Meeting the Outsourcing Challenge

OneSCM

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. In fact, there are quite a few companies outsourcing their production to a domestic contract manufacturer rather than offshore—i.e.

Optimization and Execution: How Manufacturing can lead the Industry Renaissance

DELMIA Quintiq

Global manufacturing today faces significant operational challenges. Companies that were unable to meet these challenges have been left behind (for example, in High Tech think Blackberry and Compaq). How should manufacturers adapt to meet the challenges and shift from product-centric to customer-centric operations? In addition to adapting strategic operations, manufacturing companies also require a tactical ability to plan and execute flawlessly at the facility level.

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Enterprise Labeling is Essential for Meeting High Traceability Standards

Loftware

Counterfeiting Regulatory Retail Manufacturing Labeling Transportation & Logistics Logistics Track & Traceability Standardization Barcode Labeling GS1Traceability around the world can help supply chains improve.

Running 24/7 to Meet Medical Industry Demands

IQMS

Through proactive business continuity planning, real-time monitoring, and its DELMIAworks manufacturing ERP system, Eldon James is running production 24/7 to meet its medical industry customers’ increased demand in the wake of COVID-19. Eldon James is a world-class manufacturer of medical tubing and connection solutions based in Colorado. Lights-Out Manufacturing Keeps Medical Tubing Production Running.

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.

Inside Arena: Meet Your Customer Success Coach

Arena Solutions

The next phase could be to include suppliers—your manufacturing experts—for design for manufacturing (DFM) input early in the new product introduction (NPI). Coaches collaborate with you to meet your goals. For example, how do your supply chain partners participate in design for manufacturing or design for supply chain initiatives? For your convenience, each Coach has Calendly to enable you to schedule a 30-minute meeting at any time.

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.

The Growing Reliance on Traceability in Manufacturing Supply Chains

IQMS

Bottom Line: The heightened priority on health & safety is leading to a renaissance of traceability in manufacturing across many industry sectors as every business strives to keep its employees, customers, and suppliers safe. Reliance on Traceability in Manufacturing Is Growing.

Stepping Forward to Meet Opportunity

Supply Chain Nation

At the University of Leeds in the UK, I studied Manufacturing Resource Planning and Organisational Psychology. I’ve had incredible opportunities to be part of some fantastic initiatives, to meet and work with some outstanding people, and travel to places I wouldn’t have otherwise been to. Life is what you make it and I’m a firm believer that we need to step forward to meet opportunity. The post Stepping Forward to Meet Opportunity appeared first on Supply Chain Nation Blog.

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.

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. Thanks to tracking sensors, mobile phones and cloud software platforms, companies have the tools to increase transparency, operational efficiency, and product traceability.

Meeting the Needs of Life Sciences

Rootstock

Cloud ERP ERP Salesforce Supply Chain Enterprise Resource Planning medical device manufacturers Manufacturing Rootstock life sciencesAre you making a medical device, pharmaceutical, or other life sciences product? Then your company may soon need a new ERP solution to modernize and digitally transform your operations.

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.

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

Cerasis

Editor's Note: This is a two part series featuring Chuck Intrieri, who along with providing excellent insights over at his industry leading The Lean Supply Chain blog, is also a consultant who works with companies for Cost Reduction, Supply Chain Optimization, Logistics, Manufacturing, and 3PL Selection. 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. . What is Manufacturing?

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.

Manufacturers Should Focus on This Most Critical Component for Manufacturing Operations Excellence

Cerasis

We conclude this two part series about manufacturing operations excellence by consultant Chuck Intrieri, by outlaying why manufacturers should focus on a critical component that will help sustain manufacturing operations excellence for years to come. What is Driving Sustainable Manufacturing Operations Excellence? What is the most important part of manufacturing? The most important resource in manufacturing is people.

Cleanroom Manufacturing Strategies That Pay

IQMS

Bottom Line: Cleanrooms provide the potential for plastics manufacturers to increase the average machine rate per hour, average markups and profit per production run by charging a price premium based on their certifications, compliance and industry expertise. Plastics manufacturers are relying on and investing in cleanrooms to capture new customers and gain a greater share of revenues from existing accounts. Proven Strategies For Improving Cleanroom Manufacturing.

