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

 

RSS

Can mobile options lead to omnichannel success?

Can mobile options lead to omnichannel success?

With online retail continuing to pick up momentum and continual reports on the decline of the high street can retailers use mobile technology to better amalgamate channels for success across the retail estate? Paul Leybourne, head of sales at Vodat, examines the plethora of mobile options available to retailers and highlights how the technology can be used for omnichannel success.

Mobile payments to see year of innovation, disruption, and consolidation

Mobile payments to see year of innovation, disruption, and consolidation

Ovum expects continued technology and service innovation, notably around location-based applications, in the mobile payments space in 2014. However, there are still outstanding issues around consumer uptake and use of mobile payments, particularly proximity payments.

Mobility, Cloud and Big Data to boost network investment

Mobility, Cloud and Big Data to boost network investment

Allied Telesis, provider of secure IP/Ethernet switching solutions; and provider of IP Triple Play networks and networking infrastructures, looks ahead to the trends that will have impact on enterprise markets during 2014.

Highest output increase since February 2011 for manufacturing sector

Highest output increase since February 2011 for manufacturing sector

The end of 2013 saw growth of the global manufacturing sector accelerate to a 32-month high according to the J.P.Morgan Global Manufacturing PMI (Purchasing Managers Index).

Tracking systems important in improving driver safety

Tracking systems important in improving driver safety

Tracking systems offer an important and underused lifeline to improving driver safety, says vehicle tracking provider RAM Tracking, as it highlights the value of driver training.

CBI says manufacturing momentum still strong

CBI says manufacturing momentum still strong

Growth in the UK's manufacturing sector continued to strengthen with order books and output touching an 18-year high for the second consecutive month, according to the latest CBI Industrial Trends Survey.

Manufacturers jeopardising their traceability

Manufacturers jeopardising their traceability

A Packaging Execution System (PES) is to the packaging identification process what a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) is to manufacturing: it centrally steers all actions related to afore mentioned process.

Integrated Business Planning

Integrated Business Planning

By Demand Solutions

In most manufacturing and distribution industries, it is assumed 50% of forecast errors are unavoidable. What if we could reduce that number to 20%? What difference would that make to the bottom line?

Advanced Business Solutions says food traceability to become even more critical for supply chain

Advanced Business Solutions says food traceability to become even more critical for supply chain

Software provider, Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced), is advising supply chain logistics companies that unless they invest in the right technology to improve traceability, they risk damaging consumer confidence.

Not all problems are Big Data problems, says Ovum

Not all problems are Big Data problems, says Ovum

Big Data and Fast Data will graduate from the early-adopter phase in 2014. Ovum expects a significant wave of production ramp-ups in 2014 – and with it, a growing third-party vendor (and IT services) ecosystem that creates Big Data and Fast Data tools and solutions for the enterprise data warehousing and applications markets. This is occurring as SQL and Hadoop platforms are diversifying, adopting multiple personalities, and providing overlapping functions.

Editorial: +44 (0)1892 536363
Publisher: +44 (0)208 440 0372
Subscribe FREE to the weekly E-newsletter