Indiana Jones and the supply chain bullwhip effect

Kinaxis

This question of demand management led me to wonder if any bullwhip manufacturer or supplier ever ran into a situation that caused them to experience the bullwhip effect in their own supply chains. Many Indiana Jones wannabees emerged, due to the popularity of the film.

The missing link in automotive contract manufacturing

DELMIA Quintiq

Fulfilling this multi-faceted demand has become a major challenge for car manufacturers, who have to deal not only with countless models and colors but also with an ever-increasing range of features and options. Volatile customer demand can be bridged by making use of contract manufacturers. Contract manufacturing (CM) is a feasible way to add capacity and flexibility without investing in new facilities. The addition of a contract manufacturer provokes uncertainty.

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Supply Chain News on Which US States are Best for Manufacturing 2020

Supply Chain Digest

Utah Edges Out Usual Winner Indiana to Top the List, as SCDigest Turns Letter Grades into Numeric Score from Ball State Data

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Supply Chain News on Which US States are Best for Manufacturing 2019

Supply Chain Digest

Indiana Again Tops the List, as SCDigest Turns Letter Grades into Numeric Score from Ball State Data

Supply Chain Graphic of the Weekon Which US States are Best for Manufacturing

Supply Chain Digest

Indiana Tops the List, as SCDigest Turns Letter Grades into Numeric Score from Ball State Data

Supply Chain News on Which US States are Best for Manufacturing 2018

Supply Chain Digest

Indiana Tops the List Again, as SCDigest Turns Letter Grades into Numeric Score from Ball State Data

Using Big Data to Drive Manufacturing Sales: 3 Big Takeaways from the USMTO Reports

Cerasis

How Can USMTO Reports Help Drive Manufacturing Sales and your Bottom Line? The United States Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) data report is compiled monthly by the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT). Who is Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT)? If you attended or exhibited at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (aka IMTS – gotta love all these acronyms!), Data Manufacturing manufacturing sales

Amplify Your Supply Chain While Capitalizing on your IT Infrastructure

Logility

Ampacet Corporation is the world’s leading manufacturer of the pelletized pigments that add colors to plastics. The company spans the globe with 12 manufacturing sites on four continents. Like most manufacturing businesses, JD Edwards worked well for Ampacet’s larger factories, but was cost prohibitive for some international and smaller locations. Managing the supply chain of such a global enterprise is challenging. “We’d

Introducing the Journal of Supply Chain Management (Guest Post by the Co-Editors-in-Chief)

SCM Research

and Myra Louise Professor of Manufacturing Management at Indiana University, United States. In today’s guest post, Mark Pagell, Brian Fugate and Barbra Flynn highlight what will guide them in their tenure as the new Co-Editors-in-Chief of the Journal of Supply Chain Management. Being appointed as the co-editors of JSCM is both a great honor and a significant responsibility.

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. Indiana. Asset Management Blog Inventory Management Managed Services Manufacturing RFID Transportation & Logistics asset management barcode verification compliance labeling GS1 harsh environment labeling UDI

Reconfiguring the Automotive Post Pandemic Supply Chain

Logistics Trends and Insights

As China was slowly reopening its manufacturing facilities in March, the rest of the world was shutting down. As the ‘Big Three’, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, and GM, work with the United Auto Workers union to determine when and how to start up production, other manufacturers are in the process of reopening, albeit, limited production. Automobile manufacturing will be slow in ramping up.

Introducing the Journal of Supply Chain Management (Guest Post by the Co-Editors-in-Chief)

SCM Research

and Myra Louise Professor of Manufacturing Management at Indiana University, United States. In today’s guest post, Mark Pagell, Brian Fugate and Barbara Flynn highlight what will guide them in their tenure as the new Co-Editors-in-Chief of the Journal of Supply Chain Management. Being appointed as the co-editors of JSCM is both a great honor and a significant responsibility.

Manufacturers Having Trouble Finding Cheap, Clean Renewable Energy

Material Handling & Logistics

Some states are limiting corporate access to renewable energy, making it difficult for manufacturers to meet energy goals. Over the last decade, manufacturers such as General Motors, Dow Chemical, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Owens Corning, P&G, and Mars have significantly increased their purchasing of renewable energy as a means to power their facilities across the U.S. In fact, our report finds that manufacturers lead other sectors in state renewable energy policy advocacy.

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COVID-19 Virus is expected to reduce meat selection and raise prices

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Marc Perrone, the union president, said 13 plants in Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Wisconsin and Alberta, Canada, have been closed at least temporarily because of the pandemic. Manufacturing Supply Chain RiskDavid Pitt , 4/27/2020 Associated Press. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Meat isn’t going to disappear from supermarkets because of outbreaks of the coronavirus among workers at U.S. slaughterhouses.

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Procurement & Suppliers: Paying Attention to Terms & Conditions to Keep Supplier Relations Postitive

Cerasis

For example, in one Indiana case, Tyler Pipe Industries, Inc. Seller”) were negotiating over two piping units to be manufactured by the Seller. The Buyer then sent a purchase order affirming its intention to purchase the two piping units to be manufactured by the Seller. The Seller went forward and manufactured and shipped the two piping units, accompanied by an invoice.

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

Cerasis

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 percent), Indiana’s 6th (60,400 jobs, 19.4

Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

Talking Logistics

With Black Friday on the horizon, consumer goods of all kinds are making their way from manufacturers to distribution centers and retail locations across the country. He is a graduate of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. As shoppers count down the days until they can score deals on the hottest products, cargo thieves are counting on cashing in on opportunities to swipe unattended trailers and shipments.

