Infrastructure Planning Guidelines for Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Whether you are planning to start from scratch or looking to revamp the existing infrastructure for your business, here are some guidelines to help with your infrastructure planning. The post Infrastructure Planning Guidelines for Supply Chain! Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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


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. ISO publishes guidelines for conformance to its standards. Who Needs Lean Manufacturing? Lean Manufacturing Planning and Implementation. Develop a plan for a lean manufacturing test run in a single operational area. Manufacturing lean manufacturin

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Manufacturing and Logistics: Manufacturers Look towards Logistics Efficiency to Stay Competitive


A traditional viewpoint of manufacturers reveals many flaws in the efficiencies of standard shipping, transportation, and other logistics processes. Inherently, manufacturing and logistics go hand in hand. Manufacturers must receive raw material inbound and send out product to customers outbound. To take a quick step back, logistics refers to the forward and reverse flow of goods and services to retailers, businesses, and consumers.

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The Key to Customer Satisfaction in Lean Logistics Management. However, this really got me thinking about on-time performance and standards in logistics management– I wouldn’t be a true lean logistics professional if it didn’t. Lean and six sigma teach us these terms as the basis for achieving high quality service to our customers in logistics management. Just follow these 5 lean guidelines: Set your standards for on-time delivery while challenging the status quo.

Blockchain and Reverse Logistics: Recapturing Costs and More


The costs of reverse logistics amount to more than $750 billion per year, and the demand for reverse logistics has risen in recent years with the rise of e-commerce. According to Stacy Rudolph of Business to Community, up to 30% of all products ordered online become returns, placing an insurmountable burden on reverse logistics. This is why blockchain in reverse logistics go well together. Blockchain Reverse Logistics

CBD and Marijuana Logistics

Logichain Solutions

With all the ambiguity and uncertainty around CBD and cannabis products, how can you ensure that your logistics are in compliance with all the state and federal laws? Although marijuana has been legalized in several states and CBD on a federal level, there are still many obstacles in the logistics of CBD and marijuana. You can now ship CBD products across the United States with USPS and some courier services, but certain guidelines must be followed.

CBD and Marijuana Logistics

Logichain Solutions

With all the ambiguity and uncertainty around CBD and cannabis products, how can you ensure that your logistics are in compliance with all the state and federal laws? His experience includes operations, supply chain management and logistics in the consumer goods industry.

CBD and Marijuana Logistics

Logichain Solutions

With all the ambiguity and uncertainty around CBD and cannabis products, how can you ensure that your logistics are in compliance with all the state and federal laws? Although marijuana has been legalized in several states and CBD on a federal level, there are still many obstacles in the logistics of CBD and marijuana. You can now ship CBD products across the United States with USPS and some courier services, but certain guidelines must be followed.

Why packaging plays a pivotal role in logistics?

20Cube Logistics

According to Per Engelseth’s thesis on ‘The core role of packages in a logistics network’, “The basic objective of logistics is concerned with the provision of goods to an end-user and four main activities are involved in this provision of goods. With new trends coming up every day in logistics, it has a major impact on the packaging producers and consumers. Packaging in international logistics. The post Why packaging plays a pivotal role in logistics?

This Week in Logistics News (April 11-15, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Amazon ‘in talks over Hahn Airport base’ ( Lloyd’s Loading List ). London’s Delivery Cube “pauses” logistics operations to focus on tech platform ( TechCrunch ). If the rumors are true, the next piece in Amazon’s logistics puzzle is buying an airport, specifically Hahn airport in Germany. Note: Descartes and GT Nexus are Talking Logistics sponsors.

How to Improve Freight Labeling for Transport and Logistics Management


To combat the problem here’s a way to improve freight labeling for transport and logistics management. Freight labeling guidelines are strict and the slightest error, or absence of a label, gives receivers the right to refuse delivery. Exported goods with missing or incorrect labels are likely to be more problematic and costly because freight labeling guidelines are usually stricter. Freight Logistics

Mind Map for medtech supply chains 2014

Supply Chain Movement

Together with logistics service provider DSV, Supply Chain Movement has created a mindmap outlining the route for the medical device supply chain, including road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please At the same time, new sales markets are emerging for manufacturers of medical devices, and innovative technologies such as 3D printing are making a breakthrough. Manufacturers of medical technology (‘medtech’) must choose a clear strategy: Plan.

What does increasing regulatory oversight mean for the pharma supply chain?

