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The Most Important Distribution Center Metrics to Track and Understand

Cerasis

Throughout the supply chain, the use of metrics to track and understand processes provides an invaluable resource for ensuring increased production and customer satisfaction. What Distribution Center Metrics Need Tracking?

3 Core Metrics & 10 Soft Metrics for Measuring Supply Chain Performance

Cerasis

3 Key Metrics for Measuring Supply Chain Performance Beyond Cost Reduction. Transportation is measured just as a cost rather than what it does for the rest of the organization. Other areas to consider measuring as it relates to transportation: Managing inventory.

The “First Five” Industrial Manufacturing Trends of 2017

Cerasis

Where and how manufacturers make products for Americans will change in 2017. Current industrial manufacturing trends show the new administration is pushing for reshoring among the nation’s biggest manufacturers, and new technologies are revolutionizing how companies respond to growing skepticism and scrutiny by the public and government oversight as well. Manufacturers must adapt to changing demands, or they will become nothing more than a statistic in history books.

Which Metrics Matter? Interview with Philippe Lambotte

Supply Chain Shaman

My journey to understand supply chain Metrics That Matter started three years ago. Balance: The ability to balance a portfolio of metrics to maximize market capitalization and free cash flow. Here I share his insights: Philippe, which supply chain metrics do you think matter?

Manufacturing Gains From Machine Learning

IQMS

Improving semiconductor manufacturing yields up to 30%, reducing scrap rates, and optimizing fab operations is achievable with machine learning. New products are proliferating in manufacturing today, and delivery windows are tightening. Source: Leveraging AI for Industrial IoT (27 pp.,

6 Benefits of Effective a Reverse Logistics System & The 9 Core RevLog Metrics to Track

Cerasis

For instance, a growing number of cell phone manufacturers have established procedures in place for consumers who wish to return an older model and ensure that the device is refurbished or recycled rather than dumped into the local landfill.

50 Most Read Articles of All Time in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight

Cerasis

Since today is the last day of the year before we all get ramped up towards a productive 2016 and after finishing out top 10 most read articles in each of our five main categories ( Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation , & Freight ) we wanted to give you all a treat and list the top 50 most read articles of all time from the Cerasis blog. 6 Benefits of Logistics Automation in a Transportation Management System. Happy New Year!

The Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2014

Cerasis

Today, we kick off our annual year end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 7 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , 3PL , Business , Transportation , Freight. Top Manufacturing Blog Posts for 2014. But how does it work in industry?

Supplier Quality Management: What it is, 5 Key Metrics to Know & a 4 Step Supplier Evaluation Process

Cerasis

When you choose a company to transport your freight or to supply you with the materials you need to manufacture a product, you are putting your hard work and reputation in their hands. The next posts in the series will break down metrics and issues to consider in SQM by industry and conclude with a case study on the application of SQM. 5 Key Metrics to Use for Scoring Supplier Quality Management (From LNS Research ).

Most Read Manufacturing Articles of 2015

Cerasis

It is that time of year again where we feature the most viewed articles on the Cerasis blog in each of the six main categories we write about: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation Management, and Freight. . From technologies changing the industries as we know it to regulations that are changing the industry. Most Read Manufacturing Articles of 2015. We will first start with the top Manufacturing Articles that were published in 2015.

The Most Popular 16 Transportation Blog Posts from 2014

Cerasis

We trudge on with our top posts from our main blog categories by page view for all of 2014 from the Cerasis blog by featuring another area Cerasis is an expert in: Transportation. These tips include how you yourself can better manage your transportation department and maximize resources.

How to Sustain a Lean Culture in Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Cerasis

Industry Week, March, 2016). These metrics would, of course, be aligned and are updated every hour. The metrics are also manual as automatic metric systems cannot retrieve the information at an hourly frequency as these metrics are process inputs and not outputs.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Public Perception of & A Brief Timeline of Moments from the American Manufacturing Industry

Cerasis

At Cerasis, our customers are manufacturers from the American Manufacturing Industry. In today's post, we feature an amazing infographic below from a joint report by Deloitte Manufacturing and the Manufacturing Institute. 1820: US Industrial Revolution Begins.

Lean Transportation: Are you Using Lean Thinking for Transportation Management? If not, Why?

