Supply Chain Education and Certification – What’s Missing?

Supply Chain Game Changer

That was the start of Supply Chain education. What is missing in Supply Chain education and certification? Before training and education in the basics was needed because the jobs to be done were transactional. Supply Chain Education in Conclusion. Subscribe Here!

20 Manufacturing Blogs Every Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Distribution, and Logistics Professional Should Read

Cerasis

If you are a regular reader of the Cerasis blog, you know our goal is to educate and inform those in the manufacturing, supply chain, distribution, logistics, and transportation space with best practices, trends, and industry news so that we can create a community of people. This community would not exist if it were not for manufacturing being the core of the other industries. . 20 Manufacturing Blogs You Need to Be Reading. Manufacturing manufacturing blogs

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How to Prepare the Next Generation of Manufacturers

Cerasis

The manufacturing industry has always been a hotbed for innovation and advancement — but it relies heavily on the workers who have the skills and training to fill those jobs. Experts have predicted more than 2 million manufacturing jobs will go unoccupied during the next 10 years, as the baby boomer generation starts to retire. How can we help to prepare the industry for the next generation of manufacturers? Refresh the Image to Attract the Next Generation of Manufacturers.

Cliff Morris | The State of Manufacturing

4WL Consulting

C3Nano is a material technology company developing and manufacturing transparent conductive films, the main component in all touch sensors used in phones, tablets, and more. Based in Silicon Valley, they’re fully scaled in California but have operations in China and South Korea, giving Cliff an up-close perspective on offshore manufacturing, supply chain, and more. The top trends impacting manufacturing in the next 3 to 5 years. The Future of Manufacturing.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

Modern Supply Chain Training: How Educational Opportunities Have Shifted

AFFLINK

Supply chain training has exponentially grown in demand, and educational opportunities have shifted to meet this need. Changing Education Opportunities. However, once employers discovered how challenging the work was and how much skill it takes to be successful in a supply chain management and logistics position, formal education programs began to develop.

Climate Change will Drive Manufacturing Innovation

QAD

Manufacturing isn’t exempt from this pressure. The manufacturing industry has adopted “Lean” techniques enthusiastically. Lean is about driving out waste from every aspect of manufacturing. Climate-driven Manufacturing Innovation. Additive Manufacturing.

Manufacturers Should Focus on This Most Critical Component for Manufacturing Operations Excellence

Cerasis

We conclude this two part series about manufacturing operations excellence by consultant Chuck Intrieri, by outlaying why manufacturers should focus on a critical component that will help sustain manufacturing operations excellence for years to come. What is Driving Sustainable Manufacturing Operations Excellence? What is the most important part of manufacturing? The most important resource in manufacturing is people.

Reshoring Or Not, What is Manufacturing? 4 Questions to Ponder with Real American Manufacturers

Cerasis

Editor's Note: This is a two part series featuring Chuck Intrieri, who along with providing excellent insights over at his industry leading The Lean Supply Chain blog, is also a consultant who works with companies for Cost Reduction, Supply Chain Optimization, Logistics, Manufacturing, and 3PL Selection. We recommend you get in touch with him if you'd like an expert to guide you to the next level in your manufacturing business. . What is Manufacturing?

The 3 Myths & Current State of American Manufacturing

Cerasis

manufacturers, supply chain, logistics, transportation, and freight management. Today we focus on the realities that we face with American manufacturing. The argument for American manufacturing is clear, and the topic has graced the stages of all political candidates. closely follows China’s lead in manufacturing, and in fact, the U.S. is on track to surpass Chinese manufacturers by 2020, reports Chris Mathews of Fortune magazine. Manufacturers.

How Automation in the Supply Chain Will Make Employees More Strategic & Improve the Overall Supply Chain

Speaker: Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis

In this educational webinar, Adam Robinson from Cerasis, a leading North American Transportation Management Solutions Company, will address how automation in the supply chain is allowing companies to empower their employees with a more strategic work flow aiding in overall collaboration with peers across departments, improved business operations, more efficient manufacturing, a healthier corporate culture, and more visibility to data and processes providing the ability to gain actionable insights that lead towards actions that impact the company’s bottom line.

Two Million Vacant Manufacturing Jobs by 2025…How Can We Tackle the Skills Gap?

Cerasis

Approximately 60 percent of today's unfilled manufacturing jobs are due to a shortage of applicants with sufficient proficiency in science, technology, engineering, and math ( STEM ) skills. This estimate is according to responses provided by 83 percent of the manufacturing executives who participated in a survey conducted as part of an industry study by the Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte Consulting LLP. capacity to keep pace with needs of manufacturing.

