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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John OGroats to Lands End on a forklift!

John OGroats to Lands End  on a forklift!

A Jungheinrich forklift truck has been driven between John OGroats and Lands End - raising over 15,000 to date for Cancer Research in the process.

Designer IT Brands So Last Year

Designer IT Brands  So Last Year

As the country emerges from recession it would appear that the willingness to pay over the odds to so-called designer brands for IT services is a thing of the past as firms turn to mid-tier suppliers for value and service.

Recession, what recession?

Aldata Solution, a provider of software solutions for the retail industry, has released findings from the second annual Global Retail CIO Survey, jointly sponsored with IBM.

One small step for man, one giant leap for staff morale

One small step for man, one giant leap for staff morale

A few subtle changes make all the difference, says business consultant. Sales are falling, communication is lacking and motivation is at a seasonal low. In other words, its February.

Supply chain futures: the mastery of complexity

Supply chain futures: the mastery of complexity

An academic perspective on the evolving supply chain models best suited to compete in an unpredictable world.By Philip Greening.

Industrialisation of Hacking Will Dominate The Next Decade

Industrialisation of Hacking Will Dominate The Next Decade

Imperva delineates five key security trends UK Organisations will face during the next ten years

70 per cent of companies using Cloud-based services plan to move additional applications to the Cloud in the next 12 months

70 per cent of companies using Cloud-based services plan to move additional applications to the Cloud in the next 12 months

Mimecast has announced the results of its Cloud Computing Adoption Survey, which examined the perception and adoption of cloud computing solutions among 565 respondents responsible for managing their organisations IT operations and budget.

SAP CEO Lo Apothekers Contract Will Not Be Extended Based on Mutual Agreement

SAP CEO Lo Apothekers Contract Will Not Be Extended Based on Mutual Agreement

SAP AG announced today that the SAP Supervisory Board has reached a mutual agreement with CEO Lo Apotheker not to extend his contract as a member of the SAP Executive Board.

Global Trade Logistics improving, but more needed to boost recovery

The capacity of countries to efficiently move goods and connect manufacturers and consumers with international markets is improving around the world, but much more progress is needed to spur faster economic growth and help firms benefit from trade recovery, according to a new World Bank Group survey on trade logistics.

Has the BIG FREEZE cost your business BIG BUCKS?

Has the BIG FREEZE cost your business BIG BUCKS?

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has estimated that the recent bad weather, widespread commuter disruption and school closures, has cost the UK business economy at least 600 million a day and that a business continuity plan could be your answer to such severe weather disruption.