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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Energy-efficient finance market potential in the UK manufacturing sector 'to be 4.6bn over next three years'

Energy-efficient finance market potential in the UK manufacturing sector 'to be 4.6bn over next three years'

New analysis from the Carbon Trust and Siemens has shown that the estimated market for energy-efficient equipment finance over the next three years in the Manufacturing sector is 4.6bn.

The riots' effect on the supply chain

The riots' effect on the supply chain

The worst night of civil disorder in living memory has again highlighted the impact that a catastrophic loss of stock can have on business profitability. Unless stock can be replenished and shops can reopen quickly, customers buying habits and preferences can rapidly change.

Cruel to be kind why manufacturers need to tighten up their appraisal procedures

Cruel to be kind why manufacturers need to tighten up their appraisal procedures

At the UK Manufacturing Summit 2011 the shared view was that it was people issues, which would be the cornerstone of the rebuilding of UK manufacturing.

Working capital management

Working capital management

In 25 years of consulting with manufacturing-intensive businesses of all size, I have witnessed the staggering financial gains that can be achieved by successfully managing Working Capital.

More than two thirds of UK SAP users now using ERP 6.0

More than two thirds of UK SAP users now using ERP 6.0

New research released by the UK & Ireland SAP User Group has revealed that more than two thirds of organisations (69%) are now using the latest version of SAP's core ERP business suite, ERP 6.0, with a further 22% still using the older R3 4.7 platform.

Supply Chain Management: 3 Major Factors that Improve a Healthcare Supply Chain

Supply Chain Management: 3 Major Factors that Improve a Healthcare Supply Chain

Supply chains are usually multifaceted, fragmented and hard to put your arms around. This is especially true in the health care industry.

Manufacturing and construction sectors must continue to build for the future, says PwC, as latest insolvency stats are revealed

Manufacturing and construction sectors must continue to build for the future, says PwC, as latest insolvency stats are revealed

Recent insolvency data from PwC has confirmed that manufacturing and construction have been the hardest hit sectors since 2009 although did fare slightly better in Q2 2011 than Q1.

Enterprise Architecture to bring order out of chaos

Enterprise Architecture to bring order out of chaos

There's a clich in business that some companies can become victims of their own success. Like most clichs, it might be annoying but it's also true. But what does it mean, and more importantly, how do we avoid it?

UK manufacturers poised to exploit market recovery

UK manufacturers poised to exploit market recovery

A recent independent report has found that UK consumer manufacturers are now confident about future economic growth.

Ingram Micro selects the Hielix EHR roadmap to provide physician assessment services to reseller channel

Ingram Micro selects the Hielix EHR roadmap to provide physician assessment services to reseller channel

Hielix, provider of operationally sustainable, open solutions to seamlessly exchange health information, has announced a master US services agreement with technology distributor Ingram Micro Inc.