QAD

Singapore is about three and a half times the size of Washington D.C. Manufacturing in Singapore. Singapore has attracted major investments in advanced manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, medical technology and pharmaceutical production. Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing.

Frictionless Retail—Manufacturing Collaboration: What a Flowcasting-Powered World Looks Like – Part II

BlueYonder

What would the retail—manufacturing world look like if there was wide-spread adoption of this technology? I often ask manufacturers and retailers what percent of their day is driven by exceptions caused by external factors outside of their company. Sixty to seventy percent of the time the fire-fighting is being driven by factors outside of their supply chain—what their customers are doing or shortages on the manufacturing side for retailers, for example.

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The Current State of the Shipping Capacity Crunch

GlobalTranz

Strong Projections in Manufacturing Will Tighten Shipping Capacity Further. As the stock market continues to climb, the likelihood of increased manufacturing in the U.S. Meanwhile, manufacturers have already started to ramp up production in advance of the 2017 holiday shopping season, and U.S. Congdon, reports DC Velocity. Capacity Crunch Manufacturing

COVID-19 Crisis and the New Supply Chain

RFgen

Meanwhile, many manufacturers have no choice but to shut down for the foreseeable future. Interested in how COVID-19 impacts manufacturing? Mobile barcoding technology supports 80% faster training of new employees to help manufacturers accelerate production of critical supplies.

Distribution in China takes a detour

Supply Chain Movement

China is not only an attractive market in terms of sourcing and manufacturing but also for the sale of goods due to the rapid growth of its middle class. Companies that have already got a manufacturing base in China are not necessarily at an advantage, as Bugaboo’s story illustrates. That is one of the 15 industrial areas in China which offer foreign companies attractive tax breaks providing that those companies manufacture exclusively for export purposes. Regional DC.

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Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of Oct. 18, 2018

Supply Chain Digest

JB Hunt has Made Big Hikes to Driver Pay, US Manufacturing Chugging Along afterTarrifs, No End to Lower Availability for US DC Space, MIT Making Huge Investment in School for AI

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Global Chemical Company Uses PINC YMS to Cut $1.5 Million in Detention and Demurrage Fees

PINC

The Chemours Company adopts a yard management system that has helped organize the chaos of managing a high-volume DC. the manufacturer’s logistics operation includes 63 global warehouses and 47 contract manufacturing locations.

Manufacturer Conducts Distribution Network Analysis

Tompkins Blog

The company is a manufacturer of chainsaws, edgers, leaf blowers, circular cut saws, trimmers, and other powered tools and accessories. The following steps were taken to develop the plan: Visited existing sites to assess present operations, storage, and throughput capacities of each DC. The post Manufacturer Conducts Distribution Network Analysis appeared first on Tompkins International. Company.

Re-skilling the Workforce – After COVID/Before COVID

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

What some businesses are beginning to realize though is that their workforce will need to learn new skills AC/DC (After COVID/During COVID). All Distribution Industries All Manufacturing Industries Distribution Manufacturing Miscellaneous Coronavirus COVID COVID-19

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How TMS Supports Contactless Supply Chain Initiatives

Supply Chain Collaborator

Like most transformative innovations in supply chain automation, the end state – in this case, a completely touchless supply chain – is an aspirational goal. And while technology is already being leveraged toward achieving the goal of contactless supply chain, it is an incremental process.

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Retail Distribution Center Automation: 6 Factors to Consider

C3 Solutions

That doubles the pressure to move things along in the DC, as well as create efficiencies to keep delivery costs down and also to offset them by saving costs in other areas. And even if you can find the workers, throwing them out on the DC floor does not automatically solve the problem.

Managing Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) For Future Growth

IQMS

Like manufacturing, warehouses, and the systems that manage them, are going through an inflection point. A recent survey completed by IQMS of 151 North American manufacturers found that the fastest growing manufacturers can orchestrate analytics, Business Intelligence (BI), mobile and real-time monitoring to grow 10% faster than their peers. How A Warehouse Management System (WMS) Helps Manufacturers Grow.

Technology Trends and Selection Considerations For Yard Management Systems

PINC

A valuable supply chain asset, the physical area “outside of the four walls” of the typical warehouse or distribution center (DC) is becoming a focal point for companies that are realizing the value of their yards. manufacturing sites) should also consider [using] a YMS.”.

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Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of Nov. 17, 2016

Supply Chain Digest

Chinese Manufacturers Thrive on Government Subsides, IKEA DC Going Solar Big Time in Illinois, LTL Carriers Retain Pricing Power Even in Face of Weak Volumes, Singles Day Sales Continue Rapid Growth

Scenario Modeling Is Now Crucial for Supply Chain Network Design

AIMMS

Scenarios to assess DC closures and the impact of shutdowns . A recent Thomas survey found that 64% of manufacturing companies are likely to “bring production and sourcing back to North America” in view of COVID-19.

Case Arena: Optimizing a Complex, Global Supply Chain

RELEX Solutions

It outsources manufacturing to Europe and the Far East. A global brand running wholly owned subsidiaries and exporting to more than 100 countries, it runs a multi-level distribution network centered on a global DC in Italy and 2 regional DCs in France and the USA. Previously, Arena managed ordering in Excel; both that from suppliers to the central DC and from the latter to regional hubs. Manufacturing Case Study arena-en

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