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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The no-code route to manufacturing success

The no-code route to manufacturing success

But when development time is scarce and specialist skills are in short supply, there’s a disconnect between what’s required and what can be achieved.

UK hospitality businesses lead the pack, as manufacturing output contracts

UK hospitality businesses lead the pack, as manufacturing output contracts

Hospitality businesses outpaced the rest of the UK economy for the first time in more than nine years during September, according to the latest Lloyds Bank UK Recovery Tracker.

Time’s up – new research reveals almost three quarters of businesses don’t have the skills to succeed in a post pandemic world

Time’s up – new research reveals almost three quarters of businesses don’t have the skills to succeed in a post pandemic world

A new study into the concerns business leaders in the UK currently hold in relation to a post-pandemic world, has highlighted that a staggering 73% of businesses don’t believe they have the skills needed to succeed. The research has shown that communication skills are where the gaps lie with 50% of business professionals picking up bad habits over lockdown.

Essential Things To Know When Starting A Courier Service Business

Essential Things To Know When Starting A Courier Service Business

By John Moran, freelance writer.

There are a few make-or-break pointers to look into when starting a courier service business. Try not to generalize business as each company differs, and with the courier ones, in particular, there are vital things to take note of that are critical in whether you sink or swim.

10 years of ceramic 3D printing: IDTechEx discusses where it’s going next

10 years of ceramic 3D printing: IDTechEx discusses where it’s going next

This year, the first company to enter the ceramic 3D printing landscape – Lithoz – is celebrating its 10th anniversary.“When we started the company, nobody was actually able to do the additive manufacturing of high-performance ceramics,” stated Dr. Johannes Homa, CEO of Lithoz.

Certainty exceeds discounts in 2021 peak trading

Certainty exceeds discounts in 2021 peak trading

Global supply chain disruption could not have come at a worse time for UK retailers desperate to maximise the potential of an ever growing online customer base during peak trading season.

But with costs spiralling and many products unlikely to arrive in the country in time for Christmas, let alone Black Friday, retailers need to bring plans forward if peak season is to deliver an essential revenue boost.

Workforce management; the next cloud resource for businesses?

Workforce management; the next cloud resource for businesses?

Richard Jeffery, CEO of ActiveOps discusses how cloud computing changes the way organisations manage their operations and how their employees see themselves; a new, highly optimised workforce in the digital enterprise world.

Totaljobs data: Logistics sees strong proportion of people staying within the sector

Totaljobs data: Logistics sees strong proportion of people staying within the sector

New research from Totaljobs reveals that over 2 million UK workers are planning on changing jobs before Christmas. Indeed, 6% of the UK workforce are already on their notice period, while a further 26% actively job hunting as the labour market kicks into gear and workers plan their next career move.

Research reveals manufacturing is the industry with the most redundancies in 2021

Research reveals manufacturing is the industry with the most redundancies in 2021

New research from Utility Bidder looked at the regions and sectors that are making the most people redundant. Through this analysis, Utility Bidderfound that manufacturing is the industry that made the most people redundant in 2021 so far, with 15,117 redundancies between April and June this year.

Resolving fluidity challenges in today’s bottlenecked supply chain environment with technology

Resolving fluidity challenges in today’s bottlenecked supply chain environment with technology

In today’s demanding supply chain environment, SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) are facing unprecedented supply chain challenges much like larger companies and, as a result, have been investing in their own fleets due to the lack of equipment available in the marketplace.

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