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

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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

QAD Named to Food Logistics Magazine Top 100 Providers

QAD

Food and beverage manufacturing can be complex and challenging. A Resource for Manufacturers. There are several resources available to learn about everything from industry trends and solutions to day-to-day challenges manufacturers face, especially in today’s changing marketplace. One such resource is a publication called Food Logistics. They are a highly trusted source of information for the food industry. Food Logistics is a trusted source.

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10 Signs A Food & Beverage WMS Needs Help

IQMS

Bottom Line: Food and beverage supply chains are the fuel that drives the growth of every food & beverage manufacturer today. Keeping A Food & Beverage WMS Current Is a Continual Challenge. The most common reason a food & beverage WMS will be replaced is that it’s built for a different business model and series of products in the past. 10 Signs It’s Time To Replace A Food & Beverage Warehouse Management System.

PINC named as Food Logistics' Top Green Provider for 2016

PINC

Food Logistics' annual Top Green Providers list recognizes companies whose products, services, or exemplary leadership is enhancing sustainability within the food and beverage industry. The list offers logistics professionals a guide to the providers, manufacturers, and software and technology companies that have found new ways to promote sustainability throughout their operations and those of their customers.

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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.

The Industrial Internet of Things, Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Logistics: Where Are We & Where Are We Going?

Cerasis

Meanwhile, the same technology for monitoring can be deployed to indicate potential problems in the warehouse, such as injured workers or damaged or contaminated food contents. Furthermore, the IoT is directly linked to better risk management programs in manufacturing too, explains Industry Week. Fleet or transportation management is another aspect of manufacturing reaping the rewards of the IoT. Internet of Things Logistics Manufacturing Supply Chain Technology

The Complexity of Cold Chain Logistics

Logistics Viewpoints

Compared to classic logistics with normal temperatures, cold chain logistics are challenging, expensive and complex at the same time. It is one of the most difficult types of logistics in the supply chain industry.

UltraShipTMS Makes Food Logistics’ FL100

Supply Chain Collaborator

December 17, 2015 – Fair Lawn, NJ – Food Logistics, the only publication dedicated exclusively to the global food and beverage supply chain, this week announced the twelfth annual FL100+ list in their November/December 2015 issue. The UltraShipTMS solution , in use by numerous large volume food shippers is included in the list of suppliers of technology serving the food industry. Sowinski, editor-in-chief at Food Logistics.

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Manufacturing Plant Site Selection: Where to Locate Your Manufacturing Plant

Cerasis

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.

Four Critical Steps for CPG Manufacturers to Compete After a Crisis

DynaSys

The same concept works for business and manufacturing. As the world sorts through life with COVID-19 and trying to plan for the aftermath, many Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) manufacturers and suppliers are developing and implementing risk management policies and procedures.

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.

Is the Food Supply Chain Breaking?

Enterra Insights

Recently, John Tyson, Chairman of the Board at Tyson Foods, published a full-page ad in several newspapers asserting the food supply chain is breaking. He wrote, “Tyson Foods is facing a new set of challenges. This means one thing — the food supply chain is vulnerable. The meatpacking industry isn’t the only food supplier facing shutdowns. ”[3] Food Dive is tracking the status of operations of major manufacturers’ plants.

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Food Trends That Could Have an Impact in 2021

Zipline Logistics

Since much of the previous year in business and elsewhere was defined by a global pandemic, we are left asking what will 2021 look like for food and beverage shippers. Food trends had an interesting 12 months as things changed quite a bit throughout the course of COVID-19.

What to Look for in a Food Distribution Warehouse Provider

Kanban Logistics

Makers of all types of products turn to third-party logistics (3PL) providers to optimize warehousing and distribution operations in order to meet modern supply chain demands. Makers of food products, however, have a host of safety and regulatory requirements to contend with that make selecting the right 3PL even more crucial. A big part of most food logistics operations involves temperature and climate control. Food Safety Plan. Food import services.

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The Growing Reliance on Traceability in Manufacturing Supply Chains

IQMS

Bottom Line: The heightened priority on health & safety is leading to a renaissance of traceability in manufacturing across many industry sectors as every business strives to keep its employees, customers, and suppliers safe. Reliance on Traceability in Manufacturing Is Growing.

Logistics Consolidation: Trends Arising From Consolidation of the Logistics Industry

Cerasis

Logistics consolidation will have a resounding effect on the industry in 2019. Logistics consolidation is a fancy way of describing the transition of shipping modes to accommodate available capacity. Unfortunately, stress in the industry translates into higher logistics cost, so logistics consolidation will become more commonplace throughout the year, resulting in these additional trends. As a result of logistics consolidation.

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.

Chainalytics Named to Food Logistics’ 2016 FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers List

CHAINalytics

Atlanta, GA (December 19, 2016)— Food Logistics, the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global food supply chain, has named Chainalytics to its 2016 FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers list.

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.,

What to Look for in Food Logistics Companies

Kane is Able

If you manage distribution for a food manufacturer, distributor or retailer, you’re concerned not only with shipping accurate, on-time orders, but also with cold chain management, regulatory compliance, food safety, and other specialized logistics challenges.