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Transportation Trends: What’s Going on in the Trucking Industry?

PINC

Other recent closures included NEMF, Falcon, Williams Trucking of Dothan, Alabama, Indiana-based A.L.A., last month (a reading below 50 typically indicates that growth in the manufacturing sector is weakening) as the S. Here are the top trucking trends that all shippers should be aware of, according to The American Transportation Research Institute.

The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015

Cerasis

The 3PL Summit is North America’s largest and most high-level gathering of logistics executives and their manufacturer and retailer supply chain counterparts. FTR Transportation Conference 2015 Indianapolis, Indiana; September 15-17. 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.

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.

10 Greatest Supply Chain Management Books of All Time

Supply Chain Opz

Hugos Integral Logistics Management: Operations and Supply Chain Management Within and Across Companies , by Paul Schönsleben Logistics and Supply Chain Management , by Martin Christopher Logistics Management and Strategy: Competing through the Supply Chain , by Alan Harrison and Remko Van Hoek Manufacturing Planning and Control for Supply Chain Management , by F.

Data, Cognitive Technology, and Industry 4.0

Enterra Insights

Patrick Murphy ( @PMurphy_Work ), partner and practice leader in cognitive manufacturing, at IBM, asserts, “The average factory produces more than a terabyte’s worth of information every day.”[2] ” Fans of Indiana Jones’ movies, will remember the scene at the end of the first movie where the crate containing the Ark of the Covenant is placed in a huge warehouse containing thousands of similar crates. Big data and manufacturing.

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Toyota Consolidating Operations in Texas

Operations and Supply Chain Management

is starting a multiyear overhaul of its North American operations, consolidating several units at new headquarters in Plano, Texas, that will house 4,000 employees now spread across separate marketing, manufacturing and finance locations. was too far from the auto maker’s factories in Kentucky, Indiana, Mississippi and Texas and from its engineering center in Ann Arbor, Mich., where Toyota’s North American manufacturing operations are now based, was too small, he said.

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3 Things You Can Learn from Subaru's Supply Chain

Elementum

The company has invested US $140M in production at its Lafayette, Indiana plant (which produces their Outback and Legacy models) to be able to meet US demand. In the same vein, they’ve also kept their supply chain fairly simple and close to where the demand for their products is largest; while the company sells its units in numerous countries, the majority of its manufacturing takes place at its Lafayette facility.

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. Indiana.

Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

Indiana. Shipping in and out of Indiana should not be interrupted for vendors. Manufacturers, construction outfits, vehicle dealerships, and professional services are now operating at 50% capacity. Some of Michigan’s stay-at-home order was relaxed at the end of April and recently allowed manufacturing work to resume; however, the formal order was extended until May 28.

Driverless Trucks: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

AFFLINK

Since its launch in the 1980’s, autonomous cars have piqued the interests of automobile manufacturers and software developers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a landmark study by Indiana University found that only a small percentage of accidents were due to natural causes like inclement weather, road conditions, or brake failure.

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

Indiana ? . Shipping in or out of Indiana should not be interrupted. . Manufacturers, construction outfits, vehicle dealerships, and professional services are now operating at 50% capacity. As a result, retailers, manufacturers, and other businesses can resume normal operations with a 50 percent capacity restriction. . and recently allowed manufacturing work to resume; however, the?formal?order

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

In addition to cutting the need for outsourced manufacturing, this move could give the company a leg up on the competition by making it possible to get products in the hands of consumers faster. Strategies include sourcing more items directly from manufacturers to improve margins, SKU rationalization and space reduction, “show more carry less” and assisted-store ordering. manufacturing facility in 2014.

Becoming the Next Auto Hub

Elementum

The two car manufacturing giants have agreed to work together to: - Establish a joint venture that produces vehicles in the U.S. states under consideration are: Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas. others at supplier or manufacturing support companies.

Most Important U.S. Infrastructure to Build is within its Borders

Enterra Insights

3] Those states are: Utah, Nevada, Florida, Kentucky, Minnesota, Tennessee, Ohio, Georgia, Indiana, and Texas. Michael Collins, President of MPC Management, explains, “America is essentially in an infrastructure collapse that is having dire effects on manufacturing. ”[8] If you want a great economy, you need great supply chains, and great manufacturing. Over the past few years, the U.S. economy has boomed and unemployment rates have fallen.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Phoenix and Tuscon are Arizona’s freight activity centers for consumer goods and manufacturing. Indiana. Indiana’s freight shipping rates tend to remain consistent year-round. This is due to the automobile and industrial manufacturing industries in the state. Montana is a very rural state, without a great deal of industrial manufacturing. Short Answer: Yes.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Phoenix and Tuscon are Arizona’s freight activity centers for consumer goods and manufacturing. Indiana. Indiana’s freight shipping rates tend to remain consistent year-round. This is due to the automobile and industrial manufacturing industries in the state. Montana is a very rural state, without a great deal of industrial manufacturing. Short Answer: Yes.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Phoenix and Tuscon are Arizona’s freight activity centers for consumer goods and manufacturing. Indiana. Indiana’s freight shipping rates tend to remain consistent year-round. This is due to the automobile and industrial manufacturing industries in the state. Montana is a very rural state, without a great deal of industrial manufacturing. Short Answer: Yes.