A Coronavirus Supply Chain Success Story: Public-Private Team Effort to Get Logistics Tech to 1st Responders

Savi

Currently, Savi is the sole provider for the military’s active RFID-IV (aRFID IV) contract , which Product Lead Automated Movement and Identification Solutions (PL AMIS) manages. Portable deployment kits (PDKs) are among the key military asset-tracking products available.

Battery Assault: The Innovation of Batteries “Powering” Automotive Manufacturing & Manufacturing Industries

Cerasis

Modern electronics ratcheted up the demand for portable sources of electric power. As an engineer, I replaced cells in the pods as they died from military surplus. Hearing aid manufacturers needed an affordable light weight battery to create a comfortable unit. Manufacturing

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Summary of Development and Manufacture Contracts in the Aerospace and Defense Industries

NC State SCRC

The type of contract of interest in this report is for Development and Manufacture contracts in the Aerospace and Defense industries. Specific Risks in Development and Manufacture Contracts in the Aerospace and Defense Industries. Sources.

Providing Protective 3D Printed Gear to Combat the Spread of COVID-19

DiManEx

We have scaled up capacity to produce thousands per day through our network of Additive Manufacturing partners. Face shields, masks and ID holders for the Dutch military and police. Image source: Dutch Ministry of Defence. Image source: FIT.

U.S. Defense Supply Chain 'Alarmingly' Reliant on China, Other Rivals

Material Handling & Logistics

The Defense Department released an urgent report last Friday outlining how its supply chains are alarmingly reliant on China and other potential military rivals for essential materials. manufacturers to meet national security requirements. We know there's a problem.

Space: The final logistics and supply chain management frontier

Kinaxis

Accessing what’s beyond our globe has become an accepted source of socio-political promotion. Also included are critical materials such as fuel needed to support renewable energy sources within the spacecraft, oxygen to sustain life and spare parts that may be needed during the mission.

Total Disruption: On the Horizon (Part 1)

The Network Effect

Much like globalization restructured manufacturing, today’s distributed global supply chains are applying pressure to enterprise systems, which are cracking under the weight of demands they were never designed to handle. Hershey’s ERP failure induced 8% stock drop [Source: CIO.com ].

The Brittle China/U.S. Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

According to Tom Derry, CEO of the Institute for Supply Management, “There’s almost no industry sector — and when I say that, I mean manufacturing and nonmanufacturing — that isn’t reliant on China in the United States. … If you don’t have a first-tier supplier who’s sourcing from China, then your supplier’s supplier is.”[1] Increased domestic manufacturing of the more advanced components could act as a hedge against geopolitical risks.”[4]

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Transportation Network Modeling: A Powerful Tool in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Strategy

Talking Logistics

Supply chain network and transportation optimization can help make better sourcing and multi-stop route decisions that ultimately result in route design that balances low costs with higher service.

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7 Supply Chain Tips from Superheroes!

Supply Chain Opz

In private sector, robust strategy means something that works under any circumstances, for example, part standardization and multiple sourcing. If you work in the manufacturing environment, multi-skill workforce is definitely something that you''re familiar with.

Supply Chain Risk Management and Rocket Science

Logility

I was working as a flight test engineer on experimental military aircraft, a world where the boundary between safety and expanding capabilities was often crossed. For example, international product sourcing strategies aim to drive down per unit acquisition cost.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes.

Multimodal 2015 – Advanced Supply Chain Management and Logistics for Cargo Owners

Supply Chain Movement

It is this ability to present the entire freight transport and logistics supply chain under one roof that makes Multimodal the go-to event for shippers, importers, exporters, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers – all seeking ways to run a slicker supply chain. Manufacturers. Government/Military. Multimodal 2015. Date: 28 – 30 April 2014. Venue: NEC Birmingham. Organiser: Clarion Events. URL: www.multimodal.org.uk.

How the COVID-19 Crisis Will Continue to Affect Retail Supply Chain Thinking

Supply Chain Nation

Anyone that has done supply chain for a while knows that Chinese manufacturing slows down around January as workers go off to visit families in honor of the annual celebration. Blue Yonder is committed to helping its customers face the unexpected.

Lifting the Fog of Supply Chain Transformation

Enterra Insights

Military people are familiar with the term “fog of war.” ” The term is often attributed to the Prussian military strategist, Carl von Clausewitz, who wrote, “War is the realm of uncertainty; three quarters of the factors on which action in war is based are wrapped in a fog of greater or lesser uncertainty. For a number of years, business analysts have been preaching the gospel of transformation in supply chain operations.

Taking the “Ouch” Out of Transportation Costs

Talking Logistics

And this global trip isn’t just for sightseeing – leading companies find that a diversified sourcing base and far-flung manufacturing can help cut production costs, increasing the bottom line. No matter how much can be saved from sourcing globally, transportation costs continue to creep in to seriously affect a product’s profit margin. Global supply chains tie the planet together, providing goods to consumers, jobs to workers, and dividends to shareholders.

The American Revolution and the Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

If left to further its own evolution, they could have served as a source of competition to British Manufacturers. From time immemorial, military leaders have recognized the importance of wartime logistics. Today in America, we commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. The American Revolution left us with stories of heroism, betrayal, sacrifice, and struggle.

Reflections, Thank-you(s) and Rethinking the Future

Supply Chain Shaman

Open Source Technologies (Examples include Hadoop, Spark, Kafka). Localized manufacturing. Shipment and manufacturing of the unit of one. My first thank-you note is to the United States military.

