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Harnessing the Global Wealth Chain

No-one was surprised at the announcement of cuts in government expenditure and increases in taxes. We all knew it was going to happen, whatever the colour of the new Government, and we will all have to live with it and pay the cost. Nevertheless, despite the global financial turnmoil and the recession, and despite the pain of higher taxes, UK citizens are still near the top of the league of world wealth, measured broadly as gross domestic product per capita....

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Using a Construction Consolidation Centre to reduce waste and carbon emissions

This guidance document has been developed by The Logistics Business and WRAP (The Waste and Resources Action Programme) to give construction clients and contractors an overview of when they should consider a Construction Consolidation Centre (CCC), and an indication of some of the costs and benefits associated with this. It is intended to review how the operation of a CCC impacts on a supply chain and the typical barriers to setting one up.The purpose of this report is therefore to...

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The Importance of Supply Chain Traceability

The e-coli crisis in Germany earlier this year quickly triggered the media’s fear about the dangers of global supply chains. We are often told that large scale production and fast over-night supply chains are unsustainable, kill off local production and increase risk. And with over 2,400 people left infected by the outbreak, the fear was that the global situation was spiralling out of control. It seemed even The Archers were not immune to the crisis, with the writers introducing a...

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Tweeting Logistics- will social media play a role in the future of supply chain management?

On a social level, networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook have certainly caught the imagination of the younger generation- teenagers are now regularly updating their mates about what time to meet each other in the pub, or discussing their plans for dinner later that night! But, in the case of Twitter especially, it should be noted that the BBC Economics Editor Robert Peston is now a regular user (or ‘tweeter’) and updates his loyal followers with various thought pieces...

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