Manufacturing, Logistics and Supply Chain articles

Manufacturing and Supply Chain IT articles comprising case studies, product information, opinion articles, reports, new contract wins, product launches, opinion from the trade associations, government departments, research analysts, the vendor community. These articles are about specific industry IT solutions and topics relating to how improvements and efficiency gains can be made by the use of information technology within supply chain applications.

All topics are covered in these articles which include ERP/MRP, Manufacturing Software, Advanced Planning, Demand Forecasting, Supply Chain Management, Warehouse Management Software, Automatic Identification/Datacapture, Voice-Directed Warehousing, Printing & LabellingTransport Management, Asset Management Software and Mobile Computing.

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Creativity is for Everyone

Are you of the view that only a few individuals are creative or that it is only truly artistic people who are creative? If you recognize this belief in yourself you are certainly not alone - it is held by the majority of people.

Balancing the work-life scales

Life is a balancing act. It is a challenge each day to juggle all those things that you hold dear. Concentrating on one area of your life can lead to tensions and stress in other areas so a delicate balance is needed to keep things working in the best way for you.

Empowerment-what does it really mean?

Having just read through a number of strategic plans I am surprised at the number of times the word empower or a derivative appears. We are an organisation that encourages empowered people; Our values are empowerment, learning, accountability, integrity. So what does this wonderful word empower mean?

Leaders versus managers

The leaders versus managers debate rages on in the management press. Invariably people in organisations say they want more leaders and fewer managers. Perhaps the division is not as real as people think and what organisations really need are managerial leaders at all levels.

I like the idea, but...

But is such a small word, it seems tiny neutral and harmless. It isnt. In the workplace it is the most popular form of issue raising and because it is so common it carries with it the baggage of abuse.

Communications across dispersed teams

When geography divides a team conflicts can occur along the borders. The world can become "us" and "them" and there can be hostile feelings towards people in other parts of the organisation.

Are you a high performer?

Being a high performer is not just climbing the greasy pole to the top or just making lots of money, it is about people who are successful on their terms in all aspects of their life.

Weekly report on viruses and intruders

This week's report on viruses and intruders will focus on three backdoor Trojans -Webber.S, Webber.P and Agent.E-, two Trojans -Bankhook.A and Scob.A-, and three new Korgo variants.

Supporting ISO 14443-4 (Transmission Protocol) transponders

OBID classic-pro (ID CPR) readers also support part 4 of standard ISO 14443 (Transmission Protocol).

Blamestorming

Blame is toxic to organisations. When blame is around punishment surely follows. To avoid any form of punishment we deflect blame form ourselves or allocate it to others.

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