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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What do I pay you for?

What do I pay you for?

As technology has enabled new ways of doing business, organisations have come to rely heavily on their IT departments for continued growth and competitive edge. But have IT departments adapted to meet the new responsibilities that come with this pivotal role?

Technology Across the Supply Chain: Competitive advantage or balance sheet burden?

In its latest published research, Technology Across the Supply Chain, Analytiqa conducted an extensive survey, speaking to over 100 supply chain and IT directors in leading companies across Eastern and Western Europe.

The Outsourcing Enterprise 2

Fifteen years worth of research into information technology and business process outsourcing has produced a basic body of knowledge about outsourcing. But the focus has now shifted to what makes one outsourcing deal more successful than another -- FREE LogicaCMG report.

Automated drug provision

Automated drug provision

A panacea for a better healthcare supply chain

IBM Announces Global Movement Management Initiative Strategy

IBM's new strategy for secure movement of goods, people, money around the globe

MLIT Newsletter 16.11.05

:: Virus Report :: Weekly report on viruses and intruders Panda Software This weeks report looks at a backdoor Trojan -Ryknos.A-, three vulnerabilities in the Windows graphics rendering engine, a worm…

Voice systems for pharmaceutical warehousing

Voice systems for pharmaceutical warehousing

Flexibility, accuracy, efficiency--just some of the benefits that voice-directed picking offers pharmaceutical warehousing and distribution operations.

Improving the traceability of products within the pharmaceutical supply chain

Improving the traceability of products within the pharmaceutical supply chain

Companies in the pharmaceutical industry are under increasing pressure to control their products and their brand better. Product counterfeit or diversion, theft or illicit use, are just some of the challenges that drug manufacturers and distributors currently face. It is unsurprising therefore that improving the control of products through their lifecycle in the supply chain, up to the point of sale, has become a quest for many.

SCADA system scrutinises plant performance

Automation software innovators COPA-DATA have launched a new module for their zenOn SCADA system that analyses alarm data to increase plant performance and reduce downtime. The Industrial Performance Analyser (IPA) module analyses alarm data statistically to determine weak points in a process.

Oracle Grid Index finds positive adoption of Grid Computing in UK PLC

Nordics and Germany lead the UK in uptake of Grid Computing