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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Arevo introduces Aqua 2 system, raises $25m Series B

Arevo introduces Aqua 2 system, raises $25m Series B

AREVO, the Silicon Valley company transforming composites production through digitalisation and automation, has introduced its newest system, the Aqua 2, claimed to be the world’s first high-speed additive manufacturing system for large continuous carbon fibre composite structures.

DSP acquires Explorer UK to create new managed services and database technology services group

DSP acquires Explorer UK to create new managed services and database technology services group

Enterprise IT managed services organisation DSP and Explorer UK, an Oracle consultancy, development and support provider, have been brought together to form one of the largest independent Oracle partners in the UK. 

UK manufacturing exports hit record low in Q2 2020

UK manufacturing exports hit record low in Q2 2020

UK manufacturing exports fell sharply in Q2 2020, according to the Lloyds Bank International Trade Index.

Nexus Global reveals the current business confidence levels of the manufacturing, construction and engineering sector

Nexus Global reveals the current business confidence levels of the manufacturing, construction and engineering sector

The covid-19 pandemic has thrown drastic obstacles in the way for UK businesses. With the manufacturing, construction, and engineering sector having a total business confidence score of 92.23 out of a total of 190, these figures show just how uncertain businesses feel at present - according to a new, Business Confidence Report by Nexus Global.   

Make UK call out to manufacturers to create the next generation of innovators with Government apprenticeship giveaway

Make UK call out to manufacturers to create the next generation of innovators with Government apprenticeship giveaway

From August 1st the Government will pay employers £2,000 for every new apprentice aged 18-24 they take into their business to train in the latest skills and technologies available in manufacturing. And there is a £1,500 bonus for companies which hire apprentices aged 25 and over.

TPC invests in its first Konica Minolta C12000 production press in the UK

TPC invests in its first Konica Minolta C12000 production press in the UK

Hertfordshire-based The Print Centre (TPC) has taken a significant step up in capacity by investing in a Konica Minolta AccurioPress C12000. The new high-speed production press, which is claimed to be the first of its kind in the UK, will enable the commercial print specialist to expand its offering, grow productivity and meet sustainability targets.

Gartner survey reveals 17% of chief supply chain officers are women

Gartner survey reveals 17% of chief supply chain officers are women

While supply chain organisations deal with the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, they still pursue gender equality goals. According to Gartner, Inc.’s 2020 Women in Supply Chain Survey among 177 supply chain professionals, 17% of chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) are now women – a 6% increase compared to 2019 and the highest rate since the first edition of the survey in 2016.

Inventory management software market 2026 - A USD 5 billion revenue opportunity

Inventory management software market 2026 - A USD 5 billion revenue opportunity

According to a recent study from market research firm Global Market Insights, the inventory management software market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $5 billion to over $5 billion by 2026, gaining remarkable traction over the 2020 to 2026 period.

Challenged manufacturers seek more IT agility as business returns

Challenged manufacturers seek more IT agility as business returns

Boomi, a Dell Technologies business, has announced results from its ERP Innovator’s Dilemma report, which finds manufacturers investing in modernising legacy ERP systems.

Only 30% of LGV drivers feel valued, finds new Talent in Logistics research

Only 30% of LGV drivers feel valued, finds new Talent in Logistics research

According to a recent survey by Talent in Logistics, just 30% of LGV drivers in the UK feel valued.

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