Improve Manufacturing Performance with Total Productive Maintenance

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

When I first came across Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) I was sceptical of yet another ”blue sky” approach to pursuing manufacturing excellence. FMCG Dave Jordan Performance Improvement Manufacturing Footprint Supply Chain S&OP Cost Reduction

FMCG Co-packing and Re-packing Management

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Customer service FMCG Logistics Service Provider Dave Jordan Manufacturing Footprint Logistics ManagementWhether you call it co-packing or re-packing this involves the further manipulation of a previously finished and complete SKU.

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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.

Manufacturing Pulse Report 2016

Supply Chain Movement

The manufacturing sector is in the midst of a period of great change. JDA’s Manufacturing Pulse report examining consumer industries has revealed that in the last 12 months, more than two-fifths (42%) of European adults have bought goods directly from a manufacturer. This shift to direct selling is making itself felt on manufacturers’ supply chains and their profitability. As omni-channel comes to the manufacturing sector, disruption will inevitably follow.

The Changing Landscape of Direct-to-Consumer Sales

Enterra Insights

Manufacturers aren’t blind to this trend and some of them have developed direct-to-consumer (DTC/D2C) strategies. DTC strategies allow manufacturers to sell products directly to customers, bypassing third-party retailers, wholesalers, or any other middlemen. Sounds like a win-win for manufacturers and consumers; however, manufacturers know physical stores (in normal times) still surpass online sales and DTC sales can complicate manufacturer/retail relationships.

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Mindmap for the Fashion & Luxury Goods Market

Supply Chain Movement

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. Fashion and luxury goods manufacturers are defining their own seasons, which is making the planning of campaigns more complex.

Industrial IoT: Supporters and Skeptics

Enterra Insights

Jordan Appleson ( @jordanisonfire ), CEO at Hark, explains, “A subset of IoT is the Industrial Internet of Things which refers to creating interconnections between industrial equipment, facilities, personnel and processes. ”[1] Given all the potential benefits of the IIoT, manufacturers should be jumping on the IIoT bandwagon. According to Hitch, manufacturers with the greatest revenue are the ones most likely to implement IIoT systems.

Going Lean: Should You Replace Your ERP System?

synchrono

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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Supply chain & logistics webinar

Proxima

At our recent webinar, held with Supply Chain and Logistics consultancy Hatmill, Proxima’s Simon Geale welcomed Joe Metcalf, Johnathan Foster, Neil Jordan, and Simon Dixon to discuss their advice on the tools needed now to achieve supply chain and logistics success across: warehousing, automation, freight, and reverse logistics. This has been driven predominantly by retailers looking to adopt automated supply chains and manufacturing processes.

BluJay Partners with TriumphPay to Streamline Payment Process for Shippers and Carriers

BluJay Solutions

TriumphPay is thrilled to partner with BluJay Solutions, an industry leader with an outstanding track record of success, a talented and experienced team, and a focus on delivering great value to its customers,” says Jordan Graft, President of TriumphPay. New partnership aims to cut costs attached to carrier payment processing and provide quick payment options.

ERP is an Oxymoron

synchrono

From a manufacturer’s perspective, ERP was born with the addition of MRPII to the core financial functionality already found in existing systems. There is a belief that manufacturers are slow to adopt technology. I think it’s more that tec hnology is slow to adopt manufacturing.

Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

Supply Chain Movement

The Netherlands secured first place based on the results from the large-scale survey among logistics decision-makers within manufacturing and retail companies in Germany. Jordan. The Netherlands is the best region for a logistics base according to the ‘VerkehrsRundschau Markenstudie ImageRanking’.

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

Proxima

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. Sales and revenues are great, but there needs to be real confidence that you’ll get 20-30% returns,” Jordan continued.

Questions Companies with U.S.-Mexico Trade Should be Asking

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Robinson’s President of Managed Services, Jordan Kass, spoke before Congress to detail industry concerns over the U.S. Consumers can now buy directly from overseas retailers and manufacturers, and with the increase in the de minimis value by Congress from $200 to $800, we increasingly see the U.S. Nearly three years ago, C.H. government’s role in supply chains. Today, amid an uncertain trade situation on the U.S.-Mexico Mexico border, his words seem unusually predictive.

Supply Chain Risk Management Highlighted by a Tiny Computer Chip

Enterra Insights

Jordan Robertson and Michael Riley explain what happened next.[2]. Multiple people familiar with the matter say investigators found that the chips had been inserted at factories run by manufacturing subcontractors in China.” 2] Jordan Robertson and Michael Riley, “ The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. As recent events demonstrate, science fiction often turns into science fact.

Willkommen! Quintiq World Tour opens its doors in Düsseldorf

DELMIA Quintiq

Many of our experts today, whether they are from the aviation industry or even from the steel manufacturing sector, already have Mark Gallagher and his career highlights on their radar. Kümmerlen invites the Formula 1 pro and former management of executive of Jordan Grand Prix, Red Bull Racing and Cosworth, to the stage. It’s 8am, the morning of June 12th, a few days after one of the most devastating storms hit the greater Düsseldorf and Rhine region.

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Rethinking your optimum

Supply Chain Movement

The benefits of the Self-Learning Supply Chain in manufacturing. Jordan. Rethink your optimum: Prepare your supply chain for the challenges of 2017 and beyond. Advanced analytics and optimization technology is the game-changing advantage that will push you past the competition – giving your business more agility, higher accuracy and sharper insights to maximize your revenue.

