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

Rethinking Global and Local Manufacturing!

Supply Chain Game Changer

In today’s business climate, many companies are grappling with the decision of whether to manufacture their products locally or overseas. With the global pandemic changing so much in the world, that discussion around global and local manufacturing has become even more complex.


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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. Procurement Analyst.

Trends 2022: Manufacturing

Enterra Insights

The manufacturing sector covers such a broad spectrum of products and processes that any discussion about industry trends must take place at a very high level. One of the megatrends that has been driving manufacturing for over a decade is digitization. Manufacturing Trends.

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Supply Chain Network Design: The Ultimate Use Cases eBook

Explore the most common use cases for network design and optimization software. This eBook shares how supply chain leaders leverage their supply chain design software to tackle a variety of challenges and questions.

Managing Supply Chain Disruptions: U.S., U.K. Manufacturers Accelerate Procurement


Ivalua study finds 97% of procurement leaders see significant disruption in direct materials supply chain; 67% not confident in existing technology; 84% consider modernization a ‘strategic priority’. Manufacturers Accelerate Procurement appeared first on Ivalua

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!”.

July 2022 Global Manufacturing Indices Indicating Declining Momentum

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides commentary relative to July’s global manufacturing PMI indices relative to data indicating declining momentum, and some contraction among specific global regions. Morgan Global Manufacturing PMI® report, a composite index produced by J.P.

How manufacturers can use ERP to improve the procurement process


Disruptions like the pandemic, supply shortages, global trade barriers, high customer expectations and inflation all add tremendous pressure on the procurement process. Despite this, only 33% of businesses invested in procurement and sourcing technologies.

People in Manufacturing: Procurement


Procurement, also sometimes known as purchasing, is the group responsible for acquiring components, services, and other materials to manufacture a company’s products and to keep the operation running. Is Your Company an Adaptive Manufacturing Enterprise?

How Automation in the Supply Chain Will Make Employees More Strategic & Improve the Overall Supply Chain

Speaker: Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis

In this educational webinar, Adam Robinson from Cerasis, a leading North American Transportation Management Solutions Company, will address how automation in the supply chain is allowing companies to empower their employees with a more strategic work flow aiding in overall collaboration with peers across departments, improved business operations, more efficient manufacturing, a healthier corporate culture, and more visibility to data and processes providing the ability to gain actionable insights that lead towards actions that impact the company’s bottom line.

How Cloud ERP can assist manufacturers with their procurement function


As supply chain disruptions continue the procurement function should adapt to improve transparency, build collaborative relationships, and ensure sustainable sourcing practices, resulting in a stronger, more resilient supply chain with Cloud ERP for manufacturing.

5 Ways Businesses Are Uncovering Success With AI In Manufacturing


Automation is at the center of modern manufacturing businesses, with companies exploring the possibilities of artificial intelligence in improving workflows and profitability. Industrial engineers incorporate these technologies in designing and fabricating advanced manufacturing systems.

How manufacturers can use ERP to improve the procurement process


Disruptions like the pandemic, supply shortages, global trade barriers, high customer expectations and inflation all add tremendous pressure on the procurement process. Despite this, only 33% of businesses invested in procurement and sourcing technologies.

Realizing the Value of Supply Chain Optimization for Tire Manufacturing

DELMIA Quintiq

New technologies revolutionizing transportation are creating tremendous opportunities but also unprecedented challenges for tire manufacturers. Leveraging DELMIA’s planning solution, powered by the 3D EXPERIENCE platform, tire manufacturers can realize these benefits: Long-term benefits.

How to Prepare Your Supply Chain for Chip Shortages

It will have a long-term impact on all industries, even those that don’t directly relate to the chip manufacturers. This whitepaper covers everything supply chain leaders would need to know about the chip shortage crisis and how manufacturers can tackle this shortage.

Can ERP support lean manufacturing?


Manufacturers are facing a unique set of constraints and efficiency has never been more important to the industry than now. However, manufacturers can only reap those benefits if they implement the right processes to enable this approach and embrace a strategy of continuous improvement.

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Optimization and Execution: How Manufacturing can lead the Industry Renaissance

DELMIA Quintiq

Global manufacturing today faces significant operational challenges. How should manufacturers adapt to meet the challenges and shift from product-centric to customer-centric operations? Manufacturers that execute without having a realistic plan are working blindly.

August 2022 Global Manufacturing Indices- Declining Momentum Accelerating

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters provides our commentary and perspectives on published monthly global manufacturing PMI and supply chain activity indices. Morgan Global Manufacturing PMI® report, a composite index produced by J.P.

Customer centricity remains key to manufacturing


Everything, from the first interaction with the organisation, to the purchase and after-sales support, must be designed with the customer in mind and implemented in such a way that customer only remembers a seamlessly smooth experience.

