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supply chain technology applications

In today’s highly competitive marketplace, it’s imperative for businesses to innovate new ways to streamline their supply chain and optimize productivity. With the aid of modern supply chain technology applications, you can create better visibility within your supply chain, which will enable you to have more control over your business and stay ahead of the competition.

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maker movement

Today is National Manufacturing Day! To further celebrate this day, which we also are doing with our sweepstakes we are running with Josh Miller, documentary  filmmaker of “Made in USA: The 30 Day Journey,” we are highlighting an infographic from Intel on the powerful combination of STEM and the maker movement to power manufacturing forward.

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additive manufacturing 3d printing

Today we bring you a great infographic and video about 3D Printing. View both the video and inforgraphic below. from our friends over at Shapeways. Founded in 2007, Shapeways is led by folks who’ve spent most of their careers in startups, and combine serious technical chops with an inspiring vision of what the world could be. We’re bringing together a passionate, dynamic team of game changers.

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future of procurement management

At Thomasholmes we work with our shipper customers who procure items every day and have needs for inbound freight management as they secure those products from their vendors. Increasingly, as we work with procurement folks at these companies, we are hearing that technology for better communication and to create more efficiency.

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suply chain management in manufacturing

The more people you add into any project, the more complicated everything gets. Sometimes it makes sense to have as few people involved so that there are no crossed wires or misunderstandings, but often it’s more practical to have the people who specialize at a certain task lend their expertise to the matter.

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freight auditing

There are a lot of different components to consider when it comes to maximizing your results in transportation management as it pertains to all of the functions of involved in the pre and post activities of shipping freight. Whether you ship full truckloads of product or mainly send out LTL shipments, it’s important that you pay careful attention to your freight invoices.

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Like our two previous infographics (we’ve reposted those below this article & if you click each one it will go to the respective article), this article continues to examine the American manufacturing industry. This article will focus on the proliferation of manufacturing data available in the industry, and how this data can improve business decisions.

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At Thomasholmes, a core value of ours is continuous improvement for not only our company, our clients, and employees, but through our blog and content to those who are related to what we do (transportation management) in the fields of manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, distribution, and transportation.

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Unless you’re superman, you’re not going to be lifting heavy pallets anytime soon. Enter the forklift. Forklifts are great tools for businesses that need them. But, they can also be very dangerous. Safety is the primary concern around these heavy machines, so understand when they need to be inspected and fixed. We’ve also added a handy infographic at the bottom of this post for quick viewing.