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


Making CRM work in the ERP environment

Making CRM work in the ERP environment

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems enable access to copious amounts of data that make life easier for manufacturing organisations. Matthew Phelps from McGuffie Brunton describes how automating customer relationship management systems can run with ERP to enhance your customer services.

Direct store delivery initiative will enhance sales, logistics, service and mobile applications.

Direct store delivery initiative will enhance sales, logistics, service and mobile applications.

Worlds largest beverage distributor teams with SAP to develop mobile business solutions to optimise the performance and merchandising of the beverage industry.


Employees are overworked, undervalued and insecure, says survey.

Logistics provider, Tradeteam, transforms its IT service delivery

Computacenter helps bring quality and best practice to IT service delivery.

Brunel University Signs Exclusive 4.5 Million Deal with Close Venture Management to Fund Spin Outs

In an exclusive agreement with Brunel University Enterprises Limited, Close Venture Management has agreed to set aside ten per cent of a projected 45 million VCT to invest in spin out companies from Engineering Departments and the Wolfson Centre for Materials Processing.

Meadowhall Initiative Revolutionises Stock Availability for both Retailers and Consumers

Meadowhall, one of the UK's leading shopping centres, has launched a unique initiative, which is revolutionising the availability of stock for its 270 retailers and millions of consumers.

Driving down costs

Driving down costs

Maintaining downward pressure on costs remains the key focus for Europes small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), according to a new survey by Datamonitor for the enterprise software company Oracle Corporation.


Leading edge technology is becoming the envy of the industry.

Standstill and get hit

Standstill and get hit

Keep moving, evolving, strengthening your core business and skills and extending your range of offerings and above all look after your customers and partners. Sensible words like these seem trite when every business in the supply chain is striving to do its best. So what is this new editor going to do to help the subscribers of this magazine?

Customer integration ahead of schedule

Honeywell reduces electronic order process time by 75% using Sterling Commerces Gentran:Server

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