New download: SCM Map Europe 2014-2015

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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. In Belgium, the Ford factory in Genk will soon close for good, as will the Heinz manufacturing facility in Turnhout. Logistically speaking the location of this manufacturing facility, which produces the Peugeot 508 and the Citroën C5, makes little sense.”

Understanding the Importance of Strategic Sourcing

USC Consulting Group

Sourcing is a key component of your Supply Chain – perhaps the most important part. As companies are navigating an increasingly turbulent yet robust economic climate, businesses in manufacturing, mining and metals, food and beverage, and other industries are looking for ways to reduce raw material procurement spending and offset rising material costs. That’s where Strategic Sourcing comes into play. An important lever for modern organizations.

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Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015

Cerasis

Now is the Time for Manufacturing to Look at Logistics Efficiency. The source pointed to several trends that are encouraging the adoption of TMS, including better control of data, more comprehensive analysis and the need to support omni-channel supply chains. 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

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.

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. Data availability and advanced analytics are also shaping the industry by providing new insights into efficient manufacturing processes. So, the biggest piece of an implementation can be cleaning up the source data.

Returning Food and Beverage Manufacturing to a New Normal

QAD

COVID-19 has disrupted manufacturing operations worldwide. The automotive industry was shut down and many other manufacturing sectors have been severely impacted. The food and beverage industry is no exception as manufacturers have been impacted in a number of areas. A number of disruptive events are contributing to the overall effect on manufacturing operations. Food & Beverage Manufacturing Restart and Continuity Plan.

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. Data availability and advanced analytics are also shaping the industry by providing new insights into efficient manufacturing processes. So, the biggest piece of an implementation can be cleaning up the source data.

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.

Keeping Sustainability at the Forefront of Packaging Manufacturing

QAD

No manufacturer would be blamed if they put operational sustainability plans on the back burner during the current environment. Yet it seems sustainability will surely survive this moment, which means manufacturers must stay vigilant. .

Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

The recent announcement by Google-owned Motorola Mobility that all new Moto X smartphones sold in the US will be manufactured in Texas, highlights the continued importance of the global supply chain and role of freight forwarders and logistics services providers (LSPs) in successful local sourcing strategies. The post Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain appeared first on Kewill Corporate.

Blockchain: A Single, Immutable, Serialized Source of Truth

Material Handling & Logistics

Acquire the source materials: add a block. And so on, from source to end-customer receipt. Figure 1 illustrates an example of blockchain (click the download button at the end of the article to view the illustration). Always Available: A Shared, Distributed “Source of Truth”. The plant manufactures these materials into goods, and passes the chain along, allowing others to add to it.

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

DELMIA Quintiq

Meat manufacturers usually suffer from the lack of cross-functional visibility as well as cross-company visibility. Everything starts and ends with the planning department, resulting in a high-stress environment for planners at meat manufacturing facilities: If a customer’s order was missed, or if there’s a raw material shortage, the blame is placed on them. What is distracting meat manufacturers from building efficient plans? Download it here.

Robots in Manufacturing: Creating More Efficient Operations & The Future of Manufacturing Jobs

Cerasis

Chinese manufacturing always seems to dominate conversations about modern manufacturing. In truth, more than 100 million workers are employed by Chinese manufacturing, reports Carl Pettit of The Stack. Outsourcing of jobs, lower manufacturing costs and continued upheaval in the U.S. are part of the conversation, but robots in manufacturing are important too. Are American Workers Forgetting the Impact of Robots in Manufacturing?

Downloads or Discs: which is greener?

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Downloading games over the internet instead of going to the store to buy a box with a disc in it falls in the same categry. But, how much greener is the download relative to the box?   In a recent paper in the Journal of Industrial Ecology, Kieren Mayers and co-authors compare the carbon footprint associated with downloading a PlayStation 3 game with that of a Blu-ray disc. So, what are the sources of emissions that Mayers and his co-authors consider in their analysis?

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.

Sourcing ODM (Original Design Manufacturer): What Do You Need to Provide

Insights Solutions Global

Free to download Sourcing ODM (Original Design Manufacturer): What Do You Need to Provide When you’re looking for an original design manufacturer (ODM) for your product, how do you know what information do you need to provide? The post Sourcing ODM (Original Design Manufacturer): What Do You Need to Provide appeared first on Insight Solutions Global.

How the Cloud Helps Improve the Supply Chain for Manufacturers

BluJay Solutions

Kewill CMO Evan Puzey recently sat down with Manufacturing Global to share his thoughts on the best ways for manufacturers to take advantage of the Cloud. In a recent IDC study, 41 percent of manufacturers in the United States said they have transitioned at least some IT services over to the public Cloud. While it’s widely understood that manufacturing needs to be more integrated with its supply chain partners, making the switch to the Cloud is a lot easier said than done.

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[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. We’ve been providing manufacturing companies and shippers with a web-based transportation management system since 1998, before web-based TMS was as prolific as it is today. Today’s article showcases the power of 3D Printing in Manufacturing through illustrations, culminating at the bottom in a full infographic. .

Why The Time Is Now for Sustainable Procurement

Jaggaer

With that, global businesses are committing to key sustainability objectives such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions , eliminating slave labor , avoiding plastics , conserving water used in production , tapping into renewable energy sources and more. Sustainable procurement initiatives reduce the risk and magnitude of non-compliance costs and lower spend in operational areas, such as logistics, energy, water and manufacturing. Download your free copy here.

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 the Analysts Are Saying About…A&D Supply Chains

Kinaxis

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. Think about those design, sourcing and delivery challenges. by Bill DuBois.

