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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Social distancing, swipe cards and shift patterns: the changing face of warehouses post-Coronavirus

Social distancing, swipe cards and shift patterns: the changing face of warehouses post-Coronavirus

We are currently witnessing a time of unparalleled polarisation within different sections of the global economy. The impact of COVID-19 on economies around the world has resulted in massive increases in redundancies, wiping out much of the positive growth since 2008.

AVEVA positioned as 2020 Asset Performance Management leader

AVEVA positioned as 2020 Asset Performance Management leader

AVEVA, the engineering and industrial software solutions provider, has been named a market leader in the Verdantix 2020 Green Quadrant for Asset Performance Management (APM) Solutions.

Rockwell Automation levels up industrial computing portfolio following acquisition of ASEM SpA

Rockwell Automation levels up industrial computing portfolio following acquisition of ASEM SpA

Rockwell Automation has introduced its VersaView 6300 family of Allen-Bradley industrial computers, which will be available starting August 2020.

Handheld announces major upgrades to its NAUTIZ X2 all-in-one Android rugged computer

Handheld announces major upgrades to its NAUTIZ X2 all-in-one Android rugged computer

Handheld Group, manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, has announced major upgrades to its Nautiz X2 enterprise rugged handheld. A new processor and more memory plus an upgraded operating system transform the all-in-one Nautiz X2 into a faster and more powerful device than ever before. Even with these upgraded features, pricing remains unchanged.

Using data capture technology to optimise the customer experience

Using data capture technology to optimise the customer experience

According to a 2019 survey, 42% of consumers were deemed to be “frustrated” with their most recent shopping experience. Worryingly for retailers, nearly half of those said they would avoid doing future business with the retailer or brand.

Scaling your warehouse post-pandemic

Scaling your warehouse post-pandemic

With traditional models being turned upside down, the pressure is on for businesses to become more adaptable and flexible with their planning, writes Tony Dobson, SnapFulfil's CEO for UK & Europe.

Lumenia publishes new white paper – ERP Contracts: A foundation for controlled ERP projects

Lumenia publishes new white paper – ERP Contracts: A foundation for controlled ERP projects

ERP projects are collaborative design and build projects that get to the heart of business processes. Without having clearly contracted scope, responsibilities and deliverables – like any design and build project – they can run far over budget and schedule and diverge from any original notional scope.

Why ecommerce growth during the pandemic puts the spotlight on carrier invoice auditing

Why ecommerce growth during the pandemic puts the spotlight on carrier invoice auditing

The sharp rise in ecommerce during the Covid-19 pandemic means retail and third-party logistics companies are shipping more parcels. One less obvious consequence of this increase in parcel shipping volume is an increased need for technology to automate carrier invoice auditing to help shippers keep parcel shipping costs in check.

IPIA says printers should be logistics businesses’ first line of defence for protective equipment

IPIA says printers should be logistics businesses’ first line of defence for protective equipment

As the country prepares for the next phase of businesses reopening, the Independent Print Industry Association (IPIA) claims its members are one of the best placed to not only produce protective equipment like face visors, masks and sneeze screens but also develop further products and services to reduce spread of the Covid-19 virus.

Epicor enables UK distributors to optimise supply chain efficiency

Epicor enables UK distributors to optimise supply chain efficiency

Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, has announced the availability of Epicor Prophet 21 – a fit-for-purpose ERP solution for wholesale distributors operating within the UK.

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