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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Brits invest in high quality desk equipment as they gear up for permanent remote working

Brits invest in high quality desk equipment as they gear up for permanent remote working

The impact of the lockdown on the livelihoods of Brits continues to be felt across the board, with many setting up a permanent office at home as they prepare to work remotely for longer, according to new data from commerce experience firm Bloomreach.

InfinityQS’ Global Client Survey shows positive upturn in manufacturing in the wake of COVID-19

InfinityQS’ Global Client Survey shows positive upturn in manufacturing in the wake of COVID-19

Green shoots of recovery are emerging within the manufacturing sector, as evident in new findings from InfinityQS’ 2020 Global Client Survey. The results show a positive upturn in the industry, with nearly 74% of respondents reporting that they are optimistic toward the future.

Retailers must prioritise secure and diverse payments for eCommerce success, says Kooomo

Retailers must prioritise secure and diverse payments for eCommerce success, says Kooomo

As the impact of COVID-19 continues to drive consumers and merchants online, there is a growing need for retailers to focus on securing and diversifying the existing digital payment methods of their online stores to ensure the checkout process is as safe and frictionless as possible.

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.

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