The Network Effect

Due to more complex supply chains, policy makers worldwide are enforcing stricter regulations for manufacturing and logistics. Selected manufacturing problems and growing public pressure have caused the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to strengthen GMP standards (Good Manufacturing Practices) and control them more strictly. The number of FDA inspections of drug and biologics manufacturers has also grown.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 23, 2020


Facilities continue to encourage all individuals to practice social distancing guidelines and keep a distance of 6 feet or more from others. The automotive industry continues with many manufacturers closed. As soon as the manufacturers start ramping up, capacity for exports could be absorbed creating capacity issues for other industries. This past week, some states announced a mandatory shut down of manufacturing plants in Mexico until April 30.

E-Commerce Distribution: 10 Things Every Distributor Should Know About E-Commerce


Fortunately, you can improve your chances of success by understanding the top 10 things or best practices, report s Leslie Hansen Harps of Inbound Logistics , every distributor should know about e-commerce. Overseas Manufacturing Is Not the Solution to E-Commerce Distribution Problems. Overseas manufacturing is more like opening a can of worms than opening doors if you plan on only selling your products in the U.S., Distribution E-Commerce Logistics

[INFOGRAPHIC] AI Technologies: The Role of Humans & The Application in Logistics


Practical Applications: Using AI Technologies to Maximize & Compliment Logistics Resources. Hong Kong: Logistics. However, the application of AI technologies to logistics is not limited to resource optimizing and scheduling, Dr Chun said. Logistics require the collaboration of many parties and companies, all with their own peculiar processes, procedures and guidelines." Infographics Logistics Technology AI technologies

Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning – What It Is and How to Operate

USC Consulting Group

The plans take into account projections made by the sales and marketing departments, the resources available from manufacturing, engineering, purchasing, and finance, and are directed toward hitting the company’s objectives. Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning offers another key benefit to companies striving for the competitive edge: it enables them to operate Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP II) at its full potential.

What’s New with MMOG/LE Version 5?


The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) and Odette International are releasing the fifth version of the Materials Management Operations Guideline/Logistics Evaluation (MMOG/LE) assessment this summer. Adoption of advanced technologies ( machine learning , smart manufacturing, China 2020, digital transformation) to increase performance and efficiency. What is MMOG/LE?

Still Don’t Know How Many Slaves Are In Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

Because of the complexity of supply chains, [Patricia Jurewicz, founder and director of the Responsible Sourcing Network, a human rights advocacy group] said it’s often almost impossible for manufacturers, retailers and consumers to uncover the human rights abuses that lie within their products. Intel also donated $250,000 to a fund to help smelters who want to meet the tech giant’s ethical guidelines but cannot afford to retrace their supply chains.

What is the FMSCA’s Unified Registration System (URS) And What is the Impact on Transportation & Logistics Management?


Many logistics providers and entities in the transportation management industry are unsure of what exactly the final rule on the URS means and how it affects business on a daily basis. Unified registration system (URS) refers to an online platform for tracking all information about entities in the transportation and logistics Industries, explains Todd Bryant. How Will the Unified Registration System Impact Existing Transportation and Logistics Providers?

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8 DC and Warehouse Slotting Considerations for More Efficient Warehouse Operations


If you are a manufacturing company or distributor, you most likely are using a warehouse or distribution center to make sure you are able to store inventory, replinish store fronts, and easily send goods to customers or receive goods for manufacture or distribution. I will typically do some rough calculations by product group, and then put together some guidelines to apply to each product group. Logistics Warehouse warehouse slotting

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The Ecommerce Lifecycle with AJ Khanijow

The Logistics of Logistics

Prior to founding Fulfyld, AJ held business development and leadership positions in the manufacturing, technology, packaging, and consulting industries. The products are packed according to the size of the order and predefined packaging and packing guidelines.

Supply Chain Risk Blog Series#1: Why Supply Chain Risk Management Should be a High Priority

BluJay Solutions

With customers operating in all areas of the supply chain, from manufacturers to retailers and distributors to freight forwarders , customs brokers and logistics service providers , Kewill has identified a number of different types of risks that especially expose the supply and demand chain to weakness. Next steps: Subscribe to our blog to receive the full blog series via email and stay informed about the latest global logistics news and insight.

Real Results Magazine: Must-Have Tips to Boost Your Supply Chain

Supply Chain Nation

They include: Global electronics manufacturer TE Connectivity , which uses an 18-month rolling forecast to drive sales and operations planning, gaining a granular view of demand and improving inventory turns, customer service, agility and forecast accuracy. Leather footwear manufacturer Grupo Flexi , which reduced supply chain planning and re-planning time, improved customer service levels, increased inventory turns and sales growth. What’s on your summer reading list?

