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Will COVID-19 Lead to More U.S. Manufacturing?

Talking Logistics

Will the COVID-19 crisis lead more companies to manufacture and source their products and materials from the United States instead of China and other countries? Manufacturing? Manufacturing? appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Global Trade Industry Trends China COVID-19 global trade Indago local sourcing reshoring US manufacturing

Is Single Sourcing, or Sole Sourcing, Dead?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Lockdowns have resulted in the temporary closure of Manufacturing and Distribution facilities and discontinuation of Logistics and transportation modes. In many cases the use of single sourcing, or sole sourcing, Procurement strategies has limited the ability for Supply Chains to access alternate sources of supply and more rapidly support higher than normal demand levels. What is Single Sourcing or Sole Sourcing? procurement #purchasing #sourcing.

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How COVID – 19 Might Shape the Future of China Sourcing and Manufacture

Logistics Bureau

COVID-19 and the Future of China Sourcing and Manufacture. The disruption to global supply chains caused by Beijing’s decision to close factories and lock down cities to contain COVID-19 has jolted Western companies into rejigging their supply chains, with economists predicting that globalisation as we know it will never be the same again. But global dependence on Chinese manufacturing is mind-boggling…. Alternative Manufacturing Hubs: Asia’s Promise.

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. These individuals are ultimately helping to turn the tide in the global pandemic. 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.

The Top 5 Reasons You Need a Transportation Sourcing Solution

Talking Logistics

However, if your role is managing the movement of widgets from point A to point B, or multiple points, the freight procurement task before you can be labor intensive and time consuming — unless you use a technology solution specifically designed for transportation sourcing. Here are the top five reasons you need a transportation sourcing solution: 1. Freight sourcing is as unique and complex as the transportation industry itself.

Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

The recent announcement by Google-owned Motorola Mobility that all new Moto X smartphones sold in the US will be manufactured in Texas, highlights the continued importance of the global supply chain and role of freight forwarders and logistics services providers (LSPs) in successful local sourcing strategies. Subscribe to our blog to receive the full blog series via email and stay informed about the latest global logistics news and insight. .

Global Supply Chain Recovery Dependent On A Vaccine

Supply Chain Shaman

The global economy rebound from COVID-19 hinges on the discovery and manufacture of an effective vaccine. However, supply chain leaders well understand that drug discovery, manufacturing, and distribution are all necessary to deliver the vaccine to a willing arm. The global supply chain recovery depends on a vaccine, but I expect the distribution cycle to be longer than the discovery phase. Rethink Manufacturing. When There Is A Vaccine Think Global.

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Five Things I Have Learned About Global Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

Regional supply chain companies are attempting to define global requirements. They are well versed in requirements for regional supply chain planning, but they are attempting to redefine their processes and be more global. Initially companies believe regional planning systems easily adapt to become global, but they quickly learn otherwise and hit roadblocks. Five Lessons in Building Global Planning Organizations.

The Pros and Cons: International and Domestic Sourcing

Unleashed

It’s easy to oversimplify the differences between sourcing for parts locally or internationally. When considering where to purchase from, the prevailing idea seems to be that domestic sourcing allows for better control and shorter lead time, but international sourcing is more cost-effective. Let’s compare the strengths and weaknesses of both international and domestic sourcing options. International Sourcing. Reaping the benefits of international sourcing.

Manufacturers bouncing back after COVID using low-code technology

TrackVia

The COVID-19 pandemic continues impacting manufacturers in an unprecedented way, globally hitting demand, supply, and workforce at the same time. The global manufacturing and supply chain ecosystems have been among the hardest-hit sectors by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Future is Now: Why these 5 Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Trends will Dominate 2018

Cerasis

Over the next two years, manufacturers are set to invest more than $250 billion in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and the use of technology to improve manufacturing will only increase. It is almost impossible to define the exact amount manufacturers will invest in technologies over the coming year, but they are moving toward more sustainable, cost-effective practices. in manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, and transportation management.

Podcast: Rob O’Byrne on Digital Transformation, Sustainability, and Diversification in Sourcing

Requis

Supply chain and logistics consultant, educator, and podcast host Rob O’Byrne has over 40 years of supply chain experience. He has been helping companies design more profitable supply chains for over 25 years, most of them as founder and CEO of Logistics Bureau.

