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. Manufacturers of medical and cleaning supplies, as well as the specialists overseeing trucking, delivery and logistics companies, might have to make do with limited supplies and labor. They might even find themselves conscripted into manufacturing essential products under the Defense Production Act.

How transparency in the supply chain leads to sustainable sourcing

Pivot88

According to McKinsey’s 2019 chief purchasing officer (CPO) survey, sustainable sourcing at scale is the fashion industry’s new must-have. Where do they source their products? How do they manage and control their manufacturing process?

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Keeping Sustainability at the Forefront of Packaging Manufacturing

QAD

No manufacturer would be blamed if they put operational sustainability plans on the back burner during the current environment. Yet it seems sustainability will surely survive this moment, which means manufacturers must stay vigilant. .

How to Sustain a Lean Culture in Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Cerasis

Today I will discuss how a company can sustain a lean culture once they have implemented lean practices in order to achieve continuous improvement. Your company has started the lean journey, but how do you sustain it? Let's first talk about first setting the stage, then give you practical practices and tactics to achieve a sustainable lean culture, and then provide core key performance indicators (KPIs) to track your progress. Once implemented, Lean has to be sustained.

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Best-Cost vs. Least-Cost Sourcing

Talking Logistics

The “reshoring” of manufacturing operations from China and elsewhere to the United States continues to make headlines. A month later, Walmart announced that it will increase its sourcing of US products by $50 billion over the next 10 years. And earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal published an article about how the toy maker K’Nex has moved most of its manufacturing operations from China to its factory in Pennsylvania.

Sourcing And The Value Chain – Why Digital Platforms Matter

Gravity Supply Chain

Real time predictive analytics ensure offshore and nearshore sourcing decisions take place with certainty. The post Sourcing And The Value Chain – Why Digital Platforms Matter appeared first on Gravity Supply Chain. Gravity’s technology helps mitigate risk.

Podcast: Rob O’Byrne on Digital Transformation, Sustainability, and Diversification in Sourcing

Requis

Manufacturing sites have been rationalized in terms of, “we don’t need five factories in this country, we only need three, then two, then we don’t need them at all, we’ll move them to China”. Circularity and sustainability are really hot topics in parallel with digital transformation.

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. This branch of technology helps manufacturers on two fronts: backup and disaster recovery. Best Practices Digital Twin Digitalization Manufacturing Natural Resources

6 Steps to Sustainable Supply Chain Reality

Logistics Bureau

While your company undoubtedly has sustainability on its supply chain agenda, creating momentum can be tricky in what is after all, a fairly new way to approach performance improvement. How to Develop a Sustainable Supply Chain. The Sustainable Supply Chain Cycle.

Strategic Sourcing: The Key to Competitive Advantage

Supply Chain Opz

Strategic Sourcing has been used by companies of all sizes for years. Professor Schoenherr is the expert in procurement and decision making and he will provide some guiding principles that practitioners can use to create more sustainable competitive advantage. This commentary highlights some of the key principles to strategic sourcing. However, priority is always given to cost cutting initiatives.

Why The Time Is Now for Sustainable Procurement

Jaggaer

Earth Day (April 22nd) is a celebration of commitment to creating a safer, healthier and cleaner world, making it a natural time to reflect on the power and value of sustainable procurement programs. With that, global businesses are committing to key sustainability objectives such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions , eliminating slave labor , avoiding plastics , conserving water used in production , tapping into renewable energy sources and more.

Strategic sourcing enters a new age. Are you keeping up? (Part 2)

ivalua

In last week’s blog , I began discussing telltale signs that you have entered the new age of strategic sourcing. Leading manufacturers have proven that best-in-class strategic sourcing can create measurable and sustainable shareholder value by contributing to top line growth and bottom line profitability. Improving costs remains a core competency for any sourcing organization. The post Strategic sourcing enters a new age.

Strategic sourcing enters a new age. Are you keeping up? (Part 1)

ivalua

Since its inception in the late 1980s, strategic sourcing has always been about getting the best value for the goods and services purchased from third party suppliers. Strategic sourcing requires an intense focus on the total cost of ownership, while incorporating customer needs, organizational goals, and market conditions. Done well, strategic sourcing creates measurable and sustainable shareholder value by contributing to top line growth and bottom line profitability.

