Editor’s Note: This is a blog and infographic from The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). The NIST MEP works with small and mid-sized U.S. manufacturers to help the>m create and retain jobs, increase profits, and save time and money.
Chinese manufacturing always seems to dominate conversations about modern manufacturing. In truth, more than 100 million workers are employed by Chinese manufacturing, reports Carl Pettit of The Stack. Outsourcing of jobs, lower manufacturing costs and continued upheaval in the U.S. are part of the conversation, but robots in manufacturing are important too.
Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is from our friend Faith Munsell of Bizzuka, Inc. Faith helps us with understanding everything we need to know about wide load shipping safety.
Oversized or wide loads demand extra care during transport.
Demand on distribution centers and warehouses are greater than ever, and promises of more reshoring around the country indicate the strain will only grow tighter. Rather than building new facilities, consider using these tips to optimize your existing facility to achieve higher thruput.
1. Analyze Current Processes.
The B2B eCommerce industry is worth roughly $1 trillion in the U.S. alone today, according to estimates from Gartner and Forrester Research. Not to mention the industry is growing at nearly four times the rate of B2C eCommerce, as distributors like you respond to the growing demand among buyers to purchase online and on-the-go.
Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is the second part of Chuck Intrieri’s series on how procurement and suppliers can avoid issues with their contracts. In part two, Chuck focuses on how to draft your terms and conditions.
Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is by our great friend, Chuck Intrieri where he gives us a fantastic example of how Procurement and Suppliers can enhance Supplier Relations by navigating the “Battle of the Forms.
The turkey is out of the oven. Rolls are on the table. Family members are starting to find their way into the kitchen, and Thanksgiving dinner is about to begin. The meal is the combination of days of shopping, hours of cooking and endless arguments over what exactly goes into the gravy, but many forget how grand the scope of simply preparing Thanksgiving dinner can be.
Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is from our friends at Morai Logistics. In this blog, Morai shares the top 10 reasons to pursue a career in logistics and supply chain.
To most job seekers, a career in logistics or supply chain is just misunderstood — or invisible.
Cutting costs and maximizing value are hallmarks of an efficient transportation management system (TMS) solution. Unfortunately, the modern era has given rise to dozens, if not hundreds, of lightning-fast systems, and many of them do improve efficiency. In fact, using a TMS solution decreases freight costs for more than 60 percent of companies surveyed, reports ARC Insights.