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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Vanderlande invests in Smart Robotics platform technology

Vanderlande invests in Smart Robotics platform technology

Vanderlande will obtain a minority shareholder interest in the robotics development company Smart Robotics, which is based in Best near Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Datalogic acquires 20% of R4i to develop innovative identification solutions with RFID technology

Datalogic acquires 20% of R4i to develop innovative identification solutions with RFID technology

Datalogic, the automatic data capture and process automation solutions provider, has acquired a 20% of R4i S.r.l., a company based in Benevento, which develops cutting-edge solutions with RFID technology (Radiofrequency Identification).

Gartner announces rankings of its 2017 Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25

Gartner announces rankings of its 2017 Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25

Gartner, Inc. has released its ninth annual Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 ranking. The ranking recognises companies across the healthcare value chain that demonstrate leadership in improving human life at sustainable costs.

UK businesses need to get used to ‘failing fast’ to get out of the productivity doldrums, says Claranet

UK businesses need to get used to ‘failing fast’ to get out of the productivity doldrums, says Claranet

The UK will struggle to plug its productivity gap until British businesses can afford to take more risks and embrace a 'fail fast' philosophy.

Black Friday week – don’t forget the importance of your returns strategy

Black Friday week – don’t forget the importance of your returns strategy

By Matthew Robertson, Co-CEO, NetDespatch.

As we head towards Black Friday, retailers are once again fully focussed on what will be the biggest UK shopping period of the year. With analysts predicting that consumers will spend in excess of £7 billion over Black Friday week in 2017, retailers can be forgiven for adopting a 'stack 'em high and ship 'em fast' mentality, in a bid to cash in.

CML advises businesses on how to utilise logistics at Brexit Procurement & Supply Chain Forum

CML advises businesses on how to utilise logistics at Brexit Procurement & Supply Chain Forum

On the 15th of November, Paul Bambrough-Smith, Global Logistics Manager at CML, was invited to speak at the Brexit Procurement & Supply Chain Forum at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in London.

Cybercriminal abuse of rewards points

Cybercriminal abuse of rewards points

By Olivia Rowley and Luke Rodeheffer.

Cybercriminal interest in stolen data is not solely limited to financial or personally identifiable information. In fact, Flashpoint analysts have observed increased Deep & Dark Web chatter pertaining to the exploitation of rewards programmes, especially those associated with travel points.

Mobile marketing set to give Black Friday boost

Mobile marketing set to give Black Friday boost

As retailers prepare for one of the busiest weekends of the year, Friday 24th November (Black Friday), experts predict this year is set to be the busiest on record after 2016 saw a 12.2% increase on the £1.1bn spent on the same day in 2015.

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