31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats


Many off-shore manufacturers have returned to the U.S., Those changes, along with high costs of transporting materials and finished goods to and from overseas locations, make the value of reshoring likely to become a compelling financial reality for many manufacturers. manufacturers hurried to produce off-shore, believing significant cost reductions and huge profits would follow. 70% of manufacturers indicate that volatile energy costs are a major concern.

Using Big Data to Drive Manufacturing Sales: 3 Big Takeaways from the USMTO Reports


How Can USMTO Reports Help Drive Manufacturing Sales and your Bottom Line? The United States Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) data report is compiled monthly by the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT). Who is Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT)? If you attended or exhibited at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (aka IMTS – gotta love all these acronyms!), Data Manufacturing manufacturing sales


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[INFOGRAPHIC] Manufacturing Innovation Hubs Revitalize American Manufacturing


Since 2011, the federal government focused on changing this paradigm and made American manufacturing a priority. Under the guidance of the Department of Commerce/NIST , they developed an infrastructure with dedicated funding to rebuild our manufacturing sector. government is following suit by establishing a network of manufacturing innovation hubs throughout the country. National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, The Infrastructure of Manufacturing Innovation Hubs.

How to Enhance Sustainable Supply Chain Efforts through Transparency

Material Handling & Logistics

"No longer can supplier issues like child labor utilization, product contamination, sweatshop factory conditions, polluted waterways, or toxic spills be ignored, (to name just a few types of concerns that have been showcased in recent years) be ignored by major manufactures or remain hidden from the broader public," says University of Tennessee study.

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?


In addition, several agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) require unique device identifiers (UDI) usually in the form of barcodes to contain information such as manufactured date and lot number to provide traceability. Tennessee. Asset Management Blog Inventory Management Managed Services Manufacturing RFID Transportation & Logistics asset management barcode verification compliance labeling GS1 harsh environment labeling UDI

Pandemic success stories: What can be learned from these triumphs?

USC Consulting Group

One of the manufacturers that was able to take advantage of this change in people’s workout habits was Peloton. Although Peloton also offers classes through its digital app that do not require significant equipment beyond dumbbells and a bench, the high number of downloads speaks to the sheer volume of people who purchased the products and accessories that the manufacturer brought to market in a fairly short period of time.

Supply chain risks: The knowable unknowns that can hurt your supply chain!


An extreme example of this is a ride from Chicago to Colesburg, Tennessee taking 18 days, 13 hours, and 57 minutes! For example, let’s say you modeled the lead time from “supplier A” to your manufacturing facility as 7 days. by Dr. Madhav Durbha CSX, one of the only two railroad operators in the USA that handles nearly all the shipments that move by train east of the Mississippi River has been experiencing serious challenges since the month of May.

Who Should Be In The Winner’s Circle?

Supply Chain Shaman

Only 29% of manufacturers easily manage total cost trade-offs. Total cost analysis is more difficult than it sounds and most technology implementations automated functional measurement systems (manufacturing or procurement), but leave the organization blind on the management of total costs.

Experts Suggest How to Slash Supply Chain Risk Properly

Supply Chain Opz

Christopher Tang, Distinguished Professor, UCLA Anderson School and Editor-in-Chief of the INFORMS journal Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (M&SOM) As supply chains become more complex, companies find their supply chains more vulnerable to both foreseeable uncertainty risks and unforeseeable disruption risks. For most manufacturers of unique, specific products, this is more involved than looking up replacement vendors through Google searches.

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Driverless Trucks: Heading Somewhere or Nowhere Quickly?

Talking Logistics

Today, there are 8 states in the country, including Nevada, California, Michigan, Florida, North Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and Arizona that are allowing the testing of self-driving vehicles on certain roadways.”. Vehicle performance guidance uses a 15-point Safety Assessment to set clear expectations for manufacturers developing and deploying automated vehicle technologies. Will there be a future for driverless trucks in logistics?

[INFOGRAPHIC, REPORT, & INTERACTIVE MAP] The US Manufacturing Workforce & Making it In America


While US manufacturing has been hit hard by nearly two decades of policy failures that have damaged its international competitiveness, it remains a vital part of the U.S. The US manufacturing sector employed 12 million workers in 2013, or about 8.8 Manufacturing employs a higher share of workers without a college degree than the economy overall. On average, non-college-educated workers in manufacturing made 10.9 US Manufacturing Interactive Footprint Map.

