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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Effective plant asset management – new functionalities for smart field devices

Effective plant asset management – new functionalities for smart field devices

With its Simatic PDM Maintenance Station V2.0, Siemens is providing what it believes to be the ideal solution for efficient monitoring of intelligent field device statuses independently of the automation and control system used.

Freeway launches compliance auto-integrator to ease Earned Recognition reporting

Freeway launches compliance auto-integrator to ease Earned Recognition reporting

Freeway Fleet Systems has developed a handy tool to help fleet managers gather vehicle compliance data for electronic reporting.

Sigma 3 implements IFS Applications 9 to support strong business growth

Sigma 3 implements IFS Applications 9 to support strong business growth

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, has announced that Sigma 3, the kitchen manufacturer and retailer, will implement IFS Applications 9 to improve planning and support business growth.

French election victory reduces supply chain risk in Europe

French election victory reduces supply chain risk in Europe

Western and Central Europe's contribution to global supply chain risk fell in Q2 2017 to 29.94%, compared with 30.14% in Q1, according to the CIPS Risk Index, powered by Dun & Bradstreet.

Manufacturing SMEs in line with national average for business savings

Manufacturing SMEs in line with national average for business savings

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the manufacturing and engineering sector hold an average £444,000 in business savings accounts, according to new research from specialist challenger bank Hampshire Trust Bank.

Basra Oil Company selects WorkTech for time and attendance

Basra Oil Company selects WorkTech for time and attendance

Work Technology Corporation (WorkTech), a company specialising in contractor cost tracking, time and attendance, and fatigue management software, has announced that its WorkTech Time solution has been selected by Basra Oil Company BOC), a national Iraqi company responsible for the oil in the south of Iraq.

Oracle empowers organisations to meet accelerating market changes with major innovations to Supply Chain Management Cloud

Oracle empowers organisations to meet accelerating market changes with major innovations to Supply Chain Management Cloud

To help organisations meet rapidly changing business demands, Oracle has announced significant expansions to Oracle Supply Chain Management (SCM) Cloud.

Investors take interest in Online-Pricing-Platforms: Logistics Start-up Cargonexx is in the Fast Lane in Europe

Investors take interest in Online-Pricing-Platforms:  Logistics Start-up Cargonexx is in the Fast Lane in Europe

According to the venture capital data firm CB Insights, logistic tech start-ups are on track for their first billion-dollar year in cumulative funding after already having raised $583M across 33 deals in 2017.

Well-situated in the International Market: inconsoYMS (Yard Management System) in the Gartner Market

Well-situated in the International Market: inconsoYMS (Yard Management System) in the Gartner Market

The latest market overview of the Gartner institute, Market Guide for Yard Management, informs the reader about functional and integrative features of selected Yard Management Systems.

3G vehicle cameras can cut premiums by more than half, says First Insurance Group

3G vehicle cameras can cut premiums by more than half, says First Insurance Group

First Insurance Solutions, a specialist commercial insurance broker, is using 3G vehicle cameras to implement risk management that is reducing insurance premiums for its fleet clients by as much as 55% in some cases.