Demystifying Transportation Sourcing – A Practitioner’s View

EC Sourcing Group

Demystifying Transportation Sourcing. If you are like me, transportation sourcing is a mind boggling and complex field. This article is about creating value in transportation sourcing. Applying sound sourcing principles will enable you to unlock value.

Global Supply Chains — A Source of Strength

Enterra Insights

3] Following year-long discussions about supply chain resilience, the Economist reminds us, “Resilience comes not from autarky but from diverse sources of supply.”[4] The post Global Supply Chains — A Source of Strength first appeared on Enterra Solutions.

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The Importance of Transportation Visibility

Logistics Viewpoints

I am working on my latest Transportation Execution and Visibility Systems study, which looks at the total size of the market, the forecasted growth through 2025, and the leading suppliers across a number of categories including industry, region, customer size, and mode.

The Top 5 Reasons You Need a Transportation Sourcing Solution

Talking Logistics

However, if your role is managing the movement of widgets from point A to point B, or multiple points, the freight procurement task before you can be labor intensive and time consuming — unless you use a technology solution specifically designed for transportation sourcing. Here are the top five reasons you need a transportation sourcing solution: 1. Freight sourcing is as unique and complex as the transportation industry itself.

Four Key Strategic Sourcing Benefits

QAD

Recent business turbulence has increased the awareness among manufacturers for improved communication and collaboration with suppliers. This is certainly true in the area of strategic sourcing where procurement teams rely heavily on manually intensive efforts to identify and select suppliers.

Is Single Sourcing, or Sole Sourcing, Dead?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Lockdowns have resulted in the temporary closure of Manufacturing and Distribution facilities and discontinuation of Logistics and transportation modes. What is Single Sourcing or Sole Sourcing? For clarity let’s define what these sourcing terms mean.

5 Inventory Management Tips for Manufacturing SMBs!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Manufacturing SMBs article and permission to publish here provided by Alina Akk. Raw material inventory management represents a vital stage in the successful supervision of any manufacturing company’s supply chain. You can’t manufacture shiny new goods without raw materials, after all.

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. They might even find themselves conscripted into manufacturing essential products under the Defense Production Act.

Can Manufacturers be Both Lean and Resilient?

Logistics Viewpoints

Lean speaks of the seven wastes: overproduction, unnecessary transportation, inventory, motion, defects, over processing, and waiting. Since then, manufacturers around the world have embraced lean. In terms of single sourcing, a useful metric is called “revenue at risk.”

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Sourcing – What You Need To Know About Coronavirus Supply Chain Disruption

Gravity Supply Chain

Sourcing: Mitigate risk during periods of supply chain disruption, such as those caused by the Coronavirus outbreak, by using digital technology. . The post Sourcing – What You Need To Know About Coronavirus Supply Chain Disruption appeared first on Gravity Supply Chain.

The Transportation Execution and Visibility Market Heats Up

Logistics Viewpoints

I recently completed my latest study on the transportation execution and visibility solutions market. Transportation execution allow shippers to connect to multiple carriers and then tender, track, and pay in the system.

The Transportation Execution and Visibility Heats Up

Logistics Viewpoints

I recently completed my latest study on the transportation execution and visibility solutions market. Transportation execution allow shippers to connect to multiple carriers and then tender, track, and pay in the system.

Transportation sector boom has become self-limiting

The Supply Chain Journal

The transportation sector responsible for moving raw materials and manufactured goods throughout the U.S. As manufacturers come back online, they are finding it more difficult to source raw materials for production.

ISM: US manufacturing continues to hum despite supply chain challenges

The Supply Chain Journal

Manufacturing has grown for 13 consecutive months, spurred by consumer spending on goods over services and brands desperately trying to keep up and rebuild stocks depleted during the pandemic last year. Source: Institute for Supply Management).

Sustainable Manufacturing: The ultimate guide for SMEs

Unleashed

Sustainable manufacturing is at the forefront of good manufacturers’ plans. This article will take a look at what is sustainable manufacturing, some examples across various industries, and how SMEs can plan for sustainable manufacturing.

Disruption is Nothing New for Packaging Manufacturers

QAD

Ask any manufacturer in the packaging industry to describe that industry and you’ll hear things like, “the only constant is change” and “the packaging world is like running on a treadmill while juggling running chainsaws.” How are progressive manufacturers facing these challenges?

Transportation sector boom has become self-limiting

The Supply Chain Journal

The transportation sector responsible for moving raw materials and manufactured goods throughout the U.S. As manufacturers come back online, they are finding it more difficult to source raw materials for production.

The Transportation Supply Chain: Transportation’s Role in Supply Chain Management to Lower Total Costs

GlobalTranz

In order to avoid incidents of mismatch between supply and demand, establish more efficient manufacturing and lower costs, it is necessary to establish an environment of consistent supply chain visibility. Everything from sourcing raw materials, manufacturing, to the sales channels which feed supply for a finished product are essential factors. One of the often missing links, however, in supply chain visibility, is transportation management.

