This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. There has never been a more important time than during the coronavirus pandemic to ensure you are looking after your own emotional and physical well-being, as thousands of us are spending more time alone than ever before. Find out how you can take small steps to improve your mental health now and in the future, and where you can get even more expert advise and support.
Nowadays, it’s widely accepted that supply chains need to digitise to remain competitive. Modern businesses and consumers demand high degrees of efficiency and transparency, and an entirely digitised supply chain is simply better equipped to meet those expectations. Getting to that point, however, can mean many changes, often different for each business. Below, we look at five of the key points involved in the successful transition to an efficient digitised supply chain.
In the words of the UK Chancellor, Rishi Sunak “These are unprecedented times; we are dealing with a situation, the likes of which has never been seen before” In the latest issue of Supply Chain Outlook, we hear from three experienced Procurement Professionals about the impact COVID-19 is having on not only the Procurement industry but also the wider supply chain, and they share their insights into what the rest of 2020, and beyond, may have instore. Let's take a look at what is happening across the procurement sector during the pandemic.
If you are ever on an aeroplane and see a dog crate in a seat near you, how do you know what is inside? Is it a dog? A cat? How about a sloth? That innocent-looking dog crate may contain something a passenger may not be prepared for, but it may generate a great story about that time they sat next to a sloth on an aeroplane. It sounds like the opening line of a bad party joke, but the possibility is quite real.
The most popular method of protecting a metal object from rusting is applying wet paint on the metal object. However, there can be disadvantages in using this method. The problem with wet paint is that sometimes the coating can be uneven. It also tends to drip more, and cleaning it off the floor can be quite troublesome! In recent years the popularity of powder coating has been on the rise as this method provides an even surface coating and gives the metal object a better-finished look. Let's find out how powder coating ovens work.
Outside of the manufacturing and production industry, few people know about CNC machinery and even less understand the capabilities and possible applications of CNC machines. Almost any industry could benefit from the advantages of this technology, from prototype design and crafting, engineering-standard testing series, to adjustments and refinements before mass production. Find out all you need to know about CNC machinery in industry.
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