Cliff Morris | The State of Manufacturing

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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.

4 Ways to Lift Manufacturing Productivity: The MFP Approach


To put that another way: by the time a business in Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan or the United States gets to Thursday they have produced, on average, what the UK needs a full Monday-Friday to do. The issue is also particularly bad for manufacturers. According to the ONS , in the year to December 2019, UK manufacturers became 1.6% And more to the point, how can an individual manufacturing firm – in the UK or elsewhere – lift their own productivity performance?


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Trane Technologies’ Digital Simulation Journey

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This is the largest customer climate commitment made by any B2B company, and our calculations show that this reduction could equate to 2% of the world’s annual emissions— or, the annual emissions of Italy, France and the U.K. AME Group Leading the Way.

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A Fast, Accurate and Collaborative Supply Chain – The JJA Story


As a brand manufacturer, JJA design, make manufacturing, carry and distribute more than 22.000 items, continuously displayed in their showrooms. The company employs 500 people located in France and in China with strong competencies to serve the needs of our customers. JJA have to manage a complex supply chain with headache constraints such as fast market changes, long manufacturing lead-times, high sales seasonality and up to 40% of new items every season.

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.

WMS Rollout at Mephisto: Kick-off in France

Supply Chain Movement

At the beginning of 2015 the shoe company Mephisto issued a tender for the implementation of a Warehouse Management system for the production and distribution center in Sarrebourg, France. Over 20,000 pairs of shoes are manufactured daily using traditional methods and distributed to 18,000 stores in over 80 countries.

Scaling Digital Manufacturing From Pilot To Production


92% of all manufacturers say they are either on the same level as or ahead of their peers when it comes to Digital Manufacturing. 68% of manufacturers are making Digital Manufacturing their highest priority today. These and many other insights are from McKinsey’s latest study on digital manufacturing’s adoption, How Digital Manufacturing Can Escape ‘Pilot Purgatory.’ Key takeaways from the digital manufacturing study.

3D Printing and the Supply Chain

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Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, has been around in one shape or form for a while. In fact, recently, while on a weekend ski trip with friends, my buddy John was riding the chairlift with two women from France […]. Logistics Technologies Logistics Trends 3D printing additive manufacturingThe process essentially entails building a three-dimensional object from computer-aided design (CAD) to add material layer by layer until a final product is complete.

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4 Ways Reshoring or Insourcing Manufacturing Can Boost Profits


Editor's Note: Today's blog is from our friend Allison Wilkinson, a freelance writer in the industry, who shows us why Reshoring or Insourcing Manufacturing can boost your profits. While reshoring has always been a debated topic in the manufacturing industry , the subject earned the national spotlight in the 2016 presidential election. And rightly so, as millions of Americans have been affected by companies' decisions to outsource manufacturing abroad. .

Global Manufacturers' Supply Chains Strain to Keep Up With Faster Economy

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2 from China, Germany, France, Italy and the U.K. Firms expressed discomfort as euro-area manufacturing growth accelerated to a record in December, capping a solid year for industry. Germany’s gauge rose to a record and France improved. Global growth also got a boost from a solid reading in China’s manufacturing sector. Car manufacturers are among those who have ramped up supply or felt the pressure of demand.

How to Improve Manufacturing Productivity In Harsh Environments


Remaining competitive in an ever-changing market requires you to constantly improve manufacturing productivity. So-called ‘best practices’ to improve manufacturing productivity tend to focus on the performance of people. Commonplace methodologies like lean manufacturing , Just in Time (JIT) and continuous improvement or Kaizen , which originated in Japan, provide guidelines for employees to perform their jobs efficiently and effectively.

Global Manufacturers Are Straining to Keep Up With Faster Economy

Supply Chain Brain

A slew of Purchasing Managers Indexes published this week from countries including China, Germany, France, Canada and the U.K. Global Supply Chain Management Global Trade & Economics Industrial Manufacturing Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider News Global Trade Management SC Finance & Revenue Mgmt all pointed to deeper supply constraints. The U.S.

