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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UK Manufacturing PMI: pent-up demand drives ongoing boom but inflation threat looms large – MHA comments

UK Manufacturing PMI: pent-up demand drives ongoing boom but inflation threat looms large – MHA comments

Atul Kariya, Head of Manufacturing and Engineering and Partner at MHA, comments on today’s UK Manufacturing PMI as high demand and increased CapEx propels the UK manufacturing sector, but warns of dangers posed by ongoing supply chain issues and global inflationary pressure:

Tetra Pak calls for more women to join the food and beverage manufacturing industry

Tetra Pak calls for more women to join the food and beverage manufacturing industry

Tetra Pak has identified an opportunity for more women to join the F&B manufacturing industry, to help drive transformational change.

How To Manage A Fleet Of Company Vehicles

How To Manage A Fleet Of Company Vehicles

By Rosana Beechum, freelance writer

When you’re running a business, it can seem like the more assets you have, the more overwhelming things may become. If you’re an entrepreneur, then you might feel this way when it comes to managing a fleet of company vehicles. Each one can be a costly asset to your firm that requires great care and attention, so getting things right here is incredibly important.

New Government report shows steep fall in trade with both EU and non-EU countries – with Brexit having a bigger impact than Covid

New Government report shows steep fall in trade with both EU and non-EU countries – with Brexit having a bigger impact than Covid

A new Government report highlights the real impact that the ‘double whammy’ of Brexit and the coronavirus have had on UK trade, says the international delivery expert ParcelHero.

Automotive and aerospace quality excellence being transferred to other manufacturing sectors

Automotive and aerospace quality excellence being transferred to other manufacturing sectors

Manufacturers in the rail, marine, defence and household good sectors can now benefit from more than 25 years of automotive and aerospace quality excellence as G&P is undergoing a proactive diversification drive across adjacent sectors.

IT designed to suit garment manufacturing supply chains

IT designed to suit garment manufacturing supply chains

These are exciting times for UK garment manufacturers – if they embrace digitalisation, writes Karl H. Lauri, managing team member at MRPeasy.com.

The ‘ticking cyber-bomb’: global supply chains at high risk of cyberattacks

The ‘ticking cyber-bomb’: global supply chains at high risk of cyberattacks

Kaspersky identifies the absence of a global policy response to supply-chain attacks as a ticking time-bomb that puts international cyber-stability at risk

Digital transformations make every organisation a software company that relies on a multitude of external vendors, adding to difficult-to-manage third-party threats.

Businesses are prioritising composable ERP strategy as pandemic accelerates cloud migration

Businesses are prioritising composable ERP strategy as pandemic accelerates cloud migration

Boomi, provider of cloud-based integration platform as a service (iPaaS), has announced the findings from a new global survey revealing that 94% of organisations worldwide are embracing a Composable Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) strategy to overcome the limitations of legacy applications and modernise their businesses to gain a competitive market advantage.

Creating a culture of wellbeing in your manufacturing and logistics organisation

Creating a culture of wellbeing in your manufacturing and logistics organisation

We recently passed the year mark of the coronavirus pandemic. Do you know how your employees are feeling?

PrintCity’s story: How collaboration is modernising manufacturing and helping to bridge the digital skills gap

PrintCity’s story: How collaboration is modernising manufacturing and helping to bridge the digital skills gap

The UK remains the ninth largest manufacturing nation in the world. However, the sector continues to face a real skills shortage, which has been well documented for years, leaving many asking, ‘how do you teach an old industry new tricks?’ Manufacturers consider the skills gap to be an enormous challenge.

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