Monday November 30, 2020

Best Business: IT's all about the supply chain

An efficient supply chain with quality software is basic to manufacturing in the modern business world, writes Leslie Faughnan.

18th May, 2013
Edward Sweeney, director of learning at the National Institute for Transport and Logistics (NITL). Photo: maura hickey

Some of the world's most sophisticated software systems are to be found today in manufacturing and supply chain management. From product development and digital prototyping to automated global supply chains, we are effectively at a stage where most non-craft manufacturing is outsourced, and actual factory production is just one stage of the integrated supply chain.

Consumer brands especially are characterised today by being global and managed using very smart software systems. Contract manufacturing has pushed...

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