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Lean Manufacturing: Is it Really Worth It? 16 Big Benefits Say, “Yes.”


Customer expectations of reliable quality and rapid delivery forces today’s manufacturers to either shorten cycle times or lose business. There are multiple good models for lean manufacturing operations. ISO publishes guidelines for conformance to its standards. Who Needs Lean Manufacturing? Lean Manufacturing Planning and Implementation. Develop a plan for a lean manufacturing test run in a single operational area. Manufacturing lean manufacturin

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How to Improve Freight Labeling for Transport and Logistics Management


Lost labels and mislabelled freight result in delays, loss of customer confidence and damage to your business reputation. To combat the problem here’s a way to improve freight labeling for transport and logistics management. Lost labels and mislabelled freight are irritating. Incorrect or missing labels are a source of frustration for packers, handlers, freight forwarders, customs officers, haulers and those receiving the goods. Freight Logistics

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Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

As we move into the back half of May, the freight market is starting to show signs of an expedited rebound. . Th ese conditions have caused a more favorable freight environment. That is e specially the case for outbound freight in southern states and California where produce season is in full swing. . Regional Freight Volume Update ? . Each group oversees freight that enters their region and plans for specific market trends in their respective states.

This Week in Logistics News (April 11-15, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Amazon ‘in talks over Hahn Airport base’ ( Lloyd’s Loading List ). London’s Delivery Cube “pauses” logistics operations to focus on tech platform ( TechCrunch ). February 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). If the rumors are true, the next piece in Amazon’s logistics puzzle is buying an airport, specifically Hahn airport in Germany. the Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.7

Why packaging plays a pivotal role in logistics?

20Cube Logistics

According to Per Engelseth’s thesis on ‘The core role of packages in a logistics network’, “The basic objective of logistics is concerned with the provision of goods to an end-user and four main activities are involved in this provision of goods. With new trends coming up every day in logistics, it has a major impact on the packaging producers and consumers. Packaging in international logistics. The post Why packaging plays a pivotal role in logistics?

Transportation Cost Drains

The Logistics of Logistics

Do they follow DOE guidelines? Transportation Cost Drain #2 - Freight Rates. Freight rates are a direct line item cost and many companies have experienced rate increase in addition to surcharges. Freight terms are negotiable. What freight terms have been agreed too? Is your supplier taking advantage of your freight volume for better rates? Is you supplier making a profit on your freight by adding a fee?

A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Having a safe work environment requires establishing clear and effective warehouse safety guidelines. Then, some workers simply don’t know the guidelines for warehouse safety and go about their day in ignorance. OSHA is your first source of safety information and guidelines for the warehouse business as well as all other American industries. That has to come from an existing operator or from resource people supplied by the equipment manufacturer or distributor.

Supply Chain Risk Blog Series#1: Why Supply Chain Risk Management Should be a High Priority

BluJay Solutions

With customers operating in all areas of the supply chain, from manufacturers to retailers and distributors to freight forwarders , customs brokers and logistics service providers , Kewill has identified a number of different types of risks that especially expose the supply and demand chain to weakness. Next steps: Subscribe to our blog to receive the full blog series via email and stay informed about the latest global logistics news and insight.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 23, 2020


Facilities continue to encourage all individuals to practice social distancing guidelines and keep a distance of 6 feet or more from others. The automotive industry continues with many manufacturers closed. As soon as the manufacturers start ramping up, capacity for exports could be absorbed creating capacity issues for other industries. This past week, some states announced a mandatory shut down of manufacturing plants in Mexico until April 30.

Real Results Magazine: Must-Have Tips to Boost Your Supply Chain

Supply Chain Nation

They include: Global electronics manufacturer TE Connectivity , which uses an 18-month rolling forecast to drive sales and operations planning, gaining a granular view of demand and improving inventory turns, customer service, agility and forecast accuracy. Leather footwear manufacturer Grupo Flexi , which reduced supply chain planning and re-planning time, improved customer service levels, increased inventory turns and sales growth. What’s on your summer reading list?

