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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Getting to grips with vehicle maintenance

Getting to grips with vehicle maintenance

By Derek Bryan, vice president EMEA, Verizon Connect.

Fleet managers have an ever-growing list of tasks they have to juggle each day. With high targets to meet and increasing cost pressures, vehicle maintenance can often drop to the bottom of the daily to do list and become a more ad-hoc process.

TouchPath launches one-stop manufacturing management system; increases productivity by 30%

TouchPath launches one-stop manufacturing management system; increases productivity by 30%

International supply chain solutions provider TouchPath is launching ‘TouchManufacturer’, a fully integrated, lean manufacturing management system that can be implemented rapidly and at lower cost by both discrete and process manufacturers.

UK manufacturers sitting on £250 billion in potential working capital

UK manufacturers sitting on £250 billion in potential working capital

New analysis from Wyelands Bank reveals UK mid-sized, or “Brittelstand”, manufacturers have £252 billion in assets that they could use to access working capital to help them grow.

IMHX raises the profile of the logistics industry among young people

IMHX raises the profile of the logistics industry among young people

As part of its ongoing commitment to raise the profile of the logistics industry among young people, IMHX 2019 (the International Materials Handling Exhibition; NEC, Birmingham; September 24-27, 2019) is offering a cash prize to the team of students that devises the most impressive way of reducing online returns in a free-to-enter competition that is open to schools and colleges across the West Midlands.

Descartes launches mobile driver vehicle safety checks

Descartes launches mobile driver vehicle safety checks

Descartes Systems Group has announced that Descartes mobile driver vehicle safety checks are now available as part of its SmartCompliance suite.

Janam and Georgia SoftWorks collaborate to deliver terminal emulation solution

Janam and Georgia SoftWorks collaborate to deliver terminal emulation solution

Janam Technologies LLC, provider of rugged mobile computers that scan barcodes and communicate wirelessly, is working with Georgia SoftWorks to help organisations quickly and efficiently port their Windows- and Android-based WMS, ERP and other enterprise applications to Janam’s most advanced rugged mobile computers.

Temperature Controlled Logistics returns with a top schedule for 2019

Temperature Controlled Logistics returns with a top schedule for 2019

The 18th annual Temperature Controlled Logistics Conference will bring together supply chain, logistics and quality experts from around the globe to experience four days of ‘unmissable’ workshops, case studies, panels, interactive discussion groups and technology showcases.

New TruTac features boost Mandata’s tachograph data download capabilities

New TruTac features boost Mandata’s tachograph data download capabilities

New TruTac features boost Mandata’s tachograph data download capabilities New features have been incorporated into transport management technology specialist Mandata's Tacho Now digital tachograph download service, to further improve the seamless capture of driver and vehicle data.

SAP launches partner innovation programme to deliver microvertical capabilities with SAP S/4HANA Cloud

SAP launches partner innovation programme to deliver microvertical capabilities with SAP S/4HANA Cloud

SAP SE has launched an innovation programme for partners to build and go to market with new applications that augment the rich functionality of SAP S/4HANA Cloud. The partner innovation programme is designed for customers in microverticals within priority industries, such as professional services and manufacturing.

Kinesis keeps Markovitz builders’ merchants fleet on track with integrated telematics

Kinesis keeps Markovitz builders’ merchants fleet on track with integrated telematics

M Markovitz Ltd, a Derbyshire based building supply company, is using Kinesis telematics to track and manage its fleet of delivery trucks and staff cars.

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