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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What IT Customers Can Learn from Charles Darwin

What IT Customers Can Learn from Charles Darwin

Customers tend to view IT systems as a cost rather than an investment according to Sami Saoudi operations director of software developer MMCC consultants.

The Collaboration Conundrum

The Collaboration Conundrum

The technology powering social networking sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn is about to revolutionise supply chains. Ahead of his keynote presentation at Global Distribution Strategies Conference 2009, supply chain technology pioneer Ken Lyon explains how.

TGI announces new corporate blog: ERP Insights

TGI announces new corporate blog: ERP Insights

Site visitors are encouraged to submit questions and responses to blog topics through the TGI website to initiate open and informative discussion.

Companies are starting to collaborate with their suppliers

Companies are starting to collaborate with their suppliers

Collaboration key to survival as the economic downturn forces companies to make significant changes to their supply chain...

'The rebound has already begun'

"We've seen the economy bottom out in early May with indicators all around us that the recovery has started, confidence is driving an upswing in all market sectors".

Confidence starting to return to logistics market

The latest results of Tis Global Logistics Business Confidence Index have shown a significant return of optimism to the market.

UK manufacturers see output falls slowing

UK manufacturers see output falls slowing

The UKs manufacturing firms expect the pace of decline in output to slow markedly in the next quarter, suggesting they believe the toughest phase of the recession may be behind them.

Win in a flat world

Win in a flat world

Now is the time to take a fresh look at how best to classify inventory in the world of e-commerce.

Keeping one step ahead of demand

Keeping one step ahead of demand

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke with Martin Nurser of Tata Consultancy services (TCS), and Timothy Hughes, business development director, supply chain planning, Oracle, about their respective organisations partnership.

Downturn of UK manufacturing slowed in April, but further substantial job losses are recorded

Downturn of UK manufacturing slowed in April, but further substantial job losses are recorded

Although April saw some reprieve for the UK manufacturing sector, we are still far away from a turn-around and the industry is firmly embedded in the trenches of the recession".