Whitepaper: The future of cost engineering

Sustainability, Trends, Whitepaper

Whitepaper: The future of cost engineering

Global megatrends in a dynamic economic context are presenting the manufacturing industry with considerable challenges. Ever-changing customer needs require shorter product development cycles and technical innovations from manufacturers. Take the electrification of the automotive industry …

Roadmap for sustainable shipping execution

Road Map, Sustainability, Trends

Roadmap for sustainable shipping execution

Logistics operations are always sales-driven. This implies that logistics concepts and operations should follow sales concepts. With the advent of e-commerce, the sales trends such as combining B2C, B2B, D2B, D2C, cross-border, marketplaces and offline/online …


Blogs, Sustainability, Trends

The costs of Scope 3

“Who’s going to pay for decarbonizing the supply chain?” was the title of a recent article on a supply chain website written by an experienced US journalist (and how very American of him to immediately …

production capacity

Sustainability, Trends

Half of businesses are reducing production capacity in China

Companies are not only planning to leave China; they are actually doing it. This is the conclusion from a survey conducted by Buck Consultants International (BCI Global) and Supply Chain Media among 150 supply chain …


Sustainability, Trends

Retailers issue ‘historic tender’ for zero-emission container shipping

A group of international retailers united in the Zero Emission Maritime Buyers Alliance (ZEMBA) have invited container shipping lines to submit bids for the zero-emission shipping of 600,000 TEUs. The retailers include companies such as …

sustainable packaging

Sustainability, Trends

Consumers expect webshops to use sustainable packaging

Webshops risk losing sales if they fail to meet consumer expectations for more sustainable packaging, according to new research among Dutch and Flemish consumers commissioned by DS Smith. The study revealed that 19% of Dutch …

automotive industry

Sustainability, Trends

Automotive industry renews focus on sustainability now supply chains are stabilizing

The automotive industry feels more confident to tackle future supply chain disruptions now that the order backlog has been reduced by 61%, with a further 39% reduction expected in the next year. With less than …

carbon reduction

Sustainability, Trends

Carbon reduction and reshoring go hand in hand

Redesigning their production network is the most important measure companies are taking – or plan to take – to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Relocating production capacity from China and Asia to Western Europe (‘onshoring’) or …


Sustainability, Trends

PCTO solves pallet handling challenges

Pallet handling is a difficult logistical problem. The new Pallet Control Tower Online (PCTO) should change that. The platform enables the collection, delivery and matching of Europallets, both physically and virtually, thanks in part to …


Sustainability, Trends

Nestlé tests rail container using double-stacked pallets

In an attempt to further reduce its carbon emissions, food group Nestlé is conducting tests in the United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland with a new type of rail container. The container has double-stacked pallets, making …

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