The Exploding Use of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing


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.

4 Food and Beverage Manufacturing Trends on Tap for 2020

USC Consulting Group

What are the major food and beverage manufacturing trends on tap for 2020? Here’s more on this and what other aspects of these food manufacturing trends that will be “in” as Americans shop for snacks, brunch, breakfast, and lunch: 1. In addition to restaurants offering these poultry and beef alternatives, so too are food manufacturers that distribute to delis, grocers’ freezers and meat sections. What food manufacturing trends will go away?

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Investing in Manufacturing Innovation & Competitiveness: Will the next Silicon Valley be located in the United States?


Editor's Note : In this guest blog post from Adams Nager, of ITIF (Information Technology & Innovation Foundation) , he stresses the importance of fostering innovation and spurring competitiveness of American Manufacturing by focusing on more R&D from both the public and private sectors. This post is a reminder to all manufacturers, that in order to help yourselves, and help the economy, we cannot keep our eye of the long-term or investing for it. .

Who said supply chains are boring?: Outsourced - The Movie

Supply Chains Rock

While it contains a love story as well, " Outsourced ", is about a Seattle-based US company that sends its customer fulfillment center to India leaving the manager of the center to go to India to train his replacements. 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.

Supply Chain Management:Lubrication Management - An Integral.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Industrial Manufacturing. There was an incident where Alaska Airlines (flight 261) flying from Mexico to Seattle airport plunged into the Pacific Ocean. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines. Automotive. Communication Services. Consumer Packaged Goods. Education. Energy. Financial Services. Healthcare. High-Tech. Hospitality and Leisure. Insurance. Logistics and Distribution. Media and Entertainment.

When craft beer becomes big beer: 5 tips to boost your microbrew supply chain

DELMIA Quintiq

alone, the latest being Seattle-based Elysian in February. Manufacturing Supply Chain Planning & OptimizationCraft beer’s popularity is certainly no novelty: European artisans have been concocting their characteristic brew for centuries, while today’s microbrewing community has been gaining strong momentum since the 1970s. Nowadays, craft has become a strong movement with a loyal following: In the U.S.

[INFOGRAPHIC & VIDEO] A 2D Explainer of Rapid Prototyping & Additive Manufacturing in 3D Printing


Headquartered in New York, Shapeways has factories and offices in Eindhoven, Queens, and Seattle. Our goal is to stay abreast and keep readers abreast of all the latest trends which affect the manufacturing industry. . In the same way, Shapeways's goal is to educate users about the rapid prototyping uses and additive manufacturing process of 3D printing that are explained in the infographic and video below. What is Additive Manufacturing?

Chef?d to Bring Meal Kits to Walgreens, Duane Reade Stores

Supply Chain Nation

Microsoft’s technology could potentially compete with Amazon’s highly-automated store concept which opened to the public in Seattle in January. From agriculture to manufacturing, each step in the production and transit process offers challenges that can make or break a supply chain. 3PL Manufacturing Retail distribution friday in 5 manufacturing retail technology

[INFOGRAPHIC] Super Bowl of Manufacturing: Wash. vs. Mass.


Super Bowl XLIX takes place Sunday between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots, but you probably knew that already. New England, especially Massachusetts, has a long history of manufacturing that has evolved from clothing and shoes to electronics and chemical products — with good wages to show for it. As you know by now, we love bringing you interesting infographics and information around manufacturing. Super Bowl of Manufacturing Infographic.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update


Delays in Northern California and Seattle are limited at this time. Carmakers and electronic manufacturers in South Korea and Japan are reporting production line shutdowns. Business - Transportation cargo carriers China coronavirus COVID-19 logistics manufacturing market update airline industry ocean cargo risk management shippers suppliers supply chain supply chain disruption supply chain opportunities supply chain vulnerabilities trucking US China trade US ports

Enabling Supply Chain Flexibility: Two Important (But Often Overlooked) Factors

Talking Logistics

So I encourage shippers not only to focus on the specific locations where they [manufacture, source, or ship products from], but also understand the broader geographical structure of their carrier networks and hubs [because they can impact your logistics operations]. The El Niño weather pattern, which the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts will be among the strongest on record , is already causing flooding and mudslides in California.

