Standstill and get hit

Keep moving, evolving, strengthening your core business and skills and extending your range of offerings and above all look after your customers and partners. Sensible words like these seem trite when every business in the supply chain is striving to do its best. So what is this new editor going to do to help the subscribers of this magazine? The model answer would be to help all our subscribers to succeed; but let us be realistic. We have a number of pages and limited time between issues to gather in relevant information. And I can be as guilty as the next to go off on a personal crusade thinking that such and such is a great story only to find out in the end that it was a diversion.

There are no such diversions in this issue, but you judge that for yourself. We cover a wide range of topics that include new products that are key to making various supply chain operations easier right through to some intriguing thought leadership: lean supply chains, Microsofts .NET, and the impact that track and trace directives will have on your operations to name a few.

The wise would say get close to your subscribers to deliver the best information and I promise you I shall endeavour to achieve this with your assistance. Be ready to fire your questions and concerns at me and I will do my level best to answer them concisely and comprehensively.

It is with great delight and some trepidation that I take on the responsibility of editor of this magazine. The magazine has a great history and does a good job of disseminating information for the manufacturing and logistic sectors. Nevertheless, it is a job I gladly take on and I hope that you will continue to enjoy the magazine as much as you have done in the past.

Iestyn Armstrong-Smith

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