Manufacturing Pulse Report 2016

Supply Chain Movement

The manufacturing sector is in the midst of a period of great change. JDA’s Manufacturing Pulse report examining consumer industries has revealed that in the last 12 months, more than two-fifths (42%) of European adults have bought goods directly from a manufacturer. This shift to direct selling is making itself felt on manufacturers’ supply chains and their profitability. As omni-channel comes to the manufacturing sector, disruption will inevitably follow.

Doing Business in Thailand

QAD

Manufacturing in Thailand. In addition, manufactured products in Thailand include textiles, beverages, tobacco products, cement, jewelry, appliances, computers automotive parts and agricultural equipment. . Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. Thailand’s transportation and communication pathways are well-developed for manufacturing supply chains. The 2017 estimated GDP is $1.236 trillion, between Australia at $1.248 trillion and Egypt at $1.204 trillion.

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Overcoming complex logistics in building better cities

DELMIA Quintiq

Whether it is shipping pipes to Egypt for irrigation projects or support trusses to build bridges in Italy, the logistics puzzles of the materials industry are varied and complex. Building materials manufacturers who are not optimizing their planning abilities will be unprepared to cope with the demand increases that the cities of tomorrow will create. We talked about production planning in building better cities , but what about logistics?

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Mindmap for the Fashion & Luxury Goods Market

Supply Chain Movement

Egypt. In this fast-paced world, where there is also increasing pressure to reduce the carbon footprint, global fashion and luxury goods manufacturers have to redesign their go-to-market strategy to meet demand in a cost-efficient and sustainable way: Plan. Fashion and luxury goods manufacturers are defining their own seasons, which is making the planning of campaigns more complex.

8 Ways Cloud Technology Is Changing the Game For Supply Chain Management

Cerasis

Furthermore, cloud technology allows for the dissolution of political debates between business practices; although, the rules of governing entities may have the capacity to limit Internet access, such as was seen in Egypt in past years. US manufacturing is no stranger to the damaging effects of market volatility. History has taught supply chain management organizations one common factor: failure to adjust to societal changes will contribute to business-downfall.

Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

Supply Chain Movement

The Netherlands secured first place based on the results from the large-scale survey among logistics decision-makers within manufacturing and retail companies in Germany. Egypt. The Netherlands is the best region for a logistics base according to the ‘VerkehrsRundschau Markenstudie ImageRanking’.

Rethinking your optimum

Supply Chain Movement

The benefits of the Self-Learning Supply Chain in manufacturing. Egypt. Rethink your optimum: Prepare your supply chain for the challenges of 2017 and beyond. Advanced analytics and optimization technology is the game-changing advantage that will push you past the competition – giving your business more agility, higher accuracy and sharper insights to maximize your revenue.

Podcast: Rob O’Byrne on Digital Transformation, Sustainability, and Diversification in Sourcing

Requis

Manufacturing sites have been rationalized in terms of, “we don’t need five factories in this country, we only need three, then two, then we don’t need them at all, we’ll move them to China”. We’ve also got to educate the producers and manufacturers.

Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

Supply Chain Movement

These developments impact Original Equipment Manufacturers, both at strategic level and at operational level within their supply chains. Egypt. And Manufacturing needs to be agile to keep up with rapid changes in the market. A technology revolution is rapidly changing the way we work, providing threats and opportunities along the way.

Talent development essential for supply chain leaders

Supply Chain Movement

In addition to being responsible for manufacturing and logistics, a CSCO also has to ensure alignment with internal departments such as Sales and Marketing, and with external partners such as customers and suppliers. Egypt. Recruiting raw talent is ‘extremely challenging’. Supply chain leaders have gained an ever-stronger position in the world of business over recent years.

Strategic moves among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. Egypt. Manufacturers and retailers had a generally positive outlook on the prospect of consolidation. Effectively, shippers (manufacturers and retailers that have products in need of transport) either don’t value innovation from their LSPs or don’t see innovation from them. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe.

