Supply meets demand: New sourcing automation solution targets ocean freight procurement

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Global provider of Intelligent Sourcing Automation, Keelvar, has launched its new AI-powered ocean freight sourcing automation solution

Going Digital for Manufacturing

DELMIA Quintiq

However if your company needs to reduce manufacturing lead times, streamline inventories, boost efficiency, make the right promises to your customers, and all of this at the same time, you need to challenge this status quo. “I do not need a Production Scheduling solution!”.


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Procurement vs. Purchasing: What’s the Difference?

Logistics Bureau

The best way to understand the difference between procurement and purchasing in a business is to consider the process involved in buying a car, says Logistics Bureau’s procurement specialist, Trent Morris. Procurement First, Purchasing Follows.

Digital Marketing for Manufacturing Tips for Success!

Supply Chain Game Changer

How to Create a Digital Marketing Strategy for a Logistics Company! Most manufacturers still rely on traditional methods to promote their business. And most prospective buyers are going online to research the most effective manufacturing business to partner with. Subscribe Here!

The State of Data and Insights in Healthcare Logistics

This report, produced by Worldwide Business Research, explores the progress companies have made toward supply chain digitization and logistics maturity.

Manufacturing ERP Software | Kechie ERP

My Office Apps

Manufacturing ERP Software | Kechie ERP. By choosing a new ERP platform, a manufacturing company is investing in a product with a long lifecycle that will impact their business for many years to come. Some of the features that work in particular for Manufacturing: CRM. Logistics.

How complacency harms U.S. manufacturers

The Supply Chain Journal

I think everyone would agree that manufacturing represents the best of us – infusing the economy with good jobs, good pay, and a path to a secure future for millions of Americans. Why is it so hard for manufacturers to meet this demand? manufacturing sales.

ERP for Medical Device Manufacturers Part 2


Those manufacturers who are still using legacy or customized computer systems will find it difficult to make the necessary changes. Integration of design and manufacturing. Many manufacturers use a CAD/CAM system for design and engineering control.

The Exploding Use of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing


The world has changed from the oil days of machine assisted assembly lines and manufacturing processes as more robots have entered the workforce. Robotics is not just a way to help companies, but many manufacturers have recognized how robots can improve their supply chain processes, benefit the company, and drive their future success. Driving Forces Behind Robotics in Logistics in Manufacturing. Benefits of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing.

Manufacturing Strategies Explained.

ModusLink Corporation

Synergy is a core element present in many successful manufacturing strategies. Synergy is the fundamental pillar on which a strong manufacturing strategy is standing (Comparative European Research, 2016). There are many different manufacturing strategies.

Manufacturing ERP Software | Kechie ERP

My Office Apps

Manufacturing ERP Software | Kechie ERP. By choosing a new ERP platform, a manufacturing company is investing in a product with a long lifecycle that will impact their business for many years to come. Some of the features that work in particular for Manufacturing: CRM. Logistics.

Will COVID-19 Lead to More U.S. Manufacturing?

Talking Logistics

Will the COVID-19 crisis lead more companies to manufacture and source their products and materials from the United States instead of China and other countries? Manufacturing? Manufacturing? appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

5 Ways to Make Your Manufacturing Plant More Sustainable in the Age of COVID-19

DELMIA Quintiq

This classification extends to the manufacturing facilities and personnel keeping us fed and supplied. Doing more with less is more critical in manufacturing than ever. They might even find themselves conscripted into manufacturing essential products under the Defense Production Act.

Added Manufacturing Milestones for Tesla

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights recent manufacturing milestones achieved by electric auto and truck maker Tesla. Manufacturing output amounted to 305,407 vehicles.

The Biggest Manufacturing Industry Trends in 2022


As 2022 kicks in, the manufacturing sector is being shaped by technological change and the Covid-19 pandemic. So what are the main trends in manufacturing you need to know for 2022? Electric or hybrid car purchases are being encouraged by Governments.

How Australian manufacturers can achieve the net-zero deadline


Most manufacturing companies are working on what a low carbon future means for their business with the urgency to cut global CO2 emissions in half by 2030 and strive for a net-zero by 2050. We know that the manufacturing industry is the engine of economic growth and social impact.

Is Single Sourcing, or Sole Sourcing, Dead?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Lockdowns have resulted in the temporary closure of Manufacturing and Distribution facilities and discontinuation of Logistics and transportation modes. What is Single Sourcing or Sole Sourcing? For clarity let’s define what these sourcing terms mean.

2021: Manufacturing, a Year in Review


QAD CMO Carter Lloyds described shipping delays, energy issues/sustainability challenges and the Carbon Bubble as three major industry disruptors affecting manufacturers. Manufacturing Challenges and Best Practices.

Skillfully Managing Manufacturing Reshoring Projects


There’s more involved in successfully reshoring a foreign manufacturing operation back to the U.S. Reshoring is a hot topic in manufacturing. These “Bring Manufacturing Back” initiatives have many moving parts and require careful planning and execution and very skillful project management. location and the best facility for manufacturing are key components to the overall success of the program. Transferring a manufacturing line from one location back to the U.S.

