How Product as a Service Enables the Circular Economy

Logistics Matter

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The 3 Things that Matter in Delivery Productivity

Logistics Viewpoints

For all who are familiar with the saying “There are 3 things that matter in realty: location, location, location”, there are also 3 “Ls” for delivery productivity: less, less and less. Time is the enemy of delivery productivity and the less loading, less unloading and less driving time spent, the more deliveries can be made. The post The 3 Things that Matter in Delivery Productivity appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Guest Commentary Transportation delivery productivit

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. However, for e-commerce, that share ranges from 15 percent to 30 percent, depending on the product category.”. Are you investing to improve and innovate your product returns capabilities?

Spotlight on forklift safety products

DC Velocity

These new products are designed to enhance the safety of forklift operators and pedestrians wherever lift trucks are in use. Lift Trucks

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

higher productivity and an overall better recruiting. The next. wave of. AI-led. recruiting Four ways machines are enabling their. human counterparts to hire smarter. 2A lly O | T h e n ex t. w av e o f A I- le d r e cr u it in g Introduction 3. From manual to automation 4.

Innovating Production and Supply Networks to Increase Value from New Product Introductions

Logistics Viewpoints

Product and service innovation, driven by digital technologies, is key to gaining extra value from new product introductions. The post Innovating Production and Supply Networks to Increase Value from New Product Introductions appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Supply Chain Network Design new product introduction supply chainOne particularly interesting development is the emergence of modular plants. Forecasting a NPI can be very difficult.

Dare to Compare: Mazars USA’s Consumer Products Annual Benchmarking Study

Mazars Ledger Manufacturing and Distribution

Benchmarking is the process of studying industry or competitive practices, functions and products and finding ways to meet or improve […]. The post Dare to Compare: Mazars USA’s Consumer Products Annual Benchmarking Study appeared first on The Ledger.

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Why OEMs Partnering With Reputable Suppliers Deliver a Desired Product


Getting a compatible LED lighting product, such as a power supply, is essential in order to extend the life expectancy and the quality of LED light strips. OEMs, therefore, need to know why partnering with reputable suppliers delivers the right, desired product.

Demystifying Data Analytics and Consumer Products Industry Trends

Mazars Ledger Manufacturing and Distribution

WEBCAST | Consumer Products September 13, 2018 | 12 PM EDT Stuart Nussbaum | Partner and Consumer Products Sector Leader, Mazars […].

High-speed Product Laner

Material Handling and Logistics

Shuttleworth has introduced its high-speed product laner, a high-speed solution for dividing product from single to multiple lanes

Small-Batch Production Cart

Material Handling and Logistics

has developed a cart to support small-batch production of parts through a multi-stage manufacturing process Creform Corp.

How US Manufacturers can Improve Manufacturing Productivity to Overtake China


In this article, Daniel investigates how the US can overtake China with manufacturing productivity. US manufacturers rank computer technology alongside having the right staff as a crucial driver of the industry’s competitiveness, while productivity is not far behind.

How to Improve Manufacturing Productivity In Harsh Environments


Remaining competitive in an ever-changing market requires you to constantly improve manufacturing productivity. So-called ‘best practices’ to improve manufacturing productivity tend to focus on the performance of people. Your Manufacturing Productivity Pain Points.

Cost, operational challenges hinder port automation

Supply Chain and Logistics

One interesting point in the discussion is that port operators are actually not seeing productivity gains in automated ports. They … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Production Operations Shipping Strategy Supply Chains automation infrastructure performance ports productivity technologyBen Meyer in American Shipper has summarized a McKinsey report on port automation and port modernization.

Rack Safety Products

Material Handling and Logistics

Adrian’s Safety Solutions’ line of rack safety products offers capabilities ranging from pallet push-through prevention to solutions for work area protection or pick-and-pack operations

Order Picker for Long Products

Material Handling and Logistics

Combilift has introduced a purpose-built order picker for long products

Less idle, more productive

Fleet Owner

An efficient food-delivery company found there was much to be desired with old manual data-entry processes drivers once used. Updating those processes and bringing things up to speed produced some eye-opening savings

The ‘Golden Ticket’ to Improving Manufacturing Productivity


Improving manufacturing productivity hinges on keeping those computers fully operational. Improving manufacturing productivity hinges on keeping those computers fully operational". Manufacturers worldwide are bemoaning that computer-controlled systems , used as part of day-to-day production processes, are unreliable and create more problems than they solve. . It’s painful to see the number of production lines that grind to a halt each year as a result of computer downtime.

Mitsubishi starts Chinese engine production

Automotive Logistics

The new factory has annual production capacity of 200,000 units. In addition to increasing employment at the new factory, the production will result in more jobs in the supply chain.”. The post Mitsubishi starts Chinese engine production appeared first on Automotive Logistics.

How to Reduce Product Damage During Shipping


Editor's Note: Today's blog is from Cindy Banker with ProCorr Display and Packaging who is bringing us some great insight on how to reduce product damage. If you are a product manufacturer, you know all too well the perils of shipping products from your factory or warehouse to a DC or retailer. Packaging and product damage during shipping is extremely common. There are many factors that can impact the safe arrival of your product shipments.

Ford restarts production after Meridian fire

Automotive Logistics

Ford has resumed production of the F-150 and Super Duty pick-up trucks at its facilities in the US, following inbound supply chain disruption caused by a fire at its components supplier Meridian Magnesium Products earlier this month.

