Top Warehouses in North America 2013

The Logistics of Logistics

The top warehouses in North America were recently profiled in a great article by the fine folks at Modern Material Handling. auto manufacturing market melted down, I was conducting value stream mapping workshops at tier one suppliers (Magna, TRW, Yazaki, Johnson Controls, etc.). Top Warehouses in North America. The post Top Warehouses in North America 2013 appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics.

Will Trucking Challenges Transform JITS in North America?

QAD

The advantage of a ‘pull’ system, over more traditional push based manufacturing, is that we only produce what is needed when it’s needed. Millennials are not as keen to join the profession since it pays marginally less than farming and manufacturing jobs. Trucking Challenges in North America. But why just in North America? Automotive retail sales models in North America are also disparate compared to places like Europe.

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ToolsGroup Names David Barton General Manager of North America

ToolsGroup

BOSTON (May 13, 2019) – ToolsGroup, a global leader in supply chain planning software, announced today that David Barton has joined ToolsGroup as the new general manager of North America. Barton succeeds Patrick Smith, who served as managing director for North America from 2011 to February 2019. Barton’s appointment comes at a time of rapid expansion for ToolsGroup, with double-digit growth of its North American business in 2018.

On the road! 4 September supply chain conferences we love

Kinaxis

As part of the panel, four ex-AMR analysts –Roddy Martin, Mickey North Rizza, Lora Cecere and CJ Wehlage– will share insights on the results and the trends. Kinaxis is pleased to be a sponsor and participate in panel discussion of North America’s #1 End to End Supply Chain Conference for Pharmaceutical and BioPharmaceutical Companies.

How Lot Traceability Can Help Your Business

Unleashed

If you’re the manager of a manufacturing business , you’ll do whatever it takes to keep a factory running without a hitch. Technology plays a key part in the manufacturing world. Lot traceability is a group or “lot” of goods that were made together in the same manufacturing run and produced using the same materials. With lot traceability, you can have stronger inventory control processes in your manufacturing facilities.

This Week in Logistics News (February 5-9, 2018)

Talking Logistics

CX North America Expands Driver Mobile App with Digital Proof of Delivery Update. E-commerce coupled with more demanding delivery expectations from retailers — such as Walmart’s On-Time In-Full (OTIF) requirements — are forcing manufacturers to redesign their supply chain networks. Manufacturers like P&G are having to do the same too. Our guinea pig Cow died this morning. The kids named him Cow when he was born.

Manufacturing Keeps Going Strong At Mar-Bal

IQMS

Mar-Bal operates four manufacturing facilities in North America and a sales office in Shanghai, China. They manufacture thermoset composite products essential to the appliance, electrical distribution, and industrial marketplaces. The Ohio policy, which was one of the first enacted in the US, recognizes the need for critical manufacturers required to continue operation to supply the state and country during these difficult times.

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Auto Manufacturers Struggle with Mexican Supply Chains

Loftware

Mexico plays an important role in the North American auto industry. In fact, one in five vehicles produced in North America is made in Mexico , according to the Detroit Free Press - double the rate recorded in 2004. Thanks to competitive wages, free trade agreements and a strong location, the nation has proven to be an attractive investment opportunity for major automakers looking to build new assembly lines.

Sustainable Manufacturing is the New Key to Profitability

IQMS

Just a few years ago, sustainability in manufacturing was seen as a nice-to-have. Today, sustainable manufacturing is becoming a critical factor in a manufacturer’s ability to compete and maximize profitability. She noted that the research firm used to give sustainability a weight of 10% in scoring the top 25 manufacturing companies; this year the weight is 15%, and next year, it will be 20%. Sustainable Manufacturing Initiatives that Drive Cost Savings.

The Freight Industry is Uberized in North America!

Freightera

Freightera Logistics is the first market place that connects manufacturers, distributors, and wholesalers to road transport companies of all sizes who still have space in their trucks. The solution proposed by Freightera optimizes, makes travel more efficient, contributes to the reduction of CO2 emissions and offers an alternative to FreightCenter, Freightquote and CargoChief, which are also the 3 other market players in North America.

How to Improve Manufacturing Safety During a Pandemic Part 1

DELMIA Quintiq

This is Part 1 of a 2-part series on how manufacturing plants operate during the coronavirus pandemic. As manufacturing plants operate during the coronavirus pandemic, many efforts focus on stopping the spread of the virus and keeping people from getting infected at work.

