Lean Defined: What is Waste? (In Logistics)


Quality can always be improved if the focus is on quality at the source and mistakes are not passed down the supply chain. Image via Wikipedia. Lean Defined: What is Waste? (In In Logistics). We’ve all heard the phrase, “you can’t make something out of nothing.” ” Resources are necessary to accomplish anything great or small.

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Incoterms 2010 the Right Way - SupplyChainOpz

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Incoterms 2010 the Right Way. In global supply chain , most companies try to take an advantage of low-cost country sourcing to drive material costs down. The current version is Incoterms 2010. The purpose of this article is to show factors you should take into account so you can use incoterms 2010 the right way. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts. About. Copyright. Privacy. Blogroll.

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P&G announces the launch of the Supplier Environmental Sustainability Scorecard


P&G announced on May 12, 2010 the launch of the Supplier Environmental Sustainability Scorecard and rating process, another important Sustainable Procurement initiative in line with Wal-Mart’s “Sustainability Index” or IBM’s new CSR requirements for suppliers. P&G also decided to make the scorecard “open source” and you can download the scorecard here.

Sustainable Procurement Leaders


Finally, as a direct consequence of introduction of CSR concepts, the group has been able to achieve savings of 12.800.000 €, thanks to new energy, printing and office products policies (98% of the Group’s electric power coming from renewable sources; optimization of print device; majority of orders for office products restricted to a green catalog etc). 19/05/2010: Interview with Luca Guzzabocca, head of Logistics Costs and Supply Chain Management at GRUPPO MONTEPASCHI.

Nestlé drops palm oil supplier


Nestle’s announcement came just 2 days after Greenpeace released a report on Wednesday (including a very aggressive video) which looked into how the company was sourcing palm oil. Nestlé announced on Friday that they would stop purchasing Palm oil from Indonesian supplier Sinar Mas.

What’s the Difference?

Inbound Logistics

Industry experts explain the source of some common misperceptions regarding supply chain and logistics lexicon

How Many Slaves Are in Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

California, for example, passed the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 , which went into effect in January 2012. The collapse of the garment factory in Bangladesh last week , which killed at least 705 workers and injured thousands of others, has put a spotlight on a problem that plagues many supply chains: the use of slave labor.

Still Don’t Know How Many Slaves Are In Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

Compliance with a similar law passed in California back in 2010 is equally poor. According to a recent report by the non-profit group Development International, only 14% of Californian companies fully comply with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (TISCA). How many slaves are in your supply chain?

Change Management in Moving from Tactical to Strategic Sourcing

Supply Chain View from the Field

I had the opportunity to host a panel of Chief Procurement Officers at the Zycus Horizons 2015 meeting on October 5, 2015, on the subject of the journey organizations take in moving from tactical to strategic sourcing. That being said – the company in 2010 implemented Oracle as its global ERP system under one platform to share supplier master and procurement systems and develop insight into what was going on.

Conflict Minerals Disclosure Deadline is June 1st: How Does Your Supply Chain Measure Up?

Logistics Viewpoints

The US passed a legislation in 2010, called “Dodd Frank Act Section 1502“, […]. Procurement/Sourcing Regulations Central Africa conflict mineralsConflict minerals – Tantalum, Tin, Tungsten and Gold (3TG) – and supply chain transparency will be in the news. Monday, June 1, is the deadline for more than 6,000 Public U.S. companies to file reports with the SEC to disclose whether their products contain conflict minerals.

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Supply Chain Management:The Upcoming 2011 Holiday Buying.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. Just about a year ago,I penned a guest posting on the Infosys Supply Chain Management blog that commented on the pending 2010 holiday buying season and how consumers would test retailer multi-channel operations (MCO) and synchronization. In our commentary, we cited three trends that would manifest themselves in 2010, namely. December 2010. October 2010.

PRO Point of View: Pascale de Felix, Global Sourcing Director – Methods, Tools & Responsible Sourcing at the Bel Group


Global Sourcing Director – Methods, Tools & Responsible Sourcing (Bel Group). She is the Global Sourcing Director – Methods, Tools & Responsible Sourcing, and she has 10 years of experience in Responsible Purchasing. The core activity of the organization is the pooling of on-site audits– from 4000 in 2010, to 21,000 audits in 2018. .

SCRC Innovation and Social Responsibility Supply Index: A Critical Input to “Drucker Management Top 250 List”


The ranking “is based on an analysis of 37 data inputs provided by 12 third-party sources. In the innovation category, metrics related to spending management, category management, strategic sourcing and supplier relationship management. 2010;).

