Sustainability is Survival

With the unprecedented crisis created by the COVID – 19 pandemic, corporates today are forced to rethink about their sustainable initiatives. These involve a commitment of significant resource to reduce the environmental impact that the companies create in the areas of carbon intensity, water scarcity, resource utilization & circularity. There are chances that these multiyear, multimillion-dollar initiatives can be put on the back-burner for the time being when there is liquidity crunch and the cash flows are shrinking. We

Collaboration tools – How can ERP workflow help supply chain management?

A collaboration tool helps people to collaborate. The purpose of a collaboration tool is to support a group of two or more individuals to accomplish a common goal or objective. Collaboration tools can be either of a non-technological nature such as paper, flipcharts, post-it notes or whiteboards. They can also include software tools and applications such as collaborative software.Collaboration tools are broadly classified into three types – communication, coordination and cooperation. How does ERP workflow help in the supply chain management? ERP

Supply chain management tools: Clear and immediate solution?

What does it take to be a master in supply chain management? Well, it is not an easy task but is definitely a very important one to take the business to higher levels and get efficient results. The margin of error with the supply chain management is drastically thinning as a consequence of Covid-19. You would probably not get one way of understanding & dealing with the tangled chains but yes, a few approaches can make the way a lot

Aviation industry Fighting against the crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the airline industry. The air traffic has seen a significant drop due to lockdown across the globe. This crisis is impacting the supply chain of many businesses which are mainly dependent on air cargo which has an impact on IMPORT & EXPORT of a nation. As per the International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecast global air traffic will be affected by 38%.  Will we see many airlines going bankrupt and mergers happening? Only time can answer that. The

Supply chain Challenges faced by Cement Industries

For an industry segment like cement where high product volume is intrinsic to the business, logistics and supply chain play a critical role in ensuring service differentiation in the face of increasing competition. Transporting material is an essential requirement for industrialisation and urbanisation alike. Further, with rural consumption being one of the main drivers for growth in India, it is important to build an effective and scalable supply chain network to reach the last mile. Supply chain in India faces a

Can ocean freight meet the supply chain challenges in the COVID crisis?

The United States Postal Service (USPS) is shipping mail and parcels to ten European countries via ocean freight to address the issue of limited air transportation resulting from widespread flight cancellations and restrictions due to COVID-19, according to a postal advisory dated 23rd April. The first batch of mail shipped to Europe in this way left JFK International Service Centre in New York for the Port of Rotterdam April 20 carrying five containers of mail weighing 32,768 kilograms to Austria, Denmark,

COVID-19 Impact on packing industries

COVID-19 is an outcome that impacted and taught lessons to every sector, the current pandemic has made companies think about the alternative and new solutions for packing their products which are to be accepted globally. As a result of the current situation there is a sudden demand in the consumption of packed food and order of Online grocery as it provides safety and hygiene to the consumer. The future of packing has changed as now companies have to develop a different

Waxworms to Earth’s rescue!

Researchers at Cambridge University have discovered that the larvae of the moth which eats wax in bee hives can also degrade plastic. Experiments show the insect can break down the chemical bonds of plastic in a similar way to digesting bee’s wax. A waxworm, the larvae of the greater wax moth will be the hero of Earth’s plastic story defeating the villain! The researchers were particularly interested in how this caterpillar, together with the microorganisms in its gut — its microbiome

Bio-plastics, Not a bane!

Bio-plastic is a biodegradable material that come from renewable sources and can be used to reduce the problem of plastic waste that is suffocating the planet and polluting the environment. They are 100% degradable, equally resistant and versatile and already used in agriculture, textile industry, medicine and, over all in the container and packaging market.  Biopolymers are already becoming popular in cities throughout Europe and the United States for ecological reasons: they are known as PHA. A newly published report from information

How is recycling helping unprecedented demand during COVID in the US?

The food and beverage industries along with their packaging and supply chain partners are termed essential during the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States. Recycled bottles and cans, similar to raw materials and other inputs are part of this supply chain for food and beverage packaging. Leaders within the aluminium, glass and plastic industries have joined together over the past month to emphasize the critical role that bottles and cans redeemed and returned through beverage container deposit programs play in the