White House charts a course for drug supply chain

The Supply Chain Journal

It also recommends increasing visibility in the drug supply chain and encouraging more domestic production. According to the report, generic drugmakers face steep competition, pushing prices toward the cost of production.

Product Review : CenterSource Platform

Shipping and Freight Resource

Timber is one of the most popular and commonly shipped forestry products shipped around the world in various forms, using general-purpose ships, specialised log carriers, and also in containers. As part of the Product Reviews I do on this site, here is my review of this Platform.


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Plastic firm optimises production

Logistics Business Magazine

Dutch plastic packaging manufacturer Flestic installed SmartMONITOR from WERMA to optimise its production. In addition to bottles, pots and closures, the product range also includes customised plastic packaging. This shortens reaction times, avoids downtimes and increases productivity.

Philip Morris International’s Pivot to Smoke-Free Products Complicates their Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

The Introduction of Smokeless Tobacco Products Complicated Philip Morris’s Supply Chain. Dr. Alexandros Skandalakis – the Director Global Manufacturing Capacity, Strategic Assets and Capital Expenditures at Philip Morris Products S.A.

Product Returns: The Hangover Headache of E-Commerce

Talking Logistics

But there’s an equally big story that’s just beginning: dealing with all the product returns. E-commerce consistently generates more returns than brick-and-mortar retail, partly because shoppers often can’t sample online merchandise before buying it and partly due to the widespread practice of online shoppers ordering several versions of a product and returning those that don’t appeal,” states the CBRE press release. Of course, one company’s problem is another’s opportunity.

FreightHub stays on course – our crew successfully steers our customers digitally through the corona crisis


The supply chain, the heart of logistics, suffers from production and transport failures. Of course, this applies not only to the internal distribution of tasks. How does proactive crisis management work? Why digital processes are no longer discretionary but necessary.

Top 14 Logistics and Supply Chain Management Training Programs and Courses in 2016


Today, Kelly shares the top 14 Logistics and Supply Chain Management training programs and courses available in 2016. To protect yourself and your business I offer you to take a look at this list of top programs and courses that will take place in 2016, which will help you to understand main concepts of this powerful tool and learn how to successfully apply it on practice. University Courses. 1) Course in E Logistics and Supply Chain Management by National University.

Is Omnichannel Dead? Of Course Not…However, the Focus Is Now on Customer Experience in Omnichannel


If a consumer wants to view a product on a smart device while in-store, they are 20-percent more likely to complete the purchase. Major retailers, like Target and Walgreens, have successfully used mobile technology to promote their products and guide more consumers into the store. Of Course Not…However, the Focus Is Now on Customer Experience in Omnichannel appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

A Crash Course on Navigating Trends in Trucking and Freight for 2018


As explained by Zvi Schreiber via Supply Chain Brief, decreasing profit margins and the demand for scalable technology will result in more carriers using digital channels to sell product directly to shippers. Compounding this problem, diesel costs are expected to increase, says Road Scholar Transport , and consumers are demanding low-price products and zero-cost shipping. Imagine a truck that has 3-D printers capable of manufacturing and delivering products along the route?

How to Craft the Perfect Product Page on Amazon

Ship Monk

While it might seem like an afterthought in the grand scheme of things, an eye-catching product page is one of the major keys to Amazon success. Put yourself in your customers’ shoes — would you be more drawn to a clear, visually appealing product page or to a messy, disorganized one?

JLR temporarily suspends production in UK

247 Customs Broker

Jaguar Land Rover is temporarily suspend production at its UK manufacturing facilities over the course of next week.

Transmission: Chip shortage hits EV production; specific tires for performance EVs

The Supply Chain Journal

Tesla shut down its Fremont plant in March, briefly reducing production of the Model 3 and Model Y. In China, NIO said in March that it would reduce its production rate from 10,000 vehicles a month to 7,500 because of the lack of semiconductor chips.

Commentary: What makes Alaska’s oil industry unique?

