31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats

Cerasis

Many off-shore manufacturers have returned to the U.S., Those changes, along with high costs of transporting materials and finished goods to and from overseas locations, make the value of reshoring likely to become a compelling financial reality for many manufacturers. manufacturers hurried to produce off-shore, believing significant cost reductions and huge profits would follow. 70% of manufacturers indicate that volatile energy costs are a major concern.

Ocean Freight Visibility Spells new Opportunities for Supply Chains – LogiSYM September 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Headquartered in Germany, Ocean Insights is a leading ocean supply chain visibility and market intelligence provider that supplies real-time tracking data and market analysis to large shippers from a broad range of industries, including automotive, manufacturing, food & beverage, commodity trading, chemical and freight forwarding. Ocean Freight Visibility Spells new Opportunities for Supply Chains – LogiSYM September 2020. Ocean Insights.

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Manufacturing ERP Plays a Key Role for Sustainability

QAD

While consumer products manufacturers previously led the way for sustainable manufacturing practices, a growing number of manufacturers in other sectors are treating sustainability as an important operational objective to increase global competitiveness. The Sustainability Movement in Business and Manufacturing. Many manufacturers now publish separate sustainability reports or incorporate the information in their annual report including Nexteer, Tesla, Ball Corp.,

National Food Group Selects BluJay’s Transportation Management for Improved Logistics Execution and Customer Experience

BluJay Solutions

National wholesale food distributor will leverage TMS to scale for growth. Holland, MI – June 24, 2020 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services, announces that National Food Group has deployed BluJay’s Transportation Management platform for improved execution and customer service. National Food Group is excited to upgrade our transportation and logistics execution with BluJay’s platform,” says Heather Adam, VP of Operations at NFG.

5 Ways to React to Supply Chain Disruptions in the Food and Beverage Industry

Halo

Drilling down, you’ll learn that demand planning, inventory, replenishment, manufacturing and S&OP capabilities are the building blocks of supply chain planning excellence. Inventory and freight optimization.

The Future of the Trucking Industry: What it Means for Manufacturing

USC Consulting Group

For starters, trucking is essentially the lifeblood of manufacturing logistics. In fact, about 71% of American freight is moved via truck , equating hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue on an annual basis. Due to the national truck driver shortage, freight prices have jumped considerably in recent years. And the trend is expected to continue, to the detriment of food suppliers and restaurants alike. How Trucking Impacts Food Manufacturing Supply Chains.

How the Food Blockchain is Bringing Tech to the Table

Zipline Logistics

Though it may sound far off, companies in the food and beverage supply chain are rapidly adopting blockchain platforms as a means of creating visibility, traceability, and efficiency. There are many other uses for blockchain, including improving the cooperative efforts of the different parties in the food and beverage supply chain. IBM Food Trust. A significant driver of the blockchain in the food and beverage supply chain is IBM. Other Food Blockchain Applications.

One Man’s Trash: How Blockchain Can Target Food Waste to Help End World Hunger

Material Handling and Logistics

According to the United Nations, one in nine people today—or 815 million globally—lack access to the food necessary to lead a healthy lifestyle. Every year, one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption—or 1.3 What’s more, net food losses in developed countries (222 million metric tons) equate to nearly all of the food produced in Sub-Saharan Africa yearly (223 million metric tons).

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Why Shipping Lead Time Matters in a Tight Freight Market

Zipline Logistics

But with freight conditions like those we have seen throughout most of 2020, building in additional lead time is an even more essential piece of your logistics operational puzzle. Building-in additional lead time in a tight freight market is crucial.

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?

Bringing It All Back Home – OTR TMS Supports Reversion to Regional Manufacturing

Supply Chain Collaborator

Will the trend toward a return to “regional manufacturing” boost volumes in over the road transportation in North America as manufacturers move away from Asian overseas operations? American manufacturers are adapting to significant modulation in the nature of their supply chains as market forces and current global events promote operating “closer to home”. As a result, a new focus on network resilience and the idea of more regional manufacturing emerged.”.

BluJay Named to Food Logistics’ 2018 FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers

BluJay Solutions

Holland, MI – December 31, 2018 – Food Logistics , the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global food supply chain, has named BluJay Solutions to its 2018 FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers list. The annual FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers serves as a resource guide of software and technology providers whose products and services are critical for companies in the global food and beverage supply chain.

What’s Next for a Bubbling Freight Market?

