Whenever they hear the word recession, the first thing most organisations do is adopt a siege mentality, stop all expenditure deemed non-essential and hunker down for a long winter. Budgets get cut, new initiatives are stopped in their tracks and everyone concentrates on keeping the lights on as cheaply as possible...
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.
Jan 15, 2009 Comments (0)
In our age of technology, here is a disconcerting thought: more than half of the warehouses in North America and Europe still rely on paper rather than an automated system. Essentially, companies lack inventory visibility, suffer operating inefficiencies and waste resources within the supply chain.
Jan 09, 2009 Comments (0)
This video addresses the impact of supply chain management of shareholder value, the impact of good supply chain approaches in supporting growth and how supply chain events can result in a 20% reduction in share price.
Jan 08, 2009 Comments (0)
Having said good-bye to the manual checks and balances that used to record and audit business transactions, auditors and compliance officers are demanding that IT be capable of accounting for all of its activities.
Dec 17, 2008 Comments (0)
Yes it's that time of the year when you're allowed to act slightly more ridiculous than you would normally, so here is our attempt
Zetes predicts more creative use of auto ID and focus on warehouse to shelf edge traceability for 2009
Dec 16, 2008 Comments (0)
These trends provide food for thought for UK commercial organisations as the country enters the most challenging commercial climate of the past decade
Dec 10, 2008 Comments (0)
According to supply chain thought leaders at i2 Technologies, supply chains must offer more flexibility in 2009
Dec 04, 2008 Comments (0)
Britains manufacturers have been supporting their drive to secure new markets, raise innovation performance and increase productivity by investing in IT and lean solutions
Nov 26, 2008 Comments (0)
The final part of the supply chain has always been a costly and time-intensive process, which companies recognise as vital to the consumer experience
Nov 26, 2008 Comments (0)
The Health and Safety (Offences) Act gained royal assent on 16th October 2008 and will come into force in January 2009.Under the new Act, employees, managers and directors who fail to demonstrate compliance could be subject to large fines and/or a jail sentence of up to two years.