Procurement and Suppliers on the Same Page: How to Craft an Effective Terms & Conditions Sales Document


As e-commerce continues to rise in use by both manufacturers and distributors. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post Procurement and Suppliers on the Same Page: How to Craft an Effective Terms & Conditions Sales Document appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Editor's Note: Today's blog is the second part of Chuck Intrieri's series on how procurement and suppliers can avoid issues with their contracts.

Cleanroom Manufacturing Strategies That Pay


Bottom Line: Cleanrooms provide the potential for plastics manufacturers to increase the average machine rate per hour, average markups and profit per production run by charging a price premium based on their certifications, compliance and industry expertise.

What You Need to Consider Before Relocating Your Manufacturing Plant


But if you represent a manufacturing organization, the process of relocating to a new campus can seem especially overwhelming and frustrating. The Trends that Will Forever Shape Manufacturing in 2018 & Beyond. Manufacturing

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


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. Today, UCAN Zippers is one of the last remaining zipper manufacturers in the US.

How Can Technology be The Game Changer for Your Manufacturing Business?


Coming back to the context of technology, and its significance in helping manufacturing businesses grow, it is to be mentioned that the benefits of adopting the resource are actually productive due to a lot of reasons. The Trends that Will Forever Shape Manufacturing in 2018 & Beyond.

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


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. . Reshoring Or Not, Let's Get Back to the Basics of What is Manufacturing. What is Manufacturing? These manufacturers are called Subcontractors.

31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats


Many off-shore manufacturers have returned to the U.S., Those changes, along with high costs of transporting materials and finished goods to and from overseas locations, make the value of reshoring likely to become a compelling financial reality for many manufacturers.

AGCO: Driving a Digital Manufacturing Transformation

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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.

How to Sustain a Lean Culture in Manufacturing & Supply Chain


All activities are documented by a team recorder. It typically describes how a process should consistently be executed and documents current ‘best practices.’ Lean Manufacturing Supply Chain lean culture

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Lean Manufacturing: Is it Really Worth It? 16 Big Benefits Say, “Yes.”


Customer expectations of reliable quality and rapid delivery forces today’s manufacturers to either shorten cycle times or lose business. There are multiple good models for lean manufacturing operations. Who Needs Lean Manufacturing? A company in need of lean manufacturing practices tends to be easy to identify, typically displaying multiple of the following symptoms of operational deficiency: Inventory amasses in buffer stocks. Manufacturing lean manufacturing

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[Infographic] Manufacturing Content Marketing Increases Over Last Year


Editors Note: Today's blog is from our friends at Fronetics who report their takeaways regarding manufacturing content marketing in 2016. Here are four key takeaways from the manufacturing content marketing report. The Content Marketing Institute (CMI) has released the results of its annual manufacturing content marketing survey, and there have been some big changes since last year. 4 takeaways from the CMI manufacturing content marketing report.

Lean Manufacturing


3 Tools to Apply Lean Manufacturing Principles. We often find companies (and suppliers to those companies) are skeptical of implementing lean manufacturing principles. The value stream map is a tool used in both lean manufacturing that is used to identify waste.

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5 Quality Metrics Predicting The Future Of Manufacturing


Bottom Line: Manufacturers are reaching a new level of results in 2018 because they have clearer, more actionable insights based on real-time manufacturing and quality metrics than ever before. Quality Metrics Enable Customer-Driven Manufacturing Networks.

Lean Manufacturing


Whenever decisions are made in purchasing, marketing, manufacturing, o r customer service, inventory levels across these asset types will be impacted. For example, it is extremely hard for an inventory analyst to attempt to reduce inventories when the manufacturing area is frequently changing production schedules without informing the inventory analyst of the changes. A Systems Approach to Inventory Management. Inventory Management.

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3 Ways to Drive Growth in Your Manufacturing Business


Investing in a manufacturing company – and/or operating a manufacturing company – in the current economic climate represents both opportunity and risk as U.S. manufacturing demand and profitability are accelerating. How to Drive Manufacturing Growth.

6 Reasons Why Manufacturers are Embracing the Mobility in Manufacturing Movement


Mobile technology has been embraced by many industries, from healthcare to transportation , but manufacturing has been slow to recognize the benefits of the technology. 6 Benefits of Mobility in Manufacturing. How are you embracing the mobility in manufacturing movement?

4 Strategies to Improve Supply Chain Efficiency for Manufacturing Business Owners


Manufacturers typically perform planning, sourcing (finding suppliers), making (manufacturing), delivering and returns. Below we outline four strategies to improve supply chain efficiency for manufacturing business owners. More successful manufacturers make a commitment to scheduling periodic and effective meetings to give their team members an opportunity to address upcoming logistics situations in advance.

3 Keys to Winning the Manufacturing Talent Battle


The dramatic economic swings have heavily impacted virtually every business sector, especially manufacturing. With a drastically diminished pool of potential manufacturing talent candidates, it makes hiring and retaining quality people for manufacturing roles challenging.

Demand Driven Manufacturing in the Engineer-to-Order Space


Aligning Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement Practices. Demand-driven manufacturing (DDM) is an approach to manufacturing where production is based on actual demand rather than forecasts. Synchronizing engineering and manufacturing.

