How manufacturers optimize their inventories

ToolsGroup

Editor’s Note: Microsoft’s Colin Masson, Global Industry Director of Manufacturing Solutions (that's him on the left), sat down with me to discuss how manufacturers optimize their inventories. But that’s not the only shift in manufacturing.

How manufacturers optimize their inventories

ToolsGroup

Editor’s Note: Microsoft’s Colin Masson, Global Industry Director of Manufacturing Solutions (that's him on the left), sat down with me to discuss how manufacturers optimize their inventories. But that’s not the only shift in manufacturing.

6 Recent Trends in Manufacturing Technology to Increase Agile Responsiveness, Continuous Improvement & Customization

Cerasis

A Quick Recap of Recent Trends in Manufacturing Technology to Think About 2017. Although apps and smart devices will make an impact in manufacturing technologies this year, a few other recent trends in manufacturing technology will dramatically redefine industry standards.

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.

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.

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

Digital Inventory Management Key Battleground in Transformation of Brick-and-Mortar Retail

Cerasis

As e-commerce growth accelerates, shippers are working overtime to manage available inventory. It catalyzed brick-and-mortar retailers to offer online shopping opportunities, which require much more than manual inventory management practices.

Transforming the manufacturing supply chain with MEIO

ToolsGroup

Editor’s Note: Last year ToolsGroup became Microsoft’s partner for Multi-echelon Inventory Optimization (MEIO) in Industrial accounts. Microsoft’s Bill Moffett and I collaborated on an introductory blog on MEIO for manufacturing businesses. Inventory Optimization

Inventory Management in Service Logistics Industry

Talking Logistics

What is Inventory Management? For Manufacturing it’s about carrying zero or minimum inventory. For Logistics the focus is on high inventory turns. Inventory Management is about having a right balance of expectations from different functions of the supply chain.

Omni-Channel Logistics Leaders: The Importance of Real-Time Inventory Visibility

Talking Logistics

The research focused on the inventory visibility and optimization challenges that companies face today related to omni-channel fulfillment and the actions they should take to elevate their omni-channel performance.

Five Trends That Excite Me!

Supply Chain Shaman

Here I share insights on the work we are doing on the Network of Networks, and Five Trends that Excite Me. At this small session we will explore these new trends: What is the role of blockchain in the future of building value networks? Five Technology Trends That Excite Me.

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The Logistics Trend Behind The Latest Trend

Freightos

The Logistics Trend Behind The Latest Trend. Are You Up With The Trends? Rapidly emerging trends demand a flexible supply chain that can harness new technology and find new efficiencies. More Than A Trend. Keeping Up With The Trends?

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Expert Reveals 7 Supply Chain Trends to Watch

Cerasis

Look at these 7 supply chain trends as a guide to better your supply chain today. In this article, Professor Burcu Keskin from University of Alabama will share 7 supply chain trends that working professionals should watch. Infographics Supply Chain Supply Chain Trends

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What’s New in Inventory Optimization?

ToolsGroup

Principal Analyst James Cooke of Nucleus Research just published his 2016 Inventory Optimization Value Matrix which highlights this year’s key trends, including functionality and usability. He reiterates why his firm sees inventory optimization (IO) solutions as so important.

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

Cerasis

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.

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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.

Inventory Management Levers – Success Through Collaboration

Kinaxis

by Andrew Dunbar So you’re an inventory manager, and your CFO just asked you to reduce inventory by 10% before year end to free up some capital for next year’s big investment in R&D. Figure 1: The theoretical on hand inventory level of a single item.

Trends Shaping Industry 4.0

Enterra Insights

Technologies generally emerge then drive trends. Trends often refer to how technologies are being or will used. We live in the Digital Age and most business consultants insist businesses, including manufacturers, need to transform into digital enterprises in order succeed. ” Additive Manufacturing (aka 3D Printing). Additive manufacturing is no longer a novelty. One of the benefits of additive manufacturing is that new forms (i.e., Industry 4.0

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Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015

Cerasis

Still in all most fabricators have seen steel sales rise and customer demands and inventory requirements increase over the past several years. Now is the Time for Manufacturing to Look at Logistics Efficiency. Manufacturing seems heading for a long awaited comeback.

10 Commandments of Inventory Management

Supply Chain Opz

Inventory management is one of the most important tasks for supply chain management professionals. However, most inventory control theories are too complicated or too difficult to apply to real world situations.

5 Key Trends Driving Supply Chain Innovation

Talking Logistics

Trend #1: Customers Buying Experience Not Products. With enhancements in manufacturing and product development, it’s increasingly hard to distinguish product capabilities as a customer. 2 Real-time Network Inventory Control and Planning. Will they share inventory?

