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Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. >>Please click on the red button and fill in the fields to activate the green download button. Please fill in the following fields to activate the download button. Manufacturers and retailers had a generally positive outlook on the prospect of consolidation. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe.

How Freight & Transportation Data Can Trim Your Transportation Spend

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When you want to drive down your logistics and transportation spend, the very first thing that you need is freight and transportation data. Luckily, this isn’t the case for transportation data. With the services of a trusted 3PL and a good transportation management system (TMS), you can glean an abundance of data around activities and practices related to your transportation department. Accurate freight and transportation data is particularly important.

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[PODCAST] Transportation Management System Adoption & ROI Improved thru Effective Change Management

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Transportation Management System Adoption & Supply Chain Technology Resources to Download The Uses and Substantial Benefits of Transportation Management Systems Download a Copy of the E-Book The Future Of Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing: How Technology Is Transforming Industries Download a Copy.read More. Podcast TMS Transportation Management System Adoption

It’s Time to Connect Manufacturers and Suppliers within the Value Network

DELMIA Quintiq

A manufacturer’s operations are constantly exposed to the risk of inconsistent supply. Upheavals in one country can heavily impact manufacturers worldwide, too. Manufacturers realized that they had no backup plans for the production of components critical to their operations. To avoid throttling or temporarily shutting down production plants in the event of a massive disruption, manufacturers need to strengthen relationships within their global sub-tier supplier networks.

Tips for Safely Transporting Pharmaceuticals

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Transporting pharmaceuticals is arguably more important than manufacturing them, because it enables these lifesaving medications to make it to where they are needed most. When transporting pharmaceuticals, how can logistics workers do it safely , and what precautions are necessary for things like temperature control and to guard against theft? Guarding Against Cargo Theft Cargo theft is one of the largest risks associated with pharmaceutical manufacture and transport.

Omnichannel In Manufacturing: Why Manufacturers Are Following Retailers to an Omnichannel World

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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.

Manufacturing Plant Site Selection: Where to Locate Your Manufacturing Plant

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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.

[e-Book] The Ultimate Guide to Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight Metrics & KPIs

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Furthermore, some data may be of minimal use without comparison to and identification of trends and collaborations between data from other transactions within a given warehouse or transportation system. Take a look at how a business can use technology, metrics, and services to improve transportation processes, which range from supplier shipping to route optimization. Download the KPIs E-Book by Filling out the Form Below!

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. However, with the right plan in place before the first crate gets packed, your manufacturing company and everybody under its roof can take part in a smooth transition and get back up to speed before you know it. 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?

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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. For example, manufacturers and production supervisors can consider roping in digital systems that can help them to monitor productivity, growth, and shortcomings simultaneously. The Trends that Will Forever Shape Manufacturing in 2018 & Beyond.

Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015

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has become a major oil and gas producer , which has been to the advantage of fabricators that serve not only drilling and extraction, but also heavy transportation. 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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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 Manufacturing Industry Faces a Number of Challenges in its Daily Functioning ERP systems can augment smooth workflow and speed up inventory management, manage market fluctuations and supply chain issues. The Trends that Will Forever Shape Manufacturing in 2018 & Beyond. DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER.

Mobile Technology in Transportation Management & The Future Impact on the Supply Chain

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Editor’s Note: This is the first post in a series produced in partnership with Catavolt, who helps manufacturing organizations drive operational excellence with mobile apps. We encourage our audience to visit The Catavolt Blog for more relevant posts about mobility in manufacturing for best practices, tips, and great industry insights. However, mobile technology is not new to the transportation world. The Summary of Mobile Technology in Transportation Management.

[PODCAST] Why Logistics Execs Who Glean Insights from Transportation Management Data Collaborate More & Reduce Shipping Costs

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Transportation Management Data Insights Lead to Collaboration, Reduced Shipping Costs, & Beating the Capacity Crunch In this “The Freight Project Podcast” episode you’ll hear : The value to a business to have an executive in charge of driving change and innovation. Why collaboration between all entities in the shipping process is really the key to success in effective transportation management. Transportation Management Data Downloadable Resources.

The Complexity of Wind Turbine Transportation Planning

DELMIA Quintiq

As the size and complexity of wind turbines grow, so do the manufacturing process requirements and component transportation costs. For onshore sites, we see more creative ground transportation schemes, and, probably, a broader introduction of multi-part rotor blades.

