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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Manufacturing Operations Management: A high-value starting point for digital transformation

Manufacturing Operations Management: A high-value starting point for digital transformation

The hunger for transformation among industry players is at an all-time high. But at the same time, organisations want lower risk options to digitalise the shop floor.

Manufacturers too complacent about digital transformation, new report warns

Manufacturers too complacent about digital transformation, new report warns

New research has revealed that the manufacturing industry is dangerously underestimating the role that technology will play in building a sustainable operation that can thrive in the face of future pandemics, the climate crisis, and economic and political instability.

8 Reasons to Use Air Freight Services for Your Business

8 Reasons to Use Air Freight Services for Your Business

By Ken Jackson, freelance writer

If your business requires shipping high value but low volume cargo, you’re probably considering air freight services. But there is often understandable hesitancy about actually following through with this idea.

New Survey: More than half of online shoppers are open to buying Christmas gifts from abroad

New Survey: More than half of online shoppers are open to buying Christmas gifts from abroad

Over half of online shoppers1 (55%) around the world reveal that they are open to the idea of buying gifts for Christmas, New Year, and other holidays from other countries, a new survey finds. However, nearly half of those questioned (48%)2 are concerned that cross-border gift purchases will not arrive in time.

Callsign survey says 60% of UK consumers blame banks, retailers, social media companies and telcos for scam message explosion

Callsign survey says 60% of UK consumers blame banks, retailers, social media companies and telcos for scam message explosion

Callsign, the digital trust firm reveals that consumers think banks, retailers and mobile operators need to do more to protect them and their personal information from fraudsters. Trust in these organisations is eroding fast because consumers say they are drowning in scam messages from fraudsters spoofing brand names daily.

Telematics more vital than ever in light of fuel crisis, Trakm8 says

Telematics more vital than ever in light of fuel crisis, Trakm8 says

Amid widespread reports of panic buying and the government drawing up plans to use the army to get petrol to pumps, the UK’s fuel supply chain crisis appears to be deepening by the day. Peter Mansfield, Group Sales and Marketing Director at vehicle technology specialist Trakm8, takes a closer look at the crisis and considers how technology can be used to mitigate its impact on businesses.

Surviving to thriving: The digital transformation of SMBs

Surviving to thriving: The digital transformation of SMBs

As a result of the pandemic, SMBs are investing increasingly more time and money in their digital transformation efforts. While some implemented digital capabilities for the first time as a matter of survival, others accelerated their journey to cloud adoption in order to remain nimble in light of ongoing disruption.

Warehousing and fulfilment – it’s increasingly a people thing

Warehousing and fulfilment – it’s increasingly a people thing

Worker quality and numbers is fast becoming one of the trickiest aspects of finding and properly utilising people in the DC, says Smitha Raphael, Chief Product & Delivery Officer for WMS technology innovator SnapFulfil.

Gartner research reveals growth for smart robots in retail

Gartner research reveals growth for smart robots in retail

A recent Gartner report details that ‘Retailers are scaling up smart robots to support flexibility and labour optimisation in physical stores for unified commerce execution’.

Descartes’ Consumer Research highlights the impact of delivery experience on customer satisfaction – retailers must take action to secure customers for the long term

Descartes’ Consumer Research highlights the impact of delivery experience on customer satisfaction – retailers must take action to secure customers for the long term

Descartes Systems Group, the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, has announced the findings of its Consumer Online Delivery Research, which set out to assess consumers’ online purchasing experiences across Europe.

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