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How Can Manufacturers Manage Disruption and Improve Productivity?

Logility

How can manufacturers manage disruption and improve productivity? By using advanced analytics for manufacturing, to understand the valuable information concealed within the data they already have! Advanced analytics for manufacturing is a good place to start.

A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide!

Supply Chain Game Changer

When it comes to the state of working in America, warehouses have seen a huge increase of workers with over 1,000,000 total since the start of 2018. Warehouses, often full of moving machinery carrying heavy loads, are inherently one of the most dangerous places to work. If you’re a warehouse manager, failing to control these risks can lead to high employee turnover, decreased productivity, legal issues, and, at worst, injury or fatality. The Importance of Warehouse Safety.

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New download: SCM Map Europe 2014-2015

Supply Chain Movement

In The Netherlands, cigarette manufacturer Philip Morris is closing its factory in Bergen op Zoom and AkzoNobel has decided to phase out its production of organic peroxides in Deventer by the end of 2016. In Belgium, the Ford factory in Genk will soon close for good, as will the Heinz manufacturing facility in Turnhout. Logistically speaking the location of this manufacturing facility, which produces the Peugeot 508 and the Citroën C5, makes little sense.”

What is SCM and Why is it Important?

Oracle SCM

The acronym SCM stands for supply chain management. It refers to the systems, processes and software packages used by organizations to manage day-to-day operating activities such as, new product development , demand, supply and sales & operations planning , procurement , logistics , order management , manufacturing and asset maintenance. SCM systems provide a strategic advantage and business insight to companies and their operations. SCM Fundamentals.

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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. Many ERP vendors built their systems purely for finance and accounting, some for warehouse and supply chain management, many for governments and non-profits, to name just a few. Manufacturers need all these functions, but they also need so much more. Defining Manufacturing ERP. So what is Manufacturing ERP today?

Manufacturers bouncing back after COVID using low-code technology

TrackVia

The COVID-19 pandemic continues impacting manufacturers in an unprecedented way, globally hitting demand, supply, and workforce at the same time. The global manufacturing and supply chain ecosystems have been among the hardest-hit sectors by the COVID-19 pandemic.

SCM Technology Leaders JDA and RedPrairie to Merge

Supply Chain Network

To address ever-increasing complexities, manufacturers and retailers increasingly seek best-of-breed solutions and specialized domain expertise for planning and execution. JDA’s heritage of pioneering market-leading supply chain planning, merchandising and pricing solutions is a perfect strategic fit with RedPrairie’s heritage in warehousing, workforce management, store operations and e-commerce.

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Warehouse Cost Reductions: 3 Understandings Driven By Inventory Management & Lean Principles

Cerasis

This is the second part of my series on various ways to reduce overall costs as it relates to logistics and warehouse cost reductions. Today, I will now address how a focus on inventory will allow for warehouse cost reductions as well. A Focus on Inventory Control Begets Warehouse Cost Reductions. If you are looking for warehouse cost reductions, chances are you are stocking too much inventory. Understand "Hidden Costs" in the Warehouse Cost Reductions Quest.

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What Exactly Is Supply Chain Management? 10 Different Definitions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Yet all of the functions that we now associate with Supply Chain have been around for a very long time: Planning, Inventory Management, Logistics, Procurement and Purchasing, Warehousing and many more. I worked in Materials Handling, Packaging Engineering, Warehouse Space Planning, Resource Planning, Procurement, Inventory Management and Control, Production Control, Systems Management and other areas. SCM involves the flow of materials, finances and information.

Supply Chain Management Challenges All Businesses Need to Understand

USC Consulting Group

Organizations that cultivate and maintain reliable yet malleable logistics channels can source the material needed to produce impactful products with minimal overhead and deliver these items swiftly to anticipative consumers. However, the stakeholders managing these ever-growing caches should familiarize themselves with some of the most recent SCM challenges and trends to ensure that the supply chains they are constructing are truly built to last.

The Case for Less Silos, More Intelligence in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

Source: “The Case for Less Silos, More Intelligence in Supply Chain Management,” webcast presentation by Adrian Gonzalez, Adelante SCM. Logistics, Manufacturing, Procurement, Sales and Marketing — these functional groups, for the most part, continue to operate independently from each other, each driven by their own objectives and metrics. Break down your supply chain functional silos. This advice is not new.

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What is a 3PL? The Ultimate Guide Including Definitions of 1PL, 2PL, and 4PL!

