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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IBM and IET launch new scheme to ensure standards within the IT industry

Europes biggest engineering society The Institution of Engineering and Technology and IBM have today launched a unique professional development scheme to benchmark standards in the IT industry.

Preactor provides nourishing planning and scheduling solution for Hitchen Foods

Preactor provides nourishing planning and scheduling solution for Hitchen Foods

In order to continually improve its performance as a leading food supplier, and in order to enhance further the companys mantra of quality, freshness and speed, Hitchen Foods decided to source a state-of-the-art advanced planning and scheduling software solution.

Innovate Logistics Achieves 99.5% Delivery Performance

Innovate Logistics Achieves 99.5% Delivery Performance

A commitment to customer satisfaction and inward investment has led to Innovate Logistics achieving delivery performance in excess of 99.5% per cent.

Integrated solution provides the recipe for success

Integrated solution provides the recipe for success

Heinz Belgium realised that its legacy system was unable to keep up with the companys rapidly shifting needs and explosive growth once it was acquired by the Heinz Group. The company was looking for an integrated software solution to fit all its business needs...

QAD Acquires Precision Software

Combination Creates Global Strength in Transportation Management Systems

Putting quality first

Putting quality first

Chris Higgs, application consultant for Infor (pictured), outlines why the concept of 'quality' is long overdue for an overhaul.

Oracle completes asset purchase of Sigma Dynamics

Oracle today announced that it will enhance its Oracle Business Intelligence Suite and Oracle Fusion Middleware offerings by acquiring the intellectual property assets of Sigma Dynamics, a leading provider of real-time predictive analytics technology.


'Wanted: A charismatic industry figurehead experienced in the rail freight, deep sea shipping and air cargo sectors, able to champion the interests of operators and other partners to national Governments, the European institutions and local authorities.'

Psion Teklogix appoints BEC (Systems Integration) Ltd as new Premier Partner in Auto ID

Psion Teklogix, a global leader in mobile computing, today announces that BEC (Systems Integration) Ltd, specialists in data capture and RFID, have been selected to join its exclusive Premier Partnership programme.