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How to Reduce Product Damage During Shipping

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Editor's Note: Today's blog is from Cindy Banker with ProCorr Display and Packaging who is bringing us some great insight on how to reduce product damage. If you are a product manufacturer, you know all too well the perils of shipping products from your factory or warehouse to a DC or retailer. In this article, we have highlighted the most common, but often overlooked elements to consider. How you pack your products in the box is key to product damage control.

How to Make Supply Chain Complexity Work to Your Advantage

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With supply chain complexity increasing at an unprecedented rate, perhaps the biggest challenge for businesses is figuring out how to navigate this uncertainty to deliver service profitably. When you break it down, Jeff Bezos figured out how to do three seemingly contradictory things at once: deliver exceptional service levels, at the lowest cost possible, and manage complexity.

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How to Improve Freight Labeling for Transport and Logistics Management

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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.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

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Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years. Due to the rapid change in global business environment, managers find it difficult to gain the edge over competitors. In this article, we will show you tips from worldwide experts that you can use to streamline your global supply chain operations. Keep it Simple : It’s important to not over complicate things.

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How To Choose Transportation Mode In Logistics

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A company cannot function well without being able to ship products across the supply chain. It also allows companies to cross geographic lines between where products are produced and where they are consumed. In logistics, transportation can be defined as a function of planning, scheduling and controlling activities related to mode, vendor, and movement of inventory into and out of an organization. To simplify this method, take a postal organizations for example.

How to Become a Lean, Green Manufacturing Machine

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Lean and green are not only trendy topics, but they also make good business sense, especially for manufacturers. However, since both concepts have been saddled with a lot of hype, manufacturers have tended to shy away from pursuing these goals. In it’s purest form, lean manufacturing is about eliminating waste and increasing quality and consistency — despite the pundits who insist you can be lean only if you can spell and pronounce words such as kaizen, kanban and heijunka.

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How to Synchronize Your Supply Chain!

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Check out Supply Chain Collaboration – The New Way to Drive Value! What comes to mind when you hear the word “synchronization?”. Just like every gear and cog of a watch has to work in harmony for that watch to be able to tell time, your supply chain needs to be tightly synchronized to be effective. How can you make sure that everything is in sync every time? Constant visibility is the key to keeping your supply chain synchronized.

How to Become a Lean, Green Manufacturing Machine

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Lean and green are not only trendy topics, but they also make good business sense, especially for manufacturers. However, since both concepts have been saddled with a lot of hype, manufacturers have tended to shy away from pursuing these goals. In it’s purest form, lean manufacturing is about eliminating waste and increasing quality and consistency — despite the pundits who insist you can be lean only if you can spell and pronounce words such as kaizen, kanban and heijunka.

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What’s the Difference Between Freight Management and Logistics Management?

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Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. In business it is not uncommon to hear the words “Logistics Management” and “Freight Management” thrown around interchangeably. “Logistics” and “Freight” both conjure up imagery associated with the movement and transportation of goods whether by truck, car, rail, ocean liner or any other form of transportation. What is Freight Management? Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Be more Strategic about Your Supply Chain Sourcing

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A strategic approach to sourcing what you need to keep your business moving can help avoid disruptions and stay competitive in today’s competitive market. A strategic approach to obtaining what you need to keep your business and products moving—whether you’re sourcing raw materials, manufactured accessories, or transportation capacity—can help avoid unforeseen disruptions and create a competitive advantage in today’s changing market.

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

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And when shipping to volatile countries, it becomes even harder. companies with global operations, one of the most effective ways to mitigate risk is to ship smarter. companies should be looking to partner with more stable countries where tariff changes aren’t expected. goods is more complex than it used to be. Everything from custom duties to cargo inspections can create bottlenecks within the supply chain. companies to do business in their lands.

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

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Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations. And when shipping to volatile countries, it becomes even harder. companies with global operations, one of the most effective ways to mitigate risk is to ship smarter. companies should be looking to partner with more stable countries where tariff changes aren’t expected. goods is more complex than it used to be. This isn’t to say you should avoid international sources for goods.

How to measure the performance of a manufacturing plant?

