The Future of the Manufacturing Supply Chain Workflow Reinvented

Manufacturing Supply Chain Workforce Challenges

Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute (MI) reported that the U.S. manufacturing industry was looking to fill half a million job openings in 2021, with expectations for that number to continue to increase. It is estimated that over 2 million of those jobs are likely to remain unfilled until at least 2030 which the study warns could damage the U.S economy by up to $1 trillion.

One top of that, LinkedIn reported a 28% turnover rate increase for manufacturing supply chain positions. With open positions that are hard to fill and existing staff feeling the burden of cognitive overload, managers are struggling to meet their goals with their existing workforce.

The global competition for supply chain talent rages on for both hourly and salaried roles alongside a once-in-a-lifetime shift in where, when, how, and why supply chain professionals work. Manufacturing companies will have to work harder to make jobs more exciting and rewarding for their employees, and to do even more to generate enthusiasm around their company’s vision and future to compete with the war on talent.  

Supply chain leaders must inspire a unique mix of frontline, hybrid, and remote workers. Discover how streaming the data manufacturing process using a human-centric work design can influence employment value propositions that retain and engage current employees, and attract and retain new ones.

(more…)

Building Supply Chain Resilience: How Manufacturing Leaders are Pivoting Their Strategies in the Shortage Economy

Webinar Recap 

Recently, LeanDNA had the opportunity to host a discussion involving experienced manufacturing leaders from Chamberlain Group, HNI Corporation, and PSG Dover. 

The three main learning objectives covered in the Building Supply Chain Resilience Webinar included: 

  1. Shortages and issues discrete manufacturers face
  2. The role technology plays in addressing these challenges
  3. How to utilize modernized planning and optimization tools for actionable insights

This blog serves as a resource to summarize the key takeaways from the conversation, you can also download the full webinar video for additional details on the topics discussed. 

(more…)

Challenges for Manufacturers On the Horizon: the Paradox of Reducing Shortages vs Inventory

According to the recent State of Supply Chain 2022 report, nearly 75% of manufacturers feel pressured to digitally transform their supply chain operations. But why are there so many internal roadblocks to adopting new technologies, work processes, and business solutions?

In our latest State of Supply Chain 2022 webinar, hosted in tandem with The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME), industry leaders from LeanDNA, AME, and Deloitte participated in a roundtable discussion to answer this question and more. Below we’ll address different perspectives on why the implementation of new tech and new ideas, which manufacturers need to stay successful in today’s market, is easier said than done. 

(more…)

What’s Holding Manufacturers Back? It All Comes Down to Trust

According to the recent State of Supply Chain 2022 report, nearly 75% of manufacturers feel pressured to digitally transform their supply chain operations. But why are there so many internal roadblocks to adopting new technologies, work processes, and business solutions?

In our latest State of Supply Chain 2022 webinar, hosted in tandem with The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME), industry leaders from LeanDNA, AME, and Deloitte participated in a roundtable discussion to answer this question and more. Below we’ll address different perspectives on why the implementation of new tech and new ideas, which manufacturers need to stay successful in today’s market, is easier said than done. 

(more…)

Embracing Disruption: The 2022 AME International Conference in Dallas

After going virtual the past two years, The Association for Manufacturing Excellence’s (AME) 38th annual international conference will finally be back in person this year in Dallas. In mid-October, this event will bring together lean practitioners from nearly every role and every industry across the globe. This is one of the biggest conference events in the country for manufacturing and operational excellence, showcasing a variety of local tours, keynote speakers, interactive presentations, networking opportunities, and more.

(more…)

The State of Supply Chain 2022 Webinar Recap

This week LeanDNA and The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) hosted a webinar on the current state of the supply chain and the New Shortage Economy. Our very own Richard Lebovitz and Kamalina Srikant joined AME’s Robert Martichenko and Deloitte Consulting’s Louis Librandi to expand upon results from the recently published “State of Supply Chain in the New Shortage Economy” report and discuss the current pain points, opportunities, and approaches in manufacturing and supply chain. 

(more…)

2022 State of Supply Chain Webinar: Meet Our Panel of Industry Experts

In 2022, manufacturers are still reeling from the ongoing effects of COVID-19, unprecedented global supply chain disruptions, and overburdened planning and procurement teams. Manufacturers trying to deliver on-time and grow their revenue have to navigate increasingly complex supply chain challenges, highly customized orders, intricate sub-assemblies from a more global supplier base, and more. 

(more…)

Hot Off the Press: The State of Supply Chain 2022 Report

COVID-19 has had a lasting impact on virtually every industry, and manufacturing is no exception. The pandemic has amplified supply chain challenges that are increasingly complex, from highly customized orders, intricate sub-assemblies and parts sourced from more global suppliers, and overburdened planning and procurement teams.

In this “new shortage economy,” it’s increasingly evident that manufacturing’s existing processes are in need of an upgrade. Additional insight and visibility into the supply chain is necessary for manufacturers to avoid shortages, optimize inventory, and save money.

(more…)

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence and LeanDNA Release Data on New Shortage Economy

New global research underscores importance of manufacturing visibility in unprecedented supply chain environment

AUSTIN, Texas – February 15, 2022 – PR Newswire LeanDNA, the leader in effective supply chain orchestration, and the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME), the premier organization for the exchange of knowledge in enterprise excellence, today released “State of Supply Chain in the New Shortage Economy,” a report examining the biggest pain points and opportunities for manufacturers. Results from the survey of manufacturing professionals highlighted the need to digitally transform inventory data to better prioritize supply chain actions and collaborate across businesses.

(more…)