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


TNT Logistics Expands Rolls-Royce Connection in the UK

TNT Logistics in the UK has won a five year contract with the naval marine business of Rolls-Royce to warehouse and distribute materiel (equipment and material) used in the repair and maintenance of marine gas turbine engines.

The key to winning and keeping business-to-business customers

BRENDA STEWART of Cape Consulting explains why finding out what keeps your customers happy can increase your business by as much as 50 percent.

Centre's expansion continues apace with new marketing appointment

Cardiff University's multi-award-winning Manufacturing Engineering Centre (MEC) has appointed a marketing director to further share excellence in manufacturing, that has already brought increased competitiveness, employment and prosperity to Wales.

Whats your companys Organisational DNA?

Booz Allen Hamilton launches online profiler identifying inherent organisational characteristics impacting a companys ability to execute strategy.

DTI product safety legislation solves nothing - survey

The DTI has yet to publish its draft legislation implementing the latest European General Product Safety Directive (GPSD) and is running some 12 months late.

Geodis and Balnak reach agreement

Geodis UK is pleased to announce the recent cooperation agreement with the Major Turkish operator Balnak for the movements of cargos between Turkey and the UK by road, sea and air.

Exel's fourth vision suite brings supply chain solutions to life

Demonstration centre in Belgium showcases solutions.

Optimising the global supply chain

Optimising the global supply chain

Complexity can be a blessing rather than a curse-Caroline Dowling, VP sales and marketing, Flextronics Europe.

TNT Logistics wins DaimlerChrysler contract

DaimlerChrysler UK Limited has awarded TNT Logistics a five year, multi-million pound contract to manage aftermarket distribution of the group's automotive parts throughout the UK.


Company supports international fashion house's UK retail entry in Dover Street Marketing.

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