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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Fighting the fear factors in Logistics IT

Fighting the fear factors in Logistics IT

Technological advances in communications and computing have revolutionised much of the service industry with the advent of Internet-based commerce enhancing this further. Given the clear business benefits of embracing IT, it certainly begs the question, "Why are logistics operations being so cautious to adopt technology?"

Cut costs, track inventory and maximise efficiency

Cut costs, track inventory and maximise efficiency

Some of the leading retailers have had their supply chain inefficiencies laid bare when evaluating their performance versus competitors. Not to mention, the Sudan 1 Dye crisis where many food distributors and retailers had to recall/remove hundreds of food brands from their shelves/warehouses...

Global standards: Enabling implementation of RFID

Global standards: Enabling implementation of RFID

RFID is gathering pace with companies in the retail, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and packaging industries pledging their commitment to the technologythis was the key message to emerge from the GS1 UK EPCglobal Conference and Exhibition in June.

Microsoft Shares Its Vision for Midsize Businesses

Microsoft Business Summit showcases companys road map for delivering business software that works the way midsize businesses work.

SUPPLY CHAIN AUTOMATION & EFFICIENCY - MYTH OR REALITY?

Global supply chains across the retail, automotive, financial services, manufacturing and high-tech markets are dogged with process and cost inefficiencies, according to a survey of 400 organisations across the UK, France, Germany and the US.

Optimal stockback to basics

Optimal stockback to basics

In both retail and wholesale distribution, matching stock to demand is critical to profitability--maximising service levels while minimising stock investment. This is one of the areas where your IT system can deliver a fast ROI-provided it offers the right functionality and this is properly used.

ArvinMeritor Visualizes Real Cost Savings with DELMIA Digital Manufacturing

ArvinMeritor Visualizes Real Cost Savings with DELMIA Digital Manufacturing

Heavy-duty truck axle manufacturer relies on digital tools to optimize production system and reduce overhead costs

CSC HAS LAST WORD ON SUPPLY CHAIN SUCCESS

Book by leading CSC consultants shows executives how to unlock new profits by transforming their business into a value managed enterprise

MACSimum progress

MACS Software provides standard and bespoke software solutions. Ranked several times as one of the fastest growing technology businesses in the Midlands, MACS is committed to providing its customers with practical solutions to realise supply chain efficiency quickly and cost effectively, with the flexibility to stay one step ahead.

Acceptance Sampling Schemes for Manufacturers

BSI Business Information has just published BS 6000 Parts 1, 2 and 3 that provide guidance on selecting procedures and systems on acceptance sampling.

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