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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nCipher Security survey and tips regarding Black Friday/Cyber Monday security

nCipher Security survey and tips regarding Black Friday/Cyber Monday security

Peter Carlisle, vice president of nCipher Security, looks at how consumers can keep themselves safe during this year's Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals.

How to hire, develop, and inspire Gen Z: A study from The Workforce Institute at Kronos

How to hire, develop, and inspire Gen Z: A study from The Workforce Institute at Kronos

The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated has announced the final segment of a global study examining the attitudes of Generation Z1– teenagers and early 20-somethings – in the workplace to reveal how employers worldwide can most effectively attract, develop, motivate, and retain talent within the next next-generation workforce.

Tis nearly the season to be jolly

Tis nearly the season to be jolly

By Matthew Robertson, Co-CEO, NetDespatch.

As the kids return to school after half-term and with Halloween and Bonfire Night behind us, we are now well and truly on the countdown to Christmas and retailers are in the midst of gearing up for Peak Season.

Are robots finally getting a good reputation? Advanced report reveals workers’ growing appetite for disruptive technology

Are robots finally getting a good reputation? Advanced report reveals workers’ growing appetite for disruptive technology

A new report from Advanced, one of the UK’s largest software and services providers, has revealed workers’ increasing hunger for innovation to improve the way they work. Findings from its Annual Trends Survey for 2019-20 show that disruptive tools are fast earning their spot as must-have tools in the day-to-day workplace.

Gartner announces rankings of its 2019 Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25

Gartner announces rankings of its 2019 Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25

Gartner, Inc. has released its 11th annual Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 ranking, which recognises companies across the healthcare value chain that advance healthcare by improving patient outcomes and controlling costs.

"New technology, cost pressures and the growing influence of the patient require the healthcare industry to change at an unprecedented pace," said Stephen Meyer, senior research director with the Gartner Supply Chain Practice.

How to Enhance Your Manufacturing Business

How to Enhance Your Manufacturing Business

by James Daniels, freelance writer.....
Regardless of the size of your business or how much of a reputation you have already built for yourself in the field of manufacturing, there’s always another step forward for you to take. If you want your company to scale the heights of your industry, this is a step that you simply must be looking to take sooner rather than later.

AI and machine learning in the warehouse

AI and machine learning in the warehouse

Following Manhattan Associates’ recent EMEA Exchange conference in Barcelona, Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke with the company’s UK managing director, Craig Summers, about the current state of play within omnichannel retail and how it is now more important than ever for retailers and warehouse professionals to be able to serve both brick and mortar and direct-to-customer delivery models equally efficiently.

Manufacturing sector maintains growth trajectory, according to Epicor’s 2019 Global Growth Index

Manufacturing sector maintains growth trajectory, according to Epicor’s 2019 Global Growth Index

Manufacturing business growth has continued to rise over the past year, but at a much slower rate than the previous 12 months. Despite political uncertainty and the difficulty in recruiting and retaining skilled staff, there has been a marginal one percent rise in the number of businesses reporting growth.

New report from Global Fleet Champions helps fleet managers engage with drivers on key safety messages

New report from Global Fleet Champions helps fleet managers engage with drivers on key safety messages

All over the world, driver error and risk-taking is a leading cause of road crashes¹. For many employees, driving is the riskiest activity they undertake at work. Organisations looking to encourage and manage safe driving behaviours will benefit from new guidance published by the Global Fleet Champions (GFC) campaign.

Digitalised data is sustaining the supply chain, says luxury packaging provider

Digitalised data is sustaining the supply chain, says luxury packaging provider

From fragmented thinking, to out of date infrastructures and poor processes, there is a long list of reasons why supply chains can become unsustainable. But, according to a luxury packaging provider, digitalised data is set to transform the industry in a big way.

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