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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A pharmaceutical co-op with a competitive edge

A pharmaceutical co-op with a competitive edge

Sophisticated and flexible software is key to Itriafarma, an Italian pharmaceutical cooperative, which takes pride in being a technology leader in its industry.

CIPS buys into life-long learning

'Life-long learning' for business professionals is becoming easier and more cost-effective to deliver thanks to burgeoning content management technology.

A silver bullethow to effectively integrate mobile data capture solutions with SAP

A silver bullethow to effectively integrate mobile data capture solutions with SAP

PEAK Technologies Werner Hinze presents three very different options on how best to integrate mobile data solutions with SAPbut whats the best way to eliminate errors within the supply chain?

Improve your WMS for a healthier supply chain

Improve your WMS for a healthier supply chain

Alex Mills, Chess Logistics, presents suggestions to boost WMS performance to support improved supply chain performance in the healthcare and pharmaceutical markets.

Announcing YourTechTV.com the IT Video Sharing Portal

Announcing YourTechTV.com the IT Video Sharing Portal

New video portal allows manufacturers and distributors to watch, upload and share movies with clients and partners.

A healthy supply chain helps the medicine go down

A healthy supply chain helps the medicine go down

In early 2001, Healthcare Logistics started work on the creation of a purpose-built warehouse for the UK pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. In parallel, the company also launched a search for a warehouse management system that could automate the facility.

Do you have the right prescription for global demand planning visibility?

Do you have the right prescription for global demand planning visibility?

Karin Bursa, vice-president, marketing, Logility inc., describes how a demand planning solution can assist pharmaceutical companies to improve operational performance and streamline complex supply chain networks.

Sage Invests in Immediacy for Web 2.0

Replaces previous content management system with Immediacy CMS

Why healthy pharma manufacturing needs full integration

Why healthy pharma manufacturing needs full integration

Tony Brooks, Exel Computer Systems, looks at why pharmaceutical manufacturers need to get to grips with integrating their systems for improving business processes and overcoming data issues.

Deploying voice in cold and frozen food logistics

Deploying voice in cold and frozen food logistics

Voice technology replaces paper-based picking at cold-storage logistics specialist Primafrost. The solution has boosted productivity by more than 20 per cent and the quality of work has improved significantly.