Supply Chain and Logistics

This article showcases the difficulties of arctic oil production andlogistics. Of course there are many others, on the sustainability side, like devastation of the tundra habitat, and … Continue reading → Logistics Managerial Econ Production Operations Supply Chains Sustainability arctic environment Oil sustainabilityIt is a very nice summary of the most important long term issues.

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How Choosing Eco-friendly Packaging for Your Products Can Help You Build a Better Brand – While Saving the World

Ottawa Logistics

As you up value-added posting on your site blog, Facebook and Twitter accounts, better your products and deliver pristine service, you can also show that you care about the greater community by a little social consciousness–and this can include choosing eco-friendly packaging for your products , as suggested in articles like “ 5 Green Marketing Strategies to Earn Consumer Trust ” in GreenBiz online magazine.

Are your L&D programs reaping the outcomes you need?

UL EHS- Sustainability

But the most successful learning and development teams also understand how to measure the success of each training course and react accordingly. But when organizations are unsure of the root cause of an operational issue, assigning employee training can offer dramatic insight and measurable data leading to enhanced performance, improved production and even internal cost savings.

JLR temporarily suspends production in UK – Logistics Manager Magazine

247 Customs Broker

Jaguar Land Rover is temporarily suspend production at its UK manufacturing facilities over the course of next week.

7 Ways to Boost Warehouse Productivity


For many businesses, it’s just getting started, and it won’t end until the customer has the product in hand. If your warehouse employees are still tethered to a desktop monitor or printer, you’re paying a price in productivity. Every one of those obstacles likely costs your employees productivity as they pick. Category B: will generally be larger in terms of volume of SKUs and will usually be made up of products of less value.

Logility University offers courses to accelerate supply chain optimization and retail planning excellence

247 Customs Broker

a leading provider of collaborative supply chain optimization and advanced retail planning solutions, today announced the opening of Logility University, an education program designed to deliver robust product-specific curriculum to customers and partners. This program extends Logility’s training series to provide in person training at one of Logility’s education centers in India, New Zealand, United Kingdom or United States as well as online through an on-demand course program.

Navigating the perfect route to AGV productivity

Logistics Business Magazine

Given BlueBotics’ 20 years of experience in the industrial AGV market, in contrast to other natural feature offerings, ANT® is a notably more mature product. The longer it takes to make the vehicle operation work, of course, the higher also the installation costs. The post Navigating the perfect route to AGV productivity appeared first on Logistics Business® Magazine. There is a boom in the use of automated guided vehicles (AGVs).

Honda to halt UK production during Brexit

Automotive Logistics

Japanese OEM Honda is to suspend production at its British plant for six days in April after the UK leaves the European Union on March 29. These contingency provisions have been put in place to best mitigate the risk of disruption to production operations at the Swindon factory,” a company spokesperson said. “To To ensure Honda is well placed to adjust to all possible outcomes, we are planning six non-production days in April 2019.

Product placement in supermarkets – or: „eye level is buy level“

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

Doing the research for an Unit Load analysis for products in supermarkets for the logistics course, I came over a really interested, related topic: the product placement in supermarkets. I was aware of the fact that supermarkets do place their products with a certain strategy, but I never thought how detailed these marketing strategies are and which factors they include. In return for extra payments, companies can even get their products placed at the “good zones”.

JCB Cuts Production in Face of Chinese Supplier Shortages

Logistics Business Magazine

JCB is set to reduce production levels at UK factories due to anticipated component shortages from Chinese suppliers impacted by the coronavirus outbreak, the company announced today. Production in the UK has so far been unaffected by the situation in China.

Analyzing Product Costs: A Question of ‘What If’

Supply Chain Brain

Of course, it’s not really simple at all. A single product can have 100 different costs based on size, color and targeted markets. In the end, a proper filtering of scenarios might only present planners with the top 10 options for any given combination of product characteristics. The goal is to further remove humans from the often-numbing process of product costing, freeing them up to focus on design and development.

5 Manufacturing Tech Trends You Need to Know to Prevent Risk and Boost Production


The Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation predicts market use of artificial intelligence will expand 3 percent in 2017, but investments in expansion and development of artificial intelligence will grow 300 percent this year, explains Erin Remaley of Open Arc. In other words, the cost to ship products back to manufacturers for repair will be virtually eliminated.

