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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The one-stop shop advantage

The one-stop shop advantage

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke with Philip Jarrett, commercial director of Dakota Integrated Solutions, about the company’s focus on a one-stop shop data capture solutions service for customers in a variety of sectors, together with the company’s new focus on Voice-directed solutions provision.

Congratulations, you’ve just hired new brand ambassadors. They’re your delivery drivers

Congratulations, you’ve just hired new brand ambassadors. They’re your delivery drivers

It’s not just video calls that boomed over the pandemic. Online sales have exploded with physical shopping being restricted and social contact curtailed.

Why supply chains are today’s fastest growing cybersecurity threat

Why supply chains are today’s fastest growing cybersecurity threat

Business ecosystems have expanded over the years owing to the many benefits of diverse, interconnected supply chains, prompting organizations to pursue close, collaborative relationships with their suppliers.

Order errors costing retailers £951m per year

Order errors costing retailers £951m per year

Almost half (47%) of online shoppers have received an order in error, a new survey conducted by Opinipoll on behalf of Breathe Technologies has revealed, potentially costing retailers £951m* each year in fulfilment.

Retail’s 2.2% sales rise is ‘dead cat bounce’, says ParcelHero

Retail’s 2.2% sales rise is ‘dead cat bounce’, says ParcelHero

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show a slight rise of 2.2% in the value of retail sales against last month (February). This is just a bounce, though, as sales figures hit rock bottom, says the home delivery expert ParcelHero.

Challenges and opportunities - SCM Technology report

Challenges and opportunities - SCM Technology report

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke with leading vendors and analysts within the supply chain management arena about some of the current key talking points and areas of innovation within this fascinating and all-important technology landscape.

How Can Developers Make Their APIs Successful?

How Can Developers Make Their APIs Successful?

By Ron Evan, freelance writer.

An API (Applications Programming Interface) is a programming interface that dictates how different software applications interact and share data to enhance their operations.A successful API is not only one that meets its obligations without failure but also one that is easy to implement and use.

Logistics UK statement on the creation of four new Trade and Investment hubs

Logistics UK statement on the creation of four new Trade and Investment hubs

In response to the Department for International Trade’s announcement of the creation of four new Trade and Investment Hubs in Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast and Darlington, Sarah Laouadi, Manager of European & International Policy at Logistics UK, comments:

How Do You Automate Packaging Operations Using Robots?

How Do You Automate Packaging Operations Using Robots?

When running a business, quite possibly the most vital thing is to ensure that expenses don't sky rocket. Making a competitive item is crucial but making the item accessible to clients at realistic costs without compromising quality separates you from your rivals.

Bigging up data analytics...

Bigging up data analytics...

Big data presents supply chain and warehouse managers with an unprecedented opportunity to acquire real-time visibility of goods in transit and part of inventory, writes SnapFulfil CEO, Tony Dobson.

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