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Almost half of small manufacturing business owners are being kept awake by the current impact of COVID-19

Almost half of small manufacturing business owners are being kept awake by the current impact of COVID-19

Schools may be going back and the UK may be bracing itself for the easing of COVID restrictions by 21 June, but the long tail of COVID is still causing the majority of business owners concern.

5 Technologies the Supply Chain Industry Cannot Avoid in 2021

5 Technologies the Supply Chain Industry Cannot Avoid in 2021

By David Bennett, freelance writer

Technology can turbo-charge supply chains in many ways, but only if you are willing to stay on top of the latest trends and embrace the ones which promise to deliver the biggest advantages. With that in mind, here is a look at the key tech breakthroughs that should be considered essential for the industry this year.

Inefficient scheduling could be costing businesses up to 40% of income, international report finds

Inefficient scheduling could be costing businesses up to 40% of income, international report finds

Introducing an AI-driven workforce management solution into business operations could recover up to 40% of much-needed lost income for cash-strapped UK companies, one international study has shown.

SME backbone for biotech supply chains

SME backbone for biotech supply chains

With Covid-19 vaccine delivery highlighting the need for resilience in pharma and biotech supply chains, Karl H. Lauri, managing team member at MRPeasy.com, explains that ERP/MRP gives smaller suppliers the backbone required to take part.

Logistics UK response to announcement on motor insurance law

Logistics UK response to announcement on motor insurance law

In response to the announcement that the government will not implement an EU ruling into UK law which would have meant all motor vehicles operating on private land will need motor insurance – also known as the ‘Vnuk’ ruling –  James Firth, Head of Road Freight Regulation Policy at Logistics UK comments:

Manufacturing activity remains patchy – CBI Monthly Industrial Trends Survey

Manufacturing activity remains patchy – CBI Monthly Industrial Trends Survey

Manufacturing output fell slightly in the quarter to February, but at a more modest rate than in the first lockdown last Spring, according to the latest CBI Industrial Trends Survey.

UK government welcomes the European Commission’s draft data adequacy decisions

UK government welcomes the European Commission’s draft data adequacy decisions

The UK government welcomes the European Commission’s draft data adequacy decisions, which recognise the UK’s high data protection standards and set out that the UK should be found ‘adequate’.

Why supply chains are today’s fastest growing cybersecurity threat

Why supply chains are today’s fastest growing cybersecurity threat

By Steph Charbonneau, Senior Director of Product Strategy, HelpSystems.

Business ecosystems have expanded over the years owing to the many benefits of diverse, interconnected supply chains, prompting organizations to pursue close, collaborative relationships with their suppliers.

Blockchain’s Distributed Ledger in Supply Chain Can Be The Game Changer

Blockchain’s Distributed Ledger in Supply Chain Can Be The Game Changer

"You either implement blockchain or you disappear," said Fred Smith, CEO of FedEx, at an international conference three years ago. It is worth saying that in this case, he was talking about supply chain management (SCM).

UK material handling industry must remain resolute in 2021

UK material handling industry must remain resolute in 2021

The UK material handling industry can look forward to a better 2021 but must remain resolute in the face of the ongoing pandemic and the bedding in of post-Brexit trade deals, the UK Material Handling Association (UKMHA) has said.

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