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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Gartner CEO survey reveals cost optimisation as top issue that chief supply chain officers should focus on in the near future

Gartner CEO survey reveals cost optimisation as top issue that chief supply chain officers should focus on in the near future

A survey by Gartner, Inc. among 199 CEOs and senior business executives in supply-chain-intensive industries showed that 17% see cost optimisation as the No. 1 issue that chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) should focus on in the near future, followed by supply chain resilience (16%).

Encouraging women into tech roles should be a priority for business - according to new book from BCS

Encouraging women into tech roles should be a priority for business - according to new book from BCS

Increasing the number of women in digital jobs is an urgent priority to ensure the diverse mix of skills the tech industry needs to benefit society and the economy - according to the latest book to be published by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

Digital transformation is the key to evolving the manufacturing workforce, says InfinityQS

Digital transformation is the key to evolving the manufacturing workforce, says InfinityQS

As younger workers enter the manufacturing sector, it is imperative that manufacturers enhance their digital transformation initiatives if they want to attract the best talent. This is according to Jason Chester, Director of Global Channel Programs at InfinityQS.

Lack of endpoint visibility costs a UK organisation £1.8 million over three years

Lack of endpoint visibility costs a UK organisation £1.8 million over three years

Tanium, the provider of endpoint management and security built for the world’s most demanding IT environments, has released findings of a study that highlights the potential savings that public and private sector European organisations could realise by improving endpoint visibility and control across their IT estates.

Health & Safety Considerations For Food Manufacturing

Health & Safety Considerations For Food Manufacturing

By Ed Smith, freelance journalist.

People have become much more aware about health and safety in recent times as a result of the pandemic, but this is nothing new and particularly in areas like food production where a lack of health and safety could have very serious reper-cussions for public health.

3D printing – empowering mobility at the highest levels

3D printing – empowering mobility at the highest levels

By Jeremy Drew, engineering applications manager, Markforged EMEA.

With the Paralympics fast approaching, countries are playing catch up from the myriad of delays caused by COVID and deciding their national teams to compete in Tokyo this year.

Golden opportunity for peak period performance

Golden opportunity for peak period performance

The pandemic has changed the way we shop forever, with e-commerce convenience here to stay, but there’s still time to get onboard for the so-called ‘Golden Quarter’ – says the Chief Product & Delivery Officer  of WMS technology innovator, SnapFulfil.

Trakm8: Telematics overhaul needed to combat driver shortages

Trakm8: Telematics overhaul needed to combat driver shortages

As the UK government continues to hold talks with hauliers over driver shortages which are affecting critical supply chains, Trakm8 is urging logistics firms to redouble efforts to drive up efficiency in existing fleets.

Mobile technology will be critical to deliveries in just five years’ time, 77% of UK T&L leaders agree

Mobile technology will be critical to deliveries in just five years’ time, 77% of UK T&L leaders agree

Two-thirds (77%) of the UK’s transportation and logistics (T&L) leaders (71% globally), believe that mobile-first technology will be critical to deliveries in just five years’ time, new global research from mobile and IoT management solutions provider, SOTI, has found.

Sustainability as a business imperative in supply chain management increases, according to new report

Sustainability as a business imperative in supply chain management increases, according to new report

The 2021 State of Supply Chain Sustainability Report, explores how supply chain sustainability (SCS) practices are being implemented globally and what that means for professionals, enterprises, industries, and the planet.

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