3 Reasons Continuous Innovation is Vital for Manufacturers, Shippers, and Businesses Alike

Cerasis

Throughout the course of business, business owners, who may be in the manufacturing, retail, or in another industry, find themselves focusing on innovation. In fact, the annual ChainLink Research Study found innovation to be the top focus for those involved in the manufacturing community. Ultimately, innovation becomes a priority as its priorities align with the needs of IT departments and the overall business. Innovation For IT Departments.

Innovations in Inflatable Dunnage Bag Design Dramatically Reduce Damage Rates of Freight Shipments

Cerasis

North American supply chains for manufactured goods depend heavily on trucking. Bureau of Transportation, trucking was the #1 mode of transport for shipments of freight between the U.S. The post Innovations in Inflatable Dunnage Bag Design Dramatically Reduce Damage Rates of Freight Shipments appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Freight Claims dunnage bag design

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Are Ocean Freight Prices Absolutely Broken?

Freightos

And the lack of demand visibility is a big contributor to China-US ocean freight rates doubling to the West Coast since June, and passing $4,000/FEU to the East Coast – which was surprising as most analysts thought that rates and profits would freefall. Is ocean freight pricing broken?

Skillfully Managing Manufacturing Reshoring Projects

Cerasis

There’s more involved in successfully reshoring a foreign manufacturing operation back to the U.S. Reshoring is a hot topic in manufacturing. These “Bring Manufacturing Back” initiatives have many moving parts and require careful planning and execution and very skillful project management. location and the best facility for manufacturing are key components to the overall success of the program. Innovation and Automation.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

In that spirit, we’ve combed the MH&L archives for the most innovative supply chain developments of the past year, as reported in our print magazine, on our website, in our e-newsletters, or our various social media channels. We hope you enjoy this salute to the best of 2018, and we look forward to even more innovations in 2019. Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more.

The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015

Cerasis

Are you up-to-date with the latest events in freight shipping and logistics? As you know, the atmosphere for freight brokers is only getting more competitive. Staying current in the world of shipping and freight also takes strong networking and communication. Conferences and expos are a chance for you to hear from the industry’s top players, and most importantly, build relationships with other freight shipping professionals. Freight freight shipping

The 3 Myths & Current State of American Manufacturing

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manufacturers, supply chain, logistics, transportation, and freight management. Today we focus on the realities that we face with American manufacturing. The argument for American manufacturing is clear, and the topic has graced the stages of all political candidates. closely follows China’s lead in manufacturing, and in fact, the U.S. is on track to surpass Chinese manufacturers by 2020, reports Chris Mathews of Fortune magazine. Manufacturers.

A year of innovation ahead

Supply Chain Movement

2015 will see an increased focus on innovation by supply chain and logistics companies as the pace of change in the industry accelerates. These innovations will range from those affecting particular sector niches and logistics functions to those which have the power to transform the entire industry. Structural change has occurred in the industry when the needs of manufacturers and retailers have coincided with those of the logistics supply side.

Overcome Manufacturing Supply Chain Challenges with Digital Planning

ToolsGroup

The manufacturing industry has a strong heritage of adopting game-changing technologies to deliver higher quality products more efficiently. In a recent KPMG study, 69% of manufacturing CEOs say acting with agility is “the new currency of business; if we’re too slow, we will be bankrupt.” As supply chain complexity and competition escalate, so do related manufacturing challenges. Plus, using this type of digital innovation allows us to attract and retain high caliber talent.

Two Million Vacant Manufacturing Jobs by 2025…How Can We Tackle the Skills Gap?

Cerasis

Approximately 60 percent of today's unfilled manufacturing jobs are due to a shortage of applicants with sufficient proficiency in science, technology, engineering, and math ( STEM ) skills. This estimate is according to responses provided by 83 percent of the manufacturing executives who participated in a survey conducted as part of an industry study by the Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte Consulting LLP. capacity to keep pace with needs of manufacturing.

50 Most Read Articles of All Time in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight

Cerasis

Since today is the last day of the year before we all get ramped up towards a productive 2016 and after finishing out top 10 most read articles in each of our five main categories ( Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation , & Freight ) we wanted to give you all a treat and list the top 50 most read articles of all time from the Cerasis blog. 8 Most Common Reasons Why You May Receive a Freight Claim Declination Letter. Happy New Year!

Manufacturing ERP Plays a Key Role for Sustainability

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As an example, look no further than Microsoft’s announcement to be carbon negative by 2030 and their commitment of $1 billion towards a climate innovation fund. 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.

