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Metrics that Matter: Inventory Effectiveness

QAD

The effective use of a manufacturer’s inventory investment is an important determinant of the company’s success. It is critical to monitor inventory effectiveness using five key metrics: Expedited orders, inventory turns, obsolete inventory, safety stock and stockouts. Many organizations publish turns data by industry or SIC code to help gauge where you stand against others in your industry. Using Metrics to Measure the Health of the Business.

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

Cerasis

3 Key Metrics for Measuring Supply Chain Performance Beyond Cost Reduction. 10 Soft Metric Considerations in Measuring Supply Chain Performance. Customer Service Levels : When it comes to how a shipper defines the value of a logistics provider or 3PL to the bottom line, there are often several Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Logistics Metrics taken into consideration.

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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. Bottom line: Machine learning algorithms, applications, and platforms are helping manufacturers find new business models, fine-tune product quality, and optimize manufacturing operations to the shop floor level. New products are proliferating in manufacturing today, and delivery windows are tightening.

Industry 4.0: The Emergence of Cognitive Manufacturing

Enterra Insights

Industry 4.0 is the popular name given to the fourth industrial revolution ushered in by the digital age. They write, “Industrial production was transformed by steam power in the nineteenth century, electricity in the early twentieth century, and automation in the 1970s.”[1] ” Some pundits believe Industry 4.0 is more evolutionary than revolutionary since computers were the foundation of the last revolution and remain the foundation of Industry 4.0.

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 ).

Elephant in the Room: Thoughts on Metrics That Matter in Semiconductor and Hard Disk Drives

Kinaxis

Supply Chain Insights recently published a Metrics That Matter report covering both the Semiconductor and Hard Disk Drive (HDD) industries. Despite being hit hard by the recent recession, overall the research shows that these two industries have fared well over the last decade and are positioned to continue that success. That industry has already gone through consolidations. Semiconductor is poised to consolidate, which will have huge impact on the metrics.

Podcast: Rob O’Byrne on Digital Transformation, Sustainability, and Diversification in Sourcing

Requis

Manufacturing sites have been rationalized in terms of, “we don’t need five factories in this country, we only need three, then two, then we don’t need them at all, we’ll move them to China”. We’ve also got to educate the producers and manufacturers.

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. Next, you would have management supporting this effort during their daily Gemba walk, reviewing these hourly metrics. Specific metrics: process metrics and outcome metrics.

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Industry 4.0’s Potential Needs To Be Proven On The Shop Floor

IQMS

99% of mid-market manufacturing executives are familiar with Industry 4.0, yet only 5% are currently implementing or have implemented an Industry 4.0 Investing in upgrading existing machinery, replacing fully depreciated machines with next-generation smart, connected production equipment, and adopting real-time monitoring including Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) are manufacturers’ top three priorities based on interviews with them. Source: Industry 4.0:

Supply Chain Metrics: Make Sure They Are Aligned with Your Strategy!

Supply Chain View from the Field

Many people are talking about Key Performance Indicators, Metrics, Analytics, and other indicators of performance. The importance of selecting the right metrics or “measures” as I prefer to call them, is critical as we all know that metrics drive behaviors. Rather then selecting a plethora of meaningless metrics, it is always better to focus on a critical few, and select them wisely. Step 2 – Develop Metrics and Data Sources.

Five Key Elements that Drive Manufacturing Flow

synchrono

If you follow the Demand-Driven Matters blog, you know we specialize in Demand-Driven Manufacturing and have identified the two key components of this method as synchronization and flow. Data from machines, tools, applications, enterprise systems – any data source – is synchronized to drive decision-making (In our view, this also enables the Industrial Internet of Things – IIoT.). The post Five Key Elements that Drive Manufacturing Flow appeared first on Synchrono.

Data and Digitization in Manufacturing

Enterra Insights

Manufacturing has been the lifeblood of the global economy for hundreds of years. Because manufacturers have historically moved factories to regions featuring cheap labor and few regulatory restrictions (sometimes referred to as outsourcing or offshoring), a misconception has arisen about the importance manufacturing to national economies. ”[1] Manufacturing becomes even more relevant to advanced economies thanks to data and digitization. Industry 4.0

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Data, Cognitive Technology, and Industry 4.0

Enterra Insights

There is continued buzz about Industry 4.0 — the nickname adopted for the ongoing fourth industrial revolution. Anant Kale ( @anantkale ), Co-Founder and CEO of AppZen, explains, “The first industrial revolution mechanized production using steam power, the second gave us the assembly line for mass production, and the third industrial revolution gave us advanced automation using IT and electronics. 1] One element of Industry 4.0 Big data and manufacturing.

