Montreal-based ENERGY Transportation Group opens Chattanooga office

The Supply Chain Journal

On Tuesday , ENERGY Transportation Group, an asset-based third-party logistics firm headquartered in Montreal, announced the opening of its brokerage division in Chattanooga, Tennessee, furthering its penetration into the North American transportation ecosystem.

Failure to launch: Workhorse Group ousts CEO as production delays escalate

The Supply Chain Journal

Quarter after quarter of missed production targets finally caught up with Workhorse Group CEO Duane Hughes, ousted Thursday at the electric delivery van maker and replaced by auto industry veteran Rick Dauch. Postal Service Workhorse Group

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Medical Manufacturing Under Pressure: How Encompass Group Is Responding to COVID-19

Demand Solutions

Even many medical manufacturing companies are wondering how they can help. When COVID-19 first broke out, Demand Solutions customer Encompass Group decided not to sit on the sidelines. Why Partnerships Are Key to Medical Manufacturing in a Global Crisis.

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EC Sourcing Group Expands its Leadership Team

EC Sourcing Group

Sourcing Industry Veteran, Paul Martyn, joins EC Sourcing Group’s Leadership Team. EC Sourcing Group Expands its Leadership Team: Procurement and strategic sourcing technology company, EC Sourcing Group, welcomes industry veteran, Paul Martyn, to its executive leadership team.

Rev Group Partners with Consus Global to Drive Supply Chain Efficiencies

ivalua

REV Group embarked on its sourcing and procurement transformation earlier this year, which included four appointments to REV’s global sourcing and supply chain team, representing the Fire & Emergency, Commercial and Recreation segments. ABOUT REV GROUP, INC.

Short squeeze? Workhorse Group stock again a retail trader plaything

The Supply Chain Journal

Until a reversal on Friday, the share price of Workhorse Group ( NASDAQ: WKHS ) had been skyrocketing, adding 59% to its value in the past two months. Postal Service UPS Workhorse Group

How Industry Group Collaboration Drives Sustainability Improvement

SupplyShift

In 2020, over 1,700 manufacturers (worth close to $1 trillion of consumer products sales) used TSC’s THESIS (The Sustainability Insight System), a platform for retailers and brands to communicate sustainability performance information.

Scandinavian Tobacco Group Goes Live with Ivalua’s Platform to Accelerate Procurement Digital Transformation

ivalua

Massy, France 05 July , 2021 – Ivalua, a leading provider of global Spend Management Cloud solutions, today announced that Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) has selected and implemented its platform as the foundation for its procurement digital transformation.

These are the 2018 Manufacturing Trends That will Drive 2.1% Growth In American Manufacturing

GlobalTranz

Manufacturing is on the cusp of an explosion in growth and innovation in 2018. These facts set the stage for exponential manufacturing growth in 2018. Supply chain executives need to take a few moments to learn more about the top 2018 manufacturing trends that will make it possible. Check Out the Top 2018 Manufacturing Trends. Reshoring is expected to be a major driving force and one of the most important of the 2018 manufacturing trends. Manufacturing Trends

Industry Groups Welcome Biden’s Supply-Chain Executive Order

Supply Chain Brain

Manufacturing and telecommunications industry groups are celebrating President Biden's order aimed at improving U.S. supply chains to reduce reliance on foreign-made products

Roadmap of Industry Groups – Your Complete Guide to Supply Chain Sustainability Collaboration

SupplyShift

Industry groups are one of the best ways for companies to put their heads together and solve common issues, helping them achieve net-zero supply chain emissions, drive visibility into sub-tier suppliers, and collaborate on any number of ESG compliance issues.

Skillfully Managing Manufacturing Reshoring Projects

GlobalTranz

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. Transferring a manufacturing line from one location back to the U.S.

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.”

Arena Solutions and Trade Compliance Group Announce Partnership to Advance Defense Supply Chain Regulatory Compliance

Arena Solutions

This partnership will accelerate regulated manufacturers’ understanding of United States export control law compliance for International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). About Trade Compliance Group. Foster City, Calif.,

Enabling Innovation Groups To Sell More Effectively to Operations Leaders

ThroughPut

We do it throughout entire industries, enabling leaders to smooth-out their Supply Chains, lean-out their Logistics, optimize their Operations, and maximize their Manufacturing throughput, all with their existing teams and often disaggregated data sources. Whether it is access to data, maneuvering around competing innovation objectives, tracking down actual factory-floor operators, or involving oft-neglected procurement groups, there are internal bottlenecks everywhere.

o9 Solutions Partners with Beluga Group to Enable Next-Generation End-to-End Planning

o9 Solutions

‘Beluga has earned the reputation as a company with a strong technological focus and a thoughtfully designed digital strategy, thanks to powerful high-tech manufacturing and warehouse facilities. ” — Irek Akhmetshin – Head of Planning at Beluga Group.

Join a Special Interest Group Community Meeting at ICON 2021

BlueYonder

One way we do this is through our Special Interest Groups (SIG). At our upcoming customer conference Blue Yonder ICON 2021 , these groups will have the opportunity to meet. The post Join a Special Interest Group Community Meeting at ICON 2021 appeared first on Supply Chain Nation.

Cleanroom Manufacturing Strategies That Pay

IQMS

Bottom Line: Cleanrooms provide the potential for plastics manufacturers to increase the average machine rate per hour, average markups and profit per production run by charging a price premium based on their certifications, compliance and industry expertise. Plastics manufacturers are relying on and investing in cleanrooms to capture new customers and gain a greater share of revenues from existing accounts. Proven Strategies For Improving Cleanroom Manufacturing.

