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Effective Manufacturing Warehouse Management: Improving Efficiencies

Effective Manufacturing Warehouse Management

As a manufacturer, you’ll already understand the importance of your warehouse within your business. As the place where raw materials arrive and are stored, as well as where finished products are kept before shipment, your warehouse is a hub of activity. Without effective warehouse management, your entire set-up could descend into chaos — with disastrous consequences for your supply chain.

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Catagories: Manufacturing, Industry 4.0 / IoT, HR & Training


The Future of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in Manufacturing

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in Manufacturing

You’ll likely have already heard the terms Internet of Things (IoT) or Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) bandied around. However, if you’ve put them down as simply being the latest in a long line of manufacturing buzzwords, you’re very much mistaken.

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Catagories: Manufacturing, Industry 4.0 / IoT


eCommerce with your customers – why you should be thinking of mobile first?

eCommerce with your customers

Did you know that in 2016, mobile devices such as Smartphones overtook PCs as the most popular device for surfing the net, and more search is carried out on Smartphones than on any other device?  We all vastly underestimate how much time we spend on our mobile devices (phones and tablets), sometimes by as much as 30%. In 2017, mobiles will be used to consume more content than televisions.

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Catagories: eCommerce


Field Service KPIs: What’s Missing From Yours?

Field Service KPIs: What’s Missing From Yours?

The success of any business — be it in field service or not — rests upon staff performance. You can have the finest vehicles, machinery and equipment, but if staff performance is low, business growth and performance will naturally be stunted.

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Catagories: Field Service Management, HR & Training


Manufacturing considerations for car parts manufacturers

Manufacturing considerations for car parts manufacturers

The UK’s automotive manufacturing industry has an annual turnover of £69.5 billion, contributing £15.5 billion to the economy. Over 30 vehicle manufacturers produce more than 70 car models in the UK alone — a process that wouldn’t be possible without the support of the automotive aftermarket including over 2,000 car parts manufacturers.

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Catagories: Manufacturing


Challenges for chemical manufacturers

Challenges for Chemical Manufacturers

Challenged with meeting difficult regulations and a saturated, cut-throat market, chemical manufacturers operate in a notoriously difficult sphere. Manufacturers operate to tight deadlines with tight costs and even tighter regulations. As such, it’s very easy for chemical manufacturers to become creatures of habit and confine themselves to manufacturing processes that get the job done but at a cost to overall productivity.

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Catagories: Manufacturing


Business intelligence at your fingertips

Business intelligence at your fingertips

Chris Hirst, head of pre-sales at Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS), explains how using a computer system with a fully integrated business intelligence (BI) module can provide you with clear insights into every aspect of your business, help you spot trends and support you in making crucial business decisions.

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Catagories: Distribution


The benefits of ERP systems with integrated financials

The benefits of ERP systems with integrated financials

Sanjay Fatania, Financial Implementation Manager at Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS), explains how using a computer system with fully integrated financials delivers greater efficiency, visibility and faster decision making to your business.

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Catagories: Distribution


Is it time to get on-line?

It's time to get on line

Tony Pey, Head of Sales Engineering at Kerridge Commercial Systems, explains the benefits of using eCommerce.

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Catagories: eCommerce


Communication In Manufacturing

Communication In Manufacturing

Let’s talk: communication in manufacturing

As you’ll already know, manufacturing is all about supply and demand. Unfortunately, the systems we have in place often make this process significantly more complex. From managing a lengthy supply chain to monitoring the key production processes, many steps are involved in manufacturing — and visibility and awareness of each is key.

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Catagories: Manufacturing, CRM & Customer Service


Manufacturers, why aren’t you using cloud computing?

Advantages of Cloud Computing

Change isn’t for everyone. In long-standing businesses who have enjoyed many years of success becoming masters of their trade, there is a reluctance to move away from familiar ways of working and embrace new systems. The rationale is, if it’s worked for us for this long, why would it stop now?

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Catagories: Cloud / SaaS, Manufacturing


What Is CRM Software?

What is CRM Software?

As markets get tougher and competition increases, businesses are doing all they can to streamline internal processes, maximise efficiencies and ultimately improve the overall customer experience. To do so, many are investing in specialist software to improve the day-to-day running of their business.

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Catagories: CRM & Customer Service


Annual Manufacturing Report 2017: Key Findings

Manufacturing Report 2017: Key Findings

In the fast-paced world of manufacturing, staying up-to-date with industry developments is essential. Just like fashion brands will fall out of favour if they don’t keep up with the latest trends, you need to be fully aware of where your industry is heading if you’re to continue to innovate.