Is the FAR getting in the way of Early Supplier Involvement in defense projects?


defense firms tend to follow a traditional “white box” sourcing approach, as shown in this figure. Much of the sourcing behavior involved in standard defense industry practices is tied to establishing “price reasonableness” in accordance with FAR 15.403 (FAR, 2005). On a broader scale, the General Accounting Office (GAO) has identified strategic sourcing across multiple tiers of the supply base as a key defense acquisition deficiency (GAO, 2006).

Sustainable Supply Chains Requires Effective Supply Management Capabilities!

Supply Chain View from the Field

Globalization has created the emergence of sophisticated supplier networks, creating management challenges as exposure to volatility and complexity of global sourcing has emerged. Further attention was drawn to sustainable supply management as a result of the California Transparency Act in 2010. Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Procurement Sustainability Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Sustainability

Sustainability pays off, but it’s not always traceable

Supply Chain Movement

The global middle class is growing even more rapidly: KPMG has calculated that by 2030 there will be three billion more middle-class consumers than in 2010. Starbucks is one company at the forefront of sourcing sustainably produced commodities. Trends Albert Heijn Amtrada fairtrade Franka Seijbel Ge Happe Jan Huijgens Johan Hazeberg KPMG raw materials sourcing Starbucks Sustainability Tony''s Chocolonely Unilever UTZ Vincent Weijers

The Decimation of Retail Jobs in One Chart


The number of warehousing and storage jobs since 2010 has more than doubled in the U.S. Chart shows the percentage change in employment since 2010. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics. while retail employment has been flat (and negative since Covid-19) over the same period of time. Amazon e commerce logistics warehouse walmart

Why a Cashmere Sweater Can Cost $2,000 — or $30

Supply Chain Brain

Nearly $1.4bn of cashmere garments were exported globally in 2016, up from $1.2bn in 2010, according to United Nations trade data. Quality & Metrics SC Analysis & Consulting Global Supply Chain Management Apparel Retail All Technology Sourcing/Procurement/SRM Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider Featured Content

Biogen Idec designs the innovation supply chain

Supply Chain View from the Field

Our CEO in 2010 needed to create a deliberate way to build the pipeline, and he did this by eliminating programs that were not productive. Our 2010 supply chain was less than optimal. We built our muscle on supplier management and business cooperation, contract negotiation and sourcing. Joydeep Ganguly from Biogen Ide c spoke in my Supply Chain Relationships class last week, and shared his insights on how Biogen’s supply chain evolved.

College grads – trouble finding a job? Think welding….

Supply Chain View from the Field

Although demand for skilled trades like welding and pipefitting slowed somewhat in 2010, short-term demand for labor has leveled off but will continue to grow at a rapid pace. Oil and gas pipelines companies are now beginning to recognize this, and are explicitly considering the importance of a stable labor supply in evaluating construction service suppliers and developing sourcing strategies. We recently worked on a study examining the market for pipeline construction services.

Healthcare Has Fallen Down and Can’t Get Up: Get Your Own Spend Cube!

Supply Chain View from the Field

In today’s environment, hospitals continue to outsource their sourcing capabilities to a national or regional group of Group Purchasing Organizations (GPO’s), who claim to obtain leveraged savings for groups of large commodities. In the second level of maturity, supply chain managers begin to engage clinicians in sourcing decisions, particularly high value and clinically sensitive items.

Healthcare: A Call For Action

Supply Chain Shaman

The first value is the average for the period of 2010-2016 while the second number shows the average change comparing 2016 to 2010. Comparing 2010 to 2016, operating margin improved by 4%. In contrast, the average margin for a hospital is 10% for the period of 2010-2016, but the 2016 margins are down 13% when compared to 2010. Source: CNN, [link]. In 1960, when I was in the first grade, healthcare spending was 5% of the US economy. Today, it is 17.9%.

Supply Chain Management:Importance of Proactive Master Data.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. In my current project about a year ago, North America region Supply Chain Planners were having major concerns related with flawed planning resulting from incorrect or no Source of Supply (SoS) for receipt elements such as Purchase requisitions &/or Planned orders. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38). December 2010. November 2010.

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Five Things We Can Do to Get Ready for the Next Pandemic


In many industries, sourcing executives have embedded their supply chains in Asian regions, noting that “…these jobs will never return to Western countries. ” Handfield, 2010, p. Importantly, all have had access or lack of access to different sources. 2010).

