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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Eurotech joins the O-RAN Alliance to accelerate the development and deployment of scalable 5G network applications at the edge

Eurotech joins the O-RAN Alliance to accelerate the development and deployment of scalable 5G network applications at the edge

Eurotech, provider of rugged embedded and edge computers and IoT components enabling end-to-end applications, has joined the O-RAN Alliance to enable a faster design, development and deployment of 5G network applications at the edge, leveraging its High Performance Edge Computing (HPEC) systems.

Retail re-opens, but how can you capitalise on and, crucially, sustain, pent-up demand?

Retail re-opens, but how can you capitalise on and, crucially, sustain, pent-up demand?

How can retailers capitalise on both pent-up and longer term demand, asks Romulus Grigoras, Cofounder and CEO of OneStock. 

Manufacturers’ understanding of IoT’s value drops 14% in one year, industry study finds

Manufacturers’ understanding of IoT’s value drops 14% in one year, industry study finds

Despite almost two-thirds (63%) of manufacturers running at reduced capacity over the past year, the Internet of Things (IoT) still wasn’t able to make its long-awaited transition from intention to adoption in 2020.

Global smartphone shipments to hit 1.53 billion units in 2021, still below 2019 levels

Global smartphone shipments to hit 1.53 billion units in 2021, still below 2019 levels

The COVID-19 pandemic caused the worst smartphone market contraction in history, as global demand plummeted in the first and second quarter of 2020. As a result, annual smartphone shipments dropped by 10% YoY to 1.38 billion units in 2020. Although this year is expected to witness a significant recovery of the entire market, shipments will remain below pre-COVID-19 levels.

New Brother UK label printing kit for network installers connects resellers with new opportunity

New Brother UK label printing kit for network installers connects resellers with new opportunity

Brother UK has launched a new all-in-one label printing solution for network infrastructure and cable identification in a move to support resellers supply the network infrastructure installer market.

Shoppers say staff are key to improving store experiences

Shoppers say staff are key to improving store experiences

Over half (54%) of UK shoppers say they prefer interactions with both workers and technology rather than fully automated shopping experiences. Despite the pandemic accelerating technology adoption, consumers clearly expect retailers to strike the right balance between staff and technology.

Breathe Technologies delivers 300% increase in productivity for Ultimate Products with direct-to-customer fulfilment solution

Breathe Technologies delivers 300% increase in productivity for Ultimate Products with direct-to-customer fulfilment solution

From local business to global success, Ultimate Products is an international brand house managing consumer goods brands, across 12 product ranges including household names; Salter, Beldray, Progress and Intempo. Having experienced revenue growth across each of the business’ strategic pillars, Ultimate Products has seen particular strong performance on its ecommerce platforms following the recent surge in online shopping.

CORE (UK) Ltd wins The Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade

CORE (UK) Ltd wins The Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade

CORE (UK) Ltd, the digital supply chain management software provider, has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade for outstanding growth and commercial success in international trade.

71% of UK businesses see role for CCTV in keeping workplaces 'COVID Safe' as they encourage more workers back

71% of UK businesses see role for CCTV in keeping workplaces 'COVID Safe' as they encourage more workers back

A multi-country survey of organisations with more than 50 staff and running an existing video monitoring system, carried out by Video Security as a Service (VSaaS) innovator Ava Security, found that 71% of UK firms saw a role for their existing video system in supporting a safe return the workplace for more of their staff.

How technology innovations have helped fast-track the low-touch economy

How technology innovations have helped fast-track the low-touch economy

Many industries have had to quickly adapt to new operational guidelines due to the coronavirus outbreak completely changing the economy and the way we live our lives. Many professions that the public took for granted were prevented from operating under their normal circumstances.

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