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?

Alternative Protein: A Food Manufacturers Guide [+ Case Study]

Unleashed

Food manufacturers will find new opportunities in the alternative protein market as consumer demand surges for non-meat proteins: insect, plant and algae-based products, and ‘lab meat’ cultivated from animal cells. Innovative food manufacturers are creating novel plant-based goods.

Pet Food Manufacturing and the Pandemic: Inside an Industry Boom

Unleashed

Here we provide an overview of the latest pet food industry trends, and answer the question: how can pet food manufacturers respond to changes in consumer demands to take advantage of these new trends? manufacturing had seen five years of consistent growth. manufactured?pet

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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”.

12 Benefits of Additive Manufacturing and 5 Disadvantages

Unleashed

Ambitious manufacturing businesses that want to boost their R&D could turn to additive manufacturing. What is additive manufacturing? Additive manufacturing (AM) is the process of adding substances to manufacture or create an object. Transportation.

Top Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015

GlobalTranz

We continue our series on the most read articles from the Cerasis blog for 2015 today by featuring any of the blogs in the transportation management or transportation categories. . We've already listed the top 10 manufacturing articles, the top 10 supply chain articles, and yesterday, the top 10 logistics articles. Top 10 Most Read Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015. What does the Future of Transport Management Systems Look Like?

How Sourcing has Reemerged in a Covid-19 World

Jaggaer

For the first three months after Covid-19 hit, virtually every sourcing project , in every sector , was put on hold while companies tried to assess the situation and how best to deal with the epidemic. Diversify Your Sourcing Needs. COVID-19 Sourcing

Post-Pandemic Supply Chains: A Prognosis from Johnson & Johnson

MIT Supply Chain

How a global manufacturer has learned some vital lessons about managing uncertainty and planning for the future Meri Stevens, Worldwide Vice President of Supply Chain, Consumer Health and Deliver at Johnson & Johnson speaks with MIT CTL Director Prof.

Packaging Manufacturing Predictions Post-Pandemic

QAD

Here’s how packaging manufacturing has evolved during the pandemic. The level of complexity in packaging manufacturing has increased rapidly, and in order to manage it, so has the wider use of digital technology. Manufacturers will also mount a greater effort to manage risk.

6 Ways Food Manufacturers Can Build Resilience into Post-COVID Planning

Logility

But there is good news: a convergence of process, data, and technology provides the real-time and predictive visibility needed to optimize supply chain planning, ensuring food manufacturers can build resilience now and for the future. Planning Manufacturing Based on Demand.

4 Key Trends to Watch in Smart Manufacturing and Supply Chain

GlobalTranz

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.

Higher Transportation Costs Lead to Last-Mile Transformations

Logistics Trends and Insights

By now, we’re all aware of how the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the growth of e-commerce trend as consumers shied away from in-store purchases and manufacturers and suppliers adapted to a more digital environment. Meanwhile, the growth of crowd-sourced delivery providers is increasing.

5 Alternative Fuels that Will Reenergize the Transportation Industry

Kuebix

The transportation industry relies heavily on diesel to help it successfully transport products from manufacturers to consumers via trucks worldwide. Technology has been instrumental in reducing the number of empty miles driven, and finding an alternative fuel source is the next step for eco-conscious companies. The post 5 Alternative Fuels that Will Reenergize the Transportation Industry appeared first on Kuebix.

Digital Transformation: An Imperative for Industrial Manufacturing in 2017

GlobalTranz

Are industrial manufacturers seizing all the opportunities of a more digital world? A recent article suggests that, by 2018, only 30 percent of manufacturers investing in digital transformation will be able to maximize the outcome. Let’s take a look at four reasons why digital transformation is an imperative in 2017 for industrial manufacturers: 1. Manufacturers need to rise to meet these new expectations – and one of the keys is through digital transformation.

10 Ways Effective Transportation Management Drives Competitive Advantage

GlobalTranz

Transportation management is no longer a tactical approach to simply moving freight and doing it at the lowest possible cost. There are several factors that exist today that are forcing shippers to use even more resources, which distract from their core competencies , in order to have a strategic and much more nuanced, complex transportation management practice. 10 Tips to Remain Competitive and Have an Effective Transportation Management Strategy.

Manufacturing Gains From Machine Learning

IQMS

Improving semiconductor manufacturing yields up to 30%, reducing scrap rates, and optimizing fab operations is achievable with machine learning. Bottom line: Machine learning algorithms, applications, and platforms are helping manufacturers find new business models, fine-tune product quality, and optimize manufacturing operations to the shop floor level. New products are proliferating in manufacturing today, and delivery windows are tightening.

Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015

GlobalTranz

has become a major oil and gas producer , which has been to the advantage of fabricators that serve not only drilling and extraction, but also heavy transportation. 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 manufacturing tips