Supply Chain Best Practices during a Quarantine


Learn how to: Keep your logistics on time and prepared Maintain your replenishment goals Properly forecast and redefine your demand plan Use technology to help. Times are tough, so we’ve gathered some guidelines to help your supply chain get back on track, or at least to shore it up during these challenging times. Logistics. You should also prioritize the products you need to manufacture and replenish.

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How order aggregation can eliminate costs in the automotive supply chain

The Network Effect

Suppliers not filling their allocated space are sometimes liable for freight costs associated with lost utilization opportunities. Manual replenishment may be approved when it is not possible to use one of the manufacturer’s designated replenishment methods. Full WIP tracking inbound to a customer’s manufacturing operation is a standard requirement which could extend to include WIP tracking within a manufacturer’s facility. SMMt Ltd/Flickr.

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


As with any industry, food and beverage faces its own unique set of supply chain challenges, including: Expiring ingredients, manufactured product and packaged goods. The vendor is usually the supplier, a manufacturer or a distributor. However, when the company realized that inventory management is a costly activity, it approached Pampers manufacturer Procter & Gamble (P&G) to manage inventory at P&G’s distribution centers.

Trucking Companies Boosted Hiring At Fastest Pace Since 2015

Supply Chain Nation

This week: A hot freight market has spurred hiring by trucking companies; Nordstrom invests in personalization technology; Walmart expands its grocery delivery service; growth in e-commerce increases demand for fast payments; and some employees say Union Pacific’s use of drones in railyards raises questions about safety. freight market. The news came as the latest jobs reports showed robust growth across construction and manufacturing, adding to transportation demand.

Trucking Companies Boosted Hiring At Fastest Pace Since 2015

Supply Chain Nation

This week: A hot freight market has spurred hiring by trucking companies; Nordstrom invests in personalization technology; Walmart expands its grocery delivery service; growth in e-commerce increases demand for fast payments; and some employees say Union Pacific’s use of drones in railyards raises questions about safety. freight market. The news came as the latest jobs reports showed robust growth across construction and manufacturing, adding to transportation demand.

Which Industrial Winch? 3 Great Questions to Ask When Hiring and/or Buying Industrial Equipment


For other businesses, such as manufacturing company or other industrial company, that use them incidentally, buying a winch would be a complete waste of money and time. Everyone is out there looking for a good deal, and some manufacturers are going to capitalise on that fact. All good rentals will come with instructions on how to use them, as well as safety guidelines. Manufacturing industrial winch

Supplier Quality Management: What it is, 5 Key Metrics to Know & a 4 Step Supplier Evaluation Process


When you choose a company to transport your freight or to supply you with the materials you need to manufacture a product, you are putting your hard work and reputation in their hands. Therefore, it is paramount for you as a logistics and supply chain professional to have a keen sense of how to properly evaluate a supplier. It measures the cost incurred by an organization to manufacture a quality product.

Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

This increase is a result of many states loosening or completely lifting virus guidelines for businesses. Currently, this has not made a substantial impact on the freight market, but we are seeing signs that the industry is beginning to recover. Additionally, according to Freight Waves, “outbound tender rejections have increased week-over-week for the first time since the OTRI peaked at 19.25% on March 28.”. Regional Logistics Market Updates. Midwest Logistics.

Focus on Nurturing Top Talent Fuels BluJay’s Move to New Global Manchester Headquarters in Heart of MediaCityUK

BluJay Solutions

We know that challenging times can spur on innovation, and we anticipate the supply chain and logistics industry will continue to grow resiliently, which is why now is an ideal time to invest in our UK operations.”. This comes as BluJay continues to encourage sustainable practices across the logistics industry. BluJay Solutions helps companies around the world achieve excellence in logistics and trade compliance – it’s in our DNA.

Why investors are looking at supply chain technologies in 2020


You can start with things like logistics, and see how much things have changed in just the past five years. A company we’ve been working with has just landed Walmart, who wants to make sure that its 40,000 suppliers are following the guidelines.”.

The Story of UltraShip’s Temperature Tracking Innovation and the FSMA

Supply Chain Collaborator

UltraShipTMS development teams studied the FSMA guidelines well ahead of the scheduled roll out of the new law and spent 12 months working to deliver the industry’s first TMS-integrated temperature tracking capability. . It’s interesting to see the extent to which the main themes of the FSMA are dependent on the transportation logistics functions in agriculture, food manufacture and production.