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.

Can Your Current Manufacturing Strategies Ensure Future-Proof Operations?

DELMIA Quintiq

Manufacturers across industries are facing overwhelming volatility due to the coronavirus pandemic, the effects of which are still impacting the global market and supply chains, regulations, customer expectations and more. So, how can manufacturers begin to future-proof their operations?

COVID-19, Manufacturing, and What to Expect in 2021

River Logic

In 2020, manufacturing took a huge hit as a result of the constraints around COVID-19. On the other hand, the October and November 2020 Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) is higher than any time since 2018, indicating a pent-up demand for manufacturing.

Philip Morris Drives Manufacturing Insights Using A Digital Twin

Supply Chain Shaman

In our pandemic research, we interviewed thirty manufacturers. To gain insights, we interviewed Alexandros Skandalakis, Director of Manufacturing Capacity, reporting to operations/manufacturing globally within Philip Morris. A member of my team is a member of global sourcing.

ERP for process manufacturing


There is a belief that manufacturing is a mechanical process with not much thinking involved. While this is wrong for manufacturing in general it is especially wrong for process manufacturers – companies that produce food and beverages, paints, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics.

Traceability for manufacturers today


Their purchases are often strongly determined by nutritional value, packaging, and shelf-life. The food and beverage industry is the most important player in South Africa’s manufacturing industry, contributing approximately R85 billion a year to South Africa’s manufacturing sector.

How ERP can improve your manufacturing process


Manufacturers are heavily reliant on an effective workflow process to meet the requirements for ever changing customer needs, sustaining productivity levels and to thrive through continuous supply chain disruptions. ERP for Manufacturing ERP and Lean Manufacturing Selecting ERP

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?

Technology Improves Manufacturing Disaster Preparedness

DELMIA Quintiq

Disaster preparedness is imperative everywhere, but that goes double for the manufacturing industry. With the right application of intelligent technologies, manufacturers and supply chain partners can more easily make proactive decisions, like diverting vessels and making other route changes.

Digital Marketing for Manufacturing Tips for Success!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Most manufacturers still rely on traditional methods to promote their business. Word-of-mouth referrals, networking events, and trade shows are still preferred by those in the manufacturing industry for a good reason they still work. The perks of smart manufacturing ?

Investing in channel talent to meet evolving manufacturing industry needs


In the drive to digital transformation, manufacturers are relying more and more on digital solutions such as ERP to increase visibility and transparency across the supply chain. According to The Workforce Institute, 87% of manufacturers are having difficulty hiring people for critical roles.

Manufacturers Must Adapt to Changing CPG Landscape

Enterra Insights

” Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) manufacturers know as well as anyone that keeping up with the changing landscape can be difficult — but essential. ” What does that mean for CPG manufacturers? CPG manufacturers will become problem-solvers.

Make Your Manufacturing Business More Efficient!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Is your manufacturing business not operating to the levels you’re expecting? As a manufacturing company, how will you ensure you attain efficiency? This post will discuss tips you can adopt to attain manufacturing business efficiency. Minimize Manufacturing-related Wastes.

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.

How manufacturers can enable innovation on the factory floor


The past two and half years have certainly brought a variety of challenges and opportunities that have made innovation not just a preference, but essential for manufacturers and distributors to thrive into the future. Optimizing the use of data for manufacturers.

Why 2021 Will Be A Breakout Year For Sustainable Manufacturing


Bottom Line : In 2021 and beyond, customers are voting with their dollars for the manufacturers who excel at sustainable manufacturing and make a positive contribution to the environment, dominating B2B supply chains and B2C purchasing decisions.

7 Ways to Reduce Manufacturing Costs Without Sacrificing Quality


Saving on operational costs is one of the biggest goals for manufacturing companies. Most manufacturers look to streamline systems, reduce production costs, and increase profitability without sacrificing product quality. Understanding the Manufacturing Cost.

Sourcing and Procurement in Supply Chain Management

EC Sourcing Group

Sourcing and Procurement in Supply Chain Management. The terms “ sourcing” and “procurement” in supply chain management are often used interchangeably, although they are not quite the same. Procurement is a process and one link in the chain of the supply chain.

The drive to onshore Australian manufacturing


It’s no secret that manufacturing companies around the world are rethinking their supply chain strategies. One of the ripple effects of the pandemic was that domestic sourcing, where possible, grew as companies could no longer import products for their production line.

New Balance’s Added U.S. Manufacturing Presence

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights this week’s announcement from athletic footwear designer and manufacturer New Balance of the grand opening of this company’s fifth production facility in North America. manufacturing and supply network capability as-well.