Key ERP Tools to Support the Future Manufacturing Supply Chain

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

The post Key ERP Tools to Support the Future Manufacturing Supply Chain appeared first on SYSPRO US. Distribution ManufacturingThe future direction of supply chain management and collaboration will be determined by the impact of digitalization on the supply chain.

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Five Legal Tools to Mitigate Manufacturing Risk

Supply Chain Brain

One of the best ways for a manufacturer to assess and reduce risk in its supply chain is to have in place strong legal terms with its suppliers

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Optimization and Execution: How Manufacturing can lead the Industry Renaissance

DELMIA Quintiq

Global manufacturing today faces significant operational challenges. How should manufacturers adapt to meet the challenges and shift from product-centric to customer-centric operations? In addition to adapting strategic operations, manufacturing companies also require a tactical ability to plan and execute flawlessly at the facility level. Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) and Planning & Optimization are both critical parts of the optimal solution.

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.

How Can Supply Chain Leaders Use Big Data as a Tool to Continuously Improve?

Cerasis

However, rapid growth and diversification of products are making shippers, manufacturers, and suppliers rethink their business strategy. As explained in a previous blog post, continuous improvement in an organization can be achieved through the use of performance measurement tools via big data. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post How Can Supply Chain Leaders Use Big Data as a Tool to Continuously Improve?

QAD Tomorrow: What’s Next for Manufacturers?

QAD

Thank you to those of you who joined us for QAD Tomorrow, our virtual thought stream, which was focused on the unforeseen disruption in manufacturing and the new transformation imperative. Are You an Adaptive Manufacturing Enterprise?

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

What You Need to Consider Before Relocating Your Manufacturing Plant

Cerasis

But if you represent a manufacturing organization, the process of relocating to a new campus can seem especially overwhelming and frustrating. The Trends that Will Forever Shape Manufacturing in 2018 & Beyond. Manufacturing

Want to disrupt your supply chain? Check out this new analytical tool

ToolsGroup

Short and wide boxes, like auto manufacturing represent large, lower-margin segments. An example of this would be an electronics contract manufacturer like Jabil or Foxconn offering a suite of advanced manufacturing engineering, design, and prototyping services to startup electronics companies.

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Companies struggle to find good tools

Supply Chain Movement

the question of which tools they can use to support these processes is causing headaches for a lot of them. there are three options: to set to work with excel, to develop one’s own solution or to purchase an off-the-shelf tool. most companies prefer the third option, but it seems to be very difficult to find good tools. Excel is an indispensable tool in sales & operations planning (S&OP), or at least that could be one conclusion based on the statistics.

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Taking Packaging Manufacturing to New Levels with Digital Technology

QAD

When it comes to the packaging industry, the “digital technology” term often conjures up visions of 3D software, eye-catching labels or unique packaging design that makes engaging digital marketing tools for con sumers. Digitally Connected Manufacturing.

Top 3 Priorities for Manufacturing Companies in 2018

Cerasis

Companies are hoping to continue their revenue growth in 2018 by setting priorities for manufacturing in 3 key areas. KLR has released the results of its annual manufacturing industry outlook report , and the optimism following last year’s elections will continue straight through 2017. With promises of tax reform, decreased federal regulations and looser trade agreements, manufacturers have slowly seen revenue growth throughout the U.S. Manufacturing

How to Prepare the Next Generation of Manufacturers

Cerasis

The manufacturing industry has always been a hotbed for innovation and advancement — but it relies heavily on the workers who have the skills and training to fill those jobs. Experts have predicted more than 2 million manufacturing jobs will go unoccupied during the next 10 years, as the baby boomer generation starts to retire. How can we help to prepare the industry for the next generation of manufacturers? Refresh the Image to Attract the Next Generation of Manufacturers.

Automation ROI, Tools and Productivity!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Learn more about automation , its tools and benefits by reading the infographic entitled Man Versus Machine: Automation and Productivity. The post Automation ROI, Tools and Productivity! Guest Blog Post Internet of Things (IoT) Manufacturing Technology Industry40 Internet of Things productivitySubscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. How to Optimize Your Factory for Industry 4.0!

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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.

Pandemic Underscores Necessity of TMS and Other Supply Chain Tech Tools

Supply Chain Collaborator

Similarly, shippers manufacturing surgical masks, ventilators and other biomedical products will be dealing with skyrocketing volumes while those manufacturing luggage, party supplies and other impacted industries will see orders and shipment volumes fall off sharply. This visibility connects sales/purchasing with manufacturing, warehouse management, transportation logistics, freight yards, and customers with one version of the truth regarding where orders are from end to end.

