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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Dont Let Your Data Become an MPFree-For-All

Dont Let Your Data Become an MPFree-For-All

David Beesley of Security Consultancy Network Defence looks at the threat businesses face from handheld USB devices and how to secure core business systems against them, without sacrificing productivity.

Infor: Inside the automotive industry

Infor: Inside the automotive industry

Lets face it. Its not easy being in the automotive supplier industry. Infors automotive industry analysis indicates that for major players in the automotive supply chain, there are seven trends having the greatest impact.

Manufacturers gain the benefits of CRM technology

Manufacturers gain the benefits of CRM technology

A striking feature of the manufacturing software market over the last year has been the renewed interest in customer relationship management (CRM). Sages research with Benchmark confirms that manufacturers have suddenly taken to this technology.

Effective WMS supports lean manufacturing

Effective WMS supports lean manufacturing

The best WMS help minimise inventory by supporting the efficient flow of materials. They can link with ERP, manufacturing and other systems to ensure stock is ordered and scheduled for delivery only when required and made available for production as soon as it arrives.

Voice: Not just for simple case order picking

Voice:  Not just for simple case order picking

Many people may be under the impression that pick-by-voice is only used for straight-forward case picking and who could blame them? Here we look at different scenarios that demonstrate how this amazing technology can offer a lot more.

Driving voice through automotive aftermarket logistics

Driving voice through automotive aftermarket logistics

Voice technology offers a solution to better manage complicated order picking in the aftermarket parts warehouse.

NEW INSTITUTE BEGINS A CHAIN REACTION IN THE HUMBER

A state-of-the-art facility that will help regional companies compete more effectively in both national and global markets is to receive funding from Yorkshire Forward.

Swisslog Receives 2005 Platinum Sales Award From TGW-ERMANCO, Inc

Swisslog Receives 2005 Platinum Sales Award From TGW-ERMANCO, Inc

TGW-ERMANCO has awarded their 2005 Platinum Sales award to Swisslog Logistics, Inc. based on sales leadership as a TGW-ERMANCO business partner.

Zetes acquires Powersys

Rolling out growth strategy in the Spanish market

Zetes to expand and increase its activities on the personal authentication market thanks to the takeover of the assets and know-how of the Idoc Cards division

Zetes Industries announces the takeover of the Cards division of the Belgian company Idoc. This acquisition means that the Zetes Group now covers the entire smart card production chain.