4 Features of an Improving Supply Chain

Supply Chain @ MIT

Technology could improve New York’s taxi system. The new technology enabled IT departments to collect immense amounts of data about assembly line operation, but they could not see beyond these new databases. This changed when some talented professionals recognized that applying queuing theory to the data derived from PLCs would enable auto manufacturers to forecast production line bottlenecks.

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?

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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.

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.

How Locally Grown Products are Disrupting F&B Manufacturing

QAD

There is a developing trend that has been gaining steam in recent years that has the potential to seriously impact and “disrupt” food and beverage manufacturing. For example, a food label in a store in New York might read “ New York State Grown and Certified ”. Smaller manufacturers are popping up all over the United States, as well as in other countries, to process and produce locally grown food products. This immediately makes them a local manufacturer.

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. However, the biggest pain point for these global supply chains is the one that seems inescapable – transportation costs. Pain Points Increasing Transportation Costs. Here are just a few pain points that are increasing transportation costs: Container shipping headaches.

Guest Commentary: Tight Transportation Capacity, Not Flagging Demand, Behind ISM Report Showing Slowing Activity

Talking Logistics

Analysts point to the steep decline in orders for new transportation equipment as evidence that manufacturers are seeing weakness. In reality, it may not be softening demand at the root of manufacturers’ slowdown in the bookings for new trucks, trailers and other equipment. Weather — If you’re in transportation you know all about the difficult state of affairs many North American shippers are faced with so far this year.

Investing in Manufacturing Innovation & Competitiveness: Will the next Silicon Valley be located in the United States?

Cerasis

Editor's Note : In this guest blog post from Adams Nager, of ITIF (Information Technology & Innovation Foundation) , he stresses the importance of fostering innovation and spurring competitiveness of American Manufacturing by focusing on more R&D from both the public and private sectors. This post is a reminder to all manufacturers, that in order to help yourselves, and help the economy, we cannot keep our eye of the long-term or investing for it. .

4 Trending Transportation Updates: February 2017

PLS Logistics

The Exchange would use a similar process to the New York Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade. Read Next: 6 Trending Transportation Updates: January 2017. LTL 3PL Productivity News Manufacturing diesel price“Trucking Futures Exchange” Could Launch This Summer: DAT Solutions and Transvix have teamed up to create a futures exchange that will allow trucking companies, 3PL’s, and shippers to better combat spot market rate uncertainty.

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7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

Talking Logistics

In the last decade, many companies, especially those with manufacturing operations, have evolved direct materials sourcing from an administrative function to a strategic procurement process. Transportation has followed the same evolutionary pattern, moving upstream from day-to-day freight transactions to an integral component of top-level corporate planning and procurement strategy. As a strategic process, transportation procurement may still seem very tedious and challenging.

Doing Business in Singapore

QAD

The small island would later be given a new name by a prince from Palembang, the capital of Srivijaya, naming it Singapura (“The Lion City”), from the Sanskrit words “simha” (lion) and “pura” (city). Manufacturing in Singapore. Typical manufactured products include electronics, chemicals, oil drilling equipment, petroleum refining, biomedical products, scientific instruments, telecommunications equipment, processed food and beverages, ship repair and offshore platform construction.

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?

AB&R

In addition, several agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) require unique device identifiers (UDI) usually in the form of barcodes to contain information such as manufactured date and lot number to provide traceability. Be sure to check out this case study to read how we helped a major healthcare company implement a new UDI labeling process for medical devices. New Hampsire. New Jersey. New Mexico. New York.

This Week in Logistics News (April 13-17, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Deal Reached on Fast-Track Authority for Obama on Trade Pact ( New York Times ). Robinson and MIT Develop New Model for Carbon Emissions. DAT Keypoint Software Adds Powerful New Reporting Feature. Here are some excerpts from the press release: The current methods of calculating carbon emissions can be highly inaccurate, and determining emissions for LTL is more challenging than for other types of transportation.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

Transplace is closely monitoring the outbreak and the impact the reaction is having on the transportation market. Toward that end, we would like to provide you with four types of updates: 1) what we are seeing in the transportation marketplace, 2) what our customers are experiencing, 3) some best practices we recommend with regard to bidding, and 4) the actions we are taking to protect our employees and community. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update.

Enabling Supply Chain Flexibility: Two Important (But Often Overlooked) Factors

Talking Logistics

And last month, we witnessed the havoc that winter storm Jonas unleashed along the east coast , dumping more than two feet of snow in Washington, DC, New York City, and other major cities, leading to thousands of flight cancellations and gridlock on the roads. 3PL Episode Highlights Global Trade Management Supply Chain Risk Management Transportation Management C.H.

