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Cut costs of road freight - logistics / transport / manufacturing innovation

Futurist Keynote Speaker: Posts, Slides, Videos - Manufacturing Industry, Logistics, Supply Chain

EU Petrochemical industry examples - impact of European product exchanges to save over 140 million kms a year of trucking costs.

Improved distribution methods. Green tech innovation to reduce fuel costs by trucking industry, improving efficiency in lorry engines, aerodynamics, tyre resistance, heat recovery, regenerative breaking, power generation from auto suspension, nanotechnology coatings in engines, smarter lubricants, cleaner fuel, better better gearboxes and transmission, longer vehicles, larger container size.

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Product Exchanges - save manufacturing cost and time

Futurist Keynote Speaker: Posts, Slides, Videos - Manufacturing Industry, Logistics, Supply Chain

Product exchanges are a great way for manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers to save money. Every day hundreds of thousands of identical products pass each other on highways.  Imagine two online retailers selling the same DVD player, in Berlin and London.  The Berlin retailer wins an order from a customer near London.  On the same day, the retailer in London receives an order for an identical product from a customer near Berlin...

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RFID - future impact on retail, logistics, supply chain management, manufacturing

Futurist Keynote Speaker: Posts, Slides, Videos - Manufacturing Industry, Logistics, Supply Chain

Practical challenges in delivering wireless barcode revolution with water, metal challenges (RFID radio frequency identification devices).

Controlling global supply chains at the speed of light.

Impact of RFID on retail and wholesale stock taking.

Conference keynote lecture by Patrick Dixon, for Red Prairie, audience of logistics and supply chain executives.

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Carbon Offsetting - Global Warming Action

Futurist Keynote Speaker: Posts, Slides, Videos - Manufacturing Industry, Logistics, Supply Chain

Carbon offsetting is a vitally important, but controversial way to tackle climate change. Every business should consider carbon offsetting as an integral part of strategy and responsibility. It allows one business to fund energy savings in another, and to use those savings as a credit or allowance against its own energy use. It works because it is often cheaper to save a ton of carbon in another company rather than your own. There are many challenges eg proving rapid, genuine benefit, preventing fraud.

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Future of Manufacturing

Futurist Keynote Speaker: Posts, Slides, Videos - Manufacturing Industry, Logistics, Supply Chain

Business Week / Siemens client event in Boston for manufacturing industry analysts.  New markets and technologies in manufacturing.  Impact of credit crunch.  Nanotechnology and biotechnology, future of the pharmaceutical industry and space technology.  Divergence and convergence.

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Energy Saving Business Opportunities

Futurist Keynote Speaker: Posts, Slides, Videos - Manufacturing Industry, Logistics, Supply Chain

Here are some examples of many other energy saving / environmental projects - each of which is a business opportunity, as well as an opportunity to help the environment.

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FUTUREWISE - Guide to surviving the future

Futurist Keynote Speaker: Posts, Slides, Videos - Manufacturing Industry, Logistics, Supply Chain

Managing logistics through a downturn.

Many executives responsible for logistics are feeling battered and bruised right now. Hit by one event after another, there’s little time to regroup or reflect, and the top of a corporation can be a lonely place. Profit warnings, share price pressures, mergers, reorganisations, relocations, disposals, painful layoffs and great geopolitical uncertainties can sweep away even the most comprehensive logistics strategies – and that’s despite outstanding management over many years.

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Product Exchanges and Climate Change

Futurist Keynote Speaker: Posts, Slides, Videos - Manufacturing Industry, Logistics, Supply Chain

The chemical industry in the EU is a prime example where huge amounts of energy could easily be saved by product exchanges.  Every day many thousands of trucks drive long distances across Europe carrying identical chemicals in opposite directions from different sets of suppliers to factories.  If both companies were part of a Product Exchange, they would swop their identical stock online. Polish polyethylene for example would go direct to a Polish factory, and the same for the French. Over 100 million kilometres of trucking could be saved if chemical suppliers worked more efficiently.  That’s equivalent to 10 million litres less diesel burnt, saving at least EU 20 million in costs.

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