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.

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.

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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.

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

GlobalTranz

However, Amazon is shaking up the mix by seeking to make today’s e-commerce practices obsolete, and shipping and logistics providers need to understand why. Customers have the option to have products shipped to home or the store, and this eliminates any confusion about how much space is needed within each store. Consumers are also expecting more of manufacturers and shipping companies. Shipping and Logistics Providers Seek to Attract Millennials.

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.

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

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. To provide the extra manpower needed for increased operations, 738,800 new employees were hired by retail and shipping companies. With so many opportunities for customers to shop, the biggest problem brands encounter is predicting and meeting customer demand. Communication with suppliers, manufacturers, logistics, etc.

Multichannel Fulfillment & Shipping: Considerations for Wholesale Distributors & OEMs in the Transition From Single Channel Shipping

GlobalTranz

E-commerce has presented wholesale distributors and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with a crown opportunity for growth, but it comes at the cost of transitioning from single-channel shipping. Over the last year, average e-commerce sales have increased more than 15 percent, revealing the increasing demand for multichannel fulfillment and shipping. Adapting supply chain systems to succeed in multichannel fulfillment and shipping, also requires additional setup time.

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.

How Do You Ship an Electric Bicycle?

Supply Chain Game Changer

However, shipping an electric bicycle presents a unique set of challenges. Plus, the lithium battery that powers the bicycle creates additional hurdles for shipping. We turned to sales executive Cole Sweetser for the inside scoop on electric bicycle shipping. UPS e-bike shipping.

Cybersecurity in Shipping Logistics: The Rising Threat

USC Consulting Group

When you think of shipping and transportation, perhaps the last thing you consider is the threat that cybercrime can pose to the industry. However, as technology advances and systems become increasingly connected to online networks, cybersecurity is a necessity of modern shipping logistics.

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

From Exports to Delivery: Simplifying PPE Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Policy 5 requires all medical supplies to meet quality standards of the importing countries, this policy also separated out the process for medical-grade and non-medical-use devices. Policy 12 created a white and blacklist of manufacturers and suppliers.

The Exploding Use of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing

GlobalTranz

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.

31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats

GlobalTranz

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.

Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015

GlobalTranz

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

Zooming in the automotive sector — Transmission

The Supply Chain Journal

When you switch to AIT Worldwide Logistics for automotive shipping you’re partnering with a team of logistics professionals in Asia, Europe and North America who develop customized supply chain solutions that are just as unique as your business. Transmission is sponsored by AIT.

3PL Logistics Companies Up Services to Continue to Meet the Needs of Shippers

GlobalTranz

Small package auditing, consulting, and contract negotiation enable shippers to ensure greater compliance with shipping concerns, better fulfillment, and tracking of packages, enhanced dimensional-weight pricing models to give small packages a fair-share of the focus in transport, and better rates when negotiating prices with the top carriers. International Shipping Optimization. International shipping modes are also becoming a focus on 3PL Logistics Companies.

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How to Fulfill Orders When You Don’t Have Enough Product to Meet Demand

MIT Supply Chain

In the first stage of the pandemic, many automotive manufacturers reduced their orders, anticipating a downturn in vehicle sales. Rationalize SKU count When the Covid-19 crisis hit, demand for consumer staples outstripped manufacturers’ production capacities.

5 Reasons Why Manufacturers Who Focus on Customer Experience Will Win

GlobalTranz

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. In addition, customers are continuing to demand lower prices and free shipping. But, our predictions’ post noted how manufacturers are having trouble with transforming customer input into responsiveness and enhancements to the customer experience. Manufacturing

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.

5 Manufacturing Tech Trends You Need to Know to Prevent Risk and Boost Production

GlobalTranz

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and the Internet of Things (IoT) are similar, but both function on the connection of equipment to the internet and applying data collected to consumer and business needs, including the needs of manufacturers. From boosting the level of artificial intelligence to promoting better means of mitigating and preventing risks, technology will change how manufacturers grow throughout 2017. The First 5 Manufacturing Tech Trends of 2017.

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Analytics in Distribution and Manufacturing Taking Center Stage

GlobalTranz

Part of this drive toward more interest in analytics in distribution and manufacturing comes from the ability of analytics to reduce inefficiencies dramatically and increase productivity in both physical and virtual sales environments. Furthermore, analytics are becoming more widely available through the cloud, and manufacturers and distributors of any size can reap significant benefits from implementing analytics in their operation, explains Eric Smith of Modern Distribution Management.

