Disruptions across the board from the flow of raw materials to the distribution of end markets have in the last few years challenged the competitiveness and success of even well-rooted industries. In order to continue to harness future growth, organisations need to look beyond the traditional silo approach to doing business and instead seek collective opportunities that expand across various business sectors.
Supply Chain and Logistics terminology can seemingly not keep up with the rapid evolution of the industry. For years we have become accustomed to organisations adopting 3-or-4PL business models, but of late abbreviations such as 5, 6 and even 7PL beginning to become part of the logistics lexicon, but what exactly to do these terms mean?
It keeps you awake at night, it is on your mind always, your phone buzzes at all hours of the day, it is temperamental, tricky to handle and everyone has advice on how to do it better. A relationship? No…it’s your supply chain. As a supply chain professional you likely eat, breathe and sleep every detail of your operation and obsess over every transaction, load and shipment. Here are some ways to keep the passion for supply chain alive within your organisation.
As we return to our desks after the festive season, many of us have a list of resolutions made in a flurry of celebration on New Year’s Eve. Ranging from financial goals to fitness or relationship aspirations, we make ourselves promises of how we plan to better ourselves during the coming 12 months. While much as been written about how resolutions fail, reflection and goal setting is important, be it in one's personal life, or indeed in the realm of work. As the January picks up speed, here are six goals every Supply Chain Executive should put on their to-do-list in 2018.
What is organic waste?
Organic waste is the broad term used to encompass any waste from a biological source including paper, pulp, fibre, food and animal waste, biosolids and sludge. While organic waste may seem like it requires less attention due to its biodegradable nature, this waste stream is often the single greatest source of landfill material. Organic wastes such as food scraps may decompose reasonably quickly, however products such as paper take far longer to break down, significantly adding to the volume of waste generated each year. This dumping and decomposition of organic waste not only place our approximately 1200 landfills under considerable strain but the by-product of decomposition, methane gas, contributes substantially to global warming if not correctly managed.