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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What are business leaders unsure about when it comes to their marketing?

What are business leaders unsure about when it comes to their marketing?

Marketing is an essential part of any business, but new research has revealed that many business leaders are not actually aware of what they’re spending their dedicated marketing budgets on.

UK Research reveals consumers will boycott brands that fail to personalize, but are comfortable with AI in exchange for a better experience

UK Research reveals consumers will boycott brands that fail to personalize, but are comfortable with AI in exchange for a better experience

Poorly-targeted and unrelated marketing materials are driving customers away from their favourite brands, according to new research by AI marketing experts Emarsys.

Why modern manufacturing environments require rethinking safety

Why modern manufacturing environments require rethinking safety

The variables to manufacturing success are vast. Supplies, equipment, customisation, and people represent some of the broad categories that need to be considered by manufacturers.

Another category that impacts successful manufacturing operations, and should be assessed regularly, is factory overhead which includes utilities to power machines and illuminate assembly lines as well as insurance and risk remediation (also known as safety)

- a Datalogic Industry brief.

Black Friday 2018: Consumers are eager, more digital, and willing to spend – Periscope By McKinsey

Black Friday 2018: Consumers are eager, more digital, and willing to spend – Periscope By McKinsey

Periscope By McKinsey, which offers a suite of Marketing & Sales Analytics Solutions to help companies achieve sustainable revenue growth, has announced the findings of research on consumer sentiment towards Black Friday 2018.

DHL research shows 75% of companies believe investment in ground transportation will directly support their company growth

DHL research shows 75% of companies believe investment in ground transportation will directly support their company growth

DHL has launched its latest research report on ground transportation logistics. The report reveals that the fast-paced evolution underway in the sector is changing the way that shippers think when purchasing a transportation solution.

40 percent of office workers say a negative corporate welcome is brand damaging

40 percent of office workers say a negative corporate welcome is brand damaging

A new industry report by Proxyclick analyses how organizations can utilize 'smart technologies' to deliver the white-glove treatment to visitors.

The first and final mile, key considerations for flawless and sustainable delivery performance

The first and final mile, key considerations for flawless and sustainable delivery performance

There are two critical aspects of the logistics process, the first mile and then the final mile. It is the efficiency with which retailers manage these two essential aspects of supply chain logistics in a seamless way that is key to their survival.

ERP selection: What today's project team Needs to Know

ERP selection: What today's project team Needs to Know

By Andrew Bolivar, Senior Consultant and Director, Centre of Excellence, Ultra Consultants.

For many small to medium-sized manufacturers, the time is now for selecting and implementing a new ERP solution or updating an existing one. Forrester Research estimates that half of companies using ERP systems are currently on releases that are at least two versions behind the current release.

Business expense burden causing financial stress for UK’s manufacturing employees

Business expense burden causing financial stress for UK’s manufacturing employees

A staggering 59% of manufacturing employees in the UK who regularly travel for business have suffered personal financial difficulties as a result of paying for expenses out of their own pocket.

How to Supercharge the Retail Customer Experience and Revenue with RFID

How to Supercharge the Retail Customer Experience and Revenue with RFID

By Alan Tamny, Global Product Management, Checkpoint Systems.

How can retailers maintain or even thrive in an environment in which brick and mortar sales and profits have become more challenging?

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