The Essential Reference Guide for a Supply Chain Leader

Cerasis

In this blog he provides a simple reference guide to better yourself as a supply chain leader. Dr. Muddassir Ahmed is a Manufacturing Operations, Procurement and Supply Chain leader from international multi-site manufacturing experience in Electrical, Hydraulics and Internet industries. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post The Essential Reference Guide for a Supply Chain Leader appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Technology Improves Manufacturing Disaster Preparedness

DELMIA Quintiq

Disaster preparedness is imperative everywhere, but that goes double for the manufacturing industry. With the right application of intelligent technologies, manufacturers and supply chain partners can more easily make proactive decisions, like diverting vessels and making other route changes. This branch of technology helps manufacturers on two fronts: backup and disaster recovery. Best Practices Digital Twin Digitalization Manufacturing Natural Resources

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Take Advantage of Digital Manufacturing to Improve Workforce Productivity

DELMIA Quintiq

Much has been done to improve manufacturing efficiency. As the common linchpin that brings together all manufacturing activities, has this metric improved along with all the investment in new technologies? These benefits are often referred to as “soft,” given the somewhat subjective nature of measurement. Digital Manufacturing as an Enabler of Workforce Productivity. 3D Simulation Digital Manufacturing Manufacturing Robotics

20 Manufacturing Blogs Every Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Distribution, and Logistics Professional Should Read

Cerasis

If you are a regular reader of the Cerasis blog, you know our goal is to educate and inform those in the manufacturing, supply chain, distribution, logistics, and transportation space with best practices, trends, and industry news so that we can create a community of people. This community would not exist if it were not for manufacturing being the core of the other industries. . 20 Manufacturing Blogs You Need to Be Reading. Manufacturing manufacturing blogs

Sustainable Packaging: A Challenge and Opportunity for Food Manufacturers

QAD

Ever since consumers started purchasing goods commercially, the ways in which products are packaged determine how most food manufacturers differentiate themselves from the competition. To this day, many products are identified and referred to by their packaging. Manufacturing.

Take Advantage of Digital Manufacturing to Improve Workforce Productivity

DELMIA Quintiq

Much has been done to improve manufacturing efficiency. As the common linchpin that brings together all manufacturing activities, has this metric improved along with all the investment in new technologies? These benefits are often referred to as “soft,” given the somewhat subjective nature of measurement. Digital Manufacturing as an Enabler of Workforce Productivity. 3D Simulation Digital Manufacturing Manufacturing Robotics

The 5 Benefits of Virtual Reality in Manufacturing

Cerasis

For manufacturers, virtual reality represents a major breakthrough in how products are created. Let’s take an in-depth look into the world of virtual reality, what’s holding it back, and why manufacturers are looking to virtual reality in manufacturing. Virtual reality in manufacturing is referred to as “digital design, simulation, and integration. What Are the Hindrances to Use of Virtual Reality in Manufacturing?

3 Ways Robotics Are Crucial to Aerospace Manufacturing & Design

Cerasis

The United States aerospace manufacturing industry is a highly competitive one. These factors make aerospace manufacturing companies highly valued partners, even internationally. These heavy-duty robots play a key role in many manufacturing processes, ensuring uniformity and safety. Robotics Are Crucial to Aerospace Manufacturing & Design. In partnership with KUKA Systems North America, Boeing developed a robotic manufacturing process for its aircrafts’ fuselages.

RFID and IoT Providing Double Benefits for Automotive Manufacturers

Cerasis

Commonly referred to as Industry 4.0, RFID, which usually comes in the form of a miniscule chip that utilizes radio waves in the identification and tracking of specific people, objects, tools or vehicles, offers a number of benefits to the manufacturing industry in general. RFID and IoT Providing Double Benefits for Automotive Manufacturers. In fact, automotive manufacturers can use RFID and the IoT to expand their operations like never before. .

10 Ways Machine Learning Can Improve Manufacturing Today

IQMS

to $2T in supply-chain management and manufacturing. By 2021, 20% of leading manufacturers will rely on embedded intelligence, using AI, IoT, and blockchain applications to automate processes and increase execution times by up to 25% according to IDC. Machine learning improves product quality up to 35% in discrete manufacturing industries, according to Deloitte. to $2 in supply-chain management and manufacturing. 7T value to manufacturers.

Trends 2019: Manufacturing

Enterra Insights

Over half-a-dozen years ago, Brookings Institution analysts, Susan Helper, Timothy Krueger, and Howard Wial, asserted, “Manufacturing matters to the United States because it provides high-wage jobs, commercial innovation (the nation’s largest source), a key to trade deficit reduction, and a disproportionately large contribution to environmental sustainability.”[1] Manufacturing trends. The changing manufacturing environment is often described as Industry 4.0

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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. That trend has been referred to by a number of terms, such as “buying local” and “eating local”. Though, when a food or beverage product is labeled as “locally grown”, the “local” part usually refers to an area of about 150 miles. Disrupting the Larger Food and Beverage Manufacturer.