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Measuring Up?

Supply Chain Shaman

The average manufacturing company’s supply chain organization is 15 years old. The first step in the journey is to analyze balance sheet results and understand industry trends. The supply chain is a complex system with finite, and non-linear relationships between supply chain metrics that drive balance sheet results. We find that companies can improve one, but not two of the metrics. Teams struggle to drive improvement in both metrics at the same time.

Real-Time Monitoring Fuels IoT Growth In Manufacturing

IQMS

72% of manufacturers say real-time monitoring is essential for streamlining and making inventory reconciliation more efficient. Manufacturers in the high-performance cohort captured in our latest survey are using real-time monitoring to aggregate metrics and gain a 360-degree view of manufacturing operations accessible from any mobile or handheld device. Source: Capgemini Internet of Things (IoT) study, Unlocking the business value of IoT in operations.

The Magic Bullet for Real-Time Supply Chain Collaboration? Cloud Visibility.

synchrono

Jessica Twentyman reported in the Financial Times , that for many manufacturers, supply chain collaboration is stuck in the dark ages. Worse still, much of the data that could give manufacturers a complete, end-to-end view of their supply chain already resides within the systems of these partners; as much as 80 percent of it, according to some industry estimates. Frustrated manufacturers report having no idea they were down to the last box of parts.

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Summary of Development and Manufacture Contracts in the Aerospace and Defense Industries

NC State SCRC

The type of contract of interest in this report is for Development and Manufacture contracts in the Aerospace and Defense industries. The subcontract efforts feature the majority of military and part of commercial aviation, systems are outsourced by the overall airframe manufacturer, known as “primes” (Boeing, Airbus, Sikorski, etc.) Risk in Aerospace and Defense Industries. The contract may also include metrics and resulting consequences (late fees, etc.).

BI in Manufacturing: 3 Realistic Steps to Data Mastery in 2020

Unleashed

Industry 4.0 may sound exciting for manufacturers – with its IoT-enabled factories, all-singing all-dancing ERP software, and AI-powered insights – but frankly this is fantasy land for the vast majority of manufacturers. To survive, manufacturers – with their long lead times, and vulnerable supply chains – must be laser-focused on the metrics that matter; able to respond rapidly as conditions change. KPIs versus metrics: Specific vs general.

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Making Better Manufacturing Decisions With the Help of Machine Learning

Oracle SCM

Manufacturing today is more complex than ever before. With the increasing use of new technologies in an Industry 4.0 context, data is coming in from more and more sources. " Now when we look at the amount of data that is created in the context of Manufacturing, the Industrial Internet of Things, and Global Supply Chains, we can be sure that it is not much different. To find out more about Oracle Adaptive Intelligent Apps for Manufacturing, click HERE.

4 Strategies to Improve Supply Chain Efficiency for Manufacturing Business Owners

Unleashed

Manufacturers typically perform planning, sourcing (finding suppliers), making (manufacturing), delivering and returns. Below we outline four strategies to improve supply chain efficiency for manufacturing business owners. More successful manufacturers make a commitment to scheduling periodic and effective meetings to give their team members an opportunity to address upcoming logistics situations in advance.

Manufacturing Operations Management – A Guide for Better Shop Floor Control

ThroughPut

What is Manufacturing Operations Management? Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) is a long-term holistic solution that gives complete visibility into plant floor operations to help consistently improve manufacturing operations performance. What is Manufacturing Operations Management Software? How can Manufacturing Operations Management Software help? Here is how MOM software helps manufacturers: 1. Single-source of up-to-date processing data.

Manufacturing Operations Management – A Guide for Better Shop Floor Control

ThroughPut

What is Manufacturing Operations Management? Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) is a long-term holistic solution that gives complete visibility into plant floor operations to help consistently improve manufacturing operations performance. What is Manufacturing Operations Management Software? How can Manufacturing Operations Management Software help? Here is how MOM software helps manufacturers: 1. Single-source of up-to-date processing data.

