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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CIPS/Markit UK Manufacturing PMI

CIPS/Markit UK Manufacturing PMI

Manufacturing output, new orders and employment all fell at survey record rates in September

'Green collar' skills gap to hit manufacturing sector

The rising demand for green collar working in manufacturing will place pressure on the domestic skills market and leave businesses without the engineering and environmental expertise they require, according to new research from Royal Haskoning

Active RFID in China

Active RFID in China

The US and China vie for the title of the world's largest RFID market, this year seeing them level pegging with $1.3 billion of business

Freight forwarding sales process requires higher level of professionalism in todays global market

Freight forwarding sales process requires higher level of professionalism in todays global market

Ten Tips for a Single Automated and Customer Friendly Integrated CRM Tool

VIDEO - An RFID Success Story

Peter Lai, who lead the project explains; "NGFE's main business driver throughout this project was to ensure 100 per cent accuracy in everything we ship to our customers."

UK downturn continues

UK downturn continues

The ongoing downturn of the UK manufacturing sector continued in August

Very poor countries are on the wrong side of a growing logistical divide

Very poor countries are on the wrong side of a growing logistical divide

The gap between developed and developing countries has been a global concern for decades, but skyrocketing oil prices and the general growth of world markets threaten to widen the gap

The Lean challenge in demand-driven value chains

A 'USA Today' article entitled Toyotas Success Pleases Proponents of Lean may have left some readers confused

Survey shows companies 'passing the buck' on green logistics

New research by Transport Intelligence and Kewill suggests that most companies seeking to make their logistics operations more environmentally friendly want someone else to cover the costs

How to prosper in uncertain times

How to prosper in uncertain times

As the economy becomes increasingly volatile, how can managing directors, CEOs and owner-managers prosper in uncertain times?

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