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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UK PMI highest since September 1994. Growth of new exports hits record peak

UK PMI highest since September 1994. Growth of new exports hits record peak

Underpinning the latest rise in output was the sharpest growth in total new business since January 2004 and a series record increase in new export orders.

Businesses still failing to embrace social media

Businesses still failing to embrace social media

Only 33% of businesses have a social media strategy in place, while 77% of companies are not yet engaging with their customers via social media channels.

Global Logistics Industry left with acquisition hangover

Global Logistics Industry left with acquisition hangover

Annual results of 20 of the worlds largest publicly listed freight transport and logistics companies.

Manufacturing recovery remains fragile, warns Begbies Traynor

Manufacturing recovery remains fragile, warns Begbies Traynor

The recovery in the manufacturing sector remains fragile, according to the latest Red Flag update, which shows that the companies in the sectors experiencing significant or critical financial problems rose 12% in the first quarter of 2010.

Over 95 per cent of organisations expect to maintain or grow their use of SaaS through 2010

Over 95 per cent of organisations expect to maintain or grow their use of SaaS through 2010

More than 95 per cent of organisations expect to maintain or grow their use of software as a service (SaaS), according to a survey by Gartner, Inc.

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CEOs continue to work to strengthen their organisations while seeking opportunities emerging from structural shifts in their industries, economies and regulatory environments.Download the PricewaterhouseCoopers survey of 1,198 business leaders from around the world.

Small businesses see election as platform for change but feel threatened by uncertainty

Small businesses see election as platform for change but feel threatened by uncertainty

Business owners see todays election as an opportunity to change Britains enterprise culture for the better, with one in five intending to vote for the party they hope will manage the economy most effectively.

Demand for UK-made goods grows, but cost pressures intensify CBI

Demand for UK-made goods grows, but cost pressures intensify CBI

The UKs manufacturing sector is strengthening with exports growing and the first rise in domestic orders in two-and-a-half years, according to the CBI.

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