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

 

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Manufacturing sector ill equipped to deal with an economic downturn

Manufacturing sector ill equipped to deal with an economic downturn

New research indicates the top three sectors most likely to be hit by a deterioration in the economy are those operating in the retail, financial and manufacturing sectors

Bespoke software has entered a brand new phase

Bespoke software has entered a brand new phase

Guy Milsom (pictured), MD of Pebble UK explains how manufacturers should be considering bespoke software systems to reflect their customers needs, processes and brand values

2008 set to be a challenging year for the logistics industry

2008 set to be a challenging year for the logistics industry

Margins in the industry are already thin, but shippers can make moves now to improve their chance of future success

New Logistics & Material Handling Site Launched!

New Logistics & Material Handling Site Launched!

Interactive Business Communications Ltd. specialist B2B publisher of Manufacturing & Logistics IT Magazine, IT Reseller Magazine and associated websites has today announced the launch of a new web portal dedicated to Logistics & Material Handling

Unstoppable Momentum: Making real change with ERP

Unstoppable Momentum: Making real change with ERP

People underestimate both the power and the difficulty of change, especially when it comes to implementing systems which, by every rational measure, should result in improvements for all concerned

Why focusing on processes is the Holy Grail of business management

Why focusing on processes is the Holy Grail of business management

Organisations that migrate to a process-driven structure can expect to enjoy glittering prizes, says Terry Richardson, MD of Airwave Professional Services

Rethinking product development

Product development consultant Don Reinertsen is soon to return to the UK for two workshops, organised by Smallpeice Enterprise

Lets talk about voice recognition systems

Lets talk about voice recognition systems

Duncan Smillie, managing director of Psion Teklogix (UK) describes how three diverse operations have brought significant efficiencies to their supply chains by implementing voice recognition systems

Three out of every four UK businesses wary of their email integrity

UK Businesses hope they will not be called before the court to share email evidence

RFID is Poised for Change

RFID is Poised for Change

The prosperous RFID business is on track to grow from about $5 billion in 2007 today to over $25 billion in 2017