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Chef?d to Bring Meal Kits to Walgreens, Duane Reade Stores

Supply Chain Nation

Microsoft’s technology could potentially compete with Amazon’s highly-automated store concept which opened to the public in Seattle in January. From agriculture to manufacturing, each step in the production and transit process offers challenges that can make or break a supply chain. Manufacturing Retail distribution friday in 5 manufacturing retail technology

Distribution Center Robots: How Robots Continue to Power the Distribution Center


How to Successfully Implement Robotics in Your Distribution Center Formerly Kiva robots, Amazon robots are no longer for sale to third parties, but that does not mean a company cannot take advantage of other robotics manufacturers. According to Angel Gonzalez of the Seattle Times , systems alignment is essential to leveraging gross and fine movements from robotics to human workers.

From Value Creation to Digital Transformation with ERP


Leaders at small and midsize manufacturing businesses may be hands-on managers, but they are also responsible for envisioning the future, identifying opportunities, and anticipating what’s next in a competitive marketplace. At the heart of competitive strategy in the digital age, cloud ERP is the fastest and most sustainable way to inject insight and smarter practices into the manufacturing business. The value delivered by manufacturing ERP can’t be overstated.

ThroughPut Inc. Appoints the former Vice-Chairman of Bank of America and Distinguished Business Finance Expert, Luke Helms, to its Advisory Board


ThroughPut’s team is backed by some of the best domain experts from Operations, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Artificial Intelligence and Finance, who have put that knowledge to work in over a dozen successful startups. PALO ALTO, California, Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — ThroughPut Inc.,

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

The company was started in 1907 as a small messenger service in Seattle with $100 in borrowed capital. started as a single office ocean forwarder in Seattle. billion (2019) Headquarters: Seattle, Washington, USA CEO: Jeffrey S.

This Week in Logistics News (January 11-15, 2016)

Talking Logistics

So let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon poised to take on UPS, FedEx in delivery business (Seattle Times). The Seattle Times reported this week that “sometime in the first quarter, Amazon is expected to acquire the 75 percent of the French package-delivery company Colis Privé that it doesn’t already own.” The solution also facilitates inbound shipping processes from vendors/manufacturers to retail stores and warehouses.

This Week in Logistics News (March 7-11, 2016)

Talking Logistics

JDA Announces New Seamless Integration and Rapid Decision-Making Capabilities for Manufacturers Running SAP HANA. Back in mid-December, The Seattle Times reported that Amazon was negotiating to lease 20 Boeing 767 jets for its own air-delivery service (see my comments at the time). In technology news, JDA Software announced the release of JDA Connect™ for SAP HANA®, “a pre-packaged solution enabling rapid integration between JDA Manufacturing Planning and SAP ECC running SAP HANA.”

This Week in Logistics News (May 25-29, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Last November, JDA Software and IBM announced a “new integrated offering [that] will provide retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers with intelligent sourcing, fulfillment and order management capabilities.” Here are some excerpts from the press release: Nexternal provides an omni-channel commerce platform that serves manufacturers, distributors and retailers. In return, the Seattle company pledges to get users their merchandise by 9 pm that night.

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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.

The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play


About half of these jobs are in the US, and half of them based out of their Seattle headquarters. These positions are focused on operational roles for rapid manufacturing, inventive packaging, and fulfillment. In his 2017 annual shareholder letter , Bezos lauded “divinely discontent” customers as innovation drivers.

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How Important is 1% to Your Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Nation

To give you a better idea of how a small error can have a huge impact, imagine a container ship navigating from China to Seattle with a compass that is off by 1 degree. View this video to learn more about some of the trends influencing manufacturing planning in the next couple of years. Perhaps you’ve seen the recent mobile service ads, where the pitchman talks about a 1 percent difference in reliability.

COVID-19 accelerates four trends and changes within global supply chains


2020 has introduced new logistical blueprints to follow and the push to get work done with fewer employees has grown exponentially as social distancing directives continue to influence the nation’s manufacturing.

Former Tesla Leader joins ThroughPut Inc. as Head of Product Management and Sales Engineering


from Tesla, the Silicon Valley-based electric and autonomous vehicle pioneer led by global entrepreneur, Elon Musk, which recently overtook Volkswagen as the second most valuable automotive company in the world, and right on the heels of the Just-In-Time, Lean Manufacturing giant, Toyota. Today, more than 600,000 manufacturing jobs are unfilled because companies can’t find qualified workers to fill them. ThroughPut Inc.,

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. Jacket-recommended restaurant Canlis in Seattle has temporarily closed its elegant mid-century dining room.

