Process manufacturing software, Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), Lot Traceability, Batch Production

Process manufacturing is concerned with the use of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), such as those used in the chemical, pharmaceutical, food & beverage, biotechnology and Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) environments. The key point to define process manufacturing is that once the raw ingredients or formulas have been used and mixed they cannot be returned back to their original individual state. In other words, once the product has been constructed the individual ingredients cannot be distilled and extracted back out again.

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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.

Smartphones and wearables market poised for growth with next-generation sensors key enabler of innovation

Smartphones and wearables market poised for growth with next-generation sensors key enabler of innovation

Next-generation sensors are poised to influence the smartphone and wearables market. Though increased intelligence, ease of integration, real-time integration, and miniaturisation features may drive opportunities, data privacy and security remain key factors hindering widespread adoption.

Drax enlists the support of Crimson & Co to help revolutionise its planning processes

Drax enlists the support of Crimson & Co to help revolutionise its planning processes

Energy firm Drax, which supplies up to approximately eight per cent of the UK's electricity needs, is enhancing its business processes following the successful implementation of a new Advanced Planning Scheduling (APS) system.

Supply chain complexity and too many KPIs named as the key challenges logistics professionals are facing

Supply chain complexity and too many KPIs named as the key challenges logistics professionals are facing

An international survey of 500 global logistics professionals reveals agreement on the need to reduce supply chain complexities, fine tune key performance indicators (KPIs) and offer a consistent customer experience across all channels.

68% of the manufacturing industry ‘is incentivised with gifts from suppliers’

68% of the manufacturing industry ‘is incentivised with gifts from suppliers’

Rewarding corporate clients for their custom and loyalty has always been big business, but new data has revealed that the practice is more common place in the manufacturing industry than any other.

Maxoptra shortlisted for 2016 Fleet Hero Award

Maxoptra shortlisted for 2016 Fleet Hero Award

Maxoptra, the dynamic route planning software solution, has been shortlisted for a 2016 Fleet Hero Award in the category of Fleet Supplier.

Rapid growth across Europe drives expansion for MiX Telematics

Rapid growth across Europe drives expansion for MiX Telematics

MiX Telematics has made a number of key appointments and expanded its partner network in response to the growing and sustained demand for its products throughout Europe.

Inlog aims to transform the logistics market with Cloud Logistics partnership that offers ‘innovative TMS in a day’

Inlog aims to transform the logistics market with Cloud Logistics partnership that offers ‘innovative TMS in a day’

Inolog has announced its launch in a bid to transform inefficiencies currently facing the supply chain and logistics industry, starting with inbound logistics – one of the final pieces of the puzzle to solve.

RFID system simplifies access control for operating personnel at machines and plants

RFID system simplifies access control for operating personnel at machines and plants

With its new Simatic RF1000 RFID system, Siemens is offering a flexible, simple solution to monitor access to machines and plants using the new Simatic RF1060R reader.

Inlog aims to transform the logistics market with Cloud logistics partnership that offers TMS in a day

Inlog aims to transform the logistics market with Cloud logistics partnership that offers TMS in a day

Inolog has announced its launch in a bid to transform inefficiencies currently facing the supply chain and logistics industry, starting with inbound logistics – one of the final pieces of the puzzle to solve.