Chainalytics Wins Award for Delivering Sustainability-Minded Freight Procurement Strategy

CHAINalytics

The award recognizes the company’s innovative transportation procurement work for one of the world’s leading coffee manufacturers and retailers.

5 Ways to Make Your Manufacturing Plant More Sustainable in the Age of COVID-19

DELMIA Quintiq

This classification extends to the manufacturing facilities and personnel keeping us fed and supplied. Doing more with less is more critical in manufacturing than ever. Manufacturers of medical and cleaning supplies, as well as the specialists overseeing trucking, delivery and logistics companies, might have to make do with limited supplies and labor. They might even find themselves conscripted into manufacturing essential products under the Defense Production Act.

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Manufacturing ERP Plays a Key Role for Sustainability

QAD

Sustainability has become increasingly important in recent years and is now a vital component of many organizations’ social, economic and environmental efforts. Other recent examples include Mercedes-Benz’s pilot project for using blockchain to track CO2 emissions and Perrier’s program winners for developing sustainable and circular packaging solutions. The Sustainability Movement in Business and Manufacturing. How Does an ERP System Support Sustainability?

Sustainable Logistics: Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics

Cerasis

WorldShipping.org cites data from The Network for Transit and the Environment that shows that measured by grams/kg/km air freight as the largest carbon footprint impact and steamships as the lowest. Creating more sustainable logistics is even more important for the trucking industry. While trucks have a smaller carbon footprint/kg/km than air freight, the enormous volume of truck freight explains why reducing the carbon footprint is a priority goal.

Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015

Cerasis

Now is the Time for Manufacturing to Look at Logistics Efficiency. By employing proper freight accounting , through freight payment, auditing, and consolidation services, within a TMS solution, a shipper can go from paying $11 per freight invoice, all the way down to only 5 to 10% of the $11, according to Inbound Logistics magazine. Manufacturing seems heading for a long awaited comeback. Manufacturing manufacturing tips

Sustainability in Logistics Industry

20Cube Logistics

Freight forwarders and logistics providers are constantly building on new technologies to sustain in this competitive market. Need for sustainability in logistics. To achieve sustainability in logistics, one requires transparency and integrity as fundamental building blocks.

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

Cerasis

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. Who Needs Lean Manufacturing? A company in need of lean manufacturing practices tends to be easy to identify, typically displaying multiple of the following symptoms of operational deficiency: Inventory amasses in buffer stocks. Manufacturing lean manufacturing

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7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

Talking Logistics

In the last decade, many companies, especially those with manufacturing operations, have evolved direct materials sourcing from an administrative function to a strategic procurement process. Transportation has followed the same evolutionary pattern, moving upstream from day-to-day freight transactions to an integral component of top-level corporate planning and procurement strategy. Disaggregate freight spend data. When analyzing freight spend, the devil is in the details.

The Changing Face of Manufacturing: How US Manufacturers are Looking Homeward

Cerasis

This is the first post in a two part series on the “Changing Face of Manufacturing.” ” We have many manufacturing shipper customers, and we love to create content of value for them on such subjects as best practices in logistics or trends around the supply chain. This series’s aim is to educate on what we see coming down the pipeline in the world of manufacturing. Remember, realism & optimism breed sustainability!).

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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Sustainable Logistics Practices Can Serve as a Differentiator for CPG Brands

Zipline Logistics

Sustainability is an often-discussed concept that can be a reliable source of differentiation for CPG manufacturers. And sustainability has become a standout issue for many US consumers. But sustainable logistics practices can have a profound effect on your brand.

