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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The Next Wave of Innovation in Retail

The Next Wave of Innovation in Retail

Insights from the New World of WorkTake a look at the retail environment of the future

Unhappy customers can be good for your business

Charter UK has announced that companies should be actively encouraging customers to complain

Manufacturing output eased to a nine-month low in October as new orders slowed

Manufacturing output eased to a nine-month low in October as new orders slowed

Data from the latest CIPS/NTC survey of the UK manufacturing sector indicated that growth of the sector lost further momentum in October.

Active RFID and RTLS in manufacturing

Active RFID and RTLS in manufacturing

The ultimate supply chain and the ideal control of parts, materials, work in progress and finished goods in manufacturing will be provided by Real Time Locating Systems, ultimately with sensing as well.

Manufacturers are more pessimistic after credit squeeze

UK manufacturers have become more pessimistic about the business environment in the wake of the credit crunch, the latest quarterly CBI Industrial Trends survey has revealed.

The Next Wave of Innovation in Manufacturing

The Next Wave of Innovation in Manufacturing

Insights from the New World of WorkThis white paper offers a glimpse into how we see people, technology and global trends coming together for manufacturers.

ERP systems must be more agile

New survey shows ERP applications need to become more responsive to meet changing business requirements.

How to do international business & stay out of jail !!!

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Supplier Relationship Management: Steps to Successful Supplier - Buyer Partnerships

The relationship between a supplier and buyer can be a complex one. Each party wants to maximize its time, resources, and cash investment; these may be competing priorities that can strain the relationship.

Fancy a boost from the taxman?

Its not often the taxman gives you money, but heres a chance to give your company a competitive edge with a helping hand from HM Revenue & Customs.