Lots of Zeroes? Basic Guidelines to Managing Intermittent Demand – Part 2

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Manufacturing Keeps Going Strong At Mar-Bal

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Mar-Bal operates four manufacturing facilities in North America and a sales office in Shanghai, China. They manufacture thermoset composite products essential to the appliance, electrical distribution, and industrial marketplaces.

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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. 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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Patient-centered Care a Focus for Med Device Manufacturers

QAD

If you’re a medical device manufacturer, your main goal is to produce innovative products that help people. With the industry experiencing increased levels of change, it is imperative that manufacturers have an agile and responsive ERP in place.

A Checklist for a Manufacturing Company Internal Audit!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Today, manufacturing firms face increasing threats from cybercriminals targeting weaknesses in SCADA (supervisory, control, and data acquisition) systems. Regulatory bodies recognize the data security challenges that manufacturers face, and have initiated various requirements and standards of operations meant to safeguard data. To survive in today’s competitive global manufacturing industry, companies need to incorporate various security compliance measures in their operations.

Live Updates: The Kumamoto Quakes Could Devastate Smartphone Manufacturing

Elementum

Consumer electronics could be facing months of supply chain disruptions after the Kumamoto quakes rattled manufacturers in Southern Japan. The popularity of semiconductor and other electronics producers in the region, whose fragile manufacturing process could have been critically damaged by the quakes. Renesas , Sony , Fuji , and Mitsubishi are all manufacturers of semiconductors and solar cells that have, of this writing, been shut down.

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Adapting Fast When Manufacturing Demand Shifts: Lessons From Core Technology

IQMS

Leveraging DELMIAWORKS manufacturing ERP system, Core Technology Molding Corporation reallocates manufacturing resources to meet the spike in manufacturing demand for medical testing kits in the wake of COVID-19. Achieving Agility to Meet Rapidly Changing Manufacturing Demands.

3 Areas Where Digital Manufacturing Drives Benefits

QAD

Digital transformation continues to gain momentum in manufacturing. Real-world results include: An industrial manufacturer relied on manually intensive cost calculations and forecasts leading to delays and errors. Akebono , a manufacturer of brake friction materials and brake assemblies, was in a situation where they lacked consistent data and rapid responsiveness to production operations. How far along is your organization’s digital manufacturing transformation?

3 Areas Where Digital Manufacturing Drives Benefits

QAD

Digital transformation continues to gain momentum in manufacturing. Real-world results include: An industrial manufacturer relied on manually intensive cost calculations and forecasts leading to delays and errors. Akebono , a manufacturer of brake friction materials and brake assemblies, was in a situation where they lacked consistent data and rapid responsiveness to production operations. How far along is your organization’s digital manufacturing transformation?

How to Improve Manufacturing Productivity In Harsh Environments

Cerasis

Remaining competitive in an ever-changing market requires you to constantly improve manufacturing productivity. So-called ‘best practices’ to improve manufacturing productivity tend to focus on the performance of people. Commonplace methodologies like lean manufacturing , Just in Time (JIT) and continuous improvement or Kaizen , which originated in Japan, provide guidelines for employees to perform their jobs efficiently and effectively.

[WHITE PAPER] Yes, Robotics are Coming, But People Still Power Manufacturing

Cerasis

In a previous guest blog, The Rodon Group along with Rethink Robotics wrote, titled " Can Robots + Humans = The Ideal Workforce in Manufacturing? ": Robots such as Baxter can also help companies save money and increase productivity. At Rodon , robotics and automation have given us a competitive edge, especially against overseas manufacturers. An Interview with Rodney Brooks of Rethink Robotics about the Changing of Manufacturing. Manufacturing Robotics

Business Adaptability – A Core Survival Strategy

QAD

They developed new policies for identifying essential services and personnel, and adapted existing guidelines for work hours, shifts, sick leave, travel, and face-to-face meetings with customers, suppliers and employees. .

Sustainable Manufacturing is the New Key to Profitability

IQMS

Just a few years ago, sustainability in manufacturing was seen as a nice-to-have. Today, sustainable manufacturing is becoming a critical factor in a manufacturer’s ability to compete and maximize profitability. She noted that the research firm used to give sustainability a weight of 10% in scoring the top 25 manufacturing companies; this year the weight is 15%, and next year, it will be 20%. Sustainable Manufacturing Initiatives that Drive Cost Savings.

The Branded Supply Chain

DELMIA Quintiq

The Branded Supply Chain is the model for ensuring that your brand is more than just a collection of ideas, logos and guidelines. And Whirlpool’s supply chain embodies its brand value of innovation with Six Sigma accuracy and cutting-edge manufacturing processes. The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act went into effect in 2012, applying to all retailers and manufacturers with annual global revenues of more than $100m doing business in California.

Business Adaptability – A Core Survival Strategy

QAD

They developed new policies for identifying essential services and personnel, and adapted existing guidelines for work hours, shifts, sick leave, travel, and face-to-face meetings with customers, suppliers and employees. .