Climate Change will Drive Manufacturing Innovation

QAD

Manufacturing isn’t exempt from this pressure. The manufacturing industry has adopted “Lean” techniques enthusiastically. Lean is about driving out waste from every aspect of manufacturing. Climate-driven Manufacturing Innovation. Additive Manufacturing.

Platform or a Collection of Tools: Which One Do You Prefer for your Digital Transformation Efforts?

Solvoyo

The blender and the oven comprise a collection of tools that includes exchangeable tips and settings that can be used for different cooking endeavors. The difference between a Platform and a collection of Tools is the great recipe book and the right oven settings in our cookie analogy. The platform includes a set of tools, indeed. Different supply chain functions require different tools.

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Manufacturing Keeps Going Strong At Mar-Bal

IQMS

Mar-Bal operates four manufacturing facilities in North America and a sales office in Shanghai, China. They manufacture thermoset composite products essential to the appliance, electrical distribution, and industrial marketplaces.

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Manufacturers Should Focus on This Most Critical Component for Manufacturing Operations Excellence

Cerasis

We conclude this two part series about manufacturing operations excellence by consultant Chuck Intrieri, by outlaying why manufacturers should focus on a critical component that will help sustain manufacturing operations excellence for years to come. What is Driving Sustainable Manufacturing Operations Excellence? What is the most important part of manufacturing? The most important resource in manufacturing is people.

Digital Transformation: An Imperative for Industrial Manufacturing in 2017

Cerasis

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.

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.

The “First Five” Industrial Manufacturing Trends of 2017

Cerasis

Where and how manufacturers make products for Americans will change in 2017. Current industrial manufacturing trends show the new administration is pushing for reshoring among the nation’s biggest manufacturers, and new technologies are revolutionizing how companies respond to growing skepticism and scrutiny by the public and government oversight as well. Manufacturers must adapt to changing demands, or they will become nothing more than a statistic in history books.

ShipBob’s New Analytics Tool: How Fast-Growing DTC Brands Use Fulfillment Data

ShipBob

That’s why we recently launched a free analytics tool packed with new charts and deeper insights to help you with everything from year-end reporting, to better supply chain decision-making. ShipBob’s analytics tool is really cool. Their analytics tool has been great to have.

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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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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. is a publicly held $7B global corporation focused on the manufacturing and distribution of high-tech solutions—tractors, harvest equipment and implements– for professional farmers.

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. Artificial Intelligence Tools Increase in Usefulness and Depth. Manufacturers Will Explore Blockchain in Greater Detail. Manufacturing Technology Trends

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3 Technologies Transforming Modern Manufacturing Techniques

USC Consulting Group

Manufacturing has helped lead the way, with the industry contributing $2.2 trillion to the nation’s gross domestic product in 2016 and over 85% of small-business manufacturers confident that the good times will continue for the foreseeable future, according to the National Association of Manufacturers’ most recently updated outlook survey. Largely fueling these improvements is the rise of modern manufacturing. What makes manufacturing techniques advanced?

3 Tools to Minimize Waste: A Boon to Lean Manufacturing Strategies

Cerasis

Lean manufacturing is one of the leading waste minimization technologies inside a manufacturing industry. Most of the manufacturing industries have already incorporated lean manufacturing strategies to undermine the non-additive materials from their products. The 3 Most Important Tools for Lean Manufacturing Strategies 1.) The Trends that Will Forever Shape Manufacturing in 2018 & Beyond. Lean Manufacturing

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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.

Transportation Network Modeling: A Powerful Tool in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Strategy

Talking Logistics

At LLamasoft since 2011, Chrzanowski has worked with customers from multiple industries including food and beverage, healthcare, military, manufacturing and petro-chemical to execute supply chain projects and identify new strategic designs. Companies need to be fully aware of global climate change conversations and how they will impact their supply chain in the near future.

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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. Virtual reality in manufacturing is referred to as “digital design, simulation, and integration. What Are the Hindrances to Use of Virtual Reality in Manufacturing? How Does Virtual Reality Benefit Manufacturers?

Six Sigma Tools and Inventory Management

EMERGE App

Instead, it refers to a quality management improvement process used by large scale manufacturers. The first one is a highly disciplined approach to improving manufacturing processes, products and design. Finally, we’ll finish by exploring Six Sigma methodologies and tools used in modern Lean Six Sigma and Lean Inventory Management. Six Sigma describes a set of techniques and tools for process improvement. DMAIC is used to improve manufacturing processes: Define.

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. 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.

Real-time Information Increasingly Important for Manufacturers

QAD

Manufacturers Thrive on Timely Information. While this is an extreme example of timely information access from the financial sector, manufacturers are realizing the need to access timely data in order to rapidly respond to changing business conditions.