Features

Lead story: Waste not, want not

Posted on 4 Apr 2012 by Tim Brown

Finding alternatives to landfill for many kinds of waste is far from a pipe dream. Manufacturers, retail chains and local councils frequently wax lyrical about their ‘zero waste to landfill’ achievements. But are these feel good stories simply obscuring the fact that recycling potential for many reusable materials is far from being met for UK manufacturers? Tim Brown investigates.

Marshalling your resources: using IT to increase profits

Since Marshalls implemented AX, it has used it to support its growing ecommerce activities
Posted on 4 Apr 2012 by

Marshalls is the UK’s leading manufacturer of superior natural stone and innovative concrete hard landscaping products. It was established over 130 years ago and supplies the construction, home improvement and landscape markets, specialising in a wide range of products, design services and technical expertise. This study explores its selection of and implementation journey with Microsoft’s Dynamics AX ERP solution with their partner eBECS.

SWIM for it: South West Innovative Manufacturing

Posted on 3 Apr 2012 by

SWIM: a new business forum in the South West, organised by BDO LLP, Barclays and insurers Marsh, to share ideas and best practice, provide tax and business advice and develop personal and professional networks. Will Stirling attended its first meeting.

Supply chains: achieving and sustaining profitability

Posted on 3 Apr 2012 by

How can collaborative approaches to the elimination of waste and the challenges of increasing complexity help manufacturers? Richard Jones, business manager for supply chain at improvement specialist, Newton, leads discussion on the extent to which lean expertise in manufacturing firms is being used to pull up the overall performance of supply chains.