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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Supply and demand

Following on from our special 10th Anniversary Report on Manufacturing software in Mays edition of Manufacturing & Logistics IT, we now point the spotlight on some of industrys key Supply Chain Management and Warehouse Management System vendors who consider some of the most striking developments within their market over the past decade

China remains number one location for manufacturers

China remains number one location for manufacturers

Manufacturers are facing a number of pressures on their Chinese operations such as product safety concerns, rising labour costs, increased cost of raw materials and higher inflation.

Supply Chain and WMS videos go from strength to strength

Congratulations to the following companies who's videos along with others are topping the YourTechTV.com viewing charts.

How much of your WMS are you using?

How much of your WMS are you using?

Warehouse Management Systems are reaching serious levels of complexity

Boom in RFID will be reflected in Europe's Leading Conference

Boom in RFID will be reflected in Europe's Leading Conference

As the $5 billion RFID market moves strongly to over $25 billion in ten years, advances are on a broad front.

SME manufacturers see domestic demand grow at fastest rate for a decade CBI

Small and medium-sized manufacturers have reported the highest rate of growth in domestic orders since 1997, and continue to enjoy firm demand overall, according to the CBI's latest quarterly SME survey.

Rapid adoption of RFID in manufacturing and logistics sectors

Rapid adoption of RFID in manufacturing and logistics sectors

RFID is mainly a card business today and more is spent on RFID in China than in any other country.

Manufacturing moves apace........

To kick off a series of special reports celebrating Manufacturing & Logistics ITs 10th Anniversary this year, we invited a number of established software vendors to take to the podium and discuss what they perceive to be the most notable developments within their market over the past decade

Supply Chain Collaboration essential for eco-friendly logistics operations-SCALA Consulting Annual Logistics Debate

More environmental logistics strategies and operations will come - but this will be as a result of consumer pressure and will require collaboration between supply chain partners and a culture of trust.

Poor contingency planning puts supplier relationships under threat

Poor contingency planning puts supplier relationships under threat

Automotive suppliers that dont conduct proper contingency planning in their logistics chain will come under increasing scrutiny by their OEM customers