V8 engine production restarted at Scania

Automotive Logistics

The company, which builds the engines at Södertälje near Stockholm, has warned it will take some time to clear the backlog because “production disturbances of this magnitude create all kinds of logistical challenges.”.

Finding the Optimal California Warehouse Space for Your Products

West Coast and California Logistics

California. A very big state with a very big population. In fact, it’s the largest consumer market in the U.S. and thus a very sensible place to have a distribution center.

High-production AGV

Material Handling and Logistics

BA Systèmes has launched the GF2, an AGV dedicated to high production rate environments

Mitsubishi aims to expand production in Vietnam

Automotive Logistics

To be a true winner, we must develop production and exports to certain levels in each country,” said Masuko, who was in neighbouring Thailand at the unveiling of Mitsubishi’s redesigned Triton pickup truck.

Software Buyer Beware: Process Before Product

Logistics Problem Solving

It’s important to know that there is more to product performance than just the product itself. The developer’s process to create a new software product (design, coding, testing) is important but the implementation process has a far greater impact than many anticipate. Just like the discussion of how important the implementation process is compared to the product, companies need to look at how the software products relate to each other.

Maersk to combine liner, supply chain units into one product

DC Velocity

Ocean shipping, Damco operations to operate with single point of contact. . Transportation

How to Boost Worker Productivity by Promoting a Positive Mindset


Negativity in the workplace hurts worker productivity and costs money. Workers who are present but performing less than 100 percent due to illness or stress actually cost companies more on worker productivity than absent workers do, losing an average 12.4 days of productivity a year versus an average 3.5 Here are five strategies to promote a positive mindset in your workplace so that your employees function at optimal worker productivity levels.

Modex 2018 Product Preview

Logistics Management

The Supply Chain Group editorial team offers Logistics Management readers a preview of the latest warehouse and distribution center management equipment, automation and software products that will be introduced on this year’s trade show floor

Product Readiness for International Exports

Triskele Logistics

Product Readiness for International Exports - Read on to find out more. Efficient Supply Chain

Lift Off Logistics: A Product Launch Checklist for High Value Cargo

Insight Into Action

Looking for lift off with a new product? However, if your supply chain management falters your supply fails to meet demand – and your product launch falls flat.

Production Costs Related to Fast Fashion

Apparel Logistics

Fast fashion typically brings greater production costs to apparel firms, but they must play the game or risk being left behind. How Fast Fashion Increases Apparel Company Production Costs. It's not hard to see then how fast fashion means increased production costs for clothing brands

Exports prop up UK car production despite trade uncertainty

Automotive Logistics

However, production was bolstered by a 6% rise in exports to 113,152 units, with almost 4,000 cars per day being sent to global markets. The post Exports prop up UK car production despite trade uncertainty appeared first on Automotive Logistics.

7 Ways to Boost Warehouse Productivity – Right Now

Kane is Able

Warehouse productivity. Every warehousing operation on earth would like to be more productive, but too few actually invest the time to stop, retool and make it happen. Fortunately, there are relatively small things that just about every operation can perform in the here and now to boost productivity without major investments of time or money.

FCA reconsiders Ram production in Mexico

Automotive Logistics

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is reported to be reconsidering its plans to cease Ram Heavy Duty (HD) pickup truck production at its Saltillo plant in Mexico. The post FCA reconsiders Ram production in Mexico appeared first on Automotive Logistics.

PSA to move engine production closer to assembly plants

Automotive Logistics

Some production will be transferred from Asia in line with company plans to make components as close as possible to its car plants, thus cutting supply times and logistics costs. PSA will further increase production of the three-cylinder Turbo PureTech petrol engine.

GEODIS Doubles Productivity with Autonomous Robots Scheme

Logistics Manager

As of today 80% of all units picked are by robots and productivity throughout the shop floor has more than doubled, training time for new employees has also been slashed by a staggering 50%. The post GEODIS Doubles Productivity with Autonomous Robots Scheme appeared first on Logistics Manager.

Digital megashifts could give supply chain managers "superhuman" productivity, futurist says

DC Velocity

Despite potential of tech to streamline business tasks, human traits like compassion can never be replicated, Leonhard tells MHI show. Technology

Trucker Tools offers load-matching product for small fleets

DC Velocity

Tech can survive in crowded niche by enabling brokers, not replacing them, firm says. Technology

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Warehouse Management Systems – WMS Enhancements and Product Development Plans

Logistics Viewpoints

The post Warehouse Management Systems – WMS Enhancements and Product Development Plans appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. I just completed the newest version of ARC’s annual warehouse management systems (WMS) market research study. For those of you who are looking to receive your copy, it is currently in editing and should be available before the end of the month.

Successful Product Innovation Requires Supply Chain Insight

Material Handling and Logistics

“The costs of a new product’s supply chain can easily outstrip its profit generation, and consistently poor new product initiative management leads to SKU complexity, which can cripple the company’s supply chain.”.

Orbcomm says data analytics product can boost transportation efficiency

DC Velocity

Cloud-based analytics platform to provide descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive results, firm says. Technology

Ford to end Focus production in Argentina

Automotive Logistics

The post Ford to end Focus production in Argentina appeared first on Automotive Logistics. Ford plans to stop manufacturing the Focus compact car in Argentina next May as part of an effort to reduce losses from its South American operations.