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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A bare-bones Brexit deal for traders, but a no-deal Brexit for many other sectors

A bare-bones Brexit deal for traders, but a no-deal Brexit for many other sectors

The trade and security deal the UK Government struck with the EU is a bare-bones deal for tariff-free trade in goods, but a no-deal for many other business sectors, creating significant frictions and less EU market access from 1 January, according to tax and advisory firm Blick Rothenberg.

One million offers in one day: TIMOCOM's freight exchange hits record level again

One million offers in one day: TIMOCOM's freight exchange hits record level again

On 15 December one million freight and vehicle space offers were published in TIMOCOM's Smart Logistics System. This number not only marks a peak shortly before the start of the new lockdown. There have never been so many offers available in the freight exchange on a single day.

Businesses should not be shamed using the furlough scheme, says The Accountancy Partnership

Businesses should not be shamed using the furlough scheme, says The Accountancy Partnership

Business finance experts worry that troubled businesses will be discouraged from claiming the job support scheme funding as employers who claim under the scheme for the month of December onwards will be published online by HMRC.

Weather resistant vehicle cameras offer enhanced road safety in winter

Weather resistant vehicle cameras offer enhanced road safety in winter

During wet and cold months, road conditions can be extremely hazardous for drivers. Snow, fog, and heavy rainfall can all combine to build up on cameras to limit visibility and increase the risks of accidents and collisions.

Dakota interview with Marshalls: Jon Ellinger, Procurement Category Manager

Dakota interview with Marshalls: Jon Ellinger, Procurement Category Manager

Dakota Integrated Solutions spoke with Jon Ellinger, Procurement Category Manager at Marshalls, to find out how Dakota work with Marshalls as their incumbent printing hardware, software and consumables supplier.

BREXIT: Major challenges for Businesses’ IT Systems to be ‘BREXIT Ready’

BREXIT: Major challenges for Businesses’ IT Systems to be ‘BREXIT Ready’

BASDA (‘The Business Application Software Developers Association’) and the Institute of Directors (‘IoD’) have voiced their concerns that core business systems may not be fully ready for 1st January 2021 despite all the industry’s best efforts.

More inventory reliability – more customers: Spedition Stähler grows with EPG | LFS

More inventory reliability – more customers: Spedition Stähler grows with EPG | LFS

With the construction of the new 5,000 m² warehouse at its Limburg/ Germany site, Spedition Stähler, the major shipping company in the Limburg-Weilburg district, has also taken the decision to install a warehouse management system. It selected the EPG | LFS Warehouse Management System from EPG (Ehrhardt + Partner Gruppe).

Road transport capacity on the European spot market is rising significantly while prices are falling

Road transport capacity on the European spot market is rising significantly while prices are falling

Compared with the previous month, road transport capacity rose significantly by 16.8% in November 2020. The index of European spot market availability now stands at 102.8 points.

UK Manufacturing calls for a deal to end uncertainty and save thousands of jobs

UK Manufacturing calls for a deal to end uncertainty and save thousands of jobs

Comment from: Stephen Phipson, CEO of Make UK, the manufacturers’ organisation; Stephen Kelly, CEO Manufacturing NI; and Paul Sheerin, CEO Scottish Engineering.

Could other threats hit business while Covid-19 continues to dominate the risk agenda?

Could other threats hit business while Covid-19 continues to dominate the risk agenda?

International risk management and assistance firm, Healix International, believes the all-consuming consequences of the pandemic could leave governments and employers exposed to other risks in 2021. The annual Healix Risk Oracle report has identified key areas of risk – besides the continued impact of COVID-19 - that it believes need to be recognised by risk managers in 2021.

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