An update on required ‘Conflict’ Metals reporting…

Operations and Supply Chain Management

” Companies spent years and millions of dollars to meet Monday’s regulatory deadline for the rule, which is part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act. Global Sourcing Materials Outsourcing Purchasing Supply Chain Strategy Conflict MaterialsCompanies Detail Use of ‘Conflict’ Metals. First Reports Filed to SEC on Potential Use of Minerals From a Region of War-Torn Africa. By John Kester and Maxwell Murphy June 2, 2014 7:28 p.m. A dozen companies including Google Inc.,

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Using Digital Supply Chain Planning to Respond to Market-Changing Disruptions like COVID-19


Gartner research shows that companies that continued to increase earnings while others declined in 2009 and 2010 were those that were able to keep their foot on the gas through the downturn because they had planned responses in advance. Being able to understand if supply expected from Europe needs to be re-routed and sourced from Asia or South America is important when entire channels become unavailable.

Integrating Corporate Social Responsibility into Your Supply Chain


In the wake of the financial crisis of 2008–2010, CSR again became a focus for evaluating corporate behavior. Sources: [link]. Let’s start by busting a myth about Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): it’s a feel-good movement recently started by millennials. Not true! CSR gained momentum in the late 1950s with the expansion of large corporations and became a popular subject in the 1980s, covered extensively by Peter F. Drucker and others.

Managing Supply Chain SLAs Through Blockchain: Is Blockchain the New Incoterm?


Since only 11 Incoterms exist in the Incoterms 2010 ruleset, some companies, as well as purchasers and consumers, may need to know additional information about a product. Therefore, having an indisputable source of information, such as blockchain technology, may be used to develop consistency and clarity in managing supply chain SLAs. Blockchain provides a single source of information, which could be used in generating new SLAs for consideration and negotiation.

Supply Chains Disruptions at Highest Rate in 3 Years

Material Handling and Logistics

In the first half of 2018, Resilinc notified a record 1,069 events within a six month period, the highest since Resilinc began monitoring in 2010. Among these, natural disasters and weather-related events continued to be a major source of disruption across the globe and especially in the United States, continuing a trend started in 2017. Factory fires were the most frequent event type in the first half of 2018.

Netflix Developing Original Series About Logistics Called “D is for Drones”

Talking Logistics

UPS helped to raise awareness about the industry with its “ We [Heart] Logistics ” ad campaign, which the company launched in 2010 (and recently replaced with a new slogan ). Source: Dennis Jarvis, Flikr. The logistics industry has come a long way. Just a few years ago, most people had no idea what logistics was about, or they simply equated the term with trucks and warehouses.

Supply and demand production challenges with new products


Alternative sources for parts. by Iman Niroomand Supply chain performance depends on the matching of product features with supply chain features. When a new product hits the market, the existing supply chain that is optimal for a given set of product lines will not stay optimal. Thus, a new product introduction will require a supply chain logistic network redesign. A new product introduction leads to a potential risk of reduced service performance due to ‘discontinuity’.

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Taming the Supply Chain. Will It Ever Be Social?

Supply Chain Shaman

So much so that in 2010, I believed that the convergence of social and traditional enterprise applications would happen quickly. In January 2010, Toyota had a very messy recall for nine million vehicles globally. In 2010, Kellogg had a problem with an odor in waxy resins found in the package liner. They would ask how social can impact their supply chain source, make and deliver processes. In 2010 the value of this market was $600 million.

Demand for Basic and Specialty Chemicals Continues to Grow

Material Handling and Logistics

Since 2010, a total of 333 projects cumulatively that are valued at $202 billion have been announced. Provided that access to export markets remains open to our producers, expanding global demand will be met by shale-advantaged chemistry sourced from the U.S.”. Healthy growth is expected to be driven by broad-based industrial demand.

3 Prerequisites to a Modern Demand-Driven Supply Chain


In 2010, Gartner estimated that manufacturers outsourced about 70% of the products they make to other manufacturers. For example, we helped Orbital ATK, an aerospace manufacturer of custom composite parts, connect over 100 individual data sources to collect data from more than 61,000 tags. As a result, they were constantly in reactive mode, manually standardizing data from multiple sources in spreadsheets while juggling variances in supply and demand.

History Repeats Itself Without Supply Chain Leadership

Supply Chain Shaman

The analysis covers the period from 2010 to 2019. In an organization run by Frank’s and Tom’ s—functional supply chain leaders—this is nearly impossible without a leadership position that combines source, make, deliver, plan, and customer service. This is a story for the Eds, Franks, and Toms working together in supply chains across the globe. It is also a story for a young supply chain manager attempting to make a difference, but feeling stymied. Sharing My Experience.