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Women in Supply Chain Interview: Elizabeth Couzineau

27 August 2019

Elizabeth Couzineau talks to PARC’s Katy Huckle about the challenges of managing your own business through a financial crisis, getting a PhD whilst taking care of twins, and how to stay grounded and keep smiling through all of it.

Revolutionizing supply chains with 3D printing

19 August 2019

BTM represents a brand new B2B model with the potential to revolutionise supply chains and completely change how we approach 3D printing.

Beyond Industry 4.0 – Preparing SME Manufacturing Systems for the Future

13 August 2019

In this blog post, Dr Daniel Eyers emphasizes the importance of getting the fundamentals right, before thinking about the expensive (and potentially unnecessary) manufacturing technologies of Industry 4.0.

Are we ready for autonomous vehicles?

24 July 2019

The introduction of autonomous vehicles for the transportation of goods represents a major step forward environmentally, socially and economically. In this PARC Insight, Dr Emrah Demir explores the case.

Time to say Adieu to Agile

12 July 2019

Lean, agile and all the other methodologies are just that; methodologies. And they don’t work for everyone. In this PARC Insight Andy Lahy, Global Head of Logistics Strategy and Innovation at Panalpina, explains why organisations might want to reconsider their approach to Continuous Improvement by going freestyle and developing a unique solution that best suits their business.

The China-US Trade War – Where Next?

18 June 2019

As their ongoing trade war continues to escalate, Chinese-US trade tensions are never far from the headlines. China’s growing Belt and Road Initiative continues to divide and create factions between East and West. In this PARC Insight, Mike Wilson and Katy Huckle address the implications of those factions and the potential global impact of an East/West trade divide.

Women in Supply Chain, Part 1: Academia – Dr Yingli Wang

10 June 2019

In the first interview of our Women in Supply Chain series, Katy Huckle talks to Dr Yingli Wang about her life and career, from an ice-cream manufacturing plant in China to senior lecturer at a Russell Group university. She discusses her biggest challenges and achievements, along with her key lessons on putting ideas into practice, the importance time management, and why she’s recently taken up karate.

A Game of Warehousing: PARC’s Guide to Gamification

8 May 2019

PARC Insight: Maria Pia Caraccia and Katy Alice Huckle takes a closer look at the impact of game-playing on warehousing operations.

Upcoming blog post series – Women in supply chain – watch this space

23 April 2019

Introducing a series celebrating the contribution of women to innovation in supply chain and to highlight how the industry is progressing towards an equal and fair place of work for all.

Brexit and Trade: It’s even more complicated than we thought

26 March 2019

PARC Interview: Deal or no deal? Well, as it turns out, things are about to get even more complicated either way. In this feature-length PARC interview, Katy Huckle talks to Dr Ludivine Petetin from Cardiff University about the impact of Brexit on supply chains and trade.