Dr. Muddassir Ahmed on Innovation in Supply Chain Education

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Muddassir Ahmed is a supply chain strategist, researcher, and educator. He is the founder of the SCMDOJO blog, podcast and educational platform , and is a widely celebrated thought leader with a large following. On the fifteenth episode of Supply Chain Next, Muddassir talks with host Richard Donaldson about innovation in supply chain management, updating educational curricula, and the accessibility gap he sees in accessing instruction in supply chain best practices. ?.

How COVID – 19 Might Shape the Future of China Sourcing and Manufacture

Logistics Bureau

COVID-19 and the Future of China Sourcing and Manufacture. But global dependence on Chinese manufacturing is mind-boggling…. The overriding reason for this China-dependence is the cost factor, and weaning manufacturing away from that country comes at a hefty price. China produces most raw materials used in product manufacturing, so even if companies move product assembly elsewhere part of their supply chain will remain in China. Covid 19 Global Sourcing

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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. The skills, education and training that future Supply Chain leaders will need are: 1. They need to be able to draw on their broad based education, training and expertise to assimilate all information simultaneously to drive the best decisions.

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 means buying food that is sourced and/or grown within a geographical location that could be considered “local”. Smaller manufacturers are popping up all over the United States, as well as in other countries, to process and produce locally grown food products. Disrupting the Larger Food and Beverage Manufacturer.

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?

Five Tips on Sourcing Products From China

EMERGE App

Google a phrase like “sourcing products from China” and you’ll instantly be faced by almost 39 million results! This underscores the importance of China being the world’s manufacturing hub in the past decade, and most likely for the next few decades. And it’s not just an immense and low-cost labour force that has given Chinese manufacturers a competitive advantage. And the place to source for most, if not all, of your products is in China.

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.

Supply Chain Management: How Businesses Can Increase Resilience and Mitigate Disruption

USC Consulting Group

As noted by Forbes , clothing manufacturers began mass producing medical masks and protective clothing. Ken Glasser, a global sourcing contracts manager at Axcelis Technologies, told Supply Chain Dive that dual sourcing has made supply chain disruptions easier to manage. “We’ve been able to maintain a good flow of materials from our sources in China throughout the pandemic,” Glasser explained. Ongoing worker education.

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.

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?

Supplier Management and Sourcing in the Fashion Industry – Under the Spotlight

Jaggaer

More than virtually any other sector, sourcing and supplier management in the fashion industry have been exposed to intense scrutiny in recent years, while the functions have become of increasingly strategic importance to business success. Performance management must be done regularly in order to be sure of always choosing the best supplier, while also educating others on how to improve their performance and grow their business.

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[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.

If There’s a Manufacturing Skills Gap, How Do We Close It? 4 Ways to Combat the Gap

Cerasis

The manufacturing skills gap, which we first defined here , is a real threat to the future of the U.S. As a result, the manufacturing industry will face a shortage of nearly 3.5 However, manufacturers can work to reduce the overall manufacturing skills gap by following these four steps. 4 Ways to Combat the Manufacturing Skills Gap. Traditionally, women have made up the smallest portion of the manufacturing workforce. Invest in STEM Education.

How to Become a Lean, Green Manufacturing Machine

Cerasis

Lean and green are not only trendy topics, but they also make good business sense, especially for manufacturers. However, since both concepts have been saddled with a lot of hype, manufacturers have tended to shy away from pursuing these goals. In it’s purest form, lean manufacturing is about eliminating waste and increasing quality and consistency — despite the pundits who insist you can be lean only if you can spell and pronounce words such as kaizen, kanban and heijunka.

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How the Pandemic Has Cast a Spotlight Emphasizing Contingency Planning

USC Consulting Group

Evidence of this was the fact that over 60% of respondents said they experienced delays in receiving orders from China, an issue that may have been avoided by dual sourcing. The same can be said for those who use dual sourcing strategies. Particularly popular among manufacturers, dual sourcing serves as a smart fallback because it ensures that if one supplier is unable to deliver a particular product, the alternative likely can.

How to Become a Lean, Green Manufacturing Machine

Cerasis

Lean and green are not only trendy topics, but they also make good business sense, especially for manufacturers. However, since both concepts have been saddled with a lot of hype, manufacturers have tended to shy away from pursuing these goals. In it’s purest form, lean manufacturing is about eliminating waste and increasing quality and consistency — despite the pundits who insist you can be lean only if you can spell and pronounce words such as kaizen, kanban and heijunka.

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Using Big Data to Drive Manufacturing Sales: 3 Big Takeaways from the USMTO Reports

Cerasis

How Can USMTO Reports Help Drive Manufacturing Sales and your Bottom Line? The United States Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) data report is compiled monthly by the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT). Who is Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT)? If you attended or exhibited at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (aka IMTS – gotta love all these acronyms!), Data Manufacturing manufacturing sales

JAGGAER is the Only Full Suite Provider Named as a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites and as a Leader in Two Gartner Magic Quadrants

Jaggaer

In a year full of recognition from industry analysts, JAGGAER was named by customers as a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites. After being named a Leader by Gartner analysts in Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites and Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Procure-to-Pay Suites*, JAGGAER was recognized on Gartner Peer Insights as a direct reflection of customer satisfaction.

Ensuring Workers’ Rights in Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

Just about every major manufacturer has a supplier code of conduct to ensure that workers are treated humanely. If you start on the factory floor, you start creating change step by step,” says Sofie Nordström, co-founder of QuizRR , a Swedish training and education venture for ensuring corporate social responsibility (CSR). Most global supply chains are made up of multiple tiers of manufacturing, stretching from production of raw materials to final assembly.

