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.

What Do Our Presidential Candidates Have To Say About Manufacturing?

Cerasis

We’ve discussed several of the myths and solutions to enhancing the current state of American manufacturing. Take a moment to watch this video and think about what it means to “Vote Manufacturing.” So, how do you identify a manufacturing vote? manufacturers.

It’s Manufacturing Week! – A Look At American Manufacturing and Ingenuity for MFG Day

Cerasis

Editor's Note: In honor of Mfg Day 2016, we feature two of our friends from The Rodon Group and Manufacturing Stories in a celebration of what already makes America great. A Focus on Plastic Injection Molding and American Manufacturing. Manufacturing

[INFOGRAPHIC, REPORT, & INTERACTIVE MAP] The US Manufacturing Workforce & Making it In America

Cerasis

While US manufacturing has been hit hard by nearly two decades of policy failures that have damaged its international competitiveness, it remains a vital part of the U.S. The US manufacturing sector employed 12 million workers in 2013, or about 8.8 Manufacturing industries generated $2.1

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. Pennsylvania.

Best-Cost vs. Least-Cost Sourcing

Talking Logistics

The “reshoring” of manufacturing operations from China and elsewhere to the United States continues to make headlines. And earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal published an article about how the toy maker K’Nex has moved most of its manufacturing operations from China to its factory in Pennsylvania. Back in December 2012, for example, Apple announced that it is investing $100 million to build some of its Mac products in the US.

Throw Back Thursday: Remembering ‘Meeting Customer Demand in a Complex Industry’ from Kinexions

Kinaxis

This global manufacturer of surface-cutting tools, with headquarters in western Pennsylvania. Kennametal strives to meet customer demand for customized products, while also manufacturing to stock. by Melissa Clow Kinexions is in 26 days!

Four Strategies To Deploy As Supply Chain Hits Main Street

Supply Chain Shaman

My local Pennsylvania town’s recycling organization no longer accepts cardboard or glass. Meanwhile, turbulence is the norm for manufacturing supply chains. A few solutions optimize distribution and tactical manufacturing supply together through in-memory modeling.

Building Outside-in Processes: Answering A Question From the Audience

Supply Chain Shaman

Last week, I spoke at the CPHA supply chain conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Retail forecasts are never a good source of data for the manufacturer. This was the inaugural supply chain event for the Consumer Healthcare Products Association.

Inspiration, Education, and Practical Advice: Modern Supply Chain Experience 2018

Oracle SCM

And we’re proud and honored to feature stories from customers such as The Wonderful Company , Church and Dwight , Actuant , Seagate , Cisco , APL Logistics , and NLMK Pennsylvania. Manufacturing. By Krista Sterner , Event Marketing Director.

Closed Loop Recycling Systems are Key to Sustainable Concessions for the Portland Blazers

NC State SCRC

Other teams, including the Minnesota Twins, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the Minnesota Wild, and universities, including Purdue University and Pennsylvania State University, are also interested.

Origin of Logistics & Supply Chain Revealed! - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

Based on a historical perspective, they should be called collectively as "Logistics/Supply Chain" OR "Logistics and Supply Chain" because of many reasons as below, - Both terms share the same root in military operations (not one from military and the other from industrial/manufacturing context).

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

Did You Know That … Early examples of intermodal containers include railroads from 1830s (various sized containers), and Pennsylvania Railroad regular container service (1929). Export manufacturing starts moving away from ports. The History of the Shipping Container.

Eliminating Real-World Bottlenecks using AI from Silicon Valley to Mars

ThroughPut

Organizations around the world are now adopting Artificial Intelligence (AI) based technology solutions to create smarter, leaner, safer and sustainable manufacturing systems. Eliminating Real-World Bottlenecks using AI from Silicon Valley to Mars. September 25th, 2019.

World-Renowned Lean & Kaizen Expert Mr. Takao Sakai joins ThroughPut Advisory Board

ThroughPut

Just-In-Time has become the global benchmark for manufacturing and supply chain efficiency. I believe this team is creating the ideal process improvement software that enables process value and profit sustainability in the manufacturing industries of Japan , as well as those around the world. and IOT initiatives around software, there is excellent potential for manufacturers to optimize end-to-end production processes throughout the product lifecycle.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

Early examples of intermodal containers include railroads from 1830s (various sized containers), and Pennsylvania Railroad regular container service (1929). Export manufacturing starts moving away from ports. More types of goods are traded economically, and much manufacturing is transferring to developing economies. Editor's Note: This is a guest blog from Freightos , is a SaaS-enabled marketplace for the logistics industry.

How the Bakken Oil Boom Impacts U.S. Supply Chains

CH Robinson Transportfolio

There are similar scenarios playing out in Texas and Pennsylvania as well. A neighbor of mine’s relative was recruited to the Bakken to help develop manufactured home communities.