Cerasis

For shippers, culture and behavior have to change to apply Lean Transportation thinking. The “Them (company leadership) versus Us (shop floor associates)” mentality also needs to change for Lean Transportation to " WE. The 8 Rights To Achieve Lean Transportation Practices. The are the 8 Rights of Lean Transportation thinking: Right Materials, Right Quantity, Right time, Right Place, Right Source, Right Price, Right Quantity, and. Transportation takes time.

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Manufacturing Industry Ranks First in Response to Sales Leads Says New Research

Cerasis

The SalesStaff team conducted research in pursuit of hard data around lead response time and process among various B2B companies, including the Manufacturing sector. Contact Us’ forms were completed on the websites of 350 B2B organizations, spanning various industries and revenue ranges.

[Infographic] Manufacturing Content Marketing Increases Over Last Year

Cerasis

Editors Note: Today's blog is from our friends at Fronetics who report their takeaways regarding manufacturing content marketing in 2016. Here are four key takeaways from the manufacturing content marketing report. The Content Marketing Institute (CMI) has released the results of its annual manufacturing content marketing survey, and there have been some big changes since last year. 4 takeaways from the CMI manufacturing content marketing report.

The Top 5 Transportation Management Blogs of 2016 …So Far

Cerasis

Today, we wrap up our series on the top 5 blogs in our 4 main categories ( Freight , Manufacturing , Logistics , and Supply Chain ). Today's post will cover the top 5 Transportation Management blogs from 2016 so far. Top Transportation Management Blogs from the First Half of 2016 So Far. The transportation management blogs category most top viewed blog posts from the first half of 2016 included several elements of the transportation management.

[PODCAST] Why Logistics Execs Who Glean Insights from Transportation Management Data Collaborate More & Reduce Shipping Costs

Cerasis

Transportation Management Data Insights Lead to Collaboration, Reduced Shipping Costs, & Beating the Capacity Crunch In this “The Freight Project Podcast” episode you’ll hear : The value to a business to have an executive in charge of driving change and innovation. Why collaboration between all entities in the shipping process is really the key to success in effective transportation management. Transportation Management Data Downloadable Resources.

Looking Beyond Red Arrows

Supply Chain Shaman

It is hard work to maintain the status quo in metrics performance. A balanced portfolio of metrics delivers the greatest value. There is a pervasive believe in the industry that supply chain leaders are making progress. This is the case in most industries.

Building a Strong Transportation Management Foundation [Episode Highlights]

Talking Logistics

Building a strong transportation management foundation is a critical prerequisite for companies to execute their supply chain strategies and achieve their growth and financial objectives. Chris discussed the components of an effective transportation management strategy, how to develop and manage successful carrier relationships, and the need for well-defined Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and business processes. That includes historical performance plus industry benchmarks.

The Future of Energy for Manufacturing!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out How to Optimize Your Factory for Industry 4.0! Today manufacturers must continually look for waste reduction, process improvement and supply chain efficiency to meet competitive pressures and their customers’ cost reduction requirements. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Transportation Network Modeling: A Powerful Tool in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Strategy

Talking Logistics

Outside of the Paris Agreement, the European Union (EU) has a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transport by around 60 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. Cost reductions sometimes go hand-in-hand with GHG reductions, but some measures could increase transport costs.

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The Top 10 Transportation Management Systems

The Logistics of Logistics

The Top 10 Transportation Management Systems. Each year as businesses of every size and industry fight to broaden market share the same old questions haunt the boardrooms, “How can we reduce transportation costs? The answer almost always requires close scrutiny of a companies supply chain infrastructure and the status of its Transportation Management System (TMS). Industry leading data security. Transportation Management Systems.

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

When I moved into industry, and the real world, I managed engineering teams. Let me start with a true confession: I am a manufacturing gal. Manufacturing is the foundation of my interest in supply chain management. In manufacturing, I became good at labor bargaining.

Key Ingredients to Formulating a Winning Supply Chain Strategy in the Process Chemical Industry

Logility

Process manufacturers face a highly complex supply chain challenge. There are several key ingredients in formulating a winning process manufacturing supply chain. Aligning and integrating key performance metrics across the extended supply chain can be difficult.

Vendor-managed inventory and distribution planning in the food and beverage industry – here’s something to chew on

Kinaxis

by Jeswin Philip The Food Packaging Trends and Advances report from PMMI forecasts that the US Food and Beverage industry will experience a 2.9 % CAGR through 2022. The report also mentions that the global growth rate is almost double that of the US food industry.

