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Industry Outlook: Manufacturing Trends

Trinity Logistics

Many of today’s manufacturing trends are in line with the industry’s goals to improve processes, create more efficiency, and meet consumer demand. So, what evolutions and challenges are the manufacturing industry currently facing? Let’s dive into the latest manufacturing trends.

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Procurement vs. Purchasing: What’s the Difference?

Logistics Bureau

The best way to understand the difference between procurement and purchasing in a business is to consider the process involved in buying a car, says Logistics Bureau’s procurement specialist, Trent Morris. Procurement First, Purchasing Follows. Procurement Analyst.

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How manufacturers can use ERP to improve the procurement process

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Disruptions like the pandemic, supply shortages, global trade barriers, high customer expectations and inflation all add tremendous pressure on the procurement process. Despite this, only 33% of businesses invested in procurement and sourcing technologies.

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How Cloud ERP can assist manufacturers with their procurement function

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

As supply chain disruptions continue the procurement function should adapt to improve transparency, build collaborative relationships, and ensure sustainable sourcing practices, resulting in a stronger, more resilient supply chain with Cloud ERP for manufacturing.

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Supply Chain Network Design: The Ultimate Use Cases eBook

Explore the most common use cases for network design and optimization software. This eBook shares how supply chain leaders leverage their supply chain design software to tackle a variety of challenges and questions.

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How manufacturers can use ERP to improve the procurement process

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Disruptions like the pandemic, supply shortages, global trade barriers, high customer expectations and inflation all add tremendous pressure on the procurement process. Despite this, only 33% of businesses invested in procurement and sourcing technologies.

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Can ERP support lean manufacturing?

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Manufacturers are facing a unique set of constraints and efficiency has never been more important to the industry than now. However, manufacturers can only reap those benefits if they implement the right processes to enable this approach and embrace a strategy of continuous improvement.

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ERP for mixed-mode manufacturing

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

In past blogs, we have discussed different types of manufacturing – discrete and process. Discrete manufacturing makes distinct ‘things’, process manufacturing makes ‘stuff’ (for example, fertilizer). Mixed-mode manufacturing challenges.

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Traceability for manufacturers today

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Their purchases are often strongly determined by nutritional value, packaging, and shelf-life. The food and beverage industry is the most important player in South Africa’s manufacturing industry, contributing approximately R85 billion a year to South Africa’s manufacturing sector.

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How complacency harms U.S. manufacturers

The Supply Chain Journal

I think everyone would agree that manufacturing represents the best of us – infusing the economy with good jobs, good pay, and a path to a secure future for millions of Americans. Why is it so hard for manufacturers to meet this demand? manufacturing sales.

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Problem Solved: Boost Resilience with Supplier Diversity

Speaker: Rod Robinson - SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice, Insight Sourcing Group

In this exclusive webinar, Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice Lead & Center of Excellence, dives into the key benefits corporations are seeing emerge from their supplier diversity programs and how you can gain invaluable competitive advantages with a supplier diversity program of your own.

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A Quick Guide to Roles in Procurement

Logistics Bureau

For small companies, it is usually enough to have one person dealing with procurement but in large enterprises teams of people are needed, all with specific roles to play. The Finance Manager , on the other hand, controls the financial input and output of the procurement division.

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How ERP can improve your manufacturing process

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Manufacturers are heavily reliant on an effective workflow process to meet the requirements for ever changing customer needs, sustaining productivity levels and to thrive through continuous supply chain disruptions. ERP for Manufacturing ERP and Lean Manufacturing Selecting ERP

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Customer centricity remains key to manufacturing

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Everything, from the first interaction with the organisation, to the purchase and after-sales support, must be designed with the customer in mind and implemented in such a way that customer only remembers a seamlessly smooth experience.

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Will COVID-19 Lead to More U.S. Manufacturing?

Talking Logistics

Will the COVID-19 crisis lead more companies to manufacture and source their products and materials from the United States instead of China and other countries? Manufacturing? Manufacturing?

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How Automation in the Supply Chain Will Make Employees More Strategic & Improve the Overall Supply Chain

Speaker: Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis

In this educational webinar, Adam Robinson from Cerasis, a leading North American Transportation Management Solutions Company, will address how automation in the supply chain is allowing companies to empower their employees with a more strategic work flow aiding in overall collaboration with peers across departments, improved business operations, more efficient manufacturing, a healthier corporate culture, and more visibility to data and processes providing the ability to gain actionable insights that lead towards actions that impact the company’s bottom line.

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Using OEE and MOM with older manufacturing equipment

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

In the first blog on streamlining manufacturing , we discussed how OEE (Overall Equipment Efficiency) and MOM (Manufacturing Operations Management) can improve manufacturing processes. Legacy equipment is part of the manufacturing world.

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How ERP can help manufacturers digitalize

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Manufacturers are aware they need to modernize to take advantage of what technology can offer. However, technology options are available for manufacturers to use that can help digitalize their operations without the expense (not to mention production downtime) of plant upgrades.

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ERP for Medical Device Manufacturers Part 2

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Those manufacturers who are still using legacy or customized computer systems will find it difficult to make the necessary changes. Integration of design and manufacturing. Many manufacturers use a CAD/CAM system for design and engineering control.

