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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Sana Commerce among the first e-commerce solution providers to support SAP Business One Cloud integration

Sana Commerce among the first e-commerce solution providers to support SAP Business One Cloud integration

Sana Commerce has expanded its ERP suite to become one of the first e-commerce software vendors to support SAP Business One Cloud integration. It has made two versions available to its customers: one hosted directly by SAP, and one hosted by a third-party or hosting partner.

Janam unveils rugged tablet

Janam unveils rugged tablet

Janam Technologies, a leading provider of rugged mobile computers that capture data and communicate wirelessly, has introduced what it describes as the most powerful and advanced 8-inch rugged tablet. 

What is a global supply chain?

What is a global supply chain?

Thanks to rapid advances in communication and information technology, manufacturers are now able to operate at a truly global level, sourcing materials where it is most convenient and expanding their international client base.  However, manufacturers also need to adapt their offer to local trends, predicting which items are going to be more in demand in a particular area and adjusting their stock accordingly.

Capgemini report: Automation provides competitive advantage to retailers to bring customers back in store

Capgemini report: Automation provides competitive advantage to retailers to bring customers back in store

As automation technology continues to mature, it is becoming increasingly a point of competitive advantage, with consumers responding positively to the improved convenience that it can deliver. However, in order to capitalize on this trend, retailers will need to prioritize automation that creates positive consumer experiences rather than as a cost saving exercise, according to new research from the Capgemini Research Institute.

FutureProof Retail and SIRL announce 'last foot' shopper targeting and analytics

FutureProof Retail and SIRL announce 'last foot' shopper targeting and analytics

Together, the two companies will enable retailers to deploy FutureProof's mobile self-checkout and service counter solutions fully integrated with SIRL's Indoor GPS & customer analytics platform that offers shoppers personalized recommendations in real-time through activation at the "last foot" of their physical store journey.

Increasing uncertainty is placing strain on UK business leaders

Increasing uncertainty is placing strain on UK business leaders

UK business leaders are struggling to cope with the pressures of a rapidly changing world. Increased competition, political uncertainty and facing greater scrutiny are all making it much tougher at the top - according to new research.

Paragon enhances last-mile fulfilment software to help retailers deliver against growing customer expectations

Paragon enhances last-mile fulfilment software to help retailers deliver against growing customer expectations

Paragon Software Systems has enhanced its modular, last-mile fulfilment software with developments that will help retailers to offer more competitive delivery propositions. These updates to Paragon HDX are part of the company’s commitment to helping retailers better compete in the two-man home delivery marketplace where customer expectations continue to grow exponentially.

Körber bolsters supply chain execution in LATAM with Otimis

Körber bolsters supply chain execution in LATAM with Otimis

The Körber Group continues to invest in its Business Area Logistics Systems, acquiring a majority stake in Brazil-based Otimis Ltda. The supply chain management software and consulting company grows and strengthens warehousing and logistics operations for customers across the globe. The acquisition became effective as of December 18, 2019.

SATO launches new printer to meet the front line needs of the supply chain

SATO launches new printer to meet the front line needs of the supply chain

SATO has launched the CT4-LX smart mini label printer. Equipped with a colour touch panel LCD for intuitive operation, the printer is claimed to be easy to use for operators of varying skill levels, in a space-saving manner, widely across many sectors and geographic regions.

Returns abuse analysis

Returns abuse analysis

By Tom Stevenson, UK Director, Forter.

“The 2nd of January 2020 marked National Returns Day, the busiest day of the year for holiday returns. In fact, UPS stated that it expected to ship 1.9 million returns, a 26% increase over last year.

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