Guest Commentary: Tight Transportation Capacity, Not Flagging Demand, Behind ISM Report Showing Slowing Activity

Talking Logistics

Industry pundits were quick to seek reasons for the slowing of activity. “It Analysts point to the steep decline in orders for new transportation equipment as evidence that manufacturers are seeing weakness. In reality, it may not be softening demand at the root of manufacturers’ slowdown in the bookings for new trucks, trailers and other equipment. No fewer than three major transportation hubs in the U.S. cities grinding transportation there to a halt as well.

Overcoming Retailers Delivery Requirements with Data Reporting

Transplace

Within the last few years, the rise of omni-channel fulfillment has dramatically impacted the retail industry and its vast supply chain networks. Retailers Adjustment to the Industry and Consumers Demands. Overcoming Retailers Delivery Requirements with Data Reporting .

Smart Sensors and the IIoT Improve Manufacturing Efficiency

Cerasis

With the increasing prevalence of online connectivity and the recent inclination toward Industry 4.0 as well as the Industrial Internet of Things , manufacturers are using technology to enhance their operations in ways they never before thought possible to get manufacturing efficiency. The IIoT has already proven itself as a highly effective tool in the manufacturing sector, and we've only seen the beginning of what this technology is really capable of achieving.

Manufacturing Equipment: Is It Time for an Upgrade?

Cerasis

On one hand, it would be great to have brand new manufacturing equipment. Besides the expense, meaning you or your management are unwilling to make an upfront investment when the manufacturing equipment has not failed entirely, there are other roadblocks thrown up against upgrading: The fear of change. Why Upgrade Your Manufacturing Equipment? There are four big picture reasons to upgrade your manufacturing equipment. Performance is a handy metric to measure.

Manufacturing and Cyber Security: A 5 Step Process to Create Internal and Customers’ Peace of Mind

Cerasis

Editor's Note: As we see the transition to digital manufacturing and the use of the cloud and other web-based systems, manufacturing and cyber security continue to collide. Cyber security is rapidly becoming a dominant concern for manufacturers and consumers.

Doing Business in Belgium

QAD

Manufacturing in Belgium. Typical manufacturing products made in Belgium include engineering and metal products, automobile assemblies, transportation equipment, scientific and precision instruments, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, textiles, glass, petroleum and food and beverages.

What is the FMSCA’s Unified Registration System (URS) And What is the Impact on Transportation & Logistics Management?

Cerasis

Effective transportation management can be a hassle. Transportation managers must keep up with the ship dates of inventory, where inventory is currently located in the transportation process, what insurance information is being used and appropriated for each shipment, and many more factors.

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Trade War? Keep an Eye on Transport Stocks, Says Broughton

DAT Solutions

Broughton, a longtime financial analyst who focuses on the transportation sector, considers those transport stocks to be the most accurate bellwether of economic change. Broughton sees no indication that the transports themselves will go into a decline, after a multi-year bull market.

5th Annual Life Sciences Supply Chain Summit EU

Supply Chain Movement

Every year, senior supply chain executives from pharmaceuticals manufacturers, medical devices manufacturers and hospital groups attend for elite-level, interactive peer discussions. Through interactive peer discussions, get up-to-date knowledge on: Theme One: End-to-end Supply Chain Metrics. LSP partnerships, optimizing transportation networks. Theme Two: New Industry Trends. 5th Annual Life Sciences Supply Chain Summit EU. Datum: 3-4 December 2014.

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Make Your Supply Chains Less Complex – and Less Wasteful!

Talking Logistics

Author’s Note: Below is an excerpt from Moving Up the Supply Chain Maturity Curve: The Process Industry Executive Agenda for 2016 and Beyond , a white paper published earlier this year by Elemica with research conducted by Adelante SCM. Although the research focused on the process industry, the content and recommendations we make apply to companies across all industries that want to make their supply chains more flexible and responsive.

Bottles, Barrels and the Business of Beverage Distribution

Logistics Bureau

Meanwhile, consumers remain eager to try new drinks with new flavours and ingredients, encouraging start-ups to enter the market and compete with established beverage manufacturing and distribution. Improvements in visibility and metrics are also popular goals.