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CoronavirusSupply Chains

Disruptions to Global Supply Chains, Sustainability, and the Inventory Time Bomb

Posted on 30 May 2022 by Christopher Burns

Sometime during 2018, before the Covid pandemic took over the world, Professor Aris Syntetos interviewed Professor Mike Wilson, the two Directors of the PARC Institute - an industry and academic partnership which researches global supply chains and their performance. Both of them were in agreement and were already predicting that supply chains were under threat and that a rethink on global supply chains was needed.

Supply Chains

Sustainability is Driving New Business Dynamics – Repurposing and Connected Collaboration Across Supply Chains

Posted on 5 August 2021 by Christopher Burns

Sustainability has inevitably risen to the top of the agenda when we talk about supply chains. Everywhere, we read and hear about de-carbonisation, carbon neutrality, carbon trade taxes, carbon emissions, carbon footprint and it is all rightly welcomed in the effort to preserve our planet.

Additive ManufacturingCircular Economy

Digital Technologies – Poison and Medicine for ReMakers

Posted on 26 July 2021 by Andrew Ivins

David Fitzsimons, Director of the European Remanufacturing Council, shares his support for Cardiff University's RemakerSpace.

Circular EconomyTraining & Education

RemakerSpace reshapes the future

Posted on 14 June 2021 by Andrew Ivins

Sustainability, green jobs, resilient growth: words that will increasingly fill our airwaves as the UK prepares for the UN Climate Change Conference this autumn. How can Wales, ranked third in the world for recycling, contribute to ‘net zero’ carbon by 2050, in line with Glasgow’s COP26 event? A new Cardiff-based centre, RemakerSpace, bridges the gap between industry and education – two sectors at the heart of solving this global challenge.

 
If they haven’t already, the coronavirus will force companies to re-think their elongated supply chain.

If they haven’t already, the coronavirus will force companies to re-think their elongated supply chain.

Posted on 27 March 2020 by Andrew Ivins

The devastating effects of the Coronavirus on World Economies is obvious, but Professor Mike Wilson argues it is another illustration that elongated supply chains are vulnerable.

The A-to-Z that could shape future supply chains

The A-to-Z that could shape future supply chains

Posted on 11 November 2019 by Andrew Ivins

In this PARC Insight, PARC blog competition winner Diego Bermudez Bermejo outlines some of the most important trends that are influencing the future of supply chains

Women in Supply Chain Interview: Elizabeth Couzineau

Women in Supply Chain Interview: Elizabeth Couzineau

Posted on 27 August 2019 by Andrew Ivins

Elizabeth Couzineau talks to PARC’s Katy Huckle about the challenges of managing your own business through a financial crisis, getting a PhD whilst taking care of twins, and how to stay grounded and keep smiling through all of it.

Revolutionizing supply chains with 3D printing

Revolutionizing supply chains with 3D printing

Posted on 19 August 2019 by Andrew Ivins

BTM represents a brand new B2B model with the potential to revolutionise supply chains and completely change how we approach 3D printing.

Beyond Industry 4.0 – Preparing SME Manufacturing Systems for the Future

Beyond Industry 4.0 – Preparing SME Manufacturing Systems for the Future

Posted on 13 August 2019 by Andrew Ivins

In this blog post, Dr Daniel Eyers emphasizes the importance of getting the fundamentals right, before thinking about the expensive (and potentially unnecessary) manufacturing technologies of Industry 4.0.

Are we ready for autonomous vehicles?

Are we ready for autonomous vehicles?

Posted on 24 July 2019 by Andrew Ivins

The introduction of autonomous vehicles for the transportation of goods represents a major step forward environmentally, socially and economically. In this PARC Insight, Dr Emrah Demir explores the case.