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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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.

RedPrairie supports local talent at The Bucks New University Apprentice Challenge

RedPrairie supports local talent at The Bucks New University Apprentice Challenge

Twelve teams will compete to make the biggest profit over three challenges.

Synchronizing Supply Chain Applications with Continuous Change

The value of an efficient supply chain and its use as a competitive lever can only come when it is in continuous alignment with changing business conditions and market trends.

Legal ruling means manufacturers can still retire staff at 65 - for now

A law firm is urging manufacturing firms to pay close attention to retirement age law after the High Court ruled that the current default retirement age of 65 is lawful

5 golden rules to get the very best apprentices in logistics & transport businesses

A training expert believes logistics businesses & transport businesses need to pick apprentices very carefully and give them long-term mentoring to get the most out of them.

TIME RUNNING OUT TO GET READY FOR RECOVERY WARNS DAVIES & ROBSON

TIME RUNNING OUT TO GET READY FOR RECOVERY WARNS DAVIES & ROBSON

Leading logistics consultancy, Davies & Robson is urging companies to act fast to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the recession as business confidence begins to return.

Critical Strategies for Building an Agile, Responsive Supply Chain to Drive One Synchronized View of Demand

Critical Strategies for Building an Agile, Responsive Supply Chain to Drive One Synchronized View of Demand

By David Johnston, senior vice president supply chain, JDA Software

Ticking all the right boxes

Ticking all the right boxes

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke with Carpetright about the companys unrelenting expansion strategy and continuing retail success despite the challenging marketplace.

Social Marketing & Supply Chain Management: The Next Consumer Data Challenge and Opportunity

Social marketing tools and Web 2.0 technologies now permeate our everyday lives

Mobile Workforce Can Beat the Fuel Duty Rise with Tracking Technology

Rising fuel costs for the mobile workforce can be off-set with the latest vehicle tracking says V-SOL