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Maxoptra polishes customer service at Flooring Specialist

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:06:09 +0000

Wood and Beyond, a London-based supplier of high quality hardwood products, is boosting customer service with a real time route planning and scheduling solution.

Apex to showcase a full range of self-serve automation solutions at IntralogisteX 2018

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:53:00 +0000

Already known for its industrial vending devices, Apex Supply Chain Technologies will showcase a full range of its self-serve, automation technologies at IntralogisteX 2018, providing attendees with a first-hand view of the latest solutions for industrial/MRO, asset management and inventory replenishment.

Brexit has transformed SMEs' recruitment strategies

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 22:18:00 +0000

Half of SMEs (50%) have changed the way they recruit as a result of Brexit, according to research from Albion Capital, the leading independent investment manager.

What, where, how much: Krones AG improves internal transport processes with inconso's software solution

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 21:07:00 +0000

With the implementation of an SAP-based software application for internal transport processing, Krones AG is another step closer to establishing comprehensive stock and movement transparency.

On the road to a greener 2018: How digital transformation enables sustainable logistics

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 21:05:00 +0000

By Kushal Nahata, CEO of FarEye.

The logistics industry generates around 6% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, according to the findings of the Global Logistics Emission Council (GLEC) Framework.

The future is bright for UK manufacuring, says adi Group

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 10:51:00 +0000

A recent report by Santander and EEF has highlighted the growth potential of the UK manufacturing sector. A welcome change from the doom and gloom of recent years, the report found that the sector generates 10 per cent of the UK's total economic output and produces a staggering 44 per cent of the goods and services we export to international markets.

Concrete company increases productivity through paperless scheduling solution

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 22:20:00 +0000

A concrete company has seen its productivity boosted by more than 25 per cent after switching to a paperless system for ordering and job scheduling, underpinned by telematics.

Intelligent transportation systems enable growth and innovation in mobility infrastructures

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 22:14:00 +0000

With increasing pressure on cities' mobility infrastructures due to rising urbanisation, city governments all over the world are constructing new roads, bridges and tunnels, and using intelligent transportation systems (ITS), to mitigate transportation-related challenges and requirements.

'Bumper' orders continue for manufacturers through to year end – CBI

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 22:09:13 +0000

Manufacturing order books were stable and close to a 30 year high in the three months to December, according to the latest monthly CBI Industrial Trends Survey.

Epicor launches newest version of Epicor ERP to support global growth, innovation, and competitive advantage

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:41:17 +0000

Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, has introduced the latest version of Epicor ERP, the global enterprise resource planning solution in use today by thousands of companies in 150 countries worldwide.

ThinCats and Hennik Edge to accelerate growth of UK manufacturing with £100m of funding

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:25:00 +0000

ThinCats, the alternative finance specialist, is making £100m available to fund and support dynamic manufacturing businesses across the UK, and help take them to the next level of growth.

Truck empty-running the target of new collaborative research initiative

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:21:00 +0000

Work has started on FreightShare Lab (FSL), a new collaborative research project focused on tackling the transport inefficiencies associated with empty and partially laden truck-running. UK Government statistics, released in October, indicate that over 30% of all truck journeys are made when trucks are empty (i.e. without a load being carried).

GateHouse Logistics releases upgraded road theft tool

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:19:00 +0000

Logistics data unifier and aggregator, GateHouse Logistics A/S, has released an updated version of its ghSecure module to help shippers to better combat high-value road theft. ghSecure is a further module of the firm's ghTrack platform for the connected supply chain.

TPG Capital partners with telematics aggregator Palleter to launch Sixfold, Europe's next generation supply chain visibility platform

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:20:00 +0000

TPG Capital, the global private equity platform of alternative asset firm TPG, and Palleter, a visibility and prediction-based telematics aggregator, has announced that they are partnering to create a leading supply chain visibility platform in Europe, Sixfold.

EEF, The Manufacturers' Organisation, launches Brexit roadshow series in Birmingham

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:15:00 +0000

EEF, The Manufacturers' Organisation, kicked off its Brexit roadshow with its inaugural conference, in Birmingham, titled 'Making Brexit Work – Preparing Manufacturers for Brexit'.

Reactive Downhole Tools selects Epicor ERP to support ongoing growth

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:13:00 +0000

Epicor Software Corporation today announced Reactive Downhole Tools has chosen its global enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, Epicor ERP, to accelerate business growth through inter-departmental connectivity and collaboration.

Haulier's investment in new TMS technology delivers 50% efficiency savings

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:00:00 +0000

A Midlands haulage firm is planning the next phase of expansion following investment in new transport management technology (TMS), which has already delivered substantial efficiency savings in less than six-months.

Manufacturers end year with plenty of festive cheer – EEF/BDO Survey

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 11:18:00 +0000

Britain's manufacturers are ending the year with a bang on the back of the continued improvement in global demand and increased export performance, according to a major survey published by EEF, the manufacturers' organisation and accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP.

Only 12 per cent of manufacturing employees would share a mental health problem with their employers

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 12:43:00 +0000

New research by Benenden has revealed the extent to which mental health remains a taboo subject in the workplace, with only one employee in 10 (12 per cent) working in the manufacturing sector admitting they would confide in their employer if they suffered with an illness.

Logility acquires Halo Business Intelligence to expand advanced analytics

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 12:09:00 +0000

Logility, Inc., provider of collaborative supply chain optimisation and advanced retail planning solutions, has acquired privately-held Halo Business Intelligence, a San Diego-based supplier of advanced analytics and business intelligence solutions for the supply chain market.

Vanderlande invests in Smart Robotics platform technology

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 09:19:28 +0000

Vanderlande will obtain a minority shareholder interest in the robotics development company Smart Robotics, which is based in Best near Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

UK businesses need to get used to ‘failing fast’ to get out of the productivity doldrums, says Claranet

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 08:11:00 +0000

The UK will struggle to plug its productivity gap until British businesses can afford to take more risks and embrace a 'fail fast' philosophy.

The rise of artificial intelligence – Why the logistics sector needs to innovate to accommodate

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:00:00 +0000

The logistics industry is ever evolving, one of the major changes being the rise in artificial intelligence, which is inevitably having a major impact across all parts of the distribution chain. Logistic players, both large and small may be left wondering what these changes will mean for a human workforce in the near future. Tony Hughes, CEO of Huthwaite International, discusses the emerging trends in AI, such as voice recognition, as well as the pros and cons of this developing technology for companies.

QRoutes launches schools and special needs transport planning software

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:39:00 +0000

QRoutes has announced the latest version of its Transport Planning tool, which is available online as easy to use software.

AGRO Merchants Group Takes the Freeway Route to Improving Fleet Maintenance

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 17:12:00 +0000

AGRO Merchants Group is implementing fleet maintenance software from Freeway Fleet Systems at the company's Irish HQ in Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland.