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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Ultimation Industries introduces warehouse robots to give companies of all sizes more flexible material handling solutions

Ultimation Industries introduces warehouse robots to give companies of all sizes more flexible material handling solutions

Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) technology – also known as warehouse robots – is now within the reach of mid-size companies. They provide more flexible material handling when used in conjunction with Motor-Driven Roller (MDR) and other conveyor systems, according to Ultimation Industries LLC. Ultimation is a woman-owned leader in conveyor technology and automation for over 30 years.

Automation: Learning the secrets of uptime

Automation: Learning the secrets of uptime

By Will Carder, Automation Sales Engineer at Quadient. 

Automation offers a route forward for hard-pressed e-fulfilment operations – particularly, when it comes to packaging processes. But how do you build in operational resilience? What are the secrets to maximising uptime?

Chocolate maker finds the digital sweet spot with Made Smarter

Chocolate maker finds the digital sweet spot with Made Smarter

A chocolate maker, supported by Made Smarter, is poised to experience a game-changing productivity increase by automating its manufacturing process.

Waterline keeps the nation's homes fully furnished with help from PODFather

Waterline keeps the nation's homes fully furnished with help from PODFather

Waterline, the provider of kitchen, bedroom and office furniture and fittings, relies on PODFather's electronic proof of delivery technology to help track and manage its nationwide distribution operation.

Dakota achieves Platinum Partnership Status with Honeywell

Dakota achieves Platinum Partnership Status with Honeywell

Dakota Integrated Solutions Ltd, a real-time technology, printing, mobility and digital data capture solution specialist, has achieved Platinum Partnership Status with Honeywell. This latest accolade for Dakota means that they are now able to offer Honeywell’s entire product range, including Voice-directed technology and solutions.

At John Deere ‘hard iron meets AI’

At John Deere ‘hard iron meets AI’

John Deere is leveraging Intel’s artificial intelligence (AI) technology to help solve a costly, age-old problem in the manufacturing welding process. Deere is piloting a solution that uses computer vision to automatically spot common defects in the automated welding process in its manufacturing facilities.

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