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Food giant Mondel?z outsources its e-commerce-operation

Supply Chain Movement

Food manufacturer Mondelēz International, famous for brands such as Liga, Milka and Prince, recently contracted ModusLink to manage its e-commerce-operation. Tassimo is one of the 14 brands currently sold by Mondelēz online but the food producer, which also manufactures chocolate, biscuits, cheese, chewing gum and confectionery, intends to grow to 18 e-commerce websites this year.

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What You Should Know About Food Distributors

Zipline Logistics

Food distributors are often a necessary part of taking your brand to the next level. With seemingly hundreds of established and independent food distributors with varying connections, how do you choose when to use who? However, this is a prerequisite for determining which food distributor to use. What is a Food Distributor? Food distributors assist brands in getting more of their products on store shelves, big and small. Overview of Large Food Distributors.

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The Supply Chain Can?t Stop: A story from the front lines at Ken?s Foods

Elementum

It was Wednesday, March 11th and Ken’s Foods had a dilemma. Ken’s Foods started out as a restaurant in Framingham, Massachusetts called Ken’s Steakhouse. When their salads and dressings became more famous than their steaks, they transitioned into a food manufacturer that has grown to a $1B+ business. With no plants overseas, Ken’s Foods was spared the early supply chain ripple effect related to COVID-19 in Asia and Europe. inventory management manufacturing

ERP Sustains Manufacturing during COVID-19

IQMS

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed manufacturers to rapidly shift gears, from addressing work-from-home policies to managing extreme swings in demand and uncertain supply chains. In the process, it has highlighted an aspect of manufacturing ERP that is not as visible in more normal times— business continuity. Never in the history of ERP have we seen it play a bigger role in the continuance of manufacturing operations around the world. All Posts Manufacturing Trends & News

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 food and beverage sector is a key market for BluJay – approximately one in seven of the company’s 7,500+ global customers are in the vertical. About Food Logistics.

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

USC Consulting Group

For starters, trucking is essentially the lifeblood of manufacturing logistics. And the trend is expected to continue, to the detriment of food suppliers and restaurants alike. How Trucking Impacts Food Manufacturing Supply Chains. Rising freight costs within the food industry due to truck driver shortages are nothing new. Department of Agriculture (USDA), national food prices in January 2020 were 1.8% Manufacturing Logistics, Supply, and Demand.

The Next Time You Order a Fruit Cup (The Complexities of the Fresh Food Supply Chain)

Talking Logistics

Not all supply chains are created equal and that’s certainly true when it comes to the fresh food supply chain. There are a lot of unique considerations in the overall procurement-to-delivery process, everything from temperature control to ensuring food safety. So, what does it take to improve operational effectiveness and reduce total landed costs in the fresh food supply chain? Robinson fresh food supply chain Robinson Fresh

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Robots In Logistics Are Improving the Food Processing Industry

Cerasis

The food processing industry impacts the way we eat and the level of access we enjoy to the products we love. Below, we’ll take a closer look at how forward-thinking companies depend on robots in logistics to facilitate needs in the food processing sector. Think of how convenient it would be to get foods delivered during the holiday season and have more time to cook recipes, instead of dealing with traffic, crowds and other inconveniences. Logistics Robotics

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PINC Named to Food Logistics’ 2019 FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers

PINC

Leader in yard management automation and inventory robotics to the food industry recognized as a top technology provider. Union City, CA—January-7th, 2019 — Food Logistics, the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global food supply chain, has selected PINC, the number-one provider of yard management systems and inventory robotics solutions to the food and beverage sector, to its 2019 FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers list.

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.

Vendor-managed inventory and distribution planning in the food and beverage industry – here’s something to chew on

Kinaxis

by Jeswin Philip The Food Packaging Trends and Advances report from PMMI forecasts that the US Food and Beverage industry will experience a 2.9 % CAGR through 2022. The report also mentions that the global growth rate is almost double that of the US food industry. Food for thought: Time for a different kind of supply chain. The vendor is usually the supplier, a manufacturer or a distributor.

Which Industries Will Demand Greater Logistics Capabilities in 2019

Cerasis

economy, regardless of the slight shakeup at the end of 2018, alludes to a year in which logistics capabilities will expand. Companies across the spectrum of the economy are expanding and demanding more from carriers and the logistics industry, and as a result, logistics capabilities will need to grow in accordance. Consider these industries and areas of the economy where logistics capabilities will expand throughout 2019. Strong growth in the U.S.

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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Logistics Experts from SSI Schaefer Implement Automated Deep-Freeze Warehouse in Manila, Philippines – LogiSYM October/November 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Sustainable deep-freeze logistics secure food supply. This logistics expert brings extensive experience from many industries and a broad portfolio of innovative products and solutions. Energy-efficient solutions guarantee fresh food.

Space: The final logistics and supply chain management frontier

Kinaxis

by Ilyas Kucukcay Recent advancements in the space launch market may indicate an increased need for logistics and supply chain management in outer space operations. In parallel, privately held and publicly traded companies like SpaceX, Arianespace, Orbital Sciences and Sierra Nevada Corporation boost the number of manufacturing options for space-related programs while contributing to the innovation of space and rocket technology. Space Logistics and Supply Chain.