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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PLM Innovation Congress 2011

Demand for UK-made goods continues to improve

Demand for UK-made goods continues to improve

UK manufacturers saw demand for their goods continue to improve in August, as overseas orders returned to normal levels, according to the CBI.

ERP and CRM are companies' investment priorities until 2011

ERP and CRM are companies' investment priorities until 2011

A survey conducted by Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC) in Germany Austria and Switzerland has shown that nearly 50 per cent of companies interviewed plan to increase their spend on CRM and ERP software.

Expert eBook: Improving Supply Chain Visibility via Technology

Expert eBook: Improving Supply Chain Visibility via Technology

There are many vendors claiming to enhance supply chain visibility, but not all products will advance an organization's goals. This expert e-book from TechTarget & Management Dynamics defines the supply chain visibility challenge and provides an overview of the different types SCM technologies and solutions available.

AMR Research reveals 86% of companies have plans to tackle environmental issues in transport

AMR Research reveals 86% of companies have plans to tackle environmental issues in transport

A new report from AMR Research produced in collaboration with RedPrairie Corporation reveals the main challenges facing supply chains are managing external factors, such as the global economic crisis, and addressing green issues.

SMEs in the manufacturing sector not addressing staff health issues, GE Capital research shows

SMEs in the manufacturing sector not addressing staff health issues, GE Capital research shows

New research from GE Capital highlights that the vast majority (87%) of businesses in the manufacturing sector do nothing to encourage staff to eat healthily or facilitate and support their exercise efforts.

Manufacturing demand weakens slightly CBI

Manufacturing demand weakens slightly  CBI

Overall demand for UK manufactured goods weakened a little in June, after a significant improvement in May, but total order book levels are still close to their long-term average, the CBI has announced.

World Cup 2010 Survey reveals IT Are the Unsung Heros

World Cup 2010 Survey reveals IT Are the Unsung Heros

Survey reveals that, while the rest of the workforce may skive to watch the World Cup, its the IT Team that can be relied on in a crisis.

The Manufacturing Institute warns UK manufacturing not to talk itself into an early grave

The Manufacturing Institute warns UK manufacturing not to talk itself into an early grave

The past twenty years has seen the information technology and professional services industries as the be all and end all of great British business.

Special report Software as a Service

Special report  Software as a Service

Following on from our Cloud computing report in the March edition, Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke with a number of leading industry spokespeople about Software as a Service; a software deployment model that is stimulating accelerating interest within the business-to-business software solutions space.