Three Mega Trends Driving Supply Chain Transformations

TMC

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.

Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

Supply Chain Movement

These developments impact Original Equipment Manufacturers, both at strategic level and at operational level within their supply chains. Jordan. And Manufacturing needs to be agile to keep up with rapid changes in the market. A technology revolution is rapidly changing the way we work, providing threats and opportunities along the way.

Three Mega Trends Driving Supply Chain Transformations

TMC

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.

Three Ways Government Can Champion IoT-Wired Supply Chains

TMC

based companies that are impacting cutting-edge innovations, operate under a tax code designed for manufacturing in the 1980s. This post is credited to Jordan Kass. The Internet of Things (IoT) is rewiring supply chains, yet we are only at the beginning of this journey. As innovation gains speed, there are broad supply chain issues that governments need to address in order to take full advantage of the incredible opportunities that lie ahead.

Talent development essential for supply chain leaders

Supply Chain Movement

In addition to being responsible for manufacturing and logistics, a CSCO also has to ensure alignment with internal departments such as Sales and Marketing, and with external partners such as customers and suppliers. Jordan. Recruiting raw talent is ‘extremely challenging’. Supply chain leaders have gained an ever-stronger position in the world of business over recent years.

Strategic moves among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. Jordan. Manufacturers and retailers had a generally positive outlook on the prospect of consolidation. Effectively, shippers (manufacturers and retailers that have products in need of transport) either don’t value innovation from their LSPs or don’t see innovation from them. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe.

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. The supply chain software industry is in a considerable state of flux. Three large, international take-overs are changing the face of the market. as the advance of e-commerce continues, companies with an omnichannel approach are increasingly implementing specific order management systems.

Up for Discussion: A First Glance at Congress’s Next Infrastructure Bill

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Robinson’s President of Managed Services, Jordan Kass, testified on possible funding mechanisms in March 2018 before the Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security.

5 Supply Chain Priorities for U.S. Infrastructure Investments

TMC

We recommended that the American Transportation Research Institute’s “Top 100 Truck Bottlenecks” report and the National Association of Manufacturers’ “Building to Win” proposal are good places to start for identifying and prioritizing opportunities for improvement. This post is credited to Jordan Kass. Through our work to optimize supply chains, we have a unique view of how goods and commerce flow through our nation’s infrastructure and what impacts on time delivery and cost.

5 Supply Chain Priorities for U.S. Infrastructure Investments

TMC

We recommended that the American Transportation Research Institute’s “Top 100 Truck Bottlenecks” report and the National Association of Manufacturers’ “Building to Win” proposal are good places to start for identifying and prioritizing opportunities for improvement. This post is credited to Jordan Kass. Through our work to optimize supply chains, we have a unique view of how goods and commerce flow through our nation’s infrastructure and what impacts on time delivery and cost.

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

Jordan. The supply chain solutions for the 24-hour economy lie primarily in a flexible IT platform which enables the various internal software applications, such as for manufacturing execution, warehouse management and transport planning, to be connected to external systems such as for customs handling. Customers are becoming more demanding all the time: they increasingly expect personalised offers, available globally and round the clock.

Gartner’s survey analysis: Women in Supply Chain 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Industrial manufacturers have noticeably lower representation than other sectors. Jordan. Gartner’s first Women in Supply Chain Survey, conducted with AWESOME, an executive women’s leadership group, and supported by Supply Chain Media, compares the representation of women in supply chain leadership roles. It also identifies practices that are increasing the engagement with and success of women in supply chain organizations. Key Findings. ■

Gartner’s Women in Supply Chain Survey 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Industrial manufacturers have noticeably lower representation than other sectors. Jordan. Gartner’s first Women in Supply Chain Survey, conducted with AWESOME, an executive women’s leadership group, compares the representation of women in supply chain leadership roles. It also identifies practices that are increasing the engagement with and success of women in supply chain organizations. Key Findings. ■

Download now: 3PL Subway Map Europe 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. Jordan. Manufacturers and retailers had a generally positive outlook on the prospect of consolidation. Effectively, shippers (manufacturers and retailers that have products in need of transport) either don’t value innovation from their LSPs or don’t see innovation from them. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe.

Will the IoT Revolution Force Government to Embrace Silo-Busting?

TMC

And it enables consumers to buy directly from overseas retailers and manufacturers, helping to drive the rapid growth in ecommerce worldwide. This post is credited to Jordan Kass. Will the IoT Revolution Force Government to Embrace Silo-Busting? The Internet of Things (IoT) is triggering changes that cross corporate silos and force companies to look holistically at their end-to-end supply chain practices—can governments do the same?

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Production/manufacturing. 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. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time phased.

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SCM Map Europe: European location decisions remain complex

Supply Chain Movement

The logos illustrate the manufacturers’ choices about whether or not to produce close to their sales markets. Jordan. Supply chains in Europe are facing a wide variety of changes. To arrive at optimal European supply chains it is crucial to consider shifts in economic growth, currency fluctuations and tax reductions in addition to production and distribution costs.

4 Features of an Improving Supply Chain

Supply Chain @ MIT

This changed when some talented professionals recognized that applying queuing theory to the data derived from PLCs would enable auto manufacturers to forecast production line bottlenecks. A detailed analysis of the business performed by Jordan Analytics shows that with the benefit of central coordination and optimization, the cost of each taxi trip can be reduced, fewer taxis would be needed, and passengers could enjoy shorter waiting times.