S&OP in Las Vegas! Let’s Learn, Laugh, and Be Entertained at the S&OP Innovation Summit

Kinaxis

Having worked many years in the supply chain with the contract manufacturing firms, I find this managed service, sometimes called PaaS (Planning-as-a-Service), extremely intriguing. The contract manufacturer, Celestica, already manages manufacturing and inventory. This image reminds me of my Apple S&OP days, and taking the team north of San Francisco for white water rafting down the Russian River….

Who said supply chains are boring?: Reader Email

Supply Chains Rock

The following comes from Kaity Nakagoshi, Bisk Education, University of San Francisco ( which offers a course in Sustainable Supply Chain Management ). I’m jealous that you were in San Francisco last year. I actually work for the University of San Franciscos online certificate program and Im not surprised about the decrease in carbon emissions. I bet San Francisco has great ones! Manufacturing Central.

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Who said supply chains are boring?: Thinking End to End on.

Supply Chains Rock

Last week I was visiting friends in San Francisco, where they are doing an extremely good job in cutting down carbon emissions by buying local products. 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.

The Exploding Use of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing

Cerasis

The world has changed from the oil days of machine assisted assembly lines and manufacturing processes as more robots have entered the workforce. Robotics is not just a way to help companies, but many manufacturers have recognized how robots can improve their supply chain processes, benefit the company, and drive their future success. Driving Forces Behind Robotics in Logistics in Manufacturing. Benefits of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing.

22 Year Olds: Focus on Generating Value and Not Shifting it Around

River Logic

I did my Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and Masters in Manufacturing Systems (as explained in my previous blog). Several of my class mates moved on from supply chain to do an MBA at some top-ranked school and then relocated to New York or San Francisco to be in the financial services sector (investment banking, hedge funds etc). Supply Chain Manufacturing

How Microsoft & ThroughPut are helping Global Manufacturers increase Output during the COVID-19 Pandemic, and how every Operations Professional can help

ThroughPut

Automotive manufacturers are remobilizing to produce ventilators. In fact, in the last 6 weeks alone, I have personally been to the front lines of Yokohama, Milan, New York, and San Francisco , working alongside some of the world’s most professionally-committed food manufacturing & distribution, plastics manufacturing, and industrial operations personnel. It’s on manufacturers now to not let humanity down on its critical needs.

The Ultimate List of Top Logistics Startups – Blog

Freightos

Supply chain platform matching drop-ship retailers, manufacturers, distributors and freight forwarders. San Francisco only. San Francisco only. San Francisco only. Logistics is the prime example of a changing industry – colossal, ripe for disruption and utterly opaque. And it’s about to get hit by a freight train of innovation. How much do we love freight innovation?

Is Inventory Waste or an Asset?

Supply Chain Shaman

I am sitt ing in seat 4E on an evening flight to San Francisco thinking about my day. There are two buffers in the supply chain: inventory and manufacturing capacity. As assets become more and more utilized manufacturing loses the ability to buffer volatility through manufacturing capacity optimization. In parallel, with more and more manufacturing outsourcing, companies lose the capability to buffer through the use of manufacturing capacity.

Is the Package Under your Tree?

Supply Chain Shaman

At that time, manufacturers talked about customer-centric supply chains, but were afraid to aggressively adopt ecommerce strategies. Manufacturers, today, are aggressively pursuing e-commerce strategies. Cabs in San Francisco are delivering packages in their trunks using an application called FlyWheel and manufacturers are experimenting with Uber. Details matter. Execution is essential. …it might make a difference on what is under your tree.

Accelerate your Supply Chain Management at Oracle OpenWorld 2019

Oracle SCM

This year’s conference is being held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco from September 16 – 19. Driving Continuous Innovation with Oracle Manufacturing Cloud. Oracle Manufacturing Cloud is gaining traction with discrete manufacturing customers around the world. By Evelyn Tao , Product Marketing Manager, Oracle SCM.

SupplyPike at NWA Startup Weekend

SupplyPike

Instead of traveling to San Francisco for a photo shoot, the platform would connect to a local photographer that was in San Francisco. Canon’s team created a 3d printer that is designed for manufacturing called Flip. It might sound cliché, but at SupplyPike our greatest assets are our people.

This Week in Logistics News (September 23-27, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Google Shopping Express now available to all San Francisco and Peninsula Shoppers. Meanwhile, Google announced that it is expanding the rollout of its same-day delivery service, Shopping Express, “to everyone living or working in [its] Bay Area delivery zones, from San Francisco to San Jose.” Oracle OpenWorld was held this week in San Francisco. Tuesday night, I went to Staples with my daughter to buy some printer ink.

