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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Finding a label applicator that works for your business

Finding a label applicator that works for your business

By Marsha Frydrychowski, director of marketing services, Resource Label Group.

Establishing an efficient labeling system can streamline operations, lower costs over the long run and lead to a more consistent product. When chosen correctly, a versatile label applicator is an investment that will lead to a healthier bottom line.

Three in four Brits snub retailers with slow customer service

Three in four Brits snub retailers with slow customer service

Interactive Intelligence Group Inc., provider of cloud services for customer engagement, communications and collaboration, has released research revealing that over three quarters of UK consumers (79 per cent) will use a different retailer if they don't receive a timely response from customer service.

Printing volumes on the rise as digital content increases

Printing volumes on the rise as digital content increases

Digital content is actually leading to an increase in printing, despite the common misconception that digitisation will help companies to reduce their reliance on paper. In a recent survey by Danwood of 1,000 office workers, almost half (46%) say they print daily, with 84% of workers believing print is an important aspect of work.

One integrated scheduling platform – multiple business benefits

One integrated scheduling platform – multiple business benefits

By Allison McNulty, Petroleum Supply Chain Manager, AspenTech.

Information is power – mastering dynamic information delivers a competitive edge. Automated scheduling with refinery-wide visibility helps to mobilise crude oil through production to refined products, enabling companies to optimise operational efficiency and maximise profitability.

Thinking outside the box when it comes to Christmas discounting

Thinking outside the box when it comes to Christmas discounting

By Ian Webster, Chief Customer Officer, Big Data For Humans.

Christmas is now just over 4 weeks away and we all know what that means for retailers.

How can delivery companies use technology to prevent lost parcels?

How can delivery companies use technology to prevent lost parcels?

By Matthew Robertson, Co-CEO, NetDespatch.

Surprising statistics in the news recently revealed that over £250 million worth of deliveries are estimated to have gone missing in the UK in the last year.

New study finds 93% of UK Millennials lack trust in online retail, despite e-commerce on the rise

New study finds 93% of UK Millennials lack trust in online retail, despite e-commerce on the rise

UK Millennials have growing security concerns around sharing personal information with retailers, but their need for a convenient shopping experience still outweighs these worries, according to new research released by LexisNexis Risk Solutions.

Key manufacturing takeaways from JDA FocusConnect 2016

Key manufacturing takeaways from JDA FocusConnect 2016

By Franck Lheureux, Regional Vice President, EMEA, JDA Software.

As 2016 draws to a close, it's clear that the next 12 months are set to be extremely disruptive for the manufacturing industry.

Smartphones and wearables market poised for growth with next-generation sensors key enabler of innovation

Smartphones and wearables market poised for growth with next-generation sensors key enabler of innovation

Next-generation sensors are poised to influence the smartphone and wearables market. Though increased intelligence, ease of integration, real-time integration, and miniaturisation features may drive opportunities, data privacy and security remain key factors hindering widespread adoption.

Voxware study finds early holiday shoppers have highest expectations for order fulfilment

Voxware study finds early holiday shoppers have highest expectations for order fulfilment

Voxware has released survey data that indicates early holiday shoppers expect short delivery windows for the items they purchase online or over the phone.