Category: Supply chain

sustainability

PALLITE Make the Mark with Sustainability Certification

PALLITE, an international designer and manufacturer of paper board products from Northamptonshire, UK, has been awarded The Planet Mark, demonstrating their commitment to sustainability and environmental protection. The Planet Mark is a sustainability certification which recognises outstanding achievements, encourages action, and builds an empowered community of like-minded individuals. First year certification is based on the commitment to continuous improvement in sustainability in business operations by measuring and reducing your carbon

A matter of supply chain preference

A matter of supply chain preference

Implementing an ERP/MRP system should be high on the supply chain priorities list of smaller businesses – that is, if they wish to become ‘preferred suppliers’. By Karl Lauri, managing team member at MRPeasy COVID-19 has accentuated problems and accelerated change in a global supply chain environment already under stress. Supply disruptions are no longer a once in a generation act of god; they have become routine. Demand is increasingly fragmented

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Softbox donates thermal covers for safe delivery of vital medicines

Softbox, a global innovator and provider of temperature control packaging systems and thermal covers for the life science and logistics industries, has helped protect temperature-sensitive shipments of essential medicines to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in partnership with the charity International Health Partners (IHP). To help maintain the temperature integrity of the shipped medicines, Softbox donated its Silverskin™ thermally insulating pallet covers, which were used by IHP to

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HGV testing exemptions will help the economy

Following campaigning from Logistics UK (formerly FTA), the government has confirmed that the safest vehicles will be exempt from HGV tests for up to 12 months, as James Firth, Head of Road Freight Regulation at Logistics UK explains: “The government’s decision to listen to the advice of Logistics UK and grant HGV testing exemptions to the lowest risk vehicles – those categorised as ‘upper green’, with Earned Recognition (ER), or

Supply Chain

Technology and the future of logistics

Technology is paving the way for a successful future in the logistics industry, despite the challenges of a global pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has tested supply chains like no other event in recent history. With disruptions continuing to plague the global supply chain, businesses are being tested.  With entire populations isolating and quarantining, companies are seeing demand spike for certain items and diminish for others, while their access to parts

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An urgent matter of supply chain preference

Karl Heinrich Lauri, managing team member at MRPeasy says implementing an ERP/MRP system should be high on the supply chain priorities list of smaller manufacturers – that is, if they wish to become ‘preferred suppliers’. COVID-19 has accentuated problems and accelerated change in a global supply chain environment already under stress. Supply disruptions are no longer a once in a generation act of god; they have become routine. Demand is

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Preparing supply chains for new retail landscape

Louise Hosegood, Digital and Strategy Director at Bis Henderson Consulting describes preparing the supply chains for new retail landscape post Coronavirus (COVID-19) The Coronavirus has radically and abruptly changed the way we work and live our lives. How will this alter consumer behaviour and attitudes? And what will this mean for retail and the supply chains that support it? There will still be consumers, retailers and supply chains after Coronavirus

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U.S. Chamber supports call for study

U.S. Chamber supports call for study on medical supply chains Neil Bradley, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement supporting the call for a report on the security of the U.S. medical product supply chain: “The Chamber applauds Leader McConnell and other authors of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act for including a mandate for the National Academies to issue

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Implico and Brainium to showcase cloud solutions at StocExpo 2020

International tank terminal IT providers Implico and Brainum will present their newest innovations, Supply Chain United (SCU) and QINO vNext, at booth J8 of StocExpo 2020. The event takes place in Rotterdam from March 10 to 12. Supply Chain United is a cross-company architecture of interconnected cloud solutions and web services. Their purpose is to orchestrate and streamline all downstream supply chain processes with multiple participants. Supply Chain United offers

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TT Club and BSI cargo theft report confirms upward trends in 2019

Cargo in transit by road remains the dominant risk Food & beverage cargo increases share of commodity profile Thefts confirmed from unsecure truck parking average 8 per day globally South America ranks highest in median value of cargo per incident in unsecured locations The second annual report on cargo theft worldwide, issued today by leading international transport and logistics insurer, TT Club and global provider of supply chain intelligence, BSI