Supply Chain Game Changer

To provide some context my definitions are based on the premise of how far removed the entity performing the logistics processes is from the original source of the finished product. 1st Party Logistics (1PL) is where the organisation is the manufacturer and distributor of a product and performs all (or some) of its logistics processes in house. Warehousing services. SCM #SupplyChain #Distribution #Logistics #Freight #Transportation. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

24 supply chain experts & business leaders reveal the #1 challenge of supply chain management (and how to solve it)

6 River Systems

“They have multi-sourced key commodities or strategic components to reduce their reliance on any one supplier, and they had considered inventory strategy to buffer against supply chain disruption.” “I predict we will see a greater adoption of automated tools assisting, rather than replacing, humans in specific roles within our supply chains: warehouse, manufacturing and distribution.” Warehouse Operations

Customer Experience Driving Innovation for High-Performing Companies

Talking Logistics

The research, produced by Adelante SCM and presented by BluJay Solutions (a Talking Logistics sponsor), was conducted to explore the links between supply chain management innovation, customer experience, technology adoption, and company performance. To gain insights on that question and more, Adelante SCM and BluJay Solutions conducted a web survey of supply chain and logistics professionals in March 2018.

Technologies Reshaping the Global Digital Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Limitations aside; autonomous robots are already bringing innovation to the supply chain and delivering significant value, chiefly because they can help: • Improve speed and accuracy of routine operations, particularly in warehousing and manufacturing. • In addition to these benefits, robotics is a source of reliable labor, high quality, virtually mistake-free, job performance and significant cost savings over humans. Smart Glasses in the Warehouse. Subscribe Here!

Quantum Leap to the Top 10 Supply Chain Skills of the Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

It is important to know that these changes are not just impacting Manufacturing, Engineering and I/T. Advanced robotics can be implemented within both your Manufacturing facilities and your Distribution Centres and all movement can be monitored, managed and adjusted from a Control room. They must be able to work with I/T, Engineering and Manufacturing collaboratively so that they can create the future! Organization #SupplyChain #Technology #Jobs #SCM #Future #HumanResources.

What Is the Best WMS in 2019?

Veridian Solutions

Part of this process includes an assessment of the systems in use, including the warehouse management system (WMS). HighJump made great strides this year to allow for customer-specific changes to the business-logic level without changing underlying source code. Generix’s SOLOCHAIN offers combined manufacturing and warehousing management through integrated WMS and MES capabilities. Infor SCM. How well does the system accommodate the growing warehouse?

Are We Facing the End of Supply Chain Management?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Automation has eliminated a number of blue-collar supply chain jobs in warehouses and distribution centres, and driverless trucks stand to transform the logistics field, eliminating the need for millions of truck drivers. The HBR article outlines an interesting development: more retail and manufacturing companies are adopting “digital control towers” for their supply chains. SCM #SupplyChain #technology #automation #IoT #AI #digital. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

A Case Study in Reverse Logistics Optimization!

Supply Chain Game Changer

When one of the world’s leading manufacturers of personal computers set new goals for its European operations, ModusLink was there to help. The OEM turned over management of one of the most critical, high-volume segments of its reverse logistics program—the processor business—saving the manufacturer millions of dollars each year; reducing excess inventory; increasing same-day, on-time ship rates; and improving customer satisfaction. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

ERP For Small Business: 10 Features You Need To Accelerate Growth

IQMS

Bottom Line: The most successful small business manufacturers rely on ERP to drive faster growth and keep customers for life by improving product and service quality and reducing costs through operational improvements. When you’re a small business manufacturer, the quality of the last orders delivered says more about you and what you care about than everything you spent on marketing last year. ERP Features That Drive Grow For Small And Medium Manufacturing Companies.

Reverse Logistics and the Power of Your 3PL!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Refurbishing services are only one of the many reasons a company would need to ship a product back to its source. As much as American consumers enjoy buying new goods, they also frequently return items they’ve bought, making it necessary for logistics managers to figure out the best way to get products back to the manufacturer. SCM #SupplyChain #reverselogistics #repair #recycling #aftermarket. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

The Supply Chain Control Tower! An Assessment!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Here are some of the key capabilities to look for in a control tower solution: End-to-end Visibility – visibility across supply chain partners, including suppliers, contract manufacturers, transportation carriers, third-party logistics. Image Source: Slideshare. Inventory management – Reduction in shortages/stock-outs & Improved warehouse and transport inventory. SCM #SupplyChain #Technology #Industry40 #Digital #Leadership. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Supply Chain Collaboration – The New Way to Drive Value!

Supply Chain Game Changer

On the supply side, however, there is less and less room for manufacturers to absorb additional costs as volatile input prices put the squeeze on margins and the marketing investment required to differentiate branded products from private-label competitors continues to rise. As a sourcing manager, you may need to go outside your comfort zone to think about new, innovative ways to collaborate for achieving sustainability because Collaboration comes in more than one flavor!

What’s the Difference Between Logistics and Distribution?