Chainalytics Reduces Cost and Carbon Emissions through Packaging Optimization for Consumer Packaged Goods Manufacturer

CHAINalytics

Implementing a New Packaging Solution, Chainalytics Provides Razor Manufacturer Savings and Sustainability Improvements Packaging, while easy to overlook, has a profound impact across the entire supply chain, for it touches almost every aspect of the organization. In The News Packaging Optimization LTL Freight Sustainability Thermoform insert

How Freight & Transportation Data Can Trim Your Transportation Spend

Cerasis

When you want to drive down your logistics and transportation spend, the very first thing that you need is freight and transportation data. Accurate freight and transportation data is particularly important. Seizing control of freight and transportation spend can improve operating income by five to 10 percent, and boost stock prices by 10 to 20 percent, according to an Accenture study, From a Shipper’s Market to a Carrier’s Market. Freight Invoicing Reports.

The Top 7 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2017

Cerasis

Today, we kick off our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation Management , Freight. Top Manufacturing Blog Posts for 2017. This year there was a major focus on the upcoming trends, emerging technology, and sustainability. Although we are a 3PL who supports manufacturers who ship, the more information we provide, the better off we all are.

Easier than reducing carbon footprint – 5 Steps to make a dent in the Huge and Hidden Cost of CPG Sustainability

Cerasis

WorldShipping.org cites data from The Network for Transit and the Environment that shows that measured by grams/kg/km air freight as the largest carbon footprint impact and steamships as the lowest. According to the American Trucking Association, in the USA trucks move 11 billion tons of freight each year; deliver 100 percent of all consumer products and 70 percent of all freight tonnage ; and deliver to the 80 percent of U.S.

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.

Purolator wins Third-Party Logistics Sustainability Award for its work with Echo Global Logistics

Supply Chain Network

Purolator, Canada’s leading integrated freight and parcel solutions provider, is pleased to announce that it was recently awarded Logistics Quarterly’s 2011 Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Sustainability Award for demonstrating leadership in sustainable supply chain practices. Purolator received the prestigious award at Logistics Quarterly’s Sustainability Study and Awards Symposium held in Toronto on July 14.

[PODCAST] Decarbonization in Freight is Coming: Discussing the Impacts with Peter Tirschwell of the Journal Of Commerce

Cerasis

Freight & Sustainability Resources Green Is the New Black: Why Green Manufacturing & Sustainability Matter Read the Blog Easier than reducing carbon footprint – 5 Steps to make a dent in the Huge and Hidden Cost of CPG Sustainability Read.read More. The post [PODCAST] Decarbonization in Freight is Coming: Discussing the Impacts with Peter Tirschwell of the Journal Of Commerce appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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.

Sustainable Logistics: Making the Last Mile Eco-Friendly!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Sustainable logistics solutions like recycling and reusing delivery packaging are affordable ways for online businesses to make same-day deliveries eco-friendly and satisfy their customer base. This article is the first in a series on creating sustainable logistics for last-mile delivery. Sustainable Logistics: Recycled and Reusable Packaging. Natural Delivery manufactures packaging material made of all-natural, recyclable materials. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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.

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

Manufacturers usually define supply chain costs using the total cost of ownership. Most manufacturers aim at creating the most optimum supply chain for their organizations. Since these internal costs can significantly increase the total cost of supply, manufacturers should have the right method to identify and quantify them to avoid making purchase decisions based on inaccurate or incomplete data. What is Supply chain costs?

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

Manufacturers usually define supply chain costs using the total cost of ownership. Most manufacturers aim at creating the most optimum supply chain for their organizations. Since these internal costs can significantly increase the total cost of supply, manufacturers should have the right method to identify and quantify them to avoid making purchase decisions based on inaccurate or incomplete data. What is Supply chain costs?

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

Manufacturers usually define supply chain costs using the total cost of ownership. Most manufacturers aim at creating the most optimum supply chain for their organizations. Since these internal costs can significantly increase the total cost of supply, manufacturers should have the right method to identify and quantify them to avoid making purchase decisions based on inaccurate or incomplete data. What is Supply chain costs?

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

Cerasis

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. 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

4 KPIs to Measure the Success of Your New Sustainability Strategy

AFFLINK

Whether you're trying to keep up with customer expectations or align with new industry standards, implementing a sustainability program is an absolute must. The go-to solution often becomes determining the success of sustainability programs based qualitative measurements, rather than quantitative. Could alternative sustainable products be implemented? Less-than-truckload ( LTL ) freight classification is a shipment based on the density of the products shipped.

