Setting up for steady success in 2022

2022 is well underway and the global supply chain markets seem to be continuing on their trajectory from 2021. Our insights in this newsletter cover a range of topics, from inflation to the skills gap to sustainability initiatives.

Metal: a sustainable solution to packaging problems

The metals packaging sector and certain specific areas of this sector – such as beverage cans – have been booming as of late. Metal as a material for packaging is often wrongfully overlooked, but its significance, versatility, and durability make it a great option for sustainability and innovation in this field.  


The Future of Pharma is Plant-Based

Recently, a Japanese drugmaker filed for approval in Canada of the world’s first plant-based vaccine against COVID-19. This is the latest in a string of new investments into innovation within the plant-based pharmaceutical sector.


Minimizing the effects of shadow inflation

The word ‘inflation’ has been tossed around a lot recently by various world governments and shouldn’t be very unfamiliar of a concept to most of us. Recorded measurements of consumer prices are rising at a faster rate than they have in years.  


Sustainability and innovation in the cold chain

With COP26 at the forefront of all discussions regarding sustainability, companies and indeed, nations everywhere are looking to optimize and strategize wherever they can to build towards a more sustainable future. When it comes to the supply chain, transportation is a key area of discussion, as it significantly contributes to carbon emissions.  


Over the past quarter, we’ve conducted intensive research relating to the topics and initiatives relevant to Proco Global and our audience. Here’s some of the research we’ve collected about trends and developments across the supply chain this quarter:

The muddled supply chain and subsequent inflation
Inflation is running rampant and consumer prices are skyrocketing in many areas. For example, New Zealand’s cost of living has recently reached a thirty-year high. Businesses across the world are mobilising to curb the effects of the wobbly supply chain.

Ramping up sustainability
Could internal combustion engines be a thing of the past by 2030? Some think so, with the billions of dollars currently being funneled into electric vehicles and sustainability initiatives in general.

Bridging the skills gap
This topic seems to be at the forefront of everyone’s brains, and for good reason. With people quitting in droves, it’s high time for businesses to reevaluate their offerings and upskilling will be crucial here, since many companies will be looking to hire from outside the traditional realm.

These trends seem fairly reflective of developments to come over the next few years. Proco Global remains available for discussion regarding any of the topics mentioned. Feel free to get in touch with us via LinkedIn or our website.

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