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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Part 2: Breaking through the Cloud - Key selling points

In this special report Ed Holden interviewed 13 leading vendors to ask them what they consider to be many of the current key talking points within this fascinating technology space.

Kill Applications Cause the Most Pain for Organisations

Half of organisations stated that IT applications that cause the most pain for the least gain are 'kill category' applications such as old systems where the code is no longer maintained/supported according to a poll by 360IT

Part 1: Breaking through the Cloud...

Part 1: Breaking through the Cloud...

In this special report Ed Holden interviewed 13 leading vendors to ask them what they consider to be many of the current key talking points within this fascinating technology space.

Dematic Group looks to the future with optimism

As an internationally active group, Dematics past business year was also marked by the global economic and financial crisis. Nevertheless, developments were better than expected.

RedPrairie to be acquired by New Mountain Capital

Leading private equity firm sees opportunities to continue companys growth trajectory

Transforming your business with TMS

Transforming your business with TMS

Many organisations are driving down costs by introducing a transportation management system (TMS) into their business. Nick Berry, Executive Director at RedPrairie, argues that while TMS can help increase efficiencies across the business, it can also improve the customer service experience.

Economic conditions drive companies to take a fresh look at their customs operations

Economic conditions drive companies to take a fresh look at their customs operations

During the current economic climate it is the ideal time for companies to review their operations with a view to reducing costs and an important part of this for an importer will be the landed cost of goods, including supply chain and related expenses.

China Supply Chain Perspective: A New Decade, a New Challenge

China Supply Chain Perspective: A New Decade, a New Challenge

Chinas challenge for the next ten years lies with the countrys commercial sector. To keep pace with the growing economy and the improving conditions in export markets, private investment in modern technologies will be essential.

John OGroats to Lands End on a forklift!

John OGroats to Lands End  on a forklift!

A Jungheinrich forklift truck has been driven between John OGroats and Lands End - raising over 15,000 to date for Cancer Research in the process.

Designer IT Brands So Last Year

Designer IT Brands  So Last Year

As the country emerges from recession it would appear that the willingness to pay over the odds to so-called designer brands for IT services is a thing of the past as firms turn to mid-tier suppliers for value and service.