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  • September 28, 2021 -

    How to Cut Packaging Waste from your Supply Chain

    Packaging waste has become one of the biggest plagues of this decade, mainly due to its proliferation and single use.

    According to Eurostat, Europe produced 170 million tonnes of packaging waste in 2018 (equivalent to 174kg per European inhabitant), approximately 40% being cardboard and paper, 20% plastic, 20% glass and 20% wood. Due to poor waste management…

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  • March 03, 2021 - UK - Weybridge

    Is electrification still coming as a shock to the automotive sector?

    In 1898, a young Ferdinand Porsche developed the Lohner-Porsche – a horseless carriage with hub-mounted electric motors directly driving each wheel, powered by a hybrid mix of batteries and a gasoline generator.

    There was a flurry of electric cars after that, but as petroleum became much more affordable in the 1900s electric vehicle production lapsed again, becoming mainly…

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  • March 03, 2021 - UK - Weybridge

    Is it time to take a fresh look at sharing in the automotive industry?

    Extraordinarily, it’s already been five years since Sergio Marchionne, then chief executive of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, gave a presentation called “Confessions of a Capital Junkie”.

    He argued that carmakers should come together to help fund the increasing development costs of greener cars, as well as new technologies such as self-driving vehicles.

    The industry reaction was mixed at best, possibly…

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  • March 03, 2021 - UK - Weybridge

    The Supply Chain “Just in time” meets “just in case”

    Think of the automotive industry as a complex network. Carmakers, known as original equipment manufacturers, (or OEMs) sit at the centre. Encircling them are the Tier One suppliers who deliver big integrated solutions directly to the OEMs. Next come Tier Two suppliers, who provide individual parts or assembled components either directly to the OEM or to Tier One…

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  • November 26, 2020 - UK - Weybridge

    What diversity of thought should – and shouldn’t – mean for business

    Imagine you're asked to join a project team at work. Will you bring the hard data and facts and figures? Or will you be the blue-sky thinker, looking beyond today's challenges and imagining what could be? Maybe you'll pay attention to what others have missed; the loopholes and pitfalls, or perhaps provide the creative solutions others haven't thought…

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