supply chain

semi-circular strategies for sustainability

Semi-circular strategies

You’re probably noticing the growing interest in the circular economy – but what on earth are ‘semi-circular’ strategies? We unpack what podcast guest Steve Haskew meant by ‘semi-circular’ and look at why semi-circular strategies are a sustainable step in the right direction.

Linear economy risk

Supply chain risk

The coronavirus is already highlighting supply chain risk and creating major headaches for many businesses. How can you protect your business in the face of the next mega-disruption, whether driven by extreme weather, disasters, or even geo-politics? We explore how those businesses working towards a circular economy are mitigating these potentially fatal flaws. They aim to recover their own resources, to prioritise local supply and decentralised production, and to slow down consumption instead.

Powering Progress Together, Shell London, 2018

Catherine spoke about Low Carbon City Logistics at Shell Powering Progress Together in London on July 5 2018, a day of discussions focusing on “Exploring Future Mobility: Visions of Transport for 2040”. Watch the short summary video below… Can all transport be electrified? How will autonomous vehicles change the way we travel? Are we about… Read More »Powering Progress Together, Shell London, 2018

Ways to create a plastics circular economy

Six ways to create a plastics circular economy

Plastics are fantastic!

Those of you who’ve heard some of my ‘tree-hugging’ talks might think I’m being sarcastic…but plastics have transformed our lives for the better, in everything from transport to technology.

I want to persuade you that we should value plastic, and keep it circulating instead of chucking it away.

Digital disruption: how 3D Printing is re-making supply chains

Catherine’s article for SHD Logistics Magazine, June 2017 Digital disruption: how 3D Printing is re-making supply chains 3D Printing (3DP) is already transforming logistics.  UPS, DHL, Fedex, TNT – and Amazon – are innovating, investing and building new partnerships to embed 3DP or Additive Manufacturing (ADM) into their services. DHL’s 2016 Logistics Trend Radar sees… Read More »Digital disruption: how 3D Printing is re-making supply chains

From leaky to loopy A supply chain revolution

A supply chain revolution: how the circular economy unlocks new value

The circular economy creates and captures new value for businesses, and adds extra dimensions to supply chains.  It’s gaining momentum as a critical tool for future-fit businesses.  Nike, M&S, Renault and many others are developing circular products and services.  Circular start-ups are thriving.  My book explores the drivers and benefits of the circular economy in… Read More »A supply chain revolution: how the circular economy unlocks new value