How do you balance 'lean' with 'green'? Consumers want goods that have been ethically sourced and delivered in an environmentally responsible way - however they are not keen on paying extra for them. So to what degree can the FMCG sector accommodate thes
In the US and Europe, biofuels are once more being touted as a partial answer to the twin challenges of global warming and energy security.
As Tesco commits to carbon labelling, Carrefour sets up an ‘Environment club’ and M&S pledges to spend €300m on being carbon neutral by 2012, the stakes are riding high to secure the moral high ground in the battle for green consumers. But in these unchar
s developers prepare for the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) to kick-in, some confusion is arising over the different targets set by individual EU Member States and to what degree each has met the EPBD. But companies such as Wal Mart and
Supply chains are becoming more extended and complex as retailers move to sourcing goods on a global basis. Motivated by lower manufacturing costs, retailers and distributors are now confronted by greater complexity in managing the flow of goods to market
Almost as though, spookily, he had been in the room, UK Environment Secretary David Miliband picked up on a theme of the ‘Supply Chain Standard’ round table on global sourcing (see page 18) in a speech to the National Farmers Union in February.
Grocery retailers are battling it out to secure a slice of the ‘green market’. As a growing proportion of sales is attributable to environmentally conscious consumers, leading retailers are busy nailing their green credentials to the flag pole.
Organisations are constantly looking at ways in which to become leaner, greener, and more agile. Employing Lean Principles to streamline a business and support its supply chain is integral to achieving this. Nicky Hartery gives Dell’s perspective on a dir
Supply chain players must engage with the debate on climate change and carbon taxes. By Sam Tulip
The maxim ‘The customer is king’ has always held true in retailing. The problem is ‘the king’ is now more demanding than ever.
Cutting congestion in our city centres is vital before we all grind into permanent gridlock. Chris Hudson puts the case for urban consolidation centres
Writing in the October issue of Logistics Europe, regular columnist Peter Bartram quoted a leading international economist as saying that the days of $25 a barrel oil were probably gone forever. Perhaps that's right. So, what does this mean for commercial