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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Plethora of telematics solutions 'leads to confusion in the marketplace'

Plethora of telematics solutions 'leads to confusion in the marketplace'

Fleet managers are being bombarded with so many different messages about how to make their fleets and drivers safer that it is causing confusion in the marketplace, according to Chris Horbowyj of GreenRoad Technologies.

Gartner announces ranking of top European supply chain organisations for 2016

Gartner announces ranking of top European supply chain organisations for 2016

Gartner, Inc., revealed its 2016 ranking of the top 15 supply chain organisations based in Europe at its annual Supply Chain Executive Conference, held from 19-20 September in London.

Data-rich retailers lack customer identity insight

Data-rich retailers lack customer identity insight

Amido, a vendor-agnostic technical consultancy specialising in assembling and integrating proven cloud technologies to improve customer identity and data management, reports that c-suite leaders in retail are struggling to find value in the data they hold about their customers owing to the inadequate integration of their siloed data.

Mobile barcode scanning – Capturing top performance without breaking the bank

Mobile barcode scanning – Capturing top performance without breaking the bank

By Samuel Mueller, CEO, Scandit.

Purchasing barcode scanners has become a matter of varied choices. No longer are enterprises restricted to selecting from an array of dedicated scanners or traditional mobile computers.

Six tips for taking stock ahead of the Christmas shopping season

Six tips for taking stock ahead of the Christmas shopping season

By Michele Dupré, group vice president of retail, hospitality and distribution for Verizon.

While summer may still be top of mind for consumers, the retail industry is laser-focused on preparing for the 2016 Christmas season.

Mobilising the logistics supply chain

Mobilising the logistics supply chain

By Paul Swaddle, Chairman, Pocket App.

Regardless of the sector, be it banking, insurance, retail or utilities, the whole world seems to be adopting a digital or mobile-first strategy at breakneck speed and the logistics industry is no different.

How workforce management technology can help the retail industry overcome the impact of the national living wage

How workforce management technology can help the retail industry overcome the impact of the national living wage

By Jason Shorrock, VP Retail Strategy, JDA.

The introduction of the compulsory national living wage in April 2016 is great news for the UK's six million workers that stand to benefit from what is fundamentally an immediate pay rise.

Amazon Dash Button – the shopping experience of the future?

Amazon Dash Button – the shopping experience of the future?

By Alex MacPherson, Solution Consultant Manager, Manhattan Associates.

The recent announcement of the Amazon Dash Button is yet another example of how Amazon continues to be one step ahead of the retail game. Retailers all over the globe aspire to catch up to their constant innovation and this latest stunt should be no different.

30 years of EDI development

30 years of EDI development

As leading EDI (electronic data interchange) solutions provider, Data Interchange, celebrates its 30th year, it continues to look to the future.

Complexity and lack of integration hampering Cloud adoption by businesses, according to new pan-EMEA study sponsored by Oracle

Complexity and lack of integration hampering Cloud adoption by businesses, according to new pan-EMEA study sponsored by Oracle

While many European companies are embracing the move to the Cloud, nearly half are struggling, wrestling with increases in Cloud integration costs and data silos according to a new study sponsored by Oracle.