The Rise of China-Africa Trade: Why Transportation and Logistics Should be Front and Center

Supply Chain Nation

A brief look at the China-Africa trade suggests that while Chinese imports from Africa are focused on resource-rich countries (such as South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Sudan, Algeria and Liberia), Chinese exports, in the form of cheap manufactured goods are more widespread across the continent, with machinery making up the biggest chunk at roughly 30 percent. President Barack Obama’s trip to Africa in early July had many media outlets lamenting about the U.S.

Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

Supply Chain Movement

Egypt. Because companies are increasingly outsourcing their manufacturing and logistics activities around the world, they are also more exposed to disruptions in the supply chain. The supply chain software industry is in a considerable state of flux. Three large, international take-overs are changing the face of the market. as the advance of e-commerce continues, companies with an omnichannel approach are increasingly implementing specific order management systems.

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

Egypt. The supply chain solutions for the 24-hour economy lie primarily in a flexible IT platform which enables the various internal software applications, such as for manufacturing execution, warehouse management and transport planning, to be connected to external systems such as for customs handling. Customers are becoming more demanding all the time: they increasingly expect personalised offers, available globally and round the clock.

Gartner’s survey analysis: Women in Supply Chain 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Industrial manufacturers have noticeably lower representation than other sectors. Egypt. Gartner’s first Women in Supply Chain Survey, conducted with AWESOME, an executive women’s leadership group, and supported by Supply Chain Media, compares the representation of women in supply chain leadership roles. It also identifies practices that are increasing the engagement with and success of women in supply chain organizations. Key Findings. ■

Gartner’s Women in Supply Chain Survey 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Industrial manufacturers have noticeably lower representation than other sectors. Egypt. Gartner’s first Women in Supply Chain Survey, conducted with AWESOME, an executive women’s leadership group, compares the representation of women in supply chain leadership roles. It also identifies practices that are increasing the engagement with and success of women in supply chain organizations. Key Findings. ■

Download now: 3PL Subway Map Europe 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. Egypt. Manufacturers and retailers had a generally positive outlook on the prospect of consolidation. Effectively, shippers (manufacturers and retailers that have products in need of transport) either don’t value innovation from their LSPs or don’t see innovation from them. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe.

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Production/manufacturing. Supply Chain KPIs are Essential – The Right Ones! The information on this page WILL help you get it right. Many people get really confused about KPIs or Key Performance Indicators in Logistics and Supply Chain operations. Which ones to use?… … How many to use? Sadly it’s not such an easy question to answer. Of course they need to be SMART. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time phased.

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SCM Map Europe: European location decisions remain complex

Supply Chain Movement

The logos illustrate the manufacturers’ choices about whether or not to produce close to their sales markets. Egypt. Supply chains in Europe are facing a wide variety of changes. To arrive at optimal European supply chains it is crucial to consider shifts in economic growth, currency fluctuations and tax reductions in addition to production and distribution costs.

Expanding Into New Territories – What Should a Retailer’s Supply Chain Look Like?

RELEX Solutions

Are there any differences in lead times for supply from manufacturers, any country laws and regulations or duties and border controls that could slow down supply? Examples include, countries like Egypt where the soles of shoes should not be displayed upwards, and in the US where men buy shirts not just based on collar sizes but arm lengths as well. With any new market a retailer has to understand how the supply chain will evolve and differ from their usual operation.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Interesting Facts & Financial Breakdown of the Global Logistics Market

Cerasis

Since the construction of the pyramids in ancient Egypt, logistics has made remarkable strides. For example, a manufacturing partner might be able to buy materials at a bulk rate or a 3PL provider could access reliable truckload freight contractors you cannot. Eliminate major investment – Certain aspects of the supply chain can be extremely costly to implement in-house, such as purchasing manufacturing equipment or a fleet of trucks for transportation.

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This Week in Logistics News (August 22-26, 2016)

Talking Logistics

In October, [The Cotton Egypt Association] said it had discovered the genomic fingerprint for Egyptian cotton and launched a crackdown to combat knockoffs using DNA testing…DNA testing, however, isn’t widespread, said a spokesman for Cotton Inc., That has left manufacturers and retailers mostly dependent on following the raw material through a complex supply chain.