Why Having a Green Supply Chain Has Become a Necessity

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater In honor of Earth Day I thought I’d take the opportunity to outline in my humble opinion why having a green supply chain is no longer a nice-to-have – it’s a necessity. Gone are the days when consumers would look the other way while companies rode roughshod over the environment in pursuit of a more profitable supply chain. And how exactly does that lead to a green supply chain?

How Can We Heal the Global Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Shaman

In the last six months, in my travels, I have presented to supply chain teams in China, Belgium, France, Germany, Peru, Mexico, Netherlands, South Africa, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. I strongly feel that if I am going to cover the global supply chain that I need to experience it. Connectivity enabled the growth of the global supply chain opening up markets driving opportunity. Supply chain process development is slower.

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A Brief History of WMS in the Supply Chain

Cerasis

The development and history of warehouse management systems (WMSs) have had a profound impact on how the supply chain functions. The 19 th Century: The Railroad Becomes a Major Player in Transporting Goods. During the 19 th century, the use of railroads to transport goods long distances had increased. The 2000s to 2006: Warehouses Become More Advanced, Relying on Evolving Technology to Meet Increased Demand and Avoid Overstocking.

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RFID in the Supply Chain: Fizzling Technology or the Future of Effective SCM?

Cerasis

In 2003, Walmart announced that all of its suppliers would need to have Radio frequency identification (RFID) tags on all pallets and cases by 2006. More recently, with the rise of interconnected systems, the analytics to derive value from those systems seems, and decreased costs, RFID is resurrecting as a solution for increasing supply chain management (SCM), visibility into processes, and reducing inventory tracking costs. RFID Tags Are Resurging in the Supply Chain.

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My Take: The Role of Anaplan in Defining the Art of the Possible in Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

Keeping with my normal Sunday night ritual, I poured myself a cup of tea to pen my weekly post for the Supply Chain Shaman. My passion is helping supply chain leaders. The research, the share groups, the training and the event services of Supply Chain Insights are all focused at helping business leaders understand the “Art of the Possible.” To date supply chain processes are enterprise-centric.

New Bookends: The Tale of Supply Chain Global Leaders in Consumer Products

Supply Chain Shaman

These consumer products global leaders paved the road for supply chain excellence by defining new supply chain practices. Today, each leader wants to take their empowered team to new supply chain heights. At Supply Chain Insights, we published a report card yesterday. The report analyzes supply chain performance and improvement by the Consumer Products Leaders in the period of 2006-2014. Life is busy at Supply Chain Insights.

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Coronavirus Increases Supply Chain Risk Management Priority

Enterra Insights

For years I’ve been writing about the importance of supply chain risk management and how it’s often given short shrift in business discussions. Eric Kimberling ( @erickimberling ) an Enterprise Resource Planning expert, writes, “The coronavirus pandemic disrupted supply chains across the globe, and suddenly everyone is paying more attention to what was an overlooked subject just months ago. Demand vs. supply.

This Week in Logistics News (February 17-21, 2014)

Talking Logistics

White House Directs the EPA and the Department of Transportation (DOT) to Set the Next Round of Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles. And yet, despite the continued advancement of global trade management solutions, many companies still rely on Excel spreadsheets to manage this highly strategic and risky supply chain process. This is not only leading to stockouts, but also higher transportation rates.

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Combat Rising Transportation Costs and Driver Shortage With Supply Chain Analytics

Savi

Supply Chain Challenges: Freight Volume Rising, Driver Shortage Growing The shipping industry plays a critical role in world economics. Its immense power stems from its ubiquity–in every sector, you will find shipping and a supply chain. Today’s driver shortage is helping to drive transportation costs higher. To put this in perspective, 2018 is the first year since 2006 in which driver shortage is the primary concern of the industry.

How Do You Define a Mature Supply Chain Planning Organization? (Part 1)

Supply Chain Shaman

Their goals were lofty, but their understanding of supply chain planning was hazy. In 2006, they made a decision to implement a supply chain planning solution. Tactical Supply. Supply Chain Design. Ad hoc design planning often focused on a function of the supply chain. Most often the focus is on transportation or logistics, but does not take into consideration the trade-offs between make, source and deliver.

Supply Chain Movement 19 – Software & Leaders

Supply Chain Movement

Contents Supply Chain Movement 19 – 2015 Q4. Sharing Dutch supply chain knowledge in Turkey. Acquisition of GT Nexus Underlines Infor’s Focus on Supply Chain. Supply chains in Europe are facing a wide variety of changes. To arrive at optimal European supply chains it is crucial to consider shifts in economic growth, currency fluctuations and tax reductions in addition to production and distribution costs.

