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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Lightening the Burden of Proof (of Delivery)

Lightening the Burden of Proof (of Delivery)

Automating key accounts receivable functions such as handling PoD notes helps to speed up cashflow, and makes a big impact on customer relations

Why there may be more to computing than Moores Law

by Alan Woodward, Chief Technology Officer at the business and information technology consultancy Charteris plc.

Manufacturing in UK regains lost momentum

November data from CIPS/NTC Economics indicated that the rate of expansion of UK manufacturing production recovered most of the momentum lost in the previous month.

Supply Chain Visibility - a 4 part 'Experts on Demand' video

In today's high velocity logistics environment, end-to-end visibility to inventory, assets, orders, documentation and shipments across the supply chain is essential to enterprise logistics effectiveness. This 4 part 'Experts on Demand' video session discusses what it truly means to gain visibility and how to overcome the challenges to obtaining it.

Getting the edge

by Matt Dunstan, Application Platform Group Manager, Microsoft

Maximise your talent: Research identifies key challenges for business

Maximise your talent: Research identifies key challenges for business

The key challenges inherent in uncovering and managing talent within UK organisations have been identified in research published by the Chartered Management Institute and Ashridge Business School.

The Next Wave of Innovation in Retail

The Next Wave of Innovation in Retail

Insights from the New World of WorkTake a look at the retail environment of the future

Unhappy customers can be good for your business

Charter UK has announced that companies should be actively encouraging customers to complain

Manufacturing output eased to a nine-month low in October as new orders slowed

Manufacturing output eased to a nine-month low in October as new orders slowed

Data from the latest CIPS/NTC survey of the UK manufacturing sector indicated that growth of the sector lost further momentum in October.

Active RFID and RTLS in manufacturing

Active RFID and RTLS in manufacturing

The ultimate supply chain and the ideal control of parts, materials, work in progress and finished goods in manufacturing will be provided by Real Time Locating Systems, ultimately with sensing as well.