A longstanding plateau of supply chain procurement and services buying innovation has left the global market in a state of stunted growth, with seemingly little room for manoeuvre. Philip Letts, CEO of blur Group reveals exactly how key players in the tech world are pushing to broaden the horizons of traditional commerce.
Legislation also has its part to play in ensuring that the food industry - often under pressure to produce affordable food - is pushed into considering the nutritional value of its products. It takes very little time to adjust to drinking tea without sugar. If competing food products are compelled to cut various unhealthy ingredients at the same time, the nation would quickly adjust.
Modern cars are full of technology, electric motors, and active and passive safety equipment, all of which add weight. Even the miles of wiring they need to work all of this piles on the pounds. Then there's the extra strengthening necessary for the chassis of these mighty performance cars, the bigger wheels and the beefier brakes - everything adds mass.
The past twelve months have seen more businesses take ownership of their data than ever before. Finding ways to exploit and make use of the information they've had in their company all along means they gain insights to improve everything from operations, to staff deployment through to customer service.
Getting fired because of a bad joke is certainly a painful experience on its own. But watching the joke as it makes its way to the front pages of major international newspapers, pushed by a global wave of public indignation, is definitely a lot worse. Especially when it's just a few days before Christmas.