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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UK manufacturing is facing its biggest worker shortage in 30 years – Epicor comment

UK manufacturing is facing its biggest worker shortage in 30 years – Epicor comment

Mark Hughes, regional vice president UK and Ireland at Epicor, comments on the news that Britain’s manufacturers are facing the biggest shortage of skilled workers since 1989 amid record levels of UK employment and falling numbers of EU27 nationals coming to the country to work since the Brexit vote:

Predicting the future and understanding the role of technology in logistics

Predicting the future and understanding the role of technology in logistics

By John Lewis, Dynamics 365 Solution Consultant, Xpedition.

It is vital to understand and keep pace with the moving tech landscape. Moreover, it is not only the type of changes, but the rate of change itself that is speeding up. Businesses that understand the role of technology in logistics, and are able to adapt are significantly more likely to survive the next decade of changes than those who don’t.

Manufacturing output picks up as year comes to a close

Manufacturing output picks up as year comes to a close

Manufacturers reported that output growth picked up in the three months to December, according to the latest monthly CBI Industrial Trends Survey.

Autotalks’ C-V2X capabilities to be demonstrated by Harman at CES 2019

Autotalks’ C-V2X capabilities to be demonstrated by Harman at CES 2019

Autotalks was selected by Harman International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, to provide the V2X chipset for its Telematics platform which will be showcased at CES 2019.

Technology companies turning to niche specialisms to compete in fast moving business

Technology companies turning to niche specialisms to compete in fast moving business

Specialist technology talent is in greater demand than ever as technology reaches into every aspect of the economy, according to the Reed Technology State of Skills research.

ABE looks forward with Truckfile digital recording

ABE looks forward with Truckfile digital recording

Herefordshire-based ABE Transport is enjoying smooth and easy recording of all vehicle maintenance data thanks to Truckfile digital workshop and fleet management systems.

The digital skills revolution

The digital skills revolution

By Colin Shaw, Partner, Leader UK Operations Practice, McKinsey & Company.

As technology transforms manufacturing, UK companies face an urgent need to reskill their employees.

Manufacturing: The surprising leader in the global datasphere – new IDC research

Manufacturing: The surprising leader in the global datasphere – new IDC research

The global datasphere¹ could grow to 175 zettabytes by 2025, and industries such as Financial Services, Manufacturing, Healthcare, and Media and Entertainment are helping to define this new era of data growth.

Manufacturing: The surprising leader in the global datasphere – new IDC research

Manufacturing: The surprising leader in the global datasphere – new IDC research

The global datasphere¹ could grow to 175 zettabytes by 2025, and industries such as Financial Services, Manufacturing, Healthcare, and Media and Entertainment are helping to define this new era of data growth.

Could there be a Brexit dividend for the supply chain?

Could there be a Brexit dividend for the supply chain?

Currency fluctuations caused by worldwide geo-political events like Brexit and changing US trade policy may be being exploited by companies seeking to save money in their supply chain, a new report has found.

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