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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Problem-free SD-WAN migration in a connected world

Problem-free SD-WAN migration in a connected world

10 steps to a smooth SD-WAN transition.

Every organization wants to deploy SD-WAN with minimal disruption to their day-to-day business operations. We’ve put together 10 steps for a frictionless SD-WAN implementation. They draw on NTT Communications’ experience of deploying the technology for many different companies across multiple sectors.

Digital transformation driven by increasing competitive threats rather than innovation

Digital transformation driven by increasing competitive threats rather than innovation

Competitive pressure is driving 70% of digital transformation projects globally, according to new research

Nearly nine in ten SMEs in the IT sector are a runaway success, according to their owners

Nearly nine in ten SMEs in the IT sector are a runaway success, according to their owners

The latest Aldermore Future Attitudes report reveals that nearly nine in ten (85%) of small and medium sized business (SME) owners in the IT sector admit to their business being a success.

New Prologis research reveals Europe’s most desirable logistics locations

New Prologis research reveals Europe’s most desirable logistics locations

Prologis, Inc. has released new research that examines why logistics customers in Europe choose certain locations over others.

The rise of Scan and Go technology and how it works

The rise of Scan and Go technology and how it works

By Julian Wallis, Sales Director in the Payments Group at Rambus.

Manufacturing sector found to be paying 1541% mark-up on technology products

Manufacturing sector found to be paying 1541% mark-up on technology products

IT suppliers managed to seize on chaotic price inflation following the Brexit vote to maximise their profits, according to the annual KnowledgeBus IT Margins Benchmarking Study.

Supply chain warnings are sense not scaremongering, says FTA

Supply chain warnings are sense not scaremongering, says FTA

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is today (9 October 2017) urging British and EU negotiators who are meeting in Brussels to heed the warnings from traders and logistics operators on both sides of the Channel, that post-Brexit arrangements will need time and effort if the continued smooth passage of trade is to be established.

Testplant survey reveals critical business 'App Gap'

Testplant survey reveals critical business 'App Gap'

Research demonstrating the acute pressure that businesses are under to deliver apps in the IoT and digital era, has just been released by digital automation intelligence specialist, Testplant.

Manufacturer's Digital Transformation projects held back by poor collaboration and skills deficit

Manufacturer's Digital Transformation projects held back by poor collaboration and skills deficit

The skills gap and lack of collaboration between IT and organisations' lines of business are the main factors hindering digital transformation in the manufacturing industry.

How will automation impact warehouse operations and management?

How will automation impact warehouse operations and management?

By Eric Carter and Mark Wilkinson, supply chain consultants, Indigo Software.

The warehouse is one of the areas within a business where the adoption of automation and artificial intelligence has progressed more quickly than in other functions.