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Saving the world from plastic waste comes one step closer

Saving the world from plastic waste comes one step closer

Finnish startup Sulapac raised an exceptional €15 million to engine its scale-up and internationalisation. The funding enables further development and broadening of its recipe portfolio. The investors include the world’s leading luxury house Chanel and international media houses, all with valuable expertise to accelerate Sulapac’s expansion.

December 2019 edition of Manufacturing & Logistics IT

December 2019 edition of Manufacturing & Logistics IT

The December 2019 edition of Manufacturing & Logistics IT features a Special Technology Report on Digital Transformation.

For this report, we spoke with experts from the vendor and analyst communities about recent trends and ongoing areas of development within the world of Digital Transformation, and what users can potentially look forward to in the not too distant future.

Green credentials and security will play a huge role in the print industry in 2020, says Y Soft

Green credentials and security will play a huge role in the print industry in 2020, says Y Soft

2019 has been a year of profound change as organisations across the globe have recognised the importance of digital transformation. As a result, more businesses have started experimenting and deploying new smart tools and workflow solutions which in return have enabled rapid information sharing, increased productivity and automation of some of the more mundane tasks.

ThoughtWorks finds retail sector most vulnerable to tech threats post Brexit

ThoughtWorks finds retail sector most vulnerable to tech threats post Brexit

Retail is the sector where UK businesses are most likely to feel exposed to a series of threats to business growth in 2020.

Festive season blind spot

Festive season blind spot

By: Robert Byrne, VP Supply Chain Solutions at E2open. 

The festive season is the season for stuffing. Turkeys with delicious fillings, socks above the fireplace with presents and warehouses with enough stock to meet customer demand during this peak shopping time.

How UK businesses can get to grips with rising supply chain risk

How UK businesses can get to grips with rising supply chain risk

By Alex Saric, smart procurement expert, Ivalua.UK businesses have never been more dependent on their suppliers to help them deliver goods and services to their customers. Be it retail, manufacturing or financial services, suppliers have a vital role to play when it comes to innovation and meeting customer expectations. However, as supply chains become increasingly global, businesses are potentially exposing themselves to more risk than ever before.

Epson reaffirms its commitment to COP25

Epson reaffirms its commitment to COP25

Global technology firm, Epson, has reaffirmed its commitment to decarbonisation (reducing greenhouse gas emissions) in advance of the 25th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25) to be held in Madrid, Spain from 2 to 13 December 2019.

Small manufacturing businesses show rise in growth optimism this quarter

Small manufacturing businesses show rise in growth optimism this quarter

Set against a backdrop of unprecedented change – British small businesses are remaining stoic and are facing the next three months with renewed focus and a determination to succeed.

Voice-directed warehousing solutions market: Advancements such as speech recognition and speech synthesis to uplift adoption

Voice-directed warehousing solutions market: Advancements such as speech recognition and speech synthesis to uplift adoption

According to new global study, increased security and real-time business intelligence are among the major factors driving the growth of the voice-directed warehousing solutions market.

Uncertainty continues to impact supply chain risk, finds Dun & Bradstreet and Cranfield University

Uncertainty continues to impact supply chain risk, finds Dun & Bradstreet and Cranfield University

The ongoing uncertainty around Brexit is encouraging many manufacturers and retailers to consider other supplier locations in low cost, higher risk countries to avoid possible trade barriers. The latest analysis in the Global Supply Chain Risk Report, produced quarterly by Cranfield University and Dun & Bradstreet, found marked increases in Supplier Criticality (up 2%) and Global Sourcing Risk (up 4.8%) in Q3 2019.

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