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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Why must businesses take environmental matters into their own hands?

Why must businesses take environmental matters into their own hands?

By Claire Price of QMS International.

With net zero deadlines looming closer, more emphasis is being put on businesses to pull their weight when it comes to cutting their carbon footprint. But why should they act, and what can be done? Claire Price of QMS International explores this question in more depth.

Why cloud adoption requires an organisation-wide culture change

Why cloud adoption requires an organisation-wide culture change

By Justin Augat, Vice President of Marketing, iland.

In the space of a year, society has transformed beyond recognition because of COVID-19 and cloud-first for most organisations is now an imperative. 

Supply chain security: local vs global

Supply chain security: local vs global

Britain is the main source of imports for Ireland, making up more than 20 per cent in 2018 and 2019, despite uncertainty around the UK’s departure from the EU, according to the Central Statistics Office.

Logistics UK’s response to ONE unemployment figures

Logistics UK’s response to ONE unemployment figures

In response to this week’s publication of the latest unemployment figures by ONS, Elizabeth de Jong, policy director at Logistics UK said:

Aligning the rising warehouse demand with sustainable innovation

Aligning the rising warehouse demand with sustainable innovation

The demand for warehouse space has accelerated in recent years. Numerous industries, from ecommerce to manufacturing, have witnessed significant growth resulting from increasing consumer demand and the need for warehousing space has surged alongside this.

SnapFulfil appoints new CEO for US arm

SnapFulfil appoints new CEO for US arm

WMS technology provider SnapFulfil is taking its North America business to the next level with the appointment of experienced transformational leader, Rich Pirrotta, as CEO.

UK manufacturing small businesses report strongest sales growth in June

UK manufacturing small businesses report strongest sales growth in June

Small businesses in manufacturing and telecommunications experienced the healthiest sales growth of all sectors in June 2021, according to the latest data for the UK from Xero’s Small Business Index.

Two thirds of UK logistics workers want employers to support them on the commute

Two thirds of UK logistics workers want employers to support them on the commute

According to a nationally-representative survey into 2,000 UK workers, conducted by corporate transport technology specialist Kura, nearly 60% of logistics workers across the UK hold real concerns around the commute post-Covid. There is a strong cry for help with the commute from employees, particularly among younger workers.

No internet? No problem: how retailers can improve their customer experience even without connectivity

No internet? No problem: how retailers can improve their customer experience even without connectivity

By Huw Owen, Head of EMEA & APJ at Couchbase.

We live in a mobile world: a quick glance at the street or train carriage will surely reveal armies of people busy scrolling on their phones or tablets. All of them will expect a reliable connection as standard.

Managing change to smooth technology transition…

Managing change to smooth technology transition…

By SnapFulfil CEO, Tony Dobson.

A massive shift to digital solutions is now well underway in warehousing but, as more companies make the move from manual to automated processes, do we risk leaving our employees behind?

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