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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

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Manufacturing and the Titanium Economy

Enterra Insights

We all know the storyline that insists advanced economies have moved on from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age and have become service-focused rather than a manufacturing-focused. Padhi adds, “The death of manufacturing has been greatly exaggerated.

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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.

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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.

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Purchasing Manufacturing Network Design Software? Consider These Factors

River Logic

Manufacturing network design software focuses on optimizing plant locations, capacity, and product flow paths. Manufacturing Network Design Supply Chain Network Design Supply Chain Network Optimization Network Optimization Footprint Optimization

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

ivalua

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

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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.

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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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People in Manufacturing: Procurement

QAD

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?

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Problem Solved: Boost Resilience with Supplier Diversity

Speaker: Rod Robinson - SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice, Insight Sourcing Group

In this exclusive webinar, Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice Lead & Center of Excellence, dives into the key benefits corporations are seeing emerge from their supplier diversity programs and how you can gain invaluable competitive advantages with a supplier diversity program of your own.

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How manufacturers can use ERP to improve the procurement process

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

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.

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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.

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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.

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How Cloud ERP can assist manufacturers with their procurement function

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

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.

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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.

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How manufacturers can use ERP to improve the procurement process

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

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.

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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.

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What is Sourcing? Definition, Strategy, & Difference Between Procurement and Sourcing

ShipBob

Where you get these from, or how you source them, can be a huge decision. Sourcing can seem overwhelming if you’re a brand or retail buyer not entirely sure what you’re doing, but it can significantly impact the quality, cost, and availability of your products. What is procurement?

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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?

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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.

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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.

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Global Manufacturing Activity Continues Downward Trajectory at the Close of 2022

Supply Chain Matters

Global Manufacturing Activity Levels. Global manufacturing activity as reported by the J.P. Morgan Manufacturing PMI® which began 2022 at an expansion value of 54.2, Sources; S&P Global and ISM, 2022. The S&P Global US Manufacturing PMI® had a December value of 46.2,

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Can ERP support lean manufacturing?

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

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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ERP for process manufacturing

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

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.

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The 2023 Supply Chain Crystal Ball: Challenges and Solutions

Speaker: Olivia Montgomery, Associate Principal Supply Chain Analyst

Curious to know how your peers are navigating ongoing disruption? In this webinar, you’ll gain actionable insights from Olivia Montgomery as she walks us through Capterra’s extensive research on how businesses - notably small and midsize businesses - are addressing supply chain challenges in 2023.

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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.

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Traceability for manufacturers today

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How ERP can improve your manufacturing process

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

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

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9 Critical ERP Features for Discrete Manufacturers

OptiProERP

Manufacturers need specific functionality to run their businesses effectively. Let’s examine what ERP functionality is critical for discrete manufacturers. Manufacturers rely on their inventory to build their products, so they need to have the correct amounts on hand at all times.

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5 Ways Businesses Are Uncovering Success With AI In Manufacturing

ToolsGroup

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.

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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.

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Procurement Analysis: a Game Changer for Purchasing Strategically

Precoro

With the global market expansion and deepening supply chain complexity, the roles of procurement leaders have evolved from tactical to strategic. Nowadays, procurement departments not only focus on the day-to-day buying operations but also search for the most efficient ways to go about them.

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Why 2021 Will Be A Breakout Year For Sustainable Manufacturing

IQMS

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.