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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Experts create clean cold research hub to meet global challenge

Experts create clean cold research hub to meet global challenge

Led by UK Universities, multi-disciplinary researchers from around the globe are joining forces in an innovative new research centre aimed at speeding up the use of radical new cooling solution to help small-holder farmers, medicine suppliers and others make the most of clean and sustainable chilled distribution systems.

Priority Software Recognized in 2019 Gartner Market Guide for Service-Centric Cloud ERP Solutions

Priority Software Recognized in 2019 Gartner Market Guide for Service-Centric Cloud ERP Solutions

Priority Software Ltd.has announced that it has been recognized as a Representative Vendor in Gartner’s 2019 Market Guide for Service-Centric Cloud ERP Solutions1, marking the second consecutive year that Priority has been named in this industry report.

South African ICT Company Connor Data Breach Exposes User Activity and Personal Identifiable Information Data– Including Browsing History of Pornography

South African ICT Company Connor Data Breach Exposes User Activity and Personal Identifiable Information Data– Including Browsing History of Pornography

Led by cybersecurity analysts Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, vpnMentor`s research team discovered a data breach in a database belonging to South Africa ICT company, Conor. The breached database contained daily logs of user activity by customers of ISPs using web filtering software built by Conor.

Salaries set to increase as UK firms shrug off Brexit for the first time in two years

Salaries set to increase as UK firms shrug off Brexit for the first time in two years

Professional salaries in the UK are expected to increase by at least 3% in 2020 – following two years of pay freezes. With over half of UK professionals believing that their pay is not an accurate reflection of the work they do – news of salary increases above 2020 inflation rates (1.94%) will be warmly welcomed.

The secret to engaging young adults (18-24s) online? Personalisation

The secret to engaging young adults (18-24s) online? Personalisation

18-24-year-olds (44%) are more likely to be influenced to buy a product or service online if they’re given a personalised offer, compared to those aged over 55 (24%), research has revealed. However, while it’s been established that the younger generation is influenced by a more bespoke approach, a shocking 57% of all those surveyed agree that the offers they receive online are ‘mostly irrelevant’.

How is the B2B buying process evolving?

How is the B2B buying process evolving?

By Michiel Schipperus, CEO at Sana Commerce

The way B2B buyers conduct business has changed significantly over the last five years. Advances in ERP technology and supply chain management software have enabled manufacturers to underpin process innovation with real-time insights, driving improvements in supplier management and buying efficiencies.

GigaSpaces Launches Version 15.0 to Operationalize and Optimize Machine Learning

GigaSpaces Launches Version 15.0 to Operationalize and Optimize Machine Learning

GigaSpaces, the provider of InsightEdge, the in-memory real-time analytics processing platform, has announced the availability of GigaSpaces Version 15.0, including the InsightEdge Platform and XAP, to operationalize and optimize machine learning with the required speed, scale, accuracy and management tools.

Using cloud migration to power digital transformation

Using cloud migration to power digital transformation

by Justin Augat, VP of Product Marketing at iland

Cloud is no longer just a way to streamline processes, it’s a major differentiator. The cloud has become essential to businesses thriving in an ever-changing world. Migrating to the cloud has become one of the most vital aspects of being an effective, modern business.

What to watch out for in e-commerce in 2020: Key trends for the next 12 months according to Arno Ham, CTO at Sana Commerce

What to watch out for in e-commerce in 2020: Key trends for the next 12 months according to Arno Ham, CTO at Sana Commerce

The B2B e-commerce sector is forecast to hit a whopping £5.2 billion by 2020, reports find. This ever-changing market has led many businesses to trade in their traditional ways of operating in exchange for innovative online methods in order to maintain their competitive edge.

How the battle for accuracy was won with indoor tracking

How the battle for accuracy was won with indoor tracking

When your warehousing and production don’t sit in the same hall and there is a 10-minute drive between the two of them, it’s fair to say that you are going to encounter more than your fair share of disconnect between the two locations.

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