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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Port of Piraeus vehicle logistics goes digital with INFORM

Port of Piraeus vehicle logistics goes digital with INFORM

To further expand the strategic importance of its port for the international vehicle trade, the Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) S.A., member of COSCO SHIPPING Group, has decided to invest into end-to-end digitisation and optimisation.

New barcode validation solution from Toshiba Tec

New barcode validation solution from Toshiba Tec

Print solutions specialist Toshiba Tec has launched ScanSure, a flexible verification-based validation solution for barcodes. Aimed at manufacturing companies, especially those in the food and beverage sectors, ScanSure checks product labels as they are being printed to ensure that the barcodes will scan perfectly every time.

New survey reveals impact of COVID on supply chains

New survey reveals impact of COVID on supply chains

The non-profit Institute for Supply Chain Management (ISM) has released its third survey on how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting supply chains around the world.

AccurioLabel 230 creates new opportunities for Direct Labels UK

AccurioLabel 230 creates new opportunities for Direct Labels UK

Adding to its digital capabilities, Direct Labels UK in Nottingham has installed a Konica Minolta AccurioLabel 230 toner press to work alongside an established inkjet machine. The new press will ensure that the label specialist can offer the flexibility needed in the current climate and deliver any quantity of high-quality labels in just a few days.

Omron releases new PC-based camera system to help customers incorporate machine vision into existing PC-based systems

Omron releases new PC-based camera system to help customers incorporate machine vision into existing PC-based systems

Industrial automation solutions provider Omron Automation Americas has recently launched a complete machine vision solutions package that can be easily installed on PC-based systems. The new FJ2 cameras feature state-of-the-art complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) sensors, frame rates as fast as 282 frames per second (FPS), and resolutions ranging from 0.4MP up to 5MP in both monochrome and color versions.

Short-term anxiety around shopping in store continues to ease, EY’s latest Future Consumer Index reveals

Short-term anxiety around shopping in store continues to ease, EY’s latest Future Consumer Index reveals

UK consumers have grown more comfortable with returning to the shops, according to the latest EY Future Consumer Index, which finds comfort levels with traditional shopping behaviours – such as going to a shopping mall and trying on clothes or going to the grocery store – have all more than doubled since May.

Xaar 2002 printhead for effective print performance straight out of the box

Xaar 2002 printhead for effective print performance straight out of the box

Xaar, the inkjet printing technology company, has launched a highly advanced, simple to install printhead, following close collaboration with its global OEMs.

UK logistics sector deal activity falls by 50% in second quarter of 2020, despite notable transactions

UK logistics sector deal activity falls by 50% in second quarter of 2020, despite notable transactions

Further consolidation in the logistics market is expected, despite a significant fall in UK deal activity – the lowest level since Q1 2018.

Now is not the time for unnecessary trips to the office

Now is not the time for unnecessary trips to the office

British Safety Council calls on Government not to pressurise employers to get workers back into the office. If people can work from home, they should have the choice to work from home: for the sake of people’s health, wellbeing and the economy.

Reassessing risk: It’s good for business post COVID-19

Reassessing risk: It’s good for business post COVID-19

Jim Roberts of Beaverswood considers how to mitigate risk as COVID-19 changes the face of industrial health and safety.

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