How to Prepare the Next Generation of Manufacturers


The manufacturing industry has always been a hotbed for innovation and advancement — but it relies heavily on the workers who have the skills and training to fill those jobs. Experts have predicted more than 2 million manufacturing jobs will go unoccupied during the next 10 years, as the baby boomer generation starts to retire. How can we help to prepare the industry for the next generation of manufacturers? Manufacturing

How to Adapt Industrial Planning During and After Disruptive Events

DELMIA Quintiq

In the face of the COVID-19 crisis, production and planning processes have become subject to a level of stress unprecedented in recent history. Many manufacturers depend on impacted networks for their supplies and the strain on planning organizations is jeopardizing business continuity.

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Unwrapping production: How to transform packaging manufacturing

DELMIA Quintiq

To meet consumers’ increasing appetite for choice, Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) manufacturers develop a huge amount of Stock Keeping Units (SKUs). This has a direct impact on packaging manufacturers who now need to find ways to cope with more diverse demand. The packaging industry is one of intense competition, so individual manufacturers have to keep up. Some have not moved from batch-and-queue to continuous flow production yet.

How to Increase the Value of Your Last Mile Planning

DELMIA Quintiq

I also looked at DELMIA Quintiq Logistics Planner for the Last Mile , an out-of-the-box solution to optimize last mile planning. In this blog post, you’ll find out how this solution is uniquely suited to help meet your consumer expectations in a cost-efficient way. Unfortunately, these legacy tools were never designed to solve today’s complex planning challenges. It’s an out-of-the-box solution specifically designed to plan and manage last mile deliveries.

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Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

How to make UK manufacturing flourish

In the Supply Chain

The post How to make UK manufacturing flourish appeared first on IT Supply Chain. By Brian Garret (pictured). Co-Founder, 3D Hubs. Industry Talk

How to Improve Manufacturing Safety During a Pandemic Part 1

DELMIA Quintiq

This is Part 1 of a 2-part series on how manufacturing plants operate during the coronavirus pandemic. As manufacturing plants operate during the coronavirus pandemic, many efforts focus on stopping the spread of the virus and keeping people from getting infected at work.

How to Avoid Recalls Due to Product Packaging Errors


What's the key to saving money in labeling-related processes? Logistics Regulatory FDA Supply Chain Manufacturing Artwork Management

How to Improve Manufacturing Safety During a Pandemic Part 2

DELMIA Quintiq

This is Part 2 of a 2-part series on how manufacturing plants operate during the coronavirus pandemic. An option called behavior-based safety uses that reality to help members of the workplace improve. That could indicate the need to insert more breaks into the workday.

How To Make Manufacturing Sustainability A Strategic Priority

DELMIA Quintiq

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How to Optimize Reverse Logistics!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Optimize Reverse Logistics article and permission to publish here provided by Raanan Cohen at If you think reverse logistics isn’t relevant to your business, think again. How can you optimize reverse logistics?

How to Improve the Execution of Manufacturing Strategies (Pt. I)


Manufacturers’ strategies don’t always deliver hoped-for results. In this article, we’ll consider the first of two simple steps to reduce risk and improve the chances of a successful manufacturing strategy. Developing a Manufacturing Strategy. Manufacturers are no different from other organizations. They have strategies, and many struggle to make their strategies work. That’s not surprising because manufacturing is complex. They both hope to win.

How To Implement Predictive Analytics Into Your Company


Retail giant Amazon uses predictive analytics to study the behaviors of over 200 million customers who produce over 1 billion GB of website data per year, which results in tailored product suggestions that earn the company over $2 billion in sales a year. But your company doesn’t have to be a retail giant to use predictive analytics. You just need data, well-defined goals, and the willingness to iterate. to guide their predictive analytics systems.

How to Reduce Product Damage During Shipping


Editor's Note: Today's blog is from Cindy Banker with ProCorr Display and Packaging who is bringing us some great insight on how to reduce product damage. If you are a product manufacturer, you know all too well the perils of shipping products from your factory or warehouse to a DC or retailer. In this article, we have highlighted the most common, but often overlooked elements to consider. How you pack your products in the box is key to product damage control.

How to Make Supply Chain Complexity Work to Your Advantage


With supply chain complexity increasing at an unprecedented rate, perhaps the biggest challenge for businesses is figuring out how to navigate this uncertainty to deliver service profitably. When you break it down, Jeff Bezos figured out how to do three seemingly contradictory things at once: deliver exceptional service levels, at the lowest cost possible, and manage complexity.

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Understanding supply chain dimensions to maximize ROI


by Richard Cushing To improve supply chain management and to maximize the return on inventory investment, it’s imperative to understand the supply chain dimensions that help define how your inventory is consumed. So, in our example, 12-gauge 4-foot by 10-foot sheets (ItemID = 12GA-48X120 ) of metal are consumed in nearly 30 percent of all manufacturing BOMs. However, there is another important factor to consider.

How to Improve the Execution of Manufacturing Strategies (Pt. II)


In “ How to Improve the Execution of Manufacturing Strategies (Pt. I) ,” we discussed reviewing the execution capability of a manufacturing strategy, the first of two steps to improve the chances of successful strategy execution. The manufacturer has determined its strategies and conducted an execution capability review. Each department develops a plan for how they will implement their part of the strategy. But manufacturers don’t have a ‘builder’.

How to Make the Most of Your Supply Chain Software


How to Make the Most of Your Supply Chain Software. We recently sat down with Joe Harris, Product Manager at OneSCM, regarding the ways to make the most of your OneSCM supply chain software. Blockchain Support – OneSCM has been modified to write Smart Contracts on the Ethereum blockchain to support two use cases: Cold Chain Tracking and Serialization. A: Here are the most common questions: “How does your solution automate Supplier Management?”