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Posted by Abhay Dhall, Associate Consultant (Manufacturing Vertical), Infosys Limited In my previous blog , I spoke about the need for companies to create a value stream map for their processes in order measure, control & improve their processes. To preach is one thing but to perform is something else. Is it as easy to execute as being said? One doesn''t always have to visit the shop floor to gather such information.

How To Keep Your Supply Chain Moving Fast as Fuel Costs Rise

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In today’s blog we’re taking a look at what this means for shipping costs, and how retailers can fortify their operations against price hikes. But the largest source of cost increases for most companies have been driver wages and benefits. Many employees are leaving the industry to take jobs that allow them more time with their families. As diesel prices tick up and the costs of keeping drivers rises, freight companies are taking action to protect their earnings.

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Bonus: Top 11 thru 20 Most Popular Manufacturing Blog Posts

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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

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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”.

How to Expand Your Global Shipping to Meet Growing Indian Markets

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But there is another country that’s making a strong case to join that elite group. If projections and recent rhetoric are to be believed, India will join China as the only non-North American countries in the $500 billion club by 2025. That forecast is impactful to companies currently conducting business in India, but it’s also meaningful to all companies that do international trade —especially those that have the potential to conduct business in India in the future.

How to Harness the Economic Power of Logistics Clusters

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Subscribe to Frontiers here. In 2001 the government of Aragón in northern Spain realized that its economy had become overly reliant on a small group of industries, notably auto manufacturing. It developed a strategic plan to capitalize on the region’s historic strengths as an international crossroads for commerce. The plan was to transform the region into a logistics hub. Fast forward to 2013, and the strategy’s success is plainly visible. Mutual benefits.

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

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Manufacturers usually define supply chain costs using the total cost of ownership. To this, they add the additional costs incurred before or after the product or service delivery. Applying the total cost of ownership analysis to the supply chain implies identifying all direct, indirect, and other associated costs. How to calculate supply chain costs? Most manufacturers aim at creating the most optimum supply chain for their organizations.

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

Manufacturers usually define supply chain costs using the total cost of ownership. To this, they add the additional costs incurred before or after the product or service delivery. Applying the total cost of ownership analysis to the supply chain implies identifying all direct, indirect, and other associated costs. How to calculate supply chain costs? Most manufacturers aim at creating the most optimum supply chain for their organizations.

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

Manufacturers usually define supply chain costs using the total cost of ownership. To this, they add the additional costs incurred before or after the product or service delivery. Applying the total cost of ownership analysis to the supply chain implies identifying all direct, indirect, and other associated costs. How to calculate supply chain costs? Most manufacturers aim at creating the most optimum supply chain for their organizations.

How to Target Cycle Times for Working Capital Reduction

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Cycle times in the supply chain have a large part to play in your company’s working capital. The ability to reduce inventory levels is only one of a number of reasons to target cycle times as a way to reduce your working capital needs. Moreover, improving cycle time performance can have other positive effects on your supply chain operation in addition to working capital reduction–improved profitability being an important example.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Manufacturing Innovation Hubs Revitalize American Manufacturing

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We have an employment skills gap , an uncoordinated approach to nurturing innovation, and an export imbalance. Since 2011, the federal government focused on changing this paradigm and made American manufacturing a priority. Under the guidance of the Department of Commerce/NIST , they developed an infrastructure with dedicated funding to rebuild our manufacturing sector. National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, The Infrastructure of Manufacturing Innovation Hubs.

9 KPIs to Track for Proper Freight Management

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In modern manufacturing and transportation, savings are everything. Identifying ways to improve the system can be complicated. However, if you know what critical freight management KPIs or key performance indicators to track, you can know exactly how to change processes to decrease costs, which will result in savings for the end user. Federal Power Over Freight Management KPIs. Core KPIs to Track and Understand.

[Infographic] The Power of 3D Printing in Manufacturing: An Illustrated Guide

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Editor’s Note: We love talking about and reporting on technology which effects and also makes the lives’ of manufacturing companies much better. We’ve been providing manufacturing companies and shippers with a web-based transportation management system since 1998, before web-based TMS was as prolific as it is today. With that said, one of the sweeping technologies that is currently taking hold and predicted to be a multi-billion dollar industry, is 3D printing.

