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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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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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 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 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.

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.

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?

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?

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Why Manufacturers Need to Rethink AI in Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

According to a 2021 Google Cloud report , 76% of manufacturers have turned to digital enablers and disruptive technologies such as data analytics, cloud, and AI due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The global manufacturing industry is ground zero for this environment.

How ERP can help manufacturers digitalize

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Manufacturers are aware they need to modernize to take advantage of what technology can offer. However, technology options are available for manufacturers to use that can help digitalize their operations without the expense (not to mention production downtime) of plant upgrades.

ERP for Medical Device Manufacturers Part 2

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

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.

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.

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.

Understanding Lean Manufacturing Principles

QAD

Remaining competitive is a top priority for any manufacturing operation. One such trend in the manufacturing industry is the use of lean manufacturing principles that help companies clean up inefficiencies and work smarter. What is the Definition of Lean Manufacturing?

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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.

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.

Consumer Packaged Goods Manufacturers and Consumer-centric Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

Consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers and their end-customers constantly engage in a complicated dance that has no choreographed steps. Sometimes CPG manufacturers take the lead and sometimes consumers take the lead. Taking the Digital Path to Purchase.

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.

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?

Four Key Strategic Sourcing Benefits

QAD

Recent business turbulence has increased the awareness among manufacturers for improved communication and collaboration with suppliers. This is certainly true in the area of strategic sourcing where procurement teams rely heavily on manually intensive efforts to identify and select suppliers.