A Changing Product Design and Volume Manufacturing Strategy for the Automotive Industry

Supply Chain Matters

In 2011, this analyst began to share observations on a growing reality of a changed model of outsourced contract manufacturing services (CMS). We begin with commentary related to automotive industry supply chain strategy. Product strategy change […]. Additive manufacturing Automotive Supply Chain Product Lifecycle Management Supply Chain Strategy contract manufacturing strategy changes Magna International Supply chain Matters blog trends in outsourcing of manufacturin

Report Indicates Foxconn Was Reconsidering Plans for Wisconsin Manufacturing Facility

Supply Chain Matters

An exclusive published report from Reuters indicates that Apple’s prime contract manufacturer Foxconn was reconsidering plans for its proposed Wisconsin manufacturing facility. based manufacturing complex to be located in Southwest Wisconsin.

Bombshell Report Indicates Foxconn is Reconsidering Plans for Wisconsin Manufacturing Facility

Supply Chain Matters

An exclusive published report from Reuters now indicates that Apple’s prime contract manufacturer Foxconn is reconsidering plans for its proposed Wisconsin manufacturing facility. based manufacturing complex to be located in Southwest Wisconsin.

The Celebration of the Year of the Pig and Implications for Industry Supply Chain Management Strategies

Supply Chain Matters

Global manufacturing and supply chain activity as reflected by the J.P. Morgan Global Manufacturing PMI , published by IHS Markit Ltd. Global-based manufacturers such as Caterpillar , Ford and 3M have in-turn, warned of slowing sales involving China.

These are the 2018 Manufacturing Trends That will Drive 2.1% Growth In American Manufacturing

Cerasis

Manufacturing is on the cusp of an explosion in growth and innovation in 2018. These facts set the stage for exponential manufacturing growth in 2018. Supply chain executives need to take a few moments to learn more about the top 2018 manufacturing trends that will make it possible.

The Omni-channel Effect on Manufacturers: Strategies for Success

Talking Logistics

Much has been said about how omni-channel is transforming the retail industry, but what impact is it having on manufacturers? How are leading manufacturers overcoming these challenges? Is omni-channel serving as a catalyst for enhanced collaboration between manufacturers and retailers?

SanDisk’s Story of Customer Segmentation Strategies Using Inventory Postponement

Supply Chain Shaman

When I hear companies discussing the implementation of a customer segmentation strategy, I ask a series of questions: Who is your customer? What are you trying to accomplish through the execution of a customer segmentation strategy?

Executing Customer-Centric Supply Chain Strategies

Supply Chain Shaman

About twice a month, companies ask me to review their strategy documents. Frequently, I see the goal of “build a customer-centric strategy” or define an “end-to-end vision to deliver on the customer promise.” The Customer-Centric Supply Chain Strategy needs both.).

[INFOGRAPHIC] Alexander Hamilton: A US Manufacturing Visionary

Cerasis

Editor's Note: This is a blog and infographic from The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). manufacturers to help the>m create and retain jobs, increase profits, and save time and money.

E-Commerce Shipping Strategy Challenges to Consider for Perfect Implementation

Cerasis

The path to perfect implementation of a new e-commerce shipping strategy is not always clear, and it comes with several challenges that can undermine the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of e-commerce.

Tesla Motors Breaks Ground for China Manufacturing Facility and Once Again Declares Aggressive Goals

Supply Chain Matters

Last week, amid a highly publicized groundbreaking ceremony, Tesla Motors embarked on construction and operational ramp-up of a new manufacturing plant located in China. On the other hand, the landscape for new electric auto manufacturing plants is already troublesome.

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Skillfully Managing Manufacturing Reshoring Projects

Cerasis

There’s more involved in successfully reshoring a foreign manufacturing operation back to the U.S. Reshoring is a hot topic in manufacturing. location and the best facility for manufacturing are key components to the overall success of the program.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Understanding Safety in Manufacturing Pays Off

Cerasis

Today we bring you some digestible information around safety in manufacturing. Our aim at Cerasis continues and will always be to provide the most important information to those in the manufacturing, distribution, supply chain, and logistics industry.

Updating your planning strategies to Industry 4.0

Quintiq

I shared strategies to digitalize the planning office with advanced planning technology to keep abreast with in an industry that is increasingly replacing the human workforce with robotics to gain better efficiency, increase cost-savings and build higher agility.

Lean Manufacturing

LeanCor

A motor manufacturer’s warehouse space and on-hand materials were growing exponentially as it received, processed, and stored material for potential future use. Additionally, right sizing of the inventory strategy allowed for anticipated production growth.

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20 Manufacturing Blogs Every Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Distribution, and Logistics Professional Should Read

Cerasis

If you are a regular reader of the Cerasis blog, you know our goal is to educate and inform those in the manufacturing, supply chain, distribution, logistics, and transportation space with best practices, trends, and industry news so that we can create a community of people. This community would not exist if it were not for manufacturing being the core of the other industries. . 20 Manufacturing Blogs You Need to Be Reading. Manufacturing manufacturing blogs

Q&A: American Manufacturer, UCan Zippers, Shows Pride, Quality, and Commitment to American Manufacturing

Cerasis

In that interview we mentioned that he would visit Made In USA Zipper manufacturer, UCan Zippers to film a video documenting the company's commitment to American Manufacturing for nearly 30 years. Why are we having an interview with an American Manufacturer on a logistics blog, you ask?

