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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Manufacturing & Logistics IT - December 2017 Reference Annual

Manufacturing & Logistics IT - December 2017 Reference Annual

The December 2017 Reference Annual edition of Manufacturing & Logistics IT features a Special Technology Report on Big Data Analytics.

Truck empty-running the target of new collaborative research initiative

Truck empty-running the target of new collaborative research initiative

Work has started on FreightShare Lab (FSL), a new collaborative research project focused on tackling the transport inefficiencies associated with empty and partially laden truck-running. UK Government statistics, released in October, indicate that over 30% of all truck journeys are made when trucks are empty (i.e. without a load being carried).

Accelerate manufacturing innovation with secure access controls

Accelerate manufacturing innovation with secure access controls

By Stuart Facey, VP EMEA, Bomgar.

Manufacturing is going through a technological resurgence that is transforming the modern factory. Today we are seeing data-driven factories, with an unstoppable integration of connected systems and devices.

Predictive Asset Maintenance: The business benefits – and how to prove them

Predictive Asset Maintenance: The business benefits – and how to prove them

By Marat Otarov, Data Scientist, Think Big Analytics

In today's digital landscape, asset management systems are becoming increasingly sophisticated, introducing new data sources and a data-driven approach: weather data, asset information and sensor data from equipment can be integrated and fed to machine learning algorithms to predict and prevent failures and disruptions.

How to keep your warehouse in sync with sales promotions

How to keep your warehouse in sync with sales promotions

By Eric Carter, solutions architect at Indigo Software.

Everyone loves a bargain and there are always plenty to be had at this time of year in the run up to Christmas.

Product recall risks growing in size and number, as technology drives new triggers, warns Allianz

Product recall risks growing in size and number, as technology drives new triggers, warns Allianz

A faulty pedal causes a car to inadvertently accelerate. An outbreak of contaminated peanuts results in a 25% industry-wide reduction in sales.

The convergence of blockchain and SD-WAN in manufacturing

The convergence of blockchain and SD-WAN in manufacturing

Atchison Frazer of Talari, explores how two emerging technologies are coming together to help shape the future of manufacturing and supply chain IT.

Manufacturers end year with plenty of festive cheer – EEF/BDO Survey

Manufacturers end year with plenty of festive cheer – EEF/BDO Survey

Britain's manufacturers are ending the year with a bang on the back of the continued improvement in global demand and increased export performance, according to a major survey published by EEF, the manufacturers' organisation and accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP.

Only 12 per cent of manufacturing employees would share a mental health problem with their employers

Only 12 per cent of manufacturing employees would share a mental health problem with their employers

New research by Benenden has revealed the extent to which mental health remains a taboo subject in the workplace, with only one employee in 10 (12 per cent) working in the manufacturing sector admitting they would confide in their employer if they suffered with an illness.

Countering the threats of social engineering

Countering the threats of social engineering

By Andrew Avanessian, COO at Avecto.

The manufacturing industry is a cornerstone of the world's economy, contributing trillions of pounds every year. The powerhouses of China, the USA and the UK alone account for over $3 trillion.

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