Manufacturing logistics and procurement – September 2020

28 September 2020

Impact of COVID-19 on the supply chain
DHL published a white paper; Delivering pandemic resilience about how to secure stable supply chains for vaccines and medical goods during the COVID-19 crisis and future health emergencies. You can download the white paper after filling in your details
M&A Worldwide published their Advanced Manufacturing Industry Group 2020 report (3.9 MB) with current trends and the impact of COVID-19 on manufacturing.
The latest BCI report, COVID19: The Future of Supply Chain, shows the impact the pandemic has had on supply chains, with 73% of organisations encountering ‘some’ or ‘significant’ detrimental effect on the supply side. You can download the report after registering.
The white paper Food Industry Control and Protection Against COVID-19, of EAS Consulting Group, includes some recommended considerations based on current food safety guidelines and current understanding of COVID-19. You can download the white paper after filling in your details.

Future perspective and optimisation in logistics
The MHI publication Transformation Age: Shaping Your Future, the third publication in the MHI Roadmap Series, is intended to provide material handling, logistics and supply chain industry professionals insights into trends and technologies impacting business success in the next 10 to 20 years.
A new PMMI report shows that OEMs and suppliers who meet the needs of the changing times will thrive along with the CPGs of the future. You can download the report after filling in your e-mail address.
An article by FZI researchers entitled Fully-Automated Packaging Structure Recognition in Logistics Environments (3.9 MB) was recently published.
GS1 is partnering with 42 leading stakeholders to push for efficiency and sustainability in European transport corridors.

Standards and regulations in logistics
ISO has published an article on its first standards and documents to support blockchain technology: ISO 22739, ISO/TR 23244 and ISO/TR 23455. The standards ISO/TR 3242, ISO 23257 and ISO/TS 23635 are in the pipeline. They should help to facilitate a common understanding and support its adoption in a safe and secure way.
The European Commission expects the initiative about Artificial intelligence (AI), ethical and legal requirements to be adopted in the first quarter of 2021. This initiative will ensure that AI is safe, lawful and in line with EU fundamental rights. The overall goal is to stimulate the uptake of trustworthy AI in the EU economy.

Food safety and delivery
Smithers published a white paper on why food safety is critical for carton and corrugated inkjet machines. It provides guidance for producers considering an investment in inkjet. You can download the white paper after filling in your details.
According to Springwise, the Latin American company iFood has started to deliver meals by drone in Brazil. The company has received permission to do so from the national aviation authority.

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