Trade Wars Put U.S. Small Business on the Front Line

Supply Chain Brain

Of the nearly 73,000 manufacturing firms in the United States that exported in 2015, more than 70,000 (or 96.4 percent) were categorized as small or medium-sized manufacturers, of which more than 44,000 (or nearly 61 percent) were manufacturers with fewer than 100 employees. Often relying on one foreign market (58 percent of smaller manufacturers) and one product category, trade restrictions and tariffs can close the doors to some of these companies. North America

Our Users Take Us Higher — We’re an Inventory Management FrontRunner Again!

Unleashed

It is very hard to find a similar system that offers Bill of Materials and the type of manufacturing understanding as there is in Unleashed. With the aim to help small businesses to make more informed decisions about what software is right for them, FrontRunners uses real reviews from real users to reveal the top software products for North American small businesses. Company News awards CA inventory management inventory management software North America US

Freightera to Build North America’s First Low Emission Freight Marketplace

Freightera

Freightera to Build North America’s First Low Emission Freight Marketplace, Partners with SmartWay to Showcase Certified Carriers. Freightera Logistics’ award-winning online freight marketplace has partnered with Natural Resources Canada’s SmartWay program, to help create the North American Low Emission Freight Marketplace. The post Freightera to Build North America’s First Low Emission Freight Marketplace appeared first on Freightera Blog.

Frost & Sullivan: Freightera Among Key Automated Freight Solutions in North America

Freightera

Frost & Sullivan places Freightera among ‘Key Automated On-Demand Brokerage Solutions in North America’ along with Uber Freight and Convoy. The exception may be North America, where Frost & Sullivan predicts that it will be shared by several leading solutions. Starting in North America, Freightera is automating freight transportation and increasing operating margins for carriers and businesses shipping freight.

Bringing It All Back Home – OTR TMS Supports Reversion to Regional Manufacturing

Supply Chain Collaborator

Will the trend toward a return to “regional manufacturing” boost volumes in over the road transportation in North America as manufacturers move away from Asian overseas operations? American manufacturers are adapting to significant modulation in the nature of their supply chains as market forces and current global events promote operating “closer to home”. As a result, a new focus on network resilience and the idea of more regional manufacturing emerged.”.

The repatriation of North American manufacturing

3AG Systems

Echoing the WWII war production efforts, the speed with which manufacturers have responded to healthcare equipment shortages is nothing short of heroic. In this environment, the question of security will naturally lead to the question of whether we will see a repatriation of manufacturing capability. For the better part of 2020, or what now seems like an eternity, we have been in the midst of an unprecedented economic transformation.

Real-Time Monitoring Fuels IoT Growth In Manufacturing

IQMS

72% of manufacturers say real-time monitoring is essential for streamlining and making inventory reconciliation more efficient. Manufacturers in the high-performance cohort captured in our latest survey are using real-time monitoring to aggregate metrics and gain a 360-degree view of manufacturing operations accessible from any mobile or handheld device. The post Real-Time Monitoring Fuels IoT Growth In Manufacturing appeared first on IQMS Manufacturing Blog.

Bonus: Top 11 thru 20 Most Popular Manufacturing Blog Posts

Cerasis

However, with most of our customer base in the manufacturing field, with the remaining in distribution and other industries, we thought it was vital that we featured some of the other manufacturing blog posts that were also popular in 2014. We featured out of our 200 plus blog posts in 2014, over 50 blog posts in the manufacturing category. You might ask yourself, “Why does a third party logistics company create Manufacturing content?

Supply Chain Assessment and Packaging Redesign Drastically Reduces Damage for Leading Mechanical Systems Manufacturer

CHAINalytics

Households and organizations across North America utilize these systems in various capacities multiple times a day, and to find those services … The post Supply Chain Assessment and Packaging Redesign Drastically Reduces Damage for Leading Mechanical Systems Manufacturer appeared first on Chainalytics.

Managing Automotive Supply Chains in a Global Economy

Loftware

How can manufacturers better manage their global supply chains? For instance, many cars produced by American manufacturers contain components that were made all over North America. So do many cars produced by Japanese manufacturers and sold in the North American market. It's a global economy, and it isn't easy to find a car assembled with parts that all originated in the same country.

Manufacturing Nearshoring Will Have an Impact on Supply Chain Automation

Supply Chain 24/7

AlixPartners 2016 annual survey of manufacturing and distribution companies serving North America and western Europe found that 69% say they consider near shoring a possible opportunity to meet US and European demand, this up from just 40% in last year’s analysis

Transportation TIP List: Week of June 2nd, 2019

Transplace

and the CVSA’s current roadcheck inspections across North America. For three days in June, enforcement officials will be conducting International Roadcheck at more than 1,500 roadside locations across North America. Transportation TIP List: Week of June 2 nd , 2019. Over the past few weeks, a number of new regulations and key pieces of legislation have been the main focus of the transportation news landscape.

