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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ERP not delivering? Try looking at it from a different perspective

ERP not delivering? Try looking at it from a different perspective

For many manufacturing companies, the use of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems has become a necessary condition for success. But the complexities of todays more demanding manufacturing strategies call for ever greater visibility and control over every process.

Royal Mail Group Chief Executive Adam Crozier opens e-commerce centre for The Barcode Warehouse

Royal Mail Group Chief Executive Adam Crozier opens e-commerce centre for The Barcode Warehouse

Royal Mail Group Chief Executive Adam Crozier is cutting the ribbon in Newark today, opening a new e-commerce centre for long-standing barcode and logistics supplier The Barcode Warehouse

From source to consumption: 3M brings supply chain expertise to the UK

From source to consumption: 3M brings supply chain expertise to the UK

3M Supply Chain Solutions is a recent introduction to the UK market. Hugh Murphy, Business Manager, UK & Ireland, 3M Supply Chain Solutions, tells more.

WMS systems dont just facilitate a healthy profit, they enable full traceability

WMS systems dont just facilitate a healthy profit, they enable full traceability

When people consider investing in warehouse management systems (WMS) they normally do so on the basis of making their business more effective and profitable...

LOGISTICS COMPANIES WARNED TO STACK UP

LOGISTICS COMPANIES WARNED TO STACK UP

Small to medium sized logistics firms are being warned to modernise or risk being pushed out as more efficient methods of doing business are now being implemented by forward thinking operators.

FMCGs: Can your supply chain handle the pace?

FMCGs: Can your supply chain handle the pace?

The fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector brings with it a unique set of challenges for the supply chain. Steve Barker, Catalyst International, discusses the issues.

APS work for me? Thats not what Ive heard

APS work for me? Thats not what Ive heard

Mike Novels, Preactor International, explores manufacturing myths and describes genuine reasons for applying advanced planning and scheduling software.

Delegates hear third party contract liability warning

Following recent changes to the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE), any company taking on a new contract providing services, may now find that they are responsible for redundancy payments and potentially liable for unfair dismissal claims.

Manufacturing Industry - The Perfect Schedule!

Manufacturing Industry - The Perfect Schedule!

This article from US consultancy Core Practice Partners LLC examines how a shift from traditional scheduling could help service companies cash in on a golden opportunity to expand their businesses and increase profitability.

Putting processes before technology is the answer to combating shrinkage in the supply chain

Putting processes before technology is the answer to combating shrinkage in the supply chain

Combating loss in the supply chain is more about processes than technology, says Mike Davies, UK CEO for international IT and business services company, Enabler.