Greg Lehmkuhl Named President of Con-Way Freight

Supply Chain Network

Gregory (Greg) Lehmkuhl has been named President of Con-way Freight Inc., president and CEO, who has served as interim President of Con-way Freight since August 2010. Greg Lehmkuhl’s team-building experience and management skills have been instrumental in returning operating stability and profitability to Con-way Freight,” said Stotlar. “He These strengths will serve him well as he assumes the leadership reins at Con-way Freight.”. Con-way Inc.

Supply Chain And Logistics Trends That Could Be Big In 2020

Logistics Bureau

Instead, it continues, to include the entire lifecycle of a product, from sourcing of raw materials, to the return and recycling of the product, and reintroduction of recycled materials into the manufacturing or production process. Firstly, many companies are reaching more advanced levels of maturity in sustainability and greening the supply chain. Meanwhile, more third-party agencies and organisations, including governments, are pushing the sustainability agenda.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

Sustainability : Will the climate change agreement reached at the COP21 meeting in Paris this past weekend change supply chains in 2016? Countries and companies that have already embraced sustainability will continue to lead the way, while everyone else will wait for binding laws and regulations to emerge before taking meaningful action. So, the ball is in the court of those industries and their governing bodies to come up with their own sustainability goals and plans.

How Logistics, Manufacturing, and Production Operations are solving the same Supply Chain problems

ThroughPut

ThroughPut spent most of Q4 working with production, logistics, and manufacturing operations. Hitting your targets is everything in operations, manufacturing, drilling, production, logistics, and hands-on blue-collar work. As Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez highlighted during a recent interview with a Yemeni-American JFK employee, America’s supply chain for every operation that utilizes air freight was at the mercy of the government.

The Tesla Semi Truck Will Change Freight

Freightos

The Tesla Semi Truck Will Change Freight. Freight innovation frequently focuses on moving data better – like visibility, eBookings , and the new generation of forwarders and brokers. Which is why one of technology’s most respected minds is now fundamentally overhauling land freight (and he’s not just stopping at an electric truck). Many major truck manufacturers are now investing in electric rigs, with one projection having them reaching a 25% market share by 2025.

10 Issues Keeping Manufacturers and Distributors Up At Night for 2015

Cerasis

As we get settled into this new year, we thought we’d share observations from conversations we’ve had with manufacturers and distributors recently. In fact, in order to combat these ever pressing issues and competition, we recently shared our insights on trends for 2015 facing manufacturers and distributors on the Cisco-Eagle Blog. Rather than Count Sheep, Manufacturers and Distributors Should Face these Issues. Manufacturers are also doing more to influence end-customers.

Made in China 2025 Promises a Manufacturing Revolution

Elementum

Manufacturing Agendas: So Hot Right Now. China has joined the manufacturing revolution party. At the end of May the Ministry of Industry and Telecommunications Technology announced the introduction of China’s own manufacturing legislation: Made In China 2025. With this initiative China hopes to make the full transition from the “world’s factory” to the world’s leading manufacturing powerhouse, both in terms of capacity and innovation. Martin Abegglen/ Flickr.

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The Manufacturing Renaissance: This Ain’t Your Grandpappy’s Manufacturing Industry

Cerasis

Manufacturing Renaissance?…… This sounds like a comparison to warring civilizations; however, this concept remains applicable to the manufacturing industry of modernity. Over the past 200 years, the US has grown from a small cluster of theologically-driven townships into the greatest manufacturing entity in the world. Yet, many politicians, economic analysts, and skilled workers continue a call to arms to save the stereotypes of an archaic manufacturing industry.

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

Cerasis

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. Today’s article showcases the power of 3D Printing in Manufacturing through illustrations, culminating at the bottom in a full infographic. .