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 vital role of Auto ID in digital transformation

The vital role of Auto ID in digital transformation

Kamran Farooq, sales manager – manufacturing, of Datalogic, the global automatic identification technology and process automation solutions provider, discusses the technologies driving digital transformation in manufacturing and logistics.

Meeting the Black Friday challenge

Meeting the Black Friday challenge

Darrel Williams, EMEA sales director, Voice at Honeywell, considers the effect peak demand periods such as Black Friday can have on retailers’ and warehouse professionals’ supply chain operations, and how voice-directed picking and replenishment technology can offer the ideal solution.

Omnichannel profitability starts with advanced inventory insight

Omnichannel profitability starts with advanced inventory insight

By Georgia Leybourne, senior director international marketing, Manhattan Associates.

Not long ago, retailers had a clear differentiation in sales channels. Inventory located in a store was only consumed through that store. And inventory located at a warehouse was only consumed through the catalogue, phone, or perhaps online site associated with that warehouse.

Four Common Mistakes That Leave Businesses Vulnerable to Online Attacks

Four Common Mistakes That Leave Businesses Vulnerable to Online Attacks

The threat of online attacks is one of the biggest issues in the modern business world. The true financial cost of being hacked is huge but hard to calculate. It includes factors such as reputational damage and the knock-on effect for suppliers, as well as the direct financial losses.

Print DNA: What’s inside your printer matters

Print DNA: What’s inside your printer matters

By Richard Hughes-Rowlands, regional product manager for printer software and industrial print, Zebra Technologies.

Getting to grips with vehicle maintenance

Getting to grips with vehicle maintenance

By Derek Bryan, vice president EMEA, Verizon Connect.

Fleet managers have an ever-growing list of tasks they have to juggle each day. With high targets to meet and increasing cost pressures, vehicle maintenance can often drop to the bottom of the daily to do list and become a more ad-hoc process.

AppDynamics delivers Agents of Transformation Report, revealing the elite technologists advancing the digital economy

AppDynamics delivers Agents of Transformation Report, revealing the elite technologists advancing the digital economy

AppDynamics, a Cisco company, has released The Agents of Transformation Report, a global research study that reveals the urgent need for Agents of Transformation, a new breed of technologist, primed to drive innovation and enable companies to thrive in the face of rapid technological advancement.

UK manufacturers sitting on £250 billion in potential working capital

UK manufacturers sitting on £250 billion in potential working capital

New analysis from Wyelands Bank reveals UK mid-sized, or “Brittelstand”, manufacturers have £252 billion in assets that they could use to access working capital to help them grow.

How to avoid a logistical nightmare on Black Friday and beyond…

How to avoid a logistical nightmare on Black Friday and beyond…

Research suggests logistics companies are struggling to keep pace with rising online sales. Making it easier to recruit temporary staff would help to get them back on track, says TempRocket’s Andrew Johnston.

'Retailers must innovate if they are to survive,' says CEO of international freshness brand

'Retailers must innovate if they are to survive,' says CEO of international freshness brand

THE CEO of international freshness brand Micro-Fresh has warned retailers that they must embrace innovation and disruption if they are to survive.

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