Tuesday 25th Sep 2018 - Logistics & Supply Chain

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Green warehouse initiatives may offer cost advantages

Solar energy, combined heat & power systems, and rainwater harvesting are just some of the initiatives set to become mainstream in new warehousing developments as companies scrutinise their supply chain infrastructure for ways of being seen to be more

Time to get carbon conscious

Once considered the domain of eco-warriors, such as 'Swampy' and Prince Charles, environmental awareness has, over the past year, been catapulted to the forefront of main-stream thinking - we are now all expected to be 'greener' than 'green'.

Green fuel alternatives

Christian Salvesen's temperature controlled business unit has launched a series of trials of alternative fuels, aimed at reducing the company's carbon footprint and, according to managing director Paul Mohan, potentially reducing fuel costs.

Learn to be ‘green’

On 9 - 11th October Supply Chain Standard presents its Green Supply Chain Management conference and masterclass - an event geared to help you respond to the green challenge.

Counting the costs of global sourcing

What are the true costs of global sourcing? Research conducted by Cranfield's Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management for the UK Department of Transport highlights the significant risks and environmental impact of sourcing from distant low-cost

Green and mean

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

Is using crops for fuel bio-logical?

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.

Greener grocers

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

Commercial buildings to meet energy efficiency laws by 2009

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

Buying into Sustainable Global Sourcing

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

Yin-yang of eco-labelling

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.

Counting carbon calories

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.

Going lean to be green

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

Be keen to talk green

Supply chain players must engage with the debate on climate change and carbon taxes. By Sam Tulip

The long road to local sourcing

The maxim ‘The customer is king’ has always held true in retailing. The problem is ‘the king’ is now more demanding than ever.

Heading for a traffic free future

Cutting congestion in our city centres is vital before we all grind into permanent gridlock. Chris Hudson puts the case for urban consolidation centres

I see no juggernauts

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

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