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.

Enterprise resource planning or best of breed, what is best for IT?

Kinaxis

by Christina Christensen The creative contention over enterprise resource planning (ERP) vs. best of breed (BoB) has become age-old; however, key considerations weighting the equation have changed with the rise of the cloud, better integration tools, and more focus on the impact network solutions have on business transformation and end user satisfaction. Future of supply chain best of breed Enterprise resource planning (ERP) SAP ERP Supply chain planning

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Top 10 2020 Manufacturing Trends

IQMS

Bottom Line: 2020 manufacturing trends are driven by manufacturers’ strong confidence in their ability to deliver high-quality products that earn repeat orders while delivering excellent customer experiences. Sustainability is manufacturing’s greatest inflection point of 2020.

TSC’s Best Supply Chain Resources – 2014

OneSCM

As we’re kicking off 2015, now is a great time to gather our best supply chain resources from 2014. Companies can be very good at managing the costs that go directly into their manufactured goods, but may be unaware of or unsure how to tackle the other costs of doing business – their indirect spend. See more in our Resource Library… The post TSC’s Best Supply Chain Resources – 2014 appeared first on TAKE Supply Chain.

How Ecommerce Brands Are Helping Fight COVID-19 (Coronavirus) + Resources for Those in Need

ShipBob

We will continue to highlight free resources for those who are helping in the front lines — healthcare providers, fulfillment center associates, grocery store workers, and any others across the supply chain who are working hard for the greater good. . Addition resources.

Welcome to the Adaptive Era of Enterprise Resource Planning

QAD

It was obvious to us that enterprise-class applications, like enterprise resource planning (ERP), needed to evolve considerably to remain relevant. We therefore wanted to transform our ERP and supply chain solutions to help manufacturers deal with a rapidly changing industry and take advantage of emerging technologies. smart manufacturing, intelligent ERP and evolving compliance requirements reflected the transformation in manufacturing and ERP.

5 Ways to Make Your Manufacturing Plant More Sustainable in the Age of COVID-19

DELMIA Quintiq

This classification extends to the manufacturing facilities and personnel keeping us fed and supplied. Doing more with less is more critical in manufacturing than ever. They might even find themselves conscripted into manufacturing essential products under the Defense Production Act.

Understanding E-Commerce Fulfillment: Definition, Process, Resources!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Here’s how eCommerce fulfillment works: You purchase or manufacture products to sell online. Here’s how drop shipping works: You place items from a manufacturer in your online store. When you receive an order, you relay it to the manufacturer. The manufacturer ships orders directly to your customers. You split the profits with the manufacturer. Your resources are freed up to pursue business development. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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.

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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

It’s Time to Connect Manufacturers and Suppliers within the Value Network

DELMIA Quintiq

A manufacturer’s operations are constantly exposed to the risk of inconsistent supply. Upheavals in one country can heavily impact manufacturers worldwide, too. Manufacturers realized that they had no backup plans for the production of components critical to their operations. To avoid throttling or temporarily shutting down production plants in the event of a massive disruption, manufacturers need to strengthen relationships within their global sub-tier supplier networks.

What is ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)?

Insights Solutions Global

ERP is short for enterprise resource planning. Simply put, the ERP system is how a company, usually a manufacturer, manages and integrates the important parts of its business activities. The post What is ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)? appeared first on Insight Solutions Global. Supply Chain Management

How Steel Manufacturers Can Thrive in a Changing Environment

DELMIA Quintiq

Very often, legacy systems or spreadsheets are the go-to solutions for locally planning every resource in the steel plant — inventory, machine allocation and workforce. The right solution for planners implements mathematical optimization to manage multivariable elements like resource capacity, current order restrictions, specific delivery times and constraints of different business processes.

Taking Packaging Manufacturing to New Levels with Digital Technology

QAD

But to keep up in t oday’s rapidly changing business environment, packaging manufacturers must move beyond the concept of digital printing in order to realize the real transformation digital technology brings to manufacturing. Digitally Connected Manufacturing.

