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Elephant in the Room: Thoughts on Metrics That Matter in Semiconductor and Hard Disk Drives

Kinaxis

Supply Chain Insights recently published a Metrics That Matter report covering both the Semiconductor and Hard Disk Drive (HDD) industries. Semiconductor is poised to consolidate, which will have huge impact on the metrics. With China already a source for semiconductor raw materials and the China/India end consumer market growing, there will be pressure to supply chips and hard drives to local China/India OEM’s first. by CJ Wehlage.

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. Manufacturers who excel at orchestrating analytics, Business Intelligence (BI), quality management and real-time monitoring to improve manufacturing strategies are growing 10% faster than their peers. to manufacturing value added in 2020.

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Selling on Shopify for Beginners: Sourcing, Designing, and More

ShipBob

Source your products. Before you build an online store, you need to source your products. One of the key ways to succeed in online selling is by finding an affordable and reliable manufacturer or supplier.

What the Analysts Are Saying About…A&D Supply Chains

Kinaxis

Even if you’re not you should check out Supply Chain Insights, Supply Chain Metrics That Matter. I spread my Supply Chain wings at an Aerospace company and since Aerospace and Defense is a key vertical market for Kinaxis, the recent Supply Chain Metrics That Matter: A Focus on Aerospace & Defense report was downloaded on my laptop to read on my next flight. It has about 6 million components which are manufactured in 30 countries by 550 unique suppliers.

Industry 4.0’s Potential Needs To Be Proven On The Shop Floor

IQMS

99% of mid-market manufacturing executives are familiar with Industry 4.0, Investing in upgrading existing machinery, replacing fully depreciated machines with next-generation smart, connected production equipment, and adopting real-time monitoring including Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) are manufacturers’ top three priorities based on interviews with them. Mid-market manufacturers getting the most value out of Industry 4.0 Source: Industry 4.0:

What is the return on ERP implementation? Results from our research

Supply Chain View from the Field

Such systems are also instrumental in establishing aligned tactical and strategic performance metrics systems that drive improved economic outcomes (Bendoly et al., ERP systems were developed from material requirements planning (MRP) and manufacturing resource planning II (MRP-II) systems to supplement the need of an automatic interface between operational activities and corresponding accounting transactions.

Getting that “Swing” in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

What you find instead are functional groups — such as Manufacturing, Distribution, Sales and Marketing, and Procurement — operating in silos, like a boat full of rowers each doing their own thing. How do you successfully align goals, metrics, and resources across functional groups? Having leaders with cross-functional responsibility — such as having Manufacturing, Logistics, and Procurement report to a single executive — also helps to drive alignment.

VTech: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

Download the app, and listen when you get a chance.). Over the period of 2009-2015, only 88% of companies made improvement on the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter. To meet the criteria for The Supply Chains to Admire for 2016, companies needed to score better than their peer group average for performance metrics, while driving a higher level of improvement than 2/3 of their industry peer group. The North American operation is the top manufacturer in the US cordless market.

Moving Up The Corporate Ladder, Does Your Freight Spend Have A Seat At The Table?

4WL Consulting

The previous decade has seen many companies, mainly those handling manufacturing operations, change how sourcing of direct materials is executed – from an administrative function to a somewhat strategic procurement approach that has seen the creation of a new position “the Chief Procurement Officer.” All in all, using technology and a defined sourcing process goes a long way towards providing benefits for companies that constantly seek to cut on operating costs.

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Don’t Get Left Behind (Again) by Advanced Technology

QAD

Plus, there is an app I can download on my phone or tablet that will listen to a few seconds of a song and tell me the name, artist and album. With technology I can do more, my devices generate greater volumes of data, and all I need is a place to put this data from multiple sources and a simple way to retrieve it when I have a question. No limit to the amount of data, the style, the source or the amount of history you want to store.

Is Apple Supply Chain Really the No. 1? A Case Study

Supply Chain Opz

Apple Inc purchases raw materials from various sources then get them shipped to an assembling plant in China. Some re-sellers may also distribute products from the competing manufacturers. Some components are currently obtained from the single or limited sources. So this section will explain some characteristics of Apple Supply Chain through various metrics and compare them with Amazon Supply Chain. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts. About. Copyright.

Customer Experience Driving Innovation for High-Performing Companies

Talking Logistics

You can read and download the full report at [link]. A total of 137 respondents completed the survey from Manufacturing, Retail, Logistics Service Provider, and other companies in the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. Source: “Competing on Customer Experience: The Driving Force Behind Supply Chain Innovation,” Adelante SCM & BluJay Solutions, August 2018. Is customer experience a supply chain metric at your company?

