[Infographic] The Power of 3D Printing in Manufacturing: An Illustrated Guide

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: We love talking about and reporting on technology which effects and also makes the lives’ of manufacturing companies much better. We’ve been providing manufacturing companies and shippers with a web-based transportation management system since 1998, before web-based TMS was as prolific as it is today. Today’s article showcases the power of 3D Printing in Manufacturing through illustrations, culminating at the bottom in a full infographic. .

Supply Chain Risk Management: Could You Face a Category 4 Supply Chain Disaster?

Kinaxis

by Joe Cannata With Hurricane Matthew, the most powerful storm to threaten the Atlantic Coast in over 10 years that has already brought severe damage to Haiti, the Bahamas and several Southeastern U.S. This powerful feature lets a supplier or manufacturer see what would happen if the ports all closed, or the delivery mechanisms could not embark.

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Hurricane Harvey & Irma's Threat on the Product Economy

Elementum

Less damages were recorded in Haiti and the Dominican Republic; however, a major bridge on the island was reportedly destroyed. Expected Long-term effects: Critical part of US manufacturing supply chain is currently at a stand-still. But manufacturers don’t keep big stockpiles and could start running out as soon as next week. Companies may also consider sourcing its supplies from manufacturers located in countries with lowest risk of disasters.

Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

Supply Chain Movement

These developments impact Original Equipment Manufacturers, both at strategic level and at operational level within their supply chains. Haiti. The sourcing department is challenged by increasing compliancy issues. And Manufacturing needs to be agile to keep up with rapid changes in the market. A technology revolution is rapidly changing the way we work, providing threats and opportunities along the way.

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

Haiti. Sourcing from far-flung countries such as China is leading to growing uncertainty about the actual supply of purchase orders. The supply chain solutions for the 24-hour economy lie primarily in a flexible IT platform which enables the various internal software applications, such as for manufacturing execution, warehouse management and transport planning, to be connected to external systems such as for customs handling.