Manufacturing Operations Management – A Guide for Better Shop Floor Control

ThroughPut

What is Manufacturing Operations Management? Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) is a long-term holistic solution that gives complete visibility into plant floor operations to help consistently improve manufacturing operations performance. What is Manufacturing Operations Management Software? How can Manufacturing Operations Management Software help? Here is how MOM software helps manufacturers: 1. Single-source of up-to-date processing data.

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. I relished the sound of a manufacturing line when I opened the door of the factory in the morning, and I liked managing inputs so that we could maximize outputs. Manufacturing is the foundation of my interest in supply chain management. In manufacturing, I became good at labor bargaining.

Selling on Shopify for Beginners: Sourcing, Designing, and More

ShipBob

The platform is held at a very high standard in the ecommerce industry. Source your products. Before you build an online store, you need to source your products. One of the key ways to succeed in online selling is by finding an affordable and reliable manufacturer or supplier.

Getting Bangladesh’s Apparel Industry on the Map

Supply Chain Brain

Penney , Benetton and Carrefour , were reported to have products being manufactured at the Rana Plaza factory. Chief executive officer Leonardo Bonanni was instrumental in designing the latest version of the Higg Index , a tool for allowing brands, retailers and manufacturers to assess their sustainability performance. Bangladesh’s apparel industry is huge, employing some 4 million people in dye houses, fabric mills, cutting and sewing operations, embellishments and print locations.

How to Become a Lean, Green Manufacturing Machine

Cerasis

Lean and green are not only trendy topics, but they also make good business sense, especially for manufacturers. However, since both concepts have been saddled with a lot of hype, manufacturers have tended to shy away from pursuing these goals. In it’s purest form, lean manufacturing is about eliminating waste and increasing quality and consistency — despite the pundits who insist you can be lean only if you can spell and pronounce words such as kaizen, kanban and heijunka.

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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. North American manufacturers who have followed this course have seen significant and sustainable results often with reductions of 25% which in turn helps to maintain and enhance their immediate market position. Subscribe Here!

Syndicated Data for CPGs

SupplyPike

Regardless of whether you are a distributor, supplier, or retailer, if you want to step up the sales of your goods, leveraging syndicated data may be one of the most proven ways to take industry trends and apply them to your business. If the website does not provide important insights then it is not serving any purpose for either the manufacturer or the client. Walmart has selected Nielsen for its source of POS data.

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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. However, cyber security has become a critical component of effective management in manufacturing. When Did Manufacturing and Cyber Security Come Into Focus?

What the Analysts Are Saying About…A&D Supply Chains

Kinaxis

Even if you’re not you should check out Supply Chain Insights, Supply Chain Metrics That Matter. What caught my eye is that for each report, they do a deep dive on a specific industry and use a mix of financial data, survey research results and interactions with their clients to help get a better understanding of various industries’ supply chains. The obvious challenge is the complexity in the A&D industry. by Bill DuBois.

Why Large Companies Increasingly Opt for 4PL Services

Logistics Bureau

In its simplest form, fourth-party logistics is a model in which manufacturers hand over the entirety of the organisation and oversight of their supply chain to a 4PL provider. the digitisation of manufacturing. 4) Industry.

How Many Slaves Are in Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

The law requires “retail sellers and manufacturers doing business in the state [with over $1 million $100 million in annual worldwide gross receipts] to disclose their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their direct supply chains for tangible goods offered for sale, as specified.”

How Machine Learning Is Redefining Supply Chain Management

IQMS

Source: Machine Learning – A Giant Leap for Supply Chain Forecasting, Material Handling and Logistics Conference (PDF, 28 pp., Source: Machine Learning & AI in Transport and Logistics, Frank Salliau & Sven Verstrepen Logistics Meets Innovation Vlerick Brussels – Nov. Source: DHL, Artificial Intelligence in Logistics, 2018 (PDF, 45 pp., Source: DHL, Artificial Intelligence in Logistics, 2018 (PDF, 45 pp.,

Off to another exciting year of student-industry engagement at NC State on cutting-edge supply chain projects

NC State SCRC

In a prior post on 2018 supply chain predictions, I shared how NC State’s Poole College of Management engages directly with industry through student-led projects. Duke Energy Sourcing Automation through AI: Sourcing Optimization through technology and artificial intelligence are becoming more readily available within the Supply Chain industry. MUFG Union Bank Strategic Performance Metrics.