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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Two’s a party – why collaboration can help you to avoid privacy pitfalls

Two’s a party – why collaboration can help you to avoid privacy pitfalls

By Tim Abraham, Director, Second-Party Data, International at LiveRamp.

More than a year after coming into effect, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has transformed the data landscape and its effects look set to extend into the future, as nations worldwide adopt similar laws.

Hepco V Guide Systems: the bread and butter for food applications

Hepco V Guide Systems: the bread and butter for food applications

One of the largest industries globally, the food and beverage industry is a core element of the UK manufacturing economy. Comprising many different sectors including the bakery sector, confectionary, meat processing, drinks industries, dairies and fish processing – the range is wide and demand is high.

Over a third of supply chain professionals do no monitor for modern slavery convictions

Over a third of supply chain professionals do no monitor for modern slavery convictions

Over a third (38%) of senior UK supply chain professionals say they do not have processes in place to check if a supplier has been convicted of modern slavery infringements, according to research from national law firm Weightmans.

Brother UK launches new portable printing devices to boost warehouse efficiency

Brother UK launches new portable printing devices to boost warehouse efficiency

Brother UK has launched two new portable label and receipt printers that will help retailers enhance their next day delivery and click and collect services by boosting warehouse efficiency and improving stock inventory management.

European canned veg supplier harvests supply chain forecasting

European canned veg supplier harvests supply chain forecasting

Bonduelle, the supplier in Europe for canned vegetables and second largest for frozen veg, is close to completion of a supply chain transformation project that has helped the manufacturer reduce wastage and predict with pinpoint accuracy what’s most likely to sell in different parts of the world, following the implementation of demand forecasting software through FuturMaster.

TIMOCOM: Economic slowdown affects transport/European countries with strong export economies hit hard

TIMOCOM: Economic slowdown affects transport/European countries with strong export economies hit hard

Germany, France and the Benelux states are feeling the affects of the global economic slowdown. These are the current numbers on the TIMOCOM transport barometer which the IT company uses every quarter to document the development of transport offers and requests on Europe’s largest freight exchange.

New report from Global Fleet Champions helps fleet managers identify and address driver fatigue

New report from Global Fleet Champions helps fleet managers identify and address driver fatigue

Driving while tired is a high-risk activity and fatigue is a factor in a large number of road crashes [1]. Organisations looking to reduce the risks associated with driver fatigue will benefit from new guidance published by the Global Fleet Champions (GFC) campaign.

UK Automotive productivity up 208% since 1999, as industry highlights 20 years of sustainability gains

UK Automotive productivity up 208% since 1999, as industry highlights 20 years of sustainability gains

The progress of UK Automotive in sustainable development is revealed by new data published the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

VAHLE opens state-of-the-art automated miniload warehouse

VAHLE opens state-of-the-art automated miniload warehouse

PAUL VAHLE GmbH & Co. KG has opened one of the most modern material flow systems of its kind in Kamen. This marks the official end of the transformation of the warehouse, which cost €2.5 million.

World first SnapCart showing at IMHX

World first SnapCart showing at IMHX

Synergy – the company behind the award-winning SnapFulfil warehouse management system (WMS) – is debuting its innovative robotic fulfilment cart (Stand 6E178) at IMHX 2019.

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