[PODCAST] Shippers Who Excel at Recruiting Talent Improve Innovation, Culture, & Service

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s The Freight Project Podcast episode Cerasis welcomes Teresa Obinger, the Cerasis Human Resources Manager. We hope you enjoy “The Freight Project Podcast.” We’ll publish every Tuesday right on the Cerasis blog and Freight Institute. We hope you enjoy this episode of The Freight project podcast! Innovation & Strategy Resources for Shippers.

Fostering the Future of Manufacturing & The Explosion of Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Cerasis

The future of manufacturing looks bright. New innovations, the rise of the entrepreneurial age, and the internet of everything will drive product development & manufacturing growth. I think we’re going to see an explosion in entrepreneurship, an explosion in innovation. In 2008 I witnessed more and more talented engineering & manufacturing workers pick up freelance work out of necessity. 1 spent in manufacturing generates $1.35

[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.

Trends 2019: Manufacturing

Enterra Insights

Over half-a-dozen years ago, Brookings Institution analysts, Susan Helper, Timothy Krueger, and Howard Wial, asserted, “Manufacturing matters to the United States because it provides high-wage jobs, commercial innovation (the nation’s largest source), a key to trade deficit reduction, and a disproportionately large contribution to environmental sustainability.”[1] Manufacturing trends. The changing manufacturing environment is often described as Industry 4.0

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Vizion’s Quality Data Enables Smarter Container Tracking

Gravity Supply Chain

Gravity partners with Vizion to help businesses make data-driven decisions, increase shipping reliability, reduce risks, and supply chain disruptions.

Supply Chain Innovation: The Path to Success!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Innovation is a team effort requiring collaboration and buy-in from all levels within an organization, and it’s especially true when it comes to bringing innovation to the supply chain. While new and buzzworthy technologies like drones and robotics are consistently being introduced, innovation for the supply chain is truly a continuum of small improvements that make a greater impact – whether it’s improving processes or the overarching business model. Subscribe Here!

Battery Assault: The Innovation of Batteries “Powering” Automotive Manufacturing & Manufacturing Industries

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The Convenience and Innovation of Light Weight Sustainable Power and Energy. Hearing aid manufacturers needed an affordable light weight battery to create a comfortable unit. This innovation cut the cost of storing electrical energy in batteries by 50 percent. Most of the electrical vehicle manufactures have taken notice and it would not surprise me if all electric vehicle manufacturers use zinc air for some portion of their batteries. Manufacturing

What is the Hyperconnected Era & “The Internet Of Things” and What does it Have to Do with Manufacturing & Logistics?

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is our second post in a collaborative blog post series about mobility in manufacturing & logistics along with Catavolt, who helps manufacturing organizations drive operational excellence with mobile apps. We encourage our audience to visit The Catavolt Blog for more relevant posts about mobility in manufacturing for best practices, tips, and great industry insights. This new era brings with it an acceleration of innovation and disruption.

The Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2014

Cerasis

Today, we kick off our annual year end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 7 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , 3PL , Business , Transportation , Freight. Top Manufacturing Blog Posts for 2014. Like last year, reshoring and the idea of a US Manufacturing comeback, or revivial, or rennaisaince (whatever you want to call it) was of huge interest to our readers of the Cerasis blog. Is Manufacturing Really a Good Career Choice?

New Research Finds Customer Experience as Key Driver to Supply Chain Innovation

BluJay Solutions

BluJay and Adelante SCM team up on new research, revealing customer experience as key driver for modern supply chain logistics innovation. In partnership with Adelante SCM, BluJay Solutions has released a research study, “ Competing on Customer Experience: The Driving Force Behind Supply Chain Innovation ,” focusing on the connections between supply chain management innovation, customer experience, technology adoption, and company performance.

Is Google the most innovative supply chain company in the world?

Freightos

The secret behind the innovation is Google X , a lab whose boss has the job title “Captain of Moonshot”, focused on looking at what everyone thinks is impossible and flipping it on its head. Over the past month, we’ve been posting supply chain predictions, brought to you by some of the most creative thinkers in the industry, including Joel Clum of CarrierDirect , Martijn Graat of LogisticsMatter.com and Steve Brady of Supply Chain Innovations Today.

Most Read Manufacturing Articles of 2015

Cerasis

It is that time of year again where we feature the most viewed articles on the Cerasis blog in each of the six main categories we write about: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation Management, and Freight. . Most Read Manufacturing Articles of 2015. We will first start with the top Manufacturing Articles that were published in 2015. It is very clear that the most popular articles in the manufacturing category are mainly focused on technology.