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How Australian manufacturers can achieve the net-zero deadline

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Most manufacturing companies are working on what a low carbon future means for their business with the urgency to cut global CO2 emissions in half by 2030 and strive for a net-zero by 2050. We know that the manufacturing industry is the engine of economic growth and social impact.

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How to Prepare Your Supply Chain for Chip Shortages

It will have a long-term impact on all industries, even those that don’t directly relate to the chip manufacturers. This whitepaper covers everything supply chain leaders would need to know about the chip shortage crisis and how manufacturers can tackle this shortage.

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How manufacturers and distributors can streamline their document distribution process

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

People have been talking about the ‘paperless office’ for decades, but many manufacturers and distributors still have staff members manually printing, posting, faxing, emailing and managing documents that go out to customers. ERP for Manufacturing ERP and Lean Manufacturing ERP and Technolog

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How manufacturers can enable innovation on the factory floor

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

The past two and half years have certainly brought a variety of challenges and opportunities that have made innovation not just a preference, but essential for manufacturers and distributors to thrive into the future. Optimizing the use of data for manufacturers.

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How manufacturers can monetize data

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Data is a crucial component of digital transformation in the manufacturing sector. Many manufacturers aren’t maximizing the value from enriching data and missing out on opportunities to grow, optimize or manage risk. Manufacturers can satisfy customers in new and innovative ways.

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How manufacturers and distributors can re-imagine procurement in the supply chain

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Procurement in manufacturing companies is often not done correctly. Current procurement focus. What this response shows is that they do not fully understand the impact procurement has on stock. The procurement process. Sourcing. Procuring.

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The 2023 Supply Chain Crystal Ball: Challenges and Solutions

Speaker: Olivia Montgomery, Associate Principal Supply Chain Analyst

Curious to know how your peers are navigating ongoing disruption? In this webinar, you’ll gain actionable insights from Olivia Montgomery as she walks us through Capterra’s extensive research on how businesses - notably small and midsize businesses - are addressing supply chain challenges in 2023.

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Investing in channel talent to meet evolving manufacturing industry needs

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

In the drive to digital transformation, manufacturers are relying more and more on digital solutions such as ERP to increase visibility and transparency across the supply chain. According to The Workforce Institute, 87% of manufacturers are having difficulty hiring people for critical roles.

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Flatbed Demand and Challenges for Construction and Manufacturing

Trinity Logistics

However, industries facing high flatbed demand, like construction and manufacturing, are seeing more difficulty than others. Flatbed capacity seems even more challenging because of the continued demand in construction and manufacturing.

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The drive to onshore Australian manufacturing

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

It’s no secret that manufacturing companies around the world are rethinking their supply chain strategies. One of the ripple effects of the pandemic was that domestic sourcing, where possible, grew as companies could no longer import products for their production line.

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How ERP can enable supply chain sustainability for Australian manufacturers

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

In today’s global economy, Australian manufacturers must transition to a more sustainable and ethical business environment if they want to stay profitable. The impact of ESG for manufacturers. Manufacturers can make informed and better business decisions through accurate real-time data.

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The State of Data and Insights in Healthcare Logistics

This report, produced by Worldwide Business Research, explores the progress companies have made toward supply chain digitization and logistics maturity.

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Podcast | Can Mexico Replace China as a Manufacturing Powerhouse?

Supply Chain Brain

China is losing its luster as a low-cost source of manufacturing. Is Mexico an alternative

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Top 3 challenges facing manufacturers and how to overcome them

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

The manufacturing industry confronted many uncertainties in the last year due to the pandemic. The pandemic has led to many shifts in manufacturing including new challenges to overcome. We live in a time where we can purchase almost anything with a click of a button.

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ERP ROI for the manufacturing and distribution CEO

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

The pandemic pushed manufacturers and distributors to rapidly shift gears, from addressing work-from-home policies to managing extreme swings in demand and uncertain supply chains. ERP offers end-to-end visibility of all key elements from financial, inventory to operations and sourcing.

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Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) and the inflection point for digital manufacturing

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, some of the challenges it posed to manufacturing and distribution were new. I grew up in manufacturing. My family owned a manufacturing operation, so I experienced firsthand the challenges that mid-market manufacturers face.

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Additive Manufacturing Use Cases Go Beyond Prototyping

Logistics Viewpoints

Additive manufacturing use cases, by definition, are not defined by the technology itself, but rather the value they create within an organization. Additional suitable components for metal additive manufacturing, that could prove economically beneficial, have also been identified.

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How to improve quality management in your manufacturing business

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

The consequences of quality control errors at your manufacturing plant can be huge, potentially resulting in rework, product redesign, recalls, and dissatisfied customers. As a result, you can quickly pinpoint the source of problems and template targeted solutions.

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How electronics manufacturers can use ERP to address industry challenges

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

The electronics industry has experienced dramatic changes on the customer and supplier side in the last 18 months – from sudden purchasing changes by customers to shortages of parts and components from suppliers. Manufacturing systems.

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Sourcing Parts Faster With Digital Manufacturing

Supply Chain Brain

The emergence of e-commerce for ordering parts has made the experience as easy as buying a book or toaster on Amazon.com, enabling supply chain managers, product designers, engineers and others to carry out the process quickly and on demand

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How manufacturers and distributors can address supply chain management challenges

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Unless manufacturers change, they will find that their ability to forecast demand, and determine what to do to meet it, will be challenging. It seems that manufacturers found it much quicker and cheaper to increase inventories than build regional factories.