Amazon's White-Collar Retail Managers Cede Power to the Machines

Material Handling and Logistics

Amazon’s algorithms, refined through years of monitoring customer behavior, are getting the Seattle-based company out of the guessing game. About two years ago the retail team lost another key task: negotiating with major brands and manufacturers the terms of popular sales on the site called “Lightning Deals.”

Boeing Barges Into Aircraft-Seat Business in Threat to Suppliers

Material Handling and Logistics

The company’s initial customer-service center will be in Seattle, where Boeing already has a hub catering to airlines shopping for cabin fittings. The company has expanded its reach into avionics, additive manufacturing, actuators and engine covers known as nacelles. The joint venture with Adient Plc will market seats to airlines and leasing companies that are ordering new planes and retrofitting older ones.

Recalls: Not What They Used to Be


And, according to The Seattle Times, they are just a few examples of the thousands of recalls manufacturers have issued in the past year. Water heater, car steering wheel, and frozen peas: These seemingly disparate things have recalls in common. The deluge shows no sign of slowing,” writes Stacy Cowley. Across almost every product category, the scope and complexity of recalls are on the rise

This Week in Logistics News (November 3-7, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Moving on to 3PL news, Transplace announced this week that it has acquired Logistics Management Solutions (LMS) , “a non-asset-based third party logistics provider with particular strength in the chemical and industrial manufacturing sectors.” I’m off to a CSCMP New England Roundtable Executive Breakfast to discuss (what else!) transportation capacity, with Jason Seidl , Managing Director at Cowen and Company, leading the conversation.

Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

Seattle is becoming a more favorable market for carriers and rejection rates are increasing. We are seeing favorable rates for shippers in Seattle, Ontario, California, and Denver, Colorado as carriers look to capitalize on outbound volumes. Manufacturers, construction outfits, vehicle dealerships, and professional services are now operating at 50% capacity.

Supply Chain Movement 16 – Consultancy

Supply Chain Movement

From a small shop in Seattle in 1971, the Starbucks Coffee Company has conquered the globe. As a result of the growth in the outsourcing of manufacturing worldwide, ethical problems are also increasing in the supply chain: a catastrophic fire in a contract manufacturer’s overcrowded factory in Bangladesh and recalls of branded products containing harmful substances, to name but a few. Contents Supply Chain Movement 16 – 2015 Q1. Publishing date: 27 February 2015.

Crowdfunding Fulfillment Solutions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

When you calculated your startup expenses, you probably figured out manufacturing costs down to the penny. A crowdfunding fulfillment provider can track and warehouse your products once they arrive from the manufacturer. Fortunately, Craig partnered with a fulfillment specialist in the eastern part of the country which complemented his location in Seattle, Washington. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Article provided by Jake Rheude at [link].

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Embracing the rules: Incoterms® 2020

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Case in point: A small retailer in Seattle, Washington, wanted to purchase three pallets of product from a mid-sized manufacturer in Paris, France. Per the rule, the French manufacturer (seller) assumed the costs and risks through export clearance and onto the pre-carriage collecting vehicle. For example: A manufacturer in the U.S. manufacturer is the importer of record into Brazil, responsible for exporting from the U.S.

6 Tips for Creating Private Label Products for Amazon FBA


These two e-commerce business models have really taken off in the past decade, helped no doubt by the resurgence of China as the world’s manufacturing hub, the app economy and the convenience of an always-on mobile web. It’s not the world’s manufacturing hub for a reason. You might want to check out other regional manufacturing hubs if you’re doing clothing (Bangladesh and Vietnam) or leather goods and shoes (Vietnam). Introduction.

L.A. freight gets a tailwind from hurricanes and typhoons

DAT Solutions

Mangkhut weakened as it moved on to Hong Kong and other ports and manufacturing centers in Southeastern China, but high winds and flooding damaged property and infrastructure. to Atlanta, rates rose on a handful of other lanes originating in the West: Seattle to Eugene , OR, added 9¢ to $3.07/mile. Seattle to Los Angeles also rose 9¢ to $1.48/mile. West Coast van freight heated up last week, especially in the Los Angeles market. Blame the weather.