Manufacturing logistics and procurement – November 2021

03 December 2021

Optimisation in the application of varnishes barrier on carton board packaging
An article (1.3 MB) by the Instituto de Pesquisas Tecnológicas do Estado de São Paulo entitled, ‘Optimization in the Application of Varnishes Barrier on Cartonboard Packaging’ has been published in the Journal of Applied Packaging Research.

Sustainable transport packaging
A paper (285 kB) by the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria has been published in LOGI entitled ‘Sustainable Transport Packaging: Evaluation and Feasibility for Different Use Cases’.

Artificial Intelligence in companies
Deloitte AI Institute has published the fourth edition of the ‘State of AI in the Enterprise’ survey (1.3 MB). The survey explores the deeper transformations happening inside organisations that are using AI to drive value in order to understand what the most ‘AI-fueled organisations’ are doing to drive success. The report finds that AI-fueled organisations leverage data as an asset to deploy and scale AI systematically across all types of core business processes in a human-centred way.

Logistics in in the pharmaceutical sector
DHL has published a report (10.24 MB) in which they examine the vital role that logistics play in the transformation of the global clinical trials market, the impact future regulations will have on the pharma supply chain, reasons why there is a need for decentralised trials and the benefits of implementing direct-to-patient delivery models.
VIL (in Dutch) has launched the Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMP) project (in Dutch) to address the logistic challenges in the pharmaceutical sector. In the pharmaceutical sector, a streamlined logistics process is critical. The circular logistics of personalised shipments with ATMP, such as cell therapy, gene therapy or tissue engineered products, is extra complex because of the specific requirements regarding temperature, reliability and traceability.

End-of-Line (EoL) equipment
PMMI has published the report 2021 ‘End-of-Line Equipment: Purchasing Trends and Design Insights’, in which a brief overview of the EoL segments is given. The authors also examine growth rates of each EoL machine category, highlight major industry trends that are affecting EoL equipment, explore the features of EoL equipment desired by end users and outline what manufacturers most need from OEMs when evaluating EoL projects. You can download the report after filling in your details.

Impact of Corona crisis on supply chain
Machevo & Bulk Vereniging (in Dutch) has published an article about their survey, which shows that the impact of the corona crisis has been limited for the Dutch process industry and has not produced a deep rift. This is mainly due to a solid base and a wide supply area for manufacturers and suppliers of process plants, process engineering, process automation and process equipment.

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