New Research from BluJay Solutions Finds Customer Experience Overtakes Cost as Top Supply Chain Differentiator and Innovation Driver

BluJay Solutions

Report explores the driving forces behind supply chain innovation and priorities. Commissioned by BluJay and conducted by Adelante SCM, in partnership with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), the research explores key topics including customer experience, technology investments, barriers to innovation, partner connectivity, and data in the context of supply chain and logistics innovation.

Is Powerloop Good for the Freight Business with Andrew Kelley

The Logistics of Logistics

1:15] How’d you get into the freight business? 3:07] Tell us about Powerloop and its implications on the freight business. Uber launched Uber Freight a few years ago. Now, Powerloop is the latest offering from Uber Freight. People say that the ELD mandate is the reason that the cost of freight has been surging. Like all innovations, I think having a “customer first” mentality is essential. download the audio file. [0:43]

How Freight Disrupted Itself: The View From Within A Changing Industry

Freightos

How Freight Disrupted Itself. In the last year, a new dynamic has begun to reshape the freight industry. Phil knows his (freight) stuff. In his PhD thesis he developed a product to secure ocean freight rates with financial derivatives. Declining Freight Rates. Phil adds that something else has contributed to declining freight rates. Knowledge is power, and this knowledge is keeping freight rates at low levels. It’s not just freight rates.

Today’s Freight Capacity Crisis: Where Do We Go from Here?

Talking Logistics

More than a year into a freight capacity crisis that shows little sign of weakening, it’s time for all parties involved in logistics and freight transportation to meet this issue head on. Of course, all of this is easier said than done, but new challenges tend to require new strategies and new innovation. Freight Capacity Crisis: How Did We Get Here So Quickly? And then freight volumes took off, which has left everyone struggling to keep up.

Innovation and the Role of TMS for Dangerous Goods

Transplace

Innovation and the Role of TMS for Dangerous Goods. Recently, I had the opportunity to speak at Labelmaster’s Dangerous Goods Symposium , a forum to share the latest in dangerous goods regulatory updates, innovation, training best practices and practical solutions to keep companies up-to-date on the latest hazmat shipping regulations. Chemical manufacturing depends on raw materials that are subject to environmental, political and economic influences.

6 Reasons Why Manufacturers are Embracing the Mobility in Manufacturing Movement

Cerasis

Mobile technology has been embraced by many industries, from healthcare to transportation , but manufacturing has been slow to recognize the benefits of the technology. Recent improvements to network security and affordable applications make mobile more accessible than ever before for the manufacturing industry. The following post is a continuation of our ongoing blog series talking about mobility, connectedness, and the internet of things as it applies to manufacturing.

Manufacturing Labor Productivity: A Vital Metric to Spur for American Manufacturing to Compete

Cerasis

Two weeks ago the Bureau of Labor Statistics handed down some pretty dismal news for American manufacturing—news that was largely overshadowed by the façade of job growth numbers. Yes, American manufacturing is adding jobs. And that’s very dangerous, especially because that decline extends to the manufacturing sector. Manufacturing: A Global Competitive Landscape… Can the US Keep up? Durable manufacturing has been the predominate force behind the steady U.S.

7 Ways to Reduce Carrier Detention Fees and How Digital Yard Management Can Help

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All carriers mentioned liability concerns related to either the freight or the drivers who are on shipper/consignee property, according to the report. Freight may be ready early for pickup. Pre-stage freight on shipping dock. Palletize freight.

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A Big Win – Hiring Veterans for Manufacturing Careers

Cerasis

Hiring veterans is the focus of the Get Skills to Work coalition, a collaboration sponsored by General Electric that combines manufacturers, educational institutions, and veterans advocates to prepare our soldiers for manufacturing careers. By helping veterans qualify and get hired for new manufacturing careers, we can close the skills gap and enhance America’s advanced manufacturing sector.” Manufacturing manufacturing careers

5 Sweeping Technologies Rapidly Changing Paradigms & Execution of Manufacturing Processes

Cerasis

This post concludes our two part series on the “Changing Face of Manufacturing.” ” In this series, we first wrote about how manufacturers are now looking at total landed costs when deciding where they will place manufacturing facilities. However, as noted in a recent report by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation , the reshoring of facilities, doesn’t necessarily mean new jobs.

3 Keys to Winning the Manufacturing Talent Battle

Cerasis

SDI Clarity is a a professional services firm specializing in innovation in the areas of Strategy, Demand Generation, Learning, Talent Development, and Organizational Change. The dramatic economic swings have heavily impacted virtually every business sector, especially manufacturing. Unfortunately, the recent surge has now led to a somewhat unforeseen and challenging problem… a shortage of capable people to get the work done and a looming manufacturing talent battle.