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Guest Commentary: P.O. Management Programs – Know Pain, Know Gain!

Talking Logistics

Your stakeholders can: Align sourcing, purchasing, logistics, and I.T. management and related logistics objectives. Discrepancies decrease between planned and actual logistics activity. Buyers, planners, and logistics staff spend less time and money tracking order status. Order visibility and control combine with logistics strategies to realize transportation savings that impact the bottom line. appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Don’t Get Caught Off-Guard: Preparing for July 2016 SOLAS Shipper Mandates

Talking Logistics

According to the World Shipping Council’s guidelines on the law, “In order to address safety problems at sea and on shore arising from container shipments that have incorrect weight declarations, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted amendments to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention, Chapter VI Regulation 2 – Cargo information regarding a mandatory container gross weight verification.”.

Metrics and Issues to Consider in SQM (Supplier Quality Management) By 5 Big Industries


In their effort to successfully acquire new customer contracts and deliver quality products through SQM, medical device manufacturers face the following challenges. Complying with ISO 9001/9002 and EN 46001/46002 guidelines, cGMP and other federally mandated standards. Quickly detecting design and manufacturing process flaws and launch the necessary recurrence prevention actions. This is the second post in a three-part series on Supplier Quality Management also known as SQM.

Kewill Announces Acquisition of LeanLogistics

BluJay Solutions

Leading logistics solutions provider strengthens offering with global SaaS transportation platform. Their cloud-based platform reliably manages and optimizes over $10 billion of annualized freight spend for their customers. “We Kewill MOVE® is a comprehensive supply chain platform that enables shippers, carriers, freight forwarders and customs brokers to move product around the globe. “We

8 key benefits of effective supply chain management

6 River Systems

Data-driven SCM provides visibility from end to end for monitoring the flow of information, services and goods from procurement to manufacturing and delivery to the end consumer. Data isn’t the only driver of effective supply chain management; other factors such as good vendor and supplier relationships, effective cost control, securing the right logistics partners and adopting innovative supply chain technologies make a big impact, too.

[Infographic]: How Visual Aids Can Improve Safety in the Workplace


Our aim at Cerasis continues and will always be to provide the most important information to those in the manufacturing, distribution, supply chain, and logistics industry. As a transportation management solutions provider offering both technology solutions and managed services , our goal as a business is to provide a streamlined processes and allow core business focus for our shipper customers who are manufacturers and distributors.

Recession-Proof Businesses and Products: Staying Afloat During Economic Downturn


Essential sectors like healthcare, grocers, household products, and fulfillment logistics are also seeing a rise in demand. . Due to social distancing guidelines, many gyms were forced to close across the country. Due to advances in ecommerce shipping and logistics, it’s easier than ever for customers to order food and drink products online that won’t spoil or get damaged during transit. Freighting, fulfillment, and logistics.

The need to know


Zebra Technologies Corp, which sells barcode scanners and other computers used in warehouses globally, introduced a feature on Thursday that sounds an alert when workers breach physical distancing guidelines over the novel coronavirus. China to encourage mergers among large logistics firms. China will encourage large logistics firms to merge in order to enhance their competitiveness and capabilities, the cabinet said in a statement on Tuesday.

50 expert tips on supply chain management

6 River Systems

“As the logistics industry faces extraordinary pressures, maintaining a culture of compliance is more critical than ever. The next-gen supply chain model is a networked ecosystem – suppliers, partners, manufacturers, distributors and retailers will all have access to relevant cloud-based data to make the best decisions based on real-time signals.” China trade war has already put regionalization of manufacturing back on the table.

Supply Chain Management:The Role of Information Sharing in.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Industrial Manufacturing. Logistics and Distribution. By formulating effective business policies, agreements and business plans that an enterprise can use to establish guidelines and rules for exchange of information with supply chain partners can help assuage those barriers. On the other hand manufacturers get plagued by obsolescence and inventory costs impacting margins. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries.