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Manufacturing Production Methods Explained

Manufacturing production is the process of making finished goods from raw products through the use of human and machine labour, in the most efficient and cost-effective way. There are three methods of manufacturing production: make to stock, make to order and make to assemble. In this article, we’ll look at the three types of manufacturing [& ... Read More

  April 29, 2021     

The wearable healthcare trends of 2021 and beyond

The global wearable healthcare technology market is made up of devices that users wear – on their wrists, feet, heads, or as fabric – and includes smartwatches and activity trackers like Fitbit, as well as medical monitoring devices used to track serious conditions such as diabetes and asthma. Wearable healthcare works by collecting a user’s ... Read More

  March 3, 2021     

Brewery Marketing: 9 Strategies to Grow Brewery Sales

Craft brewers are an inventive lot. Strategies to grow their brand and brewery sales are often as creative as the recipes, packaging, and pairings for their beers. With the added uncertainty of the ongoing global pandemic, the need to implement effective business strategies – and have the right brewery software in place – has never [&he ... Read More

  February 22, 2021     

How Forge Motorsport Drives Business Success with Cloud-based Software and Automation

When you manufacture world-class car parts and supply the leading names and race teams in the world of motorsport, you want to make sure your systems can keep up with your success. Alex Harrhy, Sales Manager of Forge Motorsport, sheds light on their quest for automated and streamlined business systems — with the help of […] ... Read More

  February 12, 2021     

The Medical Device Industry in 2020-2021: Key Trends & Outlook

The medical device industry covers the manufacturing of medical, scientific, and surgical equipment. This includes devices such as syringes, thermometers, imaging devices, dental equipment, and more. These products are made with the help of medical device manufacturing software, and sold directly to healthcare providers, or delivered to wholesalers ... Read More

  December 17, 2020     

The Omega-3 Boom: 3 Reasons The Fatty Acid Market Is Growing

The market for dietary supplements containing Omega-3 Fatty Acids is enjoying a purple patch. Valued at US$2.49 billion in December 2019 by Grand View Research, it was expected to expand at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 7.7% through to 2027. However these projections were based on pre-pandemic data, and researchers are now anticipating [& ... Read More

  November 16, 2020     

7 types of manufacturing wastes and how to reduce them

Manufacturing waste is something business owners often overlook, yet left unchecked, it can cost a business a significant amount of money. From transportation waste, inventory waste, defective products and more, waste can accrue in a range of areas across the company. This article explores the different types of manufacturing waste, and how to redu ... Read More

  October 22, 2020     

The Complete Guide To Calculating Total Manufacturing Costs

To calculate total manufacturing cost you add together three different cost categories: the costs of direct materials, direct labour and manufacturing overheads. Expressed as a formula, that’s: Total manufacturing cost = Direct materials + Direct labour + Manufacturing overheads. That’s the simple version. However there’s a lot mo ... Read More

  September 1, 2020     

WhiteWash Laboratories: Driving growth with Unleashed, Xero and Prospect CRM

Great things happen when you link Unleashed to Xero. But what could you achieve if you hooked up your CRM too? The answer is a new level of performance that saves you time, money and boosts the way you manage sales and customer care. Tom Riley, Managing Director and co-founder of WhiteWash Laboratories, explains how […] ... Read More

  August 21, 2020     

Unleashed’s customer service recognised by Software Advice

The Best Manufacturing Software With Great Customer Service Reinforcing Unleashed’s reputation for great performance, got in touch this week to say Unleashed had been ranked in their “Best Manufacturing Software With Great Customer Service” category. “So how do you know which manufacturing software provide ... Read More

  July 6, 2020     

New data: NZ manufacturers back at pre-Covid level + Aus booms

The latest data shows New Zealand’s manufacturers appearing to shrug off the ‘80% economy’, reaching pre-Covid levels of activity at the end of June. The average number of Purchase Orders, Sales Orders and product assemblies processed all reached or exceeded levels not seen since February this year, when disruptions were largely limited to co ... Read More