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[Infographic] American Manufacturing: How Important is “American Made”

Cerasis

American manufacturing has a long history, ranging from the creation of 95 percent of all clothing sold in the US in New York City, reports Highsnobiety , to startups designing mobile device covers and protectors, explains The New York Times. Unfortunately, some manufacturers have used the “American Made” label to deceive customers, creating uncertainty about the future of American manufacturing. Does “American Made” Benefit Manufacturers?

BluJay and Loadsmart Announce Strategic Partnership Enabling Access to Instantly Bookable Rates and Capacity for TMS Users

BluJay Solutions

Integration offers shippers new tools to improve efficiency and gain superior visibility for their shipments. and NEW YORK – April 8, 2020 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of global supply chain software and services, and Loadsmart , a digital freight technology company, today announced a strategic and technical partnership that delivers greater transportation efficiency and visibility to shippers.

An Interview with an Expert on Omnichannel Supply Chain Management

Cerasis

Then I went to Troy Built in Upstate New York, and I was the Director of Materials Management, which means I had everything from the manufacturer/supplier all the way through manufacturing. Today, the supply chain goes from the manufacturer/supplier all the way through the supply chain from manufacturing, warehousing, 3PL, eCommerce - whatever it takes to get to value to the customer.

[INFOGRAPHIC & VIDEO] A 2D Explainer of Rapid Prototyping & Additive Manufacturing in 3D Printing

Cerasis

Headquartered in New York, Shapeways has factories and offices in Eindhoven, Queens, and Seattle. Our goal is to stay abreast and keep readers abreast of all the latest trends which affect the manufacturing industry. . In the same way, Shapeways's goal is to educate users about the rapid prototyping uses and additive manufacturing process of 3D printing that are explained in the infographic and video below. What is Additive Manufacturing?

This Week in Logistics News (May 4-8, 2015)

Talking Logistics

It has 253 employees and is headquartered in New York, NY, with offices in Tel Aviv, Israel; Dublin, Ireland; and Brighton, England. That last point gets to the heart of this solution’s value proposition: getting more timely and accurate visibility to transportation activities. And on the 3D printing front, CloudDDM announced the launch of its advanced additive manufacturing facility located on the UPS Supply Chain Solutions Campus at UPS Worldport®.

This Week in Logistics News (January 8-12, 2018)

Talking Logistics

a Nafta Tale of Two Truckers (New York Times). Remember that patent Amazon filed back in November 2013 that envisioned sending 3D manufacturing instructions to a truck equipped with a 3D printer that could manufacture an ordered product while enroute to the customer? Actually, what we will order and pay for on sites like Amazon.com will not be a physical product, but the manufacturing instructions and the printing materials.

Digitized Trucking: Turning The Logistics Value Chain Upside Down

Cerasis

Imagine that you own a truck and you receive an order from a soft drink manufacturer in Missouri to transport around 5000 kilograms of freight. The order states that you leave Missouri with the 5000 kilograms, drop 2000 kilograms in New York, then head towards Atlanta and drop around 1800 kilograms there and finally, the remaining 1200 kilograms need to be dropped in Washington. Freight Technology Transportation

Chef?d to Bring Meal Kits to Walgreens, Duane Reade Stores

Supply Chain Nation

restaurants and retailers unhappy; Microsoft takes on Amazon Go with checkout-free retail tech; a new report counts the costs of logistics failures; and truckers in China park their trucks to protest high fuel prices. CNBC reports that Chef’d will soon sell its meal kits at 30 Walgreens and Duane Reade stores in the New York area as part of a partnership with Smithfield Foods. Retailers and restaurants were supposed to be the big winners under the new U.S.

This Week in Logistics News (October 6-10, 2014)

Talking Logistics

August 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). across from the Empire State Building in Midtown [and on the same busy street as Macy’s flagship store], would function as a mini warehouse, with limited inventory for same-day delivery within New York, product returns and exchanges, and pickups of online orders. If it is successful, however, the New York location could presage a rollout to other U.S. Life is good in freight transportation.

Types of Risks Impacting Supply Chains in 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

To look at what risks will affect the supply chain in 2018, Rob Savitsky of AIR Worldwide ( a member of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics Supply Chain Exchange program), wrote a blog for MIT discussing three broad categories of supply chain risk. He points to the late summer Gap warehouse fire in Fishkill, New York, which destroyed 30% of Gap’s total warehouse space and disrupted more than 10% of Gap’s orders.

