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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COMPUTER AID INTERNATIONAL REACHES 50,000TH PC MILESTONE

The Kenyan High Commissioner accepts landmark donation on behalf of Kenyan schools.

SME MANUFACTURING SECTOR ON COURSE FOR RECESSION

- Sector shrinks for first time since Q4 2001- Employment falls for third quarter running- New orders lowest since Q2 2003.

BUSINESSES MUST CLEAN-UP OUTDATED TECHNOLOGY AS ENTERPRISE IT INFRASTRUCTURES ARE BECOMING INCREASINGLY OBSOLETE

Leading Edge Forum Report Says Over Two-Thirds of IT Resources Spent On Low Value IT Work, Posing Long-Term Business Risk

Inventory optimisation--still treasures to unearth for CPG manufacturers

Inventory optimisation--still treasures to unearth for CPG manufacturers

Consumer demand is driving complexity and cost into supply chains and at the same time suppliers have to invest more in meeting customer requirements. Is there a solution to this expensive problem?

UK PHARMACEUTICAL SECTOR AHEAD OF US IN IT INVESTMENT

Research shows benefits in regulatory compliance, cost control and management.

CIO Survey Reveals Poor Relationships limit Manufacturer's Outsourcing Success

A nationwide survey has identified that CIOs are in need of 'relationship counselling', to help them get the most from outsourcing. 74% of CIOs identified difficulty in managing relationships with partners as their biggest outsourcing headache.

Skills for Logistics Experience Booster Provides Substitute for Real Life Industry Experience

Skills for Logistics has developed a programmed called the Experience Booster which is intended to provide a proxy for experience and will come to serve as an industry-wide standard.

Product innovation is demand-driven

Product innovation is demand-driven

There is no doubt that product innovation is a key factor in competition strategies. Even though price and service are important in determining the purchase of goods, today, the playing field to defeat competition is the level of the product itself and its quality, usability and capacity to meet consumers varying demands.

Giving a voice to the FMCG warehouse

Giving a voice to the FMCG warehouse

In an industry where the driving force is the immediate availability of goods, its not surprising that the FMCG market requires increasing emphasis on effective distribution.

CRANFIELD COMBATS IT IMPLEMENTATION FAILURE

Radical changes in information and communication technology have not only drastically changed the way we work but also how we relate to others.

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