Supply Chain Best Practices during a Quarantine


Learn how to: Keep your logistics on time and prepared Maintain your replenishment goals Properly forecast and redefine your demand plan Use technology to help. Times are tough, so we’ve gathered some guidelines to help your supply chain get back on track, or at least to shore it up during these challenging times. Logistics. You should also prioritize the products you need to manufacture and replenish.

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A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Having a safe work environment requires establishing clear and effective warehouse safety guidelines. Then, some workers simply don’t know the guidelines for warehouse safety and go about their day in ignorance. OSHA is your first source of safety information and guidelines for the warehouse business as well as all other American industries. That has to come from an existing operator or from resource people supplied by the equipment manufacturer or distributor.

Why a network model makes sense for today’s automotive suppliers

The Network Effect

Supply chain organizations within the automotive supplier industry contribute to manufacturing excellence in many ways, including quality, cost, and delivery to their OEM and subsystem customer base. Focused on outcomes, a competitive supply chain capability not only assures the on-time delivery of component material, but also the execution of inbound supply to ensure the shipment of quality finished goods at a competitive price while delivering on-target margins for the manufacturers.

Procurement and Suppliers on the Same Page: How to Craft an Effective Terms & Conditions Sales Document


Also, when using this website's particular services, you shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such services, which may be posted and modified from time to time. All such guidelines or rules are at this moment incorporated by reference into the TOS. Reassuring people that their information is safe and that your company follows all the guidelines that the law demands will be comforting to readers.

Showcase Your Company's Supply Chain Excellence — Three Days to Submit

Supply Chain Brain

Learn more by reviewing the Supply Chain Innovation Award submission guidelines. In special cases where companies (manufacturers, retailers, etc.) benefiting from the supply chain innovation do not wish to be identified, a ‘blind’ Case Study may be submitted (see submission guidelines for details). Submissions consist of case studies describing your company's supply chain innovation that emphasize innovative and measurable results.

Is the Food Supply Chain Breaking?

Enterra Insights

Meat and poultry employees have among the highest illness rates of all manufacturing employees and are less likely to report injuries and illness than any other type of worker, federal watchdog reports have found. Minnesota has already issued new guidelines for the meatpacking industry. Operating them safety requires implementation of guidelines similar to those issued by Minnesota in order to protect workers.

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I Will Be Wrong Again: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2017

Talking Logistics

This is not only true for financial investments, but also for supply chain and logistics predictions. Like I said last year, making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target: sometimes you get lucky and hit the mark; other times you miss the bullseye by a mile. companies that move manufacturing operations overseas? The Convergence of Commerce and Logistics Continues. Do Facebook and Twitter Need a Logistics Strategy?

The Role of Traceability in the Pharma Supply Chain


Companies shell out funds to develop novel drugs and respond to demands by different consumers, healthcare providers, and logistics providers, all while trying to reduce R&D costs. As more companies offer new medicines and health solutions, watchdogs and regulators also lay out stricter guidelines. The battle against counterfeit drugs is at the forefront of many of those guidelines. The U.S.

The Importance of Supply Chain When Reopening the Economy

3PL Insights

As the stores were able to get more of these products in stock, they would sellout almost instantly forcing manufacturers and distribution centers to speed up manufacturing and operations to meet the demand. As people stop buying these products in high quantities the manufacturers are able to catch up. Essential businesses are required to meet guidelines to ensure their workplace is safe.

Vendor-managed inventory and distribution planning in the food and beverage industry – here’s something to chew on


As with any industry, food and beverage faces its own unique set of supply chain challenges, including: Expiring ingredients, manufactured product and packaged goods. The vendor is usually the supplier, a manufacturer or a distributor. However, when the company realized that inventory management is a costly activity, it approached Pampers manufacturer Procter & Gamble (P&G) to manage inventory at P&G’s distribution centers.

Which Industrial Winch? 3 Great Questions to Ask When Hiring and/or Buying Industrial Equipment


For other businesses, such as manufacturing company or other industrial company, that use them incidentally, buying a winch would be a complete waste of money and time. Everyone is out there looking for a good deal, and some manufacturers are going to capitalise on that fact. All good rentals will come with instructions on how to use them, as well as safety guidelines. Manufacturing industrial winch