Green Is the New Black: Why Green Manufacturing & Sustainability Matter

Cerasis

In a blog post earlier this year, we noted how since the election, more manufactures have expressed interest in reshoring and avoiding offshoring entirely. However, manufacturers are considering other ways of improving factories and supply chains as well. more companies are turning toward sustainable alternatives and methodologies (like green manufacturing) in boosting competitive advantage and increasing revenue, explains Stuart Hall of Global Manufacturing.

Taking Packaging Manufacturing to New Levels with Digital Technology

QAD

But to keep up in t oday’s rapidly changing business environment, packaging manufacturers must move beyond the concept of digital printing in order to realize the real transformation digital technology brings to manufacturing. Digitally Connected Manufacturing.

Unwrapping production: How to transform packaging manufacturing

DELMIA 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. The packaging industry is one of intense competition, so individual manufacturers have to keep up. As a result, most packaging manufacturers struggle with delivery reliability and high inventory levels.

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. Artificial intelligence (AI) tools will reduce delays and simplify customer service across all changes in manufacturing throughout 2018. Manufacturing Technology Trends

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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.

How Food Manufacturing Software Drives Profit [w Case Studies]

Unleashed

Effective inventory management is crucial to reducing costs in any manufacturing business. Cost reductions in food manufacturing can be achieved by using food manufacturing software that improves ordering processes and minimises overstocking of expensive raw ingredients.

The 3 Myths & Current State of American Manufacturing

Cerasis

manufacturers, supply chain, logistics, transportation, and freight management. Today we focus on the realities that we face with American manufacturing. The argument for American manufacturing is clear, and the topic has graced the stages of all political candidates. closely follows China’s lead in manufacturing, and in fact, the U.S. is on track to surpass Chinese manufacturers by 2020, reports Chris Mathews of Fortune magazine. Manufacturers.

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. Robotics is not just a way to help companies, but many manufacturers have recognized how robots can improve their supply chain processes, benefit the company, and drive their future success. Driving Forces Behind Robotics in Logistics in Manufacturing. Benefits of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing.

What is Manufacturing ERP?

OptiProERP

What distinguishes Manufacturing ERP from other ERP systems? ERP started in the manufacturing industry, but it headed off in new directions. Manufacturers need all these functions, but they also need so much more. Defining Manufacturing ERP. So what is Manufacturing ERP today? What does it offer the modern manufacturer? Manufacturers are different. Manufacturers buy materials and turn them into something else.

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. Data availability and advanced analytics are also shaping the industry by providing new insights into efficient manufacturing processes. Incorporating weather data directly into their model gives that manufacturer a leg up.

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. The post Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015 appeared first on Freight Logistics Company | Cerasis. Manufacturing manufacturing tips

Renovotec expands to meet growing demand for its managed print service

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Renovotec, the UK-based rugged hardware, software and services provider for supply chain companies, is expanding to meet escalating demand for its ‘Renovotec Managed Print’ service by opening a 50% larger service centre in Wellingborough, Northants. Renovotec Managed Print is the only service of its kind in the supply chain manufacturing and logistics industries says Renovotec

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. manufacturers hurried to produce off-shore, believing significant cost reductions and huge profits would follow. 70% of manufacturers indicate that volatile energy costs are a major concern.

UK and German manufacturers confident they can meet the challenges of Brexit but call for clarity

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

New research from European service logistics specialist, Carousel Logistics, has revealed that almost half of UK and German manufacturing businesses believe they have time to prepare their supply chains for Brexit, but they have called for clarity to allow them to do so

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. E-commerce and omnichannel solutions are rapidly becoming the next frontier in the use of the Internet of Things and better order fulfillment processes.

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. The Internet’s large-scale global penetration has spawned an increasingly large number of technology and web-savvy consumers, creating a huge opportunity for both industrial manufacturers and their end customers.

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Manufacturing ERP Plays a Key Role for Sustainability

QAD

While consumer products manufacturers previously led the way for sustainable manufacturing practices, a growing number of manufacturers in other sectors are treating sustainability as an important operational objective to increase global competitiveness. The Sustainability Movement in Business and Manufacturing. Many manufacturers now publish separate sustainability reports or incorporate the information in their annual report including Nexteer, Tesla, Ball Corp.,

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. Although the application of lean is virtually inexhaustible, here are three tools leveraging lean manufacturing principles to help you get started. The value stream map is a tool used in both lean manufacturing that is used to identify waste. By: Michael Burchett.

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