Lean and Green Supply Chain Initiatives Can Be Complimentary

ModusLink Corporation

I would like to reflect on some observations related to sustainability strategy deployment across the supply chain, namely important considerations in alignment of so-termed green supply chain strategies with contributing benefit to overall business strategies. Previous commentaries on Value Unchained noted a recent University of Tennessee research study, “Green, Lean and Global Supply Chain Strategies.” A guest post by Bob Ferrari.

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Who said supply chains are boring?: Gary Smith new Executive VP.

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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Who said supply chains are boring?: The D.W. Morgan ?Last Mile.

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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Lean Defined: What is Waste? (In Logistics)

LeanCor

Quality can always be improved if the focus is on quality at the source and mistakes are not passed down the supply chain. When you focus on total logistics cost, you are essentially making the supply chain work in your favor. And it is through this level of coordination that your supply chain can outpace those of rivals. New Lean Logistics and Supply Chain Workbook Explains How to Increase Value While Reducing Costs (eon.businesswire.com).

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Trends—December 2010

Inbound Logistics

retailers place increased emphasis on supply chain managementDepartment of Transportation pursues ban on cell phone use while driving; Proposed air cargo screening legislation enhances security measures; U.S.

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Trends—December 2010

Inbound Logistics

retailers place increased emphasis on supply chain managementDepartment of Transportation pursues ban on cell phone use while driving; Proposed air cargo screening legislation enhances security measures; U.S.

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Who said supply chains are boring?: Supply Chain Jam

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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Who said supply chains are boring?: $10M Grant Creates New.

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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Who said supply chains are boring?: Early Christmas Gift

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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Who said supply chains are boring?: Thinking End to End on.

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.

Trends—August 2010

Inbound Logistics

Gulf ports maintain container volumes despite Deepwater Horizon oil spill; Supply chain leaders climb the corporate ladder; Toyota Material Handling engineers work with MIT scientists and the U.S. Army to develop a remote-operated fork lift

Trends—August 2010

Inbound Logistics

Gulf ports maintain container volumes despite Deepwater Horizon oil spill; Supply chain leaders climb the corporate ladder; Toyota Material Handling engineers work with MIT scientists and the U.S. Army to develop a remote-operated fork lift

Who said supply chains are boring?: Good-Night "Eddy" Miller

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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Who said supply chains are boring?: Ed Miller, 61 Dies, cPDM Pioneer

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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Chameleon Billboard Teaches about Smarter Supply Chains

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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Supply Chain Leaders Rearranging Deck Chairs? Yes, I Think So.

Supply Chain Shaman

After finishing the Supply Chains to Admire report and the Youtube series (to be released this week), this is my feeling. What Is Supply Chain Excellence? The seven years of work on the Supply Chains to Admire is part of my quest to answer Keith’s question.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Finally, Gap Inc. gets.

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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Who said supply chains are boring?: Steve Jobs on FoxConn

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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Who said supply chains are boring?: Vintage IBM Logistics

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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Who said supply chains are boring?: Mission Impossible

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.

Inbound Logistics’ 2010 Summer Reading Guide

Inbound Logistics

Recent books shed light on various aspects of supply chain, logistics, and transportation management

Inbound Logistics’ 2010 Summer Reading Guide

Inbound Logistics

Recent books shed light on various aspects of supply chain, logistics, and transportation management

Who said supply chains are boring?: Goodbye Manfacturing.

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.

Who said supply chains are boring?: IBM Goes Greener for Earth Day

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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What Color is Your Supply Chain?

ModusLink Corporation

The topic of green supply chains is something you probably hear a lot about – especially if you follow industry blogs and other publications. And if you are really savvy and well read, you already know that when it comes to greening your supply chain, sustainable initiatives can save you money. So how can you create a green supply chain? Ryan offers insights on how you can: Streamline supply chain operations.

Optimizing Global Supply Chain Management

Inbound Logistics

Andrea Robinson of CargoWise provides tips on handling global supply chain management challenges

Incoterms 2010 the Right Way - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

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. Incoterms is the important elements for logistics and supply chain management but its not very widely discussed in both academic and trade publication. Supply Chain Case Study: Executives Guide. Is Apple Supply Chain Really the No.

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

Talking Logistics

How many slaves are in your supply chain? Last week, the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS), a leading international body representing purchasing and supply management professionals, issued a press release highlighting findings from a survey it conducted showing that relatively few companies are ready to comply with the UK’s Modern Slavery Act , which was passed in March 2015 with enforcement set to begin on April 1, 2016.

How Many Slaves Are in Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

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. In response, federal and state governments are taking action to drive down the use of slave labor in supply chains. California, for example, passed the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 , which went into effect in January 2012.

UN Global Compact launches Supply Chain initiative

EcoVadis

Last week the UN Global Compact announced the launch of the “ Supply Chain Sustainability ” which will focus on helping companies implement the Global Compact principles in their supply chain. The initiative will be officially launched in New York in June during the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2010 held in New York. . Deploying Global Compact principles in the Supply Chain has been an objective of many GC signatories for years.

Optimizing Global Supply Chain Management

Inbound Logistics

Andrea Robinson of CargoWise provides tips on handling global supply chain management challenges

Managing a Customer-Driven Supply Chain

Inbound Logistics

Logistics providers who work to understand shippers' needs help create customer service success, as illustrated by case studies involving Pep Boys, McCain Foods, and USG Corporation

Gemma Fillmore: Supply Chain Advocate

Inbound Logistics

To improve supply chain performance at Medco Health Solutions, Gemma Fillmore focuses on getting C-level executives to give logistics issues the attention they deserve

Gemma Fillmore: Supply Chain Advocate

Inbound Logistics

To improve supply chain performance at Medco Health Solutions, Gemma Fillmore focuses on getting C-level executives to give logistics issues the attention they deserve

New Accenture and UNGC study highlights importance of Sustainable Supply Chain for CEO’s

EcoVadis

But this study was also very interesting in highlighting the importance of Supply Chains Sustainability: • Supply Chain is the topic which importance has increased the most in the past 3 years (88 % of CEOs consider companies should embed Sustainability issues through their global Supply Chains, up from 59 % in 2007). Accenture and UNGC have conducted, in partnership, a survey of 766 CEOs around the world on Corporate Responsibility.