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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IPIA says printers should be logistics businesses’ first line of defence for protective equipment

IPIA says printers should be logistics businesses’ first line of defence for protective equipment

As the country prepares for the next phase of businesses reopening, the Independent Print Industry Association (IPIA) claims its members are one of the best placed to not only produce protective equipment like face visors, masks and sneeze screens but also develop further products and services to reduce spread of the Covid-19 virus.

Epicor enables UK distributors to optimise supply chain efficiency

Epicor enables UK distributors to optimise supply chain efficiency

Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, has announced the availability of Epicor Prophet 21 – a fit-for-purpose ERP solution for wholesale distributors operating within the UK.

Konica Minolta announces AccurioJet KM-1e B2+ UV inkjet press

Konica Minolta announces AccurioJet KM-1e B2+ UV inkjet press

Konica Minolta has unveiled the AccurioJet KM-1e digital inkjet B2+ sheetfed UV colour inkjet production press as it continues to accelerate its growth within industrial print markets.

EPM Solutions and Yotta partner to deliver connected asset management to industrial and hazardous sectors

EPM Solutions and Yotta partner to deliver connected asset management to industrial and hazardous sectors

Asset management engineering and technology company, EPM Solutions has announced it has signed a partnership agreement with asset management software provider, Yotta. The partnership will allow the two companies to draw on their complementary asset management technology, resources and expertise to deliver connected asset management solutions to industrial and hazardous sector clients across the UK.

Warehouse optimisation – A timely approach to automation

Warehouse optimisation – A timely approach to automation

As consumer demands and expectations increase and supply chains become more complex, businesses are increasingly turning to automation in order to generate more efficiencies and value from their warehouses and processes.

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.

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