How manufacturers optimize their inventories

ToolsGroup

Editor’s Note: Microsoft’s Colin Masson, Global Industry Director of Manufacturing Solutions (that's him on the left), sat down with me to discuss how manufacturers optimize their inventories. Colin: What are some of the global trends currently impacting demand modeling, supply chain planning, and supply variability? But that’s not the only shift in manufacturing. So, the biggest piece of an implementation can be cleaning up the source data.

6 Manufacturing Trends to Watch Out for in 2016

Cerasis

As we close the year of 2015, we want to take a look at some manufacturing trends for 2016. We look at 6 core areas that manufacturing companies will take a long look at as they gear up for a successful 2016. E-Commerce for Manufacturing. The Internet’s large-scale global penetration has spawned an increasingly large number of technology and web-savvy consumers, creating a huge opportunity for both industrial manufacturers and their end customers.

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The Influence of IoT: How it’s Transforming Global Logistics

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The Influence of IoT: How it’s Transforming Global Logistics|Transportfolio. More specifically, it’s impacting the logistics world and global supply chains. Third parties, carriers, and drivers interact with the manufacturer, suppliers, DCs, retailers, and customers as products move. Navisphere Driver App is part of our Navisphere global technology platform , which integrates with almost any structured data file or ERP.

How manufacturers optimize their inventories

ToolsGroup

Editor’s Note: Microsoft’s Colin Masson, Global Industry Director of Manufacturing Solutions (that's him on the left), sat down with me to discuss how manufacturers optimize their inventories. Colin: What are some of the global trends currently impacting demand modeling, supply chain planning, and supply variability? But that’s not the only shift in manufacturing. So, the biggest piece of an implementation can be cleaning up the source data.

Navigating the Ever-Changing Global Trade Landscape

Talking Logistics

You can’t go a day without seeing global trade in the news, whether it’s new tariffs, trade agreements, NAFTA, BREXIT, or similar items. It’s one thing to read about these hot topics, however, it’s quite another to navigate the consequences for supply chain and logistics professionals. How does global trade content help with this process? What’s Happening in Global Trade? I started our discussion by asking what is currently happening in global trade.

Procurement Logistics: What Is It & Where Do Logistics Providers Fit In?

Cerasis

For example, transportation management often focuses on the journey of products after manufacturing. Although procurement logistics might sound like it involves the purchasing of manufactured products , it is much more involved. The Definition of Procurement Logistics. The simplest way to think of procurement logistics is the procurement of materials needed to manufacture products. Where Do Logistics Providers Come Into Play With Procurement Logistics?

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.

A Truth About Global Transportation: It Happens Locally

Talking Logistics

As shippers of all sizes expand their global sourcing, manufacturing, and distribution operations, they have to navigate the complexities involved with global transportation management. What are the main challenges global shippers face today? “It It depends on who you are as a company,” said Mike Skinner, Vice President at CLX Logistics , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics.

Keeping Sustainability at the Forefront of Packaging Manufacturing

QAD

No manufacturer would be blamed if they put operational sustainability plans on the back burner during the current environment. Yet it seems sustainability will surely survive this moment, which means manufacturers must stay vigilant. .

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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5 Things to Know About U.S.-Mexico Logistics

Talking Logistics

It has been further spurred by the trend of nearshoring over the last decade, as American companies have relocated their manufacturing facilities to Mexico to take advantage of a skilled workforce, improving infrastructure, and proximity to the United States. Assuming current trends hold, and NAFTA remains largely intact, here are five things to consider when managing cross-border logistics between the United States and Mexico: 1.

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Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

Google did not acquire a third-party logistics (3PL) company or a logistics software vendor. Making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target. How will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in light of this cheap oil environment? The Case for Competing on Logistics Talent. What Role Does Global Trade Data Play in Today’s Supply Chains?

How Your Warehouse Can Navigate Costly Global Supply Chain Disruptions

OneSCM

With over 17,000 infections and more than 300 deaths, recent news about the outbreak of the coronavirus in China has grabbed attention from a global audience, including supply chain and logistics managers. Due to the virus, factories and logistics hubs at the epicenter in China’s Wuhan region have shut down and with it, many of the world’s largest intermediate manufactured product exporters are stalled.

