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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Measurement: the magic arrow in your quiver of management skills

Measurement: the magic arrow in your quiver of management skills

Measuring business activity properly, which means ensuring an intimate link between the measurements and your overall strategic objectives, is a powerful competitive weapon. JEROME LONG explains why.

Taking the 'high-end' view for balancing demand and supply

Taking the 'high-end' view for balancing demand and supply

By embracing Sales & Operations Planning manufacturers are better able to take a 'high-end' view of all critical data and thus determine the very best route for balancing demand and supply, argues Richard House, managing director, FuturMaster.

The ERP Implementation Trinity: How to deliver on the promise

How did ERP become one of the most tarnished silver bullets of business change and what can we do to unlock its potential?

The Good Habits of Collaboration

The Good Habits of Collaboration

Organisations are awash with technology that could potentially help them create and operate highly efficient, flexible and productive supply chains. But you have to look very hard to find a working example of supply chain excellence.

The futures not bright unless it's green

CILT anniversary report considers the next 80 years in logistics and transport

The benefits of working with local companies

The benefits of working with local companies

Mark Griffiths, Managing Director of Codify (pictured) recommends that companies considering outsourcing should look for value for money rather than the lowest possible price.

The route to optimised planning for the global supply chain

The route to optimised planning for the global supply chain

Customers are requiring manufacturers to supply goods at ever cheaper rates, while also insisting they accurately fulfil shorter delivery times.

MRO Spend Control: The next step on the road to manufacturing efficiency?

MRO Spend Control: The next step on the road to manufacturing efficiency?

Terry Wilcox, Commercial Director at Proactis, the Spend Control Company, explains how manufacturers can take their IT investment to the next level in order to achieve greater efficiencies in an increasingly competitive market.

Getting better visibility into the pharmaceutical pipeline via voice directed work

Getting better visibility into the pharmaceutical pipeline via voice directed work

Pharmaceutical companies are embracing these challenges by turning to Voice-Directed Distribution in their distribution centres (DC) as a core component of their supply chain management.

A pharmaceutical co-op with a competitive edge

A pharmaceutical co-op with a competitive edge

Sophisticated and flexible software is key to Itriafarma, an Italian pharmaceutical cooperative, which takes pride in being a technology leader in its industry.