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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How being a ‘remote-first’ business can improve your organisation

How being a ‘remote-first’ business can improve your organisation

By Gerry Tombs, CEO, Clearvision

In the last few days, there has been encouraging news about COVID-19 vaccines, with the vaccination programme kicking off across the country. And while there’s still a lot of green between this particular ball and the pocket, most of us let out a sigh of relief, with hope that there might be some return to normality.

A bare-bones Brexit deal for traders, but a no-deal Brexit for many other sectors

A bare-bones Brexit deal for traders, but a no-deal Brexit for many other sectors

The trade and security deal the UK Government struck with the EU is a bare-bones deal for tariff-free trade in goods, but a no-deal for many other business sectors, creating significant frictions and less EU market access from 1 January, according to tax and advisory firm Blick Rothenberg.

Digital transformation predictions for 2021

Digital transformation predictions for 2021

While 2020 was a year of innovation in digital services, the focus in 2021 is likely to be more about consolidation. After ensuring over the past 12 months that employees could work remotely, the next step is to keep users at the heart of digital strategies.

Tips on tackling stress over Christmas

Tips on tackling stress over Christmas

Ezra, the global provider of digital coaching, presents some tips on getting the most out of the Christmas period.

Businesses should not be shamed using the furlough scheme, says The Accountancy Partnership

Businesses should not be shamed using the furlough scheme, says The Accountancy Partnership

Business finance experts worry that troubled businesses will be discouraged from claiming the job support scheme funding as employers who claim under the scheme for the month of December onwards will be published online by HMRC.

5 ways small businesses can grow after emerging from disruption

5 ways small businesses can grow after emerging from disruption

The pandemic made 2020 a difficult year for many small businesses, as many closed permanently. But other small companies had success despite the surge in outbreaks and are hoping to build on those achievements in 2021.

Ensign, HPE Aruba Partner Accredited as a Managed Services Provider (MSP)

Ensign, HPE Aruba Partner Accredited as a Managed Services Provider (MSP)

As part of Aruba’s drive to deliver cloud-based networking solutions with flexible OPEX and pay-per-use investment models through channel partners, enterprise network specialist Ensign is now a certified MSP (Managed Services Provider).

Dakota interview with Marshalls: Jon Ellinger, Procurement Category Manager

Dakota interview with Marshalls: Jon Ellinger, Procurement Category Manager

Dakota Integrated Solutions spoke with Jon Ellinger, Procurement Category Manager at Marshalls, to find out how Dakota work with Marshalls as their incumbent printing hardware, software and consumables supplier.

PaperCut’s five point print checklist gets print business-ready for 2021

PaperCut’s five point print checklist gets print business-ready for 2021

In order for print to be business-ready for 2021, PaperCut has devised a Five Point Print Checklist that public and private sector organisations of all sizes can follow. The advice ensures they’re maximising their investment in print, while keeping their print costs and volumes low.

Through the looking glass: six predictions for retailers and supply chains in 2021

Through the looking glass: six predictions for retailers and supply chains in 2021

2020 has been a tough year for all businesses, but the retail sector has taken an especially hard hit. With a vaccine expected imminently, 2021 brings fresh hope for the embattled retail industry, but the continued rise of ecommerce means that many of the challenges faced this year will likely be here to stay in the longer-term.

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