The Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2014

Cerasis

Today, we kick off our annual year end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 7 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , 3PL , Business , Transportation , Freight. Top Manufacturing Blog Posts for 2014. Like last year, reshoring and the idea of a US Manufacturing comeback, or revivial, or rennaisaince (whatever you want to call it) was of huge interest to our readers of the Cerasis blog. Is Manufacturing Really a Good Career Choice?

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations. You can’t just turn around a giant cargo ship. And when shipping to volatile countries, it becomes even harder. companies with global operations, one of the most effective ways to mitigate risk is to ship smarter. Once cargo has shipped, there are no “backsies.” And considering that our international tariff laws have been more dynamic in the past three years, shipping U.S.

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Doing Business in Turkey

QAD

Manufacturing in Turkey. Primary manufacturing industries include textiles, food, automobiles, electronics, mining, steel, petroleum, construction, lumber and paper. Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. Shipping.

Nearshoring & Reshoring Will Continue to Increase Thanks to these Main Benefits

Cerasis

Offshoring is basically when a company moves manufacturing to a foreign country in an attempt to save money. For a time, this model of manufacturing seemed to be the paragon of effective business. It was cheaper than producing products in the US, manufacturers could produce large inventories with little capital up front, and consumers did not really have a public voice. Why Are Manufacturers Focusing on Reshoring and Nearshoring?

Doing Business in Poland

QAD

Poland’s bordering countries include Belarus, Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Russia, Slovakia and Ukraine. Manufacturing in Poland. Poland’s manufacturing centers around machinery, iron and steel, coal mining, chemicals, shipbuilding, food processing, glass, beverages and textiles. Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. Shipping. Its prime location in Europe makes it an ideal location for shipping across Europe or Asia.

The Pros and Cons: International and Domestic Sourcing

Unleashed

This strategy involves a country from a high-cost country area — typically US, UK, Canada, Australia, and West European nations — purchasing materials from resource-rich low-cost countries; think China, India, Indonesia, Bolivia, Brazil, Russia, Mexico, and East European nations. Leverage manufacturers and their network. Shipping costs. It might make sense to leverage the economies of larger manufacturers overseas.

The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2017

Cerasis

Meanwhile, Brazil, Russia and India will become major suppliers as companies access the remaining untapped resources of the world. To meet this increased demands, more manufacturing and logistics partners are looking for ways to shorten product lifecycles through improving inventory management systems, changing shipping strategies and altering the fundamental ways products move from point A to point B.

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Supply chain pain points: Automotive

Kinaxis

Emerging markets like Brazil, Russia, India and China are further changing the automotive landscape, as automakers look to streamline distribution and better serve these areas, who combined represent 40% of the world’s population and have gross domestic product (GDP) growth far exceeding that of more fully developed countries. Automotive manufacturers must contend with a global supply chain footprint spanning multiple time zones and dozens of countries.

Supply Chain Goals: Gracefully Overcoming the Hurdles of Global Sports Events

BluJay Solutions

The 2018 FIFA World Cup soccer championship has drawn millions of sports enthusiasts to Russia. All these goods have to be transported on time from their supplier or manufacturing location — often at the other end of the world — to the stadium or the athletes’ lodgings. million shipped items and 60 metric tons of air freight.*. Many of the deliveries to Russia span thousands of kilometers from origin to destination.

Made in America: What it Means to the Country

Cerasis

As of 2016, American manufacturing adds $6 Trillion to our economy , accounting for 12 million jobs. Just the shipping by boat contributes five percent of world pollution. Some companies insist on American manufacturing; others are dedicated only to keeping production costs as low as possible, which means factories in China and impoverished nations. Some American manufacturing is based on exquisite craftsmanship – with a reputation to match.

The need to know

EFT

Alibaba Group opens China factory as part of new manufacturing initiative. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on Wednesday unveiled a pilot factory in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou as part of its “smart manufacturing” business initiative.

China’s Silk Road Initiative to Benefit from Trade War

Logistics Trends and Insights

Even though among the goals of OBOR is to ship Chinese goods to a broader audience, it could potentially result in a large economic trade bloc unto itself potentially leaving the US out in the cold in terms of global trade. OBOR includes several land routes connecting East Asia with Europe via Russia, Kazakhstan, Iran and Turkey with future routes into Africa.

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The need to know

EFT

Commodities trader Trafigura on Friday proposed a carbon levy of $250-$300 (£195-236) per tonne of carbon-dioxide (CO2) equivalent on shipping fuels to make zero and low carbon fuels more economically viable and competitive. Shipping giant Sovcomflot to sell up to 17% stake in Moscow IPO.

What Today's Market Tumble Means for Your Supply Chain

Elementum

We examine the manufacturing and supply chain implications of the Dow's fall. Analysts are worried about emerging markets suffering from a drop in raw material demand, which could slow manufacturing worldwide. Oil prices have fallen $20/barrel since June to $40/barrel, which is bad news for oil producing areas like Russia, the U.S., Economists are pointing to a slump in Chinese manufacturing. Manufacturing is now slowing at the fastest rate in six years.

