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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More inventory reliability – more customers: Spedition Stähler grows with EPG | LFS

More inventory reliability – more customers: Spedition Stähler grows with EPG | LFS

With the construction of the new 5,000 m² warehouse at its Limburg/ Germany site, Spedition Stähler, the major shipping company in the Limburg-Weilburg district, has also taken the decision to install a warehouse management system. It selected the EPG | LFS Warehouse Management System from EPG (Ehrhardt + Partner Gruppe).

Brother UK report: channel set to play key role in supporting to food retailers to meet new food safety regulations

Brother UK report: channel set to play key role in supporting to food retailers to meet new food safety regulations

Channel resellers are set to play a key role in supporting food retailers in meeting the upcoming Natasha’s Law food safety guidelines, according to a new report by business technology solutions provider Brother UK.

Road transport capacity on the European spot market is rising significantly while prices are falling

Road transport capacity on the European spot market is rising significantly while prices are falling

Compared with the previous month, road transport capacity rose significantly by 16.8% in November 2020. The index of European spot market availability now stands at 102.8 points.

Dakota interview with QE Transport: Paul Bowmaker, Head of Transport, Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

Dakota interview with QE Transport: Paul Bowmaker, Head of Transport, Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

Dakota Integrated Solutions spoke with Paul Bowmaker, Head of Transport at QE Transport, to find out how Dakota has worked with him and his team to implement a new Electronic Point of Delivery (ePod) solution aimed at streamlining and improving the tracking of the movement of specimens from various healthcare facilities, such as GP surgeries, hospitals and pharmacies, to laboratories for testing.

UK Manufacturing calls for a deal to end uncertainty and save thousands of jobs

UK Manufacturing calls for a deal to end uncertainty and save thousands of jobs

Comment from: Stephen Phipson, CEO of Make UK, the manufacturers’ organisation; Stephen Kelly, CEO Manufacturing NI; and Paul Sheerin, CEO Scottish Engineering.

Xaar 128 printheads at the heart of MapleJet’s new Hx Cartro IoT printer

Xaar 128 printheads at the heart of MapleJet’s new Hx Cartro IoT printer

Reliability and performance of the Xaar 128 printhead is claimed to be central to the new MapleJet Hx Cartro printer, enabling it to deliver the precision and connectivity today’s Coding and Marking customers’ demand.

Become a smart factory with ERP

Become a smart factory with ERP

By Uwe Kueppers, Manager Consulting Service, EMEA of Kalypso, a Rockwell Automation company.

Traditionally, businesses would make do with manual processes such as spreadsheets for keeping a record of the company’s financials, supply chain, operations, and human resource activities.

Shoppers bag toys early this Christmas in the UK, driving November sales up 11% year-on-year

Shoppers bag toys early this Christmas in the UK, driving November sales up 11% year-on-year

In 2020 Brits of all ages turned to toys to help occupy the long weeks of lockdown. From entertainment to education, crafting to creating, to simply playing outside, the sector has proved its worth during the COVID-19 restrictions.

Manufacturing companies should heed the wellbeing lessons of lockdown

Manufacturing companies should heed the wellbeing lessons of lockdown

Helping teams maintain the healthy habits formed while working from home during the pandemic should be part of HR leaders’ wellbeing strategies in 2021, according to workplace wellbeing experts, Westfield Health.

Simplify supply chain complexity and seize the future

Simplify supply chain complexity and seize the future

By Karl H. Lauri, managing team member at MRPeasy.com.

The combination of globalisation, e-commerce and the Internet has blown apart the post-war ‘standard business model’, which saw large companies enjoying ever-greater economies of scale through mass production and mass marketing.

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