How to Sustain a Lean Culture in Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Cerasis

At Flextronics in Milpitas, CA, judges from outside of the Flextronics organization also contribute to the nature of Flex’s global lean competition. LEAN, Supply Chain Optimization, Logistics, Warehouse and Cost Reduction Consultant. Twitter Google+ LinkedIn The post How to Sustain a Lean Culture in Manufacturing & Supply Chain appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Lean Manufacturing Supply Chain lean culture

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Global Chemical Company Uses PINC YMS to Cut $1.5 Million in Detention and Demurrage Fees

PINC

is a global chemical company that makes performance chemicals used by the oil refinery, agricultural, automotive, energy, and consumer electronics industries. the manufacturer’s logistics operation includes 63 global warehouses and 47 contract manufacturing locations. As a result, it struggled with numerous logistical and supply chain issues, including no single source of truth for data and insights.

Four Critical Steps for CPG Manufacturers to Compete After a Crisis

DynaSys

The same concept works for business and manufacturing. As the world sorts through life with COVID-19 and trying to plan for the aftermath, many Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) manufacturers and suppliers are developing and implementing risk management policies and procedures.

Where Does Cuba Rank in Logistics?

Talking Logistics

All this talk about Cuba, however, sparked a question for me this week: Where does Cuba rank in logistics? The answer, according to the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index (LPI) , is near the bottom of the list. Source: Adelante SCM based on World Bank LPI data. The logistics performance (LPI) is the weighted average of the country scores on the six key dimensions: Efficiency of the clearance process (i.e., Source: World Bank.

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Logistics KPIs Case Study: Whirlpool’s Supply Chain and Logistics Success Driven by Effective KPI Implementation

Cerasis

We conclude our ongoing series in talking about effective KPI management by giving you a real live Logistics KPIs management case study from Whirlpool's engagement with a logistics service level provider. The Reiterated Importance of Understanding and Managing KPIs in Business and Logistics Management. We hope the following case study shows you the proverbial proof in the pudding of effective Logistics KPIs management. . What core Logistics KPIs would you track?

Coronavirus Exposes Global Supply Chain Fragility!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Given that the epicentre of the Coronavirus is China, the leading manufacturing output country in the world, and given that the virus is cropping up all over the world, every industry and its associated Supply Chain is impacted. The ramifications for global supply disruption are enormous, and growing. How should Supply Chain leaders be responding to mitigate the impacts and manage through this latest global crisis? All of this is now being consider a global pandemic.

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Global Supply Chains and the Coronavirus

Enterra Insights

The consequences of the coronavirus outbreak are being felt throughout the global economy, with stock markets tumbling and companies beginning to to worry about their supply chains. Global supply chains are being affected. ” Richard Wilding ( @SupplyChainProf ), a Professor of Supply Chain Strategy at Cranfield School of Management, notes, “This is a major disruptive event with global implications for supply chains.

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Unlocking the Value in Blockchain for Logistics

Cerasis

The value in blockchain for logistics is about more than just retaining information. Blockchain technology builds value in the supply chain through better transparency and process standardization, but it holds additional value through new logistics services and business models. Supply Chain Leaders May Underestimate the Value in Blockchain for Logistics The modern logistics industry includes more than 500,000 trucking companies in the U.S., Blockchain Logistics

Data and Digitization in Manufacturing

Enterra Insights

Manufacturing has been the lifeblood of the global economy for hundreds of years. Because manufacturers have historically moved factories to regions featuring cheap labor and few regulatory restrictions (sometimes referred to as outsourcing or offshoring), a misconception has arisen about the importance manufacturing to national economies. ”[1] Manufacturing becomes even more relevant to advanced economies thanks to data and digitization.

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Can circular supply chains help solve our global waste problem?

DELMIA Quintiq

According to a study by the World Bank’s Urban Development department, it’s estimated that our global society produces over two billion tons of waste every year. One of the main reasons so much waste is generated globally is that 99% of the materials that flow through our manufacturing systems wind up in the trash within six months, according to Paul Hawken’s book, Natural Capitalism. The post Can circular supply chains help solve our global waste problem?

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