3 Reasons Continuous Innovation is Vital for Manufacturers, Shippers, and Businesses Alike

Cerasis

Throughout the course of business, business owners, who may be in the manufacturing, retail, or in another industry, find themselves focusing on innovation. Ultimately, innovation becomes a priority as its priorities align with the needs of IT departments and the overall business.

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.

How Do We Know National Network for Manufacturing Innovation is Working? Because China is Copying It.

Cerasis

Editor's note: This is a guest blog from our friend Adam Nager from the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation or ITIF. In this post, Adam discusses the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation or NNMI and how it relates to the Made in China 2025 initiative. . model, aggressively integrating Internet of Things technology into manufacturing and targeting specific advanced industries in which they hope to succeed. The Rise of Chinese Manufacturing.

Enabling Innovation Groups To Sell More Effectively to Operations Leaders

ThroughPut

We do it throughout entire industries, enabling leaders to smooth-out their Supply Chains, lean-out their Logistics, optimize their Operations, and maximize their Manufacturing throughput, all with their existing teams and often disaggregated data sources. Don’t give Innovation Groups budgets.

Innovations that drive business decisions forward

Quintiq

Guy Kawasaki, former Chief Evangelist at Apple, talked about the ways in which companies could think about new methods of driving innovation. Covering wide ground on manufacturing.

Transportation Innovation 2018

EFT

Tompkins International (Tompkins) recently led a two-hour workshop on logistics technology innovations. A lively discussion followed regarding how the technologies will affect the transportation and warehousing industries.

Customer Experience Driving Innovation for High-Performing Companies

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt of a research report published last week , “Competing on Customer Experience: The Driving Force Behind Supply Chain Innovation.” Customer Experience: A Bigger Focus for High-Performing and Innovator Companies.

Innovating Spare Parts Logistics

Logistics Trends and Insights

However, transportation costs can be astronomical if not managed appropriately. Meanwhile, in 2016, UPS announced a distributed, on-demand manufacturing network that links its global logistics network with 3D printers at more than 60 UPS Stores across the U.S

5 Key Trends Driving Supply Chain Innovation

Talking Logistics

When we speak to supply chain leaders about innovations in their supply chain, it’s not always about drones, self-driving trucks, or automated warehouses. With enhancements in manufacturing and product development, it’s increasingly hard to distinguish product capabilities as a customer.

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

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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!

What challenges must today’s automotive manufacturers overcome?

Quintiq

Some of the most innovative developments currently being delivered by automotive manufacturers include new drive technologies, autonomous driving and connected cars. Fulfilling the demand for innovative models relies on a flexible network of internal and external partners.

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. How can we help to prepare the industry for the next generation of manufacturers? Manufacturing

A year of innovation ahead

Supply Chain Movement

2015 will see an increased focus on innovation by supply chain and logistics companies as the pace of change in the industry accelerates. Structural change has occurred in the industry when the needs of manufacturers and retailers have coincided with those of the logistics supply side.

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

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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

The Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2014

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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. Manufacturing manufacturing blog post

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. The Trends that Will Forever Shape Manufacturing in 2018 & Beyond.

7 Innovative Warehouse Management Technologies to Adopt

Cerasis

Leading-edge manufacturers are partnering with providers of warehouse management systems to create customized software and smart robots that help manage the movement, storage and sorting of warehouse inventory. The increasing demand for higher levels of performance and flexibility in warehouse robotics is stimulating some innovative product developments and early adoptions of mobile warehouse robotics.

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

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

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.

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Transportation Industry Braces for a Looming Transportation Capacity Crunch Crisis in 2017

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Expected Transportation Capacity Issues. The concern and dialog about the transportation capacity issues for our country have bridged the past two decades and beyond. Some additional immediate needs should be self-explanatory: Highway safety innovations.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Effective Supply Chain Management In Manufacturing Key to Revival of Industry in U.S.

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Supply chain management in manufacturing is by no means a simple process, but the United States is learning from past mistakes and they're poised to start playing a little catch-up in the manufacturing world due to their expertise. INFOGRAPHIC: Supply Chain Management in Manufacturing.

Will Cost Management Trump Innovation Investments in 2016?

Talking Logistics

percent, indicating contraction in manufacturing for the second consecutive month, and is the lowest reading since June 2009 when the PMI® registered 45.8 In light of this economic outlook, will cost management trump innovation investments this year or will companies aim to find a happy balance? Leading companies find ways to balance cost management and innovation. It may not be 50/50, but you can’t forget about the innovation portion of it.

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.

Supply Chain Innovation Technology: No Longer Just a “Build vs. Buy” Decision

Talking Logistics

In the past, companies could afford to be laggards, but the pace of change is so fast today, that waiting too long to innovate could put them so far behind the competition that they would never catch up. Innovation is not something that you start and stop; it’s something that you have to do continuously. Today, when it comes to supply chain innovation technology, it’s no longer just a build vs. buy decision.

6 Manufacturing Trends to Watch Out for in 2016

Cerasis

As we close the year of 2015, we want to take a look at some manufacturing trends for 2016. We look at 6 core areas that manufacturing companies will take a long look at as they gear up for a successful 2016. E-Commerce for Manufacturing. Manufacturing manufacturing trends

Top Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015

Cerasis

We continue our series on the most read articles from the Cerasis blog for 2015 today by featuring any of the blogs in the transportation management or transportation categories. . We've already listed the top 10 manufacturing articles, the top 10 supply chain articles, and yesterday, the top 10 logistics articles. Top 10 Most Read Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015. What does the Future of Transport Management Systems Look Like?

Additive Manufacturing continues to Mature

Enterra Insights

For nearly a decade, pundits have been touting the transformative effects of additive manufacturing (aka 3D printing). ”[1] Most analysts include additive manufacturing in their list of technologies that collectively are fostering the next industrial revolution, which is often referred to as Industry 4.0. Timms correctly points out even if additive manufacturing overcomes some of its remaining challenges, it won’t ever completely replace traditional manufacturing.

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. . You can just about find anything as it relates to managing transportation as well since Cerasis is focused on providing both technology and services for more effective transportation management. . Most Read Manufacturing Articles of 2015.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

In that spirit, we’ve combed the MH&L archives for the most innovative supply chain developments of the past year, as reported in our print magazine, on our website, in our e-newsletters, or our various social media channels.

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.

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.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Digital Disruption: Closing the Connectivity Gap in Manufacturing with Digital Operations

Cerasis

A global marketplace is emerging that represents a huge opportunity for manufacturing. But the market is segmented, demanding specialization that will be tough for traditional manufacturers to handle. Closing the Connectivity Gap in Manufacturing with Digital Operations.

The Future of Energy for Manufacturing!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Today manufacturers must continually look for waste reduction, process improvement and supply chain efficiency to meet competitive pressures and their customers’ cost reduction requirements. What role will energy play in the long-term strategy for manufacturers? Subscribe Here!

2018 EFT Global Logistics Report: Innovation and Technology Are Paving the Way Forward

Supply Chain Nation

This year’s Eye for Transport (EFT) Global Logistics Report shows increased momentum and optimism more than ever. This strategy has been replaced in 2018 with gaining more business from existing customers, through existing customers’ growth and innovation. Breaking the Innovation Trap.