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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After Gmail hacking: conventional password protection is not enough

After Gmail hacking: conventional password protection is not enough

Hackers recently got their hands on almost five million Google Mail passwords and published these on the Internet. Such news stories show that conventional password protection is no longer sufficient on its own.

Ecologistics: An initiative to supply chain visibility

Ecologistics: An initiative to supply chain visibility

By Behzad Hezarkhani and Dmitry Krushinsky, Smart Logistics Lab, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands.

Imagine you can tell – at any moment – where are the ordered items from the suppliers and how far are your shipments from the customers. Suppose that you can specify the sources used in every single unit of your products or identify the consumer who is holding a product of yours.

Transparency across supply chain networks – with AEB software

Transparency across supply chain networks – with AEB software

More transparency over the flow of goods in global supply chains is being provided by the new software version of ASSIST4 Monitoring & Alerting by AEB, provider of global trade and supply chain management solutions.

DynaSys announces global planning solution for Zodiac Poolcare

DynaSys announces global planning solution for Zodiac Poolcare

DynaSys, a division of QAD Inc. and provider of demand and supply chain planning solutions, has signed a contract with Zodiac Poolcare, a global swimming pool and spa industry product company.

Delphian Systems announces arrival of SecuRemote Smart

Delphian Systems announces arrival of SecuRemote Smart

Delphian Systems (Delphian) has announced the arrival of its next generation Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) based technology that makes OEM products interoperable with mobile devices and capable of forming wireless mesh networks automatically.

Kewill MOVE on the Cloud

Kewill MOVE on the Cloud

Kewill has announced the availability of Kewill MOVE on the Cloud, a hosted version of their multimodal transportation management software platform.

Handheld’s NAUTIZ X4 rugged computer now also with Android

Handheld’s NAUTIZ X4 rugged computer now also with Android

Handheld Group, manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, has announced an upgrade of the Nautiz X4 rugged handheld, which was launched earlier this year.

Enabling manufacturers and retailers to reduce costs and ensure business continuity

Enabling manufacturers and retailers to reduce costs and ensure business continuity

Riverlite Ltd, specialist IT supplier to the SME sector, will be hosting 'vCloud @ The London Shard' on the 23rd October 2014.

IAS COO to speak at IANA 2014 on Intermodal Chassis issues

IAS COO to speak at IANA 2014 on Intermodal Chassis issues

International Asset Systems® (IAS), the cloud-based solutions provider for intermodal transportation, has announced that Chief Operating Officer John Allen will be speaking at the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) Expo in Long Beach.

Businesses need a strategy for tapping into flexible labour resources

Businesses need a strategy for tapping into flexible labour resources

By John O'Reilly, Operations Director at Flex Recruitment Plus.

Britain is back in business. As the Bank of England forecasts growth of around 3% for the UK economy in 2014, and manufacturing growth is reported to be the strongest for a generation, companies are reviewing their resources and many will find it necessary to take on staff within their warehousing and logistics operations to meet rising demand.

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