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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Freight forwarders pin hopes on a trade deal despite governme

Freight forwarders pin hopes on a trade deal despite governme

Commenting on confirmation by the UK government of new border controls and procedures from the end of the Transition Period, the trade association for UK freight forwarders questioned whether the phased transition will succeed in giving the companies that manage cross-border trade between the UK and EU enough time to make the necessary preparations to facilitate the revised arrangements.

Probrand urges IT buyers to start planning purchases as stock lines recover

Probrand urges IT buyers to start planning purchases as stock lines recover

Technology services provider Probrand is urging IT buyers to review and plan purchases to get ahead of the rush as the IT supply chain recovers and certain technology categories regain stock.

Warehouse and supply chain management in the new normal

Warehouse and supply chain management in the new normal

Following the unveiling of Manhattan Associates’ Manhattan Active Warehouse Management solution at the company’s recent online Momentum Connect customer conference, Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke with the company’s UK managing director, Craig Summers, about the current warehousing and supply chain landscape.

Wearables: 5 Key conclusions from IDTechEx's latest research

Wearables: 5 Key conclusions from IDTechEx's latest research

IDTechEx has substantially updated and added to its entire wearable technology market research portfolio

D2C logistics evolution tackles crisis head on

D2C logistics evolution tackles crisis head on

Of all the unknowns surrounding Covid-19 one thing is certain, its effects and legacy have changed the way people work, live and play, says SnapFulfil UK & Europe CEO, Tony Dobson.

Direct to Consumer Ecommerce Report

Direct to Consumer Ecommerce Report

The evolution of the digital age has paved the way for manufacturers to adapt their retail channels by selling directly to consumers. But beyond the desire to drive more direct sales, what’s in it for manufacturers and B2B businesses?

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Public vote of confidence for UK manufacturing

Public vote of confidence for UK manufacturing

The UK public stands firmly behind the manufacturing sector to support the UK and protect the NHS through coronavirus and into the future.

Mobility verticals such as EV, vehicle rental, and connectivity solutions unlock new opportunities for OEMs

Mobility verticals such as EV, vehicle rental, and connectivity solutions unlock new opportunities for OEMs

Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, COVID-19 Growth Impact Assessment for the Automotive Industry, 2020, presents the impact of the pandemic on the automotive sector under three scenarios – gradual containment, severe pandemic, and global emergency – resulting in outcomes ranging from steady recovery to recession.

The modern workplace: how resellers can help customers unlock hidden productivity and collaboration

The modern workplace: how resellers can help customers unlock hidden productivity and collaboration

The modern workplace is constantly evolving to meet employees’ and customers’ changing needs and keep up with digital transformation. These pressures require businesses to adapt their ways of working to remain innovative and competitive in the marketplace.

SME manufacturers tap into tech talent with Made Smarter

SME manufacturers tap into tech talent with Made Smarter

SME manufacturers, supported by Made Smarter, are tapping into digital talent to help put technology at the heart of their growth plans.

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