Skillfully Managing Manufacturing Reshoring Projects

Cerasis

There’s more involved in successfully reshoring a foreign manufacturing operation back to the U.S. Reshoring is a hot topic in manufacturing. These “Bring Manufacturing Back” initiatives have many moving parts and require careful planning and execution and very skillful project management. location and the best facility for manufacturing are key components to the overall success of the program. Transferring a manufacturing line from one location back to the U.S.

Reshoring Resources Bring It All Back Home

Inbound Logistics

Manufacturers and their logistics service providers should understand the reshoring trend and the resources that are available to assist them with both the reshoring decision and process As U.S. firms continue to reshore, new supply chain opportunities are arising for both shippers and providers.

COVID-19 Open Source Projects and Resources

Dragon Innovation

As we all continue to confront the global crisis of COVID-19 , it’s been amazing to see the hardware and manufacturing community step up to contribute in so many different ways. DFM High Volume Manufacturing Design for Manufacturing COVID-19 Manufacturing Resources Open Source DesignFrom the 3D printing community to the open source design community , we’re all banding together to help fight this problem.

Trends In Manufacturing: 5 Tangible Technologies are Shaping the Future of Manufacturing Now

Cerasis

Continuous improvement is part of the game in manufacturing. Among the new trends in manufacturing improving the industry, additive manufacturing and cloud-based systems will push manufacturing forward in 2017. In fact, rapid design and lightning-fast prototyping, reports Mark Dohnalek of Manufacturing Business Technology magazine , will allow manufacturers to design and produce products in a few days, if not hours. Manufacturing

How Can Technology be The Game Changer for Your Manufacturing Business?

Cerasis

Embracing the changes brought forth by technology in today’s world of digitization hasn’t harmed anyone, provided they haven’t misused or exploited the resource. In the manufacturing industry, generating the coveted sales and maximum Return on Investment are things of highest concern.

Lean Manufacturing

LeanCor

A motor manufacturer’s warehouse space and on-hand materials were growing exponentially as it received, processed, and stored material for potential future use. Recognizing a need to extend its lean manufacturing program in o rder to tackle problem areas in the warehouse, the motor company partnered with LeanCor to optimize material flow and reduce production time losses due to parts shortages. “A popular misconception is that lean is suited only for manufacturing.

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Manufacturing Plant Site Selection: Where to Locate Your Manufacturing Plant

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This article comes from Steve Wright who works for Whirlwind Steel and shares his knowledge on manufacturing plant site selection. There are a number of factors to consider in manufacturing plant site selection to ensure you have the best location for your new plant. Unlike retail, office, or residential locations, a manufacturer must also consider various environmental regulations , workforce issues, and raw material availability, among other things.

What is Material Requirements Planning and Material Resource Planning Software

OptiProERP

Manufacturing companies convert raw materials into a form that is of more value and use for the consumer. Recognizing that labor and machines also were key requirements for achieving a plan, MRP II (manufacturing resource planning), extended the idea of production requirements to include the number of labor and machine hours needed in the factory. The planning horizon of MRP is at least as long as the combined purchase and manufacturing lead times.

The Complete Guide To Calculating Total Manufacturing Costs

Unleashed

To calculate total manufacturing cost you add together three different cost categories: the costs of direct materials, direct labour and manufacturing overheads. Expressed as a formula, that’s: Total manufacturing cost = Direct materials + Direct labour + Manufacturing overheads.

How manufacturers optimize their inventories

ToolsGroup

Editor’s Note: Microsoft’s Colin Masson, Global Industry Director of Manufacturing Solutions (that's him on the left), sat down with me to discuss how manufacturers optimize their inventories. But that’s not the only shift in manufacturing.

Manufacturers Should Focus on This Most Critical Component for Manufacturing Operations Excellence

Cerasis

We conclude this two part series about manufacturing operations excellence by consultant Chuck Intrieri, by outlaying why manufacturers should focus on a critical component that will help sustain manufacturing operations excellence for years to come. What is Driving Sustainable Manufacturing Operations Excellence? What is the most important part of manufacturing? The most important resource in manufacturing is people.

