Why It Matters

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the last five years, I have helped two companies, Sonoco Products and Owens Illinois (OI) with their selection of technologies to improve Sales and Operations (S&OP) planning. Both companies provide packaging materials to the food manufacturing industry. Owens Illinois provides glass products and Sonoco Products provides flexible packaging. Six years ago, Owens Illinois’ primary question was IT standardization versus the choice of best-of-breed vendor.

Two Million Vacant Manufacturing Jobs by 2025…How Can We Tackle the Skills Gap?

GlobalTranz

Approximately 60 percent of today's unfilled manufacturing jobs are due to a shortage of applicants with sufficient proficiency in science, technology, engineering, and math ( STEM ) skills. This estimate is according to responses provided by 83 percent of the manufacturing executives who participated in a survey conducted as part of an industry study by the Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte Consulting LLP. capacity to keep pace with needs of manufacturing.

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4 Food and Beverage Manufacturing Trends on Tap for 2020

USC Consulting Group

What are the major food and beverage manufacturing trends on tap for 2020? Here’s more on this and what other aspects of these food manufacturing trends that will be “in” as Americans shop for snacks, brunch, breakfast, and lunch: 1.

How will U.S. Ban on Microbeads Affect CPG Manufacturing

RFgen

manufacturers will no longer be allowed to use tiny plastic materials called microbeads in health, hygiene and beauty products. Illinois was the first in an attempt to keep microbeads out of the great lakes. In 2017, the national ban on microbead manufacturing will begin.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Alexander Hamilton: A US Manufacturing Visionary

GlobalTranz

Editor's Note: This is a blog and infographic from The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). manufacturers to help the>m create and retain jobs, increase profits, and save time and money. December 5, 2016 was the 225th anniversary of Alexander Hamilton’s report on manufacturing to Congress. Alexander Hamilton: The First Government Expert & Champion on Manufacturing.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of Nov. 17, 2016

Supply Chain Digest

Chinese Manufacturers Thrive on Government Subsides, IKEA DC Going Solar Big Time in Illinois, LTL Carriers Retain Pricing Power Even in Face of Weak Volumes, Singles Day Sales Continue Rapid Growth

Ooh, Scary Stuff, Kids. Tales from the Supply Chain Crypt.

Kinaxis

The reason: Illinois produces about 90% of sugar pumpkins each year. But when Mother Nature (in the form of heavy rains) hit Illinois hard, half of the crop was wiped out. In response to the RFID hype started by Wal-Mart, RFID manufactures and investors poured in large amounts of money. by Teresa Chiykowski Warning: This blog post isn’t for the faint of heart. In fact, I should include a PG-13 rating on it.

Lora Cecere Asks: Why Do People Question the Value of S&OP?

Logility

To understand the value of S&OP, let’s contrast Keith’s performance to one of his competitors Owens Illinois. Comparison of Owens Illinois Versus Sonoco Products for the Period of 2000-2012. Owens Illinois is investing 3X more in R&D than Sonoco Products; yet Sonoco products had 5X greater growth with 1/2 the inventory. Owens Illinois, Inc. (OI) Frequently, I get asked the question, “What is the value of S&OP?”

The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015

GlobalTranz

The 3PL Summit is North America’s largest and most high-level gathering of logistics executives and their manufacturer and retailer supply chain counterparts. Fleet Safety Conference Shaumberg, Illinois; July 13-15. 8th Annual Integer Emissions Summit & DEF Forum Chicago, Illinois; October 27-29. Are you up-to-date with the latest events in freight shipping and logistics? As you know, the atmosphere for freight brokers is only getting more competitive.

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?

AB&R

In addition, several agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) require unique device identifiers (UDI) usually in the form of barcodes to contain information such as manufactured date and lot number to provide traceability. Illinois. Asset Management Blog Inventory Management Managed Services Manufacturing RFID Transportation & Logistics asset management barcode verification compliance labeling GS1 harsh environment labeling UDI

Lora Cecere Asks: Why Do People Question the Value of S&OP?

