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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TIMOCOM: worry about a chaotic Brexit causes explosion in EU exports to the UK

TIMOCOM: worry about a chaotic Brexit causes explosion in EU exports to the UK

Fears that the UK will leave the EU without a deal have caused an explosion in the number of goods ordered for delivery to the British Isles. Compared to the the previous year, truck transports from all parts of Europe towards Great Britain have more than doubled in the first quarter of 2019, with growth of 112%.

Lloyds Bank research - UK manufacturing export growth slows to three-year low

Lloyds Bank research - UK manufacturing export growth slows to three-year low

Growth in UK manufacturing export orders weakened to a three year low in Q1 2019, according to the latest Lloyds Bank International Trade Index, compiled in partnership with IHS Markit.

Premiere for Siemens Digital Logistics at transport logistic

Premiere for Siemens Digital Logistics at transport logistic

Siemens Digital Logistics is coming to the transport logistic trade show in Munich (June 4-7, 2019) to present an integrated portfolio of software and consulting solutions for the precise planning and control of global supply chains.

No job, employer or regulator should take away workers’ health, safety and wellbeing

No job, employer or regulator should take away workers’ health, safety and wellbeing

The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is celebrated annually on 28 April and led by the International Labour Organisation (ILO). It raises public awareness of the importance of health and safety at work, as well as the prevention of occupational accidents.

Quartely update: 17 businesses removed or suspended from prompt payment code for failing to pay their suppliers on time

Quartely update: 17 businesses removed or suspended from prompt payment code for failing to pay their suppliers on time

Action on companies who fail to meet the standard of the Prompt Payment Code (PPC) has seen 17 companies removed or suspended from the Code during the past quarter, the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM) has announced.

Manufacturing stocks grow at record pace amidst Brexit uncertainty - CBI

Manufacturing stocks grow at record pace amidst Brexit uncertainty - CBI

Manufacturing activity grew modestly in the quarter to April, while stocks rose at a record pace, according to the latest quarterly CBI Industrial Trends Survey.

79% of UK employees would welcome gamification in the workplace

79% of UK employees would welcome gamification in the workplace

A series of dos and don’ts for bosses introducing the increasingly popular gamified rewards systems have been released.

UK&I SAP User Group launches Affiliate Member Portal to help users select the right technology partner

UK&I SAP User Group launches Affiliate Member Portal to help users select the right technology partner

The UK & Ireland SAP User Group, the independent not-for-profit organisation representing all users of SAP software, has launched its new Affiliate Member Portal, designed to help SAP users select the right technology partner.

Third of transport/logistics workers would prefer a male CEO

Third of transport/logistics workers would prefer a male CEO

Research into the UK worker’s ideal CEO from Wagestream, the financial wellbeing experts, has revealed a disparity between what people expect from business leaders and the reality of how bosses are operating.

Firms must be ready to adapt to potential new regulations

Firms must be ready to adapt to potential new regulations

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

The recent warning that the manufacturing sector is “woefully unprepared” for a no-deal Brexit serves as a stark reminder that firms must be ready to adapt to potential new regulations that could alter trade processes and possibly affect growth trajectories.

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