Supply Chain Game Changer

The logistics of physical items usually involves the integration of information flow, materials handling, production, packaging, inventory, transportation, warehousing and often security. Logistics management activities typically include inbound and outbound transportation management, fleet management, warehousing, materials handling, order fulfillment, logistics network design, inventory management, supply/demand planning, and management of third party logistics services providers.”

Seasoned Leadership in Action™! An Interview with Michael Massetti, VP at Gartner!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The biggest career transformation for me was after leaving Dell when I joined Lucent in 2002 and entered supply chain in technology sourcing. We achieved recognition both internally and externally for our sourcing and procurement accomplishments in the spend management area. It was not until later in the 1980s that the loose federation between planning, purchasing, manufacturing, and logistics started coming together as an end-to-end entity called supply chain.

The Supply Chain Carbon Footprint Reduction Strategy

Supply Chain Game Changer

The nodes in the Supply Chain are those facilities that are involved in the end-to-end manufacture, processing, distribution, and consumption of goods. Supplier and Company Manufacturing facilities, Warehouses, Distribution Centres, Retail outlets, Return and Repair operations and Consolidation points are all Supply Chain nodes which use resources to perform their processing activities. Low cost sourcing is a predominant reason for this geographically dispersed network.

Supply Chain Basics with Jason Miller

The Logistics of Logistics

The department educates students to succeed in careers such as procurement, manufacturing, inventory management, warehousing, transportation, and customer service. The business world views Broad’s graduates and faculty as the voice of the SCM field. Sourcing. Warehousing.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™! An Interview with David Cefai, CIO at IMax!

Supply Chain Game Changer

I am very proud of many of the accomplishments of the various teams I have led throughout my career but I would say the major ones would be: Helping Launch Celestica and growing it to a $10B electronic manufacturing company.We completely changed ALL enterprise level applications when we moved from IBM to Celestica, including a global SAP deployment, new shop floor/manufacturing tools and building an enterprise data warehouse. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Derek Panchyshyn!

Supply Chain Game Changer

In my case I graduated with an Electrical Engineering degree in 1990 and started my career with IBM Manufacturing in Toronto, doing test engineering. More recently at ATX Networks, I am proud of sourcing and developing new suppliers that have helped us grow into new markets, help capture tactical or long term opportunities, and reduce cost and risk for the company. SCM #SupplyChain #Technology #atxnetworks #leadership #executive. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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Crowdfunding Fulfillment Solutions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

At the end of every fully funded Kickstarter or Indiegogo campaign, there will be a warehouse full of product that needs to get into the hands of your backers. When you calculated your startup expenses, you probably figured out manufacturing costs down to the penny. If you’re like a lot of small business startups, however, you might have forgotten to figure in fulfillment costs, including shipping and warehouse storage fees. Source: Indiegogo. Subscribe Here!

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Screen Time! Is That Enough To Be Good In Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Game Changer

There are over 4 Billion internet users worldwide spending over 6 hours per day on their devices (Source: [link] and [link] ). The number of IoT (Internet of Things) Connected devices is expected to grow from 23 Billion in 2018 to 31 Billion by 2020 and up to 75 Billion devices in 2015 (Source: statistic.com). I have spent a phenomenal amount of time in Warehouses, on Manufacturing floors, in Distribution Centres, at Supplier locations, and in Customer offices.

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Supply Chain Management:Flying Robots in a Warehouse?

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Industrial Manufacturing. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. » Flying Robots in a Warehouse? Well, this may appear strange but having watched Vijay Kumar and his teams innovation on flying robots in TED - [link] , it struck to me that these little robots can do wonders in warehousing operations. SCM Wire. SCM Pulse. IT toolbox: SCM community. Generic SCM (130).

Supply Chain Manager – A “Green” Superhero

Logility

Source: Nielsen Product Insider, 10/20/2018. Is it enough to be eco-friendly in some processes, like transportation or manufacturing, to qualify your company as being Green? What about warehousing, inventory management and the efficient maintenance of your capital equipment?

SCRC Meeting – Tom Linton’s “Supply Chain Eight” and Golden Winged Warblers : Questions Every New CSCO Should Ask Their CEO

NC State SCRC

The Pulse rooms are fed by data warehouses which pull together data from 94 different applications that are each being used to run data in different parts of the Flex organization. At Flex, Tom had a scope that included the entire end to end supply chain: procurement, transportation, warehouse management, as well as customer order fulfillment, customer service, procure to pay, and trade relationships.

What is a Multichannel Distribution Management System?

Supply Chain Game Changer

This decision may confuse or frustrate consumers who expect to save money by buying directly from the source. A protein bar manufacturer may sell its product to a distributor, who then sells it to a grocery store chain. This may include delivery to centralized warehouses and storage prior to final distribution. SCM #SupplyChain #ECommerce #Retail #Logistics #Distribution #Omnichannel. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Blog post originally published at [link] .