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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.

Inaccurate data has cost businesses millions – how much has it cost you?

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 17:08:20 +0000

IBM estimates that poor data quality cost the US economy $3.1 Trillion in one year. Research by UK Domain revealed that independent businesses lost £6.1 billion in a year due to missing or inaccurate data on their own websites.

Manufacturing is one of Britain’s deadliest industries killing 214 for £32k a year

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 14:06:00 +0000

First4Lawyers study analyses decade of workplace death data as well as yearly salaries to find out which is the deadliest industry to work in and how much you get paid for it.

EEF - Budget will be make or break on business investment warn manufacturers

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 12:48:00 +0000

Amidst warnings of more disappointing productivity growth to come, downgrades to the public finances and Brexit related uncertainty, Britain's manufacturers are urging the Chancellor to use his available ammunition to boost investment and improve industry competitiveness in the forthcoming Budget.

Why traditional manufacturing theories don't work

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 12:22:00 +0100

Complexity and variability are the new norm in modern business. Changing customer behaviour, shorter product lifecycles and a rising complexity in global supply chains is making life increasingly difficult for production planners.

Allan Morris Transport haul £100,000 return using r2c Online

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 12:02:00 +0100

Bulk haulage and distribution specialist, Allan Morris Transport, has revealed savings of over £100,000 since adopting r2c Online's fleet management software.

Digital Supply Chain Conference 2018

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:50:58 +0100

Adapting to a Digital World - Agile, Collaborative and Innovative Supply Chain Management

Taking place on the 30-31 January, 2018, in Amsterdam, the conference has been designed to deliver insight from international experts on how they are developing enhanced, agile and connected supply chains through digital technology

Indoorway Industry 4.0 enables data-driven management in factories and warehouses

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:16:00 +0100

Indoorway has launched a set of tools for monitoring and traffic analysis in manufacturing or logistics sites.

Gregory Distribution centralises fleet management with Freeway software

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:13:00 +0100

Gregory Distribution has implemented the latest software from Freeway Fleet Systems to centrally manage stores and workshops across the UK.

New Prologis research reveals Europe’s most desirable logistics locations

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 20:16:00 +0100

Prologis, Inc. has released new research that examines why logistics customers in Europe choose certain locations over others.

New trailer tracking technology delivers for Wales-based haulier

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 17:13:00 +0100

Investment in new tracking technology has enabled a South Wales-based international transport and haulage operator to significantly reduce the size of its trailer fleet and streamline operations.

Steel stockholder to save more than £250,000 with telematics and route planning solution

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 17:05:00 +0100

Industrial Metal Services (IMS) is reportedly saving more than £250,000 a year by improved vehicle routing and driving behaviour across its 55-strong truck fleet.

Agility achieves QEP Experto Status

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 17:04:00 +0100

Agility, the global logistics provider, reports that it is the first freight forwarder to receive QEP experto accreditation from Envirotainer for its cold chain management of pharma and life sciences products.

New research reveals logistics technologies are falling short

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 21:58:00 +0100

Carousel Logistics, the pan-European logistics expert has launched its latest white paper entitled 'Is technology driving the future of your logistics?'