2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains Research Report Now Available for Downloading

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog announces that The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group ’s research report, 2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains , is now available for complimentary downloading.

New download: SCM Map Europe 2014-2015

Supply Chain Movement

In The Netherlands, cigarette manufacturer Philip Morris is closing its factory in Bergen op Zoom and AkzoNobel has decided to phase out its production of organic peroxides in Deventer by the end of 2016. He has just completed a consultancy project for a US food manufacturer in Russia.

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Supply Chain Movement

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What You Need to Consider Before Relocating Your Manufacturing Plant

Cerasis

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. DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER. Manufacturing

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

Cerasis

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 missing link in automotive contract manufacturing

Quintiq

Fulfilling this multi-faceted demand has become a major challenge for car manufacturers, who have to deal not only with countless models and colors but also with an ever-increasing range of features and options. Volatile customer demand can be bridged by making use of contract manufacturers.

Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015

Cerasis

Now is the Time for Manufacturing to Look at Logistics Efficiency. Inform yourself on these trends by downloading the Capgemini/Penn State/Panalpnia 2013 18th Annual 3PL Study. Manufacturing seems heading for a long awaited comeback. Manufacturing manufacturing tips

7 Reasons ERP Systems Can Increase the Productivity of Your Manufacturing Industry

Cerasis

The manufacturing industry is experiencing a global boom, and this is the very reason that modern manufacturers need a great ERP solution to improve efficiency. The Trends that Will Forever Shape Manufacturing in 2018 & Beyond. DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER.

The Future is Now: Why these 5 Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Trends will Dominate 2018

Cerasis

Over the next two years, manufacturers are set to invest more than $250 billion in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and the use of technology to improve manufacturing will only increase. It is almost impossible to define the exact amount manufacturers will invest in technologies over the coming year, but they are moving toward more sustainable, cost-effective practices. in manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, and transportation management. download ebook.

Don’t Wait for Standards Before Moving Closer to Smarter Manufacturing

Cerasis

Smart Manufacturing has been making a lot of noise in the manufacturing industry, mostly due to how automation can greatly improve manufacturing operations through enhanced productivity. Also known as the “ New Industrial Revolution ”, this may indeed drastically shift the entire world of manufacturing. It is basically a term highlighting the different technologies used in manufacturing to make the processes more efficient and more effective. download ebook.

[Infographic] The Power of 3D Printing in Manufacturing: An Illustrated Guide

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: We love talking about and reporting on technology which effects and also makes the lives’ of manufacturing companies much better. It was not until the 2010s that additive manufacturing became more widespread. Laminated Object Manufacturing.

Top 10 Predictions for Manufacturing CIOs In 2019

IQMS

Manufacturing CIOs are now expected to be business strategists first, technical experts second as many are expected increase IT’s contributions to growth. You can download a copy of the survey here. Top 10 Predictions for CIOs in Manufacturing.

Solving planning challenges in manufacturing liquid chemicals

Quintiq

The chemical manufacturing industry has shown impressive growth over the past 25 years. However, rising global competition and challenging customer demands are forcing chemical manufacturers to prioritize operational excellence. Manufacturing Supply Chain Planning & Optimization

How smart steel manufacturers are sustaining continuous growth

Quintiq

Smart steel manufacturers have found a simple solution — intelligent, flexible planning. Smart steel manufacturers realize that the market’s volatile conditions require lightning-fast response in order to sustain growth. Manufacturing Supply Chain Planning & Optimization

[e-Book] E-Commerce Logistics: Background & Considerations for Manufacturers & Distributors

Cerasis

The flowering of e-commerce—while welcomed by most manufacturers and distributors/retailers—has introduced far more risk and complexity for logistics managers. Download the Background & Considerations for Manufacturers & Distributors to Set up an E-Commerce Logistics Practice E-Book! Download part 1 of a 2 part e-commerce logistics e-book series by filling out the form below. Logistics is the backbone of all manufacturers’ & distributors’ success.

Scaling Digital Manufacturing From Pilot To Production

IQMS

92% of all manufacturers say they are either on the same level as or ahead of their peers when it comes to Digital Manufacturing. 68% of manufacturers are making Digital Manufacturing their highest priority today. You can download the report here (PDF, 24 pp.,

[e-Book] The Future Of Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing: How Technology Is Transforming Industries

Cerasis

The logistics, manufacturing, supply chain, and transportation industries are going through a time of rapid and unprecedented transformation. In this e-Book, we will explore emerging technologies and applications which will forever change the industries of manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, and transportation forever. We will cover the following topics: Manufacturing Technology Changes. Download the e-Book Below. The Future of Our Industry Is Now.