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Catagories: Manufacturing


Taking Stock: How to Improve Stock Control

How to Improve Stock Control

While employees may dread their annual stock checks, there’s no denying that stock control is crucially important to manufacturers. Without an effective stock control system in place, you’re blind to the assets you have. You’re not ignorant of how many employees are on your payroll, so why would you ignore the stock levels within your business?

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Catagories: Manufacturing, ROI, HR & Training


Manufacturing Software Glossary: Making Sense of the Acronyms

Manufacturing Software Glossary

Acronyms are designed to speed up communication, but if you don’t know what they mean, they can be more of a hindrance than a help!

From ERP to HCM, MES and CRM, manufacturing and software is a minefield of shortened terms and phrases. They can often put the most experienced minds to the test, so to help I’ve compiled this brief glossary of key manufacturing software terms. Make it your bible!

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Catagories: Manufacturing, CRM & Customer Service, HR & Training


Changing ERP Software: Essential Considerations

Changing ERP software: essential considerations

 

For many businesses, investing in ERP software is not a decision that is taken lightly. From considering the initial outlay to adapting working practices to accommodate for new systems and processes, implementing ERP software is something many businesses only want to do once.

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Catagories: Manufacturing


Supply Chain Security: Threats & Opportunities

Supply Chain Security

Your supply chain is a complex network of people, processes and technology that play a fundamental role in the operability of your business. Without it, productivity would cease — but is your current supply chain putting your business at risk?

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Catagories: Manufacturing


Industry 4.0: The Current Manufacturing Landscape

 Industry 4.0: The current manufacturing landscape

With technology rapidly impacting all areas of our lives, it was naive to believe that manufacturing would be exempt from the digital revolution. We’re officially in the midst of Industry 4.0, dubbed the ‘fourth industrial revolution’ — but has it lived up to expectations?

Here, I take a look at how the current manufacturing landscape has been shaped by Industry 4.0:

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Catagories: Manufacturing, ROI, Industry 4.0 / IoT


Why blended learning gets you the best software training

Blended Learning blog

When you invest in new software, you know that your staff will need training to get the best from the system. Most suppliers offer expert trainers who will train your employees at your business premises. 

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Catagories: HR & Training


Are UK manufacturing companies prepared for Industry 4.0? (Infographic)

Infographic: UK Manufacturing and Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 termed “the fourth industrial revolution” is set to transform manufacturing over the next few years. Not a new technology in itself – instead, Industry 4.0 is a fusion of a number of significant and emerging technologies: Big Data, advanced analytics, the Internet of Things, digital modelling, additive manufacturing, computer-integrated manufacturing and so on. In short, these various technologies can come together to enable manufacturers to do things they couldn’t do before.

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Catagories: Manufacturing, Industry 4.0 / IoT


Advantages of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Bring Your Own Device: Security vs Productivity

In a world where we are surrounded by modern technology and advanced devices, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is not a new phenomenon. Employees have adopted a more relaxed attitude to IT for years now, using their own personal laptops and mobile devices to carry out a range of workplace tasks.

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Catagories: Field Service Management


UK Manufacturing Statistics

UK Manufacturing - the statistics

Manufacturing is big business, contributing £6.7 trillion to the global economy. While misleading figures place the UK way down the list of manufacturing powerhouses, UK manufacturing statistics show that we are the 11th largest manufacturing nation, directly employing 2.6 million people.

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Catagories: Manufacturing


Stock Control: An Overview

Stock control: an overview

When it comes to stock levels, manufacturing businesses face a double-edged sword. Keeping a high volume of parts and products in stock means there’s little chance of running out of an item that could severely delay or halt the production process. This helps to keep costs down, as expensive emergency supplies are not required. While it may seem like the most logical option, it isn’t as simple as it sounds.

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Catagories: Manufacturing


The future supply chain: what it means for your workers

The future supply chain: what it means for your workers

Supply chains have always been present. As far back as we can remember there has always been supply and demand — from the farmers growing crops to the marketplace sellers and eventual end consumers.

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Catagories: Manufacturing


Field service management: what to look for in your software

Field service management software - what to look for

As our digital dependence grows stronger, businesses are becoming increasingly reliant on technology. However, from time to time, this technology can fail us — that’s where field service management comes into play.

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Catagories: Field Service Management