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Provides real-time news and information updated throughout the business day, covering supply chain, manufacturing and logistics technologies for corporate managers and hi-tech professionals.



 



Enterprise Resource Planning system helps manufacturing company reduce lead times

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:12:00 +0000

By Chip Johns, President and Chief Operating Officer, Butler Automatic Inc.

Why would a relatively small business choose to make the significant investment needed to implement an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system?



2016 the year of economic nationalism as supply chain risk reaches record high

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:26:00 +0000

Global supply chain risk grew to a record high at the end of 2016 as the CIPS Risk Index, powered by Dun & Bradstreet, rose to 82.64, from 79.14 at the end of 2015.



Connecting worlds - logistics company Militzer & Münch counts on TimoCom

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:20:00 +0000

TimoCom, the European transport platform, is known for more than just efficiently combining freight and vehicle space; it also simplifies innovative networks and digital operations.



Eddie Stobart replaces telematics solution with full Microlise rollout

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:18:00 +0000

Deployment has begun on a major upgrade of Eddie Stobart's telematics system which sees them implementing Microlise across their entire fleet of over 2,000 vehicles, including the deployment of in-cab ruggedised tablet devices.



Manufacturing driving production increase in the UK but IoT investment must not leave Britain behind

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:16:00 +0000

UK manufacturing contributed to a 1.1 percent increase in total production between November and December 2016, according to Office for National Statistics figures.



MiX Telematics passes 600,000 subscribers milestone

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:05:00 +0000

MiX Telematics, global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions delivered as Software-as-a-Service (Saas), has announced that as at December 2016 it had accumulated over 600,000 active subscribers across its combined fleet and consumer customer base.



Why CRM is essential for effective contact centre engagement

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 09:37:00 +0000

Colin Hay, VP Sales, Intelecom UK looks at the advantages of smarter CRM.

Customer relationship management (CRM) is a moving target of definitions and associations. Even full time professional industry watchers have to update their standard definitions to reflect the evolution of a market that Gartner forecasts will be worth US$36.7 billion in 2017.



Let your ERP do the talking

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 09:31:00 +0000

By Michiel Schipperus, CEO, Sana Commerce.

With investment in ERP pretty much a certainty, most manufacturers have sweated both time and money to build, integrate and automate their back office functions and are now reaping the rewards associated with improved product planning, purchasing and delivery.



Streamlining processes yields savings and efficiency gains

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 09:26:00 +0000

By Chip Johns, President and Chief Operating Officer, Butler Automatic Inc.

Why would a relatively small business choose to make the significant investment needed to implement an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system?



Manufacturing celebrates its stars at national award ceremony

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 19:51:00 +0000

Dynamic manufacturers and talented apprentices from across the UK were recognised as national manufacturing champions at the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards held in London last week.



ESSential BI software improves efficiency and profitability for logistics businesses

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 14:14:00 +0000

Enterprise Software, the IT and management information provider for the logistics industry, has used its ESSential BI tool to help Canute Logistics to improve its profitability by more efficient operation.



Tenable unveils SaaS platform that for today’s elastic IT environments

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 14:12:00 +0000

Tenable Network Security, Inc. has launched Tenable.io the cloud-based vulnerability management platform to secure the full range of assets in the modern elastic IT environment.



Maxoptra routing and scheduling software keeps Scot JCB engineers on track

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 14:07:00 +0000

Scot JCB is rolling out the Maxoptra dynamic route planning and scheduling platform across its countrywide network of service depots.



Over 41% of companies without EDI

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 14:05:00 +0000

Over 41% of businesses have no electronic data interchange (EDI) capability and 21% just use web portals, a new survey conducted by leading EDI company, Data Interchange, reveals.



50% of UK management candidates lack leadership skills

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 09:38:00 +0000

Every second candidate applying for a management level position is lacking leadership skills, according to UK HR directors.

New research by Robert Half UK of 200 HR directors also revealed that nearly one in five (18%) management candidates fall short on planning skills, with 15% lacking functional, job-related skills and 14% lacking communication skills.



DK Fulfilment selects Snapfulfil to support strategic goals

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 09:25:00 +0000

Fast-growing third-party fulfilment business, DK Fulfilment has selected the Snapfulfil Cloud WMS to support its ambitious growth plans.



Xplore and CLS America partner to launch satellite communications rugged tablet for global industries

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 16:10:00 +0000

Rugged tablet PC maker, Xplore Technologies, has partnered with CLS America to launch the Thorium X, a satellite communications tablet system based on the Xplore XSLATE D10 Android rugged tablet PC, meaning "off-the-grid" workers in the UK and Europe can maintain operations almost regardless.



Operational Excellence 2017

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 16:06:00 +0000

The Best Resources for Operational Excellence. Meet the best resources in the field of operational excellence at Axiom Groupe's Operational Excellence 17.



Sage unveils Sage 50c – Microsoft Office 365 integration helps enable more freedom, control and automation for Business Builders

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 09:28:00 +0000

Sage launched Sage 50c – what the company describes as the next step in its continuing mission to help Small & Medium Businesses access the best technology and innovation.



Snapfulfil provides simplehuman with 'tools for efficient warehousing'

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 09:26:00 +0000

simplehuman – the multi-award winning designer and manufacturer of 'tools for efficient living' – has gone live with the Snapfulfil Cloud WMS.

Established in the US in 2000, simplehuman started out making and selling high-end kitchen bins and has since diversified to offer a range of kitchen and bathroom products, including sensor activated bins, soap dispensers and LED mirrors.



Students are top of the CLASS with Cirrus Logistics

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 09:21:00 +0000

Cirrus Logistics is supporting the education of budding logistics professionals at South Essex College of Further and Higher Education.



Sage bolsters enterprise offering with new ERP partnerships

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:09:00 +0000

Sage, the cloud accounting software solutions provider, has signed new partnerships in the enterprise space focusing on its X3 business management product.



Manufacturers expect to grow in 2017 despite Brexit disruption, research shows

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 22:50:00 +0000

More than two thirds of manufacturing firms are expecting to grow this year despite the impact of Brexit - that's according to the findings of a newly published Business Census 2017 report.



2nd BME Global Pharma Supply Chain Congress 2017 in Frankfurt/Main

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 22:48:00 +0000

The 2nd BME Global Pharma Supply Chain Congress of the Association for Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics (BME) at the Marriott Hotel in Frankfurt takes place from 20 to 23 March 2017. Motto of this international event is "Embracing a new supply chain culture to drive the patient-centric agenda".



SATO acquires DataLase

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 12:09:00 +0000

SATO, the global provider of Auto-ID solutions that empowers workforces and streamlines operations acquired a 100% share of UK-based inline digital printing (IDP) company, DataLase.