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Lessons learnt from the implementation of the FLEGT in Indonesia

29-11-2019
EU FLEGT, implementation, Indonesia, lessons, licensing, issues, challenges

The EU FLEGT Facility has issued a briefing note that draws lessons from three years of Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) licensing in Indonesia. Indonesia was the first country in the world to start issuing FLEGT licences in 2016. From November 2016 to July 2019, Indonesia issued a total of 104 719 FLEGT licences for exports …

Editor’s pickHow robots will win over the future

14-08-2018
ABB, Schuler Consulting, Malaysia, Robotics, Challenges in manufacturing, industry 4.0, Production Data generation, automated Business Processes

By Bjorn Henseler, Schuler Consulting   Malaysia’s furniture industry players spent a day at ABB to understand how robotics can facilitate challenges in production. Today, the end-consumer’s demand for customised furniture is what’s making up most of the orders. The number of furniture per order has also gone down, …

Editor’s pickVietnam: Navigating, negotiating new challenges

29-05-2017
Vietnam, challenges

Vietnam’s furniture industry has a host of issues to address to remain competitive amidst the country’s growing popularity as a manufacturing hub. There can be no question that Vietnam is currently Southeast Asia’s hottest hub for wood products manufacturing. Where China used to be the world’s powerhouse for …

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