Manufacturing 4.0 in academia & practice: How SupplyOn contributed to the MIM 2019 conference


More than 750 participants from 51 countries all over the world came to discuss the latest trends in Manufacturing 4.0 Susanne Meyer, Vice President of the HWR Berlin, who were both the driving forces behind this conference, also emphasized this unique opportunity to learn from each other in the context of modelling, management and control of manufacturing processes. and smart manufacturing systems to inventory control and supply chain management (SCM).

Doing Business in Switzerland


Switzerland is east of France and north of Italy, also bordered by Austria, Liechtenstein and Germany. Manufacturing in Switzerland. Switzerland has a highly developed manufacturing industry specializing in high-tech and knowledge-based production. Manufacturing is the growth engine of the swiss economy, but the country has lagged in innovation during the last several years. Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing in Switzerland. France and China.

Doing Business in Italy


Border countries include Austria, France, Vatican City, San Marino, Slovenia and Switzerland. Manufacturing in Italy. Italy is the second largest manufacturing country in Europe, behind Germany. Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing.

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Doing Business in Germany


km and borders the Baltic Sea, the North Sea and other countries including the Netherlands, Poland, Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Manufacturing in Germany. Typical manufacturing products made in Germany include machinery, vehicles, machine tools, electronics, food and beverages, textiles and shipbuilding. The manufacturing sector invested 53.4 Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing.

Doing Business in Turkey


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?

Deal or no deal: The impact of Brexit on automotive supply chains

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Even more critical is the amount of tax (such as import duty, VAT and excise) that manufacturers will suddenly have to pay, depending on the type of goods. Some manufacturers have started to prepare by trying to build stock, which increases their costs. For example, a piece of metal can be manufactured in Germany then further processed in the UK before it’s assembled in the final product in France. Impact on automotive manufacturers. Automotive Manufacturing

Doing Business in Spain


Bordering countries include Andorra, France, Gibraltar, Portugal and Morocco. Manufacturing in Spain. Spain manufactures textiles and apparel, footwear, food and beverages, metals, chemicals, automobiles, machine tools, medical equipment, footwear, pharmaceuticals, clay and refractory products. Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. Primary trading partners included France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, the U.K.

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Uncertainty in supply due to nature: An everyday struggle for you, too?

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Read on to find out what the main challenges faced by seed manufacturers are and how they can overcome them to boost efficiency in areas they have control over. A seed manufacturer processes and mixes seeds according to customer demands and growing environments. Let’s imagine that you are sourcing corn seeds from France and Spain, processing and mixing in Hungary, and delivering to Germany. Manufacturing

Doing Business in Poland


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. France, Italy and the Netherlands. Manufactured goods make up most of the exports, with machinery and transportation equipment, intermediate manufactured goods and miscellaneous manufactured goods equaling about 78%.

Doing Business in the Czech Republic


Manufacturing in the Czech Republic. The Czech Republic’s single largest industry is automobile manufacturing, most of which is exported. In addition to automobiles, the Czech Republic manufactures glass, textiles, medicines, armaments, electronics, chemicals, food and beverages, and machinery and equipment. . Manufacturing accounts for 36.9% Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. Its major export partners are Germany, Poland, Slovakia, France, the U.K.,

A Year Without Oktoberfest, Yet New Opportunities Exist in the Beer Industry

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France was forced to destroy 10 million liters of beer — the equivalent of four Olympic-sized swimming pools — due to the pandemic, as beer needs to be consumed fresh. Some manufacturers saw a complete devastation of their keg businesses.

Doing Business in Portugal


Manufacturing in Portugal. It also manufactures wood and cork products, paper and pulp, chemicals, fuels, lubricants, automobiles and parts, base metals, minerals, porcelain and ceramics, glassware, technology and telecommunications equipment, dairy products, wine, ships, plastics and optics. . Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. Primary trading partners included Spain, France, Germany, the U.K., How would you describe the state of Manufacturing in Portugal?

Doing Business in the Netherlands


Manufacturing in the Netherlands. Typical manufacturing products from the Netherlands include food processing, chemicals, oil and petroleum refining, construction, electrical machinery and metal processing and fabrication. Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. The robust air infrastructure ensures that manufactured goods and raw materials move quickly to or from anywhere in the world. France and Italy.