How Blockchain Can Improve Manufacturing In 2019

IQMS

By 2023, 30% of manufacturing companies with more than $5B in revenue will have implemented Industry 4.0 Blockchain’s greatest potential to deliver business value is in manufacturing. Increasing visibility across every area of manufacturing starting with suppliers, strategic sourcing, procurement, and supplier quality to shop floor operations including machine-level monitoring and service, blockchain can enable entirely new manufacturing business models.

How to Expand Your Global Shipping to Meet Growing Indian Markets

CH Robinson Logistics

How is Global Shipping Growing in India? The only reliable mechanism to create lots of jobs is large scale manufacturing, which is driven by exports. How to Take Advantage of Increased Shipping in India. Shippers should include India in their global shipping strategy by looking into new carriers, routes, distribution centers, warehouses, and customers and planning their supply logistics around them.

8 Freight Shipping Trends Shippers Must Know for 2017

GlobalTranz

It is no longer bound by the traditional constraints of the economy, and Amazon is gearing up to begin expanding to be the best of the global freight shipping providers. As a result, your company needs to think about these freight shipping trends and how you can prepare to respond to them as soon as possible. 8 Freight Shipping Trends Shippers Must Know for 2017. Freight Shipping Providers Will Focus on ELD Implementation.

Parcel Shipping: It’s Anything But Simple

Talking Logistics

Parcel is becoming a more important transportation mode for manufacturers and retailers due to the rapid growth of e-commerce and other factors, which is driving greater demand for parcel solutions and services. One of the things you often hear about parcel shipping is the importance of carrier compliance, but what does that mean exactly, and how do shippers stay in compliance? So, how are leading companies leveraging parcel solutions to manage the complexities of parcel shipping?

Manufacturers, Technology, and the Digital Age

Enterra Insights

Manufacturers have historically found themselves at the cutting edge of technological advances. It’s surprising, then, to read stories encouraging manufacturers to jump aboard the Digital Age technology bandwagon. ” He noted, “Each of these technologies will fundamentally change how products are manufactured.” 2] It makes perfect sense that manufacturing must adapt to the digital age. Manufacturing Cycle Time.

Why Collect Shipping Doesn’t Work for CPG Brands

Zipline Logistics

Collect shipping or customer pick-up (CPU) delivery options are an often promising solution for brands working with large, nationwide retailers. . What is Collect Shipping or Customer Pick-Up Pricing?? . Collect Shipping and Loss of Supply Chain Control .

WordPress Ecommerce Shipping: Scaling Your Online Store Through Shipping

ShipBob

Even more, WooCommerce offers flexible shipping options and settings, including the opportunity to work with tech-driven order fulfillment companies and other platforms that can help you grow your business. In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about shipping for your WooCommerce store, including WooCommerce shipping setup, available plugins, and ecommerce fulfillment options. Shipping on WordPress: your top 3 options. Table Rate Shipping Pro.

Retail Shipping Perfection is a Costly Reality

Zipline Logistics

However, as the retail industry evolves and changes to meet the demands for the modern consumer, that is exactly what retailers look for from their suppliers. What Does that Mean for Your Retail Shipping Efforts? There are many moving parts in retail shipping.

Shipping Technology: Non-Tech Savvy Shippers Lose Advantage Over Time?

GlobalTranz

What happens when shippers simply forgo implementing shipping technology, and how can shape their future demise? Shippers Must Weigh In-House Versus Off-the-Shelf Shipping Technology Solutions. The first struggle with implementing shipping technology in an enterprise goes back to considering in-house versus outsourced tech solutions. In modern shipping, there are numerous off-the-shelf tech solutions and platforms that can enhance a company’s productivity.

EDI 856: Ship Notice/Manifest

SupplyPike

An EDI 856 is known as an Advance Shipping Notice (ASN). This could include: Carrier information Description of products and their respective quantities Tracking numbers Purchase order numbers Barcodes for each container/carton Types of packaging used Configuration of items in the shipping container/transportation equipment. A household cleaner manufacturer is preparing a large shipment to their buyer – a big box retailer. The manufacturer transmits an EDI 856.

Manufacturing Remains Strong but Labor Challenges Persist: How Mobile Barcoding Can Help

RFgen

Manufacturing saw record growth in Q3, but labor challenges persist amid the pandemic. Technology is a must to meet sustained demand with reduced labor numbers. Mobile barcoding solutions can help manufacturers augment smaller labor forces and protect future profitability.

Manufacturing in the Age of Uncertainty

QAD

But what if every pizza shop in America all of a sudden asked a single pizza oven manufacturer to build and ship an extra oven per shop? How does a manufacturer organize operations to meet unexpected demand shifts without creating inefficiency for the rest of the year? Bad weather disrupts shipping, earthquakes put plants out of production and the political environment can shift quickly. Today’s manufacturers are running more lean than ever.