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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Under pressure: 78 percent of people feel more pressure from their employer than family when making big decisions

Under pressure: 78 percent of people feel more pressure from their employer than family when making big decisions

Business executives in the UK are more anxious about big decisions at work than critical decisions at home that impact their family, according to a new study conducted by Oracle NetSuite.

Road transport industry failing to react to rising pressure for increased environmental responsibility, according to Paragon survey

Road transport industry failing to react to rising pressure for increased environmental responsibility, according to Paragon survey

Three quarters (75%) of transport planning professionals have seen increasing pressure on their logistics operations to reduce environmental impact in the last 12 months, yet two thirds (66%) believe that much more needs to be done to keep pace with public pressure for action.

Koch Industries agrees to acquire all of Infor

Koch Industries agrees to acquire all of Infor

An affiliate of Koch Equity Development LLC, the investment and acquisition subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the remaining equity stake in Infor - the business cloud software solutions provider – held by Golden Gate Capital.

Next Generation Slotting: Intelligent warehouse organisation with inconsoSLM

Next Generation Slotting: Intelligent warehouse organisation with inconsoSLM

The use of mathematical algorithms does not stop at warehouse organisation. The logistics software specialist inconso presents a new release of inconsoSLM (Slotting Management System) designed for distributing stocks to available areas and locations in the warehouse.

Apprenticeships forging the way ahead for innovative, global Britain says Make UK

Apprenticeships forging the way ahead for innovative, global Britain says Make UK

As National Apprenticeship Week begins, Make UK is celebrating the success of manufacturing apprenticeships which are providing a much needed skills boost for our sector and playing a key role in upskilling employees for new exciting digital roles as in automated production.

The top technology predictions for the worldwide manufacturing industry in 2020

The top technology predictions for the worldwide manufacturing industry in 2020

It is no secret that the manufacturing sector is critically important for both developed and emerging economies. From producing necessities like food for a nation to creating much‐needed jobs, the sector is a source of innovation, productivity and global trade.

ERP and the Cloud - what’s the scoop?

ERP and the Cloud - what’s the scoop?

With the ever-increasing uptake of Cloud solutions, Lumenia Consulting explains that it is constantly asked about how the various deployment options for ERP stack up. There are as many flavours of ‘Cloud’ as there are ice-creams, so Lumenia Consulting has set out the fundamentals in its latest whitepaper, ‘ERP and the Cloud, What are Your Options?’

Iptor appoints Daniel Bednar as new CFO

Iptor appoints Daniel Bednar as new CFO

Iptor, the distribution and supply chain management, planning and logistics software and services provider, has appointed Daniel Bednar as Chief Financial Officer and member of the Iptor Board.

Manufacturing jobs drop by 4%, despite salaries rising

Manufacturing jobs drop by 4%, despite salaries rising

According to the latest quarterly job market report from CV-Library, the UK’s independent job board, manufacturing jobs dropped by 4.3% in the final few months of 2019; the third quarter they’ve fallen year-on-year in 2019.

Aras licenses platform to ANSYS in strategic OEM deal

Aras licenses platform to ANSYS in strategic OEM deal

Aras has announced a strategic partnership with ANSYS that includes the licensing of the Aras platform technology to enable the next generation of digital engineering practices.

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