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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Giving a voice to maintenance and inspection

Giving a voice to maintenance and inspection

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke with Phil Jarrett, commercial director of Dakota Integrated Solutions, and Paul Whittingham, operations director of Truckfile, about the companies’ partnership and what voice maintenance and inspection technology offers technicians within the freight transport sector.

Don't overlook apprenticeships, Make UK urges GCSE and A-Level students

Don't overlook apprenticeships, Make UK urges GCSE and A-Level students

As thousands of young people across the West Midlands prepare to receive their A-level and GCSE results this week, Make UK has highlighted the growing demand for apprentices from the region’s engineering and manufacturing sector.

Freight forwarders welcome HMRC confirmation of implementation timetable for new Customs declarations processing system

Freight forwarders welcome HMRC confirmation of implementation timetable for new Customs declarations processing system

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has welcomed the announcement by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) clarifying the final implementation date when a new computer system will replace an existing system used for processing Customs declarations.

Manufacturers to spend US$2.6 billion on simulation software by 2030

Manufacturers to spend US$2.6 billion on simulation software by 2030

Simulation software acts as an insurance policy against costly mistakes because it enables manufacturers to understand how a product or component will behave before it’s put into use or how it will affect the production line. 

Britain can set ‘gold standard’ in ethical artificial intelligence - industry report

Britain can set ‘gold standard’ in ethical artificial intelligence - industry report

The UK can lead the world in creating AI that cares about humanity – provided more people from non-tech backgrounds choose the field, according to a new report by the professional body for the IT industry.

There’s no ‘silver bullet’ for food sector challenges

There’s no ‘silver bullet’ for food sector challenges

By Louisa Hosegood, Digital and Strategy Director at Bis Henderson Consulting

The businesses that bring food and drink to our tables are facing a period of fundamental change, unprecedented in its speed and scope. Bis Henderson Consulting is working with many leading companies to help them establish what this means for their sourcing, stocking and distribution operating models and assets.

Borrow these employee engagement practices from the logistics sector

Borrow these employee engagement practices from the logistics sector

By James Scott, CEO & Founder of Thrive.app.

The pandemic created an unprecedented employee experience for many industries: That of a workforce that was suddenly dispersed, remote, and disconnected.

Sedex analysis of global supply chain data reveals insights on gender inequalities in the workplace and the power of data for driving equality goals

Sedex analysis of global supply chain data reveals insights on gender inequalities in the workplace and the power of data for driving equality goals

New analysis from Sedex, one of the world’s leading ethical trade membership organisations, has revealed insights on gender roles within global supply chains from its members, as it calls for all businesses to collect gender data.

What does the Edge mean for IoT?

What does the Edge mean for IoT?

A lot has been written about the IoT revolution and how the technology has the capability to revolutionise industries, transform productivity and unlock new levels of insight. But for those intrigued by the possibilities and looking to dip their toe in the water, the potential myths of high price point, infrastructure and connectivity challenges, as well as the required skill set can be significant hurdles that seem insurmountable.

55% of hauliers witness digital transformation benefit

55% of hauliers witness digital transformation benefit

More than half of hauliers have benefitted from digital transformation according to research carried out by transport management software provider Mandata.

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