Fully electric refrigerated delivery vehicles move to testing in the US

EFT

The demonstration vehicles use Volta Air's latest transport refrigeration unit, equipped with Trackloop's real-time cold-chain monitoring and tracking software to create and establish 'zero-emission' refrigerated delivery vehicles. BYD Motors is the largest electric vehicle manufacturer in the world, with plans to offer all-electric refrigeration delivery vehicles throughout North America - Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

Podcast: VC Brian Aoaeh on the Future of Supply Chain Investment

Requis

Venture capital (VC) investor, columnist and educator Brian Aoaeh is part of the new generation of investors who are unlocking the opportunities in supply chain. Brian describes himself as “obsessively enthusiastic” about supply chain, and has helped many supply chain professionals connect and find synergies as the co-founder and organizer of the New York Supply Chain Meet Up and the Worldwide Supply Chain Federation.

Distribution Center Robots: How Robots Continue to Power the Distribution Center

Cerasis

To meet rising demand, supply chain executives must begin considering new ways to increase the capacity of their existing facilities. When Amazon purchased Kiva robots, distribution center robots became the new “shiny object turned real-world effective object” of e-commerce fulfillment. Explain the safety and economic benefits of the implementation of distribution center robots and emphasize the new opportunities implementation will bring.

Learning to Speak the Language of Demand

Supply Chain Shaman

New shoes feel awkward. Learning to speak a new language is similar. The first step to making the shift is learning a new language. New forms of analytics make new capabilities possible. While we need forecasting and we need to improve the processes, we also need to teach teams how to use new forms of demand data and adopt demand processes. To become demand driven (or market driven), they need to learn how to speak a new language.

Supply Chain Management Challenges All Businesses Need to Understand

USC Consulting Group

In fact, 62% of logistics, supply chain, and transportation executives say their companies are undergoing profound supply chain transformation , according to a 2019 report from Forbes Insights. However, this rudimentary software is quickly becoming a remnant of the past due to the emergence of several new SCM technologies. Department of Commerce is close to imposing new tariffs on $4 billion in products produced in the European Union, according to the newspaper.

Chef?d to Bring Meal Kits to Walgreens, Duane Reade Stores

Supply Chain Nation

restaurants and retailers unhappy; Microsoft takes on Amazon Go with checkout-free retail tech; a new report counts the costs of logistics failures; and truckers in China park their trucks to protest high fuel prices. CNBC reports that Chef’d will soon sell its meal kits at 30 Walgreens and Duane Reade stores in the New York area as part of a partnership with Smithfield Foods. Retailers and restaurants were supposed to be the big winners under the new U.S.

Applause!

Supply Chain Shaman

This post is a commentary to companies that are challenging the traditional Advanced Planning System (APS) paradigms and trying to forge a new path. As a start-up, I understand how hard it is to pave a new road forward. Next week, I will focus on the new forms of business networks that are evolving.). Their work on New Product Profiler (a product to forecast a new product) and on attribute-based planning termed Proportional Profile Planning is very encouraging.

How to Stop Disruption in the Supply Chain From the Coronavirus

Veridian Solutions

Although not as sizable as other Chinese cities, Wuhan has more than 11 million people, making it considerably larger than New York City. More than 300 of the world’s 500 largest companies have a presence in Wuhan, with the city being one of China’s largest manufacturing centers. One of the many reasons that Wuhan is critical to the international supply chain is due to its role in shipping and transportation.

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This Week in Logistics News (March 25-29, 2019)

Talking Logistics

You learn something new every day. A New Market Seeks to Draw Freight Bets (WSJ – sub. Inside Google’s Rebooted Robotics Program (New York Times) Transplace Invests in New Operations Center in Northwest Arkansas Black & Decker Fined $1.8M are set to launch on Friday [March 29, 2019], testing whether an old-school industry will embrace a new financial tool designed to protect cargo haulers and shippers against swings in freight rates.”

The Supply Chain of Pollen

Kinaxis

by Joe Cannata Though it may sound like an odd subject, nature and manufacturing do work together in some sort of hybrid supply chain. Commercial orchards in upstate New York, the massive California almond orchards and the blueberry fields of Maine employ tens of thousands of hives of US honeybees to enhance the pollination process. They also have to worry about the key manufacturing component that turns their “raw materials” into finished goods, like an apple.