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1. Digital Supply Chain Adoption Lags
According to Digital Supply Chain, a new survey by Sapio Research finds that only 25 percent of those manufacturers responding truly understood what a digital supply chain was. And, only 15 percent have ...
Created on 27 November 2017
2. Automation Affected by Labor Shortage?
In another example of how the landscape for jobs is changing, manufacturers who 'near shore' their production as opposed to sending it overseas may face a challenge. Since automation costs have dropped ...
Created on 09 February 2017
3. Manufacturers Struggle to Attract Developers
Manufacturers are having problems attracting top software talent, according to the folks at the Supply Chain Digest. Companies like GE are investing heavily in IoT and other technologies with far reaching ...
Created on 05 November 2016
4. Technology Use by Manufacturers Has Room to Improve
A recent survey by UPS and IDC indicates that manufacturers still have a ways to go in leveraging technology to improve their supply chain management.Although a significant number of firms are at the top ...
Created on 29 September 2016
5. Supplier Integration Needs
Integration with supply chain partners is a goal that's widely admired, but not often achieved. Although integration upstream from manufacturers has been pretty successful, downstream is another issue.O ...
Created on 04 August 2016
6. Automation Efforts by Manufacturers
Manufacturers are investing heavily in automation, but what's driving them? According to the MAPI Foundation, supply chain pressures have become a big influence.At a high level, investment will continu ...
Created on 04 July 2016
7. Cloud ERP for Manufacturers
Yes, there are still people around who are afraid of cloud-based ERP. Their reasons may be legitimate, or it may be they're not aware of all the benefits and how successfully the issues of the past have ...
Created on 09 June 2016
8. GM Changes Approach to Risk Mitigation
When you consider risk management for supply chains, it can be helpful to learn how the big automotive manufacturers view the problem. The well-publicized issues related to the tsunami in Japan in 2011 ...
Created on 02 June 2016
9. S&OP Challenges for Manufacturers
Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is a huge challenge for most manufacturers. Research shows that plans usually aren't successfully tied to operational execution.Jonathan Cohan on the Beet Fusion sit ...
Created on 26 May 2016
10. 3D Printing will Replace Your Supply Chain
... segment of the manufacturing and order delivery process in the short term. It’s the longer term impact of on-demand manufacturing that will have the biggest impact for manufacturers and retailers. Copyrights ...
Created on 25 May 2016
11. What’s Your AQ (Analytics Quotient)?
... of Global Supply Chain Report published by GTNexus the difficulties are well understood by manufacturers. The report shows that more than 1/4 of manufacturers struggle keeping up with the rate of change ...
Created on 07 March 2016
12. IoT and Human Engagement
At this point, almost every one has heard of the wonderful world we'll be experiencing once the benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT) are realized. According to Abbas Haider Ali, we can't forget the ...
Created on 18 February 2016
13. Beware the Shopper
... for manufacturers but the production and dissemination of product information can’t come from a better place. But capabilities vary widely in terms of the ability of product suppliers to create, produce, ...
Created on 15 January 2016
14. POS Data Sharing- The Ultimate Big Data
Point of sale (POS) data has long been the domain of the retailer that collects it. It hasn’t always available – in detail, anyway – to manufacturers and suppliers that could use the data for such things ...
Created on 14 December 2015
15. Using the 'Cost to Serve' Model
... r Ironside examines why CTS makes sense for suppliers and manufacturers in an article on the Supply Management site. Read all about it HERE. ...
Created on 15 October 2015
16. Outsourcing EDI Is The Way To Go, Says Expert
... is the predominant communication tool incorporating retailers, suppliers, distributors and manufacturers,” says Davis. Because most companies aren’t adept at translating the complicated language of the ...
Created on 05 October 2015
17. Manufacturers Take the ERP Plunge
... Business Technology site, Jon Minnick discusses the 'when, why, and how' of ERP implementations for manufacturers with a leading software exec. Read his responses HERE. ...
Created on 24 September 2015
18. Still Using Spreadsheets?
This probably isn't all that surprising to most, but a recent survey shows that many manufacturers still use manual processes, like spreadsheets, to monitor KPIs. Although technology is available to automat ...
Created on 06 August 2015
19. EDI And Global Commerce Make A Perfect Pair
... it continues to be integral to the way players in the global commerce marketplace communicate with one another, including suppliers, warehouses and manufacturers. Since EDI plays such a major role in ...
Created on 04 August 2015
20. Direct From Source - The Future Of Drop Shipping
...  Better yet, ship from the factory. In the days when CPG manufacturers were doing long manufacturing runs of a few SKUs per day, there was no room at the plant to store product awaiting shipment. Today ...
Created on 27 July 2015