Manufacturing Pulse Report 2016

Supply Chain Movement

The manufacturing sector is in the midst of a period of great change. JDA’s Manufacturing Pulse report examining consumer industries has revealed that in the last 12 months, more than two-fifths (42%) of European adults have bought goods directly from a manufacturer.

Creating a Sustainable Earth Through Sustainable Manufacturing

Cerasis

In the decades that have followed, the emphasis on adopting eco-friendly practices, implementing sustainability measures, and protecting the environment has continued to grow, gaining traction across diverse industries , sectors, and settings — including the manufacturing world.

[e-Book] The Current State of Manufacturing to Better Manage Logistics & Supply Chain Operations

Cerasis

Download "The Current State of Manufacturing to Better Manage Logistics & Supply Chain Operations" E-Book. In 2016 we focused on our main areas of writing: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, and Transportation Management. In this ebook, you will learn about the current States of Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Manufacturing Technology, Logistics, Logistics Technology, and Transportation Management.

What is the meat of the matter for manufacturers of meat products?

Quintiq

Meat manufacturers usually suffer from the lack of cross-functional visibility as well as cross-company visibility. What is distracting meat manufacturers from building efficient plans? With those constraints, meat manufacturers simply have to plan, and plan well.

How US Manufacturers can Improve Manufacturing Productivity to Overtake China

Cerasis

In this article, Daniel investigates how the US can overtake China with manufacturing productivity. However, the US is closing the gap and is expected to claim the crown by 2020, according to ‘ The Made in America Movement ’ - a non-partisan organization lobbying for American manufacturers.

The Top 5 Manufacturing Challenges in 2018

Cerasis

The manufacturing challenges in 2018 were evident. These are the most commonly faced manufacturing challenges to the industry in the US in 2018. Manual handling and safety Manufacturing can be a dangerous industry, and it’s vital that manufacturers are aware of health and safety regulations. Manufacturers must find ways to help lower the risk of injury. The Trends that Will Forever Shape Manufacturing in 2018 & Beyond. DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER.

Made in America vs. Assembled in America: Defining Terms of Auto Manufacturing

Cerasis

A Breakdown of the Claim “Made in USA” When a product has a label stating “ Made in USA ,” it means its manufacturing has complied with several rules set by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). First, any labels reading “Manufactured in USA” or “Produced in USA” are considered unqualified U.S.

The Manufacturer’s Guide to Digitally-Led Innovation

Oracle SCM

Customers, for example, want manufacturers to anticipate their needs, customize products to their preferences, and deliver impeccable, instant service. And global competition is hotter than ever: with an increasing number of emerging countries embracing digital manufacturing at pace.

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Supply Chain Digitalization Is Top of Mind for Many Manufacturers – Are You One of Them?

Supply Chain Nation

How manufacturers are responding to this “Amazon effect” is a prevalent theme heard from the respondents of JDA’s 2018 Intelligent Manufacturing survey, which will be announced tomorrow. This discrepancy indicates that for many manufacturers, while they see the value and the opportunity, the path to digital supply chain maturity is still unclear. JDA collected responses for the 2018 Intelligent Manufacturing survey from 271 U.S.-based

Optimize and Integrate Your Manufacturing, Planning and Fulfillment Processes with Oracle Manufacturing Cloud

Oracle SCM

Knowing what’s happening—or what’s not happening—is critical to your manufacturing organization and to your business. Download this new executive brief that details Oracle's new cloud solutions for manufacturing, planning and fulfillment.

Computers in Manufacturing | Help or Hindrance?

Cerasis

A recent Armagard guest blog post, published by our friends at Cerasis , resulted in an interesting comment concerning computers in manufacturing from one reader. Are computers actually helping to improve manufacturing productivity or are they adding to productivity and efficiency problems?

Manufacturing And Cloud Reluctance: What We Learned

Cerasis

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. So what’s the hold up in manufacturing? Manufacturin

FAQ: Is Demand-Driven Manufacturing the Same Thing as Lean?

synchrono

Many of our customers don’t start out looking to implement Demand-Driven Manufacturing per se. Often, they’re focused on Lean Manufacturing or at least some element of it. Demand-Driven Manufacturing isn’t synonymous with Lean or other related initiatives such as Theory of Constraints.

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MFG Day: Improving the Public Perception of Manufacturing

Cerasis

Next Friday, October 6th is National Manufacturing Day. What is Manufacturing Day and What is the Public Perception of Manufacturing? Since its beginning in 2012, Manufacturing Day has achieved thousands of manufacturing plant tours across the U.S Manufacturing