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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Digital transformation is no longer an optional extra

Digital transformation is no longer an optional extra

Karl Heinrich Lauri, managing team member at MRPeasy asks: can a smaller manufacturer looking to survive and prosper in this changing world afford not to embrace the digitalisation of the business process?

The one change that can help you optimise the ecommerce delivery experience

The one change that can help you optimise the ecommerce delivery experience

By Ken Fleming, president of Logistyx Technologies.

Getting the ecommerce delivery experience right is crucial today, and a key aspect of this is allowing shoppers to choose when and how their order is delivered. 

Gartner announces rankings of the 2020 Supply Chain Top 25

Gartner announces rankings of the 2020 Supply Chain Top 25

Gartner, Inc. has released the results from its annual Supply Chain Top 25, identifying supply chain leaders and highlighting their best practices.

Why can’t CEOs find technical leaders?

Why can’t CEOs find technical leaders?

In 2019, Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends report found that only 41 percent of C-level respondents believed that employees within their own organisations were ready to meet their leadership requirements.

Gartner describes three prevaccine scenarios for supply chain leaders

Gartner describes three prevaccine scenarios for supply chain leaders

As the coronavirus continues to disrupt global supply chains, Gartner, Inc. has developed three scenarios to help chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) anticipate how the future may unfold.

Zebra Study: 7 in 10 public safety agencies see need to speed up mobile technology adoption

Zebra Study: 7 in 10 public safety agencies see need to speed up mobile technology adoption

Zebra Technologies Corporation has released study findings that reveal public safety agencies globally will increasingly adopt mobile technologies to continuously improve workflows and community relations within the next five years.

Sustainable Manufacturing 101: Why It Matters

Sustainable Manufacturing 101: Why It Matters

Concerns that used to reside primarily in the domain of “green” or “eco-friendly” companies are now going mainstream. Manufacturers of all stripes are slowly starting to see that a successful business enterprise is one that incorporates sustainable methods and practices.

Reports highlight COVID-19 anti-counterfeiting investment, says trade body

Reports highlight COVID-19 anti-counterfeiting investment, says trade body

An international trade body says new reports about criminals cashing in on the COVID-19 crisis highlight the urgent need for more investment in anti-counterfeiting technologies.

Severe data breach could cost tech companies $174 million per day

Severe data breach could cost tech companies $174 million per day

Tech companies could lose an average of $174 (£141) million per day - or $37.3 (£29.9) billion per month - as a result of compromised records per data breach, new research shows.

UK manufacturers seeing biggest marketing improvement during COVID-19

UK manufacturers seeing biggest marketing improvement during COVID-19

UK manufacturers have the best open rates for marketing emails among all industries during the COVID-19 crisis, according to data analysis by growth platform HubSpot of its 70,000 global customers.

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