Logistics in the Manufacturing Industry: New report highlights 3PL benefits

Kanban Logistics

The past few years have been quite the rollercoaster for manufacturers. In this article, we’ll look at the latest reports on manufacturing activity, while showing how a third-party logistics (3PL) provider can offer great logistics benefits within the manufacturing industry.

A Quick Guide to Roles in Procurement

Logistics Bureau

For small companies, it is usually enough to have one person dealing with procurement but in large enterprises teams of people are needed, all with specific roles to play. The Finance Manager , on the other hand, controls the financial input and output of the procurement division.

Manufacturing Plant Site Selection: Where to Locate Your Manufacturing Plant


Editor’s Note: This article comes from Steve Wright who works for Whirlwind Steel and shares his knowledge on manufacturing plant site selection. There are a number of factors to consider in manufacturing plant site selection to ensure you have the best location for your new plant. Unlike retail, office, or residential locations, a manufacturer must also consider various environmental regulations , workforce issues, and raw material availability, among other things.

How manufacturers can respond to supply chain disruptions


This also includes delays in local manufacturing as well as inflationary pressures due to escalating costs because of the increased fuel prices – increases are already at 10% and shipping is about 30%. Supply Chain Management and ERP ERP and Lean Manufacturing ERP systems

How manufacturers and distributors can re-imagine procurement in the supply chain


Procurement in manufacturing companies is often not done correctly. Current procurement focus. What this response shows is that they do not fully understand the impact procurement has on stock. The procurement process. Sourcing. Procuring.

The Industrial Internet of Things, Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Logistics: Where Are We & Where Are We Going?


Simply using common calendar tools, such as Google, means you are using the IoT, but the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) leads to the use of connected, smart devices to reduce inefficiencies, delays, and inaccuracies throughout the product lifecycle, including procurement as well. Furthermore, the IoT is directly linked to better risk management programs in manufacturing too, explains Industry Week. Internet of Things Logistics Manufacturing Supply Chain Technology

The Top 5 Manufacturing Blogs of the 2018


That then allows us to create more of that kind of content so our award winning blog This year we will feature the top blog posts by page views in the following categories: Manufacturing , Logistics , Freight , and the Supply Chain. ” Today’s post will cover the top 5 manufacturing blogs from 2018. The Top 5 Manufacturing Blogs from 2018 The manufacturing blogs category most top viewed blog posts from 2018 included several elements of manufacturing.

What’s the Difference Between Direct vs Indirect Procurement?


What does Procurement mean? However, this is somewhat of an oversimplification of what the modern, best in class procurement organizations do for the larger business or organization. Procurement can and should be a significant value generator for the larger organization.

The Role of Data in Sourcing Success


It's difficult to source and buy direct materials at scale. There's also the consideration of buying the right part or material; for instance, would purchasing more of an equivalent part or material found in other products deliver greater savings?

Using Digitization to Unlock Supply Chain Value for Manufacturers


The role that procurement plays in manufacturing organizations is a difficult one. Procurement needs digitization at its core to enable automation, efficiency, and innovation within the supply chain. Digitization Benefit #2: Strategic Sourcing Alignment. Manufacturing

Can Manufacturers be Both Lean and Resilient?

Logistics Viewpoints

Since then, manufacturers around the world have embraced lean. It does mean that manufacturers need to understand where inventory needs to be buffered (“fat”) and where it can remain lean. In terms of single sourcing, a useful metric is called “revenue at risk.”

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Trends 2019: Manufacturing

Enterra Insights

Over half-a-dozen years ago, Brookings Institution analysts, Susan Helper, Timothy Krueger, and Howard Wial, asserted, “Manufacturing matters to the United States because it provides high-wage jobs, commercial innovation (the nation’s largest source), a key to trade deficit reduction, and a disproportionately large contribution to environmental sustainability.”[1] Manufacturing trends. The changing manufacturing environment is often described as Industry 4.0

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How EV Manufacturers Can Navigate Supply Chain Complexity

Arena Solutions

The global shift from traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to vehicles with electrified powertrains is underway, and it’s creating greater complexity for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and their supply chains. DEVELOP THE RIGHT SOURCING STRATEGY.

4 Key Trends to Watch in Smart Manufacturing and Supply Chain


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. I remember reading an MIT paper on manufacturing technology trends a couple of years ago. It had a fascinating mention of " Additive Manufacturing " (AM) and how it could be a game changer.

Sourcing – What You Need To Know About Coronavirus Supply Chain Disruption

Gravity Supply Chain

Sourcing: Mitigate risk during periods of supply chain disruption, such as those caused by the Coronavirus outbreak, by using digital technology. . The post Sourcing – What You Need To Know About Coronavirus Supply Chain Disruption appeared first on Gravity Supply Chain.

6 Manufacturing Trends to Watch Out for in 2016


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. The Internet’s large-scale global penetration has spawned an increasingly large number of technology and web-savvy consumers, creating a huge opportunity for both industrial manufacturers and their end customers.

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