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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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.

'Ever Given' refloated but global e-commerce will flounder amid delays, says ParcelHero

'Ever Given' refloated but global e-commerce will flounder amid delays, says ParcelHero

The international delivery expert ParcelHero says the refloating of the ‘Ever Given’ is welcome news, but the blockage of the vital Suez Canal will cost £4.35 billion and delay many Amazon and other e-commerce orders for weeks.

Seven-point checklist to warehouse systems design

Seven-point checklist to warehouse systems design

Craig Whitehouse, Managing Director of Invar Integration, offers a seven-point checklist for design success.

Comment from Logistics UK re the refloating of the EverGiven in the Suez Canal

Comment from Logistics UK re the refloating of the EverGiven in the Suez Canal

Alex Veitch, General Manager for Public Policy at Logistics UK, the business group representing the sector, said in response to the freeing of the EverGiven today (29 March 2021)

The one-stop shop advantage

The one-stop shop advantage

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke with Philip Jarrett, commercial director of Dakota Integrated Solutions, about the company’s focus on a one-stop shop data capture solutions service for customers in a variety of sectors, together with the company’s new focus on Voice-directed solutions provision.

Congratulations, you’ve just hired new brand ambassadors. They’re your delivery drivers

Congratulations, you’ve just hired new brand ambassadors. They’re your delivery drivers

It’s not just video calls that boomed over the pandemic. Online sales have exploded with physical shopping being restricted and social contact curtailed.

Why supply chains are today’s fastest growing cybersecurity threat

Why supply chains are today’s fastest growing cybersecurity threat

Business ecosystems have expanded over the years owing to the many benefits of diverse, interconnected supply chains, prompting organizations to pursue close, collaborative relationships with their suppliers.

Order errors costing retailers £951m per year

Order errors costing retailers £951m per year

Almost half (47%) of online shoppers have received an order in error, a new survey conducted by Opinipoll on behalf of Breathe Technologies has revealed, potentially costing retailers £951m* each year in fulfilment.

Retail’s 2.2% sales rise is ‘dead cat bounce’, says ParcelHero

Retail’s 2.2% sales rise is ‘dead cat bounce’, says ParcelHero

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show a slight rise of 2.2% in the value of retail sales against last month (February). This is just a bounce, though, as sales figures hit rock bottom, says the home delivery expert ParcelHero.

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