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Global Supply Chains — A Source of Strength

Enterra Insights

Quick delivery, lean operations and a widely distributed footprint have been the top priorities. 1] One of those “future shocks” occurred when the Suez Canal was blocked for days by a grounded container ship — the Ever Given.

Lean Warehousing

LeanCor

Lean Warehousing – From Paradox to Operational Excellence. Before we start talking about Lean Warehousing, can you tell us a little bit about LeanCor Supply Chain Group? We want to help our customers succeed in their quest for lean and operational excellence. Relative to our topic today, Lean Warehousing, is it a big part of your operations? What we know for sure is that lean warehousing, just by the nature of the term itself, can be a paradox at best.

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How to Become a Lean, Green Manufacturing Machine

GlobalTranz

Lean and green are not only trendy topics, but they also make good business sense, especially for manufacturers. However, since both concepts have been saddled with a lot of hype, manufacturers have tended to shy away from pursuing these goals. Get Lean the Easy Way. In reality, one of the core tenets of the Toyota Production System on which lean manufacturing is based is “produce only what you need to satisfy the customer and nothing more.”.

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Lean, QRM and DDMRP: they’re all the same!

Supply Chain Movement

Not long ago, QRM was heralded as the new Lean, and now we are bombarded with DDMRP as the panacea for all our problems. Of course Lean, Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM) and Theory of Constraints (TOC, the origin of DDMRP) also have fundamental differences. Lean for example advises you to balance your work cells based on takt time and eliminate stocks, while TOC accepts different capacities and promotes time buffers. The real source of our complexity.

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How to Become a Lean, Green Manufacturing Machine

GlobalTranz

Lean and green are not only trendy topics, but they also make good business sense, especially for manufacturers. However, since both concepts have been saddled with a lot of hype, manufacturers have tended to shy away from pursuing these goals. Get Lean the Easy Way. In reality, one of the core tenets of the Toyota Production System on which lean manufacturing is based is “produce only what you need to satisfy the customer and nothing more.”.

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Warehouse Cost Reductions: 3 Understandings Driven By Inventory Management & Lean Principles

GlobalTranz

Carrying slow-moving inventory or shipping damaged/incorrect product hurts customer relationships. In order to avoid excess inventory and keep your business lean, you must understand the pace of movement of each product. Another great way to look at warehouse cost reductions is to follow what Ernst & Young calls the "End to End" Planning and Fulfillment Network , which goes in line with the next section, Lean Principles. . Source: [link].

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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? Bad weather disrupts shipping, earthquakes put plants out of production and the political environment can shift quickly. Today’s manufacturers are running more lean than ever.

Lean Supply Chain Management

The Lean Supply Chain

Introduction Lean supply chain management is not exclusively for those companies who manufacture products, but by businesses who want to streamline their processes by eliminating waste and non-value added activities. The companies that practice lean supply chain management reduce their procurement function so that each vendor has one point of contact, one contract and offers one price for all locations. Lean Manufacturing. Source : [link].

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The Magic Bullet for Real-Time Supply Chain Collaboration? Cloud Visibility.

synchrono

Jessica Twentyman reported in the Financial Times , that for many manufacturers, supply chain collaboration is stuck in the dark ages. Worse still, much of the data that could give manufacturers a complete, end-to-end view of their supply chain already resides within the systems of these partners; as much as 80 percent of it, according to some industry estimates. Frustrated manufacturers report having no idea they were down to the last box of parts.

Going Lean: Should You Replace Your ERP System?

synchrono

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. By Trey Jordan, Senior Software Consultant.

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‘New Normal’ Consequences: Soaring Container Shipping Rates

BlueYonder

Chart Source: Freightwaves). While manufacturers aren’t quite ready to share the burden of increased freight costs, they will have to pass on some costs to consumers. The post ‘New Normal’ Consequences: Soaring Container Shipping Rates appeared first on Supply Chain Nation.

Lean Manufacturing White Paper - Supply Chain Digest

Supply Chain Digest

Lean Manufacturing/Supply Chai. Manufacturing Technology. Parcel Shipping. Lean Logistics. Content Being Accessed: Lean Manufacturing White Paper: Strategies To Run a Lean Supply Chain. How principles of lean manufacturing transfer benefits to Operations. Supply Chain Digest is the industry’s premier interactive knowledge source, providing timely, relevant, in-context information. Search. or Search by TOPIC.