Supply chain risks in the spotlight: Effects of Hanjin Shipping filing bankruptcy protection


Lead times are in weeks and months in cases where manufacturing is outsourced to firms on the other side of the earth. However, a 2014 report by University of Tennessee on managing risk in global supply chains points out that 90% of the firms surveyed do not quantify risk when outsourcing production! by Dr. Madhav Durbha Supply chain risks in the spotlight: Effects of Hanjin Shipping filing bankruptcy protection.

Becoming a High Performing Sense and Respond Enterprise: End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility is Key

Talking Logistics

The flow of supplies, finished goods, and information are widely distributed, presenting significant challenges across a manufacturer’s entire supply chain network of customers, suppliers, and logistics providers. Typically companies operated in silos, but according to a recent Global Supply Chain Institute at the University of Tennessee survey, while some lines between business functions have blurred, silos still exist, especially between purchasing and logistics.

Visibility in Transportation Management Leads to Supply Chain Excellence

Talking Logistics

Intra-company and intercompany, across the supply chain and across the globe, from the operator level to the management suite, information on all aspects of production, manufacturing, sourcing, and distribution is increasingly visible and accessible at all levels, so that appropriate decisions can be made and applied.

Kraft Foods Names Daniel Myers Executive Vice President, Supply Chain

Supply Chain Network

Myers, 56, will lead the functional groups that make up the company’s integrated supply chain, including Procurement, Manufacturing, Engineering and Customer Service and Logistics. “This expertise will complement our current End-to-End Cost Management initiatives, including Project SAVOR in Procurement and Lean Six Sigma in Manufacturing. Myers earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tennessee.

XX and XY: A Different World in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

When I went to engineering school at the University of Tennessee in 1974, there were two women in my class. In preparation, we are finishing up research on supply chain planning excellence, big data and supply chain, supply chain talent, and digital manufacturing. Digital Manufacturing: How are process manufacturer’s using the Internet of Things to automate process manufacturing, and how are digital manufacturers embracing 3D printing?

Sustainable Frozen Ecommerce Fulfillment with Cathy Hayward-Hughes and Mike Bradburn

The Logistics of Logistics

She spent her childhood and much of her professional life managing people, originally on processing ships in the Bering Sea, then later in manufacturing. Crystal Creek Logistics has fulfillment centers in Washington, Nebraska, Nevada, Virginia, and Tennessee.

Is the Food Supply Chain Breaking?

Enterra Insights

Meat and poultry employees have among the highest illness rates of all manufacturing employees and are less likely to report injuries and illness than any other type of worker, federal watchdog reports have found. Food Dive reports, “While food and beverage manufacturers scramble to keep up with demand as consumers stock their pantries, many now must also contend with coronavirus outbreaks in their factories.

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All-in-one Supply Chain Software for ASCs


The company is based in Atlanta, and its holding company, Extremity Healthcare, operates 35 podiatry clinics, and owns or manages seven surgery centers across Georgia and Tennessee. The Ordering Module has simplified the process for Village Podiatry, making the products searchable by name, partial name, alias, manufacturer number or SKU, and can be ordered and received via the application.

Three Ways to Ensure Resilient Supply Chains

Arena Solutions

While thinking about these types of supply chain disruptions may be new to most people, it is something that executives, product teams, and manufacturing organizations have worried about for decades. In our global economy, it has become extremely difficult for manufacturing companies to gain the necessary visibility into their supply chain partners’ ecosystems. Be prepared by answering these questions: Will your contract manufacturers be ready?

A Brief History of the Founding of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (SCRC)


We regularly interact with students and faculty from industrial engineering, manufacturing and civil engineering, textiles, agriculture and life sciences, computer science, mathematics, political science, even poultry science, and communication. A lot are more famous (Harvard, MIT, Tennessee). The following is a transcript of the speech I gave to individuals who attended our SCRC 20th Anniversary Event this past April 2019.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Whether you''re a manufacturing company in China, a sourcing agent in London or a world''s leading company in Silicon Valley, we''re all in a global supply chain networks. Paul Dittmann , Executive Director of the Global Supply Chain Institute at the University of Tennessee Improving operational efficiency in the global supply chain is a complex undertaking, and requires a documented, multi-year strategy instead of knee jerk reactions, and programs of the month.

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4 Reasons for the Supply Chain Talent Shortage


He, like a number of supply chain professionals, laments the fact that the term “supply chain” doesn’t do a great job of suggesting the complex work involved in running the manufacturing, movement, and storage of a product. A recent study by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, revealed that 90 percent of CEOs believe they should be doing more to attract supply chain talent.