Early ‘Internet of Things’ Pilots Proved Supply Chain Benefits of RFID Pallets

Supply Chain Network

Two early pilots were facilitated by Supply Chain Network and carried out in 2003 and 2006 with both representing successful demonstrations of the potential supply chain benefits available through ‘Internet of Things’ implementations. As you can see from the above results the supply chain benefits of utilizing RFID pallets was proven.

The India supply chain revolution

Supply Chain Movement

India is on the cusp of a supply chain transformation that may end up being nothing short of a major game changer. This usually leads to a lively discussion as to why companies in India have surprising supply chain configurations. A system of poor supply chain incentives. We spoke to Raj Reddy, supply chain VP at Glenmark Pharmaceuticals. These long delays for transport run straight into the very localized and demand distribution market.

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Why Energy Supply Chains are Transitioning to Renewables

Requis

The coronavirus pandemic has given the world a wake-up call about resiliency in supply chain. In spite of the increased spend, production has not risen but declined 6% between 2006 and 2012.

Early ‘Internet of Things’ Pilots Proved Supply Chain Benefits of RFID Pallets

Supply Chain Network

Two early pilots were facilitated by Supply Chain Network and carried out in 2003 and 2006 with both representing successful demonstrations of the potential supply chain benefits available through end to end ‘Internet of Things’ supply chain implementations. Emerging Trends Freight & Transportation Grocery Logistics Information Technology Matrix Commerce New Ideas

Transforming Consumer Value Chains: Navigating The Power Shift to the Shopper

Supply Chain Shaman

Retail was slow to adopt supply chain processes to drive new business models; and as a result, traditional retail redefinition of supply chain processes got caught in the omni-channel hype while Amazon worked its magic to become a market leader. For today’s supply chain leader, the pressures on both operating margin and inventory turns is great. A Closer Look at Consumer Value Chains and the Value of the EACH.

Who said supply chains are boring?: An Online Class Everyone.

Supply Chains Rock

Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle. Without supply chains consumers would be stuck using products that they had to make or grow with their own two hands.

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Accellos Names Bill Ashburn General Manager of Transportation Software Solutions

Supply Chain Network

Accellos, a leading provider of supply chain execution software solutions, has named Bill Ashburn General Manager of its line of transportation software solutions. Accellos has recently restructured into business units focused on Transportation, WMS, Third Party Logistics and Supply Chain Execution, a crucial step in its long-term strategy of building a unified suite of supply chain software through acquisition and organic development.

Illegal Supply Chains: selling stolen and counterfeit drugs

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

On February 27, 2014, the US House of Representatives Subcommittee had a public hearing to discuss the issue of counterfeit drugs and the underlying illegal supply chains.  The illegal supply chains for producing and selling counterfeit and stolen drugs are growing rapidly and profitably world-wide.  billion between 2006 and 2012 to fight Malaria in Africa that kills 600,000 annually.  How can US government fight illegal supply chains?

Insights from Elemica reveal 2014 Frankfurt

Talking Logistics

The German team overcame disappointments in 2006 and 2010 to win the World Cup this year, while favorites Spain (the defending champion) and Brazil (the host country) were humbled by the competition. the biggest challenge supply chain and logistics professionals face today is not change, which is something they have always faced, but keeping up with the rapid pace of change across a variety of dimensions — technology, regulations, economic and political landscapes, demographics, and so on.

The History of Supply Chain Management! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Over the last 100 plus years of the history of supply chain management has evolved from an initial focus on improving relatively simple, but very labor-intensive processes to the present day engineering and managing of extraordinarily complex global networks. History of Supply Chain Management: Roots. Increasingly this is referred to by industry as “Supply Chain Engineering.”. History of Supply Chain Management: The Early Years.

Supply Chain Management:Has Best of Breed WMS Won the Race?

Infosys Supply Chain Management

TradeEdge – Demand Chain Management. Supply Chain Management. The Infosys global supply chain management blog enables leaner supply chains through process and IT related interventions. Discuss the latest trends and solutions across the supply chain management landscape. It is more of a logistics suite race as the vendors have moved from being pure play WMS players to end to end supply chain execution software providers.

3 Tips for Placing the Customer at the Center of Your Hospitality Supply Chain

AFFLINK

Customers want what they want, and there should be a supply chain plan in place that supports those needs. But what happens when your hospitality supply chain isn’t flexible enough to provide for the customer? Here, we’ll give you examples of customer experiences — bad and good — and how with the right supply chain, it’ll all work out. For many hotels, poor information flow can be a deathblow when it comes to maintaining and improving the supply chain.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Evolution and History of Supply Chain Management

Cerasis

History of Supply Chain Management. Over the last 100 plus years of the history of supply chain management has evolved from an initial focus on improving relatively simple, but very labor-intensive processes to the present day engineering and managing of extraordinarily complex global networks. History of Supply Chain Management: Roots. Increasingly this is referred to by industry as “Supply Chain Engineering.”

