How Do You Turn Supply Chain Data Into Actionable Information?

Logility

So how do you turn that data into actionable information? For instance, a modern report for a manufacturer might display all the data about transportation providers as usable information, in a scorecard format.

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Real-time Information Increasingly Important for Manufacturers

QAD

Digital transformation strategies are delivering more responsive solutions and real-time information to change the way organizations operate. This access “reduced the time information travels from Chicago to New Jersey by just four milliseconds, from 17 to 13 milliseconds.” . Manufacturers Thrive on Timely Information. Can manually intensive processes provide timely information from suppliers?

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Inventory Management vs Product Information Management (PIM)

Supply Chain Game Changer

The following Product Information Management (PIM) article was written by guest author Alex Borzo, a content contributor at Amber Engine , a software company passionate about eCommerce. Product manufacturing. ? Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

Trends and Predictions 2020: Information Technology

Enterra Insights

Information technology (IT) is an umbrella term covering a variety of technologies. Bill Gates ( @BillGates ) once stated, “Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. ” The current CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella ( @satyanadella ), adds, “Information technology is at the core of how you do your business and how your business model itself evolves.” The IoT is the epitome of information technology.

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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.

Technology Improves Manufacturing Disaster Preparedness

DELMIA Quintiq

Disaster preparedness is imperative everywhere, but that goes double for the manufacturing industry. With the right application of intelligent technologies, manufacturers and supply chain partners can more easily make proactive decisions, like diverting vessels and making other route changes. This branch of technology helps manufacturers on two fronts: backup and disaster recovery. Best Practices Digital Twin Digitalization Manufacturing Natural Resources

These are the 2018 Manufacturing Trends That will Drive 2.1% Growth In American Manufacturing

Cerasis

Manufacturing is on the cusp of an explosion in growth and innovation in 2018. These facts set the stage for exponential manufacturing growth in 2018. Supply chain executives need to take a few moments to learn more about the top 2018 manufacturing trends that will make it possible. Check Out the Top 2018 Manufacturing Trends. Reshoring is expected to be a major driving force and one of the most important of the 2018 manufacturing trends. Manufacturing Trends

2021 Manufacturing Trends: Connecting Workers Will Be Key

IQMS

2021 manufacturing trends will be driven by the lessons learned in 2020. 2021 Manufacturing Trends to Improve Decision Making and Productivity. Let’s look at nine areas of technology investment where manufacturers empower employees to improve decision-making and productivity in 2021.

20 Manufacturing Blogs Every Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Distribution, and Logistics Professional Should Read

Cerasis

If you are a regular reader of the Cerasis blog, you know our goal is to educate and inform those in the manufacturing, supply chain, distribution, logistics, and transportation space with best practices, trends, and industry news so that we can create a community of people. This community would not exist if it were not for manufacturing being the core of the other industries. . 20 Manufacturing Blogs You Need to Be Reading. Manufacturing manufacturing blogs

Why The Future Of Smart Manufacturing Starts With Connected Workers

IQMS

Bottom Line: Providing connected workers and teams with the tools they need to excel onsite and remotely while enabling shop floor operations to transition from one manufacturing process to another is the essence of smart manufacturing today.

Skillfully Managing Manufacturing Reshoring Projects

Cerasis

There’s more involved in successfully reshoring a foreign manufacturing operation back to the U.S. Reshoring is a hot topic in manufacturing. These “Bring Manufacturing Back” initiatives have many moving parts and require careful planning and execution and very skillful project management. location and the best facility for manufacturing are key components to the overall success of the program. Most of the reshoring information available to U.S.

How Can Manufacturers Manage Disruption and Improve Productivity?

Logility

How can manufacturers manage disruption and improve productivity? By using advanced analytics for manufacturing, to understand the valuable information concealed within the data they already have! Advanced analytics for manufacturing is a good place to start.

Will the Internet of Things (IoT) Help Eliminate Information Latency and Deficiency in Supply Planning?

Kinaxis

More and more sensors are getting embedded in the “things” and leading to an explosion of information availability. So when I started to think about planning processes in the context of IoT, I was wondering if we can conquer those two old enemies of planning effectiveness: information deficiency and information latency. Will IoT design enable us to get demand signals from the products and sensory information from the entire set of physical infrastructure for planning?