Building Lean Supply Chain: The Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

Executive Director of the Global Supply Chain Institute at the University of Tennessee is here with us. manufacturing in the 1990’s. Have you ever wondered how to implement a lean supply chain successfully? In this guest commentary, J. Paul Dittmann Ph.D. Before entering acadmia, Paul was a Vice President at the Whirlpool Corporation. Then, he brings decades of experience and will show you how to make lean supply chain works.

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Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

Tennessee, Georgia, Texas, and Florida all still desirable locations for carriers. Manufacturers, construction outfits, vehicle dealerships, and professional services are now operating at 50% capacity. Some of Michigan’s stay-at-home order was relaxed at the end of April and recently allowed manufacturing work to resume; however, the formal order was extended until May 28. Tennessee. Suppliers should not expect any operational restrictions in Tennessee.

Showcase Your Company's Supply Chain Excellence — Three Days to Submit

Supply Chain Brain

Finalists are asked to present their case studies at CSCMP's 2018 EDGE Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. In special cases where companies (manufacturers, retailers, etc.) Submissions consist of case studies describing your company's supply chain innovation that emphasize innovative and measurable results. Submissions. You must be a CSCMP member to submit a case study. Join today for the opportunity to showcase your innovation to a global community of supply chain leaders.

Disruptive Times Require Adaptive Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

which makes Internet-connected exercise bikes, but also for more traditional manufacturers such as the athletic footwear and apparel company Nike Inc.”[3]. The staff notes, “As a result of the expansion of its direct-to-consumer business, Nike is moving away from aggregating inventory in one central warehouse in Memphis, Tennessee, to putting product in facilities closer to the customer.” Today there is a lot of focus on reshoring manufacturing.

Supply Chain Shaman - Untitled Article

Supply Chain Shaman

Recently, I spoke on the future of supply chain management at the University of Tennessee Supply Chain Forum. Ajay works in the Custom Fabrics division that manufactures and markets premium performance textiles, including Sunbrella and Dickson branded products. The implementation in the United States was for three yarn manufacturing facilities, a weaving factory, and a distribution center. In China, the roll out was for a weaving factory and out sourced yarn manufacturing.

4 Reasons for the Supply Chain Talent Shortage


He, like a number of supply chain professionals I spoke to over the past month, was lamenting the fact that the term “supply chain” doesn’t do a great job of suggesting the complex work involved in running the manufacturing, movement, and storage of a product. A recent study by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, revealed through surveys of companies that 90 percent of CEOs believe they should be doing more to attract supply chain talent.

This Week in Logistics News (July 14-18, 2014)

Talking Logistics

At the center of Atlas’ product line is Atlas Exchange, a secure document exchange providing a “connect-once, access-all” network, securely linking retailers, manufacturers, suppliers and logistics service providers. 36 healthcare-capable FSL sites will provide medical device manufacturers access to over 80 percent of U.S. I am going paddleboarding with my wife this afternoon, a rare break from work to enjoy the outdoors with my best friend.

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

6 River Systems

Revenue: $69.217 billion (12 months ending May 31, 2020), $69.693 billion (2019) Headquarters: Memphis, Tennessee, USA CEO: Frederick W. The company used to be a subsidiary of PSA Group, which is one of the world’s largest automobile manufacturers.

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

Manufacturers, construction outfits, vehicle dealerships, and professional services are now operating at 50% capacity. As a result, retailers, manufacturers, and other businesses can resume normal operations with a 50 percent capacity restriction. . and recently allowed manufacturing work to resume; however, the?formal?order Tennessee ? . Suppliers should not expect any operational restrictions in Tennessee.?? .

This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Transplace delivered more than 50 customer solutions in 2012 using the CombineNet sourcing technology, in industries including consumer goods, chemicals, manufacturing, and retail. Mexico shipping, which is particularly timely as more companies locate manufacturing and distribution operations in Mexico and the need for capacity and reliable cross-border shipping services accelerates.

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26 warehouse pros reveal the most important factors to consider when moving to an automated warehouse

6 River Systems

Rupy Sawhney is the Heath Fellow in Business and Engineering at the University of Tennessee, combining both fields through his knowledge of lean manufacturing, the optimization of production without a drop off in quality or worker health. Leibman is a partner at the law firm McCarter & English , where he focuses on the supply chain management, transportation and logistical needs of manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, distributors, carriers and third-party logistics providers.

Your Next Pair of Gap Jeans May be Delivered with the Help of a High-Tech Robot


percent) as a trial customer in one of its Tennessee warehouses. Several robot analysts cite Amazon’s $775 million purchase of robot maker Kiva Systems in 2012 as a turning point for retailers and other companies, not just automakers or industrial manufactures, in adopting robots. Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date.