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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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.

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.

The rise of artificial intelligence – Why the logistics sector needs to innovate to accommodate

The rise of artificial intelligence – Why the logistics sector needs to innovate to accommodate

The logistics industry is ever evolving, one of the major changes being the rise in artificial intelligence, which is inevitably having a major impact across all parts of the distribution chain. Logistic players, both large and small may be left wondering what these changes will mean for a human workforce in the near future. Tony Hughes, CEO of Huthwaite International, discusses the emerging trends in AI, such as voice recognition, as well as the pros and cons of this developing technology for companies.

QRoutes launches schools and special needs transport planning software

QRoutes launches schools and special needs transport planning software

QRoutes has announced the latest version of its Transport Planning tool, which is available online as easy to use software.

AGRO Merchants Group Takes the Freeway Route to Improving Fleet Maintenance

AGRO Merchants Group Takes the Freeway Route to Improving Fleet Maintenance

AGRO Merchants Group is implementing fleet maintenance software from Freeway Fleet Systems at the company's Irish HQ in Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland.

Inaccurate data has cost businesses millions – how much has it cost you?

Inaccurate data has cost businesses millions – how much has it cost you?

IBM estimates that poor data quality cost the US economy $3.1 Trillion in one year. Research by UK Domain revealed that independent businesses lost £6.1 billion in a year due to missing or inaccurate data on their own websites.

Manufacturing is one of Britain’s deadliest industries killing 214 for £32k a year

Manufacturing is one of Britain’s deadliest industries killing 214 for £32k a year

First4Lawyers study analyses decade of workplace death data as well as yearly salaries to find out which is the deadliest industry to work in and how much you get paid for it.

EEF - Budget will be make or break on business investment warn manufacturers

EEF - Budget will be make or break on business investment warn manufacturers

Amidst warnings of more disappointing productivity growth to come, downgrades to the public finances and Brexit related uncertainty, Britain's manufacturers are urging the Chancellor to use his available ammunition to boost investment and improve industry competitiveness in the forthcoming Budget.

Why traditional manufacturing theories don't work

Why traditional manufacturing theories don't work

Complexity and variability are the new norm in modern business. Changing customer behaviour, shorter product lifecycles and a rising complexity in global supply chains is making life increasingly difficult for production planners.

Allan Morris Transport haul £100,000 return using r2c Online

Allan Morris Transport haul £100,000 return using r2c Online

Bulk haulage and distribution specialist, Allan Morris Transport, has revealed savings of over £100,000 since adopting r2c Online's fleet management software.

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