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). Manufacturers that execute without having a realistic plan are working blindly.

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.

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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

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.

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.

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. After PLM or QMS “go-live”, who helps you maximize your investment?

Post-Pandemic Supply Chains: A Prognosis from Johnson & Johnson

MIT Supply Chain

How a global manufacturer has learned some vital lessons about managing uncertainty and planning for the future Meri Stevens, Worldwide Vice President of Supply Chain, Consumer Health and Deliver at Johnson & Johnson speaks with MIT CTL Director Prof.

Stepping Forward to Meet Opportunity

BlueYonder

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.

CMOs: Are You Ready for CGT Manufacturing?

QAD

Meeting the Demand for CGT Manufacturing. With growing demand, there’s a need for more suitable CGT manufacturing facilities. The manufacturing process is different from that of traditional small molecule medicines. Building a Strong CGT Manufacturing Strategy.

2021 Manufacturing Trends: Connecting Workers Will Be Key

IQMS

2021 manufacturing trends will be driven by the lessons learned in 2020. 2021 Manufacturing Trends to Improve Decision Making and Productivity. Let’s look at nine areas of technology investment where manufacturers empower employees to improve decision-making and productivity in 2021.

8 Steps to Building Supply Chain Resilience for Manufacturers in a Post-Covid World

ivalua

One such organization was Navistar, a leading manufacturer of commercial trucks, busses and proprietary engines that recently participated in a series of CPO interviews conducted by Ivalua and Art of Procurement.

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

GlobalTranz

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

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

GlobalTranz

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.

Why The Defense Production Act Is A Growth Catalyst For Manufacturers

IQMS

The high demand in these areas will spur growth for manufacturers already producing parts, products and packaging to support the federal government’s COVID-19 response. As a result, many manufacturing firms have been able to avoid high, unpredictable expenses of a product recall.

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.

The Remedy for Inefficiencies in Contract Manufacturing

QAD

Our health care industry depends on the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, and they, in turn, depend on contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs) for their outsourced manufacturing. Optimized Digital Manufacturing. Contract Manufacturing Supply Chain Continuity.

Digital Transformation in High-Tech Manufacturing

DELMIA Quintiq

Discover how the Virtual Twin Experience can Accelerate Manufacturing Innovation. However, it can be a major challenge for High-Tech manufacturers to maintain the throughput required to meet the growing demand for components, devices and machines while keeping operations within budget.

MES Solutions Critical To The Modern Manufacturing Environment

IQMS

Bottom Line: It’s in the striving to always keep improving process and product quality based on insights from their Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) that helps manufacturers become stronger and more responsive to customers in tough times.

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.

How Supply Chain Management Software Became Manufacturing’s Shock Absorber In 2021

IQMS

Bottom Line: Unpredictable demand swings caused by the pandemic are stress-testing supply chain management software systems across manufacturing, helping many manufacturers discover new strengths they hadn’t realize they had before. ” (Machinery manufacturer).

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

GlobalTranz

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?

Digital Transformation: An Imperative for Industrial Manufacturing in 2017

GlobalTranz

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.

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

GlobalTranz

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.

The “First Five” Industrial Manufacturing Trends of 2017

GlobalTranz

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.

How Can Manufacturers Manage Disruption and Improve Productivity?

Logility

How can manufacturers manage disruption and improve productivity? By using advanced analytics for manufacturing, to understand the valuable information concealed within the data they already have! Advanced analytics for manufacturing is a good place to start.

Steelmakers struggle to meet surging demand

DAT Solutions

Demand in the manufacturing sector continues to improve, which is good news, especially for Flatbed carriers. Flatbed markets

How Can Manufacturers Manage Disruption and Improve Productivity?

Logility

How can manufacturers manage disruption and improve productivity? By using advanced analytics for manufacturing, to understand the valuable information concealed within the data they already have! Advanced analytics for manufacturing is a good place to start.

How Organizations are Evolving to Meet the Future Needs of Autonomous Warehousing

BlueYonder

As a result, global organizations are disrupting their status quo and investing in forward thinking capabilities that can meet the rising needs of tomorrow’s supply chain. More and more manufacturers have a direct to consumer channel. Manufacturing Supply Chain

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.

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.

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

GlobalTranz

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.

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.

ERP Sustains Manufacturing during COVID-19

IQMS

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed manufacturers to rapidly shift gears, from addressing work-from-home policies to managing extreme swings in demand and uncertain supply chains. a leading manufacturer headquartered near Cleveland, OH. All Posts Manufacturing Trends & News

Why Digital Manufacturing is Even More Important After the Pandemic

QAD

Manufacturers continue to face potentially indefinite remote work policies, new health screening and safety protocols, unexpected demand swings, potential supply disruptions and more. What is “Digital Manufacturing”? Manufacturing During the Pandemic.