Analytics in Distribution and Manufacturing Taking Center Stage

Cerasis

Part of this drive toward more interest in analytics in distribution and manufacturing comes from the ability of analytics to reduce inefficiencies dramatically and increase productivity in both physical and virtual sales environments. To guarantee your business’s success in the modern supply chain, you need to understand a few things about analytics in distribution and manufacturing. How Are Analytics in Distribution and Manufacturing Being Used?

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. . 20 Manufacturing Blogs You Need to Be Reading. Manufacturing manufacturing blogs

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Distribution Center Robots: How Robots Continue to Power the Distribution Center

Cerasis

Spurred by the record-breaking growth of e-commerce and rising labor costs, robots can have a very positive impact in distribution centers when implemented correctly. Why Do Companies Fear Distribution Center Robots and Their Implementation? Distribution center robots are a force in the Amazon powerhouse, reports the Association for Advancing Automation. Anyone who has worked in a distribution center knows that exceptions arise constantly. Distribution Robotics

Pharmaceutical Manufacturers are Focusing on Direct-to-Patient Distribution

DynaSys

Traditionally manufacturers have relied on wholesalers because of their ability to navigate regional complexities and their capacity to gain access into the market. This is just one link in a long chain of organizations involved in the distribution process which also includes pharmacies and pharmacy benefits managers (PBM). This process has led to many inefficiencies and inflated costs leaving branded drug manufacturers struggling to compete with generic alternatives.

Technology Improves Manufacturing Disaster Preparedness

DELMIA Quintiq

Disaster preparedness is imperative everywhere, but that goes double for the manufacturing industry. With the right application of intelligent technologies, manufacturers and supply chain partners can more easily make proactive decisions, like diverting vessels and making other route changes.

Distribution Logistics

LeanCor

Distribution logistics includes a wide range of activities. These all focus on achieving efficient distribution and movement of finished products. Distribution logistics helps businesses redesign their customer service organization and its processes. Another area of expertise in distribution logistics is warehouse management. This includes outbound distribution management centers, inbound warehouses and cross docking.

12 Distribution Center Best Practices You Need to Implement Today

Cerasis

You know better than anybody that the layman would probably never believe how complicated distribution center management can be. Below are 12 distribution center best practices and other ideas to help you look for ways to make your operations and work environment sing like the well-oiled machines they are. . Order picking and distribution of any kind is a time-sensitive business, but when workers feel rushed, corners get cut —?and Who manufactures the skids you use each day?

DiManEx partners with Wipro to offer Distributed Manufacturing Services

DiManEx

This strategic partnership will increase the availability of high quality, industrial Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) services for enterprises across the globe. We see the interest in additive manufacturing increasing as supply chain leaders become aware of its advantages.

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. They might even find themselves conscripted into manufacturing essential products under the Defense Production Act.

Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution Plans

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Distribution strategies for possible Covid-19 vaccines in the U.S. The collaboration with McKesson is the first major step toward determining how the shots would be distributed from manufacturing plants and where Americans will need to go to receive them. Officials clearly aren’t anxious to build an entirely new supply chain: McKesson already distributes up to 150 million doses of all vaccines annually are starting to take shape.

Wholesale Distribution: Any Way You Want It?

Logility

Recently, I was listening to Journey, another of my favorite groups, while reading about the current state of the Wholesale Distribution Industry. The wholesale distribution industry in the US alone includes about 420,000 establishments with combined annual sales of more than $8 trillion.

Challenging Economic Conditions for Manufacturing and Distribution

AIT SureShip

The exponential success of supply chain giants is causing distributors and manufacturers alike, to evolve their business models to accommodate mixed mode transactions. For example, a manufacturing organization would add services and/or distribution to their offering. Many enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are one step behind; they’re designed for one vertical (manufacturing vs. distribution vs. service).

The shape of a supply chain distribution network

Kinaxis

by Iman Niroomand Today, I’d like to discuss distribution networks shapes. A distribution network is a channel that a company uses to get its products from the manufacturer to the end customer. The shape of this distribution network could vary from a small and simple size network to very complicated networks such as power grid network. Among these factors, response time gets higher weight in establishing the distribution shape.

Pharmaceutical Distribution Shuffle

Tompkins Blog

The post Pharmaceutical Distribution Shuffle appeared first on Tompkins International. Blog Distribution insourcing Manufacturing Outsourcing Pharma Pharmaceutical Pharmaceutical & HealthcareAs the number of mergers, acquisitions, division exchanges, and general realignment of pharmaceutical focus continues to evolve globally, who is managing the supply chain integration?

Streamline Packaging by Integrating with Product Distribution

Kane is Able

Specific consumer products all look pretty much the same as they roll off the manufacturing line. This is called secondary packaging and it’s very expensive for manufacturers to constantly adapt their production lines to create this multitude of packaging configurations.

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.

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.

The Future of the Distribution System: The Current State: Part 1 of 3

Cerasis

In part 1 of the 3-part series, Jake discusses the current state and potential issues that arise with your current distribution system. Between these segments is the distribution system. Sometimes the distribution system is itself made up of several segments and sometimes it controls production as well. In some industries the producers have taken over the distribution of their products. Distribution System Yesterday and Today. Neither applies in distribution.

Overcome Manufacturing Supply Chain Challenges with Digital Planning

ToolsGroup

The manufacturing industry has a strong heritage of adopting game-changing technologies to deliver higher quality products more efficiently. In a recent KPMG study, 69% of manufacturing CEOs say acting with agility is “the new currency of business; if we’re too slow, we will be bankrupt.”

