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


From Russia with love

The specific challenges and opportunities facing automotive logisticians and manufacturers in the Russian marketplace will be debated in detail by some of the most important players in the industry at this years Automotive Logistics Russia conference

Winning the technology race

Thirty years ago, the role of IT systems within most businesses was very limited. Since then, though, this relationship has reversed. Today, many companies feel it is their business that is holding back their IT systems

For what ITs worth

For what ITs worth

Stephen Kelly, CEO of Micro Focus, calls on businesses in the manufacturing sector to acknowledge the real value of software assets

Its not the time for gesture politics

Its not the time for gesture politics

Federation Warns ISPs That The Time For Self Regulation Has Come Before The Government Acts

Going green in the supply chain

Going green in the supply chain

Going green is at the forefront of everyones mind and nowhere is this truer than in manufacturing and supply chains

Supply chains hold the key to survival

Thousands of companies are caught up in the global economic downturn like never before...

Consumer research welcomes reverse logistics

2 way ePOD would increase sales and customer satisfaction

Run a health check on your warehouse

Run a health check on your warehouse

One of Europes leading warehouse experts, Dutch professor Ren de Koster, reveals a quick and easy method of delivering a qualified assessment of the warehouses form curve, based on a visual inspection and a survey

Supply chain systems feel the 'green' effect

The increasing globalisation of supply chain systems is causing mounting concern about their effect on the environment

Linking the chain

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke with some of the leading names in supply chain consultancy about the state of the art in supply chain and warehouse management solutions, and what the key drivers for change are among both the vendors and end users

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