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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Professionals reveal how they are benefiting from 3D printing technology

Professionals reveal how they are benefiting from 3D printing technology

The research conducted by www.Case24.com.

One of the fastest-growing developments in the world of technology has been that of 3D printing. It is the process of depositing successive layers of material (e.g. plastic, metal, wax etc.) in a 3D printer, to create a physical object envisioned from a digital model.

Still no Brexit plans in place for over half of British retailers, Global-e research reveals

Still no Brexit plans in place for over half of British retailers, Global-e research reveals

Despite three years passing since the EU referendum, over half (57%) of British retailers still have no plans in place for Brexit, according to a survey of 200 British retail decision-makers by Global-e, the cross-border e-commerce solutions provider, in conjunction with Censuswide.

Ticking timebomb of logistics’ skills deficit revealed in new report

Ticking timebomb of logistics’ skills deficit revealed in new report

A new report by Talent in Logistics reveals the logistics sector has a significant recruitment problem, which could potentially cause the nation to grind to a halt.

Manufacturing employers favour workers that are adaptable, willing to upskill and resilient

Manufacturing employers favour workers that are adaptable, willing to upskill and resilient

New research from job board, CV-Library, reveals the key skills that manufacturing employers are favouring right now, including the ability to adapt (69%), a willingness to upskill (47.6%) and resilience (47.6%).

Retail restructured and the rise of experience…retailers can’t afford to ignore these red-hot technology trends this summer

Retail restructured and the rise of experience…retailers can’t afford to ignore these red-hot technology trends this summer

Retail trends come and go, but occasionally they shape the future of the industry for years to come. Frank Lochbaum Managing Partner at KPS, identifies three key retail trends this summer and explain why he thinks they’ll prove to be pivotal.

Instore and online retail services must play nicely together – lest iconic brands will disappear

Instore and online retail services must play nicely together – lest iconic brands will disappear

Seamless mobile connectivity can help prevent this from happening explains Colin Abrey of Nextivity.

Men are spending more on the high street than ever before - new research from the Fashion Retail Academy

Men are spending more on the high street than ever before - new research from the Fashion Retail Academy

Better clothing designs for men, more styling options and an improved shopping experience are all helping to drive men’s fashion sales, according to research from the Fashion Retail Academy.

IDTechEx Research asks are power electronic modules a new growth opportunity for conductive pastes

IDTechEx Research asks are power electronic modules a new growth opportunity for conductive pastes

Power electronics is a growing market thanks to electrification of many industries including the automotive industry as outlined in the IDTechEx Research report Conductive Ink Markets 2019-2029: Forecasts, Technologies, Players.

Twelve months on and organisations are still not GDPR compliant, say 68 per cent of respondents to Infosecurity Europe poll

Twelve months on and organisations are still not GDPR compliant, say 68 per cent of respondents to Infosecurity Europe poll

It’s almost one year on since GDPR came into force yet there appears to be a lack of confidence in its application according to the latest Twitter poll from Infosecurity Europe 2019 – Europe’s number one information security event. The majority of respondents to the poll (68 per cent) believe that organisations have not taken the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) seriously and are still not compliant.

Revealed: Britain's fastest growing jobs - data from job site Indeed

Revealed: Britain's fastest growing jobs - data from job site Indeed

‘IT engineer’ is the fastest growing job in Britain, with demand from employers outpacing that for any other role, according to data released by the world’s largest job site, Indeed.

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