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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What does AI really mean for retailers?

What does AI really mean for retailers?

What does AI really mean for retailers?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has undoubtedly become one of the biggest buzzwords of 2019 and its use within retail is only set to grow, not just for large market-leading retailers, but for retailers of all shapes and sizes across many sectors.

Make UK/Santander analysis shows Europe remains dominant market for UK goods

Make UK/Santander analysis shows Europe remains dominant market for UK goods

The importance of the UK agreeing a deal with the EU which avoids barriers to trade is laid bare today by new analysis which shows the value of trade with the bloc is worth more than twice that of the United States, with seven of the UK’s top export destinations being within the EU.

How To Make Your Supply Chain More Efficient

How To Make Your Supply Chain More Efficient

by James Daniels, freelance writer.

There are multiple benefits to creating a more efficient supply chain in your business, you’ll be able to cut unnecessary costs from your spending and respond more quickly to market changes, supply irregularities and fluctuating demand.

A few hacks to increase warehouse distribution efficiency

A few hacks to increase warehouse distribution efficiency

By Vikash Kumar Chaudhary, Senior SEO Executive, Tatvasoft.

Operations are the heart of any business and warehouse industry is no exception! Distribution centres and warehouses seem to be evolving by leaps and bounds greater than ever.

Needless financial jargon holds back manufacturing growth

Needless financial jargon holds back manufacturing growth

Research from Wyelands Bank, set up to help small and medium businesses, shows more than two thirds (71%) of mid-sized manufacturers say there is too much jargon in the finance industry.

Globalisation and technological advancements to drive the global logistics market, notes TMR study

Globalisation and technological advancements to drive the global logistics market, notes TMR study

The global logistics market is a highly competitive one, states a latest market intelligence report.

Percentage of women working in IT has halved over the last 20 years

Percentage of women working in IT has halved over the last 20 years

The percentage of women working in IT has declined over the past 20 years despite efforts to encourage more women into careers in STEM. That is according to an analysis of working trends by the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

Boom or bust? Brexit’s impact on innovation and R&D

Boom or bust? Brexit’s impact on innovation and R&D

Brexit will undoubtedly affect life in the UK in several ways. The nature and extent of its impact, however, is anyone’s guess. Regarding research and innovation, on the surface not much should change.

3 ways barcoding technology can benefit warehouses and increase efficiency

3 ways barcoding technology can benefit warehouses and increase efficiency

By Joseph Walston, Director of Operations at Sentient Lasers.

In an age of faster shipping and delivery times brought on by retail giants like Amazon, efficiency within warehouses has become increasingly important. One tried-and-true method of warehouse organization is barcoding technology.

Businesses are getting on top of IT downtime costs, reveals new data from Databarracks

Businesses are getting on top of IT downtime costs, reveals new data from Databarracks

New research from Databarracks has revealed organisations are getting better at understanding what IT downtime costs their business.

Data taken from its recently released Data Health Check survey reveals less than one in five organisations (19 per cent) do not know how much IT downtime costs their business. This is down from over a third, (35%) In 2017.

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