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The Belt and Road Initiative: Rail Service between Europe and Asia

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Working in close cooperation with the government of two Chinese provinces, Sichuan and Chongqing, these companies moved manufacturing facilities to inland China. As reported by OSW studies , China determined that rail service between western China, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Europe would best serve the unique needs of these manufacturers. Working with a qualified provider can further enhance the many benefits rail shipping can bring to your supply chain.

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Doing Business in the United States

QAD

For comparison, this makes the country about half the size of Russia or South America, and more than twice the size of the European Union. Manufacturing in the U.S. Manufacturing averaged about $1.98 Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. Shipping. to easily import and export goods anywhere in the world, and its open borders between states make it simple to ship goods across the country.

Nike’s Global E-Commerce Distribution Center in Leuven Belgium

NC State SCRC

Shipments arrive from Nike’s network of global manufacturers in Asia, and includes footwear, apparel and equipment. The DC serves as the hub for Nike’s global e-commerce business, and orders taken from Nike.com are shipped to consumers all over the world from this DC, including North America. The Nike campus is used for distribution to Russia, Saudi Arabia, as well as samples for sales reps, business promotions, and returns are all processed at the facility.

COVID-19 Airfreight Business Strong

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Workers at Russia’s Kazan International Airport disinfect a Boeing 747 freighter operated by Volga-Dnepr Airlines. Cargo carriers added to their plane orders last month even as the aircraft manufacturer registered more cancellations of passenger jets, the WSJ’s Doug Cameron reports, signaling the resilience of expedited shipping demand despite the coronavirus-driven collapse in airline passenger business.

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Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

I also worked with a team of leading thinkers in developing the Future of Procurement Report (published by KPMG) , as well as publish the BVL International Global Logistics Trends and Strategies report with a team of leading academics and executives in Europe, China, North and South America, Russia, and India. The globalization of organizational supply chains will continue to expand, as organizations seek growth markets in the BRIC countries of Brazil, Russia, India, and China.

Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability

ThroughPut

Manufacturing is a precise process that is hard to systematize and just as hard to monitor. As a result, no manufacturer in history has ever been able to capture 100% of its productivity. Now, thanks to declining costs, it’s viable in complex manufacturing settings as well. Storage and shipping costs can quickly cut into profit margins. Reassess Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability. By Ali Hasan Raza.

Outlook on U.S. Exports: Forecasting the “Perfect Storm” or Something Else?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

This can be illustrated by the recent drop in fuel prices, which essentially took a large toll on countries heavily reliant on oil exports, like Russia. are at record lows , allowing cost per unit to remain competitive as part of manufacturing costs. As carriers grapple with capacity adjustments, exporters can benefit from the surplus space available on export ships to Asia and Europe. Global Forwarding Global Transportation Logistics Exports Shipping SOLAS

Jaro Caban: “Establishing S&OP is a challenging journey”

Supply Chain Movement

Cargill Animal Nutrition (CAN) is clustered around five major regions: North America; Latin America; EMEAR, including Russia; South Asia and East Asia. Thirdly I have set up global raw material supply (GMS), a supply entity that consolidates CAN’s global purchase orders and global vendors to plan and deliver raw materials for our manufacturing sites. We align our supply chains along these strategies and, at the same time, we aim for lean and/or agile manufacturing.

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Industry 4.0: Will Your Business Survive?

Murano Corporation

which combines Cloud Computing, Big Data and Analytics, Horizontal and Vertical System Integration, the Internet of Things, and Cybersecurity to interconnect manufacturers and their customers and suppliers in an extended supply chain. It introduces the much-awaited convergence of digital and physical components in the manufacturing world. It incorporates the Business to Manufacturing Markup Language (B2MML) XML standard.

China’s Historic Silk Road is Resurrected from the Rubble

Elementum

This will include a rail route stretching from Chongqing, China, through Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, and Poland to Duisburg in Germany. From an economic perspective the links initiated by the project will have a major impact on global trade by enhancing communication between suppliers, distribution warehouses, and manufacturers. China is leading an initiative to revive one of the largest feats of trade infrastructure the world has ever known.

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Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability

ThroughPut

Manufacturing is a precise process that is hard to systematize and just as hard to monitor. As a result, no manufacturer in history has ever been able to capture 100% of its productivity. Now, thanks to declining costs, it’s viable in complex manufacturing settings as well. Storage and shipping costs can quickly cut into profit margins. Reassess Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability. By Ali Hasan Raza.

I Will Be Wrong Again: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2017

Talking Logistics

companies that move manufacturing operations overseas? The answer depends largely on whether OPEC, Russia, and other oil producers adhere to the supply cuts they pledged to on December 10th. Russia, Iran, North Korea, and ISIS : Call them “The Unpredictables” (you can probably add China to the mix too). Cyber risk and security is getting more attention from the ocean shipping community too. Past performance is not indicative of future results.