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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Never underestimate the importance of happy customers

Never underestimate the importance of happy customers

By Matthew Robertson, Co-CEO, NetDespatch.

With the eDelivery Expo, the UK's largest retail, fulfilment and final mile conference, taking place on 21 and 22 March, 2018 this got me thinking about the importance of final mile, customer service and operational excellence.

International Trade Secretary launches awards for best business partnership of the future

International Trade Secretary launches awards for best business partnership of the future

International Trade Secretary, Dr Liam Fox MP, has launched the GREAT Innovation in Action Awards to find the best partnerships between UK and Asia-Pacific companies.

HP connects 3D scanning technology with Ultimaker

HP connects 3D scanning technology with Ultimaker

3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker has announced the integration of HP scanning software with its Ultimaker Cura. This integration significantly simplifies the workflow to 3D print scans from HP's Sprout and 3D Structured Light Scanner Pro S3.

Britain sees major growth in artificial intelligence jobs

Britain sees major growth in artificial intelligence jobs

The UK's artificial intelligence sector is growing faster than rivals in America, Canada and Australia - putting Britain on course to be the global leader in AI technology.

Four in five IT SME bosses face recruitment and retention issues

Four in five IT SME bosses face recruitment and retention issues

The latest Aldermore Future Attitudes report reveals that four in five (80%) of SMEs in the IT sector, representing 270,280* small and medium sized business across the UK, find it difficult to hire qualified staff members or keep existing talent in the company.

Fast and accurate proof of delivery

Fast and accurate proof of delivery

Philip Jarrett, director of sales & marketing, BEC (Systems Integration) Ltd., discusses BEC's new eSmart Proof of Delivery (ePoD) system and the wide range of benefits it offers to distributors.

Colt and PCCW global demonstrate speedy payment settlements using blockchain technology

Colt and PCCW global demonstrate speedy payment settlements using blockchain technology

Colt Technology Services and PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, have collaborated with Clear, a blockchain start-up company, to demonstrate that inter-carrier settlement times can be reduced from hours to minutes by blockchain technology.

Digital transformation is being held back by legacy technology, warns TmaxSoft

Digital transformation is being held back by legacy technology, warns TmaxSoft

Research from the Cloud Industry Forum finds that 9 in 10 businesses see legacy technology as a barrier to digital transformation

Omnichannel, mobile, marketing and more at IRX and EDX 2018

Omnichannel, mobile, marketing and more at IRX and EDX 2018

IRX and EDX 2018 are just around the corner. Visit the shows from 21-22 March at the NEC Birmingham for two days of thought-provoking discussion, events and content on the hottest retail topics.

Facebook's trip consideration objective: What you need to know

Facebook's trip consideration objective: What you need to know

By Declan Kennedy, CEO, StitcherAds.

Facebook has announced that its ad platform will now offer an optimisation option called Trip Consideration, which will target users who are in the early stages of considering a trip.

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