Supply Chain Cybersecurity: Supply Chain Contractors Need to Improve Cybersecurity Risk

Cerasis

Why Supply Chain Cybersecurity Is Essential Today It doesn’t matter which type of service you perform or which varieties of product you manufacture or help move. In some cases, you’ll be held responsible for damages if formal laws and guidelines apply. The integrity of the data associated with these goods is critical, which is why cloud providers find themselves bound by ever-stricter guidelines.

[Infographic] American Manufacturing: How Important is “American Made”

Cerasis

American manufacturing has a long history, ranging from the creation of 95 percent of all clothing sold in the US in New York City, reports Highsnobiety , to startups designing mobile device covers and protectors, explains The New York Times. Unfortunately, some manufacturers have used the “American Made” label to deceive customers, creating uncertainty about the future of American manufacturing. Does “American Made” Benefit Manufacturers? Manufacturing

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.

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.

Mindmap for an ethical supply chain

Supply Chain Movement

As a result of the growth in the outsourcing of manufacturing worldwide, ethical problems are also increasing in the supply chain: a catastrophic fire in a contract manufacturer’s overcrowded factory in Bangladesh and recalls of branded products containing harmful substances, to name but a few. The global manufacturing landscape is changing considerably, and rapidly. There is also a rising number of recalls as contract manufacturers cut corners on raw materials.

What’s New with MMOG/LE Version 5?

QAD

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?

How Augustine Plastics Meets Soaring Demand For Respiratory Equipment

IQMS

API), a world-class custom injection molder in Somerset, PA, has dedicated much of its capability and capacity to the manufacturing of components used in nebulizers, oxygen therapy equipment, and suction units for the treatment of patients infected with COVID-19. API utilizes DELMIAworks manufacturing ERP software to plan and manage the production of its medical components critical to the breathing equipment used in lung treatment. Recently, Augustine Plastics, Inc.

How Would a Hard Brexit Impact UK/EU Trade?

QAD

Manufacturers in the EU may be adversely impacted if they source raw materials from the UK. Thus, if a manufacturer is exporting to a non-EU country that has a free trade agreement with the EU, the goods would be subject to tariffs and cost more to land in that country. Many of the processes can be automated by integrated software solutions to manage global trade and transportation to ensure accuracy and adhere to the newly implemented guidelines.

Mind Map for medtech supply chains 2014

Supply Chain Movement

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. The changing healthcare market is affecting medtech manufacturers in several ways. Supply chains are becoming increasingly complex with rising costs, ever more demanding customers and rigidly upheld guidelines.

The Mask Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

It got me thinking about where the masks were manufactured and was there a problem with that Supply Chain. To be clear the government and business guidelines for the wearing of masks do not require the use of medical masks for everyday purposes. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

The Effects of a Recall Can Be Minimized With a Connected Supply Chain

DynaSys

If the supply chain processes are not connected from the beginning to the end of the entire procurement, manufacturing and distribution processes, or “field to fork”, you will have a bumpy road. Food and Beverage manufacturers have been putting lot numbers on products for years. These factors all fall within the realm of a connected supply chain and give manufacturers the ability to find where a compromise in the chain might have occurred.

Metrics that Matter: Customer Service

QAD

For example, use a product configurator rather than an engineering approval process, and use built-in parameters to ensure that order discounts are within guidelines. When the forecast is accurate, you don’t waste resources manufacturing unneeded product, and priorities are clearer throughout the organization. Very little has more impact on a company’s success than customer satisfaction.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 23, 2020

Transplace

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.

Blockchain and Reverse Logistics: Recapturing Costs and More

Cerasis

Manufacturers and shippers have a duty to ensure sustainability, reports Supply Chain Dive , and an effective sustainability program must consider what happens to products after their lifespan.

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.

Is Soy the Next Palm Oil?

UL EHS- Sustainability

And it is these extra layers of supply chain that create more complexity for those at the end of the chain, such as manufacturers and retailers. While the uptake of independent sustainability certification for soy has not kept pace with that seen in the palm oil sector, for example, developing principles and guidelines at a local level is proving popular.

Actionable Insights: Purchasing Commitments and Spending

QAD

This can help to ensure that buyer/planners for commodities are following guidelines and may also help show where changes in product mix affect costs. In our previous Actionable Insights blog , we discussed QAD’s Inventory Value Action Center.

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Supply Chain Cybersecurity: The Weakest Link in the Chain is Your Biggest Risk!

Supply Chain Game Changer

It doesn’t matter which type of service you perform or which varieties of product you manufacture or help move. As technology cements its place in our industrial and personal lives, the security of our networks, as well as our personal and corporate data, has become central to several sectors: Military contractors must abide by guidelines like ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) and others, which help vouchsafe sensitive military data in third-party hands.

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

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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.

A Personal Invitation

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Additional community guidelines are found in the Terms & Conditions, and the Code of Conduct sections of the site. . . Supply chain excellence Beet Fusion beetfusion.com globalization innovation Lora cecere manufacturing research SCI Community supply chain supply chain excellence supply chain innovation supply chain insights supply chain management talentToday, I am excited to announce the launch of a community to help the supply chain professional.