Doing Business in South Africa

QAD

Manufacturing in South Africa. In addition, automobile assembly, metalworking, machinery, textiles, iron and steel mills, chemicals, fertilizer and food are important manufacturing sectors for the country. Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing in South Africa. While it does have a history of sporadic electrical system outages, being primarily powered by thermal sources, the country is on a path to growth and sustainability in the power sector.

Doing Business in South Africa

QAD

Manufacturing in South Africa. In addition, automobile assembly, metalworking, machinery, textiles, iron and steel mills, chemicals, fertilizer and food are important manufacturing sectors for the country. Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing in South Africa. While it does have a history of sporadic electrical system outages, being primarily powered by thermal sources, the country is on a path to growth and sustainability in the power sector.

Reshoring in America: The Future Outlook, Current Hindrances & Issues, and Ways to Stimulate Reshoring

Cerasis

manufacturing is not experiencing a “renaissance” Industry experts conservatively acknowledge that off-shoring has slowed, and perhaps “stabilized” Although around 80,000 manufacturing jobs have come back to the U.S. In fact, since the recession, more manufacturing companies have been lost than gained in the U.S. Manufacturing has gained 700,000 jobs since 2010. However, there are a million fewer manufacturing jobs than in 2008.

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

Cerasis

84% of buyers engage in online information consumption and education. 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.

Analytics Should Focus on A Culture of Factory Safety for Workers in Low Cost Country Manufacturing

NC State SCRC

For analytics to become truly effective in global manufacturing settings, veracity and consistency are critical requirements. This will never work – particularly as we move into an era of global outsourcing and contract manufacturing in low cost countries such as Vietnam, India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, and others in Asia.

Introducing Strange Bedfellows, a QAD Podcast Mini-Series

QAD

Mike and I discuss everything from government requirements, social distancing, shelter-in-place orders, and how they’ve affected manufacturing, even down to the difficulties of purchasing and inventory management of PPE to support anti-infection strategies. Mike and I discuss the current manufacturing environment for Automotive and Life Sciences. Listen, Educate and Subscribe.

Introducing Strange Bedfellows, a QAD Podcast Mini-Series

QAD

Mike and I discuss everything from government requirements, social distancing, shelter-in-place orders, and how they’ve affected manufacturing, even down to the difficulties of purchasing and inventory management of PPE to support anti-infection strategies. Mike and I discuss the current manufacturing environment for Automotive and Life Sciences. Listen, Educate and Subscribe.

New Generations, New Ways of Learning

DynaSys

For example, Generation Z uses the internet and blog articles to educate themselves, while Generation Alpha can beat your high score on My Manufacturing Company before they even know how to read. Therefore, the supply chain market needs to adopt this trend to avoid any labor shortage in the future by educating younger generations now on the supply chain labor market.

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

Jaggaer

Carmen Gonzalez , who has decades of experience in the supply chain space and now manages procurement in the higher education field, spoke about how a digital transformation allowed her to more accurately see spend across her university, between the undergraduate college, graduate schools, and the university hospital. For other businesses, this might mean contrasting spend between manufacturing sites, office locations, or business units. . Events Source-to-Pay

Supply chain disruption happens. Logility can help.

Logility

Reprioritizes products to be produced, sourced and moved throughout your global network. Rapidly identifies supply constraints and alternate sourcing opportunities across multiple time horizons with AI and ML driven insights. Optimizes available manufacturing, and assesses business options such as additional hours/shifts or working with contract manufacturing partners satisfy market demand.

Doing Business in Poland

QAD

Manufacturing in Poland. Poland’s manufacturing centers around machinery, iron and steel, coal mining, chemicals, shipbuilding, food processing, glass, beverages and textiles. Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. The Polish workforce is well-educated, with the average worker achieving 16 years of education. The corporate tax rate is 19%, calculated on global corporate income from all sources if the company is headquartered in Poland.

Doing Business in Belgium

QAD

Manufacturing in Belgium. Typical manufacturing products made in Belgium include engineering and metal products, automobile assemblies, transportation equipment, scientific and precision instruments, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, textiles, glass, petroleum and food and beverages. Manufacturing accounts for about 22 percent of the GDP. Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. These incentives make this an ideal time to invest in manufacturing in Belgium.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Attracting Millennials to Manufacturing & How Young People Are Going to Save Manufacturing

Cerasis

Lisa tweets and comments on all things manufacturing. Below her post, you will also see a great infographic, “25 Ways to Attract Millennials to Manufacturing” from the folks over at 21Handshake, a marketing services company (and they have one of the coolest websites we’ve ever seen)! We know manufacturing is proven to have a great economic impact. Our shippers are manufacturers and distributors. One way is through education.

An Interview with Reshoring Initiative’s Harry Moser

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I’m speaking, of course, of the growing number of companies who are either making a choice to manufacture in America by never offshoring in the first place or moving manufacturing back to America from overseas. That’s because Moser founded the Reshoring Initiative in 2010 and, ever since, has made it his mission to educate companies to understand their total cost of ownership when offshoring. My ties to manufacturing date back to my grandfather.

Applying Porter Five Forces Analysis to Drive Category Management Insights

Supply Chain View from the Field

It is also a helpful educational tool to lead stakeholders to understand current supply market conditions. Examples here might be the new set of Chinese and Low Cost Country manufacturers who are entering many of the traditional US manufacturing strongholds such as electronics, automobiles, etc. I recommend that every sourcing manager take the time to use the tool with their team to draw inferences that may drive strategic planning for the future.

How Your Warehouse Can Navigate Costly Global Supply Chain Disruptions

OneSCM

Due to the virus, factories and logistics hubs at the epicenter in China’s Wuhan region have shut down and with it, many of the world’s largest intermediate manufactured product exporters are stalled. Proactive supply chain and logistics managers will ensure they highlight disruptions to their supply chains and create sourcing events to use alternate suppliers.