Meeting the Outsourcing Challenge

Take Supply Chain

A survey of manufacturers, distributors, and retailers, and outsourced manufacturing and logistics services providers. For over two decades, outsourcing of both manufacturing and logistics has been increasing at a pace more than double the growth in the overall economy.

[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.”

Labeling that can Meet Just-in-Time Deadlines in Auto Manufacturing

Loftware

Automotive Supply Chain ManufacturingJust-in-time supply chains are demanding and have little room for error. They have become prominent in the auto industry, raising new demands.

Report Indicates Foxconn Was Reconsidering Plans for Wisconsin Manufacturing Facility

Supply Chain Matters

An exclusive published report from Reuters indicates that Apple’s prime contract manufacturer Foxconn was reconsidering plans for its proposed Wisconsin manufacturing facility. based manufacturing complex to be located in Southwest Wisconsin.

[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.

[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.

Bombshell Report Indicates Foxconn is Reconsidering Plans for Wisconsin Manufacturing Facility

Supply Chain Matters

An exclusive published report from Reuters now indicates that Apple’s prime contract manufacturer Foxconn is reconsidering plans for its proposed Wisconsin manufacturing facility. based manufacturing complex to be located in Southwest Wisconsin.

Top 10 Manufacturing Trends For 2019

IQMS

Bottom Line: The top 10 manufacturing trends reflect how manufacturers are planning to achieve their goals of revenue growth, operational improvements, digital transformation, and launching new products and services in 2019. to manufacturing value added in 2020.

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What Happens when Technology Meets Transparency?

Descartes

Dangerous factories, blood diamonds, conflict minerals and other overseas ills have contributed to the globalization of manufacturing. The post What Happens when Technology Meets Transparency? One of the not-so-simple problems that plague global supply chains is transparency.

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.

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.

Apparel and Footwear Supply Chain Meets Industry 4.0 Adoption

Supply Chain Matters

The apparel and footwear industry, one of the earliest adopters of global based, low-cost manufacturing outsourcing is now on the verge of adopting Industry 4.0 Apparel and Footwear Supply Chain Internet of Things Manufacturing Strategies Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Supply Chain Strategy Addidas Futurecraft MFG supply chain Addidas supply chain supply chain advancements in footwear manufacturing Supply chain Matters blog

Reshoring Or Not, What is Manufacturing? 4 Questions to Ponder with Real American Manufacturers

Cerasis

We recommend you get in touch with him if you'd like an expert to guide you to the next level in your manufacturing business. . Reshoring Or Not, Let's Get Back to the Basics of What is Manufacturing. What is Manufacturing? These manufacturers are called Subcontractors.

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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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.

Trends In Manufacturing: 5 Tangible Technologies are Shaping the Future of Manufacturing Now

Cerasis

Continuous improvement is part of the game in manufacturing. Among the new trends in manufacturing improving the industry, additive manufacturing and cloud-based systems will push manufacturing forward in 2017. In fact, rapid design and lightning-fast prototyping, reports Mark Dohnalek of Manufacturing Business Technology magazine , will allow manufacturers to design and produce products in a few days, if not hours. Manufacturing

Meeting Demand During the Holidays

Elementum

As spending on the holidays continues to grow , retailers and logistics operators have to take special measures to meet the demand. With so many opportunities for customers to shop, the biggest problem brands encounter is predicting and meeting customer demand. Retail and logistics companies must ensure that products are manufactured and shipped in sufficient quantities so that stock is on the shelves when customers want it.

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.

Bonus: Top 11 thru 20 Most Popular Manufacturing Blog Posts

Cerasis

However, with most of our customer base in the manufacturing field, with the remaining in distribution and other industries, we thought it was vital that we featured some of the other manufacturing blog posts that were also popular in 2014. Manufacturing manufacturing blog posts

The Top 7 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2017

Cerasis

Today, we kick off our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation Management , Freight. Top Manufacturing Blog Posts for 2017. Manufacturing

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.

