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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Finding a label applicator that works for your business

Finding a label applicator that works for your business

By Marsha Frydrychowski, director of marketing services, Resource Label Group.

Establishing an efficient labeling system can streamline operations, lower costs over the long run and lead to a more consistent product. When chosen correctly, a versatile label applicator is an investment that will lead to a healthier bottom line.

SMS full production lifecycle management – concept, creation, customer, consumer and beyond

SMS full production lifecycle management – concept, creation, customer, consumer and beyond

In our fast paced and connected world, the term EMS (Electronic Manufacturing Services) has become synonymous with high-volume, off-shore manufacturing. Enter SMS, a UK EMS company who offers low-volume manufacturing for high-mix applications.

Frost & Sullivan lauds incadea on improving customer Experience

Frost & Sullivan lauds incadea on improving customer Experience

Based on its recent analysis of the automotive cloud-based dealer management solution (DMS) market, Frost & Sullivan recognises with the 2016 Europe Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Service Leadership.

Three in four Brits snub retailers with slow customer service

Three in four Brits snub retailers with slow customer service

Interactive Intelligence Group Inc., provider of cloud services for customer engagement, communications and collaboration, has released research revealing that over three quarters of UK consumers (79 per cent) will use a different retailer if they don't receive a timely response from customer service.

New Blue Yonder solution helps grocers to optimise replenishment for fresh assortments

New Blue Yonder solution helps grocers to optimise replenishment for fresh assortments

Set against a backdrop of declining profitability and significant changes in consumer lifestyles, retailers are under pressure to deliver the best freshness and optimal availability to their customers without the ability manage cost-to-serve.

A10 Networks' Cloud vision comes to life with introduction of A10 Lightning Application Delivery Service (ADS) for Cloud applications

A10 Networks' Cloud vision comes to life with introduction of A10 Lightning Application Delivery Service (ADS) for Cloud applications

A10 Networks, the secure application services company, has rolled out its A10 Lightning Application Delivery Service (ADS) — a Cloud-native software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform designed to boost the delivery and security of applications and microservices across public, private and hybrid clouds.

Printing volumes on the rise as digital content increases

Printing volumes on the rise as digital content increases

Digital content is actually leading to an increase in printing, despite the common misconception that digitisation will help companies to reduce their reliance on paper. In a recent survey by Danwood of 1,000 office workers, almost half (46%) say they print daily, with 84% of workers believing print is an important aspect of work.

Brother extends mobile print offering with rugged-jet launch

Brother extends mobile print offering with rugged-jet launch

Information, communication and technology services provider, Brother UK, has launched a new mobile print solution, targeting markets which require efficient portable printing in a variety of working environments.

One integrated scheduling platform – multiple business benefits

One integrated scheduling platform – multiple business benefits

By Allison McNulty, Petroleum Supply Chain Manager, AspenTech.

Information is power – mastering dynamic information delivers a competitive edge. Automated scheduling with refinery-wide visibility helps to mobilise crude oil through production to refined products, enabling companies to optimise operational efficiency and maximise profitability.

Over a billion garments digitally connected as retail industry gets smart

Over a billion garments digitally connected as retail industry gets smart

Retail software specialist, Detego, has reached the milestone of having now digitally connected over a billion items of clothing, in a bid to help several European retailers gain actionable insights into product ranges and customer behaviour.