Enterprise Labeling is Essential for Meeting High Traceability Standards

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

The Transportation Supply Chain: Transportation’s Role in Supply Chain Management to Lower Total Costs

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In order to avoid incidents of mismatch between supply and demand, establish more efficient manufacturing and lower costs, it is necessary to establish an environment of consistent supply chain visibility. Everything from sourcing raw materials, manufacturing, to the sales channels which feed supply for a finished product are essential factors. One of the often missing links, however, in supply chain visibility, is transportation management.

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

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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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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

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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.

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

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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?

10 Ways Effective Transportation Management Drives Competitive Advantage

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Transportation management is no longer a tactical approach to simply moving freight and doing it at the lowest possible cost. There are several factors that exist today that are forcing shippers to use even more resources, which distract from their core competencies , in order to have a strategic and much more nuanced, complex transportation management practice. 10 Tips to Remain Competitive and Have an Effective Transportation Management Strategy.

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

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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.

Higher Transportation Costs Lead to Last-Mile Transformations

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By now, we’re all aware of how the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the growth of e-commerce trend as consumers shied away from in-store purchases and manufacturers and suppliers adapted to a more digital environment.

Lean Transportation: Are you Using Lean Thinking for Transportation Management? If not, Why?

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For shippers, culture and behavior have to change to apply Lean Transportation thinking. The “Them (company leadership) versus Us (shop floor associates)” mentality also needs to change for Lean Transportation to " WE. The 8 Rights To Achieve Lean Transportation Practices. The are the 8 Rights of Lean Transportation thinking: Right Materials, Right Quantity, Right time, Right Place, Right Source, Right Price, Right Quantity, and. Transportation takes time.

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Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015

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has become a major oil and gas producer , which has been to the advantage of fabricators that serve not only drilling and extraction, but also heavy transportation. 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

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

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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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The 3 Myths & Current State of American Manufacturing

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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.

31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats

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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.

The $4,000 Transportation Question

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: Today’s post is part of a new series we’re launching called “Practitioner Perspectives” — commentaries written by supply chain and logistics practitioners from manufacturing and retail companies who want to share their insights and advice on industry trends and topics. Recently, we’ve had some trouble meeting our absurd growth. The $4,000 Transportation Question. Which brings me to the title of this post, the $4,000 transportation question.

6 Manufacturing Trends to Watch Out for in 2016

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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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QAD Adaptive Applications Further Enables Adaptive Manufacturing Enterprises

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This latest release further enhances our customers’ ability to intelligently adopt and boost adaptive manufacturing capabilities. Adaptive Manufacturing Enterprises can effectively address the increasing pace of change and disruption companies face today.

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

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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.

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

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Although 3PL Logistics Companies or 3PLs were around before the recession, companies realized the short-term savings of outsourcing logistics, transportation, and freight management to 3PLs quickly, and the age of the rise of the logistics provider was born. According to Inbound Logistics' Report : For shippers, cutting transport costs is the top-rated challenge, according to 47 percent of respondents (see Figure 2).

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Lean Manufacturing

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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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5 Reasons Why Manufacturers Who Focus on Customer Experience Will Win

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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, our predictions’ post noted how manufacturers are having trouble with transforming customer input into responsiveness and enhancements to the customer experience. But, how do manufacturers turn their focus to the customer experience? Manufacturing

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

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The Industrial Internet of Things ( IIoT ) has been a major topic among manufacturers and third-party logistics providers ( 3PLs ) for several years. However, the IIoT is beginning to encroach on all aspect of manufacturing and supply chain management for its wide-ranging deployment and application to improving processes. Over 2017, this will become an impossibility as the IIoT by manufacturers moves closer to every aspect of the economy and business operations, and you know why.

Why Digital Manufacturing is Even More Important After the Pandemic

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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

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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

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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.

4 Big Benefits for the Use & Implementation of Predictive Analytics In Manufacturing

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The predictive analytics of the past are becoming more apt and intellectual, powering a new age in manufacturing. Additionally, major manufacturers are working to prioritize predictive analytics and use them to improve production. Let's take a look at the increase in utilization and implementation of predictive analytics in manufacturing and what it means for manufacturers. US and China Lead Prioritization of Predictive Analytics in Manufacturing.

The 2016 State of Manufacturing Industry Trends: E-Commerce, Robotics, & Analytics

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At the onset of 2016, we identified key trends to watch for in manufacturing, and as the year draws to a close, it’s time for an evaluation of our predictions to discover the state of manufacturing. The State of Manufacturing: eCommerce, Analytics, and Robotics. E-Commerce Grew More Important in Manufacturing. E-commerce was expected to become the dominant player for manufacturers in 2016 through the following: Increasing share of aftermarket parts sales.

The 8 Very Significant Benefits of Utilizing a Transportation Management Provider

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Once upon a time, there were fewer manufacturing entities in the world, and shipping companies clamored for relationships with each and every business. However, global manufacturing and supply chain processes have undergone a significant shift: the number of manufacturers and businesses in need of shipping has grown beyond shippers’ maximum threshold. By outsourcing to a transportation management provider, you can reduce your in-house expenses on shipping processes.

How VR, 3D Printing & Predictive Analytics in the IOT are Currently Powering the Manufacturing Industry

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Newer technologies have created entirely new methodologies for improving manufacturing, and the outlook is brighter than ever. So, let’s take a look at how our predictions for the first four manufacturing technology trends (Predictive analytics, 3D Printing, and VR) to watch for in 2016 stacked up. Predictive Analytics Became Commonplace to Manufacturing. Ultimately, manufacturers no longer have to concern themselves with what might sell well in the coming months.

6 Benefits of Transportation Consolidation Programs & How They Reduce Freight Spend

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For manufacturers and shippers, freight spend represents one of the largest costs to the respective company. To combat freight spend, supply chain entities have devoted huge investments and deployed developmental teams to find ways to improve efficiency, manage all parts of the manufacturing and shipping process, and eliminate all sources of delays. What Is a Transportation Consolidation Program? More manufacturers and supply chain entities are entering the global market.

What challenges must today’s automotive manufacturers overcome?

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Some of the most innovative developments currently being delivered by automotive manufacturers include new drive technologies, autonomous driving and connected cars. The assembly line sets the pace in automotive manufacturing. Sufficient material stocks and time buffers can help suppliers meet their deadlines, but stock also represents tied-up capital. The post What challenges must today’s automotive manufacturers overcome? Automotive Manufacturing

Visibility in Transportation Management Leads to Supply Chain Excellence

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Intra-company and intercompany, across the supply chain and across the globe, from the operator level to the management suite, information on all aspects of production, manufacturing, sourcing, and distribution is increasingly visible and accessible at all levels, so that appropriate decisions can be made and applied. Did they meet the customer delivery requirements? Gaining end-to-end visibility across your transportation processes delivers: $32.00

4 Benefits Shippers Realize when Transportation EDI is Utilized in a TMS

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As a shipper in today’s growing market, there are many advantages to shifting to the use of transportation EDI with your transportation providers or 3PLs. If you are unfamiliar with the concept of EDI, read our first post in this series on what is EDI in transportation and how it works , but as a quick recap, essentially, EDI takes human interaction out of the equation completely, and lets technology take over.