KPMG's "Global manufacturing outlook" report highlights new challenges for

According to KPMG's 2014 report “Global Manufacturing Outlook: Performance in the crosshairs,” manufacturers are set to face a new set of challenges around product development strategies and supply chain, while it’s also been revealed that there is emphasis on understanding product costs and profitability.

Savings to supply chain helps increase WHSmith profits

Thanks to a number of supply chain initiatives, including the use of new voice picking technology, and other cost-reduction schemes, WH Smith says its high street business saved £18 million last year.