Logility

To understand the value of S&OP, let’s contrast Keith’s performance to one of his competitors Owens Illinois. Comparison of Owens Illinois Versus Sonoco Products for the Period of 2000-2012. Owens Illinois is investing 3X more in R&D than Sonoco Products; yet Sonoco products had 5X greater growth with 1/2 the inventory. Owens Illinois, Inc. (OI) Frequently, I get asked the question, “What is the value of S&OP?”

3 Uses of IoT Tech Spurring Sustainability in Supply Chains

GlobalTranz

In the shipping and manufacturing industries, that same “worldwide web” is now being deployed to encourage more energy-efficient operational and communication strategies for a low-carbon economy, thanks to IoT Tech. Additionally, the use of remote-piloted drones may allow for more direct, manufacturer-to-consumer deliveries, eliminating the need to shuffle product around multiple times to various warehouses and distribution centers.

50 Online Resources for Aspiring Supply Chain Scholars

Supply Chain Opz

Studying about lean manufacturing and can't find free VSM software? Develop your leadership skill with help from University of Illinois Test this course by University of Illinois and get college credits towards iMBA program (traditional admission requirements applied). Resource: Leadership Course from University of Illinois 49. Resource: Value Chain Management Course from University of Illinois 50. Supply chain management is not an easy subject.

Plant-location decisions and potential supply chain risk

Kinaxis

The outcome is expected to either significantly impact an existing automotive supplier network or prompt manufacturers and suppliers to move or begin operations. The Wall Street Journal reports that at least 11 states are in talks to land the manufacturing plant. Those sources also said the manufacturing facility would require at least 1,000 acres of land. by Melissa Clow This guest post comes to us from Jim Fulcher , Blogger on the Supply Chain Expert Community.

Metal in the Macaroni? The Importance of Asset Management in Manufacturing

RFgen

Assets, such as equipment used in manufacturing, can become outdated without notice if a company doesn’t have a strong data capture system. Food and consumer goods manufacturing organizations face numerous challenges.

Nicole Glenn and the Candor Expedite Story

The Logistics of Logistics

Candor Expedite is a woman-owned and operated hotshot ground and white-glove service provider with offices in Illinois and Texas. Nicole Glenn and the Candor Expedite Story. Nicole Glenn and Joe Lynch discuss Nicole’s story and the story of her company, Candor Expedite.

Former Walgreens and Caterpillar Executives Join the AIM10x Executive Network to Help Deliver Business Value

o9 Solutions

As a trusted adviser to C-level executives for enterprise-wide digital transformation programs, he served on the board of directors for IMEC (formerly Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center).

[INFOGRAPHIC, REPORT, & INTERACTIVE MAP] The US Manufacturing Workforce & Making it In America

GlobalTranz

While US manufacturing has been hit hard by nearly two decades of policy failures that have damaged its international competitiveness, it remains a vital part of the U.S. The US manufacturing sector employed 12 million workers in 2013, or about 8.8 Manufacturing employs a higher share of workers without a college degree than the economy overall. On average, non-college-educated workers in manufacturing made 10.9 US Manufacturing Interactive Footprint Map.

The Trucking Industry In The COVID-19 Era

Shipchain

But today, any trucker transporting essential goods or anything used to manufacture said items is exempt from the rules. This is especially noteworthy as some of the most heavily-affected states (think California, New York, Illinois, and Washington) are notorious for their traffic congestion.

Chuck Intrieri Executive Profile

The Logistics of Logistics

Evolve Dental Technologies, Inc, Virtu USA, and many other large and medium sized companies in Illinois, Michigan, Arizona and Orange County, CA. Chuck is a graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, IL where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at the Northwestern’s Kellogg School specializing in Manufacturing and Distribution Management. Experienced logistics and supply chain consultant, Chuck Intrieri is a new contributor to TheLogisticsofLogistics.com.

Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

Illinois. Illinois officials have extended the state’s stay-at-home order through the end of May but has built in more flexibility for facilities to reopen where it is safe. Transportation could be impacted in Illinois.

Independence Day 2019

Enterra Insights

According to Bruce Kraig, a hot dog historian and professor emeritus at Roosevelt University in Illinois, the term “hot dog” can be traced to German immigrants who had enjoyed dachshund sausages in their homeland. ” To see how a typical hot is manufactured, watch the following video. Most countries around the world set aside a special day to celebrate their national identity.

