Tag: efficiency

Red tape: dynamics of corruption

To fight corruption, we need a free media, an independent judiciary and an effective law enforcement, which help stem abuses by corruption and red tapism.

What a Chief Resilience Officer does

One critical step cities can take to facilitate their resilience building is to hire a Chief Resilience Officer (CRO). The CRO is an innovative position in city government that ideally reports directly to the city’s chief executive, and acts as the city’s point person for resilience building, helping to coordinate all of the city’s resilience ...

Bringing ports into the digital age

Today’s consumers expect fast shipping times and low costs. In order to cater to their needs, retailers are increasingly integrating logistics technology to innovate the process. That said, ports have up until now remained unthreatened by disruption. They will always be an established partner for retailers because of the unlikelihood of new entrants and the ...

Big data a “key to reducing food waste”?

Rising costs of food wastage and legislation aimed at reducing the problem is motivating organizations to use big data in order to combat the issue.

Blockchain seen as tool in food safety

The food industry is turning to the same technology used by virtual currencies to strengthen food safety and inventory management by tracking meats and crops from farm to table. Working with IBM, retail giant Walmart Stores is testing the technology system on mangos in the United States and pork in China. Blockchain, the underlying technology ...

Energy scandal: misleading efficiency claims leading to huge bills for homeowners

Homeowners and companies are being hit with unexpectedly high energy bills because planners continually make false promises about the 'green' credentials of new buildings, a major study has found. Thousands of new homes, schools and offices are using double the energy that they should because planners are massively overestimating their efficiency, the University of Bath ...