Product Manufacturing Ideation: Powered by Social Media & Crowdfunding


Markets change, consumers decide to purchase different products and economies fail. Unfortunately, modern manufacturers face an uphill battle in predicting products’ success, creation, funding, and shipping, but new technologies and platforms can help new and upcoming companies evaluate the potential success of their product through interactions with customers first. Enter: Product Manufacturing Ideation. . Crowdfunding Can Determine a Product’s Likelihood of Success.

EazyStock’s commitment to customers and partners during the COVID-19 crisis


EazyStock customers and partners, While everyone across the world continues to navigate the uncertainty of COVID-19, EazyStock is committed to supporting your business throughout the course of this pandemic and to ensure continuity of service at all times. Industry news Product News

Diess to lead VW Group while Blume heads production

Automotive Logistics

Meanwhile, Porsche CEO Oliver Blume has moved to the group board of management in charge of group production. He was made head of production planning at the Volkswagen brand in 2009 and became the member of the executive board for production and logistics at Porsche in 2013. However, the company intends to find a manager for the combined unit in due course and told Automotive Logistics it would be fleshing out the details of the new structure in the weeks and months ahead.

EazyStock’s commitment to customers and partners during the COVID-19 crisis


EazyStock customers and partners, While everyone across the world continues to navigate the uncertainty of COVID-19, EazyStock is committed to supporting your business throughout the course of this pandemic and to ensure continuity of service at all times. Industry news Product News

KataCon4–Notes along the way: Part 2

The Lean Thinker

Of course, had we done this correctly we would have gone back in time to the previous KataCon, gotten the profiles from the attendees lists, interviewed people, and put together profiles for “typical” people who attend. Agile In The Chalk Circle People Development Product Design

More Signs of a Financial Economy; Not a Production Economy


This, of course, releases capacity to other areas for movement. On June 3 the Institute for Supply Management issued their May ISM index and it came in at 49. Unfortunately, this means the manufacturing component of our economy actually contracted in May (despite all the talk of a manufacturing renaissance). This is the lowest since November of 2012 and the lowest level since June of 2009. Both the price index and employment index showed decreases as well.

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Q&A: Matt Castle, VP of Global Forwarding Products & Services at C.H. Robinson

247 Customs Broker

Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently caught up with Matt Castle , VP of Global Forwarding Products & Services at C.H. There was a period for a number of years where capacity was, of course, outpacing demand, and that was really the result of two key elements. That has absolutely increased the pace at which we are seeing product move, and air freight has been a big component to that that.

How much does customs clearance cost?

I.C.E. Transport

When you bring goods into the US, of course you expect to pay for transportation. But as you plan an import, remember that it also costs money to clear the cargo through US Customs, even when the product isn’t subject to any duties.

Can Australian Manufacturing be Brought Back Home from China?

Logistics Bureau

With the significant disruption to Australia’s supply chains caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the question now focusing the minds of supply chain managers is whether production outsourced to China can be brought back onshore—and if so at what cost.

Why You Really Should Subscribe to Our Upgraded YouTube Channel

247 Customs Broker

Of course,… The post Why You Really Should Subscribe to Our Upgraded YouTube Channel appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News. Consultants customer service Logistics Opinion productivity Supply Chain Supply Chain Strategy Transportation Warehouse youtube channel customs broker customs clearance freight imports logistics shippingHere at Logistics Bureau, we’re delighted that our blog is attracting so many followers, and that our posts inspire lots of healthy dialogue.

If You Like Our Blog, You’ll Love Our YouTube Channel

Logistics Bureau

Of course, along with our readable posts, you’ve probably spotted the occasional video—and you may even have noticed that we’ve been posting a few more of those lately. Improving productivity. The topics listed above are just a sample of those to be covered, and of course, we welcome your suggestions or requests for videos you’d like to see. Consultants Opinion Supply Chain Strategy customer service logistics productivity supply chain transportation warehouse youtube channe

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