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5 Tactics for Transforming Your Supply Chain into a Lean, Mean, Green Machine

AFFLINK

Supply chain management traditionally focuses on coordinating the flow of goods and services from suppliers to manufacturers, to wholesalers to retailers, and retailers to consumers. Making your supply chain green requires integrating multifaceted environmental concerns relating to product design, materials sourcing, manufacturing, transportation, and end-of-life product and resource management.

The Important Role of Data Mining in Supply Chain Operations

USC Consulting Group

By collecting, sorting, and analyzing large amounts of data from various sources all at once, data mining helps companies discover valuable patterns and trends in their business operations.

Supply chain risks in the spotlight: Effects of Hanjin Shipping filing bankruptcy protection

Kinaxis

by Dr. Madhav Durbha Supply chain risks in the spotlight: Effects of Hanjin Shipping filing bankruptcy protection. A few days ago, the world’s seventh largest container shipping company by volume, Hanjin Shipping, filed for bankruptcy protection. A lot of the products being shipped by Hanjin are headed to US and European retailers getting ready for the holiday season (toys, electronics, clothing, furniture, etc).

Supply Chain Optimization Software – A Comprehensive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

Supply chain optimization is a key component of the manufacturing supply chain process, helping companies control their input costs to be able to provide effective goods or services to their customers. to our manufacturing floors. What is supply chain optimization?

Navigating Automotive Disruption: Eliminate Bottlenecks in your Supply Chain and Lean-out Operations to free-up Working Capital for R&D

ThroughPut

The Automotive Industry is being disrupted on all sides and is upending the traditional models of vehicle manufacturing that have evolved over the past 120 years to dominate the world. Even Ford CEO Jim Hackett talks about auto manufacturers’ decades of proprietary consumer, vehicle and test data as a market differentiator.

Supply Chain Optimization Software – A Comprehensive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

Supply chain optimization is a key component of the manufacturing supply chain process, helping companies control their input costs to be able to provide effective goods or services to their customers. to our manufacturing floors. What is Supply Chain Optimization?

A Don’t Touch Supply Chain Strategy Must Now Dominate The Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

A “Don’t Touch” Strategy will Dramatically Lean out your Supply Chain! As we articulated in our article A Don’t Touch Strategy Will Dramatically Lean Out Your Supply Chain! Drop shipping is another great example. In Manufacturing, Industry 4.0

Lean Manufacturng Overview Presentation - Supply Chain Digest

Supply Chain Digest

Lean Manufacturing/Supply Chai. Manufacturing Technology. Parcel Shipping. Lean Logistics. Content Being Accessed: Lean Manufacturng Overview Presentation. Excellent overview on Using Lean Manufacturing Principles & Techniques. Supply Chain Digest is the industry’s premier interactive knowledge source, providing timely, relevant, in-context information. Search. or Search by TOPIC. Select Topic. Bar Coding/Label Printing.

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QAD Solutions Guide: Offering Overview

QAD

Founded in 1979, QAD began as a small startup solution working with local companies to address a large gap in complete, integrated business software for manufacturing companies. The QAD solutions portfolio supports the effective and efficient management of manufacturing operations.

[Infographic] The Power of 3D Printing in Manufacturing: An Illustrated Guide

GlobalTranz

Editor’s Note: We love talking about and reporting on technology which effects and also makes the lives’ of manufacturing companies much better. We’ve been providing manufacturing companies and shippers with a web-based transportation management system since 1998, before web-based TMS was as prolific as it is today. Today’s article showcases the power of 3D Printing in Manufacturing through illustrations, culminating at the bottom in a full infographic. .

COVID-19 Lesson: Make Your Supply Chain More Resilient

Logistics Bureau

Until the Coronavirus began wreaking its havoc, global companies could run their supply chains on the assumption that disruptions would be rare and short-lived, and that products should be sourced, produced, and distributed at the cheapest locations to be found, wherever in the world that may be.

The Supply Chain Carbon Footprint Reduction Strategy

Supply Chain Game Changer

The nodes in the Supply Chain are those facilities that are involved in the end-to-end manufacture, processing, distribution, and consumption of goods. Supplier and Company Manufacturing facilities, Warehouses, Distribution Centres, Retail outlets, Return and Repair operations and Consolidation points are all Supply Chain nodes which use resources to perform their processing activities. Low cost sourcing is a predominant reason for this geographically dispersed network.

What Is Supply Chain ERP?