How Sustainability Will Fundamentally Change Your Supply Chain

BlueYonder

As buyers have more access to information, companies won’t have a choice on whether to focus on a sustainable operation or not; it will be as baseline an expectation as one-day-delivery. This touches almost every aspect of supply chain in every industry: from ethical sourcing to incorporating recyclability into the design, to biodegradable packaging materials, to end-to-end supply chains that can lower waste, buffer, and excess and obsolete inventory.

How Locally Grown Products are Disrupting F&B Manufacturing

QAD

There is a developing trend that has been gaining steam in recent years that has the potential to seriously impact and “disrupt” food and beverage manufacturing. It means buying food that is sourced and/or grown within a geographical location that could be considered “local”. Smaller manufacturers are popping up all over the United States, as well as in other countries, to process and produce locally grown food products. Disrupting the Larger Food and Beverage Manufacturer.

4 Important Benefits of a Sustainable Reverse Logistics Strategy

Cerasis

Businesses must decide which routes to use, where to manufacture products, and whether to employ the use of a third party logistics provider. Reuse Encourages Competition in Manufacturing. Data breaches may not sound as though they have a particular relation to sustainability, but a company’s sustainability is measured by its ability to maintain happy customers while reducing impact on the Earth.

Supply Chain Sustainability is Becoming a Hot Topic

Enterra Insights

Christopher Marquis ( @CMarquisCornell ), a Professor in Sustainable Global Enterprise at Cornell University, explains, “Supply chains are critically important facilitators of our global economy, providing crucial resources and materials to companies to produce their products and services. Clearly, companies need to begin to more fully consider their supply chains, working to make them more resilient, sustainable and ethical.” ” Becoming more sustainable.

Understanding the Importance of Strategic Sourcing

USC Consulting Group

Sourcing is a key component of your Supply Chain – perhaps the most important part. As companies are navigating an increasingly turbulent yet robust economic climate, businesses in manufacturing, mining and metals, food and beverage, and other industries are looking for ways to reduce raw material procurement spending and offset rising material costs. That’s where Strategic Sourcing comes into play. An important lever for modern organizations.

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.

Sustainable Supply Chains Requires Effective Supply Management Capabilities!

Supply Chain View from the Field

Globalization has created the emergence of sophisticated supplier networks, creating management challenges as exposure to volatility and complexity of global sourcing has emerged. Opaque supplier networks leaves supply networks exposed to environmental or labor practices that are non-compliant with enterprise sustainability objectives and codes of conduct. As a result, sustainability has become a serious issue for retail behemoths and brand names.

Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015

Cerasis

Now is the Time for Manufacturing to Look at Logistics Efficiency. The source pointed to several trends that are encouraging the adoption of TMS, including better control of data, more comprehensive analysis and the need to support omni-channel supply chains. Manufacturing seems heading for a long awaited comeback. The post Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015 appeared first on Freight Logistics Company | Cerasis.

The Future is Now: Why these 5 Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Trends will Dominate 2018

Cerasis

Over the next two years, manufacturers are set to invest more than $250 billion in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and the use of technology to improve manufacturing will only increase. It is almost impossible to define the exact amount manufacturers will invest in technologies over the coming year, but they are moving toward more sustainable, cost-effective practices. in manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, and transportation management.

A Guide to Responsible Sourcing in Automotive, Electronics

Material Handling and Logistics

One of the biggest obstacles to setting and implementing strategies for responsible sourcing is accessing reliable and current data and analysis, according to The Dragonfly Initiative CEO, Assheton Carter. The report was co-produced by The Responsible Minerals Initiative, formerly the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative is an initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance and is a multi-industry initiative with more than 360 member companies.

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. Data availability and advanced analytics are also shaping the industry by providing new insights into efficient manufacturing processes. So, the biggest piece of an implementation can be cleaning up the source data.