Solving planning challenges in manufacturing liquid chemicals

DELMIA 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. The storage and manufacturing of liquid chemicals is an intricate process. In manufacturing, multiple tanks are needed in consecutive production stages. To learn more about tank scheduling for liquid chemicals, download our brochure.

Cerasis Co-Hosts “The Growth of E-Commerce and Its Freight Transportation Impacts” Webinar for U.S. Department of Transportation

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The Department of Transportation (DOT) turned to Cerasis, a 3PL with expertise in transportation management by way of technology through their transportation management system (TMS) and managed transportation services, due to their extensive experience in working with shippers and carriers in the rapidly growing sector of freight shipments derived from sales generated through the e-commerce channel.

[e-Book] How To Shift From Tactical To Strategic Logistics and Transportation Management To Create A Competitive Advantage

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We release our second e-book today by focusing on strategic logistics and transportation management creates a competitive business advantage for shippers. You can download our first e-Book, "The Future Of Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing: How Technology Is Transforming Industries" here. Transportation management is no longer a tactical approach to simply moving freight and doing it at the lowest possible cost.

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.

The Most Popular 16 Transportation Blog Posts from 2014

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We trudge on with our top posts from our main blog categories by page view for all of 2014 from the Cerasis blog by featuring another area Cerasis is an expert in: Transportation. In fact, transportation management is our specialty as we’ve been providing our shipper customers with a web-based transportation management system and managed transportation services since 1998. Top 16 Most Popular Transportation Blog Posts of 2014.

Scaling Digital Manufacturing From Pilot To Production

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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. These and many other insights are from McKinsey’s latest study on digital manufacturing’s adoption, How Digital Manufacturing Can Escape ‘Pilot Purgatory.’ You can download the report here (PDF, 24 pp.,

Creating a Sustainable Earth Through Sustainable Manufacturing

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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. Today, this increased environmental awareness is influencing how some companies, and, in particular, some manufacturers, conduct everyday operations. download white paper.

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

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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?

Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016

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Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016. Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016, sponsored by SAP, is the most important educational event of the year for organizations using SCM, PLM, manufacturing, and procurement solutions to fortify their business operations and infrastructure with proven methodologies and measurable, value-driven results. Date: 22-24 June, 2016. Venue: Austria Center Vienna, Austria. Organisation: SAPinsider.

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2017 Manufacturing Outlook Report: Despite Barriers, Manufacturers Expect Growth

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According to a recent survey conducted by KLR one of the largest accounting firms in New England, manufacturers are largely positive about where their industry is heading.  KLR discovered that more than half of New England manufacturing executives expect continued revenue growth in 2017. Their survey revealed that manufacturers expect growth in both existing markets and in new innovative products and services. . How are manufacturers coping with these challenges?

[PODCAST] Why Shippers Focused on Transportation Accounting Reduce Transportation Costs

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Why Shippers Should Put a Focus on Transportation Accounting To Reduce Costs In this episode with Jennifer and Cerasis’ Marketing Manager & “The Freight Project Podcast” host, Adam Robinson, you’ll get to learn about how Jennifer’s work in various accounting roles in a manufacturing environment as Manufacturing Controller gave her knowledge from the shipper’s perspective, and now how she sees things from a carrier or 3rd Party Logistics point of view.

The Top 5 Manufacturing Challenges in 2018

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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.

How US Manufacturers can Improve Manufacturing Productivity to Overtake China

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In this article, Daniel investigates how the US can overtake China with manufacturing productivity. According to the 2016 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index - developed by Deloitte and the Council on Competitiveness - China leads the way as the world’s most competitive manufacturing nation. Yet, is there a way US manufacturing can claim the top spot before then? Preventing computer downtime has become a key challenge across US manufacturing.

6 Future Transportation Technologies That Will Change Transportation (and the Trucking Industry) Forever

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Modern transportation is currently experiencing major changes thanks to transformative transportation technologies. Although we’ve become accustomed to long international flights, jam-packed public transportation and diesel trucks that only get 20 mpg, the future of transportation promises to change all of that and much more — and it’s closer than many people realize. In some cases, manufacturers are transitioning to electric or hybrid cars.

Computers in Manufacturing | Help or Hindrance?

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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? The comment submitted, stated: “There are many factors that manufacturing facilities have to contend with to integrate computers on the production floor. Download this useful guide….