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Top 6 Trends in 2019 Infographic

AB&R

Check out our Top 6 Trends in 2019 infographic below. The post Top 6 Trends in 2019 Infographic appeared first on AB&R. Asset Management Blog Inventory Management Managed Services Manufacturing Mobile Workforce RFID Transportation & Logistics

The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2017

Cerasis

Fortunately, your organization can get ahead of the learning curve by knowing what trends in logistics to watch for this year. The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2016. The election is over, but the race is just starting for logistics providers.

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The Benefits of Evolved Vendor Managed Inventory Model Led by Web-Based VMI

Cerasis

So why do we feature content related to Vendor Managed Inventory? In a VMI model, part of the equation is the inbound & outbound flow of the inventory. Inventory is then put on pallets and shipped as freight. ” Vendor Managed Inventory Model: A Quick Back Story.

7 Reasons ERP Systems Can Increase the Productivity of Your Manufacturing Industry

Cerasis

ERP systems are a raging trend in the corporate arena these days – these miraculous platforms are a sure shot way to infuse productivity into your routine operations! The Trends that Will Forever Shape Manufacturing in 2018 & Beyond. Manufacturing Supply Chain

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Rise of Enterprise Mobility in Manufacturing

Cerasis

What is Mobility as it Applies to Manufacturing and Other Businesses? However, we are not referencing this kind of mobility when we are talking about mobility in manufacturing and logistics. The Rise of Enterprise Mobility in Manufacturing for Process Enablement.

Top 10 Predictions for Manufacturing CIOs In 2019

IQMS

Manufacturing CIOs are now expected to be business strategists first, technical experts second as many are expected increase IT’s contributions to growth. The survey found that the fastest growing manufacturers can orchestrate a diverse base of technologies more effectively than competitors.

Manufacturing in the Age of Uncertainty

QAD

But what if every pizza shop in America all of a sudden asked a single pizza oven manufacturer to build and ship an extra oven per shop? How does a manufacturer organize operations to meet unexpected demand shifts without creating inefficiency for the rest of the year?

Trends 2019: The Internet of Things

Enterra Insights

Internet of Things trends. Daniel Newman, CEO of Broadsuite Media Group, explains, “Market analysts predict the number of connected devices in the manufacturing industry will double between 2017 and 2020. Manufacturers will be able to prevent delays, improve production performance, reduce equipment downtime and manage inventory.”[6]. ” Obviously, manufacturers of smart devices understand vulnerability concerns and they are working to address them.

The Internet of Things Changes the Equipment Manufacturer’s Spare Parts Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Suppose you’re in logistics for an equipment manufacturer or a maintenance manager in an operating plant, and a geek in your office keeps talking about the Internet of Things (IoT). Cloud/Software-as-a-Service Inventory Management Logistics Trends

[INFOGRAPHIC] 5 More Supply Chain Trends To Watch Out for in 2016

Cerasis

Yesterday we began our two part series on 2016 supply chain trends that will drive supply chain management into the future. As with most trends we all have read over the last few years, the focus was on technology. Supply Chain Trends 2016: 5 Additional More Areas of Focus.

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7 Inventory Control Practices That Save You Money

Unleashed

Not only will effective inventory control save you money, but it can also improve cash flow in other ways. It’s important to factor inventory stock into your cashflow management because it represents money spent that won’t generate cash until your inventory has been sold. The longer inventory sits on your shelves, the more it costs, tying up cash reserves and occupying valuable space. Flexible manufacturing. Reducing inventory stock.

Muted U.S. Economic Growth Levels Point to Needs for More Advanced Inventory Management Capabilities

Supply Chain Matters

Business media has of-late pointed out that that overall inventory levels among retailers and manufacturers has been unusually high, which is impacting both current procurement activity as well as […]. Inventory Management Omni-Channel Commerce Supply Chain Impacts Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Planning Supply Chain Technology inventory management trends LLamasoft Inc.

Taking a Holistic View on Inventory May Lead to Change in Strategy

Talking Logistics

Inventory optimization has always been a challenge while designing and planning a supply chain. A variety of barriers can impact an effective inventory strategy, such as working in functional silos and demand/supplier volatility¹. Asking the Right Inventory Questions.

Statistical Evidence Suggests There is Indeed an Inventory Overhang with Two Potential Causes

Supply Chain Matters

Business media has of-late pointed out that that overall inventory levels among retailers and manufacturers has been unusually high, which is impacting both current procurement activity as well as logistics and transportation trends. Inventory Management Retail Supply Chain Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Planning Independent supply chain industry analyst Bob Ferrari's Blog inventory management trends Supply chain Matters blog