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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Manufacturing robots to hit US$18.6B in market value in 2021, a 40% increase in three years

Manufacturing robots to hit US$18.6B in market value in 2021, a 40% increase in three years

Robotics play a huge role in the manufacturing landscape today. A growing number of businesses use manufacturing robots to automate repetitive tasks, reduce errors, and enable their employees to focus on innovation and efficiency, causing the entire sector's impressive growth.

Top five innovative printed & flexible sensor technologies, according to IDTechEx

Top five innovative printed & flexible sensor technologies, according to IDTechEx

Printed/flexible sensors offer multiple benefits relative to their more established rigid counterparts, including lower weight, flexibility/conformality, and potentially lower manufacturing costs since printing facilitates high-throughput continuous production methods.

Awake.AI collaborates with ESA to develop a marketplace for sustainable and intelligent maritime logistics

Awake.AI collaborates with ESA to develop a marketplace for sustainable and intelligent maritime logistics

Awake.AI’s platform is currently used for smart ports and shipping operations by multiple actors such as port authorities and operators, cargo owners and ship operators around the globe. Awake marketplace is the new solution built on top of the existing platform offering new types of communications, ETA improvement, real-time asset tracking and identification and other advanced services to all actors.

The future of logistics: Training a smart workforce

The future of logistics: Training a smart workforce

The pandemic has caused considerable disruption to the UK economy, and with that, unemployment has increased considerably. At the end of 2020, unemployment was at 5%, with experts predicting this is likely to increase to 7.5% by mid-2021, with 2.6 million people unemployed.

Connext: first virtual pharma software summit for Werum PAS-X users and the pharma & biotech industry

Connext: first virtual pharma software summit for Werum PAS-X users and the pharma & biotech industry

Pharma, biotech and cell & gene companies who use Werum PAS-X MES as well as those who are interested in the use of manufacturing IT and manufacturing intelligence to digitise their production are invited to Connext 2021 – the new virtual Pharma Software Summit by Werum Solutions.

Test, test and test some more – The importance of DR testing

Test, test and test some more – The importance of DR testing

By Justin Augat, VP of Marketing at iland. 

With Gartner estimating that the average cost of network downtime is $5,600 per minute or $336,000 per hour, few would argue that regular testing of a robust disaster recovery (DR) plan is essential for organisations.

Covid-19 makes UK manufacturers prime targets for cybercriminals

Covid-19 makes UK manufacturers prime targets for cybercriminals

The ongoing pandemic has created a series of emergencies for UK manufacturers. A combination of rapidly implemented remote working, together with reduced staffing, closures and supply chain disruption led to lost revenue and productivity, with security neglected as business leaders sought to fight the most visibly pressing issues first.

Output stabilises, but manufacturers are less optimistic – CBI SME Trends Survey

Output stabilises, but manufacturers are less optimistic – CBI SME Trends Survey

SME manufacturing output stabilised in the three months to January, but the expectation is for a decline in the coming quarter for the first time since April 2020, according to the CBI’s quarterly SME Trends survey.

Improved Efficiency and Lower Costs Linked to Modern Warehouse Management System

Improved Efficiency and Lower Costs Linked to Modern Warehouse Management System

A large auto parts distributor recognized the need to optimize and streamline its complex warehouse inventory and processes before they could focus on expanding their business operations.

Securing resources for your ERP project

Securing resources for your ERP project

Do you want the best talent the organisation has to offer? Following on from the discussion on how to get buy-in to an ERP project, our industry panellists at the last ERP HEADtoHEAD event stressed how important it is to secure the very best talent an organisation has when implementing ERP.

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