Artificial Intelligence to Improve Decision-Making in Procurement

Jaggaer

It goes on to recommend that vendors trial such systems at selected customer sites by developing robust procurement workflows from multiple sources of data and validating these in short, focused proofs of concept. “The first step in developing successful decision guidance systems is to develop robust procurement workflows from multiple sources of data.”. Download it here now. Procurement Resources Source-to-Pay Supplier Management

Inbound Industrial Marketing: Why Manufacturers, Distributors, & B2Bs Should Leverage Content Marketing to Keep Customers

Cerasis

59% of B2B buyers explicitly indicate that they do not want to interact with a sales representative as their primary source of research. So what should manufacturing , distribution, and other B2B industrial companies do about it? One of our clients is a company in the midwest that manufactures and distributes capital equipment for the tube fabrication industry. Click here to download. You Can’t Assume Today’s Customer Will Be Tomorrow’s Customer .

Amazon’s 3D Printing Trucks: A Quixotic Quest for Zero Delivery Time?

Talking Logistics

According to reports on 3DPrint.com and the Wall Street Journal , Amazon filed for a patent in Novmeber 2013 titled, “Providing Services Related to Item Delivery via 3D Manufacturing On Demand.” Here’s the abstract plus a drawing from the patent : Methods and systems can be provided for providing items manufactured on demand to users. The item can have 3D manufacturing instructions associated therewith. Source: Amazon patent filing.

Leveraging Data in a Digital Transformation: Lessons from JAGGAER’s Fireside Chat

Jaggaer

For more on leveraging data, download JAGGAER’s 2019 Digital Procurement Survey Report. For other businesses, this might mean contrasting spend between manufacturing sites, office locations, or business units. . Download it now. Events Source-to-PayDigital procurement platforms are capable of producing incredible amounts of data, from spend history to supplier scores , delivery rates and more.

Uncertainty in supply due to nature: An everyday struggle for you, too?

DELMIA Quintiq

Are you sourcing from different countries and facing logistical complexities? Read on to find out what the main challenges faced by seed manufacturers are and how they can overcome them to boost efficiency in areas they have control over. A seed manufacturer processes and mixes seeds according to customer demands and growing environments. Let’s imagine that you are sourcing corn seeds from France and Spain, processing and mixing in Hungary, and delivering to Germany.

Sustainability pays off, but it’s not always traceable

Supply Chain Movement

If nothing changes, food manufacturers who process these natural, renewable raw materials will soon face major problems. Firstly, the logos enable manufacturers – and food retailers who feature them on their privatelabel products – to show consumers that they pay a fair price to coffee, tea and cocoa growers, consider the environment and do not use child labour. Starbucks is one company at the forefront of sourcing sustainably produced commodities.

Are you ready to be the manufacturer of the future?

ivalua

As the New Year approaches, there will no doubt be a lot of talk about the ‘ manufacturer of the future ’. The world of manufacturing is quickly evolving, driven by production modernization, materials innovation, big data, and a new type of workforce. Such change is pushing manufacturers (and their solution providers) to reinvent nearly every aspect of their businesses from demand sensing to the plant floor, logistics, sourcing, supplier management, and financial management.

Understanding The Challenges Facing Modern Food And Beverage Producers (eBook)

USC Consulting Group

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the all-protein diet from lean meat sources was popular. Thus, the heat is always on for manufacturers to deliver on Americans’ high expectations. The best way to come through is to understand what’s on the menu, in terms of food manufacturing challenges facing producers and developing strategies for how to overcome them.

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

Supply Chain View from the Field

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. They have been touted as the key to manufacturing excellence and supply chain integration… But what is the real ROI on ERP system implementation?

Why Getting Buy-In From Frontline Employees is Key

USC Consulting Group

We work with companies in industries like manufacturing, mining and metals, oil and gas, food and beverage, transportation and logistics, and others to become more efficient, effective and in the end, profitable. Here’s why: A single source of truth.

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

Kinaxis

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. Of course, like any industry, Semiconductor and HDD manufactures are faced with a set of unique challenges in their space that puts their supply chain at risk. – as information moves down the supply chain to the manufacturer. by CJ Wehlage.

Future of Procurement Study Available

Supply Chain View from the Field

You can download the full report at this link. Charles Babbage’s book on the economy of machinery and manufacturers, published in 1832, referred to the importance of the purchasing function. i] Charles Babbage, On the Economy of Machinery and Manufacturers, 2nd ed. Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Supply chain Relationships Supply Chain Talent Supply Chain Talent Management Supply Market Intelligence

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The 3D printing revolution you haven’t heard about

Supply Chain Movement

By Antony Bourne, global manufacturing industry director at IFS. 3D printing is much bigger than its hype and it’s already a part of today’s manufacturing business. But one area of 3D printing that’s not had its due time in the spotlight is the slow but unstoppable march towards a completely new way of managing manufacturing processes. 3D printing won’t replace high-volume manufacturing, but the ability to print-on-demand for parts is hugely attractive.

Blockchain in Supply Chain: 2 Ethereum-Based Projects That Demonstrate How Blockchain Can Improve Supply Chains

Cerasis

A manufacturer in China doesn’t read the specs on an order. Download white paper. What makes Ethereum different is that it actively encourages software development teams to use its open-source protocol to design tokens that run on top of the Ethereum blockchain. Provenance ensures transparency in supply chains, with the aim of encouraging brands to source materials and labor in an ethical and fair trade manner. Supply chains are messy.