Top 10 2020 Manufacturing Trends


Bottom Line: 2020 manufacturing trends are driven by manufacturers’ strong confidence in their ability to deliver high-quality products that earn repeat orders while delivering excellent customer experiences.

How to Build a Sustainable Supply Chain

Dragon Innovation

According to a study published in 2019, there is overwhelming evidence to suggest that modern consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable products. If you’re able to become a company that incorporates sustainable practices, consumers will reward you with increased sales and brand loyalty. Manufacturing supply chain management supply chain Future of Manufacturing Sustainability Sustainable Supply Chain supplier

WMS and eCommerce: How to Use Supply Chain Technology to a Competitive Advantage


eCommerce is growing faster than ever, and everyone is working to find the latest and greatest way to overcome their competitors. The application of supply chain technology is essential to maintaining a competitive advantage in the height of eCommerce growth.

How to Create a Resilient Supply Chain

Schooled by Science

Right now, companies are continuing to grapple with… The post How to Create a Resilient Supply Chain appeared first on Schooled By Science. Manufacturing & EngineeringRead Time: 4 minutes Supply chain resiliency has quickly become a major topic across the world.

4 Ways to Leverage Your Supply Chain Towards Sustainability

Dragon Innovation

We mentioned before that to create a sustainable supply chain , it's important to consider building a solid business case for your stakeholders. But just because you're not a big fish doesn't mean there aren't ways to practice sustainable supply chain management.

Supply chain hangover: how to avoid software deployment mishaps


Ontario residents, brewers and unions complained on social media after a June update to the Liquor Control Board of Ontario’s (LCBO) warehouse management software left alcohol in warehouses instead of on store shelves. Here are three lessons to keep in mind before updating your supply chain planning software: Lesson one: Don’t make major changes to your supply chain software during your peak season. Read now: 5 steps to supply change management success ].

How to optimize your cost of production for simple manufacturing


Like any other business operation, maximizing cost efficiencies in manufacturing is key to ensuring the long-term success of your product. But for many businesses, striking a balance between product quality and low production costs is an ongoing struggle. supply chain management strategy

How to Compare Metal Fabricators!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Article written for Supply Chain Game Changer by, and permission to publish here provided by, Eada Hudes. Are you in a dilemma in deciding which company to choose for your next big project for steel equipment? There may be lots of options springing up as you open the Internet, and they are all pretty much impressive enough to confuse you. This may create confusion in your mind as to whether to choose them (or not!).

How to interpret demand-sensing data

The Network Effect

Demand Sensing can import demand data on an hourly rather than a batch or daily basis, immediately sensing demand signal changes as compared to a detailed statistical demand pattern, and then evaluates the statistical significance of the change. Advanced statistical analytics identify and rapidly react to replenishment issues or sudden changes in customer demand. However take care not to misinterpret the data. Nic McPhee/Flickr.

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How To Manage Your Supply Chain During COVID-19

Demand Solutions

Borders were closed, workplaces were shuttered, and travel was restricted to only the most necessary. Shortages in raw materials and manufactured goods appeared. However, you still have a business to run. So what is there to do? How do you prepare your supply chain for a post-coronavirus world? How do you manage it right now while there’s a pandemic going on? We’re here to help. How To Handle It Now.

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How to Maintain the Supply Chain in the COVID-19 Crisis


While no one can accurately predict the long-term effects of COVID-19, many have already felt the effects of the disease, and have been left wondering about its impact on global manufacturing and distribution sectors. The post How to Maintain the Supply Chain in the COVID-19 Crisis appeared first on SYSPRO US. All Industries All Manufacturing Industries Manufacturing MiscellaneousThe World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020.

Chinese New Year Shutdown 2020: How to Prepare


The upcoming Chinese New Year is on January 25, 2020, but the holiday shutdown can affect production times at China’s manufacturing companies for as long as two months as many workers travel back to rural villages to celebrate with friends and family. How should I prepare?

It’s Time to Connect Manufacturers and Suppliers within the Value Network

DELMIA Quintiq

A manufacturer’s operations are constantly exposed to the risk of inconsistent supply. Upheavals in one country can heavily impact manufacturers worldwide, too. Manufacturers realized that they had no backup plans for the production of components critical to their operations. Nine years later, many supply chains have still not realized the dream of connecting effectively with their partners to collaborate and make better decisions.

How To Keep Medical Supplies Moving With ERP Remote Access


Today’s GII’s products are helping to equip medical professionals with the tools they need to battle COVID-19 and save lives. Long before the COVID-19 pandemic, GII replaced its legacy manufacturing resource planning (MRP) software with a DELMIAWORKS manufacturing ERP system in order to avoid the time-consuming and error-prone manual processes that resulted from using two different systems to manage the company. Global Interconnect Inc.

How to Avoid Added Costs Due to Inefficient Labeling


Some manufacturing process costs are simply unavoidable and can't be reduced any further. Some of the bills facing manufacturers are highly avoidable and can be eliminated through strategic means.

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What’s keeping you from realizing digital supply chain success?


According to recent research by the Korn Ferry Institute, all 100 senior supply chain executives the firm surveyed said digital supply chains have the potential to revolutionize businesses. Seventy-four percent admitted they still have a long way to go before that becomes reality. Nearly half of respondents noted that while they have started on digitization, their strategy only considers the impact on the business, not how to implement digital in the supply chain.

How to harness complex value chains in an uncertain and hyper-connected world

DELMIA Quintiq

The race between nations to supply goods and services across a global marketplace is continuing unabated. The entire value chain becomes part of the conversation — from product conception to sourcing for materials, prototyping, manufacturing and all the way to distribution.

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