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


Taking control of global logistics

Taking control of global logistics

By Dominic Regan of Oracle Transportation Management

Manufacturers aware; emerging markets still a risky business?

Manufacturers with operations in the emerging markets are failing to properly assess the risks posed to their business, says Sir Digby Jones, Senior Adviser to Deloitte.

Distribution and the wider supply chain

Distribution and the wider supply chain

With tighter deadlines, higher freight costs and increased demand unpredictability, how can manufacturers and distributors ensure their extended supply chain network is best geared to improving delivery, stock and production efficiencies while enhancing customer service?

Increasing globalisation puts pressure on supply chain systems

The trend for companies to source globally is having a major impact on the design and performance of supply chain systems, according to the latest survey of this market from PMP Research

S&T Survey: Clients rate quality of service higher than price

Quality, efficiency and a smooth working relationship determine client satisfaction

Broadband providers must diversify to sustain SME spend, says Analysys

Broadband providers must look to broadband managed services to sustain small and medium-sized enterprise spend in Western Europe according to a new report

Supply chain performance hampered by partner competencies

Supply chain performance hampered by partner competencies

PRTM reveals the findings from its annual European Supply Chain Trends Survey

The benefits of RFID technology

The benefits of RFID technology

RFID has been in existence for many decades but it is only now that RFID is being increasingly used in many different applications

Local SMEs Risk Losing Major Customers in 2007

Following the launch of BS25999, the first British Standard for business continuity management, local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) must act swiftly to put business continuity arrangements in place, or risk losing their biggest customers in 2007.

The Science of Shipping

Mailstream technology company Pitney Bowes has conducted the most extensive report yet into take-up and usage of intelligent shipping solutions.

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