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[Infographic] Help Wanted: Skills for Manufacturing Jobs, What does the Manufacturing Skills Gap Cost Us?

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A new Accenture manufacturing and skills study, completed in collaboration with The Manufacturing Institute, looks at the skills shortage in the US manufacturing industry and what actions manufacturing companies can take to address how this lack of talent pool of skills for manufacturing jobs impedes growth.

Warehouse Metrics to Track to Improve Profitability and Operations

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Today’s warehouse managers often accrue massive amounts of performance data, but sometimes find they can apply little of it toward making productivity gains or customer service improvements. Instead of becoming overwhelmed with data, managers should identify and focus on the most useful  warehouse metrics to gather, report, and apply.

Transportation Metrics That Matter Most to Track and Improve Performance

How do you measure logistics efficiency and transportation metrics performance indicators when you are already doing the best job possible? Talk to any over-the-road shipper that finds itself increasingly handcuffed by institutionalized transportation and fuel-related costs and it would likely tell you the “best job possible” doesn’t cut it anymore.

It’s Almost Time for Freight Broker Surety Bond Renewal: What you Need to Know

Managing a freight broker or forwarding company is a very communicative job, which requires you to keep many things under control. You have to communicate between many clients and transportation service providers, research and evaluate market options, be up-to-date with all the laws and regulations (national and international), which may apply to your client’s cargo, and more.

The Mixed Benefits of 3D Printing for Manufacturers and Consumers

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In the world of manufacturing, there is no doubt that 3D printing is very much in vogue. Practically every tech and manufacturing blog has had a story on 3D printing in the past couple of years, and a huge variety of companies now have their own 3D printers including traditional manufacturers, independent shop owners, and artists.

6 areas of Focus to Achieve Real Innovation in Manufacturing

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We have been confronted again and again with the message that Manufacturing must evolve to and become more innovative. But according to this criteria, where is the future of manufacturing headed? What is the new-growth factory for a company?

In this article I intend to indicate the manufacturing’s evolution through Innovation, the real Innovation in Manufacturing.

To Hire a Third Party Logistics Company Or To Not Hire a Third Party Logistics Company…THAT is the Question

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Third Party Logistics providers (3PLs) have grown tremendously in recent years as the dynamic of getting goods to market has evolved. In days past, entering a market meant making a significant investment in facilities and infrastructure to ensure the effective delivery of your product. No more.

TMS Software Study: 1/4 of Shippers Still Using Manual Methods, Want Route Optimization

TMS Software

As a third party logistics company who offers both managed transportation services alongside our web based TMS Software, also known as a transportation management system, which we call the Cerasis Rater, we are always interested in what the marketplace of shippers has to say about TMS software.

3 Critical Components to Streamline Your Manufacturing Process

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Streamlining your manufacturing process (and quality processes) will result in greater profits — the key is knowing how to improve without reducing the quality of your product. Streamlining involves reducing waste, improving quality and using the technology available to keep all team members working together. Improvements can be made to both material and labor costs.

5 Awesome Infographics About the Trucking Industry

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If it’s true that a picture is worth a thousand words, then that is more or less true when it comes to infographics. Combining images, text and explanatory notes backed by numbers and interesting facts, infographics are easy to navigate and extremely informative.

In some intriguing yet minimalistic way, infographics provide the basic explanation of a topic or a trend.

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