Overcoming Challenges in Manufacturing Labeling

Loftware

Manufacturing labeling might not be at the top of your list, but it should be. ManufacturingWhat comes to mind when you think of challenges you come across in a global supply chain? It can be the key to whether your shipments move smoothly through the supply chain or not.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Manufacturing Innovation Hubs Revitalize American Manufacturing

Cerasis

Since 2011, the federal government focused on changing this paradigm and made American manufacturing a priority. Under the guidance of the Department of Commerce/NIST , they developed an infrastructure with dedicated funding to rebuild our manufacturing sector. manufacturing.”

Improve Manufacturing Performance with Total Productive Maintenance

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

When I first came across Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) I was sceptical of yet another ”blue sky” approach to pursuing manufacturing excellence. FMCG Dave Jordan Performance Improvement Manufacturing Footprint Supply Chain S&OP Cost Reduction

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.

Optimize Supply Chain Network Capacity Utilization for Manufacturing Competitiveness

Download a complimentary copy of this Gartner report and get best practices to sustain agility and set the stage for growth.

What You Need to Consider Before Relocating Your Manufacturing Plant

Cerasis

But if you represent a manufacturing organization, the process of relocating to a new campus can seem especially overwhelming and frustrating. The Trends that Will Forever Shape Manufacturing in 2018 & Beyond. Manufacturing

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.

Empowering Your Supply Chain Workforce: 3 Tips for Manufacturing Directors

Loftware

Supply Chain Manufacturing LabelingWhat can you do to improve your supply chain performance?

Lean Manufacturing

LeanCor

A motor manufacturer’s warehouse space and on-hand materials were growing exponentially as it received, processed, and stored material for potential future use. “A popular misconception is that lean is suited only for manufacturing.

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Siemens Commits to Additive Manufacturing

Logistics Viewpoints

Additive manufacturing has certainly gotten a lot of press over the years. In the supply chain space, the idea that inventory costs could be slashed by committing to additive manufacturing has been touted. In manufacturing, a common idea is that additive manufacturing can create more sustainable products by not lathing away materials that are wasted. The post Siemens Commits to Additive Manufacturing appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

Retailers and manufacturers. that has long plagued retailers, manufacturers and 3PLs-- leveraging a. 1DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION, END-TO-END VISIBILITY, AND. THE "DATA PROBLEM". Given the macroeconomic cl imate and the. Amazon effect," many companies are.

Manufacturing Quality & Traceability

E2open

E2open’s Manufacturing Quality & Traceability application provides companies with deep visibility to the production processes and end-to-end quality information across the supply chain, to create comprehensive product genealogies regardless of who manufactures or distributes the products. Learn more about E2open’s Manufacturing Quality & Traceability application in this 1-minute video. Collaborative Manufacturing Videos

AGCO: Driving a Digital Manufacturing Transformation

Supply Chain Shaman

While many employers would have penalized the employees for tablet breakage , Peggy explored the world of wearables to enable her digital manufacturing transformation. AGCO’s culture of innovation policy deployment enabled employees to pioneer a technology solution for manufacturing.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Alexander Hamilton: A US Manufacturing Visionary

Cerasis

Editor's Note: This is a blog and infographic from The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). manufacturers to help the>m create and retain jobs, increase profits, and save time and money.

Transforming the manufacturing supply chain with MEIO

ToolsGroup

Microsoft’s Bill Moffett and I collaborated on an introductory blog on MEIO for manufacturing businesses. On a much larger scale, manufacturers can forfeit working capital by keeping large amounts of inventory on hand to help satisfy wide-ranging customer demand.

Your Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

of manufacturing and sales into a business process that generates new. The first challenge all shippers, including retailers, manufacturers, and 3PLs.

How to Prepare the Next Generation of Manufacturers

Cerasis

The manufacturing industry has always been a hotbed for innovation and advancement — but it relies heavily on the workers who have the skills and training to fill those jobs. How can we help to prepare the industry for the next generation of manufacturers? Manufacturing

Contract Manufacturing

SCM Research

How does contract manufacturing work? The following figure illustrates this. Practice Globalization Image Relationship Supply Chain Management Theory

Unwrapping production: How to transform packaging manufacturing

Quintiq

To meet consumers’ increasing appetite for choice, Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) manufacturers develop a huge amount of Stock Keeping Units (SKUs). This has a direct impact on packaging manufacturers who now need to find ways to cope with more diverse demand.

Skillfully Managing Manufacturing Reshoring Projects

Cerasis

There’s more involved in successfully reshoring a foreign manufacturing operation back to the U.S. Reshoring is a hot topic in manufacturing. location and the best facility for manufacturing are key components to the overall success of the program.