Like A Green Lump of Clay….

Supply Chain Shaman

To see the what I built, check it out on SlideShare or view/download it in the SCI Community ). In the supply chain, variability and volatility come from many sources. The best way to start the design of an agile supply chain is to look at the sources of variability and market volatility that your supply chain encountered in the prior year. These can be shift in the channel, issues in manufacturing, increasing variability in transportation, or a shift in commodity prices.

Integrated Planning: Is It Rubbish? Be Careful What You Ask For….

Supply Chain Shaman

Each are good at localized planning within a focused area of demand, supply, network design, transportation planning, material sourcing or finite scheduling. While regional supply chain teams could focus on operational decisions–deployment, DRP/MRP logic, and finite planning/scheduling within manufacturing, and transportation routing–global teams must get good at tactical planning globally to drive synergies.

Is A Customer-Centric Strategy the Same as Demand-Driven? Outside-In?

Supply Chain Shaman

The network senses, translates, and orchestrates market changes (buy- and sell-side markets) bidirectionally with near real-time data to align sell, deliver, make and sourcing organizations outside-in. Instead, companies link suppliers to multiple signals: manufacturing production plans; distribution requirements; and current inventory positions, to help suppliers better plan for supply. It was an early morning. I cradled my cup of tea in my hand. It had been a long night.

New Survey Says Alignment of Supply Chain and Business Strategies Is Critical to Success

Tompkins Blog

We found that the better the level of alignment, the more likely it is that companies are achieving their objectives for cost reduction, customer service, and other metrics,” explains Bruce Tompkins, executive director of the Consortium and author of the report. Click here to download the report and receive additional information. Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium is the premier source for supply chain benchmarking and best practices knowledge.

This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

The Navisphere customer app can be downloaded for free at the Apple App Store on iTunes , Google Play and Amazon Marketplace. According to the press release: Transplace leverages the CombineNet ASAP® advanced e-sourcing technology as part of its expert solutions, helping customers develop and optimize their carrier strategy for procurement events involving truckload, less-than-truckload (LTL), and intermodal needs.

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28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company. For example, if my contract manufacturer is late with an order it can cause me to incur excess costs with the freighting and warehousing companies, respectively. John Moss @EnglishBlinds John Moss is the CEO of English Blinds , the manufacturers of bespoke window blinds and shades. Metrics such as Perfect Order Rate tell businesses a lot.

Logistics Services Providers Make Progress against Green Targets

BluJay Solutions

Reducing the environmental impact of sea freight will arguably have the greatest effect, given that it is estimated that shipping carries 90% of globally traded goods and its contribution of CO2 to the atmosphere is 3-4% of the global annual total (source: Multimodal ). Going forward, the logical progression is for large retailers and manufacturers to demand the facility to compare estimates of environmental impact by modality for shipments, prior to making a booking.

The Most Popular Supply Chain Cowboy Articles of 2014

Supply Chain Cowboy

If you haven’t yet listened to what Mark had to share, be sure to download it now so you can listen to it during your next commute. Number 4 – Startups, Sourcing, and Sustainability with Mark Dwight of Rickshaw Bagworks – Interview Part 1 of 2. The article received a lot of positive social media attention, especially from people passionate about US-based manufacturing and small business entrepreneurs.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

RFID tags and robotic warehouse systems generate and transmit data that, when combined with other data sources, allow companies to optimize the supply chain and make better predictions and forecasts to improve efficiency and boost the bottom line. They can also be used to track the provenance of adulterated products to identify the source. Mobile apps can generate reports and monitor performance metrics.

New online insight hub revealed to increase intelligence resources for supply chain decision makers

EFT

Historically, we’ve done this through free to download whitepapers and reports but have increasingly looked to webinars where key decision makers and influential stakeholders can share best practice in their industry directly with the market between events as well. . Wherever you are involved in the supply chain ecosystem; as a manufacturing, retailer, logistics or tech solution provider, we can now house a far greater library of content than has previously been possible.

12 Supply Chain Basics Your Company Must Get Right

Logistics Bureau

On the other hand, if you’re a business leader who must try to juggle supply chain effectiveness with that of marketing, sales, or manufacture, the following sections highlight the supply chain basics that your company must get right in order to maximise revenue and profit. There are still a vast number of sales and manufacturing organisations out there that have never defined exactly how their supply chain will support their business.

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