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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3D printing unlocks new design and manufacturing use cases across industries, says GlobalData

3D printing unlocks new design and manufacturing use cases across industries, says GlobalData

As industry 4.0 evolves, 3D printing has emerged as one of the key enabling technologies driving advancements across industries.

How retailers can deliver a positive returns experience for customers

How retailers can deliver a positive returns experience for customers

Returns are a major headache for retailers, exasperated by online sales where vetting product quality is harder.

UK manufacturers prioritise cyber risks and a digital future post pandemic says PwC COO Survey

UK manufacturers prioritise cyber risks and a digital future post pandemic says PwC COO Survey

Managing cyber security risks, workforce changes  and growing demands for supply chain security and sustainability are the standout priorities for UK manufacturers over the next two years according to PwC’s latest COO pulse survey.

Accelerating business process design in ERP & digital transformation projects – New Lumenia White Paper published

Accelerating business process design in ERP & digital transformation projects – New Lumenia White Paper published

Business process design is a key component of most ERP and digital transformation projects. Established approaches to dealing with this are often resource intensive, time consuming and expensive and usually work best where the scope of the change is limited, and the objective is to identify and implement radically different business processes

Could stockless stores be the future of the high street?

Could stockless stores be the future of the high street?

By Alex MacPherson, Director of Consultancy and Account Management, Manhattan Associates.

We have all seen the headlines and plethora of statistics about the uptick in online shopping over the last twelve months.

How has Brexit affected logistics and handling services?

How has Brexit affected logistics and handling services?

Since the beginning of the year, the impact of Brexit has had a clear effect on every stage of the logistics process, from transport fees and new limitations to restrictions on imported goods, according to new research by flexible logistics platform Trident Worldwide.

Why do Businesses Need SEO to Survive

Why do Businesses Need SEO to Survive

A few decades ago, consumers opened phone books to find companies locally opt for the service or product that they need. In today’s day and age, modern technology plays a prominent role in business marketing with the help of several tools out there.

Number of furloughed manufacturing workers is on the rise

Number of furloughed manufacturing workers is on the rise

There has been a significant rise in the number of workers furloughed in the manufacturing sector this year, with 312,800 people on furlough at the end of January.

Almost half of small manufacturing business owners are being kept awake by the current impact of COVID-19

Almost half of small manufacturing business owners are being kept awake by the current impact of COVID-19

Schools may be going back and the UK may be bracing itself for the easing of COVID restrictions by 21 June, but the long tail of COVID is still causing the majority of business owners concern.

5 Technologies the Supply Chain Industry Cannot Avoid in 2021

5 Technologies the Supply Chain Industry Cannot Avoid in 2021

By David Bennett, freelance writer

Technology can turbo-charge supply chains in many ways, but only if you are willing to stay on top of the latest trends and embrace the ones which promise to deliver the biggest advantages. With that in mind, here is a look at the key tech breakthroughs that should be considered essential for the industry this year.

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