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

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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.

What You Need to Consider Before Relocating Your Manufacturing Plant

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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.

Lean Manufacturing

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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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Managing Recalls with an Adaptive ERP

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They were produced by a popular manufacturer. The frozen vegetable manufacturer properly communicated the issue to their retailer and supplier, but what else can be done when managing recalls? Supplier Transportation Partners. Manufacturing and Operations (Intermediate Storage).

How to Sustain a Lean Culture in Manufacturing & Supply Chain

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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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4 Benefits Shippers Realize when Transportation EDI is Utilized in a TMS

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As a shipper in today’s growing market, there are many advantages to shifting to the use of transportation EDI with your transportation providers or 3PLs. 4 Main Benefits of Transportation EDI Utilized by Shippers within a TMS.

[Infographic] Manufacturing Content Marketing Increases Over Last Year

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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

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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. Transportation strategy. A Systems Approach to Inventory Management. Inventory Management.

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Lean Transportation: Are you Using Lean Thinking for Transportation Management? If not, Why?

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For shippers, culture and behavior have to change to apply Lean Transportation thinking. The “Them (company leadership) versus Us (shop floor associates)” mentality also needs to change for Lean Transportation to " WE. The 8 Rights To Achieve Lean Transportation Practices. The are the 8 Rights of Lean Transportation thinking: Right Materials, Right Quantity, Right time, Right Place, Right Source, Right Price, Right Quantity, and. Transportation takes time.

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Visibility in Transportation Management Leads to Supply Chain Excellence

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If you’re not able to clearly see, examine, impact and manage every aspect of your supply chain and inventory processes – order status, shipments, in-transit goods, trade documents, costs, exceptions and more – you might as well be operating with blinders on.

How to Successfully Implement a Transportation Management System

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The cost saving and service improvement benefits of a transportation management system (TMS) are well documented. Geoff says you still have to do the requirements document and set priorities, but it’s important to get the right people involved. He recommends including those you interact with in daily operations such as manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, procurement, and finance.

Greater Supply Chain Savings Thanks to Transportation Management

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The high-revolution has given emerging markets the opportunity to become fully developed, increasing the number of consumers and manufacturers. Therefore, more companies have partnered with third-party logistics providers ( 3PLs ) to achieve greater supply chain savings and presence in such markets through enhanced transportation management systems ( TMSs ). To maintain your role in the global market, you need to understand how 3PLs contribute to an improve transportation networks.

7 Core Competencies for Optimizing Global Transportation and Freight Spend

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Managing a global supply chain network requires the ability to manage and control both global transportation execution and the associated freight spend. Best-in-class global transportation empowers an organization to optimally manage its supply chains dynamically and holistically.

6 Reasons Why Manufacturers are Embracing the Mobility in Manufacturing Movement

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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?

The Top 10 Transportation Management Systems

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The Top 10 Transportation Management Systems. Each year as businesses of every size and industry fight to broaden market share the same old questions haunt the boardrooms, “How can we reduce transportation costs? The answer almost always requires close scrutiny of a companies supply chain infrastructure and the status of its Transportation Management System (TMS). Transportation Management Systems. JDA Transportation Manager.

5 Things to Know About U.S.-Mexico Logistics

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It has been further spurred by the trend of nearshoring over the last decade, as American companies have relocated their manufacturing facilities to Mexico to take advantage of a skilled workforce, improving infrastructure, and proximity to the United States.

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7 Core Competencies for Optimizing Global Transportation and Freight Spend

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Managing a global supply chain network requires the ability to manage and control both global transportation execution and the associated freight spend. Best-in-class global transportation empowers an organization to optimally manage its supply chains dynamically and holistically.

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

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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!).

How to Improve Freight Labeling for Transport and Logistics Management

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To combat the problem here’s a way to improve freight labeling for transport and logistics management. To combat the problem of missing labels and other documentation, haulers have resorted to duplicating the necessary paperwork and storing it inside the freight itself.

5 Tips for Writing a Transportation Management Plan

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Every transportation firm sees the utility of having a transportation management plan. It is essential in organizing activities in the transportation industry effectively and efficiently. The challenges that the transportation industry faces are enormous. Thus, it becomes inevitable for transport companies to devise a transportation management plan that factors in all these variables. The Freight & Transportation Management Trends to Know in 2018.

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

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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.

20 Manufacturers Describe ERP Software Benefits in their Own Words

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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

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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

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By 2020, Discrete Manufacturing, Transportation & Logistics and Utilities industries are projected to spend $40B each on IoT platforms, systems, and services. The graphic below illustrates how digital twins streamline additive manufacturing.

How Would a Hard Brexit Impact UK/EU Trade?

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Customs authorities must accept the declaration and assign a unique identifier to your shipment before it can be transported. Manufacturers in the EU may be adversely impacted if they source raw materials from the UK. Transportation Documentation.

Still Think Dangerous Goods is Just Paperwork and Labels?

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It outlines how dangerous goods must be handled when transported by air. This includes how they must be classified, packed, marked, labelled and documented – as well as the dangerous goods training which must be completed by the people packing and sending them.

How to Transition From the Design to the Product Manufacturing Process

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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

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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

Doing Business in the Czech Republic

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Manufacturing in the Czech Republic. The Czech Republic’s single largest industry is automobile manufacturing, most of which is exported. Manufacturing accounts for 36.9% Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing.

How a Site Survey Benefits You

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We document everything so you’re in the know. Asset Management Blog Inventory Management Managed Services Manufacturing Mobile Workforce Repair & Service RFID Transportation & Logistics onsite discovery site survey solutions process SRDS Systems Requirement & Design Study

What is the FMSCA’s Unified Registration System (URS) And What is the Impact on Transportation & Logistics Management?

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Effective transportation management can be a hassle. Transportation managers must keep up with the ship dates of inventory, where inventory is currently located in the transportation process, what insurance information is being used and appropriated for each shipment, and many more factors.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act & F.A.S.T and US Infrastructure Facts

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As a transportation management 3PL, the United States Infrastructure and the evolution of and investment of our infrastructure is of great importance to us and our carrier partners. What is the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act? Transit and ground passenger transport (35/250).

3 Ways to Spot Supplier Risk in Communication

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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.