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LADA Image optimises Warehouse Management and launches new facilities with Infor SCE

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:35:00 +0100

Infor, provider of business applications specialised by industry and built for the Cloud, has deployed WMS from the Infor SCE suite at another warehouse of LADA Image, the official distributor of spare parts for LADA automobiles.

Dassault Systèmes' 3DExperience platform reaches 10,000 users at Renault

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 10:59:00 +0100

Dassault Systèmes has announced that its 3DExperience platform has now reached its 10,000th production user at Groupe Renault.

Bolta finds EDI favour with Data Interchange

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 09:52:00 +0100

Within two months of an initial consultation, Data Interchange provided Bolta US – a subsidiary of international polymer manufacturer, Bolta Werke – with a bespoke and tested standalone EDI (electronic data interchange) solution.

30 years of EDI development

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 22:36:00 +0100

As leading EDI (electronic data interchange) solutions provider, Data Interchange, celebrates its 30th year, it continues to look to the future.

TU-Automotive: BMW, Daimler, Renault & VW Digital Chiefs to Keynote at TU-Automotive Europe 2016

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:29:00 +0100

TU-Automotive has announced that four senior digital OEM execs will join the keynotes at TU-Automotive Europe 2016 Conference & Expo (November 2-3, Internationales Congress Center München, Germany).

BT drives for Sustainable Innovation in automotive Manufacturing and Urban Mobility

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 22:12:00 +0100

New concepts in personal transport built on digital technologies could reduce the amount of cars needed on urban roads globally by up to 20 million vehicles per year in 2025, offering huge sustainability benefits and an improved experience for travellers.

BMW Group UK extends contract with Fullers Logistics for further five years

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 09:55:00 +0100

Fullers Logistics has extended its contract with BMW Group UK for a further five years to act as the automotive manufacturer's Dealer Metro Distribution Centre (DMDC) based in Slough, Berkshire.

Rosenbauer International AG to implement ERP and BI platform from Infor

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 09:45:00 +0100

Infor has announced that Rosenbauer International AG has chosen to implement enterprise resource planning (ERP) and business intelligence (BI) software from Infor.

ICT in the fast lane

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 13:34:00 +0100

Following on from the special profile in our March 2013 edition, Manufacturing & Logistics IT chief editor Ed Holden spoke again with Vittorio Boero, chief information officer at Ferrari, about how the sports and luxury car manufacture's intensive five-year IT re-structuring roadmap, first put in place in 2012, is progressing and the benefits it is bringing to the company.

Leveraging risk management throughout the supply chain

Thu, 07 Apr 2016 10:01:00 +0100

By Terry Onica, director of automotive, QAD.

A wide range of business-critical risks face today's automotive supplier. Typical risks include material shortages, catastrophic property losses from unforeseen events, supply chain interruptions, IT failures and more.

General Motors names Manhattan Associates a 2015 Supplier of the Year

Wed, 16 Mar 2016 20:52:00 +0000

Manhattan Associates, Inc. was selected as a 2015 Supplier of the Year by General Motors (GM). The annual award recognises GM's global suppliers who have delivered superior service and made significant contributions to the company.

Leading automotive technology events and digital information company, TU-Automotive, acquired by Penton

Thu, 07 Jan 2016 08:51:00 +0000

TU-Automotive has been acquired by Penton in a move that strengthens both Penton and TU-Automotive's position as a leading provider of events and digital information for the fast growing automotive technology and Internet of Things (IoT) segments.

'Servitisation' - how it is changing the face of manufacturing

Wed, 16 Dec 2015 18:50:00 +0000

By Gavin Oberholzer, Strategic Account Manager, HSO Enterprise Solutions.

We are seeing a new spring in the step of UK manufacturers and with it a renewed focus on sustainable development as the sector looks to exit a long period of decline and develop an edge over its counterparts in low-cost economies like China.

The world's first at Mercedes-Benz in Bremen: RFID detects leaks in cars

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 22:10:00 +0000

Mercedes-Benz in Bremen is testing a new RFID tag to detect moisture during leakage tests.

Andrew Page reduces collisions and improves driver safety with Masternaut Connect

Wed, 18 Nov 2015 14:40:00 +0000

Andrew Page, the UK automotive parts, tools and equipment distributor, has cut accidents and reduced speeding by 97% after implementing a telematics system from Masternaut.

Dennis Eagle chooses Cincom CPQ to strengthen configure-price-quote capabilities

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:50:00 +0100

Cincom CPQ, the configure-price-quote software solution from Cincom Systems, has been selected by speciality vehicle manufacturer, Dennis Eagle Ltd., the refuse collection vehicle producer, to address its CPQ needs.

Indigo’s WMS helps Tetrosyl achieve 10% throughput increase & £200K annual savings

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 08:46:00 +0100

Indigo has announced that Tetrosyl has significantly increased sales order dispatch rates and achieved annual cost savings of £200,000, since implementing Indigo's WMS solution.

Greasing the wheels of the automotive supply chain

Wed, 17 Jun 2015 21:52:00 +0100

By Stefan Issing, global automotive industry director at IFS.

When it comes to manufacturing's next revolution – the much-discussed Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 – the automotive industry is firmly in the driving seat. A trailblazer across key manufacturing trends, the automotive industry is accelerating the move towards a world in which raw materials and machines communicate with each other within an Internet of Things for smart, flexible, resource-friendly production.

In the driving seat

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:14:00 +0100

The current F1 season season officially got under way at the first race in Melbourne, Australia, on 15th March. Manufacturing & Logistics IT thought it timely to speak with Williams' IT director, Graeme Hackland, about how IT plays such an important part for the company, both in the world of F1 and in the wider field of technological innovation.

TNT receives contract renewal from AB Volvo for international delivery services

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 08:19:00 +0000

TNT has received a three-year contract renewal from the Swedish truck and bus maker AB Volvo for 'inbound to production' and aftermarket delivery services in Europe.

Infor delivers multi-tenant ERP for manufacturing verticals

Wed, 14 Jan 2015 21:21:00 +0000

Infor has announced an enhanced version of Infor LN, delivering deeper vertical and micro-vertical functionality within manufacturing, with the goal of helping better align customers with business objectives and reducing the need for costly customisation.

Big Data will be key to accountancy success, says KPMG

Tue, 13 Jan 2015 08:00:00 +0000

KPMG has revealed that future threats from companies like Google were a key reason for its £40m investment into accounting services for small and start-up businesses.

A driving force for technological development within the automotive industry

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:59:00 +0000

NGF Europe Ltd. (NGFE), situated in St Helens, Merseyside is a subsidiary company of the NSG Group of Japan, one of the World's leading manufacturers of glass products for building, automotive and information electronics applications.

Microlise welcomes senior team from Tata Motors In UK visit

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:49:00 +0100

Microlise, the transport management systems provider, has welcomed a delegation of senior management from Indian company Tata Motors, one of the world's largest truck manufacturers.

Infor helps Ferrari to accelerate supply chain planning

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 07:30:00 +0100

Infor has announced that Ferrari has expanded its relationship with Infor and invested in Infor Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP).