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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National distributor proves green and secure credentials for FORS certification with new TMS tracking solution

National distributor proves green and secure credentials for FORS certification with new TMS tracking solution

A national warehouse and express pallet distribution operator has invested in new tracking and driver behaviour technology from software specialist Mandata to reduce its environmental impact and improve security.

Five key trends shaping the supply chain in 2019

Five key trends shaping the supply chain in 2019

By Charlie Pool, CEO, Stowga.

2018 was a turbulent year for most industries - logistics and supply chain was no exception. With Brexit, stockpiling, supply chain problems for big brands, and big name retailers closing stores left, right and centre, the next year is undoubtedly going to be as eventful, if not more so.

The Supply Chain Academy and Leeds Trinity University have signed an agreement to deliver Degree Apprenticeship in supply chain management

The Supply Chain Academy and Leeds Trinity University have signed an agreement to deliver Degree Apprenticeship in supply chain management

25 apprentices, including employees of Uniserve, Henry Shein and Royal Mail have enrolled to study for the Supply Chain Leadership Professional Degree Apprenticeship over the next three years.

The green (last) mile – sustainability in parcel delivery

The green (last) mile – sustainability in parcel delivery

By Matthew Robertson, Co-CEO, NetDespatch.

Casting my eye over the predictions that the turn of the year brings always offers an interesting insight into which issues are gaining traction in the market.

Epicor announces ‘Customer of the Year’ Global Winners in the Third Annual Customer Excellence Awards

Epicor announces ‘Customer of the Year’ Global Winners in the Third Annual Customer Excellence Awards

Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, has announced the ‘Customer of the Year’ winners in its third annual Epicor Customer Excellence Global Awards program. The awards recognise innovative organisations that have successfully transformed operations by deploying Epicor solutions and services to achieve excellence in business efficiency, customer experience, and overall performance.

Manufacturing skills shortage increases pressure on current industry employees

Manufacturing skills shortage increases pressure on current industry employees

A recent survey has uncovered some concerning findings that could have a serious impact on skilled workers for the manufacturing sector now and in the not too distant future.

Report finds retailers must disrupt last mile delivery and slash unprofitable delivery models

Report finds retailers must disrupt last mile delivery and slash unprofitable delivery models

Capgemini has launched the findings of its global study exploring how retailer investment in ‘last mile delivery’ – the final leg of the online purchase journey before reaching the customer’s hands – is critical to uncover new revenue streams.

UK retailers wasting two million hours every week on competitor price-checking

UK retailers wasting two million hours every week on competitor price-checking

UK retailers are wasting almost two million hours every working week due to ineffective competitor price-checking processes, according to a research report.

What’s in store for retail in 2019? Manhattan Associates makes its top 5 predictions

What’s in store for retail in 2019? Manhattan Associates makes its top 5 predictions

With shoppers becoming ever more demanding and retailers under pressure to deliver the seamless service experience consumers crave, Manhattan Associates, Inc. has identified five key themes it believes are set to dominate the retail agenda in 2019:

Logility merges the art and science of retail planning with new inspiration board, enhanced analytics and digital asset library

Logility merges the art and science of retail planning with new inspiration board, enhanced analytics and digital asset library

Logility, Inc., a leading provider of advanced retail planning and collaborative supply chain optimisation solutions, has announced a set of enhanced capabilities available within the Logility Voyager Solutions Retail Optimisation platform.

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