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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Needless financial jargon holds back manufacturing growth

Needless financial jargon holds back manufacturing growth

Research from Wyelands Bank, set up to help small and medium businesses, shows more than two thirds (71%) of mid-sized manufacturers say there is too much jargon in the finance industry.

3 ways barcoding technology can benefit warehouses and increase efficiency

3 ways barcoding technology can benefit warehouses and increase efficiency

By Joseph Walston, Director of Operations at Sentient Lasers.

In an age of faster shipping and delivery times brought on by retail giants like Amazon, efficiency within warehouses has become increasingly important. One tried-and-true method of warehouse organization is barcoding technology.

Businesses are getting on top of IT downtime costs, reveals new data from Databarracks

Businesses are getting on top of IT downtime costs, reveals new data from Databarracks

New research from Databarracks has revealed organisations are getting better at understanding what IT downtime costs their business.

Data taken from its recently released Data Health Check survey reveals less than one in five organisations (19 per cent) do not know how much IT downtime costs their business. This is down from over a third, (35%) In 2017.

Latest Red Ledge supply chain automation systems on show at IMHX 2019

Latest Red Ledge supply chain automation systems on show at IMHX 2019

Software application and engineering specialist Red Ledge is joining forces at IMHX 2019 with the company’s new majority shareholder Böwe Systec to launch the latest range of Red Ledge manufacturing and logistics (M&L) automation systems.

QAD DynaSys recognised as a challenger in Gartner 2019 Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning Systems of Differentiation

QAD DynaSys recognised as a challenger in Gartner 2019 Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning Systems of Differentiation

QAD DynaSys, provider of demand and supply chain planning solutions, has announced that Gartner, Inc. has named QAD DynaSys a Challenger in Gartner’s May 2019 Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning Systems of Differentiation. QAD DynaSys is a division of QAD Inc.

VAI provides enhanced features for suggested purchasing and real-time analytics through a new release of its S2K solution

VAI provides enhanced features for suggested purchasing and real-time analytics through a new release of its S2K solution

VAI, the ERP software developer, has launched a new version of its flagship S2K Enterprise ERP solution, 6.1. Featuring a simplified user interface, S2K version 6.1 debuts new efficiencies and innovations around S2K Warehouse, S2K Suggested Purchasing, S2K Mobile and S2K Analytics applications.

Global manufacturing still adjusting to recent disruptions in the sector

Global manufacturing still adjusting to recent disruptions in the sector

Global manufacturing is still adjusting to recent disruptions in the sector, according to Dun & Bradstreet’s latest Q2 UK Industry report.

The company expects slowdowns in fixed investment and manufacturing to continue into 2020, despite services sectors and job markets remaining stable.

Watch: £55m advanced manufacturing park comes to life

Watch: £55m advanced manufacturing park comes to life

It’s full steel ahead at the £55m advanced manufacturing park that is set to bring up to 1,000 jobs to the North East.

The importance of growing the manufacturing workforce

The importance of growing the manufacturing workforce

By Graham Stubbs, Managing Director, Dean Group.

An issue that has been concerning professionals in the manufacturing industry is the lack of a skilled workforce. While Brexit will end free movement, meaning fewer skilled EU workers will move to the UK, the truth is that a skills shortage already existed before 2016.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machinery Systems maximises product uptime with Syncron

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machinery Systems maximises product uptime with Syncron

Syncron has announced that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machinery Systems, Ltd. (MHI MS) has selected Syncron Inventory to optimise service parts inventory management for its industrial printing and paper converting machinery.

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