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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Mindful consumers: Are we reaching an ethical tipping point?

Mindful consumers: Are we reaching an ethical tipping point?

The UK is a nation addicted to fashion, buying five times more clothes today than in the 1980s. But 400,000 tonnes of clothes end up in landfill every year – and there is growing awareness that the way these clothes are produced and discarded is having a massive impact on the environment, from water consumption during production to marine contamination from microfibres.

3D printing is now driving the sustainability agenda

3D printing is now driving the sustainability agenda

Critics of 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, have long cited the technology’s reliance on plastic filament as the primary print material, and it would seem that - with the global focus on reducing plastic wastage – they have a point.

Sometimes smart is not smart enough: Why Handhelds are superior to Smartphones

Sometimes smart is not smart enough: Why Handhelds are superior to Smartphones

Companies today increasingly need to incorporate new technologies into their business processes and supply chains. Only then can they assert their position and are thus able to grow.

Vanderlande awarded contract by E.Leclerc for STOREPICK solution at a second distribution centre

Vanderlande awarded contract by E.Leclerc for STOREPICK solution at a second distribution centre

French retail giant E.Leclerc has signed a contract with Vanderlande for the delivery of an automated case picking solution – STOREPICK – at its Scadif distribution centre (DC), located southeast of Paris.

Making the case for Transportation Management System….a BluJay Solutions white paper

Making the case for Transportation Management System….a  BluJay Solutions white paper

In a world where supply chains have become increasingly complex and global in nature, managing with spread-sheets and phone conversations with carriers are no longer viable options.

Download this white paper to see how a software as a service (SaaS), multi-tenant transportation management system puts power and efficiency into the hands of any company that wants to cut freight costs, improve visibility, and optimise activity in today’s competitive business environment.

Epicor positioned as a visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud ERP for Product-Centric Midsize Enterprises

Epicor positioned as a visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud ERP for Product-Centric Midsize Enterprises

Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, has announced that it has been positioned in the Visionaries quadrant of the first “Magic Quadrant for Cloud ERP for Product-Centric Midsize Enterprises” by Gartner Inc. The position is based on a full evaluation of the global enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, Epicor ERP.

What Brexit? UK tech sector still attracting high-skilled migrants despite Brexit uncertainty

What Brexit? UK tech sector still attracting high-skilled migrants despite Brexit uncertainty

Brexit uncertainty has so far barely dented the UK’s ability to attract high-skilled tech professionals from abroad, according to new analysis by job site Indeed.

Kinesis Telematics delivers safety and security for KDR Powerlines fleet operation

Kinesis Telematics delivers safety and security for KDR Powerlines fleet operation

KDR Powerlines, contractors to the electricity industry, including network operator UK Power Networks, has implemented vehicle tracking from Kinesis. With staff operating on site, sometimes alone and in remote locations, monitoring the location of vehicles and equipment helps ensure the safety of field staff and the security of assets.

New AREX400 family of laser markers by Datalogic: Mark the Difference!

New AREX400 family of laser markers by Datalogic: Mark the Difference!

Datalogic, the automatic data capture and process automation solutions provider, has introduced the new AREX400 family of laser markers based on fiber technology for industrial applications.

Failure to prioritise resource efficiency is costing UK manufacturers billions

Failure to prioritise resource efficiency is costing UK manufacturers billions

Manufacture 2030’s Founder Martin Chilcott, has called on manufacturers to pay closer attention to resource efficiency, highlighting that manufacturers are failing to tap into the potential to boost their competitiveness and non-labour resource efficiency.

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