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Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), University of Cambridge

Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), University of Cambridge

5 Reasons to Move Your SCM to the Cloud
Brian Hoey

In a poll a couple of years ago, 2/3rds of manufacturing enterprises reported using some type of cloud-based software. Projections show that the rate of adoption is only going to increase, with as many as half of all industrial software deployments being cloud-based by 2023. Manufacturing isn’t a standout area in terms of cloud adoption—plenty of different industries have even higher adoption rates—but manufacturing and supply chain operations are uniquely poised to benefit from the switch to cloud-hosted, decentralized IT.

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Models and algorithms for integrated production and distribution problems.
Article published in Computers & Industrial Engineering 154 (2021)   Authors Vincenzo Bo (a), Marco Bortolini (b), Enrico Malaguti (c), Michele Monaci (c), Cristina Mora (b), Paolo Paronuzzi (c). (a) Plannet S.r.l., Via Pier Carlo Cadoppi 4/6, I-42124 Reggio nell’Emilia, Italy (b) DIN  >>

Supply Chain Summit 2021
More than ever, supply chains are determining who wins in the food and grocery industry. In the face of adversity, supply chains have demonstrated the enormous role they play in organisations’ success. Now is the time to capitalise on gains made. Join us at the Supply Chain Summit on 17 June 2021 to intera

Job Opportunities
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Senior Procurement Manager - IT Infrastructure
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Supply Chain Manager - 12 mth FTC
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Category Buyer - Plumbing and Heating
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Supply Chain Manager - Chemicals - Widnes
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Head of Logistics
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Strategic Buyer
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Depot Manager
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Export Logistics Manager
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Supply chain E-learning

Explore available supply chain e-learning modules by language and academy

News & Trends

Last update 5 May 2021
Manufacturing PMI at near-record high in April but sector still beset by supply-chain disruptions
   Source: Markit /CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI   -  IHS Markit
United Kingdom 


The retail sector is always on the move. Whether this involves shopping centres, shops in inner city locations or at airports – trends change very quickly and the goods change just as rapidly too. To keep up with these developments, highly complex and process driven supply chains are needed. With our...

Supply Chain Visibility in Automotive

The Challenge… The average car has over 30,000 parts. These parts come together from suppliers all over the globe with any given item potentially crossing multiple international borders while being passed betwe...


Local & Regional Agenda

MOTOVARIO: A new Planning & Scheduling software to boost service level

Motovario is a leading Italian ompany which manufactures gear reducers, motovariators and electric motors; it was founded in 1965 in Formigine, a small town near Modena. Over the years it has become an international c...

From e-marketplace to e-supply chain: re-conceptualizing the relationship between virtual and physical processes.

In this research in progress paper, we seek to understand how pervasive use of ICT based platform such as electronic marketplaces influences the evolution of novel inter-organizational relationship. We focus on selling a...