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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77% of retail CIOs say it could become impossible to manage digital performance, as IT complexity soars

77% of retail CIOs say it could become impossible to manage digital performance, as IT complexity soars

Digital performance management company, Dynatrace, has announced the findings of an independent global survey of 219 CIOs in the retail sector, which reveals that 77% of organisations think IT complexity could soon make it impossible to manage digital performance efficiently.

Three game-changers for the manufacturing industry in 2018

Three game-changers for the manufacturing industry in 2018

IoT being built into the product design, manufacturers adopting a more service-centric business model and 3D-printing reaching the tipping point of realizing business benefits on a large scale.

TimoCom transport barometer: Vehicle shortage continues to worsen

TimoCom transport barometer: Vehicle shortage continues to worsen

Free vehicle capacity is getting scarcer in Europe, according to TimoCom's Transport Barometer. In the 4th quarter of 2017, Europe's largest transport platform had only 29 vehicle offers to fulfil 71 transport orders.

In September 2017, an all-time high of 78 percent was calculated for freight. That means: an ever-growing number of goods that need to be transported from A to B have fewer and fewer trucks available to transport them.

Study finds that tech fails people every week

Study finds that tech fails people every week

Nearly one in two people say technology fails them once a week or more, a new study commissioned by CRITICAL Software has revealed.

UK manufacturing sector holds the line as bad debt looms, data from Creditsafe reveals

UK manufacturing sector holds the line as bad debt looms, data from Creditsafe reveals

Building on its recovery last quarter, the UK manufacturing sector has posted another solid performance across key financial indicators, as sales rose 3.94% and active companies increased by 16.66% year-on-year, according to new figures from the Creditsafe Watchdog Report.

The Importance of being Agile...

The Importance of being Agile...

The evolving role of mobile computing in food and convenience retailing....an executive brief by Datalogic.

Every day the food and grocery industry feeds nearly 64 million people, living in over 27 million households across the UK. A feat that can only be achieved through the combined efforts of many hundreds of thousands of people working across different parts of the grocery supply chain.

Digital supply chains mean better planning for large-scale projects

Digital supply chains mean better planning for large-scale projects

Digitalisation paves the way for more reliable planning when implementing complex, large-scale projects and the accompanying logistics processes.

UK manufacturing sector holds the line as bad debt looms, data from Creditsafe reveals

UK manufacturing sector holds the line as bad debt looms, data from Creditsafe reveals

Building on its recovery last quarter, the UK manufacturing sector has posted another solid performance across key financial indicators, as sales rose 3.94% and active companies increased by 16.66% year-on-year, according to new figures from the Creditsafe Watchdog Report.

Multi-tasking Brits are embracing mobile working…but it’s not as easy as it could be

Multi-tasking Brits are embracing mobile working…but it’s not as easy as it could be

Dubber today announced the findings of research designed to better understand how prevalent mobile working is in the UK, and how well supported workers are to maximise productivity when away from their desk.

Brexit has transformed SMEs' recruitment strategies

Brexit has transformed SMEs' recruitment strategies

Half of SMEs (50%) have changed the way they recruit as a result of Brexit, according to research from Albion Capital, the leading independent investment manager.

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