Carriers, You’re in the Information-Handling Business Too (Takeaways from McLeod Software User Conference 2015)

Talking Logistics

I speak at many industry conferences throughout the year, where the majority of the audience are shippers — that is, supply chain and logistics executives from manufacturing and retail companies. If you haven’t realized it already, you’re in the information-handling business as much as you’re in the freight-handling business,” said Tom McLeod, President and Founder of McLeod Software.

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. To avoid throttling or temporarily shutting down production plants in the event of a massive disruption, manufacturers need to strengthen relationships within their global sub-tier supplier networks.

Trends In Manufacturing: 5 Tangible Technologies are Shaping the Future of Manufacturing Now

Cerasis

Continuous improvement is part of the game in manufacturing. Among the new trends in manufacturing improving the industry, additive manufacturing and cloud-based systems will push manufacturing forward in 2017. In fact, rapid design and lightning-fast prototyping, reports Mark Dohnalek of Manufacturing Business Technology magazine , will allow manufacturers to design and produce products in a few days, if not hours. Manufacturing

Omnichannel In Manufacturing: Why Manufacturers Are Following Retailers to an Omnichannel World

Cerasis

The application of omnichannel in manufacturing primarily focuses on the collaboration between suppliers, or vendors, and distributors. The Problem: Seamless Omnichannel Experiences Extend Beyond Retailer-Customer Relationships Keeping up with customers’ demands has natural implications for business-to-business sellers, including manufacturers. Manufacturers still using disjointed processes and operating in functional silos are unable to keep up with demand.

How to Prepare the Next Generation of Manufacturers

Cerasis

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? Refresh the Image to Attract the Next Generation of Manufacturers.

5 Ways to Make Your Manufacturing Plant More Sustainable in the Age of COVID-19

DELMIA Quintiq

This classification extends to the manufacturing facilities and personnel keeping us fed and supplied. Doing more with less is more critical in manufacturing than ever. Manufacturers of medical and cleaning supplies, as well as the specialists overseeing trucking, delivery and logistics companies, might have to make do with limited supplies and labor. They might even find themselves conscripted into manufacturing essential products under the Defense Production Act.

Manufacturing Plant Site Selection: Where to Locate Your Manufacturing Plant

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This article comes from Steve Wright who works for Whirlwind Steel and shares his knowledge on manufacturing plant site selection. There are a number of factors to consider in manufacturing plant site selection to ensure you have the best location for your new plant. Unlike retail, office, or residential locations, a manufacturer must also consider various environmental regulations , workforce issues, and raw material availability, among other things.

Top 3 Priorities for Manufacturing Companies in 2018

Cerasis

Companies are hoping to continue their revenue growth in 2018 by setting priorities for manufacturing in 3 key areas. KLR has released the results of its annual manufacturing industry outlook report , and the optimism following last year’s elections will continue straight through 2017. With promises of tax reform, decreased federal regulations and looser trade agreements, manufacturers have slowly seen revenue growth throughout the U.S. Manufacturing

The Remedy for Inefficiencies in Contract Manufacturing

QAD

Our health care industry depends on the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, and they, in turn, depend on contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs) for their outsourced manufacturing. Optimized Digital Manufacturing. Contract Manufacturing Supply Chain Continuity.

Q&A: American Manufacturer, UCan Zippers, Shows Pride, Quality, and Commitment to American Manufacturing

Cerasis

In that interview we mentioned that he would visit Made In USA Zipper manufacturer, UCan Zippers to film a video documenting the company's commitment to American Manufacturing for nearly 30 years. Why are we having an interview with an American Manufacturer on a logistics blog, you ask? Almost everything you touch, see, use, have fun with, was made by a manufacturing company. Further, most likely, that object made by a manufacturer was brought to you on a truck.

QAD Tomorrow: What’s Next for Manufacturers?

QAD

Thank you to those of you who joined us for QAD Tomorrow, our virtual thought stream, which was focused on the unforeseen disruption in manufacturing and the new transformation imperative. Are You an Adaptive Manufacturing Enterprise?

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.

Manufacturers Should Focus on This Most Critical Component for Manufacturing Operations Excellence

Cerasis

We conclude this two part series about manufacturing operations excellence by consultant Chuck Intrieri, by outlaying why manufacturers should focus on a critical component that will help sustain manufacturing operations excellence for years to come. What is Driving Sustainable Manufacturing Operations Excellence? What is the most important part of manufacturing? The most important resource in manufacturing is people.

