Manufacturing, Logistics and Supply Chain articles

Manufacturing and Supply Chain IT articles comprising case studies, product information, opinion articles, reports, new contract wins, product launches, opinion from the trade associations, government departments, research analysts, the vendor community. These articles are about specific industry IT solutions and topics relating to how improvements and efficiency gains can be made by the use of information technology within supply chain applications.

All topics are covered in these articles which include ERP/MRP, Manufacturing Software, Advanced Planning, Demand Forecasting, Supply Chain Management, Warehouse Management Software, Automatic Identification/Datacapture, Voice-Directed Warehousing, Printing & LabellingTransport Management, Asset Management Software and Mobile Computing.

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Mobilising and managing supply chains on the go

Mobilising and managing supply chains on the go

By Paul Swaddle, Co-Founder, Pocket App.

All types of transportation services, whether trucking, public transport, aircraft, charter & shuttle bus services, railroads or shipping, and the warehouses that support them, are drowning in paperwork.

Acquisition of Vanderlande completed

Acquisition of Vanderlande completed

Toyota Industries Corporation's (TICO) acquisition of Vanderlande – the value-added logistic process automation solutions provider at airports and in the parcel market, and supplier for warehouses – has been completed.

TouchPath WMS system chosen to support manufacturer's expansion

TouchPath WMS system chosen to support manufacturer's expansion

International supply chain solutions provider TouchPath is installing its 'TouchWMS' warehouse management system to support manufacturer Norcros Adhesives' company growth.

New technologies revolutionising the omni-channel experience

New technologies revolutionising the omni-channel experience

A strong omni-channel B2B customer strategy is vital for many manufacturers these days, but it must go beyond simply ensuring the online experience matches the offline experience, to fully support the buyer throughout the entire, often complex sales process – however they choose to buy, says Michiel Schipperus, CEO, Sana Commerce.

Cisco survey reveals close to three-fourths of IoT projects are failing

Cisco survey reveals close to three-fourths of IoT projects are failing

IDC predicts that the worldwide installed base of Internet of Things (IoT) endpoints will grow from 14.9 billion at the end of 2016 to more than 82 billion in 20251.

Skills shortage is top risk facing manufacturers, survey finds

Skills shortage is top risk facing manufacturers, survey finds

New statistics, taken from a manufacturing industry survey by audit, tax and consulting firm RSM, show that recruiting and retaining talent is a top risk for the sector.

Print management software can be a crucial pillar in a sound financial strategy, says Y Soft

Print management software can be a crucial pillar in a sound financial strategy, says Y Soft

As organisations deal with a growing need to remain competitive, finance teams are faced with the constantly expanding challenge of effectively managing budgets.

£15.5bn invested in deals between manufacturing corporates and UK SMEs since 2013

£15.5bn invested in deals between manufacturing corporates and UK SMEs since 2013

Deals between large manufacturing companies and UK SMEs are widespread with more than 770 since April 2013, known to have exceeded £15.5bn.

BSI's Global Supply Chain Intelligence report reveals top supply chain risks in 2016

BSI's Global Supply Chain Intelligence report reveals top supply chain risks in 2016

In 2016 global supply chains continued to face a range of security, social responsibility, and business continuity risks, with many of these issues provoked by one another. BSI noted multiple incidents that started out as a security, social responsibility, or a business continuity risk that cascaded into other supply chain issues.

PodsystemM2M and Anytrek respond to growing trend in 'strategic' cargo theft through covert tracking device

PodsystemM2M and Anytrek respond to growing trend in 'strategic' cargo theft through covert tracking device

Cybercriminals are not limited to hackers on the web. Businesses lose more than US $55bn a year due to interruptions in the supply chain according to a report from BSI.