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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DTI product safety legislation solves nothing - survey

The DTI has yet to publish its draft legislation implementing the latest European General Product Safety Directive (GPSD) and is running some 12 months late.

Geodis and Balnak reach agreement

Geodis UK is pleased to announce the recent cooperation agreement with the Major Turkish operator Balnak for the movements of cargos between Turkey and the UK by road, sea and air.

Exel's fourth vision suite brings supply chain solutions to life

Demonstration centre in Belgium showcases solutions.

Optimising the global supply chain

Optimising the global supply chain

Complexity can be a blessing rather than a curse-Caroline Dowling, VP sales and marketing, Flextronics Europe.

TNT Logistics wins DaimlerChrysler contract

DaimlerChrysler UK Limited has awarded TNT Logistics a five year, multi-million pound contract to manage aftermarket distribution of the group's automotive parts throughout the UK.

COMME DES GARCONS OPENS FOR BUSINESS IN THE UK THANKS TO EXEL

Company supports international fashion house's UK retail entry in Dover Street Marketing.

Business Continuity managers recognise the need for testing plans - but do they practice what they preach?

Research by Synstar, the business availability and managed IT services provider, shows that the overwhelming majority of Business Continuity (BC) and senior business managers recognise that BC plans need to be tested on a regular basis.

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 EXTENDS INBOUND SERVICES FOR VOLKSWAGEN GROUP ACROSS CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE

Building on an 11-year relationship, Exel will manage the inbound collection for VW's assembly plant in Poland, and a new domestic inbound parts collection service for Skoda in the Czech Republic.

Industry recognises TNT Logistics operational excellence

TNT Logistics' operational excellence has been further recognised as the company recently received three major awards for its logistics and supply chain management services to automotive and other customers in both Brazil and Australia.

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