Friday 19th Apr 2019 - Logistics & Supply Chain

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Can you green your entire supply chain?

It’s easy for you or me to do something that will reduce our use of fossil fuels – the trouble is that, alone, we can only have a very limited effect. In fact, a typical company only has direct control of ten per cent of the carbon emissions in its supply chain, according to the […]

Scania picks DHL for parts distribution

Scania has awarded DHL Supply Chain a three year contract to manage its aftermarket parts distribution using DHL’s Auto Alliance collaborative platform

How not to fail

If collaboration is easy, why are there so many failures? So what works, and what doesn’t? Malory Davies asks the questions. 

Time to take the broad view

Companies must take a wider view of supply chain sustainability, according to the latest report produced by Accenture for the Carbon Disclosure Project

Awards 2013: Environmental Improvement

In recent years the Environmental Improvement category has become a particularly sought after Award. This year there were three very close contenders for the trophy with just a point or two between them – Jaguar Land Rover, IBM ISC and Diageo

NHS launches Sustainable Strategy

NHS Supply Chain has launched its Sustainable Development Strategy 2013-2016, with the promise of reducing CO2 emissions from delivery vehicles by 2.5 per cent year on year, and reducing waste generation by increasing recycling with both suppliers and NHS

Forwarders welcome aviation emissions deal

The International Civil Aviation Organisation agreement on a mechanism to reduce aviation emissions has been welcomed by freight forwarder organisations FIATA and CLECAT

What are you doing about climate change?

We know what the UK government is doing, it’s spending billions of pounds of taxpayers’ money on climate change measures. But will it make enough of a difference quickly enough?

Ice-Cream express saves emissions for Unilever

Unilever has launched a new rail service in Italy called Green Express, as part of a wider eco-efficiency programme within Unilever’s Supply Chain to support the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan

DHL Supply Chain tests electric hybrid

DHL Supply Chain has developed a new 14 tonner series hybrid truck, as part of its GoGreen Programme, which has a target of improving its mother company Deutsche Post DHL’s overall CO2 emissions by 30 per cent by 2020

The supply chain monitors

As pressure mounts on major corporations to be seen to be operating in a sustainable way, it has opened up a world of opportunities to a new breed of organisation dedicated to helping them get their supply chains in order

Why supply chain is moving up

Supply chain has traditionally been the backbone of business, but new factors are shifting the boardroom focus, making it the hero of the tale, says Johanna Parsons

Kellogg’s takes to the canal

Kellogg’s is hoping to increase the efficiency of its supply chain by taking hundreds of trucks off UK roads and using Peel Ports’ Manchester Ship Canal container shuttle service

Hard headed approach to the environment

Unilever has just announced that it has cut its carbon dioxide output by one million tonnes over the past five years – a significant milestone

Whitbread speeds supply chain expansion

Whitbread has accelerated plans to increase capacity in its supply chain network to support the growth of its brands, particularly Premier Inn and Costa Coffee

Can you manage your supply chain alone?

As pressure mounts on major corporations to be seen to be operating in a sustainable way, it has opened up a world of opportunities to a new breed of organisation dedicated to helping them get their supply chains in order

Secrets of success

Industry leaders will be sharing the secrets of their success when the Extended Supply Chain conference returns to London next month. We look at what’s in store

FSDF hits out at F-gas plan

The Food Storage and Distribution Federation has criticised EU proposals to minimise emissions of Fluorinated gases which are used in commercial refrigeration systems

Resilience rules

Supply chain risk was at the forefront of delegates minds at Davos with the publication of a new report looking at boosting resilience globally

ESC: lessons from winning supply chains

Danone Baby Nutrition, overall winner of 2012 European Supply Chain Excellence Awards, will be sharing the secrets of its success at the Extended Supply Chain conference in London in March

Climate change threat to supply chains

Seventy per cent of companies believe that climate change has the potential to affect their revenue significantly, a risk which is intensified by a chasm between the sustainable business practices of multinational corporations and their suppliers...

EU plans to measure supply chain CO2

The European Commission is considering a “unambiguous way of measuring CO2 footprints in the logistics chain, Claire Whittaker of the EU’s transport directorate-general told delegates to the first open day of Green Freight Europe, the recently launched en

£37m supply chain funding for nuclear manufacturing

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has awarded £37.1 million to the University of Sheffield’s Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre which is working in partnership with Rolls-Royce as the lead company for the UK Nuclear supply cha

How to master volatility in the supply chain

Dealing with market volatility is one of the key challenges for supply chain professionals. Forecasts do not predict the future, says Kurt Gruber, corporate vice president, corporate supply chain at Infineon Technologies...

Food and drink leads on sustainable supply chains

The food and drink sector has the highest proportion of organisations (32 per cent) with sustainability goals fully embedded in their supply chain management, according to a study of mid-tier business by Grant Thornton

Opportunities increase in automotive supply chain

The UK has become a destination of choice for global vehicle manufacturers - creating major supply chain opportunities, according to a report compiled by KPMG for the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders

Molson Coors on course for zero waste target

Molson Coors expects to achieve its UK target of sending zero waste to landfill by the end of this year, according to a report into its 2011 environmental performance

Renault’s supply chain plan to reduce carbon footprint

ISEL, at the University of Le Havre, and Renault’s Environmental Division are working with Barloworld’ CAST supply chain software to help minimise cost and reduce carbon footprint by developing new recycling models and interactive collaboration with partn

Exploring the dark side of collaboration

Future progress on collaboration relies on honing the creativity of supply chain professionals to realise the potential that exists outside traditional activities; to venture into the dark side – co-opetition

Tesco expands supplier collaboration hub

Tesco’s expansion of its Knowledge Hub programme is ahead of target, and it reckons it is now the world’s largest ever on-line collaboration between retail suppliers

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