As part of its commitment to the promotion of innovation and sustainability, Institut Cerdà has created the first Observatory of Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) in Spain. The first edition included 200 initiatives and, following its success, the 2nd edition is now being launched.read more
On July 18th 2018, Institut Cerdà, presented the competitiveness and sustainability indicators of the Catalan logistics system, an output of the Logistics Observatory. The event took place at the Auditorium of the Department of Territory and Sustainability of the Generalitat of Catalonia. The participants included Pere Padrosa, General Director of Transport of the Generalitat of Catalonia; Enric Ticó, General Director of Cimalsa; Jordi Hereu, president of the Sustainable Logistics Group and Fina Jarque, financial director of Cimalsa.
The presentation of the Logistics Obervatory’s Indicators of Competitiveness of the Catalan Logistic System, is an annual event, promoted by the Department of Territorial Policy and Public Works of the Generalitat and Cimalsa, and produced with the technical input of Institut Cerdà. The initiative was originally launched in 2004 and, with this document, has now reached its thirteenth edition.
The urban distribution of goods, food in particular, has to adapt to the social changes that demand new, better and reasonably priced services at a reasonable price. In urban areas these services must also be increasingly sustainable (friendly, peaceful, silent, healthy, environmentally friendly, etc.).
Whenever mobility related improvements are proposed in large cities, there is a debate on how to organise last mile distribution: improving mobility, efficiency, environmental impact and sustainability.
What are the trends in crisis management for the coming years?
Companies are going to focus more on culture than on protocols as the means to manage crisis situations. Culture that will be translated in three basic aspects: firstly prevention, the capacity to be prepared in front of any situation, regardless of whether or not it is new or unexpected; secondly, the ability to analyse, and to know how to analyse what has been done in past situations; and thirdly, and very importantly, the ability to relate permanently to all environments.