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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Challenges and opportunities - SCM Technology report

Challenges and opportunities - SCM Technology report

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke with leading vendors and analysts within the supply chain management arena about some of the current key talking points and areas of innovation within this fascinating and all-important technology landscape.

How Can Developers Make Their APIs Successful?

How Can Developers Make Their APIs Successful?

By Ron Evan, freelance writer.

An API (Applications Programming Interface) is a programming interface that dictates how different software applications interact and share data to enhance their operations.A successful API is not only one that meets its obligations without failure but also one that is easy to implement and use.

Logistics UK statement on the creation of four new Trade and Investment hubs

Logistics UK statement on the creation of four new Trade and Investment hubs

In response to the Department for International Trade’s announcement of the creation of four new Trade and Investment Hubs in Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast and Darlington, Sarah Laouadi, Manager of European & International Policy at Logistics UK, comments:

How Do You Automate Packaging Operations Using Robots?

How Do You Automate Packaging Operations Using Robots?

When running a business, quite possibly the most vital thing is to ensure that expenses don't sky rocket. Making a competitive item is crucial but making the item accessible to clients at realistic costs without compromising quality separates you from your rivals.

Bigging up data analytics...

Bigging up data analytics...

Big data presents supply chain and warehouse managers with an unprecedented opportunity to acquire real-time visibility of goods in transit and part of inventory, writes SnapFulfil CEO, Tony Dobson.

Manufacturing & Logistics IT - March 2021 Edition

Manufacturing & Logistics IT - March 2021 Edition

Welcome to the March 2021 edition of Manufacturing & Logistics IT. In this edition we feature a Special Technology Report looking in depth at the latest developments in the world of Supply Chain Management.

Also included is an in-depth look at manufacturing through the pandemic, based on a recent report by Make UK and Sage titled Digital Skills for a Digital Manufacturing Future.

Manufacturing output improves in March – CBI

Manufacturing output improves in March – CBI

Manufacturing output volumes in the three months to March improved to broadly flat, which marked their highest balance since May 2019. That’s according to the CBI’s latest monthly Industrial Trends Survey.

Transforming manufacturing resilience could add £26bn of productivity value to the economy

Transforming manufacturing resilience could add £26bn of productivity value to the economy

RS Components (RS), a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), a global omnichannel product and services solutions provider for industrial customers and suppliers, has launched the Resilience Index, one of the most comprehensive studies of UK resilience that paints a mixed picture for senior engineers looking to build resilience into their plant, process and people in the years to come.

NTT reveals only 16.0% of UK and Ireland digital transformation efforts are optimised

NTT reveals only 16.0% of UK and Ireland digital transformation efforts are optimised

One year since the onset of the pandemic, organisations globally have undergone major transformations as they seek to strengthen resilience, increase agility and deliver greater efficiencies.

eFax research reveals IT decision-makers in retail accelerating digital transformation of paper-based processes as a direct result of disruption caused by Brexit

eFax research reveals IT decision-makers in retail accelerating digital transformation of paper-based processes as a direct result of disruption caused by Brexit

eFax, the online fax solution, has announced the findings of research revealing how UK Retail IT decision-makers are accelerating digital transformation of paper-based processes as a direct result of disruption caused by the UK leaving the EU (Brexit).

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