Distribution and Supply Chain Management Best Practices: Stuff We Can Learn from Lean Manufacturing

Blue Ridge

Distribution companies can learn supply chain management best practices from lean manufacturing. The post Distribution and Supply Chain Management Best Practices: Stuff We Can Learn from Lean Manufacturing appeared first on Blue Ridge. A TCO-focused approach to forecasting gets big results. Blogs and Articles supply chain management supply chain planning

How manufacturers optimize their inventories

ToolsGroup

Editor’s Note: Microsoft’s Colin Masson, Global Industry Director of Manufacturing Solutions (that's him on the left), sat down with me to discuss how manufacturers optimize their inventories. But that’s not the only shift in manufacturing.

Key ERP Tools to Support the Future Manufacturing Supply Chain

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

The post Key ERP Tools to Support the Future Manufacturing Supply Chain appeared first on SYSPRO US. Distribution ManufacturingThe future direction of supply chain management and collaboration will be determined by the impact of digitalization on the supply chain.

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Manufacturing Keeps Going Strong At Mar-Bal

IQMS

Mar-Bal operates four manufacturing facilities in North America and a sales office in Shanghai, China. They manufacture thermoset composite products essential to the appliance, electrical distribution, and industrial marketplaces.

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Retail Distribution Center Automation: 6 Factors to Consider

C3 Solutions

We’re breaking down 6 automation technologies to drive up your distribution center efficiency. Distribution Centre Automation. 4] And with distribution centres popping up like mushrooms, as Amazon's burgeoning network demonstrates, competition for workers is intense. Distribution Centre Automation. Canadian discount retailer Giant Tiger has recently adopted large-scale automation made by Symbotic in a new distribution centre.

E-Commerce Distribution: 10 Things Every Distributor Should Know About E-Commerce

Cerasis

There is more information in e-commerce distribution than you could possibly realize, and the potential for growth of your business is exponential. Mobile E-Commerce Distribution Is Real. Mobile e-commerce distribution is not simply an ideal; it is a fact. AmazonSupply.com, reports Insite Software , is one of your biggest threats to maintaining a role in the distribution network. Overseas Manufacturing Is Not the Solution to E-Commerce Distribution Problems.

Distribution Models in Vietnam: Primary, Secondary, and Last-mile Distribution

Abivin

There are 3 common models regarding distribution in Vietnam: Primary distribution, Secondary distribution, and Last-mile distribution. Primary Distribution Primary distribution is the allocation of finished saleable goods from original vendor supply points (manufacturers/factories/assembly plants) to distribution centers (DCs) or distributors. Sometimes this term equals Last-mile Distribution if the delivery points are the final buyers.

Manufacturers Should Focus on This Most Critical Component for Manufacturing Operations Excellence

Cerasis

We conclude this two part series about manufacturing operations excellence by consultant Chuck Intrieri, by outlaying why manufacturers should focus on a critical component that will help sustain manufacturing operations excellence for years to come. What is Driving Sustainable Manufacturing Operations Excellence? What is the most important part of manufacturing? The most important resource in manufacturing is people.

How manufacturers optimize their inventories

ToolsGroup

Editor’s Note: Microsoft’s Colin Masson, Global Industry Director of Manufacturing Solutions (that's him on the left), sat down with me to discuss how manufacturers optimize their inventories. But that’s not the only shift in manufacturing.

The “First Five” Industrial Manufacturing Trends of 2017

Cerasis

Where and how manufacturers make products for Americans will change in 2017. Current industrial manufacturing trends show the new administration is pushing for reshoring among the nation’s biggest manufacturers, and new technologies are revolutionizing how companies respond to growing skepticism and scrutiny by the public and government oversight as well. Manufacturers must adapt to changing demands, or they will become nothing more than a statistic in history books.

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?

Top 10 Manufacturing Trends For 2019

IQMS

Bottom Line: The top 10 manufacturing trends reflect how manufacturers are planning to achieve their goals of revenue growth, operational improvements, digital transformation, and launching new products and services in 2019. to manufacturing value added in 2020.

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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. For example, no single logistics service provider has a distribution network resembling anything close to nationwide coverage. Organising distribution effectively in a country like that is clearly no easy task. The DC handles the chemical analysis equipment which Foss manufactures 80 kilometres down the road in Suzhou. ‘We’ve

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4 Key Trends to Watch in Smart Manufacturing and Supply Chain

Cerasis

The advancements in 3D printing and 'Additive Manufacturing,' coupled with supply chain efficiencies, could make distributed manufacturing a reality, ushering in the era of smart manufacturing. The Continual Coverage and Now Reality of Smart Manufacturing with 3D Printing. I remember reading an MIT paper on manufacturing technology trends a couple of years ago. Smart Manufacturing will Make Supply Chains Demand Driven not Forecast Driven.

AGCO: Driving a Digital Manufacturing Transformation

Supply Chain Shaman

While many employers would have penalized the employees for tablet breakage , Peggy explored the world of wearables to enable her digital manufacturing transformation. AGCO’s culture of innovation policy deployment enabled employees to pioneer a technology solution for manufacturing. is a publicly held $7B global corporation focused on the manufacturing and distribution of high-tech solutions—tractors, harvest equipment and implements– for professional farmers.

Manufacturing and Covid-19: 11 Major Reports Summarised

Unleashed

Track the impact of Covid-19 on manufacturing and wholesale businesses around the world. Granular review of the Covid-19 outbreak’s effects on every manufacturing and wholesale industry subdivision in Australia and New Zealand. All manufacturing & wholesale.