Critical Issues Manufacturing/Supply Chain

Critical issues are thought provoking articles relating to strategy, legislation, technology, best practice and some of the most challenging business topics in the world of manufacturing and supply chain information technology. The articles in this section have been contributed by leading vendors, industry leaders, research analysts, trade associations and consultancies. 

 

This collection of articles cover a variety of topics relating to the manufacturing, warehousing, logistics, transportation and distribution marketplace across Europe. They look at market trends, improvements in technology and some thought provoking comment on all aspects of optimising and improving efficiencies throughout the supply chain from raw material to finished product.

 

Other important topics covered in this section concern Health and Safety in Logistics with articles from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).Taxation, government policy, climate change, recruitment and training schemes are all covered, as well as educational opportunities at various UK logistics educational facilities such at Cranfield University

 

RSS

One small step for man, one giant leap for staff morale

One small step for man, one giant leap for staff morale

A few subtle changes make all the difference, says business consultant. Sales are falling, communication is lacking and motivation is at a seasonal low. In other words, its February.

Supply chain futures: the mastery of complexity

Supply chain futures: the mastery of complexity

An academic perspective on the evolving supply chain models best suited to compete in an unpredictable world.By Philip Greening.

Industrialisation of Hacking Will Dominate The Next Decade

Industrialisation of Hacking Will Dominate The Next Decade

Imperva delineates five key security trends UK Organisations will face during the next ten years

70 per cent of companies using Cloud-based services plan to move additional applications to the Cloud in the next 12 months

70 per cent of companies using Cloud-based services plan to move additional applications to the Cloud in the next 12 months

Mimecast has announced the results of its Cloud Computing Adoption Survey, which examined the perception and adoption of cloud computing solutions among 565 respondents responsible for managing their organisations IT operations and budget.

SAP CEO Lo Apothekers Contract Will Not Be Extended Based on Mutual Agreement

SAP CEO Lo Apothekers Contract Will Not Be Extended Based on Mutual Agreement

SAP AG announced today that the SAP Supervisory Board has reached a mutual agreement with CEO Lo Apotheker not to extend his contract as a member of the SAP Executive Board.

Global Trade Logistics improving, but more needed to boost recovery

The capacity of countries to efficiently move goods and connect manufacturers and consumers with international markets is improving around the world, but much more progress is needed to spur faster economic growth and help firms benefit from trade recovery, according to a new World Bank Group survey on trade logistics.

Has the BIG FREEZE cost your business BIG BUCKS?

Has the BIG FREEZE cost your business BIG BUCKS?

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has estimated that the recent bad weather, widespread commuter disruption and school closures, has cost the UK business economy at least 600 million a day and that a business continuity plan could be your answer to such severe weather disruption.

JDA Software Completes Acquisition of i2 Technologies

strengthening market position with more than 6,000 global customers offering unparalleled supply chain optimization solutions spanning from materials to the consumer.

Help for Haiti

Deutsche Post DHL to deploy disaster response team to Haiti to provide emergency logistics support.

Dynamic Pricing for Logistics Service Providers

Dynamic Pricing for Logistics Service Providers

The concept of Dynamic pricing is still in the nascent stage for the Logistics Service Provider (LSP) industry. This article examines the relevancy and fitment of the concept to the LSPs.