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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Covid-19 – the danger of consumers substituting product

Covid-19 – the danger of consumers substituting product

An innocent consumer ‘substitution’ could create serious consequences for other supply chains that a critical to society and life, warns supply chain academic Professor Richard Wilding OBE.

Covid-19: The front door is now the front line, says ParcelHero

Covid-19: The front door is now the front line, says ParcelHero

ParcelHero has forecast a doubling of home deliveries in the event of a UK coronavirus epidemic, as shoppers seek to avoid crowded stores. But it says retailers and their courier partners must do more to ease concerns for both customers and drivers.

As Coronavirus COVID-19 creates disruption to global supply chains, new guidance is released....

As Coronavirus COVID-19 creates disruption to global supply chains, new guidance is released....

Coronavirus (Covid-19) is having significant effects around the world threatening human health and also global and local economies and day to day business operations. Travel, logistics and supply chains are being disrupted, with the flow of raw materials and finished goods interrupted or permanently halted.

Is Industry 4.0 Just A Hype?

Is Industry 4.0 Just A Hype?

By Razor CEO, Jamie Hinton

Everyone wants to talk about industry 4.0, from industry conferences and magazines through to boardroom tables and shareholder meetings, it’s top of the agenda.

Budget reaction

Budget reaction

Following Rishi Sunak’s Budget, Simon Jonsson, tax partner and manufacturing expert at KPMG UK, comments: “At a time of great uncertainty and change for industry, the Chancellor has announced a number of positive actions to help manufacturers in the UK.

What can we expect from cloud migration strategies in 2020?

What can we expect from cloud migration strategies in 2020?

Despite the advantages cloud computing can bring to businesses and the modern workforce, many are yet to make the move from on-premise to cloud services.

Are you overlooking this key source of safety and security in your warehouse?

Are you overlooking this key source of safety and security in your warehouse?

By Jeff Schmitz, Chief Marketing Officer at Zebra Technologies.
You may use a number of different technologies to help improve the safety and security of your warehousing operations.

Majority of workforce management still done manually, says Kronos research

Majority of workforce management still done manually, says Kronos research

As many as 7 in 10 UK organisations in the hospitality and food service industries are still using manual systems – such as paper-based processes, homegrown spreadsheets, or both – to carry out critical workforce management tasks.

Trade deal trade-offs: Supply chain managers warn US deal could do more harm than good

Trade deal trade-offs: Supply chain managers warn US deal could do more harm than good

A hasty trade deal with the United States could weaken food standards, lower worker protections and flood the market with cheap American imports according to the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS).

‘Government must honour pre-election R&D pledges’ – Manufacturing leaders call on new Chancellor to implement manifesto

‘Government must honour pre-election R&D pledges’ – Manufacturing leaders call on new Chancellor to implement manifesto

Manufacturing industry leaders are calling on the new Chancellor of the Exchequer to deliver on the Conservative Party’s pre-election pledge to support innovation, ahead of the Budget on 11 March.

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