Small Business Manufacturing in America: Innovate, Design, Develop and Manufacture

Supply Chain View from the Field

I had a remarkable interview with a medium sized supplier today, that has truly found a business model which I believe holds a promise for a new industrial revolution in North America. The approach is built on one of America’s most important capabilities that makes it stand out globally: the ability to generate ideas and bring them to market. I believe this is the new model for American manufacturing.

Is Mexico the World's Next Manufacturing Hub?

Elementum

Mexico may become the global manufacturing nerve center if the country plays its cards right. According to Deloitte’s 2016 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index, Mexico ranks number eight out of 40 countries including Canada, Sweden, and Vietnam. Deloitte has also highlighted the country as a major manufacturer of electronics parts , machinery, and appliances, among others. Challenges or not, manufacturers of another key industry, plastics, are betting on Mexico.

Webinar: The Servitization Revolution in Industrial Manufacturing

Material Handling and Logistics

Engineering & Manufacturing (E&M) companies are advancing their business models to focus more on providing services and capability to their customers, a practice known as “servitization.” Service type activities already make up from one-third to more than one-half of manufacturing employment in some industries. And in today’s marketplace, more and more companies are offering after-market services or complete solutions that are closely coupled to the manufacturer’s products.

Supply Chain Management:Importance of Proactive Master Data.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Industrial Manufacturing. In my current project about a year ago, North America region Supply Chain Planners were having major concerns related with flawed planning resulting from incorrect or no Source of Supply (SoS) for receipt elements such as Purchase requisitions &/or Planned orders. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines. Automotive. Communication Services. Consumer Packaged Goods.

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Transportation TIP List: Week of June 2nd, 2019

Transplace

and the CVSA’s current roadcheck inspections across North America. For three days in June, enforcement officials will be conducting International Roadcheck at more than 1,500 roadside locations across North America. Transportation TIP List: Week of June 2 nd , 2019. Over the past few weeks, a number of new regulations and key pieces of legislation have been the main focus of the transportation news landscape.

Shoring up Sourcing Strategies

Inbound Logistics

Shifting manufacturing operations in Asia back to North America provides companies more control of their supply chains, says Steve Sensing of Ryder Supply Chain Solutions

At Tesla’s Factory, Building the Car of the Future Has Painful and Permanent Consequences for Workers

Supply Chain Brain

But while Tesla may eventually reinvent the automobile, it hasn’t yet reinvented automobile manufacturing. HR & Labor Management Automotive Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider News Industrial Manufacturing North AmericaTerrill Johnson was installing car trunks at Tesla’s factory in Fremont, California, when he heard the sound that would define his next few years, if not the rest of his life. “It It was a big, loud pop,” he said.

U.S. Manufacturing: All Systems Grow

Inbound Logistics

North America’s manufacturing sector is on an upward trajectory. However, a shortage of young talent, compounded by Baby Boomers’ negative perceptions about Millennials, could impact its continued expansion, according to ThomasNet’s latest Industry Market Barometer® (IMB) research

U.S. Is No Longer One of the Top 10 Most Innovative Countries

Supply Chain Brain

Value-added manufacturing also declined. High-Tech/Electronics Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider News North America Asia PacificThe U.S. dropped out of the top 10 in the 2018 Bloomberg Innovation Index for the first time in the six years the gauge has been compiled. South Korea and Sweden retained their No. 1 and No. 2 rankings. The index scores countries using seven criteria, including research and development spending and concentration of high-tech public companies.

Coffee Shops Are Already Running Out of America's Newest Milk Craze

Supply Chain Brain

is working with its manufacturing partners to increase output by 50 percent by this summer, said Mike Messersmith, general manager for U.S. Food & Beverage All Technology Sourcing/Procurement/SRM Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider Featured Content North AmericaIt’s called oat milk, and baristas love its light, hearty flavor that lets the java beans take center stage.

Managing Merged Manufacturing Operations

IQMS

Revere Packaging invests in IQMS/DELMIAWORKS manufacturing ERP software to optimize production, scheduling, and profitability of its eco-friendly products. The history of Revere Packaging Holdings, LLC is almost as old as the United States of America, tracing back to the founding of Revere Copper & Brass by Paul Revere in 1801, six years after his famous ride to warn of approaching British soldiers. Supporting Cost-Effective Sustainable Manufacturing.

Shoring up Sourcing Strategies

Inbound Logistics

Shifting manufacturing operations in Asia back to North America provides companies more control of their supply chains, says Steve Sensing of Ryder Supply Chain Solutions