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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How electronic security can enhance workplace safety during the pandemic

How electronic security can enhance workplace safety during the pandemic

By Matthew Marriott, General Manager – UK, Ireland and Portugal, Stanley Security

If you are reviewing your safety measures to protect staff from COVID-19, no doubt you will already have put in place the more basic measures, such as extra cleaning, sanitation stations, 2m distance markings etc.

Rugged technology plays pivotal role in the future of manufacturing

Rugged technology plays pivotal role in the future of manufacturing

Samsung Electronics UK Ltd. has revealed the results of a multi-industry research study into the use of rugged technology, looking at key benefits such as productivity and cost saving, resulting in more than nine out of ten (92%) manufacturing professionals who have experienced these first-hand, keen to invest in more.

The Internet of Robotic Things: How IoT and robotics are evolving to benefit the supply chain

The Internet of Robotic Things: How IoT and robotics are evolving to benefit the supply chain

The Internet of Robotic Things (IoRT) is a rapidly evolving technology. In just a few decades, industrial robots have become commonplace in factory settings across the world, and they only continue to gain popularity for their productivity and profitability.

Supply Chain Resilience Report 2020 released

Supply Chain Resilience Report 2020 released

According to the Supply Chain Resilience Report 2020 from 3D Hubs, cybersecurity issues have affected less than 10% of firms over the past 10 years, compared with 60% that have suffered directly as a result of COVID-19 disruption.

Labelmaster survey examines impact of COVID-19 on hazmat supply chain

Labelmaster survey examines impact of COVID-19 on hazmat supply chain

Labelmaster, the provider of products, services and technology for the safe and compliant transport of dangerous goods (DG) and hazardous materials (hazmat), has announced the results of its fifth annual 2020 Global Dangerous Goods Confidence Outlook.

Optimising e-commerce business for the new normal

Optimising e-commerce business for the new normal

The global COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly disrupted the retail sector significantly. With many stores forced to close their doors over lockdown, there has been a sudden and rapid rise in online shopping.

A break with tradition now inevitable in warehousing

A break with tradition now inevitable in warehousing

Bricks-and-mortar retail outlets have been decimated during lockdown and the ensuing chaos has travelled swiftly up the supply chain – especially with the many challenges of bulk-shipped goods entering a distribution network for further dispersal to individual locations.

UK manufacturing exports hit record low in Q2 2020

UK manufacturing exports hit record low in Q2 2020

UK manufacturing exports fell sharply in Q2 2020, according to the Lloyds Bank International Trade Index.

Nexus Global reveals the current business confidence levels of the manufacturing, construction and engineering sector

Nexus Global reveals the current business confidence levels of the manufacturing, construction and engineering sector

The covid-19 pandemic has thrown drastic obstacles in the way for UK businesses. With the manufacturing, construction, and engineering sector having a total business confidence score of 92.23 out of a total of 190, these figures show just how uncertain businesses feel at present - according to a new, Business Confidence Report by Nexus Global.   

The last mile of logistics: Will we soon be getting parcels from a robot courier?

The last mile of logistics: Will we soon be getting parcels from a robot courier?

CEP service providers face major challenges. Firstly, they have to cope with the high volume of orders, which – driven by e-commerce – is constantly increasing.

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