The Modern Supply Chain: Present and Future

The external manufacturing environment is a highly dynamic, ever-changing landscape. The supply chain must both anticipate and adapt to that change

[INFOGRAPHIC] Understanding Safety in Manufacturing Pays Off

Cerasis

Today we bring you some digestible information around safety in manufacturing. Our aim at Cerasis continues and will always be to provide the most important information to those in the manufacturing, distribution, supply chain, and logistics industry.

The missing link in automotive contract manufacturing

Quintiq

Fulfilling this multi-faceted demand has become a major challenge for car manufacturers, who have to deal not only with countless models and colors but also with an ever-increasing range of features and options. Volatile customer demand can be bridged by making use of contract manufacturers.

Omnichannel In Manufacturing: Why Manufacturers Are Following Retailers to an Omnichannel World

Cerasis

The application of omnichannel in manufacturing primarily focuses on the collaboration between suppliers, or vendors, and distributors. The Problem: Seamless Omnichannel Experiences Extend Beyond Retailer-Customer Relationships Keeping up with customers’ demands has natural implications for business-to-business sellers, including manufacturers. Manufacturers still using disjointed processes and operating in functional silos are unable to keep up with demand.

Manufacturing 4.0 and the Factory of the Future: Part One

Elementum

Sixty-seven percent of industrial manufacturers say they have ongoing smart factory initiatives. For manufacturers, AR means planning production and assembly processes out on a virtual landscape, optimizing locations of production lines and people. In Industry 4.0,

Industry 4.0: Are You Ready?

The supply chain is moving towards automation - and even awareness - that will change how products are ordered, manufactured, shipped and consumed. Are you ready?

20 Manufacturing Blogs Every Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Distribution, and Logistics Professional Should Read

Cerasis

If you are a regular reader of the Cerasis blog, you know our goal is to educate and inform those in the manufacturing, supply chain, distribution, logistics, and transportation space with best practices, trends, and industry news so that we can create a community of people. This community would not exist if it were not for manufacturing being the core of the other industries. . 20 Manufacturing Blogs You Need to Be Reading. Manufacturing manufacturing blogs

Q&A: American Manufacturer, UCan Zippers, Shows Pride, Quality, and Commitment to American Manufacturing

Cerasis

In that interview we mentioned that he would visit Made In USA Zipper manufacturer, UCan Zippers to film a video documenting the company's commitment to American Manufacturing for nearly 30 years. Why are we having an interview with an American Manufacturer on a logistics blog, you ask?

Manufacturing Plant Site Selection: Where to Locate Your Manufacturing Plant

Cerasis

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.

Manufacturing 4.0 and the Factory of the Future: Part One

Elementum

Sixty-seven percent of industrial manufacturers say they have ongoing smart factory initiatives. For manufacturers, AR means planning production and assembly processes out on a virtual landscape, optimizing locations of production lines and people. In Industry 4.0,

Lean Manufacturing

LeanCor

3 Tools to Apply Lean Manufacturing Principles. We often find companies (and suppliers to those companies) are skeptical of implementing lean manufacturing principles. The value stream map is a tool used in both lean manufacturing that is used to identify waste.

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These Top Manufacturing Technology Trends will Fuel a Focus on Customer Experience in 2018

Cerasis

Going back to the Industrial Internet of things (IIoT), the use of Internet-connected technology increases risk in manufacturing. billion in 2018 alone, reports Michael Kotelec of Manufacturing.net , and this will bring a strong, robust boost to efficiency and productivity in manufacturing.

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Manufacturing 4.0 and the Factory of the Future: Part Two

Elementum

Sixty-seven percent of industrial manufacturers say they have ongoing smart factory initiatives , and this number is only going to grow. Pete Basiliere, Research Director at Gartner, said: “The biggest advantage of 3D printing is the ability, as I put it, ‘to move from design for manufacturing to manufacturing the design.’”. Today’s companies can’t afford to “design for manufacturing.” iot 3D printing digital transformation manufacturing contract manufacturing

Top 3 Priorities for Manufacturing Companies in 2018

Cerasis

Companies are hoping to continue their revenue growth in 2018 by setting priorities for manufacturing in 3 key areas. KLR has released the results of its annual manufacturing industry outlook report , and the optimism following last year’s elections will continue straight through 2017. With promises of tax reform, decreased federal regulations and looser trade agreements, manufacturers have slowly seen revenue growth throughout the U.S. Manufacturing

High-Volume Manufacturing: The Moment of Truth

Loftware

Medical Devices Automotive Supply Chain ManufacturingScale of production brings new challenges.

The Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2014

Cerasis

Today, we kick off our annual year end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 7 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , 3PL , Business , Transportation , Freight. Top Manufacturing Blog Posts for 2014. Is Manufacturing Really a Good Career Choice?