10 Ways Machine Learning Can Improve Manufacturing Today

IQMS

to $2T in supply-chain management and manufacturing. By 2021, 20% of leading manufacturers will rely on embedded intelligence, using AI, IoT, and blockchain applications to automate processes and increase execution times by up to 25% according to IDC. Machine learning improves product quality up to 35% in discrete manufacturing industries, according to Deloitte. to $2 in supply-chain management and manufacturing. 7T value to manufacturers.

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. Data availability and advanced analytics are also shaping the industry by providing new insights into efficient manufacturing processes. So, the biggest piece of an implementation can be cleaning up the source data.

Dil?at Uyguroglu:“Supply chain plays a huge role in sustainability agenda”

Supply Chain Movement

Sustainability has been on the company’s agenda for nearly two decades and its Sustainable Living Plan strongly drives business today. A commitment to halving its environmental impact by reducing greenhouse gases, water use, waste packaging and increasing sustainable sourcing has a huge impact on the supply chain. In addition my team takes care of cross border sourcing – both import and export of products and materials.

Sustainability pays off, but it’s not always traceable

Supply Chain Movement

Therefore, most buyers are attempting to safeguard raw material supplies by investing in sustainability, primarily through independent certification schemes. Nevertheless, it is unclear whether they actually receive the same volumes of sustainable materials as they purchase – especially when it comes to cocoa and palm oil. If nothing changes, food manufacturers who process these natural, renewable raw materials will soon face major problems.

How Food Manufacturing Software Drives Profit [w Case Studies]

Unleashed

Effective inventory management is crucial to reducing costs in any manufacturing business. Cost reductions in food manufacturing can be achieved by using food manufacturing software that improves ordering processes and minimises overstocking of expensive raw ingredients.

The Changing Face of Manufacturing: How US Manufacturers are Looking Homeward

Cerasis

This is the first post in a two part series on the “Changing Face of Manufacturing.” ” We have many manufacturing shipper customers, and we love to create content of value for them on such subjects as best practices in logistics or trends around the supply chain. This series’s aim is to educate on what we see coming down the pipeline in the world of manufacturing. Remember, realism & optimism breed sustainability!).

Sustainable procurement: a platform to rebuild

Proxima

Out of 502 participants from business owners to Directors, 86% said that they currently use sustainability as a metric to help shape decision making within their business. The emerging truth was that sustainability was finding its way into corporate purpose. The nagging doubt was that “sustainability sells” and that many were seeing it as a trend to capitalize on rather than a movement to commit to wholly. The future is still sustainable.

What it's really going to take for sustainability to work [Sourcing Journal]

Sourcemap

The thing about sustainability in the apparel industry is that brands and retailers are either embracing it of their own accord, finding themselves backed into a corner with little other option, or faking it until they make it. I’m kind of pessimistic when it comes to sustainability, compliance, traceability,” Sourcing Journal president Edward Hertzman said speaking on a Texworld USA supply chain panel Monday. Read the rest of the article at Sourcing Journal.

Managing Threats And Opportunities With Cognitive Sourcing

LevaData

As digital innovation takes the forefront when it comes to customer experience and engagement, new connections between brand managers, manufacturing, and sources of supply are rapidly emerging. Organizations will begin to move away from calendar-based sourcing events to an as-needed process that allows for more agile management of their supply chain. First of all, the search for socially responsible, regulatory compliant sources of supply is already daunting.

Trends 2019: Manufacturing

Enterra Insights

Over half-a-dozen years ago, Brookings Institution analysts, Susan Helper, Timothy Krueger, and Howard Wial, asserted, “Manufacturing matters to the United States because it provides high-wage jobs, commercial innovation (the nation’s largest source), a key to trade deficit reduction, and a disproportionately large contribution to environmental sustainability.”[1] Manufacturing trends. The changing manufacturing environment is often described as Industry 4.0

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How Eco-Friendly Packaging is Impacting Sustainability!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Sustainable Logistics: Making the Last Mile Eco-Friendly! Not all plastics are the same, and there are plenty of eco-green packaging innovations that make use of sustainable plastics easily available. A shift to sustainable plastics is the solution. Defining ‘sustainable’ packaging. How can you determine if the material used in industrial packaging is sustainable? A critical component is to look at is where the materials are sourced. Responsible Sourcing!