Digital transformation in manufacturing – The accelerators and roadmap for manufacturers

ThroughPut

The relevance of digital transformation in manufacturing. PWC predicts that out of every 2,000 manufacturers, 86% will benefit from cost reductions and revenue gains from their digitization efforts over the next five years. Fortunately, manufacturing is one industry that can easily harness new-age digital technology to deliver greater supply chain efficiency and productivity using smarter, better and safer operations methodologies. Blog manufacturing

Digital transformation in manufacturing – The accelerators and roadmap for manufacturers

ThroughPut

The relevance of digital transformation in manufacturing. PWC predicts that out of every 2,000 manufacturers, 86% will benefit from cost reductions and revenue gains from their digitization efforts over the next five years. Fortunately, manufacturing is one industry that can easily harness new-age digital technology to deliver greater supply chain efficiency and productivity using smarter, better and safer operations methodologies. Blog manufacturing

Digital transformation in manufacturing – The accelerators and roadmap for manufacturers

ThroughPut

The relevance of digital transformation in manufacturing. PWC predicts that out of every 2,000 manufacturers, 86% will benefit from cost reductions and revenue gains from their digitization efforts over the next five years. Fortunately, manufacturing is one industry that can easily harness new-age digital technology to deliver greater supply chain efficiency and productivity using smarter, better and safer operations methodologies. Blog manufacturing

Data and Digitization in Manufacturing

Enterra Insights

Manufacturing has been the lifeblood of the global economy for hundreds of years. Because manufacturers have historically moved factories to regions featuring cheap labor and few regulatory restrictions (sometimes referred to as outsourcing or offshoring), a misconception has arisen about the importance manufacturing to national economies. ”[1] Manufacturing becomes even more relevant to advanced economies thanks to data and digitization.

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The Constant F&B Manufacturers Need in a Changing World

QAD

This is the new mantra of food and beverage (F&B) manufacturers. It pertains to all areas and aspects of the business, but it absolutely should not refer to the ERP solution. The ERP system is the backbone of a manufacturer, especially for food and beverage companies, and an ERP should provide nothing less than reliability, dependability and adaptability in today’s world. My first experience in food manufacturing started with a quick lesson in finance.

Manufacturing in the Age of Uncertainty

QAD

But what if every pizza shop in America all of a sudden asked a single pizza oven manufacturer to build and ship an extra oven per shop? How does a manufacturer organize operations to meet unexpected demand shifts without creating inefficiency for the rest of the year? Historically, inventory has buffered the peaks and troughs of supply and demand so that manufacturers could produce at a steady rate. Today’s manufacturers are running more lean than ever.

What's Holding Manufacturing Back in Industry 4.0?

Elementum

Manufacturing is part of the supply chain complex that is being swept up by a digital revolution. Yet a deeply-rooted “if it’s not broke don’t fix it” mentality, and a lack of integration between operating and IT systems, are preventing manufacturing from reaping the benefits of Industry 4.0. Broadly, digitization refers to the union of physical and cyber technologies using artificial intelligence, improved data analytics, automation, robotics, and cloud-based technologies.

What is the Hyperconnected Era & “The Internet Of Things” and What does it Have to Do with Manufacturing & Logistics?

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is our second post in a collaborative blog post series about mobility in manufacturing & logistics along with Catavolt, who helps manufacturing organizations drive operational excellence with mobile apps. We encourage our audience to visit The Catavolt Blog for more relevant posts about mobility in manufacturing for best practices, tips, and great industry insights. Logistics Manufacturing Technology Transportation internet of things

Additive Manufacturing continues to Mature

Enterra Insights

For nearly a decade, pundits have been touting the transformative effects of additive manufacturing (aka 3D printing). ”[1] Most analysts include additive manufacturing in their list of technologies that collectively are fostering the next industrial revolution, which is often referred to as Industry 4.0. Timms correctly points out even if additive manufacturing overcomes some of its remaining challenges, it won’t ever completely replace traditional manufacturing.

Making IoT in Manufacturing & Supply Chain Work by Using Cloud Technologies

Cerasis

More connected devices inevitably results in what is referred to as an increased “attack surface”. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post Making IoT in Manufacturing & Supply Chain Work by Using Cloud Technologies appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Internet of Things Manufacturing Supply Chain Technology Warehouse IoT

5 Quality Metrics Predicting The Future Of Manufacturing

IQMS

Bottom Line: Manufacturers are reaching a new level of results in 2018 because they have clearer, more actionable insights based on real-time manufacturing and quality metrics than ever before. Quality Metrics Enable Customer-Driven Manufacturing Networks. The future of manufacturing is being written today across the millions of shop floors which have chosen to excel at analytics, metrics and Manufacturing Intelligence.

