Supply chain sustainability is increasingly important for the future of business and the world as a whole. Companies are investing more money into sustainability initiatives, seeking to reduce waste and carbon emissions. As we’ve written about a number of times before, global companies are looking at various initiatives when it comes to sustainability, including energy […]
The global supply chain is routinely beset by challenges, both large and small, but the past couple of years have delivered a string of significant logistics disruptions that have threatened to upend the tightly choreographed dance of global freight transportation. The coronavirus pandemic is the most obvious of these hurdles, but everything from the threat […]
Seventy-one percent of the surface of our “blue planet” is covered by oceans which is also reflected in the fact that 80% of goods are moved via sea transportation within the global supply chain. Ships also account for around 3% of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions, contributing to the acceleration of climate change. This in turn […]
Supply chain sustainability and the concept of “going green” continues to drive a lot of operational initiatives and innovations as companies and countries look at their overall carbon footprint and look for ways to be more environmentally friendly. There is of course a system of checks and balances for global corporations when looking at supply […]
Digital transformation has been the core theme across the global ARC Industry Forums for the past few years, but this year it is more relevant in the aftermath of the pandemic. For the first time since its inception, the 25th Annual ARC Industry Forum in February was hosted as a virtual event. The Forum had […]
The global pandemic has created a watershed moment for global supply chains. As we adjust and respond to this “new normal”, one important area is the effect of these shifts on the environment. From that perspective some changes have been clearly positive (e.g. fewer commuting miles driven), some largely neutral (e.g. alternate sourcing strategies), while […]
Workers across many industries don’t feel safe during this pandemic. Autonomous mobile robots emitting UV light can help kill COVID-19 microbes and keep workers safe.