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Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), University of Cambridge




Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), University of Cambridge

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 ...  >>

Models and algorithms for integrated production and distribution problems.
Article published in Computers & Industrial Engineering 154 (2021)   Authors Vincenzo Bo (a), Marco Bortolini (b), Enrico Malaguti (c), Michele Monaci (c), Cristina Mora (b), Paolo Paronuzzi (c). (a) Plannet S.r.l., Via Pier Carlo Cadoppi 4/6, I-42124 Reggio nell’Emilia, Italy (b) DIN  >>

Events
 
17
Jun
2021
Supply Chain Summit 2021
More than ever, supply chains are determining who wins in the food and grocery industry. In the face of adversity, supply chains have demonstrated the enormous role they play in organisations’ success. Now is the time to capitalise on gains made. Join us at the Supply Chain Summit on 17 June 2021 to intera
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Job Opportunities
 
Interim Supply Chain Manager
     
     Surrey, England  -  TEMP  -  1st Executive
Senior Procurement Manager - IT Infrastructure
     
     London  -  PERM  -  Beaumont Select
Supply Chain Manager - 12 mth FTC
     
     South East  -  TEMP  -  Beaumont Select
Category Buyer - Plumbing and Heating
     
     North Yorkshire  -  PERM  -  Cast UK
Supply Chain Coordinator
     
     London  -  PERM  -  Cast UK
Demand & Supply Planning Manager
     
     Warwickshire (flexible working)  -  PERM  -  Cast UK
Quantity Surveyor - Edinburgh
     
     Edinburgh  -  PERM  -  Jonathan Lee Recruitment
Buyer
     
     Peterborough  -  PERM  -  Jonathan Lee Recruitment
Supply Chain Planner - FMCG
     
     Kingston Upon Hull  -  PERM  -  Michael Page
Supply Chain Manager - Chemicals - Widnes
     
     Widnes  -  PERM  -  Michael Page
Head of Logistics
     
     Wolverhampton  -  PERM  -  Page Personnel
Strategic Buyer
     
     Rugby  -  PERM  -  Procurement People
Depot Manager
     
     London  -  PERM  -  Cast UK
Export Logistics Manager
     
     Kent  -  PERM  -  Michael Page
Senior Buyer - FM
     
     West Midlands  -  PERM  -  Michael Page
 

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News & Trends
 

Last update 5 May 2021
Manufacturing PMI at near-record high in April but sector still beset by supply-chain disruptions
   Source: Markit /CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI   -  IHS Markit
United Kingdom 


Energy & Utilities

With increasing regulation & customer service expectations, utilities companies are redirecting their focus to improve end-to-end supply chain performance. As part of our drive to improve asset utilisation and up-time, Unipart Logistics has been at the forefront facilitating companies improved bus...

Blue Yonder, Coresight Research Finds 65% of Retailers Established or Expanded Domestic Manufacturing Due to COVID-19

New research from Blue Yonder® and Coresight Research, the Retail Localization & Agility Survey, found that 65% of retailers established or expanded their local and domestic manufacturing sources in order to g...


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Resources
 
Italpizza: Supply Chain digital transformation for the Italian leader in frozen pizza Italpizza

Company Italpizza was founded in 1991 in Castello di Serravalle, a small town over the “colli”, the hills surrounding Bologna, where in a few years has become the Italian leading company specialized in the...

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Five Keys to Transportation Planning and Optimization Success

Today’s fluid, omni-channel logistics and global economic environment present companies with a more complex transportation puzzle to solve. Best-in-class companies, suppliers, and customers find advanced transporta...