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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How to prosper in uncertain times

How to prosper in uncertain times

As the economy becomes increasingly volatile, how can managing directors, CEOs and owner-managers prosper in uncertain times?

Track & trace: Hologram leading the way to added value

Track & trace: Hologram leading the way to added value

Theres no doubt about the growing impact and utility that holograms are having in the battle against counterfeiting

Oracle study reveals the shape of tomorrows supply chain

Oracle has released a study, conducted by future trends consultancy The Future Laboratory, which highlights the vast transformation that sustainable business practices is unleashing on worldwide supply chains

Manufacturers orders holding up and prices still rising sharply due to high costs

Manufacturers orders holding up and prices still rising sharply due to high costs

While manufacturers saw a modest improvement in their order books in June, the rise in prices of manufactured goods will continue

Weak domestic demand and high cost inflation push manufacturing output lower

Weak domestic demand and high cost inflation push manufacturing output lower

Latest data from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) and Markit.

How to avoid your SOA initiative becoming a big So What?

For the past few years service-oriented architectures have been promoted as the panacea of the IT world, but cracksm are already beginning to appear

Supercomputers for manufacturing getting it right

Supercomputers for manufacturing  getting it right

Today, western manufacturing organisations are facing increasing pressure on many levels - the rising cost of oil, environmental concerns, soaring food prices and continual increases in global competition from Eastern Europe, India and China

The game plan

ERP remains a critically important component within any manufacturing or logistics organisations information armoury - but things are changing, and for the better!

The pitfalls of a short-sighted IT strategy

The pitfalls of a short-sighted IT strategy

Business Process Outsourcing can prove invaluable to manufacturers and logistics organisations looking to enhance business and operational efficiencies and to reduce wastage

Supply chain professionals call for Government to help meet industrys green agenda

Supply chain professionals call for Government to help meet industrys green agenda

Infor has released the findings of its latest research, which reveal that supply chain professionals are calling upon the UK Government to help reduce the industrys carbon footprint