The recent horsemeat scandal shone a light into some murky supply chains and raised stark questions over the ethics and commercial risks of making cost king of sourcing strategies. But from an IT perspective, what lessons can manufacturers learn from the debacle? Malcolm Wheatley finds out.
Don’t accept traditional options for solving quality control issues in a growing company says David Keeley, engineering manager at container manufacturer Suretank. You may find changing the way you look at cost centres will present more effective solutions.
New research aims to examine how, on the journey out of the server room to the boardroom, there has emerged two types of technology leaders: those that continue to improve the business, processes and infrastructure, and those that transform and inspire new ways of doing business through technology.
Do you back ‘big bang’ IT implementations or do you favour the phased approach? John Donagher, senior IS consultant at BSM Consulting, a specialist in ERP implementations, explains what each approach will mean to a business and how to decide which will fit you best.
A brand-new user group, impressive briefings, and lively networking made eBECS’ Customer Convergence 2012 an event to remember, discovers Malcolm Wheatley.