The problem is simply stated. The European Commission reports that while road freight represents just 3% of vehicles, they account for 29% of road derived emissions. Consisting of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, but also pollutants such as oxides of nitrogen and particulates. Exhaust emissions aren’t the only issues either. Fuel spills, tyre ‘crumb’, accidents, noise & vibration, congestion, infrastructure degradation… It all has a real impact on the health and well-being of people and the environment. Whether at local, regional or higher level it still says nothing of future ‘climate change’. Download our latest whitepaper, to learn what you can do today to start improving your sustainability profile.
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In our previous blog, we learned that the problem with Supply Chain Management (SCM) lies in the word ‘chain’. It forces us to think in sequences where ‘B’ can’t begin until ‘A’ is completed.
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In our previous blog post, we learned that Supply Chain Management (SCM), was born in an era of transition. From manufacturers ‘pushing’ the products they could most easily or profitably make… To one where they had to be responsive to customers demand for choice and variety.
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In this 3-part blog series, we will look at the evolution of supply chains, from the profound changes in business organisation and technology in the 1970s. To where we are today on the cusp of yet another evolution which will prove even more significant.
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Since 2010, EU trucks have been allowed to undertake three ‘cabotages’ in a period of seven days in their country of destination before returning home. Importantly, though, these ‘cabotages’ have to be essentially casual – not part of a regular cont
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Up to now, ‘digitisation’ has largely been about ‘playing the game better’ by using IT to improve efficiencies and reduce costs. However, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles and additive manufacturing, will not just change the rules of the game but the very game itself. Now commonly referred to as ‘digitalisation’.
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Transport impacts at every level of the sustainability hierarchy and drives the need to build sustainable ecosystems far into the future.
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Can intelligent freight matching help boost UK productivity? If we measured it as GDP per hour worked, the UK’s productivity has pretty much flat-lined since 2008, and although recent figures suggest some improvement, we still lag well behind countries such as Germany and France. Many reasons are suggested, and few solutions have been proposed. But…
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We are pleased to announce that Mr Jonathan Nutchey has been appointed Managing Director of TGMatrix, the fully-automated digital freight matching service for shippers and carriers. Having performed the Managing Director role informally for the past six months, Nutchey will now officially be focusing on driving forward the TGMatrix solution, for which he has been…Read More
Blockchain has the potential to completely transform transport and supply chain practice and financing. The technology is gaining considerable interest due to it offering a secure, immutable and tamper-proof distributed ledger. Once a block of data has been recorded it is there in perpetuity, for all users to refer to. Information can be added but…
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