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


99% of mid-market manufacturing executives are familiar with Industry 4.0, Mid-market manufacturers getting the most value out of Industry 4.0 Defining How Mid-Market Manufacturers Derive and Deliver Value. Manufacturers are most motivated to evaluate Industry 4.0

The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015


The 3PL Summit is North America’s largest and most high-level gathering of logistics executives and their manufacturer and retailer supply chain counterparts. Download the Brochure. Are you up-to-date with the latest events in freight shipping and logistics?

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Prescriptive Analytics is Going Mainstream. Is your Organization Ready?


Companies like ELIX Polymers and Fresenius Medical Care North America have chosen SC Navigator because it makes powerful prescriptive analytics accessible and allows them to quickly answer very specific questions about their business.

Top Insights about Supply Chain Network Design – benefits, tips and what your competitors are doing


The survey was conducted online among professionals from a variety of industries, including industrial manufacturing, food and beverage, retail, CPG and pharma. What are companies looking for in supply chain network design technologies ? What works well, and what are the challenges?

IoT and AI expected to be most disruptive technologies for logistics in 2020


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Supply Chain Innovation: How to Build an Award-Winning Supply Chain


Last month, Lennox Residential was runner-up in the 2015 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Supply Chain Innovation competition, arguably the top supply chain award in North America. Source: Supply Chain Digest.

This Week in Logistics News (April 20-24, 2015)

Talking Logistics

February 2015 North American Freight Numbers. AWS revenues grew 49 percent in Q1 2015 compared to Q1 2014, while the rest of its North America business grew 22 percent.

Do You Have a Proactive Supply Chain Design or a Reactive One?

Talking Logistics

Factors like global trade and a customization trend in manufacturing have altered the “straight shot” supply chain forever. While civil unrest could slow down production or shipments in a foreign country, natural disasters can accomplish just as much shipping disruption in North America.

Retail Distribution Center Automation: 6 Factors to Consider

C3 Solutions

Download for later. On a larger scale, the Ocado system, pioneered by the UK e-commerce grocer, fits into a large DC footprint, and is being adopted by grocery retailers in North America. This article is part of our Retail Program.

Vinyl Record Production Supply Chain Update


The latest has made a lot of press in Canada, and it is poised to become the second-largest vinyl pressing plant in North America. So it seemed like the next logical step for us to venture into the manufacturing end of the music business.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The End of Made In China Manufacturing


The phrase “Made in China” embodies cheap labor, the outsourcing of American manufacturing jobs, and China’s transformation into one of the world’s economic superpowers. However, it seems the end of the Made in China manufacturing era may be in sight.

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Transplace’s Q2 2020 Logistics Market Quarterly Update


For more details, download Transplace’s Logistics Market Quarterly Update and Outlook Report. North America and International Updates. Plant openings in mid-May could ramp up manufacturing in the automotive industry. Download the Market Quarterly Report here. .

Good Safety is Good Business at the LogiChem 2015 Conference

CH Robinson Transportfolio

These chemical manufacturers must improve their supply chain resilience in order to thrive, be successful, and—ultimately—be safe. The capacity crunch in North America has led to rising transportation costs, while new tank car regulations will bring significant challenges in the years to come.

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

Talking Logistics

Con-way Truckload and Con-way Multimodal Join Forces to Launch New Intermodal Service for North America. CombineNet and Transplace Extend Partnership in Delivering Advanced Transportation Procurement Solution to North America.

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

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

From a global view, survey participants from North America believe their supply chains are of greater value to their companies than do the rest of the world. Click here to download the report and receive additional information.

Logistics Services Providers Shift Investment Focus Outside BRIC Markets

BluJay Solutions

In particular China and India, with annual economic growth rates many multiples ahead of North America and Europe. Many manufacturers are seeking alternatives to BRIC countries, in particular China, as part of their future sourcing strategies.


Shippers Caused the Truck Driver Shortage


Drivers can download an app, accept a load, and then have the shipment tracked via their smartphone. “We For example, what if food manufacturers did not have to deliver to retailers on week days 9 to 5 but could smooth demand by delivering on weekends?

26 warehouse pros reveal the most important factors to consider when moving to an automated warehouse

6 River Systems

Rupy Sawhney is the Heath Fellow in Business and Engineering at the University of Tennessee, combining both fields through his knowledge of lean manufacturing, the optimization of production without a drop off in quality or worker health.

Lull Case Study: Order Fulfillment that Doesn’t Keep You Up at Night


They had previously been relying on dropshipping from their manufacturers, but that left them with little flexibility to improve their delivery promise. Limited Growth: Lull couldn’t expand partnerships or grow product lines unless manufacturers offered dropshipping.

4 Use Cases of the IoT in Retail: Operations Transformed for Greater Efficiency and Profitability


This information is continually being applied to enhance your life, but the applications of the IoT in retail and manufacturing does much more than managing the tasks of one person. Download The Evolution of Intelligent Buildings in Retail by Navigant Research White Paper Here.

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. John Moss @EnglishBlinds John Moss is the CEO of English Blinds , the manufacturers of bespoke window blinds and shades. University of North Texas.

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


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. .

Engaging shoppers off-pack or labels: why QR codes are still the best option


Almost everyone can scan a QR code without downloading an app. Social media use of QR codes has increased popularity in Europe & North America. See how a carpet manufacturer used a QR code to prove the recyclability of their carpet.

The Procurement Economy in 2019: The United States


Changes to NAFTA may see similar disruptions in North American supply chains. With the new United States-Mexico-Canada agreement requiring more raw materials in American manufacturing to originate in North America, industries like automobiles, steel, and aluminum may see changing landscapes. The US-China trade dispute is increasingly pushing manufacturers to rethink supply chains, with many looking to move production to other countries.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

“Data science can bring great gains for…” Logistics efforts of retailers and manufacturers. As the IIoT continues to evolve, the manufacturing and logistics industry will benefit from the ability to produce real-time analytics and data visualizations.

The Procurement Economy in 2019: The UK and the European Union


However, any global organisation will tell you that their concerns reach past North America. Alternatively, the UK could unilaterally announce free trade, which could have negative impacts on British manufacturing. With many manufacturing items, such as automobile parts, crossing borders several times between plants, tariffs and customs could make existing manufacturing processes cost prohibitive. Download your free copy here!

The Cost of Delaying an ERP Upgrade


In all my many years of introducing new ERP systems to manufacturing companies, the number one reason why the project did not go ahead is not because we lost out to a competitor’s product. ERP software for the future of your manufacturing business.