Inspiration, Education, and Practical Advice: Modern Supply Chain Experience 2018

Oracle SCM

Manufacturing. By Krista Sterner , Event Marketing Director. Planning is well underway and registration is open for Modern Supply Chain Experience, taking place from January 29–31, 2018 at the San Jose Convention Center. Now in its sixth year, the conference will feature over 100 sessions presented by Oracle customers, experts, and supply chain partners; in-depth product demonstrations; and numerous networking opportunities.

[VIDEO] It takes a Village to Create a Future with STEM education & [BONUS] Robotics/Automation Video

Cerasis

You may think that, as a manufacturing company, we don’t have many opportunities to impact the direction of the lives of young people in our community. We are always looking for ways to support technical education and STEM education programs. If you work in a company that needs strong STEM education trained candidates, you may find some useful pointers. We need to educate parents about manufacturing careers. Manufacturing STEM Education

Lean Manufacturing: Is it Really Worth It? 16 Big Benefits Say, “Yes.”

Cerasis

Customer expectations of reliable quality and rapid delivery forces today’s manufacturers to either shorten cycle times or lose business. There are multiple good models for lean manufacturing operations. Who Needs Lean Manufacturing? A company in need of lean manufacturing practices tends to be easy to identify, typically displaying multiple of the following symptoms of operational deficiency: Inventory amasses in buffer stocks. Manufacturing lean manufacturing

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Post-COVID Supply Chain Planning: Steps to Take Now for Rapid Recovery

Speaker: Dave Food, Strategy Director at Prophetic Technology

Supply Chain Executives need to empower their teams to navigate through and beyond the impact of COVID-19 with powerful insights and integrated supply chain networks so that real-time change can be quickly responded to and organizations can come out of this leading from the front. Join this webinar with Dave Food, Strategy Director, Prophetic Technology, who will provide insights into planning for a post-COVID world.

How Locally Grown Products are Disrupting F&B Manufacturing

QAD

There is a developing trend that has been gaining steam in recent years that has the potential to seriously impact and “disrupt” food and beverage manufacturing. It’s important to read up on individual food and beverage products and educate yourself on where exactly they’re being sourced.

Supply Chain Education: What Skills Do Your Staff Need?

Logistics Bureau

We’d like to know what you believe your managers and staff need from a supply chain education program. … Well… As you may know, we have an education division in our group called Supply Chain Leaders Academy, and every so often we like to make sure our program is still up-to-date and relevant. General Supply Chain Education. We also cover production and manufacturing to some extent, and touch on other functional areas such as human resources and procurement.

Where Are All the Women? Gender Gap in Manufacturing

Kinaxis

A recent report by the APICS Supply Chain Council shows if you’re in the manufacturing business, probably not very many. Their latest report, Minding the Manufacturing Gender Gap: How manufacturers can get their fair share of talented women , produced in conjunction with the Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte , explores why manufacturing is struggling when it comes to narrowing the gender gap. Those are the ways manufacturing can mind the skills gap.

Supply Chain Management (SCM) is Becoming Younger, More Educated, More Diverse!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Planning and Procurement are taking on a bigger role in the field: 22% of millennials surveyed are working in Planning and 21% in Procurement , compared to 15% in Logistics , 11% in Inventory Management, and 9% in Manufacturing. Educational Opportunities Are Taking Off . Subscribe Here!

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[WHITE PAPER] The Trends that Will Forever Shape Manufacturing in 2018 & Beyond

Cerasis

Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “The Trends that Will Forever Shape Manufacturing in 2018 & Beyond” white paper! This is a must read for those in the manufacturing industry to stay on top of their games! Manufacturing is on the cusp of an explosion in growth and innovation in 2018. These facts set the stage for exponential manufacturing growth in 2018.

6 Practical Supply Chain Education Tools for Employers

Logistics Bureau

If you’re serious about continuous improvement and developing a best-in-class supply chain to serve your organisation, keeping your managers and workforce educated is paramount. Of course, many of your hires may come to you with a ready-made supply chain education, but perhaps not all of them and besides, there is so much that can only be learned and made sense of outside the confines of academia. Keeping your managers and workforce educated is paramount.

The Changing Face of Manufacturing: How US Manufacturers are Looking Homeward

Cerasis

This is the first post in a two part series on the “Changing Face of Manufacturing.” ” We have many manufacturing shipper customers, and we love to create content of value for them on such subjects as best practices in logistics or trends around the supply chain. This series’s aim is to educate on what we see coming down the pipeline in the world of manufacturing.