4 Strategies to Improve Supply Chain Efficiency for Manufacturing Business Owners

Unleashed

Manufacturers typically perform planning, sourcing (finding suppliers), making (manufacturing), delivering and returns. Below we outline four strategies to improve supply chain efficiency for manufacturing business owners. More successful manufacturers make a commitment to scheduling periodic and effective meetings to give their team members an opportunity to address upcoming logistics situations in advance.

Top 10 Manufacturing Trends For 2019

IQMS

Bottom Line: The top 10 manufacturing trends reflect how manufacturers are planning to achieve their goals of revenue growth, operational improvements, digital transformation, and launching new products and services in 2019. to manufacturing value added in 2020.

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Omnichannel In Manufacturing: Why Manufacturers Are Following Retailers to an Omnichannel World

Cerasis

The application of omnichannel in manufacturing primarily focuses on the collaboration between suppliers, or vendors, and distributors. The Problem: Seamless Omnichannel Experiences Extend Beyond Retailer-Customer Relationships Keeping up with customers’ demands has natural implications for business-to-business sellers, including manufacturers. Manufacturers still using disjointed processes and operating in functional silos are unable to keep up with demand.

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. However, one of the most important aspects of supply chain strategies is often overlooked: the reverse supply chain (also referred to as reverse logistics ). A reverse logistics strategy provides a path for removing the existing equipment to make way for the next era of equipment in the case of end of life products or new upgrdes.

Manufacturing Plant Site Selection: Where to Locate Your Manufacturing Plant

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This article comes from Steve Wright who works for Whirlwind Steel and shares his knowledge on manufacturing plant site selection. There are a number of factors to consider in manufacturing plant site selection to ensure you have the best location for your new plant. Unlike retail, office, or residential locations, a manufacturer must also consider various environmental regulations , workforce issues, and raw material availability, among other things.

The Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2014

Cerasis

Today, we kick off our annual year end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 7 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , 3PL , Business , Transportation , Freight. Top Manufacturing Blog Posts for 2014. Is Manufacturing Really a Good Career Choice?

These Top Manufacturing Technology Trends will Fuel a Focus on Customer Experience in 2018

Cerasis

Going back to the Industrial Internet of things (IIoT), the use of Internet-connected technology increases risk in manufacturing. billion in 2018 alone, reports Michael Kotelec of Manufacturing.net , and this will bring a strong, robust boost to efficiency and productivity in manufacturing.

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AGCO: Driving a Digital Manufacturing Transformation

Supply Chain Shaman

While many employers would have penalized the employees for tablet breakage , Peggy explored the world of wearables to enable her digital manufacturing transformation. AGCO’s culture of innovation policy deployment enabled employees to pioneer a technology solution for manufacturing.

Manufacturing Sourcing in China- What Have We Learned?

Supply Chain Matters

I recently came across a report from business network CNBC that had the eye-gripping title; Why US Manufacturers are Nixing the US for China. The premise of this report was that the combination of applied robotics and the devalued yuan are now lowering manufacturing costs for the global manufacturing hub. This was not the only […].

Trends In Manufacturing: 5 Tangible Technologies are Shaping the Future of Manufacturing Now

Cerasis

Continuous improvement is part of the game in manufacturing. Among the new trends in manufacturing improving the industry, additive manufacturing and cloud-based systems will push manufacturing forward in 2017. In fact, rapid design and lightning-fast prototyping, reports Mark Dohnalek of Manufacturing Business Technology magazine , will allow manufacturers to design and produce products in a few days, if not hours. Manufacturing

Bonus: Top 11 thru 20 Most Popular Manufacturing Blog Posts

Cerasis

However, with most of our customer base in the manufacturing field, with the remaining in distribution and other industries, we thought it was vital that we featured some of the other manufacturing blog posts that were also popular in 2014. Manufacturing manufacturing blog posts

The 5 Benefits of Virtual Reality in Manufacturing

Cerasis

For manufacturers, virtual reality represents a major breakthrough in how products are created. Let’s take an in-depth look into the world of virtual reality, what’s holding it back, and why manufacturers are looking to virtual reality in manufacturing.

The Top 7 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2017

Cerasis

Today, we kick off our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation Management , Freight. Top Manufacturing Blog Posts for 2017. Manufacturing

A Different Investment Environment Concerning China- Differentiating Market and Supply Chain Sourcing Strategies

Supply Chain Matters

If you have been keeping-up with business headlines over the past several months, you may have noticed an emerging trend involving doing business within China that is impacting both large and small manufacturers and services providers. Chinese regulators continue to intensify scrutiny of foreign-based technology, product and service providers and there is no reluctance to take on the highest profile companies. China’s business environment continues to change.

Why Companies Need a Supplier Relationship Management Strategy

Cerasis

A vigorous supplier relationship management (SRM) strategy can assist organizations in maximizing partnership value, minimize risk, and manage costs through the entire supplier relationship lifecycle.

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.

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. Driving Forces Behind Robotics in Logistics in Manufacturing. Benefits of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Effective Supply Chain Management In Manufacturing Key to Revival of Industry in U.S.

Cerasis

Supply chain management in manufacturing is by no means a simple process, but the United States is learning from past mistakes and they're poised to start playing a little catch-up in the manufacturing world due to their expertise. INFOGRAPHIC: Supply Chain Management in Manufacturing.