It’s All About the Logistics

Enterra Insights

Sun Tzu, the famous Chinese general, military strategist, writer, and philosopher who lived in the 6th century BC, wrote, “The line between disorder and order lies in logistics.” ”[3] He adds, “This digital revolution has led to huge growth in areas such as e-commerce, global collaborative research, development, and manufacturing, as well as in logistics. What products are sourced? Which products are manufactured and in what quantities?

Why Master Data Management is Important in Trade Compliance

3rdwave

From a product perspective, the enterprise product master should hold the product engineering details (product descriptions and composition), packing information (weights and measures, package tiers), supplier/manufacturing relationships, country of origin details, etc.

Collaboration: The New Battle Cry of Supply Chain

Supply Chain Network

Rising incomes in developing countries also make them extremely desirable markets – and not just as manufacturing hubs. New strategies and tactics must be employed to efficiently serve these markets, whether with goods and services within the country or through global sourcing and logistics.

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So Your Supply Chain is Banning Bangladesh….and Going to Cambodia?: “The Ugliest Race to the Bottom”

Supply Chain View from the Field

Companies like Nike and Disney have publicly stated that they are not going to Bangladesh for apparel sourcing in the future. In Thailand, workers at a factory producing Nike apparel were forced by military personnel allegedly hired by the manufacturer to sign a petition allowing them to be paid less than the minimum wage of $4 a day.

Why Master Data Management is Important in Trade Compliance

3rdwave

From a product perspective, the enterprise product master should hold the product engineering details (product descriptions and composition), packing information (weights and measures, package tiers), supplier/manufacturing relationships, country of origin details, etc.

How Industry 4.0 is Changing and How Blockchain Fits!

Supply Chain Game Changer

These new tools are sure to amplify the prospective results of Smart Manufacturing solutions. In the sales cycles, providers of Smart Manufacturing components or integrators of complete 4.0 Additive Manufacturing. Additive Manufacturing (AM) applications continue to grow.

Why Master Data Management is Important in Trade Compliance

3rdwave

From a product perspective, the enterprise product master should hold the product engineering details (product descriptions and composition), packing information (weights and measures, package tiers), supplier/manufacturing relationships, country of origin details, etc.

28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company. John Moss @EnglishBlinds John Moss is the CEO of English Blinds , the manufacturers of bespoke window blinds and shades.

SCRC Meeting – Tom Linton’s “Supply Chain Eight” and Golden Winged Warblers : Questions Every New CSCO Should Ask Their CEO

NC State SCRC

Some of the many issues that undergo different social and political debates include guns, the use of military force, sugar water, cigarettes, fatty food, and many other issues.

Omnichannel Operations can make Frenemies of Retailers and Suppliers

Enterra Insights

” At the very least, DTC activity, as part of a larger omnichannel strategy, sets the stage for retailers and manufacturers to become frenemies. If you’re a manufacturer and you rely on the wholesale model to get to market, you don’t want to p**s off your customer, the wholesaler.” “Former partners can provide a constant source of leads and referrals.” In the military, strategy sometimes isn’t as important as “boots on the ground.”

Supply Chain Management in a VUCA World

Enterra Insights

Anyone who has served in the armed forces knows the military loves its acronyms. For years the military has used the acronym VUCA to describe what, in wartime, is often referred to as the fog of war. Evaluate inventory policy, sourcing modifications, and commercial terms.

How Industry 4.0 is Morphing and How Blockchain Fits!

Supply Chain Game Changer

These new tools are sure to amplify the prospective results of Smart Manufacturing solutions. In the sales cycles, providers of Smart Manufacturing components or integrators of complete 4.0 Additive Manufacturing. Additive Manufacturing (AM) applications continue to grow.

Which States are Making the Grade in Logistics?

Material Handling & Logistics

The 2018 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card , conducted by Conexus Indiana for the Ball State University Center for Business and Economic Research, rates U.S. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

23 warehouse pros reveal the best ways for warehouses to control & reduce fulfillment costs

6 River Systems

Blockchain offers a viable solution for tracing and tracking of goods from source to shelf, and given its immutability, traceability and inability to change historic data, evidence and proof of where goods come from is now completely traceable and can be made publicly available.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Interesting Facts & Financial Breakdown of the Global Logistics Market

Cerasis

Efficient logistics is an important determinant of a country’s competitiveness and source of employment. The United States military ensured that the services and supplies were provided at the right time and at the right place. This also gave birth to several military logistics techniques which are still in use in a more advanced form.

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Are You Afraid that Stakeholders Will Think You Are a Dummy if You Ask Too Many Questions?

EC Sourcing Group

New materials that are stronger than steel and transparent could dramatically change military and construction applications. If you are a procurement professional, it is certain that you will be asked to source products or services that haven’t existed previously.

Sorry, I’m Not Sure: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2018

Talking Logistics

Source: Evan, Flikr. “I SophiaTX Open Source Platform to Integrate SAP, Blockchain. North Korea : The more missiles North Korea launches and tests, the greater the risk for military conflict — or worse.

I Will Be Wrong Again: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2017

Talking Logistics

companies that move manufacturing operations overseas? If they actually follow through on their promise and oil prices continue to rise next year, how will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in response? Past performance is not indicative of future results.

Why Is It So Hard to Find Good Help These Days?

Material Handling & Logistics

The latest smart manufacturing concept that we developed and demonstrated is the robot-on-a-cart concept for autonomous assembly or conveyer tending. As manufacturers continue to expand the various applications these systems can handle, we’ll see more firms designing lights-out facilities. .

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