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Can a parcel be green and on-time? The Green Supply Chain business model

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Climate change driven by man-made greenhouse gas emissions is one of the most pressing challenges that society currently faces. Considering that a significant part (approximately 13%, according to the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change) of these emissions is attributed to transport, and to the logistics industry more specifically (around 5.5% of global GHG emissions), it is no surprise that there ... Read More »

Aston Martin, Jaguar and Toyota’s cooperative recipe for managing risk

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The increasing vulnerability of freight transport chains requires a new approach for identifying potential risks, mitigating their impact and addressing their consequences. For such an approach to be effective, it should extend beyond the boundaries of the single supply chain actor. “Trusted networks” can proactively identify and manage the potential risks in the supply chain. As supply chain and transport ... Read More »

Less is more (also in logistics)

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In the effort to reach a global market impact, companies intercept very specific needs of individual consumers, which translates into distributing a huge variety of niche products and into demanding customized shipments by specialized logistics service providers. This is best met by a network of specialized logistic services, each covering a portion of the chain and offering the right cost/performance ... Read More »

SICIS tracks 5000 containers from China to Europe

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“SICIS is a unique tool for the pro-active monitoring of container supply chains and for the first time allows a complete overview of a container’s transport”, says Robin Smith, representative of UK-based logistics provider BAP Logistics, partner in the project that developed SICIS. The SICIS system achieved the goal to track more than 5,000 containers on their way from China ... Read More »