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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Could other threats hit business while Covid-19 continues to dominate the risk agenda?

Could other threats hit business while Covid-19 continues to dominate the risk agenda?

International risk management and assistance firm, Healix International, believes the all-consuming consequences of the pandemic could leave governments and employers exposed to other risks in 2021. The annual Healix Risk Oracle report has identified key areas of risk – besides the continued impact of COVID-19 - that it believes need to be recognised by risk managers in 2021.

XPO Logistics increases productivity and safety in e-commerce warehouses with touchless machine vision scanners

XPO Logistics increases productivity and safety in e-commerce warehouses with touchless machine vision scanners

XPO Logistics, the global provider of transport and logistics solutions, has deployed 370 state-of-the-art barcode scanners with machine vision in warehouses in the UK, Spain, France and the Netherlands. The fixed-mount, computerised scanners speed the reading of inventory data, while replacing shared, handheld scanners with a more hygienic solution.

Unimasters chooses eLogii, the next generation Delivery Management platform, to introduce interactive, dynamic planning and route optimisation in the first and last mile

Unimasters chooses eLogii, the next generation Delivery Management platform, to introduce interactive, dynamic planning and route optimisation in the first and last mile

Unimasters has chosen eLogii, the next generation Delivery Management and Route Optimisation solution, to replace static with dynamic delivery tour planning. The result will be in significantly reduced tour numbers in their first and last mile operations and greatly enhanced efficiency.

Partnership drives growth and success

Partnership drives growth and success

Paul Roehricht, UK strategic account manager for Brandsafe, considers the critical role aftersales care and partnership plays in delivering the highest standards of safety and protection in the warehouse and logistics environment.

OKI Europe launches on-demand signage solution to empower organisations to adapt quickly to changing needs

OKI Europe launches on-demand signage solution to empower organisations to adapt quickly to changing needs

OKI Europe has launched The Design Hub, a user-friendly creative software, powered by Shoppa, for creating visual communications and marketing collateral in-house, on-demand. The Design Hub allows businesses to produce, print and place professional quality signage in minutes, offering a fast, cost-effective alternative to using third-party creative and print suppliers.

Boosting manufacturing resilience in times of uncertainty

Boosting manufacturing resilience in times of uncertainty

By Ian Richards, Head of Manufacturing, Board.

It is hard to see anything positive on the horizon. At every turn, there seems to be a negative counterpoint to a potential positive, a constant theme for 2020.

Streamax Technology secures multi-million pound video telematics hardware deal with VisonTrack

Streamax Technology secures multi-million pound video telematics hardware deal with VisonTrack

Streamax Technology, the connected hardware provider for mobile surveillance on commercial vehicles, has secured a multi-million-pound order from video telematics specialist VisionTrack. Streamax will supply VisionTrack 27,000 connected 4G vehicle cameras and mobile DVRs, representing its single largest European order to date.

Fully antibacterial phone – every external surface of the Cat® S42 rugged smartphone has advanced antimicrobial product protection applied

Fully antibacterial phone – every external surface of the Cat® S42 rugged smartphone has advanced antimicrobial product protection applied

Bullitt Group, the global licensee for Cat phones, has announced that the Cat S42 has been enhanced by advanced antimicrobial product protection, claimed by the company to make it the first anti-bacterial phone. Every exterior component of the product has been treated with Biomaster antimicrobial technology and tested to ISO 22196.

Miralis Data wins Global Challenge with supply chain AI solution

Miralis Data wins Global Challenge with supply chain AI solution

Data science consultancy and software development company Miralis has won the first ever Digital Catapult UK-Germany Global Challenge, after presenting its AI solution to multinational platform solutions company and supply chain expert CHEP Europe.

LiBiao’s sortation robots keep Japanese cosmetics retailer looking good

LiBiao’s sortation robots keep Japanese cosmetics retailer looking good

The introduction of a new sortation system with LiBiao’s autonomous mobile robots at its heart has delivered instant cost and operational efficiency gains at Japanese cosmetics retailer Orbis’s Tokyo online order fulfilment centre.

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