Future of Procurement Study Available

Supply Chain View from the Field

Charles Babbage’s book on the economy of machinery and manufacturers, published in 1832, referred to the importance of the purchasing function. i] By 1866, the Pennsylvania Railroad had given the purchasing function departmental status, under the title of Supplying Department. i] Charles Babbage, On the Economy of Machinery and Manufacturers, 2nd ed. I recently completed a study of 25 CPO’s, each providing their view of what procurement will look like in 2025.

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Drugmakers Face Puerto Rico Factory Challenges with Shattered Infrastructure

Material Handling & Logistics

Tax breaks and incentives made Puerto Rico the Caribbean’s economic powerhouse two decades ago, helping attract dozens of drug and device makers that built state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. It expects to resume operations at its Dorado manufacturing facility this week.

FOCUS 2015: On Track for Innovation

Supply Chain Nation

There are incredibly complex challenges facing retailers, distributors and manufacturers today, including the rise of omni-channel selling and the connected consumer.

Allentown gains traction as freight hub

DAT Solutions

Allentown, PA, was once a major manufacturing town, but it has emerged more recently as a popular location for warehouses and distribution centers, especially at this time of year.

What Supply Chain Risks are Threatening Your Company?

Enterra Insights

Common sense alone tells you automobile manufacturers face different risks than cosmetics manufacturers. Howard Kunreuther and Michael Useem, professors at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, recommend being “alert to near-misses.”

Good News For Workers In New (and Old) Distribution Centers

Lucas

Shiny new fulfillment centers built by Zulilly, Amazon and WalMart (among others) are creating thousands of new jobs in the shadows of shuttered manufacturing plants in places like Bethlehem and Allentown, Pennsylvania. Conveyors in a Zulilly fulfillment center.

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Good News For Workers In New (and Old) Distribution Centers

Lucas

Shiny new fulfillment centers built by Zulilly, Amazon and WalMart (among others) are creating thousands of new jobs in the shadows of shuttered manufacturing plants in places like Bethlehem and Allentown, Pennsylvania. Conveyors in a Zulilly fulfillment center.

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What Entrepreneur Media Wouldn’t Publish about ThroughPut: Why Industrial Operations Bottleneck Elimination is the World’s Greatest Mission

ThroughPut

From a more global supply chain point of view on resolving bottlenecks on the finished goods distribution and the process manufacturing side there are evident recurring problems. 3 years ago, ThroughPut was an LLC out of a basement in Pennsylvania. For years, I had kept ThroughPut’s actual vision a secret. I left the vision off investor pitch decks. I avoided attending panels.

The Current State of Bottleneck Management and What Companies Need to Do to Improve

ThroughPut

From a more global supply chain point of view on resolving bottlenecks on the finished goods distribution and the process manufacturing side there are evident recurring problems. 3 years ago, ThroughPut was an LLC out of a basement in Pennsylvania. This article was originally published in Entrepreneur Magazine. Let’s start with why ThroughPut exists, rather than talk about what ThroughPut does, or myself.

Sheetz Expands with New Distribution Center

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

the popular gas station and convenience store chain, announced last year its plans to build a manufacturing and distribution center in Burlington, North Carolina. I love to watch as our clients grow and expand, particularly those we have worked with for several years. Sheetz Inc.,

JDA Software to Present at the 2011 CSCMP Annual Global Conference

Supply Chain Network

NASDAQ: JDAS), The Supply Chain Company®, today announced that Fabrizio Brasca, vice president, global logistics, JDA Software, will participate in a panel discussion at the CSCMP Annual Global Conference at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pa. JDA® Software Group, Inc.

Global study reveals increased use of third party logistics providers and outsourced logistics services key to success in emerging markets

Supply Chain Network

Government investment in infrastructure will contribute to attracting global manufacturers and 3PLs to do. Penn State is designated as the sole land grant institution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. University’s main campus is located in State College, Pennsylvania.

Activant Anticipates More Virtual Collaboration in B2B Distribution

Supply Chain Network

According to James Davis, president of Industrial Specialties Manufacturing of Denver, Colo., “We found Summit very informative, the presenters well prepared, and the content relevant to our current business needs. Headquartered in Livermore, California, Activant has operations in Texas, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom. Activant Solutions Inc.,

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. Pennsylvania.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Phoenix and Tuscon are Arizona’s freight activity centers for consumer goods and manufacturing. This is due to the automobile and industrial manufacturing industries in the state. Montana is a very rural state, without a great deal of industrial manufacturing. Pennsylvania. Short Answer: Yes. Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Phoenix and Tuscon are Arizona’s freight activity centers for consumer goods and manufacturing. This is due to the automobile and industrial manufacturing industries in the state. Montana is a very rural state, without a great deal of industrial manufacturing. Pennsylvania. Short Answer: Yes. Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Phoenix and Tuscon are Arizona’s freight activity centers for consumer goods and manufacturing. This is due to the automobile and industrial manufacturing industries in the state. Montana is a very rural state, without a great deal of industrial manufacturing. Pennsylvania. Short Answer: Yes. Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape.