4 Best Practices for Reducing Medical Supply Waste!

The medical supply industry is the business of supplying the healthcare industry with items such as surgical instruments, bandages, general wound care, gloves, staff and patient apparel, and other medical equipment. However, due to the nature of work involved in healthcare facilities, a significant amount of medical supply waste is generally expected. 

Medical supply waste is an issue that plagues healthcare facilities across the world. It’s not just a problem for the providers themselves, as it’s also becoming a problem for the environment.

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How Farmers Can Boost Food Production! (Infographic)

How often do you think about the global population? There are more than 7 billion people living on our planet, and that number will continue to climb. The earth could hold more than 8 to 11 billion people in less than 30 years, by 2050, creating the need to boost food production.

If you’re a farmer, however, you’re probably already aware of the growing need to produce food. The question then becomes, how do you do so? How can farmers increase the world’s food supply in a way that feeds people and protects the planet? 

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3 Tips to Keep Self-Storage Clean and Organized!

It is a saying that ‘Cleanliness is next to Godliness. All cultures have emphasized it to keep your surroundings and self-storage clean and tidy.

Since Self-storage facilities are a second home to your belongings, you also need to keep them clean, just like your home. A self-Storage facility is a safe and secure way to store your belongings away from home.

In the age of consumerism, we buy much more than we may ever need.

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Product Packaging Ideas to Reduce Costs!

Reducing packaging costs can have a huge influence on your business’ overall profit, hence it’s worthwhile taking time to find the right product packaging solution for your companies specific products and customers needs.

While it’s important to save as much money as possible in the packaging and shipping of your products, your packaging still needs to represent your business positively. Cheap or non-branded packaging can paint a negative picture immediately. So consider investing in high-end packaging since it can convey a sense of luxury and quality, leaving a positive impression on clients.

Here are some of the best ways to reduce your packaging costs, without having to compromise on quality… 

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The Supply Chain Carbon Footprint Reduction Strategy! (Infographic)

Unchaining Change Leadership

When I was 11 years old everyone in Grade 6 was required to create and make a speech in front of the class.  I wrote a speech on Air Pollution.  It was an emerging issue in the news at that time.  I talked about statistics on the levels of Air Pollution, the damage it was causing, and what we needed to do to curtail and fix the problem.  This was long before I had heard the words Supply Chain Carbon Footprint.

I ended up winning the local and regional public speaking competitions with that speech.  I didn’t actually end up doing much about Air Pollution beyond helping to promote awareness of the issue with my speech.  But it did plant the idea in my mind that we all had a responsibility to  create awareness and help protect our environment in whatever manner that we could.

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Strategic National Stockpiles and Sourcing for the National Interest!

The decision by President Trump to tell 3M to stop shipping masks to Canada and Latin America is astonishing given that all of humanity is facing the same crisis.

Supply issues started with chronic shortages of toilet paper, hand sanitizer and food goods of all kinds. Store shelves have been emptied of the most basic items that we all take for granted.

And then it quickly evolved to shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) for our Healthcare professionals. The very people whose tireless efforts and personal sacrifices on the front lines of this pandemic don’t even have the basic equipment they need to do their jobs while protecting themselves and their patients.

I never knew what an N95 mask was, nor did I know that there were actually national stockpiles (now proven to be insufficient) of these masks and ventilators and other PPE.

Trump’s action with 3M raises questions for any country about what their Strategic Stockpiles should be and whether future sourcing decisions and actions should be based on parochial nationalistic needs or magnanimous global needs.

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Sustainability in the Online Casino Supply Chain: A Growing Concern!

In online casinos, where excitement and entertainment thrive, sustainability may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, the impact of online gaming on the environment and society is an emerging concern.

In this article, we’ll delve into the growing concern of sustainability in the online casino supply chain and explore how it affects you as a player.

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Acoustics Matters!

Acoustics affect critical aspects of a building’s function, from productivity in the office and communication in the classroom, to the price an apartment, condominium or single-family home can command.

Understanding how to select a combination of building materials, system designs and construction technologies that will provide the most appropriate sound control is key to creating a successful acoustical design.

Energy from sound waves interacts with every object and surface in a room – some energy may be absorbed or scattered by room furnishings and some energy may reflect off or transmit through partitions. 

Sound can bend around barriers and squeeze through small openings, all of which can allow noise to reach surprisingly far beyond its point of origin.  As a result, designers must consider the dynamics of sound when determining how they will control noise within a building.

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The Downside of Free Returns and Exchanges!

A new survey from Brightpearl found that 42 percent of U.S. retailers say they have seen an increase in the number of returns and “serial returners” over the last 12 months.

What’s more, 61 percent of the retailers surveyed said they would ban serial returners.

This is an interesting change in an industry that has put so much emphasis on facilitating free returns and exchanges.

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How Solar Improves Sustainability in Supply Chain!

While you probably wouldn’t target solar panel manufacturing as the supply chain most in need of sustainable management, solar improves sustainability. Commercial solar panels and solar technology are at the cutting edge of efforts to make the supply chain more sustainable.

A variety of efforts are underway to make solar panels more renewable.

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The State of and Challenges with the Lithium Supply Chain!

The rapid growth of electric vehicles (EVs) in recent years has been a game-changer for the automotive industry and the global transition towards sustainable transportation. Central to the success of this transition is the lithium-ion battery and battery charging, which is widely regarded as the key enabler for EV adoption.

As the primary component of these batteries, lithium plays a crucial role in powering the EV revolution. This article explores the lithium supply chain, its importance for electric vehicles, and the future challenges associated with ensuring a sustainable supply of lithium.

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The Rise of Plant-Based Packaging!

In an era when environmental consciousness is at the forefront of consumer concerns, businesses are increasingly exploring sustainable packaging solutions to minimize their ecological footprint. One such innovation that has been gaining traction is plant-based packaging.

This trend marks a significant shift from traditional, often non-biodegradable materials to more eco-friendly alternatives. This article will explore the rise of plant-based packaging and its impact on both businesses and the environment.

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Supply Chain Alone Can’t Solve Sustainability But it Has a Part to Play!

In September 2019, the U.N. climate summit convened in New York. It saw leaders from around the world pledging new initiatives to address the ongoing climate crisis and sustainability, including a $60 Billion renewable energy commitment from Germany, and 15 countries including Britain, Norway and Costa Rica pledging to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

World leaders are responding to massive climate protests and strikes around the world, with students inspired by activist Greta Thunberg and others demanding more action.

Around the world, people are demanding more from their governments, business communities, and their fellow consumers to help create a more sustainable future. None of these three communities can solve the crisis alone, but all have a part to play.

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Sustainable Packaging Benefits From New Marking And Coding Technology!

Sustainability is becoming an increasingly vital priority for businesses at every stage of the modern supply chain. Awareness is rising that inefficiencies and wasteful production processes can have a major negative environmental impact, and that addressing these problems should be central to the minimising of carbon footprints along the supply chain.

One of the key steps businesses are taking to improve the environmental profile of their production, distribution and shipping processes is to embrace sustainable packaging methods and technologies.

The reasons for this are clear: sustainable packaging is more cost-effective, better for the environment and more popular with consumers, and it aligns better with current regulatory demands.

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New EU Deforestation Regulation Set to Disrupt Global Supply Chain!

The European Union (EU) has long been a global leader in environmental protection, and its latest move – the EU Deforestation Regulation – is a testament to its commitment to safeguarding our planet’s future. This regulation is a significant step forward in the fight against deforestation, but has far-reaching implications for businesses and supply chains, as it targets products that have a huge foothold in different consumer goods industries and their sub-sectors. 

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