National Food Group Selects BluJay’s Transportation Management for Improved Logistics Execution and Customer Experience

BluJay Solutions

Holland, MI – June 24, 2020 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services, announces that National Food Group has deployed BluJay’s Transportation Management platform for improved execution and customer service. National Food Group (NFG) has been partnering with foodservice professionals since 1990 to provide delicious, on-trend menu items, as well as reliable staples every kitchen needs. About National Food Group.

Climate Change will Drive Manufacturing Innovation

QAD

Manufacturing isn’t exempt from this pressure. The manufacturing industry has adopted “Lean” techniques enthusiastically. Lean is about driving out waste from every aspect of manufacturing. Climate-driven Manufacturing Innovation. Additive Manufacturing.

ERP Sustains Manufacturing during COVID-19

IQMS

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed manufacturers to rapidly shift gears, from addressing work-from-home policies to managing extreme swings in demand and uncertain supply chains. a leading manufacturer headquartered near Cleveland, OH. All Posts Manufacturing Trends & News

How Can Technology be The Game Changer for Your Manufacturing Business?

GlobalTranz

It is perhaps because of the technological advancements and digitization, a blog gets published online and reaches out to a wider group of audience, which might otherwise not have been possible with manual efforts. Coming back to the context of technology, and its significance in helping manufacturing businesses grow, it is to be mentioned that the benefits of adopting the resource are actually productive due to a lot of reasons. Manufacturing Technology

31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats

GlobalTranz

Many off-shore manufacturers have returned to the U.S., And, according to a Boston Consulting Group (BCG) study, 54% of companies with above one billion in revenues are now considering reshoring. Those changes, along with high costs of transporting materials and finished goods to and from overseas locations, make the value of reshoring likely to become a compelling financial reality for many manufacturers. Engineering isn’t disconnected from manufacturing.

Working with USC Consulting Group – The Experienced Operations Management Firm (video)

USC Consulting Group

At USC Consulting Group, we are an experienced operations management firm that is proud to say we’ve been in business for more than 50 years.

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

GlobalTranz

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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Manufacturing Gains From Machine Learning

IQMS

Improving semiconductor manufacturing yields up to 30%, reducing scrap rates, and optimizing fab operations is achievable with machine learning. Bottom line: Machine learning algorithms, applications, and platforms are helping manufacturers find new business models, fine-tune product quality, and optimize manufacturing operations to the shop floor level. New products are proliferating in manufacturing today, and delivery windows are tightening.

RFID and IoT Providing Double Benefits for Automotive Manufacturers

GlobalTranz

RFID, which usually comes in the form of a miniscule chip that utilizes radio waves in the identification and tracking of specific people, objects, tools or vehicles, offers a number of benefits to the manufacturing industry in general. RFID and IoT Providing Double Benefits for Automotive Manufacturers. Fields Automotive Group is using RFID technology to identify repeat customers as they arrive for regular maintenance or special service. Automotive Aftermarket Manufacturin

5 Reasons Why Manufacturers Who Focus on Customer Experience Will Win

GlobalTranz

Manufacturers have always struggled to know their customers. Unfortunately, this means manufacturers face an even greater challenge, as more customers translate into greater use of customer service. But, our predictions’ post noted how manufacturers are having trouble with transforming customer input into responsiveness and enhancements to the customer experience. But, how do manufacturers turn their focus to the customer experience? Manufacturing

The Industrial Internet of Things, Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Logistics: Where Are We & Where Are We Going?

GlobalTranz

Furthermore, the IoT is directly linked to better risk management programs in manufacturing too, explains Industry Week. Fleet or transportation management is another aspect of manufacturing reaping the rewards of the IoT. Transportation management systems are evolving to include information before products were even shipped, such as manufacturing or warehousing data. Internet of Things Logistics Manufacturing Supply Chain Technology

Transforming the manufacturing supply chain with MEIO

ToolsGroup

Microsoft’s Bill Moffett and I collaborated on an introductory blog on MEIO for manufacturing businesses. On a much larger scale, manufacturers can forfeit working capital by keeping large amounts of inventory on hand to help satisfy wide-ranging customer demand. Many manufacturers’ supply chains struggle to face the modern challenges of volatile demand. These manufacturing challenges create the need for a more modern approach to inventory optimization.

10 Ways Machine Learning Can Improve Manufacturing Today

IQMS

to $2T in supply-chain management and manufacturing. By 2021, 20% of leading manufacturers will rely on embedded intelligence, using AI, IoT, and blockchain applications to automate processes and increase execution times by up to 25% according to IDC. Machine learning improves product quality up to 35% in discrete manufacturing industries, according to Deloitte. to $2 in supply-chain management and manufacturing. 7T value to manufacturers.

Manufacturing and Covid-19: 11 Major Reports Summarised

Unleashed

Track the impact of Covid-19 on manufacturing and wholesale businesses around the world. Granular review of the Covid-19 outbreak’s effects on every manufacturing and wholesale industry subdivision in Australia and New Zealand. All manufacturing & wholesale.

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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What challenges must today’s automotive manufacturers overcome?

DELMIA Quintiq

Some of the most innovative developments currently being delivered by automotive manufacturers include new drive technologies, autonomous driving and connected cars. The assembly line sets the pace in automotive manufacturing. Production controllers generally have differing responsibilities, analyzing and optimizing groups of machines in isolation rather than in conjunction with other machines or even plants in the chain. Automotive Manufacturing

Watch: Will Biden’s Task Force Bring Manufacturing Back to the U.S.?

Supply Chain Brain

Kristi Zentner and Heather Marks, attorneys in the Customs, Imports & Trade Remedies Practice Group of Cozen O’Connor, discuss how the recommendations of Biden’s supply chain task force might lead to real progress toward the return of domestic manufacturing of critical supplies