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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The 3 Biggest Business Challenges of Digital Transformation

The 3 Biggest Business Challenges of Digital Transformation

By Jamie Hinton, CEO at Razor Ltd

The world has gone digital, there’s no denying this. Everyone has a smartphone these days, and they use them for everything, from making decisions to finding brands to buy from or learn more about a product or service.

Nearly four-fifths of commerce leaders excited and ‘ready’ for the future of commerce

Nearly four-fifths of commerce leaders excited and ‘ready’ for the future of commerce

Amidst an uncertain and challenging landscape, commerce chiefs across the board are presenting a positive front; nearly four-fifths (79%) of digital commerce leaders feel ready to take advantage of the opportunities digital commerce has to offer, according to a study from Wunderman Thompson Commerce.

UK shoppers shun fingerprint scanners and facial recognition in favour of traditional passwords, new FIS report reveals

UK shoppers shun fingerprint scanners and facial recognition in favour of traditional passwords, new FIS report reveals

New research from global financial technology provider FIS has found that UK consumers remain wary of anti-fraud technologies like biometrics, while at the same time are growing increasingly worried about having their personal information hacked.

Retailers are raising the bar with sustainability efforts, but is it enough?

Retailers are raising the bar with sustainability efforts, but is it enough?

By Helen Willmott, Product Manager - Compliance, EMEA, Adjuno. 

Sustainability is an important issue for all retailers and many are making great strides in minimising waste, reducing the use of plastic and improving their packaging to make it more environmentally friendly.

FHL Cloud Solutions follows 30 per cent year-on-year growth in last five years with investment in new UK & international service facility

FHL Cloud Solutions follows 30 per cent year-on-year growth in last five years  with investment in new UK & international service facility

Cheshire-based consultancy builds 32,000 sq. ft. consultancy hub to capitalise on mid-market companies’ plans for digital transformation.The new facility will help meet growing demand from mid-market UK companies for FHL’s expert consultancy and integration services as they increasingly look to digitally transform many of their core business and finance and reporting processes.

Saving the world from plastic waste comes one step closer

Saving the world from plastic waste comes one step closer

Finnish startup Sulapac raised an exceptional €15 million to engine its scale-up and internationalisation. The funding enables further development and broadening of its recipe portfolio. The investors include the world’s leading luxury house Chanel and international media houses, all with valuable expertise to accelerate Sulapac’s expansion.

December 2019 edition of Manufacturing & Logistics IT

December 2019 edition of Manufacturing & Logistics IT

The December 2019 edition of Manufacturing & Logistics IT features a Special Technology Report on Digital Transformation.

For this report, we spoke with experts from the vendor and analyst communities about recent trends and ongoing areas of development within the world of Digital Transformation, and what users can potentially look forward to in the not too distant future.

Green credentials and security will play a huge role in the print industry in 2020, says Y Soft

Green credentials and security will play a huge role in the print industry in 2020, says Y Soft

2019 has been a year of profound change as organisations across the globe have recognised the importance of digital transformation. As a result, more businesses have started experimenting and deploying new smart tools and workflow solutions which in return have enabled rapid information sharing, increased productivity and automation of some of the more mundane tasks.

ThoughtWorks finds retail sector most vulnerable to tech threats post Brexit

ThoughtWorks finds retail sector most vulnerable to tech threats post Brexit

Retail is the sector where UK businesses are most likely to feel exposed to a series of threats to business growth in 2020.

Festive season blind spot

Festive season blind spot

By: Robert Byrne, VP Supply Chain Solutions at E2open. 

The festive season is the season for stuffing. Turkeys with delicious fillings, socks above the fireplace with presents and warehouses with enough stock to meet customer demand during this peak shopping time.

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