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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1 Manufacturing activity worldwide jumped in May – The GEP Global Supply Chain Volatility Index

The GEP Global Supply Chain Volatility Index — the indicator tracking demand conditions, shortages, transportation costs, inventories and backlogs based on a monthly survey of 27,000 businesses — increased notably in May to 0.21, from -0.18 in April.

Invar supports Tomorrow’s Warehouse 2024

2 Invar supports Tomorrow’s Warehouse 2024

Businesses looking to transform operational performance in the warehouse should not be limited in their choices. 

Epicor collaborates with Climatiq to help supply chain businesses address sustainability goals

3 Epicor collaborates with Climatiq to help supply chain businesses address sustainability goals

Epicor announced at Epicor Insights Europe 2024 its collaboration with Climatiq Technologies GmbH to introduce advanced carbon intelligence calculations and reporting into Epicor’s suite of Sustainability Management solutions.

Midland Pallet Trucks streamlines e-commerce fulfilment with efficient intralogistics solutions

4 Midland Pallet Trucks streamlines e-commerce fulfilment with efficient intralogistics solutions

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5 Registration now open for AntwerpXL 2024: XL-ing in Breakbulk, Project Cargo, Ro-Ro and Heavy Lift

Easyfairs has officially opened registration for this year's exclusive AntwerpXL (AXL) event at the Antwerp Expo in Belgium, taking place from 8 October to 10th 2024.

Generix named in the 2024 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)

6 Generix named in the 2024 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)

Generix has been named in the 2024 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) for the sixth consecutive year.

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7 Major energy savings opportunity for manufacturers enabled by energy-as-a-service arrangements

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8 Industry investing in workforce wellbeing with nearly half increasing spending despite difficult economic conditions – Make UK research

Over the past year, manufacturers have maintained their health and wellbeing commitment, with spend remaining consistently high. Companies have largely increased their level of investment (48.6%) or kept it at the same level (45.7%) in spite of difficult economic conditions.

UK manufacturers see revenue drop in Q1 2024, new figures show

9 UK manufacturers see revenue drop in Q1 2024, new figures show

SME manufacturers saw revenue decline by 10% in the first quarter of the year, according to new figures.

7 ways AI can reinvent inventory management

10 7 ways AI can reinvent inventory management

By Dusty Alexander, President & CEO, Global Shop Solutions.

ERP for manufacturing was first introduced back in the 1960’s at a time when basic software systems were being developed to help manufacturers improve their ability to manage, track, and control inventory.

Process Manufacturing Software

Process manufacturing software is a type of software that is used to manage the production of products that are made through a series of chemical or physical processes. This type of software typically includes features for managing recipes, inventory, quality control, and traceability.

Some of the benefits of using process manufacturing software include:

  • Increased efficiency and productivity
  • Improved quality control
  • Reduced costs
  • Enhanced traceability
  • Compliance with regulations

Manufacturing Execution Systems

A manufacturing execution system (MES) is a software system that helps in the monitoring, tracking, and controlling of the manufacturing process. It provides real-time data and insights into the production process, which can be used to improve efficiency, quality, and compliance.

MES systems typically collect data from a variety of sources, including:

  • Production equipment
  • Quality control systems
  • Inventory management systems
  • Human-machine interfaces (HMIs)

This data is then used to generate reports, alerts, and notifications that can help manufacturers make informed decisions about the production process. For example, an MES system can track the production of a specific product and identify any potential problems early on. This can help to prevent costly delays and ensure that the product meets quality standards.

MES systems can also be used to track the traceability of products. This means that manufacturers can track the history of a product from the raw materials to the finished product. This can be important for compliance with regulations, such as those governing the food and pharmaceutical industries.

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