  July 3, 2020     

4 Ways to Lift Manufacturing Productivity: The MFP Approach

Over the past ten years, the issue of stagnating productivity in the United Kingdom has grown to seem almost unstoppable. Each report on the issue from the country’s Office of National Statistics (ONS) offers few signs of hope — to the point that no individual solution seems sufficient to tackle such an overwhelming problem. To […] ... Read More

  June 4, 2020     

Why We Think The Just In Time Supply Chain Isn’t Broken

As governments and hospitals work to stamp out Covid-19, manufacturers are also struggling to manage the virus’ impact on their supply chains. Many are quick to blame just in time supply chains for their lack of components and raw materials. Is the lean system and the broader just in time supply chain system at fault, […] ... Read More

  May 11, 2020     

Building Recession-beating Supply Chain Resilience & Agility

Confronted with a pandemic, we’ve seen global supply chains struggle to cope with the consequences of isolation and work-from-home orders. The outbreak has completely changed buying behaviours and patterns. In many industries, demand has dropped off substantially or moved online. With recession looming in several economies we thought it timely to ... Read More

  April 21, 2020     

Manufacturing and Covid-19: 11 Major Reports Summarised

Track the impact of Covid-19 on manufacturing and wholesale businesses around the world. In this executive summary we provide excerpts from 11 major reports and articles, plus links for further information. Australia & New Zealand reports IBISWorld COVID-19 Economic Assessment Australia / NZ All industries April 9, 2020 Granular review of the C ... Read More

  April 15, 2020     

5 Signs a F&B Business is Not Prepared For a Product Safety Recall

Product recalls have cost billions over the last five years, spanning over many sectors, not only unique to the food and beverage industry. Alarmingly, it is more than just bad luck. Industry reports show record spikes of food and product recalls, highlighting the problem is likely a result of poor training, poor control, a lack […] ... Read More

  February 12, 2020     

5 Factors Affecting Lead Times for Manufacturers

Lead times refer to the time taken between the initiation of a manufacturing process and its completion. Types of lead times differ based on the product or customer but for the purpose of manufacturing or assembly, the primary four lead times are: Customer lead time Material lead time Production or manufacturing lead time Cumulative lead […] ... Read More

  January 13, 2020     

Why a Bill of Materials is so important for manufacturing

Any business looking to seamlessly carry their manufactured products through from concept to customer is going to need an effective and accurate manufacturing Bill of Materials (BOM). It is this one information laden component of the manufacturing process that binds all the relevant departments together and serves as the instructional blueprint ... Read More

  December 16, 2019     

Inventory Cycle Times: What They Are and Why They Matter

Inventory cycle times are an important component in manufacturing operations, production scheduling and inventory control. Cycle times represent the speed by which your organisation delivers its goods or services to the market. The cycle time of your inventory can be defined as the total time taken from the start to the finish of manufacturing acti ... Read More

  November 19, 2019     

Here’s to Better Visibility Over Complex Recipes with Sub-Assembly

For businesses that make, manage or move products, having visibility over their assemblies, disassemblies and Bill of Materials is crucial — especially if they are complex and involve multiple levels. Without such insight, it has the potential to slow down productivity and manufacturing efficiency. We have recently released sub-assembly, a highly ... Read More

  November 12, 2019     

We’re exhibiting at Smart Factory Expo

The Unleashed UK team will be exhibiting at The Manufacturer’s Smart Factory Expo this year — it’s free to attend, so they’d love to see you if you’re in the Liverpool area next week! Here are the details of the event:Smart Factory Expo13-14 NovemberExhibition Centre Liverpool Click here to register for tickets: Make s ... Read More

  November 9, 2019     

The Difference Between Cycle Time and Lead Time

When you have a warehouse full of inventory piled in front of you, it can seem overwhelming. Every inventory manager and business owner looks after their inventory stock slightly differently. Yet, neither of these people would shy away from optimising their inventory stock and how it flows out of the warehouse. There are many ways […] ... Read More

  November 7, 2019