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


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!).

Metrics that Matter: Quality Management


Quality affects every aspect of manufacturing, encompassing the totality of features, services, customer interactions and promises that comprise a product offering. Business Process Documentation. Document processes electronically.

Manufacturing and Cyber Security: A 5 Step Process to Create Internal and Customers’ Peace of Mind


Editor's Note: As we see the transition to digital manufacturing and the use of the cloud and other web-based systems, manufacturing and cyber security continue to collide. You can view our document as a helpful guide for your company here.

Summary of Development and Manufacture Contracts in the Aerospace and Defense Industries


The type of contract of interest in this report is for Development and Manufacture contracts in the Aerospace and Defense industries. Specific Risks in Development and Manufacture Contracts in the Aerospace and Defense Industries.

20 Manufacturers Describe ERP Software Benefits in their Own Words


Editor’s Note: Today we are featuring this guest post from Find Accounting Software as it covers a subject we are also interested in, Manufacturing Technology which makes businesses more efficient. Earlier identification of product manufacturing issues.

5 Big Benefits of Using CMMS for Manufacturing Maintenance Activities


Managing a manufacturing plant or a facility maintenance enterprise can get very challenging, complicated and time-consuming for those who are maintaining paper logs for inventory and recording repairs and replacements manually. Here are 5 ways it can automate your documentation process so that your team can accomplish more in less time: Lowers the Documentation Time Which Means Less Overtime. Manufacturing Technology CMMS

10 Ways IoT Can Improve Supply Chains


By 2020, Discrete Manufacturing, Transportation & Logistics and Utilities industries are projected to spend $40B each on IoT platforms, systems, and services. Combining blockchain and IoT is enabling manufacturers to pursue and excel at digital twin initiatives across their value chains.

How to Transition From the Design to the Product Manufacturing Process


This means that the product manufacturing process is important to keep future patients safe. Here’s how design teams can safely transition to the product manufacturing process. How to Transition From the Design to Product Manufacturing Process. If you're hoping to make the transition from design to manufacturing as painless as possible, try to accommodate these workers as much as possible. Manufacturing design mfg

Penetration Testing: Reasons Manufacturers and Businesses Need to Take This Key Network Security Step Now


We are all now familiar with the concept of the Internet of Things and if you take the manufacturing industry, for example, many manufacturers are now widely operating in an increasingly connected environment and making the most of the Industrial Internet of Things. There are numerous reasons why any business such as a manufacturer, for instance, would be targeted by hackers. Sensitive company documents? Business Advice Manufacturing Technology Penetration Testing

Deal or no deal: The impact of Brexit on automotive supply chains

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If Britain becomes a non-EU member and leaves the customs union, however, importers and exporters would have to fill in up to nine additional documents. Some manufacturers have started to prepare by trying to build stock, which increases their costs. Impact on automotive manufacturers.

A Bill of Materials Template for Manufacturers


A bill of materials is critical for brick-and-mortar manufacturers. Here, we’ll explain what is meant by a bill of material and why manufacturers still need them today. As such, BOMs for manufacturing describe the assembly of physical products. Bill of Materials Document.

The Writing on the Wall: Signs your company may struggle in a recall


The triggers are everywhere and if a business, particularly a food manufacturing and beverage business, is to survive a safety recall, they must be prepared. The Food Marketing Institute and Grocery Manufacturers Association in the U.S. The food and beverage sector is under incredibly stringent control as public health can be compromised significantly if safety precautions during manufacture are not adhered to.

3 Ways to Spot Supplier Risk in Communication


Editor’s Note: This post is a continuation of an ongoing collaborative blog series with Spendrix, a company who was made for procurement teams of all sizes and we currently serve customers in Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Construction, Logistics, and the Food & Beverage industries.

Supply Chain Quality: A Driver for Digital Transformation

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The cost of poor quality is so closely related to supplier quality and compliance that manufacturers must give the proper attention and resources to the optimization of their upstream partnerships. Ensuring receipt of Certificate of Analysis (CoA) and other regulatory compliance documentation has made digitization a requirement for customer service, audit management, and compliance. Commercialization strategies evolve, supply chains expand, and production rates accelerate.

Distinctions Between Discrete and Process Manufacturing


Process manufacturing is different, distinct, and distinguishable from discrete manufacturing. Process manufacturing uses formulations versus discrete manufacturers use Bills of Materials (BOMs) and assembles along a routing.

New Generations, New Ways of Learning


For example, Generation Z uses the internet and blog articles to educate themselves, while Generation Alpha can beat your high score on My Manufacturing Company before they even know how to read.

Key Supply Chain Digital Transformation Pitfalls to Avoid


Supply Chain Digital transformation has the potential to be, for no better words, transformative; when done right, a transformation can enable your business to reap significant, and well-documented, benefits.

How Would a Hard Brexit Impact UK/EU Trade?


Manufacturers in the EU may be adversely impacted if they source raw materials from the UK. Thus, if a manufacturer is exporting to a non-EU country that has a free trade agreement with the EU, the goods would be subject to tariffs and cost more to land in that country.