More than half of all quality assurance (QA) managers in food manufacturing do not currently interface with their company's enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Thomas R. Cutler discusses the implications.
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.
Jul 12, 2006 Comments (0)
There has been much coverage in the press recently over two architectural approaches to technology: grid computing, where hardware assets are virtualised so that applications can share resources, and service oriented architectures (SOAs), where discrete items of functionality are created that are brought together on the fly to meet the business process needs.
Jun 30, 2006 Comments (0)
For many manufacturing companies, the use of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems has become a necessary condition for success. But the complexities of todays more demanding manufacturing strategies call for ever greater visibility and control over every process.
Jun 23, 2006 Comments (0)
Royal Mail Group Chief Executive Adam Crozier is cutting the ribbon in Newark today, opening a new e-commerce centre for long-standing barcode and logistics supplier The Barcode Warehouse
Jun 15, 2006 Comments (0)
3M Supply Chain Solutions is a recent introduction to the UK market. Hugh Murphy, Business Manager, UK & Ireland, 3M Supply Chain Solutions, tells more.
Jun 09, 2006 Comments (0)
When people consider investing in warehouse management systems (WMS) they normally do so on the basis of making their business more effective and profitable...
Jun 07, 2006 Comments (0)
Small to medium sized logistics firms are being warned to modernise or risk being pushed out as more efficient methods of doing business are now being implemented by forward thinking operators.
Jun 05, 2006 Comments (0)
The fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector brings with it a unique set of challenges for the supply chain. Steve Barker, Catalyst International, discusses the issues.
Jun 01, 2006 Comments (0)
Mike Novels, Preactor International, explores manufacturing myths and describes genuine reasons for applying advanced planning and scheduling software.
May 30, 2006 Comments (0)
Following recent changes to the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE), any company taking on a new contract providing services, may now find that they are responsible for redundancy payments and potentially liable for unfair dismissal claims.