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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SnapFulfil gives Vax a tidy profit in D2C sector

SnapFulfil gives Vax a tidy profit in D2C sector

Global floorcare company Vax is enjoying huge growth in its ‘direct to consumer’ ecommerce channel, because of very low overheads and bigger margins.

SMEs must open up to the automation revolution or be left behind, say EACS

SMEs must open up to the automation revolution or be left behind, say EACS

It has been a common trend that uptake in new technologies is slower amongst SMEs than that of major multinational companies, who have significantly more scale and resources.

Automation is the route to environmentally aware intralogistics

Automation is the route to environmentally aware intralogistics

Consumers’ environmental expectations are adding a new layer of supply chain complexity – how are companies going to respond? Steve Richmond, Director Logistics Systems, Jungheinrich UK discusses the role of automation within intralogistics to support the green agenda.

£2million fund to boost productivity and tackle late payments

£2million fund to boost productivity and tackle late payments

The Government is giving £2million to projects to test innovative ways for SMEs to be more productive through accountancy and HR management technology.

Where are all the women? Warehouse management needs you

Where are all the women? Warehouse management needs you

The news that UKWA (United Kingdom Warehousing Association) has appointed a new female Board Chair, Nicola Ridges-Jones, who understands the contribution the supply chain and logistics industry makes to online business, represents a huge win on many levels.  It sends a very powerful message to young people everywhere but especially to women, highlighting the career potential of the industry and its many opportunities.

Context identifies new AVIVORE threat group behind recent aerospace supply chain cyber attacks

Context identifies new AVIVORE threat group behind recent aerospace supply chain cyber attacks

The Threat Intelligence and Incident Response Team at Context Information Security has identified a new threat group behind a series of incidents targeted at the aerospace and defence industries in the UK and Europe.

Rockwell Automation Acquires MESTECH Services

Rockwell Automation Acquires MESTECH Services

Rockwell Automation has acquired MESTECH Services, a global provider of Manufacturing Execution Systems/Manufacturing Operations Management, digital solutions consulting, and systems integration services.

Acorn Recruitment sees a third more people applying for Summer temp jobs across the North in 2019

Acorn Recruitment sees a third more people applying for Summer temp jobs across the North in 2019

New data from recruiter Acorn Recruitment has revealed that the number of people applying for temporary jobs in the North* throughout July and August has risen by more than a third – 35% - year on year.

Consumers still economic bright spot but Europe can’t avoid effects of global trade tensions, says Stenn

Consumers still economic bright spot but Europe can’t avoid effects of global trade tensions, says Stenn

Dr. Kerstin Braun, President of Stenn Group, an international provider of trade finance headquartered in the UK, comments on the Eurostat retail trade figures and drop in Asian markets/FTSE 100:

Retailers forced to get smart in fight against crime - attacks costing the sector over £900 million

Retailers forced to get smart in fight against crime - attacks costing the sector over £900 million

Shocking new figures show that attacks on retail workers in the UK are on the rise, with over 42,000 violent incidents recorded in the last year. These attacks are costing retailers a staggering £900 million.

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