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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More than two thirds of UK SAP users now using ERP 6.0

More than two thirds of UK SAP users now using ERP 6.0

New research released by the UK & Ireland SAP User Group has revealed that more than two thirds of organisations (69%) are now using the latest version of SAP's core ERP business suite, ERP 6.0, with a further 22% still using the older R3 4.7 platform.

Supply Chain Management: 3 Major Factors that Improve a Healthcare Supply Chain

Supply Chain Management: 3 Major Factors that Improve a Healthcare Supply Chain

Supply chains are usually multifaceted, fragmented and hard to put your arms around. This is especially true in the health care industry.

Manufacturing and construction sectors must continue to build for the future, says PwC, as latest insolvency stats are revealed

Manufacturing and construction sectors must continue to build for the future, says PwC, as latest insolvency stats are revealed

Recent insolvency data from PwC has confirmed that manufacturing and construction have been the hardest hit sectors since 2009 although did fare slightly better in Q2 2011 than Q1.

Enterprise Architecture to bring order out of chaos

Enterprise Architecture to bring order out of chaos

There's a clich in business that some companies can become victims of their own success. Like most clichs, it might be annoying but it's also true. But what does it mean, and more importantly, how do we avoid it?

UK manufacturers poised to exploit market recovery

UK manufacturers poised to exploit market recovery

A recent independent report has found that UK consumer manufacturers are now confident about future economic growth.

Ingram Micro selects the Hielix EHR roadmap to provide physician assessment services to reseller channel

Ingram Micro selects the Hielix EHR roadmap to provide physician assessment services to reseller channel

Hielix, provider of operationally sustainable, open solutions to seamlessly exchange health information, has announced a master US services agreement with technology distributor Ingram Micro Inc.

Managing complexity key for manufacturers

Managing complexity key for manufacturers

As manufacturers look to recover post-recession, accepting that IT complexity is here to stay and managing it accordingly will be essential to success.

Alex Driesen appointed Senior Vice President for Zetes Northern Region

Alex Driesen appointed Senior Vice President for Zetes Northern Region

Zetes has appointed Alex Driesen to the role of Senior VP North Europe, with responsibility for developing the company's businesses in the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Nordics.

Logistics 'is happiest career choice'

When it comes to sheer job enjoyment nothing can beat a career in logistics and distribution - according to new data. Young professionals reviewing their roles on employment website TheJobCrowd.com were happiest if they worked in transport and logistics.

Vanderlande demonstrates innovative new material handling solutions for retailers at CeMAT 2011

At CeMAT 2011, held recently in Hannover, Germany, Vanderlande Industries presented a number of new material handling solutions, which enable food retailers to empower their stores and streamline their warehouse operations.