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. They’ve ramped up their medical manufacturing output in ways that will benefit not only their home state of Georgia, but the entire country. That’s why this medical manufacturing company produces a wide range of products to help make treatment and care safer and more sanitary.

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

Cerasis

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

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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.

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

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.

Brewers Supply Group Selects BluJay’s Transportation Management to Deliver Best-in-class Service for Customers

BluJay Solutions

22, 2020 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of global supply chain software and services, announces that Brewers Supply Group, Inc., Brewers Supply Group (BSG), a one-stop shop for craft brewing, distilling, winery, cidery, and homebrew retailing ingredient needs, sought a transportation management system (TMS) that would provide immediate benefits and scale quickly to match its rapid growth. About Brewers Supply Group.

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

Cerasis

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

AGCO: Driving a Digital Manufacturing Transformation

Supply Chain Shaman

While many employers would have penalized the employees for tablet breakage , Peggy explored the world of wearables to enable her digital manufacturing transformation. AGCO’s culture of innovation policy deployment enabled employees to pioneer a technology solution for manufacturing. is a publicly held $7B global corporation focused on the manufacturing and distribution of high-tech solutions—tractors, harvest equipment and implements– for professional farmers.

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. Cited: 2018 KPMG Global Manufacturing Outlook study.

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.

31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats

Cerasis

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.

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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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. Lean thinking helps manufacturers consume less of everything, from packaging and raw materials to energy. Climate-driven Manufacturing Innovation. But what technologies could help smaller, and less-funded manufacturers make an impact? Additive Manufacturing.

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.

RFID and IoT Providing Double Benefits for Automotive Manufacturers

Cerasis

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

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. In the process, it has highlighted an aspect of manufacturing ERP that is not as visible in more normal times— business continuity. Never in the history of ERP have we seen it play a bigger role in the continuance of manufacturing operations around the world. All Posts Manufacturing Trends & News

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.

5 Reasons Why Manufacturers Who Focus on Customer Experience Will Win

Cerasis

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

Lean Manufacturing

LeanCor

3 Tools to Apply Lean Manufacturing Principles. We often find companies (and suppliers to those companies) are skeptical of implementing lean manufacturing principles. Although the application of lean is virtually inexhaustible, here are three tools leveraging lean manufacturing principles to help you get started. The value stream map is a tool used in both lean manufacturing that is used to identify waste. By: Michael Burchett.

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

Cerasis

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

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

Are Industry 4.0 and Lean Manufacturing Mutually Exclusive?

USC Consulting Group

Lean manufacturing and Industry 4.0 According to a recent research report spearheaded by IndustryWeek, lean manufacturing systems is a major priority among manufacturers in the U.S. So if lean manufacturing aims to reduce operational expenses, while Industry 4.0

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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. Roy Morgan Special Report: Coronavirus hits Manufacturing, Wholesale and Recreation & Personal industries hard. All manufacturing & wholesale. Article: COVID-19: UK car manufacturing to see major impact. All manufacturing.

Stop the Single Customer Mindset: Modern Ways to Promote a Manufacturing Business

Cerasis

Editor's Note: This is a quick primer on the things small to medium size manufacturing companies can follow to promote their business. We write content for manufacturers and those around the supply chain industry in logistics, transportation, and more. Manufacturing: With Running a Manufacturing Business.There is A Lot to Focus On. For manufacturers, it is never a good idea to stay in the single-customer mindset. Manufacturing Marketing

4 Best Ways Manufacturers Can Perfect Their Supply Chain

USC Consulting Group

Leading the way — and defying the odds — are manufacturers. Yet with COVID-19 and product shortages still a reality, some manufacturers are wondering what they can do to improve their supply chain resiliency to prepare for present and future disruption. In a separate poll conducted by the ISM, purchasing managers at some of the largest manufacturing companies expressed ongoing unease about future shocks to their supply chain while they scramble to remedy current shortages.

Structuring Your Demand Planning Group to Make its Greatest Contribution

Supply Chain Nation

Whether you are contemplating creating a demand planning group within your company, or questioning whether your current demand planning is as functional as possible, Part 2 of this 4-part series is aimed to help you navigate the hurdles of structuring your organization and its supported processes, so as to ensure your demand planning group is established and organized for its greatest chance of success. Likewise, for a manufacturer, their retail customers own the sales forecasts.

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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3 Technologies Transforming Modern Manufacturing Techniques

USC Consulting Group

Manufacturing has helped lead the way, with the industry contributing $2.2 trillion to the nation’s gross domestic product in 2016 and over 85% of small-business manufacturers confident that the good times will continue for the foreseeable future, according to the National Association of Manufacturers’ most recently updated outlook survey. Largely fueling these improvements is the rise of modern manufacturing. What makes manufacturing techniques advanced?

The Expected Growth of Manufacturing Technology Investments!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Manufacturing technology helps power forward the industry into areas it has never been before. It can also help cover every section of your manufacturing process that you could even think of. Manufacturing technology can also assist you with key issues that come about in your quality control process. So are there any perceived downsides to a company investing in manufacturing technology? Growth of Manufacturing Linked to a Loss of Manufacturing Jobs?

A Global Shift for Manufacturers: Industries with Increased Demand

USC Consulting Group

However, with manufacturers and supply chains across the world reeling with the ongoing problems the pandemic has presented, we are seeing a definite shift in the ways business is conducted. Manufacturing. As a result, manufacturers are shifting to domestic sources.

Supply Chain Agenda of Alessandro de Luca, SVP at Merck Group

Supply Chain Movement

Alessandro de Luca, Senior Vice President, Head of Global Supply Network Operations at Merck Group. I am responsible for the end-to-end global supply chain for Merck Serono, the group’s pharmaceutical division. It involves supply planning, distribution and warehousing, demand planning, country customer service and contract manufacturing operations (CMO) for all brands within the pharma division, which has a turnover of Euro 6 billion per year.”.

‘Princes pursues transparency with Napolina QR codes’ – Food Manufacture

Provenance

In the first of our projects to go live as a part of our partnership with the Princes Group , you can now find their supply chain and impact information opened up for customers to access at the point-of-sale.

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HCL Tech signs global alliance agreement with JDA Software Group

Supply Chain Network

From IIFL: “HCL Technologies, a leading global IT services provider, announced today that it has signed a global alliance agreement with the JDA Software Group, Inc, leader in supply chain management. This announcement expands HCL’s existing relationship with JDA thereby extending HCL’s offerings in professional services for industries such as retail, manufacturing, CPG and life sciences for the Americas and the Europe.

Should My Organization Have a Demand Planning Group?

Supply Chain Nation

Having a group that is well organized and well positioned will increase the accuracy of the demand plan, as well as build trust that your company can successfully run with that plan. This 4-part series is both for those contemplating creating a demand planning organization, and for those who are questioning whether their current group is positioned to make its greatest contribution. We will first discuss whether a company should even have a standalone demand planning group.

Industry 4.0: The Emergence of Cognitive Manufacturing

Enterra Insights

Analysts from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) explain the first three revolutions were driven by steam, electricity, and automation. The BCG analysts explain, “Today, another workforce transformation is on the horizon as manufacturing experiences a fourth wave of technological advancement: the rise of new digital industrial technologies that are collectively known as Industry 4.0.” ”[2] Computers and digital manufacturing ushered in other Industry 4.0