What do ArcelorMittal Dofasco & the Eurotunnel have in common?

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To ensure their vital link between Great Britain and France, the Channel Tunnel runs varied specialized and complex equipment such as railways, catenaries, signaling, fire-fighting, ventilation and cooling systems, as well as cross passage doors and a pressure relief valve system between two running tunnels. Maintenance operations is not just complex within process manufacturing and rail infrastructure industries.

Stéphane Simonetta new EVP and Head of Operations at Grundfos

Supply Chain Movement

Simonetta is born in France and holds a Master Degree in Industrial Engineering and Computer Science from the Ecole d’Ingénieur en Génie Informatique et Productique in Valenciennes, France, and has a degree from IMD. We want to build an end-to-end supply chain as a competitive advantage by aligning front and back end in order to satisfy demand across value chains and leveraging our scale in manufacturing, procurement, and logistics.

Doing Business in Belgium


Belgium is bordered by France, Germany, Luxembourg and Netherlands, and has a robust shipping infrastructure including multiple ports, making it a perfect location for trade both within the EU and with other geographic regions. Manufacturing in Belgium. Manufacturing accounts for about 22 percent of the GDP. Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. Germany accounts for 16 percent of Belgium’s exports; France for 14.9 percent, France 9.5

Melitta Builds More Efficient, Demand-Driven Supply Chain ?with ToolsGroup


Worldwide, the Melitta Group manufactures and markets a full range of coffee preparation products, and a wide variety of consumer products including foils and wraps, air cleaners and humidifiers, vacuum bags and cleaning products.

Europe 156 versus Amazon

Supply Chain Movement

When a webinar viewer asked whether also planned to launch in France following its expansion in Belgium’s Wallonia region, Vermeulen answered resolutely that it will never happen. In terms of their business models, Dutch web shop and Amazon are very similar.

Famar integrates pharma specific constraints in supply chain

Supply Chain Movement

Famar, a provider of contract manufacturing and development services to the pharmaceutical and health & beauty industry, has implemented the planning and scheduling functions of OMP Plus in four sites across Europe. Four sites are in scope of the OMP Plus visibility application, three in France and one in the Netherlands. Cases BPCS Famar forecasting Gilbert Pineau Infor itsubwaymap Manufacturing OM Partners OMP pharma rollout S&OP SAP sites

Fresh food logistics: A better approach with optimization

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Holidaymakers to France may be familiar with the following situation from my last summer holiday: A relaxing stay in a small picturesque port town on the Atlantic coast, a welcoming restaurant with good wine and a regional specialty waiting for us as the main course – oysters au gratin. According to online sources, a total of seven regions in France are supplying 6,500 tonnes of oysters per year to the whole of Europe.

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The Future of Supply Chains Post COVID-19 – LogiSYM July 2020

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Frederic Gomer Frederic Gomer – holds Master’s degree (MSc) in Material Science & Process Engineering Institute National Polytechnique de Grenoble – France. Extensive experience in Manufacturing, Aerospace, Automotive, Retail, Heavy Industries, Pharmaceuticals, Mining, Oil & Gas.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Tony Giovaniello, President of Shasta EDC

Supply Chain Game Changer

This was my first exposure to manufacturing. That caused me to learn more about building reliability into the designs and quality into the manufacturing process. Then, I moved in to the contract manufacturing industry. After two years at Solectron, I decided to join a former colleague in forming our own contract manufacturing firm focusing on building systems. I hired a team, secured three (3) Asian suppliers, 3 software suppliers ( US, France, and Taiwan).

Transport Expert Nicolas Meilhan’s Perspective on the EcoVadis 2019 Index Results


Nicolas Meilhan is a Scientific Advisor for France Stratégie and works on transport and energy issues. . Following the recent launch of our EcoVadis 2019 Index, used to monitor and compare the CSR progress of companies worldwide, we sat down to talk with Nicholas Meilhan, a Scientific Advisor for France Stratégie who specializes in transport sector issues. For example, in France Stratégie’s analysis paper, “How can we now reduce CO 2 emissions from cars?”