Zipline Logistics

Despite a pandemic that has disrupted many parts of the global supply chain, the freight market has been on a recent tear. Simply put, there is more freight than available trucks, which has severely tightened capacity and driven up rates. What’s Causing Upward Freight Market Trends?

Dry van pandemic-related freight myths debunked

DAT Solutions

A recent analysis dispelled one of the pandemic-related freight myths that food manufacturing should be higher because Americans are cooking more. .

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How Supply Chain Efficiency Can Cut Costs for Food Ingredient Shippers

Zipline Logistics

Controlling costs in the supply chain is an excellent way for businesses in any sector to find increased profitability, but it is especially true for food ingredient shippers. An effective supply chain strategy that controls costs is crucial because margins for ingredient manufacturers are typically thin. How Food Ingredient Shippers Can Make Logistics Improvements . There are a few things that most food ingredient suppliers can do to increase supply chain performance.

Amazon Launches Free, 2-hour Whole Foods Deliveries in 4 U.S. Cities

BlueYonder

This week: Amazon brings select cities free 2-hour Prime deliveries from Whole Foods; Elon Musk expects a Tesla to drive coast-to-coast in 2018; CVS Health ups its starting hourly minimum wage; freight brokers are seeing a surge in profits; and companies are working to find ways to ensure AI technology helps their business instead of hurting it. Amazon Launches Free 2-Hour Delivery From Whole Foods. Freight Brokers See Profits Surge on Shipping Rush.

SaaS TMS from an Electronics Manufacturer?

Supply Chain Collaborator

a key supplier of components to Apple, and Flextronics International are among a recent spate of electronics manufacturers entering the supply chain software business. After all, electronics manufacturers are well-acquainted with managing complex supply chains in their operations. Nor do we expect them to understand the specific pains experienced by retail shippers managing inbound freight from thousands of vendors and the influence of seasonality.

Is TPPA going to ground e-commerce or let it fly (ideally, as air freight)?

DELMIA Quintiq

One of the strategies manufacturers and online stores will take is to price their products uniformly across the participating economies. If manufactures and e-stores across any TPPA economy offer similar prices, then the growth will predominantly occur in the ground segment, leaving the airlines wanting. Even as both economic blocs continue to recover at a decent pace, more and more of the demand for air freight will shift to sea and rail.

5 Tips for Choosing the Right Food & Beverage Co-Packer

Logichain Solutions

With more than 100 co-packers specializing in food and beverage products in California alone, how do you find the right partner? Working with a co-packer means you will lose control to a certain degree over your products and how they are manufactured.

Amazon Launches Free, 2-hour Whole Foods Deliveries in 4 U.S. Cities

BlueYonder

This week: Amazon brings select cities free 2-hour Prime deliveries from Whole Foods; Elon Musk expects a Tesla to drive coast-to-coast in 2018; CVS Health ups its starting hourly minimum wage; freight brokers are seeing a surge in profits; and companies are working to find ways to ensure AI technology helps their business instead of hurting it. Amazon Launches Free 2-Hour Delivery From Whole Foods. Freight Brokers See Profits Surge on Shipping Rush.

Invest in a Smart Rail Cargo Tracking System — It’s About Time

Roambee

While rail freight plays an integral and growing role as a high-volume low-cost transport option, there’s a glaring lack of business intelligence based on logistics visibility that’s hampering a greater adoption of rail as a preferred medium of transport. Globalization, containerization, and a surge in logistics connectivity have been a boon to the intermodal, multimodal, and global shipping industry.

How Logistics, Manufacturing, and Production Operations are solving the same Supply Chain problems

ThroughPut

ThroughPut spent most of Q4 working with production, logistics, and manufacturing operations. Everything from distribution centers to food processing plants. Hitting your targets is everything in operations, manufacturing, drilling, production, logistics, and hands-on blue-collar work. Blog Artificial Intelligence Inventory logistics Manufacturing Supply ChainThrough our data analysis engagements, we have found patterns across all real-time operations.

5 Tips for Choosing the Right Food & Beverage Co-Packer

Logichain Solutions

With more than 100 co-packers specializing in food and beverage products in California alone, how do you find the right partner? Working with a co-packer means you will lose control to a certain degree over your products and how they are manufactured. If you import / export products by air or sea freight, consider a co-packer close to an airport or sea port.

