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CIPS - Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply




CIPS - Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply

Global pandemic roils 2020 Reshoring Index, shifting focus from reshoring to right-shoring
Kearney
Kearney

Kearney’s annual Reshoring Index tracks whether manufacturing is coming back to America from Asia, where so many jobs have been offshored over the past several decades. Our latest findings show that the US has not reclaimed manufacturing jobs in any material way. 

The disruptions wrought by COVID-19 make the latest Kearney Reshoring Index uniquely challenging to interpret. Our annual reshoring metric plunged from an historic high in 2019 (due mainly to a sharp decline in imports from China, not a surge in domestic manufacturing) deep into negative territory for 2020. Yet the Index took many twists and turns throughout the year, sinking deepest during the 2nd quarter, when the pandemic shuttered much of US manufacturing capability; rebounding solidly back up into positive territory over the summer, when US production resumed; then ending the year in decidedly negative territory. 

US manufacturing imports from China took a similar roller-coaste ...  >>

Six theories about how 3D printing will change logistics
3D printing has been used by certain industries for some time now, and more sectors are following suit. One thing is for certain: The market share of additive manufacturing will continue to grow. This white paper puts forward six theories about how the technology will affect society as a whole, and logistics in part  >>

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Last update 12 Sep 2021
PMI eases to six-month low as supply chain issues constrain output growth
   Source: J.P.Morgan Global Manufacturing PMI   -  IHS Markit



Retail

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How Do AI and Big Data Add Value for Manufacturers

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Resources
 
Erema: Gaining a competitive edge through preferential exports

Erema, an Austrian manufacturer of recycling systems, uses AEB software to accelerate the proper classification of its components, manage supplier’s declarations, and ensure compliance in its exports. Erema ship...

Integrating Product, In formation and Financial Flows in the Returns Management Process

The strategic importance of managing return goods is gaining attention in the academic literature. Poorly managed processes can impact a company’s brand reputation, sustainability i mpact and profitability. Returns...


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