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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TRANS-POLUDNIE IMPLEMENTS STRINGENT ECO POLICY

Trans-Poludnie, the leading Polish provider of logistics solutions, have started the implementation of one of the stringiest ecological norms ISO 14001 norm, defining the relationship between the company and the natural environment.

MOTHERCARE SELECTS EXEL TO MANAGE NEW UK LOGISTICS HUB

Exel has won a five-year contract to manage Mothercare's UK distribution centres.

Ross Systems appoints Steve Tonks as senior sales consultant

Steve joins Ross from supply chain software company Finmatica, where he was regional manager for North West Europe.

Sit, watch, wait

Sit, watch, wait

The best decisions are not necessarily made quickly. That is my observation of the considered approach Metrologic is taking over RFID. This is a bar code scanner company that is enjoying great success and is, therefore, well positioned to restrain itself from entering the RFID arena right now.

AIM Company of the year chooses Image Integrators for Invoice processing and automated data capture solution

Image Integrators is delighted to announce Mears Group PLC as a new customer for the development and implementation of a document management and automated data capture solution for purchase invoices.

Making CRM work in the ERP environment

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems enable access to copious amounts of data that make life easier for manufacturing organisations. Matthew Phelps from McGuffie Brunton describes how automating...

CORUS FAST-TRACKS METAL PRODUCTION WITH INTEL XEON MP AND INTEL ITANIUM 2 PROCESSOR-BASED SOLUTION

CORUS FAST-TRACKS METAL PRODUCTION WITH INTEL XEON MP AND INTEL ITANIUM 2 PROCESSOR-BASED SOLUTION

Steel-maker turns to Streamline Computing and Intel for high performance and lower costs to overhaul production process.

POOR DATA QUALITY WILL SERIOUSLY DAMAGE BUSINESS HEALTH PREDICTS BUTLER GROUP

Butler Group Report on Data Quality and Integrity highlights failure by businesses to assess data quality and points to damaging consequences of failing to do so.

IT Departments Still Not meeting Business Expectations, Claims SMARTS

Business managers scathing about IT departments' understanding of their business: One in two business managers view IT as "poor value for money".

EXEL WINS CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT AWARD FOR PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT

Exel's newly acquired company, Tibbett & Britten, has won a top award in this year's Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK) CILT (UK) Awards for Excellence 2004.

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