Future-proofing transport design

Future-proofing transport design

by Paul Priestman -

Transport design is about more than functionality. In a world increasingly aware of the importance of sustainable practices, design must embrace two key principles: the need for longevity and to promote a change in behaviour.

Sharpening competitive edge through innovation "at the margins"

Sharpening competitive edge through innovation “at the margins”

by John Pearson -

Creating a real competitive edge in a mature market is no easy task. The highly competitive express business in the US and Europe presents a prime example of a market in which companies need to explore innovative ideas at the margins in order to stay a step ahead.

Self-driving vehicles in logistics

Taking pole position on road to self-driving vehicles in logistics

by Markus K├╝ckelhaus -

Self-driving vehicles will change the world of logistics. The question is no longer “if” but “when” – and we’re in the pole position when it comes to innovation and the future of this technology. Our latest trend report, “Self-Driving Vehicles in Logistics”, takes you on a journey of discovery, shining the headlights on the technology’s key elements, benefits and limitations, as well as on best-practice applications and specific use cases across the entire logistics value chain.

Growing even closer together is a must

Growing even closer together is a must

by Frank Appel -

The major sources of uncertainty of our age are increasingly global in nature. Pandemics, terrorism, natural disasters and the vast stream of refugees they entail – in a globalized world everything that happens, happens as if “just around the corner”.

How globalized is the world today?

How globalized is the world today?

by Pankaj Ghemawat -

For most of the period since World War II, globalization posted steady increases. But today we find ourselves in an age of ambiguity, with some exulting about “hyperglobalization” while others worry that globalization may have ended or even begun to reverse. The reality is actually much more nuanced.

Stakeholder Dialogues Can Be Bolder and More Targeted

Stakeholder Dialogues Can Be Bolder and More Targeted

by Achim Halfmann -

Stakeholder dialogues are somewhat hyped these days. Why the hype? The new version of the Global Reporting Initiative guidelines is partially responsible. It put more emphasis on such dialogues.

Asia Pacific - The next chapter in the e-commerce success story

Asia Pacific – The next chapter in the e-commerce success story

by Thomas Kipp -

Online shopping is still one of the main drivers of today’s boom. E-commerce, by now a mainstream mode of doing business in the US and Europe, is emerging as a powerful new growth engine in Asia Pacific.