Process manufacturing software, Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), Lot Traceability, Batch Production

Process manufacturing is concerned with the use of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), such as those used in the chemical, pharmaceutical, food & beverage, biotechnology and Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) environments. The key point to define process manufacturing is that once the raw ingredients or formulas have been used and mixed they cannot be returned back to their original individual state. In other words, once the product has been constructed the individual ingredients cannot be distilled and extracted back out again.

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The importance of growing the manufacturing workforce

The importance of growing the manufacturing workforce

By Graham Stubbs, Managing Director, Dean Group.

An issue that has been concerning professionals in the manufacturing industry is the lack of a skilled workforce. While Brexit will end free movement, meaning fewer skilled EU workers will move to the UK, the truth is that a skills shortage already existed before 2016.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machinery Systems maximises product uptime with Syncron

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machinery Systems maximises product uptime with Syncron

Syncron has announced that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machinery Systems, Ltd. (MHI MS) has selected Syncron Inventory to optimise service parts inventory management for its industrial printing and paper converting machinery.

R M Penny teams up with Teletrac Navman to drive efficiencies

R M Penny teams up with Teletrac Navman to drive efficiencies

R M Penny, the provider of plant hire, demolition and excavation services across the South West and South Wales, has chosen Teletrac Navman to implement a new fleet management system in a move to drive efficiency and improve productivity for the family business.

Poor systems biggest impact on employee productivity – new research

Poor systems biggest impact on employee productivity – new research

Poor systems, office politics and absence are highlighted as key drivers of unproductivity, according to an independent survey of senior HR people, commissioned by e-days.

Cargo Chief launches C4 2.0 – the most comprehensive database of trucking lane intelligence for freight brokers

Cargo Chief launches C4 2.0 – the most comprehensive database of trucking lane intelligence for freight brokers

Cargo Chief has released the latest version of its C4 platform, version 2.0—now the most complete and informative database of trucking carrier lane preferences and availability in the OTR (over-the-road) industry.

Freeway software auto-reads fleet documentation to speed paperless working

Freeway software auto-reads fleet documentation to speed paperless working

Freeway Fleet Systems has developed intelligent document reading software to automate the handling of paper documents relating to the fleet.

BJS Distribution Storage & Couriers Limited future-proofs warehouse efficiencies with scalable WiFi solution from Zyxel

BJS Distribution Storage & Couriers Limited future-proofs warehouse efficiencies with scalable WiFi solution from Zyxel

BJS Distribution Storage & Couriers Limited is a family run, two-man home delivery and assembly service. The company warehouses and delivers large, heavy goods - including furniture and electricals - across the UK, for brands such as The Cotswold Company, Made.com and Wayfair.

Supply chain impact: Trumps tariff warning rocks global markets

Supply chain impact: Trumps tariff warning rocks global markets

By Slimane Allab, EMEA General Manager and SVP, LLamasoft.

The ongoing US/China trade war affects businesses’ supply chains in a variety of ways and not just in terms of increased taxes and tariffs.

The NX Group optimises high-tech distribution operation with Paragon’s routing and scheduling software

The NX Group optimises high-tech distribution operation with Paragon’s routing and scheduling software

The NX Group, a provider of secure supply chain solutions for the high-tech, beauty, and food and beverage sectors, has adopted Paragon’s routing and scheduling software to streamline transport planning and meet diverse customer requirements.

Skills agenda at IMHX 2019 will highlight how to attract and retain the best young talent

Skills agenda at IMHX 2019 will highlight how to attract and retain the best young talent

The IMHX 2019 Future Skills Theatre agenda is now live and features a line-up of notable logistics leaders who will share their thoughts on how school leavers and graduates can be encouraged to pursue a career in supply chain management.

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