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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Knowledge is power

Knowledge is power

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke with Rajesh Krishnamurthy, Vice President, global head SAP Practice, Infosys Technologies, about Infosyss regime of constantly refining and reinvigorating its own knowledge pool in order to ensure it is best equipped to address the manifold business and operational needs of its worldwide customer base.

Employee absenteeism because of bad weather could cost 230 million

The Forum of Private Business (FPB) is warning that the cost of a single day of employee absenteeism because of the freezing winter conditions could be at least 230 million.

Which Fire to Douse First?

Which Fire to Douse First?

By applying some fundamental financial and supply chain concepts, a supply chain consultant can quickly and accurately identify THE most painful area in a clients supply chain.

Buyer beware:

Buyer beware:

top ten tips for IT maintenance companies investing in vehicle tracking

2010 Trends in Yard Management Systems Opinion Survey

2010 Trends in Yard Management Systems Opinion Survey

More and more companies are relying on some form of yard management system to bolster the last mile weakness in their supply chain. Identifying yard needs and the YMS system that can address those needs is crucial to improving supply chain performance.

'LEAN' YEAR IN PROSPECT FOR LOGISTICS MANAGERS

'LEAN' YEAR IN PROSPECT FOR LOGISTICS MANAGERS

Logistics consultancy, Davies & Robson is encouraging logistics managers to adopt lean techniques in order to mitigate risk and manage cost in the extended supply chain.

UK manufacturers confidence on the increase, finds KPMG survey

UK manufacturers confidence on the increase, finds KPMG survey

UK manufacturers are expecting business activity to rise over the coming year making them the most optimistic group across Europe.

Exclusive Transport & Logistics Sector research proves reducing costs is still core for businesses

Exclusive new research has confirmed that Transport and Logistics Service Providers have had to implement cost saving measures and make operational efficiencies in response to the economic climate.

Enterprise Architects are using Intelligent Automation to accelerate the pace of improved Service Delivery

Enterprise Architects are using Intelligent Automation to accelerate the pace of improved Service Delivery

While sharp cut backs and freezing new development might have yielded short term returns during a major global economic recession, companies now need to be identifying and prioritising their future IT projects so that they can benefit from business opportunities that emerge as the economy picks up and growth returns.

Logistics industry fit to fight flu pandemic

A recent survey from The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK (CILT) has shown that in 2009, 68% of major logistics and supply chain operations have specific plans in place for dealing with the possibility of a flu pandemic as part of their overall disaster recovery strategy.