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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Voice-directed warehousing solutions market: Advancements such as speech recognition speech synthesis to uplift adoption

Voice-directed warehousing solutions market: Advancements such as speech recognition speech synthesis to uplift adoption

The following insights are based on a report on Voice-directed Warehousing Solutions Marketby Persistence Market Research.

Increased security and real-time business intelligence are among the major factors driving the growth of the voice-directed warehousing solutions market.

Shippers demand efficiency and technology brings that – Cogoport president Flemming Frost

Shippers demand efficiency and technology brings that – Cogoport president Flemming Frost

Digital practices and technology adoption are bringing greater productivity, effectiveness and profitability in the shipping and logistics industry, Cogoport president Flemming Frost told industry leaders at a major shipping conference in the Netherlands.

You’ve got IIoT all wrong – Focusing less on tech and more on impact is key to success in the 4IR

You’ve got IIoT all wrong – Focusing less on tech and more on impact is key to success in the 4IR

Industry 4.0. The industrial internet of things. Digitalisation. Smart manufacturing. The fourth industrial revolution. There are dozens of different names for the uptake in connected technologies and the convergence of IT and OT systems taking place in industry at the moment. One thing most people do agree on, however, is that it’s tech-driven. But should this really be the case? Here, George Walker, managing director of industrial automation expert Novotek UK and Ireland, makes the case for goal-driven digitalisation.

BEC interview with Tom Hamlyn, Logistics Director at Aliaxis

BEC interview with Tom Hamlyn, Logistics Director at Aliaxis

Welcome to the third of BEC’s exclusive customer interviews.

This time it’s with Tom Hamlyn, Logistics Director at Aliaxis, a global leader in the production and distribution of advanced plastic piping systems. Tom has worked at Aliaxis for over 20 years, heading up the Logistics Department since 2015.

Professionals reveal how they are benefiting from 3D printing technology

Professionals reveal how they are benefiting from 3D printing technology

The research conducted by www.Case24.com.

One of the fastest-growing developments in the world of technology has been that of 3D printing. It is the process of depositing successive layers of material (e.g. plastic, metal, wax etc.) in a 3D printer, to create a physical object envisioned from a digital model.

Still no Brexit plans in place for over half of British retailers, Global-e research reveals

Still no Brexit plans in place for over half of British retailers, Global-e research reveals

Despite three years passing since the EU referendum, over half (57%) of British retailers still have no plans in place for Brexit, according to a survey of 200 British retail decision-makers by Global-e, the cross-border e-commerce solutions provider, in conjunction with Censuswide.

Ticking timebomb of logistics’ skills deficit revealed in new report

Ticking timebomb of logistics’ skills deficit revealed in new report

A new report by Talent in Logistics reveals the logistics sector has a significant recruitment problem, which could potentially cause the nation to grind to a halt.

Manufacturing employers favour workers that are adaptable, willing to upskill and resilient

Manufacturing employers favour workers that are adaptable, willing to upskill and resilient

New research from job board, CV-Library, reveals the key skills that manufacturing employers are favouring right now, including the ability to adapt (69%), a willingness to upskill (47.6%) and resilience (47.6%).

Retail restructured and the rise of experience…retailers can’t afford to ignore these red-hot technology trends this summer

Retail restructured and the rise of experience…retailers can’t afford to ignore these red-hot technology trends this summer

Retail trends come and go, but occasionally they shape the future of the industry for years to come. Frank Lochbaum Managing Partner at KPS, identifies three key retail trends this summer and explain why he thinks they’ll prove to be pivotal.

Instore and online retail services must play nicely together – lest iconic brands will disappear

Instore and online retail services must play nicely together – lest iconic brands will disappear

Seamless mobile connectivity can help prevent this from happening explains Colin Abrey of Nextivity.

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