future-proof transport

Sustainability, Trends

Governmental guidance needed for future-proof transport

Multiple organizations are passionately trying to make the transport sector more sustainable, but are running into obstacles in practice. During the Transport Debate, both Wehkamp and DHL made notable appeals to the government. Wehkamp called …

milk exchange

Sustainability, Trends

FrieslandCampina and Hochwald exchange milk to reduce costs and emissions

Dairy cooperatives FrieslandCampina and Hochwald are joining forces to collect milk from dairy farms more efficiently. The new member milk exchange will significantly reduce the distance between farms and processing facilities. This results in cost …

circular supply chains

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The key to building circular supply chains

A circular supply chain not only contributes to sustainability but also strengthens resilience. Many businesses are aware of the benefits, but struggle to close the loop profitably. Companies that do succeed owe it to a …

due diligence

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Plea for due diligence on every supplier

To properly address supply-chain risk, multinationals should be doing due diligence on every supplier and cascading action down through the value chain. As multinational corporations try to cut their carbon emissions and tackle other social ills, …


Sustainability, Trends

Otrium launches repair programme for returned garments

Digital fashion outlet Otrium is launching a garment refurbishment and repair programme for damaged returns. The aim is to reduce the number of garments ultimately ending up in landfills or being destroyed. The initiative is …

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 …

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