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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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.

RFID and forecasting: Where's the benefit?

RFID and forecasting: Where's the benefit?

The RFID (radio frequency identification) bandwagon is being driven into town, with retailers and some suppliers claiming that the technology will bring significant benefits in the areas of on-shelf availability, reduced shrinkage, lower inventories and improved promotion management.

Award winning depot going for growth

Leeds team moves to new premises.

EXEL BECOMES THE FIRST SUPPLY CHAIN COMPANY TO ACHIEVE BS 15000 CERTIFICATION

- THE STANDARD FOR IT SERVICE MANAGEMENT.

DON'T SHY AWAY FROM PLANNING FOR DISASTER

More than half of all companies still do not have a viable disaster recovery plan in place should things go wrong.

Are you a Survivor?

Are you a Survivor?

It's a simple question, and one that we at Tilley & Coutts Associates try to answer when discussing assignments with IT directors/managers. Why? Because there are two situations that these key decision makers find themselves in. They want to progress, or just survive!

Gartner Predicts 2005: IT Management Reinvents Itself

In 2005, the fate of the IT organization and the CIO will depend on their ability to expand their awareness of their external environment and adapt to new, permanent demands for business-based capability and performance.

TRANS-POLUDNIE IMPLEMENTS STRINGENT ECO POLICY

Trans-Poludnie, the leading Polish provider of logistics solutions, have started the implementation of one of the stringiest ecological norms ISO 14001 norm, defining the relationship between the company and the natural environment.

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