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.

Mindmap for the Fashion & Luxury Goods Market

Supply Chain Movement

Adequate demand planning and accurate inventory investments are key to successful supply chain management in this fast-moving industry. Jordan. In this fast-paced world, where there is also increasing pressure to reduce the carbon footprint, global fashion and luxury goods manufacturers have to redesign their go-to-market strategy to meet demand in a cost-efficient and sustainable way: Plan.

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Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update


Carmakers and electronic manufacturers in South Korea and Japan are reporting production line shutdowns. to Asia export bookings especially in markets with low container inventory. Middle East (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Jordan & Qatar) are moving to freighter only market as well. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update. By: Frank McGuigan, Chief Executive Officer, Transplace.

Going Lean: Should You Replace Your ERP System?


By Trey Jordan, Senior Software Consultant. At some point in their Lean journey, nearly every manufacturer faces the same decision: Do you take the time to fix or replace your broken ERP systems or just keep working around them? If you’re even a modest-sized manufacturing enterprise, you’ve probably already sunk hundreds of thousands of dollars into your ERP system. The only difference is that many manufacturers never emerge from the Trough of Disillusionment.

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COVID-19 accelerates four trends and changes within global supply chains


2020 has introduced new logistical blueprints to follow and the push to get work done with fewer employees has grown exponentially as social distancing directives continue to influence the nation’s manufacturing.

ERP is an Oxymoron


From a manufacturer’s perspective, ERP was born with the addition of MRPII to the core financial functionality already found in existing systems. Many of the early ERP solutions provided some procurement functionality as well as sales orders, though not many offered manufacturing-oriented functionality like the ability to configure products on the fly. There is a belief that manufacturers are slow to adopt technology. Manufacturing Demands a Different Approach.

Three Mega Trends Driving Supply Chain Transformations


One of the main drivers behind increased supply chain complexity is that the line between manufacturing and retail is blurring. Today, we see both manufacturers and retailers making it easier for customers to order products and have them delivered directly to their homes. Research from Gartner tells us that by 2020, 50% of all manufacturing supply chains will have the ability to enable direct-to-consumer shipments. This post is credited to Jordan Kass.

Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

Supply Chain Movement

Jordan. Because companies are increasingly outsourcing their manufacturing and logistics activities around the world, they are also more exposed to disruptions in the supply chain. Such a system enables those companies to fulfil orders flexibly by dispatching the goods from various inventory points (e.g. The supply chain software industry is in a considerable state of flux. Three large, international take-overs are changing the face of the market.

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Inventory stock turns in Days. Inventory management. Production/manufacturing. Inventory levels. Supply Chain KPIs are Essential – The Right Ones! The information on this page WILL help you get it right. Many people get really confused about KPIs or Key Performance Indicators in Logistics and Supply Chain operations. Which ones to use?… … How many to use? Sadly it’s not such an easy question to answer. Of course they need to be SMART.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] 6 Logistics Industry Trends Set to Transform 2016 & Beyond


We have discussed how manufacturers are changing the landscape through surprising, innovative trends. Changes in manufacturing processes, which will increase production, lead to one ultimate result--the logistics industry must change. Although logistics providers have been gradually switching towards sustainable efforts, such as the use of natural gas-powered vehicles, the push for sustainability in 2016 will exceed that of previous years, explains Jordan England-Nelson.

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Supply Chain Management:Rapid Innovation will Differentiate the.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Industrial Manufacturing. That in-turn raises the challenge of the ability to manage inventories across cross-channel commerce, along with the ability to position and deploy inventory to the most profitable channel and associated store outlets. Posted by: Jordan | January 5, 2014 1:11 PM. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines. Automotive. Communication Services. Consumer Packaged Goods.