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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Co-op automates supplier onboarding with adaptive supply chain technology from OpenText

Co-op automates supplier onboarding with adaptive supply chain technology from OpenText

OpenText has announced that Co-op Group, the UK-based grocery retailer, has automated supplier on-boarding for some of its suppliers with OpenText Trading Grid.

Warehouses under extra pressure this festive season

Warehouses under extra pressure this festive season

Christmas 2020 is set to break online shopping records as growth continues to accelerate due to the global coronavirus pandemic, with overall e-commerce sales expected to jump from initial predictions of 11% to 19% reaching £78.9bn (source: Edge Retail Insight).

Halt to surveillance audits due to coronavirus lockdowns set to cause thousands of ISO certifications to lapse

Halt to surveillance audits due to coronavirus lockdowns set to cause thousands of ISO certifications to lapse

Thousands of valuable ISO management system certifications earned by UK companies may now be at risk because auditors from Certification Bodies may not have been able to attend organisations’ premises to conduct essential re-certification audits during the current coronavirus pandemic.

IAE chooses NiceLabel’s Label Cloud to streamline label production and works order processes

IAE chooses NiceLabel’s Label Cloud to streamline label production and works order processes

IAE, the UK manufacturer of livestock handling equipment, equestrian stabling, steel fencing and shelters, has implemented Label Cloud from NiceLabel, the developer of label design software and label management systems.

Flying the flag for young drivers in the Microlise Driver of the Year Awards 2020

Flying the flag for young drivers in the Microlise Driver of the Year Awards 2020

A driver from Howdens Joinery Ltd has won the Young Driver accolade in the Microlise Driver of The Year Awards 2020.

Creating a robust data foundation for digital transformation

Creating a robust data foundation for digital transformation

By Peter Ruffley, CEO, Zizo.

How many digital transformation strategies will ever extend beyond the boardroom? What, in effect, do they really entail? Digital transformation is being merged with the Internet of Things (IoT), Machine Learning, even Artificial Intelligence (AI) to create an unmanageable, unfocused concept of ‘doing things better’ without addressing the fundamental, underpinning essence of that change – the data.

Wipro and Uniper collaborate to implement a blockchain-based small-scale liquefied natural gas (ssLNG) trading/fulfilment platform

Wipro and Uniper collaborate to implement a blockchain-based small-scale liquefied natural gas (ssLNG) trading/fulfilment platform

Wipro Ltd, the global information technology, consulting, and business process services company, has announced the successful implementation of a blockchain-based small-scale liquefied natural gas (ssLNG) trading/fulfilment platform for Uniper Global Commodities SE and its 100% LNG-for-trucks subsidiary Liqvis GmbH.  Uniper SE is an international energy company headquartered in Germany.

Renovotec expands to meet growing demand for its managed print service

Renovotec expands to meet growing demand for its managed print service

Renovotec, the UK-based rugged hardware, software and services provider for supply chain companies, is expanding to meet escalating demand for its ‘Renovotec Managed Print’ service by opening a 50% larger service centre in Wellingborough, Northants. Renovotec Managed Print is the only service of its kind in the supply chain manufacturing and logistics industries says Renovotec.

How COVID-19 has impacted global supply chains

How COVID-19 has impacted global supply chains

The impact of COVID-19 has been swift and devastating to those directly affected. Not just from a health perspective but also for businesses who had to promptly close their doors as the country went into lockdown, particularly those in hospitality and retail.

Manufacturing downturn eases after survey-record dip – CBI

Manufacturing downturn eases after survey-record dip – CBI

Manufacturer output volumes in the three months to August continued to fall quickly, but the pace of decline eased somewhat from last month’s survey record decline. That’s according to the latest CBI monthly Industrial Trends Survey.

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