Auto Manufacturers, Supply Chain Sustainability and Conflict Minerals

EcoVadis

A critical issue for the automobile manufacturing industry, especially for those with SEC financial reporting requirements in the United States, is compliance with the Dodd-Frank legislation, or in other words, the soon to be finalized Conflict Mineral regulation. In a broader sense, automobile manufacturers are maturing and taking actions to take into account Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) criteria in their supply chains. “If you want to go quickly, go alone.

What happens after you toss a recyclable plastic container in the recycle bin?

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

First, the government can impose higher taxes on virgin plastic to create incentive for manufacturers to use alternative packaging materials. In August 2019, San Francisco International Airport banned single-use plastic water bottles. Christopher Tang. . We do know that we should put recyclable items in the recycle bin so that these items can be recycled into new materials. But do we know if these items will actually be recycled?

Walmart: 3 Keys to Successful Supply Chain Management any Business Can Follow

Cerasis

The retailer started dealing directly with manufacturers in the 1980s, giving suppliers the job of managing inventory in its warehouses, the Arkansas Business article said. Moving the product from warehouses or manufacturing plants to stores and ultimately to customers is the distribution function of the supply chain. Disclaimer: This research has been done on behalf of the University of San Francisco Online.

Shared Supply Chain Control Towers: Key Features and Considerations

Alloy

We welcomed members and guests to our San Francisco office in November to discuss “Implementing a Shared Supply Chain Control Tower.” A control tower that is shared across trading partners, including manufacturers, suppliers, and retailers, can unlock even more value. For example, consider a manufacturer that’s looking to reduce working capital and decides to decrease its working inventory. consumer-goods supply-chain analytics manufacturing operations

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

Let me start with a true confession: I am a manufacturing gal. I relished the sound of a manufacturing line when I opened the door of the factory in the morning, and I liked managing inputs so that we could maximize outputs. Manufacturing is the foundation of my interest in supply chain management. In manufacturing, I became good at labor bargaining. This was the beginning of my journey from manufacturing to understanding larger supply chain concepts.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

In markets with high land values, such as New York City, Seattle and the San Francisco Bay Area, multistory distribution centers are emerging. The ledger tracking these medicines may be shared with stakeholders, including manufacturers, warehouses, distributors, pharmacies, hospitals, and doctors. We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes.

Top 20: The Ultimate Logistics Technology Roundup

Freightos

3D Printing : Almost 20% of manufacturers are already using 3D printing in their business to some extent. Automated Vehicles : Google Car is already on the streets of San Francisco. From collaboration together with human employees (ala Baxter) to independent robot forklifts (ala KIVA, now owned by Amazon), robots can reduce supply chain risk, expedite operations and decentralize manufacturing. Manufacturing Geek , @CamstarSystems ].

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

ShipBob

LVMH will use its perfume and cosmetics factories (normally used for Christian Dior, Givenchy, and other luxury brands) to manufacture free hand sanitizer (hydroalcoholic gel) for French health authorities. The NCTO announced a coalition of iconic American apparel brands and textile companies have come together to fast-track the manufacturing of medical face masks to help hospitals, health care workers, and patients battling the spread of the COVID-19 disease.

DHL expands green fleet with addition of new electric delivery vans

EFT

The fleet of 63 NGEN-1000 electric delivery cargo vans are produced by equipment manufacturer Workhorse Group and are capable of running up to 100 miles on a charge. DHL will roll out the first 30 NGEN-1000 electric delivery cargo vans in the San Francisco Bay Area. The fleet of 63 NGEN-1000 electric delivery cargo vans are produced by equipment manufacturer Workhorse Group and are capable of running up to 100 miles on a charge.

Finding Comfort in the Uncomfortable

Supply Chain Nation

I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area as the middle of five kids. I attended college at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo where I was an agriculture business marketing major and wine and viticulture minor. She recruited me and I made the move from San Luis Obispo up to San Francisco.

The Strategic National Stockpile that Failed Us

NC State SCRC

i] As the virus spread more quickly in Washington State, New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans, the administration quickly realized that the coronavirus would not be “magically going away.” Third, the management of the SNS must reflect the rapidly shifting conditions in global supply chains and global markets, which will also entail deep market intelligence and monitoring of key suppliers, import and export controls, and global manufacturing capacity.

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. He has managed onshore / offshore / war zone logistics as well as batch, continuous, and discrete manufacturing setups. Previously, Eric had manufacturing and engineering lead roles at the likes of HARMAN, Samsung Automotive, Sikorsky, & United Technology.