The Exploding Use of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing

Cerasis

The world has changed from the oil days of machine assisted assembly lines and manufacturing processes as more robots have entered the workforce. Driving Forces Behind Robotics in Logistics in Manufacturing. Benefits of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing.

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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The Expected Growth of Manufacturing Technology Investments!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Manufacturing technology helps power forward the industry into areas it has never been before. It can also help cover every section of your manufacturing process that you could even think of. So are there any perceived downsides to a company investing in manufacturing technology?

Digital Farming: The MacDonalds meet the Jetsons

Enterra Insights

We should grasp the big opportunities in synthesizing disparate information that resides in often fragmented and difficult locations, such as government agencies, research and development funding bodies, product manufacturers and distributors, and on-farm data. When (if ever) most people think about agriculture, Old MacDonald’s farm or Grant Wood’s America Gothic are more likely images to come to mind than the Jetsons. But farming is moving into the Digital Age.

Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015

Cerasis

Fabricators now are trying to be fast enough to meet any and all customer needs whenever they crop up. Now is the Time for Manufacturing to Look at Logistics Efficiency. Manufacturing seems heading for a long awaited comeback. Manufacturing manufacturing tips

31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats

Cerasis

Many off-shore manufacturers have returned to the U.S., Those changes, along with high costs of transporting materials and finished goods to and from overseas locations, make the value of reshoring likely to become a compelling financial reality for many manufacturers.

Why OmniChannel Solutions are Needed in Shipping & Logistics to Meet Consumer Demand

Cerasis

Consumers are also expecting more of manufacturers and shipping companies. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post Why OmniChannel Solutions are Needed in Shipping & Logistics to Meet Consumer Demand appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Digital Transformation: An Imperative for Industrial Manufacturing in 2017

Cerasis

Are industrial manufacturers seizing all the opportunities of a more digital world? A recent article suggests that, by 2018, only 30 percent of manufacturers investing in digital transformation will be able to maximize the outcome. Let’s take a look at four reasons why digital transformation is an imperative in 2017 for industrial manufacturers: 1. Manufacturers need to rise to meet these new expectations – and one of the keys is through digital transformation.

7 Reasons ERP Systems Can Increase the Productivity of Your Manufacturing Industry

Cerasis

The manufacturing industry is experiencing a global boom, and this is the very reason that modern manufacturers need a great ERP solution to improve efficiency. The Trends that Will Forever Shape Manufacturing in 2018 & Beyond. Manufacturing Supply Chain

6 Manufacturing Trends to Watch Out for in 2016

Cerasis

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. Manufacturing manufacturing trends

The “First Five” Industrial Manufacturing Trends of 2017

Cerasis

Where and how manufacturers make products for Americans will change in 2017. Current industrial manufacturing trends show the new administration is pushing for reshoring among the nation’s biggest manufacturers, and new technologies are revolutionizing how companies respond to growing skepticism and scrutiny by the public and government oversight as well. Manufacturers must adapt to changing demands, or they will become nothing more than a statistic in history books.

5 Reasons Why Manufacturers Who Focus on Customer Experience Will Win

Cerasis

Manufacturers have always struggled to know their customers. Unfortunately, this means manufacturers face an even greater challenge, as more customers translate into greater use of customer service. But, how do manufacturers turn their focus to the customer experience?

Brains Meet Brawn in Retail & Supply Chain

Supply Chain Nation

That same challenge applies to retailers and manufacturers today in finding the drivers to demand; Blue Yonder has developed techniques to identify the factors that really contribute to the process, and the result is a model which is both accurate and efficient to apply on a very large scale. The changing supply chain landscape.

5 Reasons Why The Use of the IIoT by Manufacturers Is Unavoidable

Cerasis

The Industrial Internet of Things ( IIoT ) has been a major topic among manufacturers and third-party logistics providers ( 3PLs ) for several years. The IIoT by Manufacturers Is Extremely Valuable. The IIoT Meets Demand for Increased Visibility.