Reshoring Or Not, What is Manufacturing? 4 Questions to Ponder with Real American Manufacturers

Cerasis

Editor's Note: This is a two part series featuring Chuck Intrieri, who along with providing excellent insights over at his industry leading The Lean Supply Chain blog, is also a consultant who works with companies for Cost Reduction, Supply Chain Optimization, Logistics, Manufacturing, and 3PL Selection. We recommend you get in touch with him if you'd like an expert to guide you to the next level in your manufacturing business. . What is Manufacturing?

Digital Transformation: An Imperative for Industrial Manufacturing in 2017

Cerasis

Are industrial manufacturers seizing all the opportunities of a more digital world? A recent article suggests that, by 2018, only 30 percent of manufacturers investing in digital transformation will be able to maximize the outcome. Let’s take a look at four reasons why digital transformation is an imperative in 2017 for industrial manufacturers: 1. Manufacturers need to rise to meet these new expectations – and one of the keys is through digital transformation.

Green Is the New Black: Why Green Manufacturing & Sustainability Matter

Cerasis

In a blog post earlier this year, we noted how since the election, more manufactures have expressed interest in reshoring and avoiding offshoring entirely. However, manufacturers are considering other ways of improving factories and supply chains as well. more companies are turning toward sustainable alternatives and methodologies (like green manufacturing) in boosting competitive advantage and increasing revenue, explains Stuart Hall of Global Manufacturing.

How Can Technology be The Game Changer for Your Manufacturing Business?

Cerasis

Coming back to the context of technology, and its significance in helping manufacturing businesses grow, it is to be mentioned that the benefits of adopting the resource are actually productive due to a lot of reasons. For example, manufacturers and production supervisors can consider roping in digital systems that can help them to monitor productivity, growth, and shortcomings simultaneously. The Trends that Will Forever Shape Manufacturing in 2018 & Beyond.

These Top Manufacturing Technology Trends will Fuel a Focus on Customer Experience in 2018

Cerasis

Going back to the Industrial Internet of things (IIoT), the use of Internet-connected technology increases risk in manufacturing. billion in 2018 alone, reports Michael Kotelec of Manufacturing.net , and this will bring a strong, robust boost to efficiency and productivity in manufacturing. Artificial intelligence (AI) tools will reduce delays and simplify customer service across all changes in manufacturing throughout 2018. Manufacturing Technology Trends

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The 3 Myths & Current State of American Manufacturing

Cerasis

manufacturers, supply chain, logistics, transportation, and freight management. Today we focus on the realities that we face with American manufacturing. The argument for American manufacturing is clear, and the topic has graced the stages of all political candidates. closely follows China’s lead in manufacturing, and in fact, the U.S. is on track to surpass Chinese manufacturers by 2020, reports Chris Mathews of Fortune magazine. Manufacturers.

The Future is Now: Why these 5 Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Trends will Dominate 2018

Cerasis

Over the next two years, manufacturers are set to invest more than $250 billion in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and the use of technology to improve manufacturing will only increase. It is almost impossible to define the exact amount manufacturers will invest in technologies over the coming year, but they are moving toward more sustainable, cost-effective practices. in manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, and transportation management.

The 5 Benefits of Virtual Reality in Manufacturing

Cerasis

For manufacturers, virtual reality represents a major breakthrough in how products are created. Let’s take an in-depth look into the world of virtual reality, what’s holding it back, and why manufacturers are looking to virtual reality in manufacturing. Virtual reality in manufacturing is referred to as “digital design, simulation, and integration. What Are the Hindrances to Use of Virtual Reality in Manufacturing? How Does Virtual Reality Benefit Manufacturers?

4 Key Trends to Watch in Smart Manufacturing and Supply Chain

Cerasis

The advancements in 3D printing and 'Additive Manufacturing,' coupled with supply chain efficiencies, could make distributed manufacturing a reality, ushering in the era of smart manufacturing. The Continual Coverage and Now Reality of Smart Manufacturing with 3D Printing. I remember reading an MIT paper on manufacturing technology trends a couple of years ago. It had a fascinating mention of " Additive Manufacturing " (AM) and how it could be a game changer.