How the Virtual Twin Experience Can Help Manufacturers Ramp Up Production While Implementing Social Distancing in Factories

DELMIA Quintiq

Manufacturers are reeling from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on their operations and supply chains. As manufacturers transition to recovery phase, the search is on for the fastest way to ramp up production while still respecting all safety regulations. Digital acceleration allows manufacturers to create optimized contingency plans that take into account real-time data and conditions. Manufacturers can compare factory layouts and multiple production scenarios.

How manufacturers optimize their inventories

ToolsGroup

Editor’s Note: Microsoft’s Colin Masson, Global Industry Director of Manufacturing Solutions (that's him on the left), sat down with me to discuss how manufacturers optimize their inventories. But that’s not the only shift in manufacturing.

The “First Five” Industrial Manufacturing Trends of 2017

Cerasis

Where and how manufacturers make products for Americans will change in 2017. Current industrial manufacturing trends show the new administration is pushing for reshoring among the nation’s biggest manufacturers, and new technologies are revolutionizing how companies respond to growing skepticism and scrutiny by the public and government oversight as well. Manufacturers must adapt to changing demands, or they will become nothing more than a statistic in history books.

Top 10 Manufacturing Trends For 2019

IQMS

Bottom Line: The top 10 manufacturing trends reflect how manufacturers are planning to achieve their goals of revenue growth, operational improvements, digital transformation, and launching new products and services in 2019. to manufacturing value added in 2020.

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Big Tech and Auto Battle for the World’s Cobalt Resources

Elementum

As a finite but clearly valuable resource locked mostly in countries with difficult-to-track labor standards, cobalt’s supply chain has fallen under intense scrutiny in recent months, and companies are rushing to get their share. Companies are moving to secure as much of the resource as they can before the economic battle over it enters full swing. Questions about how the auto-manufacturing giant would meet production goals arose soon after.

Big Tech and Auto Battle for the World’s Cobalt Resources

Elementum

As a finite but clearly valuable resource locked mostly in countries with difficult-to-track labor standards, cobalt’s supply chain has fallen under intense scrutiny in recent months, and companies are rushing to get their share. firm Freeport-McMoran and Eurasian Resources Group.

Unwrapping production: How to transform packaging manufacturing

DELMIA Quintiq

To meet consumers’ increasing appetite for choice, Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) manufacturers develop a huge amount of Stock Keeping Units (SKUs). This has a direct impact on packaging manufacturers who now need to find ways to cope with more diverse demand. The packaging industry is one of intense competition, so individual manufacturers have to keep up. As a result, most packaging manufacturers struggle with delivery reliability and high inventory levels.

Green Is the New Black: Why Green Manufacturing & Sustainability Matter

Cerasis

In a blog post earlier this year, we noted how since the election, more manufactures have expressed interest in reshoring and avoiding offshoring entirely. However, manufacturers are considering other ways of improving factories and supply chains as well. more companies are turning toward sustainable alternatives and methodologies (like green manufacturing) in boosting competitive advantage and increasing revenue, explains Stuart Hall of Global Manufacturing.

4 Key Trends to Watch in Smart Manufacturing and Supply Chain

Cerasis

The advancements in 3D printing and 'Additive Manufacturing,' coupled with supply chain efficiencies, could make distributed manufacturing a reality, ushering in the era of smart manufacturing. The Continual Coverage and Now Reality of Smart Manufacturing with 3D Printing. I remember reading an MIT paper on manufacturing technology trends a couple of years ago. It had a fascinating mention of " Additive Manufacturing " (AM) and how it could be a game changer.

What is Manufacturing ERP?

OptiProERP

What distinguishes Manufacturing ERP from other ERP systems? ERP started in the manufacturing industry, but it headed off in new directions. All organizations need the core modules: General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and probably Payroll and Human Resources (HR). Manufacturers need all these functions, but they also need so much more. Defining Manufacturing ERP. So what is Manufacturing ERP today? Manufacturers are different.