How Do We Know National Network for Manufacturing Innovation is Working? Because China is Copying It.

Cerasis

In this post, Adam discusses the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation or NNMI and how it relates to the Made in China 2025 initiative. . China’s new manufacturing policy roadmap, unveiled in 2015 and called Made in China 2025, includes numerous policy initiatives designed to create an advantage for China in 10 key advanced-technology industries. In addition, Made in China 2025 contains provisions for creating 40 Manufacturing Innovation Centers by 2025.

How to Improve Manufacturing Safety During a Pandemic Part 2

DELMIA Quintiq

This is Part 2 of a 2-part series on how manufacturing plants operate during the coronavirus pandemic. Educating your workers about how to stay safe proves the company takes it seriously and expects them to do the same. Manufacturing Safe Operations DELMIA manufacturing safety

Small Manufacturers Play Critical Role in Securing the Supply Chain

Material Handling and Logistics

While 75% of manufacturing companies have a program to promote cybersecurity awareness, only 37% believe that their programs are very to completely effective. Though the manufacturing sector does not attract the sheer volume of total cyberattacks as other areas of the economy, research has shown that coordinated cyber espionage targets manufacturing more than any other sector. manufacturing firms have fewer than 20 employees and 98% have fewer than 500.

Stop the Single Customer Mindset: Modern Ways to Promote a Manufacturing Business

Cerasis

Editor's Note: This is a quick primer on the things small to medium size manufacturing companies can follow to promote their business. We knew that it was going to aid us to match our marketing with the way we service and sell to our potential and current customers: through education. We write content for manufacturers and those around the supply chain industry in logistics, transportation, and more. Manufacturing Marketing

STEM-ulating Education

Enterra Insights

In other words, we need to make education more STEM-ulating. Mastery-based Education. Fiske writes, “Between 11% and 30% of the nation’s kindergarten through eighth-grade students perform at least one level above their grade in math, according to a recent study from the Johns Hopkins School of Education. ” To encourage those students to excel, some educators are promoting “mastery-based education.” STEM-ulating Education.

Seeing Further: Using Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) to Improve Visibility

IQMS

With a focus on business process improvement, our consultants are regularly out in the field guiding manufacturers and distributors that are challenged with managing the complexity of their operations. No matter the sector – industrial equipment manufacturers, metal fabricators, distributors – companies are hungry for real-time visibility into their entire operation to clearly see bottlenecks, adjust and improve productivity.

Dirty Words – a QAD Podcast Mini-Series

QAD

On a regular basis, we will be tackling those concepts that affect manufacturing enterprises and almost all functions within, but with a significant focus on manufacturing and supply chains. . We’ve all heard some dirty words in our time.

Why I Love Supply Chain Management

Logility

After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, I went to work in the aerospace manufacturing industry as a test engineer. Being a SCM practitioner requires a mentality that embraces continuous education. EducationIt’s my opinion that most look back on their career and realize they never could have predicted where they would end up. For instance, my best subject areas in high school were instrumental music, math and science.

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Bonus: Top 11 thru 20 Most Popular Manufacturing Blog Posts

Cerasis

However, with most of our customer base in the manufacturing field, with the remaining in distribution and other industries, we thought it was vital that we featured some of the other manufacturing blog posts that were also popular in 2014. We featured out of our 200 plus blog posts in 2014, over 50 blog posts in the manufacturing category. You might ask yourself, “Why does a third party logistics company create Manufacturing content?

Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016

Supply Chain Movement

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.

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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. Manufacturing

Don’t Forget Soft Skills in Pursuit of STEM Education

Enterra Insights

Tom Vander Ark ( @tvanderark ), co-founder of Getting Smart and Learn Capital, reports, “A 20-year study, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and published in the July 2015 issue of the American Journal of Public Health , suggests that kindergarten students who are more inclined to exhibit ‘social competence’ traits — such sharing, cooperating, or helping other kids — may be more likely to attain higher education and well-paying jobs.”[3]

[INFOGRAPHIC] Manufacturing Innovation Hubs Revitalize American Manufacturing

Cerasis

Since 2011, the federal government focused on changing this paradigm and made American manufacturing a priority. Under the guidance of the Department of Commerce/NIST , they developed an infrastructure with dedicated funding to rebuild our manufacturing sector. government is following suit by establishing a network of manufacturing innovation hubs throughout the country. National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, The Infrastructure of Manufacturing Innovation Hubs.