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 five reasons employees are likely to be absent – and what to do about it

The five reasons employees are likely to be absent – and what to do about it

There are five main reasons why staff are absent from work on a short-term basis and the problem costs employers approximately £107.85 each day, and, overall, about £29bn annually.

‘A time for clarity, courage and leadership’

‘A time for clarity, courage and leadership’

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Postmodern ERP – What it is and how it benefits the enterprise

Postmodern ERP – What it is and how it benefits the enterprise

By Mark Hughes, regional vice president UK and Ireland, Epicor.

The introduction of Industry 4.0 technologies is changing expectations around what insights and capabilities ERP software should deliver to the enterprise.

Manufacturing activity weakens - CBI

Manufacturing activity weakens - CBI

Manufacturing output growth slowed in the quarter to February, while order books improved slightly, according to the latest monthly CBI Industrial Trends Survey.

Comment from Epicor: Annual Manufacturing Report finds UK manufacturers optimistically preparing to ride out the Brexit rollercoaster and expand overseas exports

Comment from Epicor: Annual Manufacturing Report finds UK manufacturers optimistically preparing to ride out the Brexit rollercoaster and expand overseas exports

This year’s Annual Manufacturing Report, launched today at the House of Lords, finds UK manufacturers optimistically preparing to ride out the Brexit rollercoaster and expand their overseas exports.

R&D rises to priority level for manufacturers

R&D rises to priority level for manufacturers

By Terri Hiskey, Vice President of Product Marketing for Manufacturing at Epicor Software.

Look back through time, there are plenty of examples of businesses that missed out on huge opportunities.

Innovation key to creating successful global supply chains

Innovation key to creating successful global supply chains

Budding managers can learn how to successfully lead supply chains of the future by creating cultures of innovation and adopting latest technologies, in all sectors of their organisation. This is one of many areas covered in the University of London’s latest degree programme, the MSc in Supply Chain Management and Global Logistics.

Epicor announces Annual Partner Program Award winners

Epicor announces Annual Partner Program Award winners

Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, announced today the winners of its annual Partner Program awards.

UK SME manufacturing sector buoyant and confident about future growth

UK SME manufacturing sector buoyant and confident about future growth

The latest MHA Manufacturing and Engineering Report confirms UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) manufacturers remain optimistic and confident about future growth, despite the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, rising production costs and skill shortages.

Beauty retailer is looking good thanks to new Snapfulfil cloud warehouse management system

Beauty retailer is looking good thanks to new Snapfulfil cloud warehouse management system

A leading supplier of beauty and hairdressing products has smartened up its customer fulfilment after choosing the Snapfulfil cloud warehouse management system (WMS).

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