Reconfiguring the Automotive Post Pandemic Supply Chain

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The year started off promising for the automotive industry however, like everything in its path, the coronavirus pandemic has dealt a cruel blow to the industry. In addition, with 80% of global car production requiring parts from China, the shutdown made it difficult for global vehicle makers within China and elsewhere around the world to source parts required for building cars. Toyota is expected to open its U.S. Automobile manufacturing will be slow in ramping up.

4 Long Term Ways to Save with Less Than Truckload Freight Shipping

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So, your organization has decided to explore the benefits and perks of less than truckload freight shipping. You may have to learn how to navigate a new software, or your organization may simply need additional training on a new transportation management system (TMS). Let’s take a look at how the TMS impacts the costs of shipping over the long term in four critical areas. Overall Costs of Less Than Truckload Freight Shipping. LTL ltl freight

What is Drayage – Meaning, Definition & How to Reduce Drayage Costs

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Once you’ve sourced your unique products, you need to rub elbows and start exhibiting at booths around the country. After all, there’s no better way to announce your presence in a very crowded market of wholesale and distribution businesses. If you don’t understand or comprehend drayage then you’re likely to incur substantial costs with every booth. It is part of a longer overall move, such as from a ship to a warehouse. Introduction.

‘Supply Chain Opportunities in China’ – 24 juni 2015

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Please reserve your seat, mail to Debby Sterk. China: from sourcing location to an end market. 12:00 China as a Global Distribution Centre – Manufacturing and bonded warehousing. Rietdijk, SVP Global Sourcing – Vestas. The vast Chinese market can be a real challenge when it comes to providing a reliable delivery service to your Chinese custom base. Rietdijk, SVP Global Sourcing – Vestas. Freight forwarding specifics to China.

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The (Internet of Things) IOT Supply Chain Benefits Now Coming Clearer

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The Internet of Things (IoT) seems to be popping up in more conversations throughout the entire supply chain , and more businesses have turned towards IoT experts for guidance on how to take advantage of its benefits. The Internet radically changed how the world communicates. Simple activities and information became instantly available, which eventually led to the creation of the IoT. Most manufacturing processes heavily rely on the use of machinery.

Supply Chain Scope: New Study Shows Rise in US Inventories; California Estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030

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Sustainable Freight Action Plan for California is estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030. The Sustainable Freight Action plan released by California governor Jerry Brown outlines a long-term 2050 vision and guiding principles for California’s future freight transportation system. Targets for 2030 Include: Improve freight system efficiency 25 percent by 2030. Foster future economic growth within the freight and goods movement industry.

What Exactly Is Supply Chain Management? 10 Different Definitions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

When I began my career there was no such thing as “Supply Chain Management” Supply Chain was not a title to be found anywhere on any organization chart. Interestingly there are many views on how to define Supply Chain. It is an umbrella term which encompasses the end-to-end aspects of Finance, Operations, Development, Sales, Manufacturing, Distribution, Customer Management, Supplier Management, Technology and I/T. Source: [link] ).

Importing From China! The Essential Guide! (Video)

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Blog post and video, and permission to publish, provided to supplychaingamechanger.com by Simon Pleass, Managing Director at [link]. The most important factor is that due to the lower cost of materials and wages, China can manufacture goods for a far more reduced price. What’s more, due to their expertise in mass production Chinese manufacturers are able to deliver a level of speed and efficiency unmatched by any other nation. Subscribe Here!

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Why is Supply Chain Such a Great Career Path?

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Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Given the phenomenal opportunities that Supply Chain offers for personal and professional growth it is a career path which I highly recommend to anyone. Some want to do work that is more transactional while others want work that is more project based. Some people like to focus on one area and develop an expertise therein. While others want to try working in many different areas. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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ThankX Delivery Services!

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Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. ThankX article and permission to publish here provided by Bruce Leto Jr. He asked his wife one day – “What’s the expression in American culture used to demonstrate gratitude when a chore or task is completed on another’s behalf?”.