5 Tips for Choosing the Right Food & Beverage Co-Packer

Logichain Solutions

With more than 100 co-packers specializing in food and beverage products in California alone, how do you find the right partner? Working with a co-packer means you will lose control to a certain degree over your products and how they are manufactured. If you import / export products by air or sea freight, consider a co-packer close to an airport or sea port.

5 Tips for Choosing the Right Food & Beverage Co-Packer

Logichain Solutions

With more than 100 co-packers specializing in food and beverage products in California alone, how do you find the right partner? Working with a co-packer means you will lose control to a certain degree over your products and how they are manufactured. If you import / export products by air or sea freight, consider a co-packer close to an airport or sea port.

5 Tips for Choosing the Right Food & Beverage Co-Packer

Logichain Solutions

With more than 100 co-packers specializing in food and beverage products in California alone, how do you find the right partner? Working with a co-packer means you will lose control to a certain degree over your products and how they are manufactured. If you import / export products by air or sea freight, consider a co-packer close to an airport or sea port.

How to Keep Your Multimodal Transport Operators on Track

Roambee

Multiple modes of transportation, several freight forwarders, and a complete loss of visibility and control after the first mile — these are some of the multimodal shipment tracking challenges that customers can now tackle head-on thanks to revolutionary solutions in the IoT-enabled supply chain tracking space. The balance of power is shifting in the shipping industry — customers are no longer at the mercy of the shipper.

Freight Forwarding Outlook for the U.S. Market May Not Be Rosy in 2020

Logistics Trends and Insights

manufacturing activity does not bode well for the logistics market. A reading below 50 indicates the manufacturing sector is contracting. As manufacturing activity falters, the impact on trade tensions with China and other countries can be seen in U.S. A number of freight forwarders have enjoyed positive revenues from the U.S. Manufacturing slowdowns in Europe and other regions around the world will also have a negative impact on forwarders. The latest U.S.

Big Hero 6 and Minecraft Teaching STEM & Creating Future Makers & Manufacturing Interest

Cerasis

Kids also learn the value of farming and cultivating food as you lose hunger and in order to stay alive and survive you must hoe dirt, plant wheat seads, then harvest the wheat to make into bread or milk cows to use in cakes (Stampy’s most favorite food!). Combine kids who are spending their youth making things in Minecraft, additive manufacturing, big data, and the internet of things, wowsa, does manufacturing have a bright future. Manufacturing STEM

20 Manufacturers Describe ERP Software Benefits in their Own Words

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: Today we are featuring this guest post from Find Accounting Software as it covers a subject we are also interested in, Manufacturing Technology which makes businesses more efficient. To better understand how your organization can benefit, we’ve collected comments from 20 manufacturers detailing the results they were able to achieve via their investments in ERP software. Earlier identification of product manufacturing issues.

Logistics Consolidation: Trends Arising From Consolidation of the Logistics Industry

Cerasis

Improper consideration of backhauls, deadhead, dwell time and spot freight will result in excess freight and unused space. The Popularity of Discount Retailers Will Increase According to Lauren Thomas of CNBC , and increased global economy effectively brings more product to the market, and since costs for raw materials and manufacturing vary widely, depending on the location of the manufacturers, it is expected that the popularity of discount retailers will increase.

Doing Business in Turkey

QAD

Manufacturing in Turkey. Primary manufacturing industries include textiles, food, automobiles, electronics, mining, steel, petroleum, construction, lumber and paper. Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. How would you describe the state of Manufacturing in Turkey?

2019 Shipping Freight Trends

CargoBarn

2019 Shipping Freight Trends. Know the 2019 shipping freight trends and be prepared this year. Tesla and other manufacturers are working on producing semi-autonomous trucks. Definitely, food or fuel for thought. This fuels trucking and freight with increasing efficiency. The market is on high demand for freight and the supply is very tight. Despite these challenging trends, it is possible to have worry-free transportation of freight. Freight

How Machine Learning Is Redefining Supply Chain Management

IQMS

Reducing freight costs, improving supplier delivery performance, and minimizing supplier risk are three of the many benefits machine learning is providing in collaborative supply chain networks. The manufacturing industry leads all others in the volume of data it produces on a yearly basis. Also, machine learning is leading to more accurate measures of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), a key metric many manufacturers and supply chain operations rely on.

The Great Maersk Shift

Freightos

As a disclaimer, WebCargo , a Freightos Group company, does offers digital services to global forwarders and carriers, including online sales portals, digital eBooking, multimodal rate management and the Freightos.com freight marketplace. . The Freight Game of Thrones.

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