Smart Supply Chains Adapt to Overcome COVID-19 Challenges

Logistics Bureau

Some US manufacturers, however, have resorted to airlifting supplies from China at a premium price. These smart operators include: John Deere: The agricultural vehicle manufacturer says it expects to spend $40 million (USD) on expedited freight to ensure there is no disruption in supply. Let’s look at some examples: Michelin-guide restaurant The Morris in San Francisco, offers kerbside pickups of its entire fine dining menu, including charcuterie and its signature dish, smoked duck.

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. He has managed onshore / offshore / war zone logistics as well as batch, continuous, and discrete manufacturing setups. Previously, Eric had manufacturing and engineering lead roles at the likes of HARMAN, Samsung Automotive, Sikorsky, & United Technology.

Enabling Innovation Groups To Sell More Effectively to Operations Leaders

ThroughPut

We do it throughout entire industries, enabling leaders to smooth-out their Supply Chains, lean-out their Logistics, optimize their Operations, and maximize their Manufacturing throughput, all with their existing teams and often disaggregated data sources. Moreover, while Innovation Groups appear overly influential around Silicon Valley, outside of the San Francisco Bay Area, the reality is quite different.

How Product Design Impacts the Supply Chain

Logichain Solutions

The right design decisions can help to standardize core manufacturing processes and minimize customization and differentiation until late in the production process. Rene Jacquat is the founder of LogiChain Solutions, based in San Francisco, United States. Ever wondered what impact your product design decision has on the supply chain?

How Product Design Impacts the Supply Chain

Logichain Solutions

The right design decisions can help to standardize core manufacturing processes and minimize customization and differentiation until late in the production process. About the Author Rene Jacquat is the founder of LogiChain Solutions, based in San Francisco, United States. Ever wondered what impact your product design decision has on the supply chain?

How Product Design Impacts the Supply Chain

Logichain Solutions

The right design decisions can help to standardize core manufacturing processes and minimize customization and differentiation until late in the production process. About the Author Rene Jacquat is the founder of LogiChain Solutions, based in San Francisco, United States. Ever wondered what impact your product design decision has on the supply chain?

“Plan to Deliver” with JDA: Company Identity Touts Customer Value, Ability to Deliver More Intelligently and Delight Today’s End Consumer

Supply Chain Network

“Plan to deliver” tagline succinctly reinforces JDA’s leading end-to-end solution suites — offering everything from “planning to delivery” for retailers, manufacturers and distributors. In today’s rapidly evolving retail and manufacturing markets, it is increasingly important to partner with the best solutions providers to drive sustained competitive advantage.

Could Looming Supply Chain Risks Sink Your Company?

Material Handling and Logistics

Instead of trying to cut costs silo by silo, these companies take an integrated view of operations (product design, procurement, manufacturing, supply chain management). The prize is huge for manufacturers that get it right. Imagine if a key supplier or manufacturing site is located in a new high-cost zone or, worse, no longer has access to certain markets. Manufacturing in-house can reduce exposure to overseas suppliers in the face of a trade war.

It’s Silicon Valley and Detroit, not Silicon Valley vs Detroit (Pt. II)

QAD

The consortium includes other car manufacturers, tech companies, and automotive suppliers, including BMW, Fiat Chrysler Automotive, Intel, Mobileye (Intel purchased Mobileye in 2017 for $15.2 Cruise is a Silicon Valley start-up and driverless car company headquartered in San Francisco, California. Lyft has partnered with Ford and GM on an open platform, where car manufacturers can plug their self-driving vehicles into its rideshare network.

ThroughPut Inc. Appoints Industrial IoT and Silicon Valley Tech Venture Veteran Seth Page to Chief Operations Officer

ThroughPut

He has already identified and prioritized the best value-added investors and strategic partners for scaling markets quickly, as well as defined the roadmap to best capture growth pockets and revenue streams in industrial operations for large global conglomerates, manufacturers, and mid-cap businesses being disrupted by game-changing technologies. NEWS PROVIDED BY ThroughPut Inc. Oct 23, 2018, 08:30 ET. MENLO PARK, Calif., 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — ThroughPut Inc.,

How Microsoft & ThroughPut are helping Global Manufacturers increase Output during the COVID-19 Pandemic, and how every Operations Professional can help

ThroughPut

Automotive manufacturers are remobilizing to produce ventilators. In fact, in the last 6 weeks alone, I have personally been to the front lines of Yokohama, Milan, New York, and San Francisco , working alongside some of the world’s most professionally-committed food manufacturing & distribution, plastics manufacturing, and industrial operations personnel. It’s on manufacturers now to not let humanity down on it’s critical needs.