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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Building a digitally anti-fragile supply chain to deal with disruptions

Building a digitally anti-fragile supply chain to deal with disruptions

The Coronavirus pandemic is causing labour shortages, travel restrictions, and significant disruption to businesses and global supply chains. But even if we manage to bring Coronavirus under control, living in a globalised world means that the next disruption is always just around the corner.

What can go wrong with your MES implementation?

What can go wrong with your MES implementation?

MES systems can significantly benefit your company, but the implementation may be somewhat overwhelming and can pose challenges that could be difficult and time-consuming to overcome. In the following article, you will learn about issues that you can potentially encounter in your MES implementation and practical recommendations on how to avoid them.

MJ Refrigeration selects Microlise for journey management & proof of delivery solution

MJ Refrigeration selects Microlise for journey management & proof of delivery solution

MJ Refrigeration has selected Microlise to provide a full fleet performance, journey managementand proof of delivery(POD) solution, to secure greater visibility of delivery operations and increase customer service levels and operational efficiency.

Manufacturers urged to recognise and celebrate successes of the sector

Manufacturers urged to recognise and celebrate successes of the sector

Now in its 12th year, the esteemed Make UK awards acknowledge and reward the extraordinary work of the UK manufacturing sector. The 2020 Make UK Awards seek to recognise leading lights within the manufacturing industry, looking for those apprentices and businesses that have made significant contributions across the industry.

Gartner announces winners of the 2020 Supply Chainnovator Awards

Gartner announces winners of the 2020 Supply Chainnovator Awards

Gartner, Inc. has announced the winners of the 2020 Supply Chainnovator Awards. The awards recognise unconventional, innovative and high-impact supply chain initiatives that transform the supply chain in the life sciences, healthcare providers, high-tech, consumer products, industrial and retail sectors.

UK manufacturing firms unprepared for the ‘new normal’ in the workplace

UK manufacturing firms unprepared for the ‘new normal’ in the workplace

With the government now a week into its 50-page roadmap out of lockdown, a new report suggests that UK manufacturing firms were one of the least prepared sectors for the rise of flexible working pre-lockdown.

UKWA welcomes ‘pragmatic’ re-think by government on EU border checks

UKWA welcomes ‘pragmatic’ re-think by government on EU border checks

The UK Warehousing Association (UKWA), the trade body for the warehousing and logistics sector, has welcomed the government’s change of stance on EU border checks, announced on Friday, 12 June.

Freight forwarders pin hopes on a trade deal despite governme

Freight forwarders pin hopes on a trade deal despite governme

Commenting on confirmation by the UK government of new border controls and procedures from the end of the Transition Period, the trade association for UK freight forwarders questioned whether the phased transition will succeed in giving the companies that manage cross-border trade between the UK and EU enough time to make the necessary preparations to facilitate the revised arrangements.

Probrand urges IT buyers to start planning purchases as stock lines recover

Probrand urges IT buyers to start planning purchases as stock lines recover

Technology services provider Probrand is urging IT buyers to review and plan purchases to get ahead of the rush as the IT supply chain recovers and certain technology categories regain stock.

Transportation management solutions provider Neurored launches critical Supply Chain Network

Transportation management solutions provider Neurored launches critical Supply Chain Network

Neurored, a global supply chain management (SCM) and transportation management (TMS) solutions provider native to the Salesforce CRM platform, has announced a new digital supply chain network developed to speed the sourcing, production and shipping of critical supplies including COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE).

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