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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Have you been ‘put on pause’ by Amazon?

Have you been ‘put on pause’ by Amazon?

In recent weeks Amazon has refocused its shipping efforts to essential items only - side-lining thousands of sellers who relied on the retail giant to fulfil and ship their orders.

The critical importance of supply chain continuity

The critical importance of supply chain continuity

It’s times like these that we realise the interconnectivity and interdependency that exists in our world. As COVID-19 continues to impact economies, businesses and individuals across the globe, the role and continuity of supply chains has never been more important than it is today.

Organisations tackle the ERP Innovator’s Dilemma – ‘keeping the lights on’ budgets fall to just 36%

Organisations tackle the ERP Innovator’s Dilemma – ‘keeping the lights on’ budgets fall to just 36%

Boomi, a Dell Technologies business, has revealed the findings from its ERP Innovator’s Dilemma survey. The independent research of 825 EMEA-based Enterprise Architects revealed how EMEA organisations are tackling ERP application modernisation and revealing how they will overcome barriers posed by the complex hybrid IT environments they operate in.

Two thirds of ‘Retail Winners’ identify real-time supply chain visibility as a strategic focus area

Two thirds of ‘Retail Winners’ identify real-time supply chain visibility as a strategic focus area

Symphony RetailAI, the provider of integrated AI-enabled marketing, merchandising and supply chain solutions for FMCG retailers and CPG manufacturers, has announced the findings of a new benchmark report, ‘The Retail Supply Chain: Designing New Ways to Satisfy Demand’.

Verizon Connect study finds failure to adopt new technology costs fleet managers two days a week

Verizon Connect study finds failure to adopt new technology costs fleet managers two days a week

Recent research released by Verizon Connect* reveals that fleet managers could save as much as 14 hours a week – the equivalent of nearly two full working days – by adopting technology that helps them automate tasks.

More than ever the devil’s in the (data) detail, says SnapFulfil

More than ever the devil’s in the (data) detail, says SnapFulfil

Warehouse management systems (WMS) provider, SnapFulfil, is looking up during the economic downturn with an increasingly data-driven approach to help weather the COVID storm and be in a stronger position when it clears.

Sending a parcel to loved ones in self isolation

Sending a parcel to loved ones in self isolation

It’s easy to send a parcel to family and friends stuck in self isolation, says UK delivery expert ParcelHero. Couriers are continuing to pick up safely from customers’ doorsteps.

Manufacturers: Say goodbye to your rigid, if efficient, supply chains

Manufacturers: Say goodbye to your rigid, if efficient, supply chains

To compete in B2B ecommerce, manufacturers need to learn how to meet the demands of today’s B2B buyers for a retail-like experience in order fulfilment, writes Ken Fleming of Logistyx Technologies.

Bureau Veritas offers advice on business continuity amid coronavirus restrictions

Bureau Veritas offers advice on business continuity amid coronavirus restrictions

As the UK becomes the latest nation to bring in substantial restrictions over the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, safety and compliance firm Bureau Veritas is highlighting a few simple steps to help firms manage their business continuity plans.

EMEA businesses rethinking legacy ERP - investment pumped into Modernisation and Innovation

EMEA businesses rethinking legacy ERP - investment pumped into Modernisation and Innovation

Boomi, a Dell Technologies business, has revealed the findings from its ERP Innovator’s Dilemma survey. The independent research of 825 EMEA-based Enterprise Architects revealed how EMEA organisations are tackling ERP application modernisation and revealing how they will overcome barriers posed by the complex hybrid IT environments they operate in.

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