5 Most Popular Manufacturing Blog Posts of 2015…So Far

Cerasis

Those 5 key categories are: Logistics, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Freight, and Transportation. For the Manufacturing Blog Posts, we saw a bit of a deviation from that starting trend. For these manufacturing blog posts, it seems that technology, future trends, and a focus on manufacturing process improvement was the focus. If you want to read all of the manufacturing blog posts on our blog, check out the manufacturing blog category here. .

Most Read Manufacturing Articles of 2015

Cerasis

It is that time of year again where we feature the most viewed articles on the Cerasis blog in each of the six main categories we write about: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation Management, and Freight. . Most Read Manufacturing Articles of 2015. We will first start with the top Manufacturing Articles that were published in 2015. It is very clear that the most popular articles in the manufacturing category are mainly focused on technology.

Top Tech Trends Manufacturers Need to Watch in 2018

Rootstock

Newton refers to Apple’s early attempt at a personal digital assistant.) Nitin Ganatra, Apple’s former director of engineering for iOS applications, explained “If you heard people talking and they used the words Eat up Martha , it was basically a reference to the fact that we needed to nail the keyboard. An old episode of The Simpsons predicted how smartphones would someday need to self-correct annoying spelling mishaps on the phone’s keyboard.

How US Manufacturers can Improve Manufacturing Productivity to Overtake China

Cerasis

In this article, Daniel investigates how the US can overtake China with manufacturing productivity. According to the 2016 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index - developed by Deloitte and the Council on Competitiveness - China leads the way as the world’s most competitive manufacturing nation. Yet, is there a way US manufacturing can claim the top spot before then? Preventing computer downtime has become a key challenge across US manufacturing.

The Constant F&B Manufacturers Need in a Changing World

QAD

This is the new mantra of food and beverage (F&B) manufacturers. It pertains to all areas and aspects of the business, but it absolutely should not refer to the ERP solution. The ERP system is the backbone of a manufacturer, especially for food and beverage companies, and an ERP should provide nothing less than reliability, dependability and adaptability in today’s world. My first experience in food manufacturing started with a quick lesson in finance.

Who said supply chains are boring?: By the Numbers: IBM's Supply.

Supply Chains Rock

IBM just published its annual corporate responsibility summary for 2010 and Ive pulled out the latest highlights referring to Big Blues supply chain: - 27,000 suppliers in nearly 100 countries. Manufacturing Central. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two.

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The Future of Energy for Manufacturing!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Today manufacturers must continually look for waste reduction, process improvement and supply chain efficiency to meet competitive pressures and their customers’ cost reduction requirements. North American manufacturers who have followed this course have seen significant and sustainable results often with reductions of 25% which in turn helps to maintain and enhance their immediate market position. What role will energy play in the long-term strategy for manufacturers?

FAQ: Is Demand-Driven Manufacturing the Same Thing as Lean?

synchrono

Many of our customers don’t start out looking to implement Demand-Driven Manufacturing per se. Often, they’re focused on Lean Manufacturing or at least some element of it. However, at some point in the conversation, they will inevitably ask, “Is Demand-Driven Manufacturing the same thing as Lean Manufacturing?”. Demand-Driven Manufacturing isn’t synonymous with Lean or other related initiatives such as Theory of Constraints.

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Making Manufacturing Fun for Future Generations of Workers

Enterra Insights

which refers to the next industrial revolution. The revolution is being triggered by technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and additive manufacturing (aka 3D printing). is predicted to make manufacturing more efficient and effective and to eliminate many manufacturing jobs. Artificial Intelligence and Manufacturing. … Manufacturing CEOs will need to harness the power of AI to get there.”

How Computer Integration can Upskill the Manufacturing Workforce

Cerasis

An article published in the Wall Street Journal on September 1st claims that the number of unfilled manufacturing jobs is the highest it’s been in 15 years. Apparently, many workers no longer possess the skills to perform today’s manufacturing jobs. An excerpt from the aforementioned Wall Street Journal article highlights a chroni c problem plaguing modern manufacturing operations … computer integration on the manufacturing floor and the loss of jobs. .

Improving Your Manufacturing Operations Using Warehouse Automation  

NC State SCRC

Ian is an expert on warehouse automation, and shares his insights on how you need to get started in thinking about technology and robotics in your warehouse or manufacturing operation. Sandwiched between warehouse and distribution center, manufacturing is where the value gets added. However, improvement opportunities abound and the right solutions can yield end-to-end improvements throughout the manufacturing enterprise. Improving Performance in Manufacturing.

Manufacturing Operations Management – A Guide for Better Shop Floor Control

ThroughPut

What is Manufacturing Operations Management? Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) is a long-term holistic solution that gives complete visibility into plant floor operations to help consistently improve manufacturing operations performance. What is Manufacturing Operations Management Software? How can Manufacturing Operations Management Software help? Here is how MOM software helps manufacturers: 1. Manufacturing agility.