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CIPS - Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply

5 Tips for IT Management in the Industry 4.0 Era

Brian Hoey

Imagine that you’re tasked with designing a factory, but you don’t know what product or products the factory is going to be tasked with producing. What challenges might you encounter? Well, you might be able to make some basic design choices that adhere to broad industry best practices (adding fire exits, for instance), but when it came time to make any specific decisions you’d probably be at a loss. If you’re used to creating plants for automotive manufacturing, you might be loath to rely on your usual instincts, in case the plant will actually be making much smaller goods; you might not even know how large the facility itself should be.

This might sound like a completely far fetched scenario to most readers—and with good reason! But it’s exactly the sort of situation that many IT leads find themselves in when it comes to Industry 4.0 transformations: they’re being tasked with adopting new technology to drive an ongoing digita

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White Paper Chemical Logistics

Digitalization opens the door to a new age for the chemical industry. It paves the way for companies in the industry from material suppliers to solution and service providers. It is the driving force behind development that creates a new level of efficiency and transparency for the industry’s sensitive supply   >>

Digital Manufacturing Business Pitch Event

Thu, 8 October 2020, 10:00 – 11:30 BST A virtual business pitching event for companies operating in the digital manufacturing sector.   About this Event Sci-Tech Daresbury, LCR4 START and Made Smarter UK will be co-hosting a virtual business pitching event for companies operating in the di ...

Halton's Science & Manufacturing Cluster - Surviving the New Normal

From 9am (UK time) This event is specifically to support the manufacturing sector. Organisations actively involved in Science & Manufacturing are encouraged to come to this free and informative event.  Agenda 9.00am - Registration 9.15am - Introduction & Welcome to Halton's Scienc ...


Job Opportunities
Interim Logistics Manager - 320 per day
     London, England  -  TEMP  -  1st Executive

Procurement Manager
     Midlands  -  PERM  -  Beaumont Select

     Leeds  -  PERM  -  Cast UK

Plant Manager
     Port Talbot  -  PERM  -  Jonathan Lee Recruitment

Warehouse FLM - Final mile
     International  -  PERM  -  Page Personnel

Inventory Manager - Leading UK FMCG Business
     England  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

Procurement Talent
     Cumbria  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

Interim Import Specialist - 330 per day
     West London, London  -  TEMP  -  1st Executive

Interim Supply Chain Project Manager 600-700 p/d
     England  -  TEMP  -  1st Executive

Vendor Manager - IT
     Midlands  -  PERM  -  Beaumont Select

Planning Manager
     Cardiff  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

Warehouse Supervisor - Stockist and Distribution firm based in North West Leicestershire
     Coalville  -  PERM  -  Page Personnel

Senior Procurement Manager - Civils , up to 90k + package
     London, England  -  PERM  -  1st Executive

Warehouse Team Leader
     Halifax  -  PERM  -  Cast UK

Shift Manager
     Birmingham  -  PERM  -  Jonathan Lee Recruitment

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Last update 3 Sep 2020
Manufacturing production rises at fastest pace since May 2014 as re-opening of economy continues
   Source: Markit /CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI   -  IHS Markit
United Kingdom 

Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals

Maximum safety and reliability and reducing the costs for our customers at the same time: we are able to offer the chemical industry an extensive range of chemical logistics services that hardly any other logistics specialist can match. It is our goal to harmonise our services with your specifications in s...

COVID-19 How the COVID-19 crisis is expected to impact the aerospace industry

With its rapid global spread, massive death toll and resultant lockdowns and border closures, COVID-19 has devastated demand for travel globally. Indeed, COVID-19 is a "perfect storm" for the travel sector d...

Principles of Supply Chain Management
Introduction to Purchasing and Procurement
Supply Chain Strategy and Leadership

Local & Regional Agenda

Cisaplast: Increased efficiency and flexibility with the new APS & MES software

Cisaplast S.p.a. is a modern and efficient company focused on the design and production of glass doors and accessories for commercial refrigerated cabinets. Cisaplast competence, dynamic approach and its distinguished...

'Digitalization and the supply chain: Where are we and what's next?'

The report reveals that new technologies and solutions are developing at a fast-pace and disrupting industries on multiple fronts, with supply chains struggling to keep up. The global survey of nearly 350 supply chain...

International Agenda