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.

Keeping pace with India’s frontrunners: UK firms shift up a gear

Maharashtra state is one of the regions offering the most potential for growth to UK manufacturers
Posted on 3 Apr 2012 by

India represents a huge opportunity for British manufacturers across a range of
sub-sectors in which they already excel. Peter Russell, head of manufacturing,
UK sector coverage at Royal Bank of Scotland, looks at key strategic export and
growth opportunities over the coming five years.

Regulation update: payroll law changes in 2013

Posted on 3 Apr 2012 by

From April 2013, a phased introduction of Real Time Information (RTI) will see employers submitting payroll data to HMRC via the centralised registration service for e-Government services in the UK, Government Gateway, on or before payments credit employee’s bank accounts. Ken Davies, director of payroll services at accountancy firm Mitchell Charlesworth explains why the new measures could greatly increase the workload for employers