IQMS

A Supply Chain ERP system orchestrates and optimizes forecasting, pricing, procurement, sourcing, and inbound product quality levels across the many supplier relationships manufacturers have, providing real-time accounting and financial reporting of each transaction. Manufacturers are improving delivery performance, reducing purchasing and materials costs, and minimizing supplier risks by adopting integrated supply chain ERP systems. appeared first on IQMS Manufacturing Blog.

What Is the COVID-19 Impact on Your Supply Chain? We Surveyed the Transplace Network.

Transplace

Cutting costs and looking for alternative supply sources were also prioritized along with making new budget revisions to adapt to the changes in the global supply chain. What Is the COVID-19 Impact on Your Supply Chain? We Surveyed the Transplace Network.

Lean Manufacturing White Paper: A Holistic Approach to Lean

Supply Chain Digest

Lean Manufacturing/Supply Chai. Manufacturing Technology. Parcel Shipping. Lean Logistics. Content Being Accessed: Lean Manufacturing White Paper: A Holistic Approach to Lean. Lean as a holistic approach requires discipline and attention to each layer of the lean philosophy, including the value stream, business improvement and an applied business strategy. Search. or Search by TOPIC. Select Topic. Bar Coding/Label Printing.

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As Fuel Prices Rise, Here's How Supply Chains Can Cut Transportation Costs

Elementum

Sourcing products and raw materials from locations that are near the end-market helps reduce transportation costs. This go-to-market strategy makes manufacturing far more cost efficient. Lean Transportation Policies. Single sourcing is the practice of consolidating all supply chain needs (as much as possible) to one shipping or logistics company. Logistics economics transportation shippingThink about the supply chain of virtually every consumer good.

The Humble Label in Supply Chain – Too many of them are in use!

Supply Chain Game Changer

I retired from a multi-national supply chain management company to become a co-owner of a label manufacturing company, which was a real culture change for me. Many buyers feel that the labels are such insignificant parts of the product and place very little time and attention in the sourcing and procurement of the labels. 3) On the shipping carton – Warning labels, Address labels, return instruction labels, identification labels. 7) Need to reuse shipping boxes.

As Fuel Prices Rise, Here's How Supply Chains Can Cut Transportation Costs

Elementum

Sourcing products and raw materials from locations that are near the end-market helps reduce transportation costs. This go-to-market strategy makes manufacturing far more cost efficient. Lean Transportation Policies. Single sourcing is the practice of consolidating all supply chain needs (as much as possible) to one shipping or logistics company. Logistics economics transportation shippingThink about the supply chain of virtually every consumer good.

Lean Manufacturing White Paper: 5 Ways ERP Can Enable Lean

Supply Chain Digest

Lean Manufacturing/Supply Chai. Manufacturing Technology. Parcel Shipping. Lean Logistics. Content Being Accessed: Lean Manufacturing White Paper: 5 Ways ERP Can Enable Lean. The 5 lean principles of value definition and specification, value stream mapping, uninterrupted flow, customer pull and the pursuit of perfection are well supported by ERP. Search. or Search by TOPIC. Select Topic. Bar Coding/Label Printing. Compliance Networks.

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It’s About Time for a new “World Class Supply Chain” Paradigm

NC State SCRC

Over time, the terms “strategic sourcing” and “logistics integration” were coined, which largely involved combining volumes of requirements from across the business, grouping them into large bids, and driving down costs due to larger quantity discounts achieved. Many of these principles also coincided with the introduction of “lean manufacturing”, based on the “just-in-time” thinking pioneered by the likes of Toyota.

Did Your Company Plan for the Pandemic to End? If Not, It’s Not Too Late

USC Consulting Group

Finished products like sofas and appliances are delayed because of shipping snafus. SIOP is a planning process that meshes demand forecasting with production, sourcing and inventory plans. Adopt an agile, lean mindset.

Supply Chain Digest Presents the Best in Supply Chain Content.

Supply Chain Digest

Lean Manufacturing/Supply Chai. Manufacturing Technology. Parcel Shipping. Lean Logistics. Content Being Accessed: Lean White Paper: Extending the Lean Enterprise. Best practices in Lean Manufacturing and Lean Supply Chains. Supply Chain Digest is the industry’s premier interactive knowledge source, providing timely, relevant, in-context information. Search. or Search by TOPIC. Select Topic.

What is Supply Chain Resiliency?

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply chain disruption has many sources: tariffs and trade disputes, natural disasters, pandemics, economic uncertainty and cybersecurity attacks. There won’t be a new normal, just new sources of disruption, from weather to government policies to industry conditions.