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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Collaboration could deliver 30% savings in food waste processing across hospitality sector

Collaboration could deliver 30% savings in food waste processing across hospitality sector

A new report commissioned by the Hospitality Carbon Reduction Forum (HCRF), whose members include Whitbread, J D Wetherspoons, Mitchells and Butlers, Nandos and Hammerson shows that food waste management costs could be reduced by 30% and much less food be sent to landfill.

Key factors in choosing stock control software

Key factors in choosing stock control software

Good advice from MACS Software

According to MACS Software, provider of stock management software in the UK, when looking for an effective inventory management system there are many things to consider and investigate but in the beginning there are two simple but vital questions should be answered: What do you need? And what do your customers need? From these principles everything else flows.

Adoption of Cloud computing continues upward trend as a mainstream IT deployment option

Adoption of Cloud computing continues upward trend as a mainstream IT deployment option

Cloud computing has achieved mainstream deployment in the UK, according to the latest research from the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF), with 61 per cent of organisations formally adopting at least one Cloud-based service.

Clients use outsourcing to fuel growth

Clients use outsourcing to fuel growth

A majority of businesses that implement a business process outsourcing (BPO) programme in order to achieve further expansion, will see sales and profits rise, while a significant number will also create more jobs within their organisations.

UK SMEs still struggling with basic IT issues

UK SMEs still struggling with basic IT issues

While SMEs may look to invest in enterprise class IT solutions, many are still struggling with basic IT issues according to new research carried out by IT solutions specialist Imerja.

Survey reveals manufacturers prefer to deliver bad news Face-to-Face

Survey reveals manufacturers prefer to deliver bad news Face-to-Face

A national survey has revealed that manufacturers are braver than the national average when it comes to delivering bad news face-to-face, rather than by email, text, or instant message.

Wi-Fi wake-up call: Hotel Wi-Fi is second only to a comfortable bed

Wi-Fi wake-up call: Hotel Wi-Fi is second only to a comfortable bed

iPass Inc., provider of mobile services for enterprises and telecom service providers, has published its Q3 Mobile Workforce Report. According to the report, mobile workers around the globe ranked, in order of importance, hotel Wi-Fi, as second only to having a comfortable bed.

The Connected Vehicle is set to revolutionise in-vehicle information systems to the benefit of businesses and staff alike

The Connected Vehicle is set to revolutionise in-vehicle information systems to the benefit of businesses and staff alike

The convergence of different technologies is pushing vehicle manufacturers to develop networked strategies that will bring connection and convenience to drivers that were previously only imagined. This technology will also enable businesses to more effectively manage their mobile assets while providing greater benefits to staff. Sergio Barata, General Manager of Telogis EMEA explains.

Advanced provides top ten predictions on the future of third party logistics

Advanced provides top ten predictions on the future of third party logistics

The landscape for third party logistics (3PL) has altered significantly in the last decade, and is tipped to experience further growth and change as mobile technologies and 'smart' working practices develop.

Putting the ERP in customer experience initiatives

Putting the ERP in customer experience initiatives

By Erik Johnson, Vice-President, Technology Strategy, Epicor Software Corporation.

How much thought have you given recently to the role your ERP system plays in enabling your customer experience initiatives? When you implemented the system efficiency, scheduling, and getting more flexibility were probably on the list of goals, but not necessarily customer experience, even though it is impacted by all the other goals.