Notes from ProcureCon Indirect West at the Wigwam in Phoenix Arizona

Supply Chain View from the Field

The software was founded in 2006, and is based on the Amazon model of being able to quickly access data…because of how new the platform was, it is better able to drive solutions that are truly mobile and accessible to sourcing and contract managers from their iPhones. I also met with a firm that specializes in negotiating third party contracts with transportation providers, ACSPE.

Lean Thinking Revisited

Operations and Supply Chain Management

The supply chains for consumer goods in the U.S. The sputtering supply chains are putting a new spotlight on the just-in-time strategy born in the hyperefficient Japanese automotive industry that became a religion for many American executives.

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Make 2016 the Year of the TMS

Talking Logistics

One area that always seems ripe for improvement is the supply chain, and one of the best ways to accomplish that is with a transportation management system (TMS). The Cloud has become the great equalizer in supply chain software thanks to the speed, simplicity and savings it delivers. If you’re serious about buying a transportation management system, however, you need to look beyond just features and functionality.

Don Ralph of Staples Awarded Salzberg Medallion for SCM

Supply Chain Network

Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management has awarded Don Ralph, Senior Vice-President of Supply Chain & Logistics at Staples, with the prestigious Salzberg Medallion. Don is being honored for his outstanding contributions in the field of supply chain management. He has led the development of both the delivery (B2B) and retail logistics networks and developed a supply chain team that many consider the best in the office products industry.

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Intelleflex Announces Cellular, GPS-equipped RFID Reader & Cloud-based ZEST™ Data Services Platform

Supply Chain Network

Intelleflex, a leading provider of on-demand data visibility solutions for supply chains and asset tracking, today announced the Intelleflex CMR-6100, the first fully integrated cellular-enabled, GPS-equipped multi-protocol RFID reader with support for the ISO Class 3 battery assisted passive and EPCglobal C1G2 passive standards. Enabling information sharing among supply chain partners, and product traceability records with customers and insurance and financial services companies.

Chain of Custody: The source of control in global supply chains? – IoT Beyond the Buzz

Global Trade Management

Chain of custody is a term often thrown around as a buzzword. In combination with the latest technology hypes like IoT, the chain of custody is magnified to address everything from supply chain security to regulatory compliance. What is chain of custody? How and why is it relevant for supply chains? You may find multiple definitions of a chain of custody by governments, associations, agencies, logistics service providers, shippers.

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Successful Cargo Space Delivery

Freightos

NASA awarded the company a commercial orbital transportation services contract in 2006, to design and demonstrate a launch system to resupply cargo to the ISS. Well, delivering things in space only became necessary when there was somewhere, someone and something; three things in short supply up there. Progress M1-3 which followed soon after, was the first ship to carry supplies. Freight Insights General Logistics and Supply Chain Technology Series News

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How to Create a Truckload Strategy That Works in Any Market

Talking Logistics

Because in supply chains, surprises tend to mean wasted time and added expense. We have been studying truck freight attributes and strategies since 2006. Once you’ve selected a mix of asset-based carriers, the next step is to choose an optimal 3PL to work with as part of your transportation strategy. Transportation involves numerous risks, with responsibility typically landing on the shipper if something goes amiss during transit.

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LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

Domestic Package, International Package, and Supply Chain and Freight. Now, UPS has aggressively grown into freight and other transportation solutions through a series of strategic acquisitions. The latest addition to this portfolio includes LTL and truckload freight services, which complements UPS’s global capabilities to provide customers a single source for multiple modes of transportation. The new segment was rebranded as UPS Supply Chain Solutions.

This Week in Logistics News (September 29 – October 3, 2014)

Talking Logistics

It’ll come to me eventually, but in the meantime, here’s the news that caught my attention this week: Kewill Acquires the IBM® Sterling Transportation Management System (TMS). One of the early pioneers of software-as-a-service (SaaS) transportation management systems (TMS) was Nistevo, which was acquired by Sterling Commerce in May 2006 (Sterling Commerce had become an AT&T company in late 2005).

Transforming Tribes

EFT

The “C” suite is often made up of “tribal chiefs” each competing for attention, budget, manpower and reward for their tribes which have an undeniable hierarchy; in retail buying sits at the top, and logistics is condemned to the lowest end of the food chain. It’s possibly a harsh view, but in academic literature the retail supply chain is broadly acknowledged as being the most dysfunctional. Many retail organisations are essentially tribal.