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!”.

Sourcing Priorities: Low Cost Geography or Domestic On-shoring?

Supply Chain Game Changer

For many years the predominant priority in sourcing has been finding the lowest cost possible. However the continuity of supply issues caused by the pandemic has created a call to repatriate much of this manufacturing into domestic, albeit higher cost, regions. Subscribe Here!

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Best-Cost vs. Least-Cost Sourcing

Talking Logistics

The “reshoring” of manufacturing operations from China and elsewhere to the United States continues to make headlines. A month later, Walmart announced that it will increase its sourcing of US products by $50 billion over the next 10 years. And earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal published an article about how the toy maker K’Nex has moved most of its manufacturing operations from China to its factory in Pennsylvania.

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.

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.

The Exploding Use of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing

GlobalTranz

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.

Pursuing a Career in Logistics and Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

Because there is such a wide spectrum of logistics and supply chain jobs available, it is best to categorise them in the following way: planning, manufacture, sourcing, and delivery. Manufacturing. There are plenty of supply chain opportunities in manufacturing.

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.

2021: Manufacturing, a Year in Review

QAD

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.

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.

How Australian manufacturers can achieve the net-zero deadline

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

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.

Demystifying Transportation Sourcing – A Practitioner’s View

EC Sourcing Group

Demystifying Transportation Sourcing. If you are like me, transportation sourcing is a mind boggling and complex field. This article is about creating value in transportation sourcing. Applying sound sourcing principles will enable you to unlock value.

Sourcing Strategy: Effective vs Efficient with Ron Crabtree

The Logistics of Logistics

Sourcing Strategy: Effective vs Efficient with Ron Crabtree. Joe Lynch and Ron Crabtree discuss sourcing strategy: effective vs efficient. Key Takeaways – Sourcing Strategy: Effective vs Efficient. Single sourcing to drive price and increase influence (to a point).

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.

Do Consumers Care About Ethical Sourcing?

Logistics Viewpoints

A big part of sustainability initiatives includes the use of ethical sourcing. Ethical sourcing is the process of ensuring that the products made are obtained through responsible and sustainable methods. Ethical Sourcing. percent more on ethically sourced products.

Why Get a Product Sourcing Agent?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Product Sourcing Agent article and permission to publish here provided by Joyce Chen at Epic Sourcing. Your manufacturer is the backbone of your company; it regulates your inventory, which determines how consumers perceive and communicate with you. Functions of a Sourcing Agent.

The Top 5 Reasons You Need a Transportation Sourcing Solution

Talking Logistics

However, if your role is managing the movement of widgets from point A to point B, or multiple points, the freight procurement task before you can be labor intensive and time consuming — unless you use a technology solution specifically designed for transportation sourcing. Here are the top five reasons you need a transportation sourcing solution: 1. Freight sourcing is as unique and complex as the transportation industry itself.

5 Ways Manufacturers Can Boost Agility

Arena Solutions

Whether it’s a new regulation, part shortage, or a newly released product from a leading competitor—manufacturers must react quickly to stay ahead in today’s volatile market. Do your teams lack visibility into logistics issues, part shortages, and other supply chain risks ?

Skillfully Managing Manufacturing Reshoring Projects

GlobalTranz

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.

Canada’s Federated Co-operatives Ltd. (FCL) goes live with Ivalua’s Source-to-Contract (S2C) solution with seamless integration to TealBook’s AI-powered supplier data foundation

ivalua

The project has been delivered in partnership with Optis Consulting, a leading Source-to-Pay consultancy. Optis Consulting is a Source-to-Pay consultancy providing independent advice, precision implementations, and sustainable results to clients.

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Strategic Sourcing: The Key to Competitive Advantage

Supply Chain Opz

Strategic Sourcing has been used by companies of all sizes for years. This commentary highlights some of the key principles to strategic sourcing. Involve suppliers early in new product (or service) development initiatives Supplier can be an invaluable source of ideas and knowledge, especially as it pertains to the materials or services you are sourcing from them. However, priority is always given to cost cutting initiatives.

KPIs to assist manufacturers and distributors with supply chain challenges

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Manufacturers and distributors experienced huge supply chain disruptions due to the pandemic which exposed many vulnerabilities and tested the resilience of supply chain leaders globally. Manufacturing KPIs. Supply Chain Management and ERP ERP and Lean Manufacturing ERP systems

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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Post-Pandemic Supply Chains: A Prognosis from Johnson & Johnson

MIT Supply Chain

How a global manufacturer has learned some vital lessons about managing uncertainty and planning for the future Meri Stevens, Worldwide Vice President of Supply Chain, Consumer Health and Deliver at Johnson & Johnson speaks with MIT CTL Director Prof.

5 Benefits of Global Sourcing in Supply Chain Management

EC Sourcing Group

5 Benefits of Global Sourcing in Supply Chain Management. When the topic of global sourcing comes up, procurement managers often balk at global sourcing in supply chain management because they worry they will have to sacrifice quality or delivery when using global suppliers.

Using Digitization to Unlock Supply Chain Value for Manufacturers

ivalua

The role that procurement plays in manufacturing organizations is a difficult one. Digitization Benefit #2: Strategic Sourcing Alignment. These benefits open the door to new opportunities for innovation and growth, giving manufacturing organizations a powerful competitive advantage.

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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4 Key Trends to Watch in Smart Manufacturing and Supply Chain

GlobalTranz

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.

Disruption is Nothing New for Packaging Manufacturers

QAD

Ask any manufacturer in the packaging industry to describe that industry and you’ll hear things like, “the only constant is change” and “the packaging world is like running on a treadmill while juggling running chainsaws.” How are progressive manufacturers facing these challenges?

Packaging Manufacturing Predictions Post-Pandemic

QAD

Here’s how packaging manufacturing has evolved during the pandemic. The level of complexity in packaging manufacturing has increased rapidly, and in order to manage it, so has the wider use of digital technology. Manufacturers will also mount a greater effort to manage risk.

The Pros and Cons: International and Domestic Sourcing

Unleashed

It’s easy to oversimplify the differences between sourcing for parts locally or internationally. When considering where to purchase from, the prevailing idea seems to be that domestic sourcing allows for better control and shorter lead time, but international sourcing is more cost-effective.

5 Best Logistics Books to Keep Within Reach

Supply Chain Opz

Are you looking for logistics management books? In this article, we will show you 5 books that'll help you learn logistics faster than any other logistics book. In the United States, the median wage for a Logistics Manager is around $70,000 annually.

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. Data availability and advanced analytics are also shaping the industry by providing new insights into efficient manufacturing processes. So, the biggest piece of an implementation can be cleaning up the source data.

2021 Logistics Outlook: Truckload Freight Market Forecast

GlobalTranz

Many furniture manufacturers reported lengthy delays for build-to-order pieces due to reduced workforces and difficulties in sourcing fabrics and components. Rapid shifts in sourcing increased shipping spend and left routing guides useless for meeting demands.

6 Manufacturing Trends to Watch Out for in 2016

GlobalTranz

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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