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

Illinois ? . Illinois officials have extended the state’s stay-at-home order through?the could be impacted in Illinois , especially around the greater Chicago area. and recently allowed manufacturing work to resume; however, the?formal?order

Freight Moves on Relationships (and Trucks) with Nicole Glenn

The Logistics of Logistics

Candor is a woman-owned and operated hotshot ground and white-glove service provider with offices in Illinois and Texas. Freight Moves on Relationships (and Trucks) with Nicole Glenn. Nicole Glenn and Joe Lynch discuss the topic, freight moves on relationships and trucks.

Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

The recent announcement by Google-owned Motorola Mobility that all new Moto X smartphones sold in the US will be manufactured in Texas, highlights the continued importance of the global supply chain and role of freight forwarders and logistics services providers (LSPs) in successful local sourcing strategies.

Delivering Green: Three Case Studies in Low-Carbon Logistics

MIT Supply Chain

Ocean Spray added new manufacturing and distribution capabilities in Florida to support the company’s growing customer base. To construct the very large vehicles used in the mining industry, parts are shipped from all over the globe for assembly at Caterpillar’s manufacturing facility in Decatur, Illinois. Traditionally, manufacturers use trucks, or a mix of trucks and rail, to transport their products to customers.

Food Supply Chain Workers Play Heroic Role During Covid-19 Outbreak

Enterra Insights

“But according to a study out of the University of Illinois, even if you have never traveled around the United States, the food you eat (or at least elements of it) certainly has.”[4] ”[4] He reports, “A team from the University of Illinois looked at the 9.5 We have also been working with the government, both federal, state and local, to ensure that grocery stores — food manufacturers are considered what we call tier one responders.

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Which States are Making the Grade in Logistics?

Material Handling and Logistics

The 2018 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card , conducted by Conexus Indiana for the Ball State University Center for Business and Economic Research, rates U.S. states on three variables: the share of total income earned by manufacturing employees in each state, the wage premium paid to manufacturing workers relative to the other states’ employees, and the share of manufacturing employment per capita. Illinois.

Crowdfunding Fulfillment Solutions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

When you calculated your startup expenses, you probably figured out manufacturing costs down to the penny. When a backer decides to purchase your geode kit for every science teacher in Illinois, you could end up with a house bursting with science kits. A crowdfunding fulfillment provider can track and warehouse your products once they arrive from the manufacturer. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Article provided by Jake Rheude at [link].

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Stacey Huddleston | Receivables Financing — What You Need To Know

4WL Consulting

In today’s episode of Manufacturing Success, we have a guest who is out of the norm for this show, but has equally valuable information to share! Prior to his time in sales, Stacey served in the US Army and graduated from Illinois State University and Baker University where he earned his MBA.

Stacey Huddleston | Receivables Financing — What You Need To Know

4WL Consulting

In today’s episode of Manufacturing Success, we have a guest who is out of the norm for this show, but has equally valuable information to share! Prior to his time in sales, Stacey served in the US Army and graduated from Illinois State University and Baker University where he earned his MBA.

Are we on the cusp of Logistics 4.0?

EFT

The German company specialises in automotive, manufacturing, and logistics software and believes that we are now moving towards a world in which: “An array of appliances and machines are brought into constant communication in order to create a cohesive, highly visible system.”.

Consultant Insight: Mixed results from Memphis and Louisville express hubs

Logistics Trends and Insights

Turning to FedEx’s lower volumes, the slowdown in the global economy, Chinese Lunar New Year and delayed reopening of Asian manufacturing due to the coronavirus all were contributing factors. (Originally published in Air Cargo World ).

Podcast: Daniel Stanton on Technology, Education, and Disruption

Requis

In the first edition I also didn’t write about manufacturing execution systems or manufacturing operations management systems, but I cover them in the second edition. Otherwise known as “Mr.

Activant Anticipates More Virtual Collaboration in B2B Distribution

Supply Chain Network

According to James Davis, president of Industrial Specialties Manufacturing of Denver, Colo., “We found Summit very informative, the presenters well prepared, and the content relevant to our current business needs. Headquartered in Livermore, California, Activant has operations in Texas, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom. Activant Solutions Inc.,