Key takeaways from our CogX panel on how to shape the circular economy for 2030

Provenance

What can we do to eliminate waste from product production? How can we build resilience into our current supply chains? And what sort of collaboration and data systems do we need to start turning businesses into a more circular model? See how we addressed this our CogX2020 talk….

Supply Chain Scope: New Study Shows Rise in US Inventories; California Estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030

Arkieva

Sustainable Freight Action Plan for California is estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030. Targets for 2030 Include: Improve freight system efficiency 25 percent by 2030. How General Motors Spun Gold Out of a Supply Chain Disaster.

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51st Symposium Purchasing and Logistics

Supply Chain Movement

Agenda 2030: Agile and Networked. Contrary to expectations, the deceleration of growth in China, the geopolitical crisis in the Middle East and the financial plight of countries that export crude oil have all had an impact on the export-driven German industry. The new normal is forcing our companies to keep their business activities closely in step with the markets. You can look forward to: New ideas and best-practice sharing. 51st Symposium Purchasing and Logistics.

How to Measure Sustainability in the Juice Value Chain

EcoVadis

In recognition of the growing social significance of sustainability and their commitment to responsible action, Eckes-Granini developed a Group-wide sustainability strategy in 2013 and embedded it in their Corporate Strategy Agenda 2020.” The strategy includes ambitious targets designed to improve sustainability within the supply chain and manufacturing and to strengthen Eckes-Granini’s position as the leading supplier of fruit juices and beverages in Europe.

How to Build a Brigade of Supply Chain Talent

Logility

Many schools have built strong, reputable programs to fill the open positions. While a new tech-savvy generation enters the workforce, many lack the hands-on practical experience to hit the ground running.

The Anatomy of the Kaizen Method and How to Apply It in Your Workplace

USC Consulting Group

” No matter how you say it, they all mean the same thing: “improvement,” or as it’s said in Japanese: “Kaizen.” “Businesses use Kaizen to ward off the tendency to “coast” when organizations find their stride.”

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Supply Chain Diagnostic: A Four-Step Process

Supply Chain Shaman

I know that early detection is the key to wellness. While most consultants and technologists want to sell technology, and are eager to slap in a new piece of software, my caution is to slow down and better understand root issues before having a technology discussion.

S&OP: Can You Make Decisions at the Speed of Business?

Supply Chain Shaman

Seeking the next sequel in technology adoption, I want to write how the confluence of new technologies changed companies’ abilities to improve decisions. So, to find the new sequel, I also interviewed new technology entrants. The question central to the research?

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Supply Chain Complexity and the Need for Disruptive Technology

ToolsGroup

The keynote address at the always enlightening Supply Chain Insights Global Summit was given by Lora Cecere, and she used it to focus on the problem of growing supply chain planning complexity and how to fix it. They don’t allow us to really get the data.”.

For Every Tom, Dick, and Harry

Supply Chain Shaman

How so? No one wants their story told, yet they want to know stories of other companies. How do I share the experiences while preserving anonymity? In short, the term refers to the quintessential guy. On the first call, he introduced me to his new boss, Jim.

S&OP: Five Steps to Get Started

Supply Chain Shaman

Now a ritual, with coffee in one hand and country music blaring, I sit in my faded green chair to write a blog post. I make it a point to always answer each question–either in writing or by phone. From time-to-time, I share the questions and answers in a blog post.

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The Self-Correcting Supply Chain

ToolsGroup

Compared to conventional mathematical models (left), self-correcting models (right) are logical, so they can be created, edited, and understood by domain experts. It shows just how much manual effort is currently going into fixing bad data. But it is a hard problem to solve.

Is A Customer-Centric Strategy the Same as Demand-Driven? Outside-In?

Supply Chain Shaman

However, I had little time to be tired. As we talked the adrenaline started to pump. I asked for a black marker to draw on the board in the room and replied, “If only it was that easy!” ” I then turned and went to the whiteboard to draw this diagram.

Key learnings from Supply Chain Insights’ Global Summit

AIMMS

It was a pleasure to attend this month’s Supply Chain Insights Summit in Philadelphia. The conference, organized by Supply Chain Shaman Lora Cecere and her team, was structured around a compelling theme: “imagine the supply chain of 2030.” Are exposed to increasing variability .

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A River Runs Through It…

Supply Chain Shaman

As the story unfolds, a family with many dramatic ups and downs always return to the Blackfoot River to fish. The last scene shows an old man sitting on the Montana river where he used to fish with his family many years ago. So What Does This Mean to You?

Integrated Planning: Is It Rubbish? Be Careful What You Ask For….

Supply Chain Shaman

It was a long week talking to clients about integrated planning. With the tough travel, walking around the art exhibits listening to the moderator on my headset was a real treat. To use the Barnes example, in this blog post, let’s focus on simplicity. Supply Chain 2030.

Key learnings from Supply Chain Insights’ Global Summit

AIMMS

It was a pleasure to attend this month’s Supply Chain Insights Summit in Philadelphia. The conference, organized by Supply Chain Shaman Lora Cecere and her team, was structured around a compelling theme: “imagine the supply chain of 2030.” Are exposed to increasing variability.

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Disrupting in the Midst of Disruption

Supply Chain Insights

We are continuing to break the mold to help supply chain visionaries gain first-mover advantage. We want everyone around the globe to use our research freely and openly. To help the supply chain leader, we set up the conference to maximize networking.

Coming soon to a supply chain near you: 8 big digital disruptors

Kinaxis

In reality, all this emerging tech, whether it’s turning your world upside down or not, is having a very real impact on how businesses manage their supply chains. That in turn is changing how organizations are manufacturing and delivering goods.

Sustainability and the Reverse Supply Chain: The Green Eileen Story

Arkieva

She had a desire to make Green Eileen sustainable in the near future and she was looking for ways to do so. Thus she formed a program of bringing back clothes where she started with Eileen Fisher’s employees and slowly expanded to the customers of the company.

No Easter Bunny?

Supply Chain Shaman

Dear Supply Chain Leader, Today, sitting in my seat in 11K on a Cathay Pacific flight between Hong Kong and Boston, I want to report that there is no Easter Bunny. Sorry to break the news. Five Barriers to Driving a Digital, Outside-in Transformation. Funds are hard to obtain.

Globalization? Or Globaloney?

Supply Chain Insights

I studied strategy and international management during my MBA program because I like to look forward. So, while I may have hated it, I made it through accounting, finance and statistics, and it prepared me to enter Corporate America. They shaped how I thought about business.

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Companies Commit to Save Food Waste through Better Labels

Material Handling & Logistics

Confusion on the part of consumers as to when food will expire has ended up costing families $29 billion annually in the United States.Terms such as “Sell by,” “Use by,” “Display until,” “Best before,” are causing the confusion. has agreed to standardize food date labels worldwide by 2020.

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Forget the Supply Chain of 2020. Here are 3 Things That Supply Chains Need Today.

Arkieva

From talks of an autonomous supply chain, a robotic takeover, drone deliveries in 30 minutes or less; the future of supply chain management presents businesses with the opportunity to transform their processes into a competitive advantage.

EcoVadis Scientific Committee Reviews Sustainability Milestones, Outlooks and Challenges

EcoVadis

The committee, which serves as the strategic review, the third party and outermost layer of our Governance Model, holds annual meetings to guide the company and ensure that our assessment is as relevant and reliable as possible.

Four Strategies To Deploy As Supply Chain Hits Main Street

Supply Chain Shaman

Social media awash with pictures of supply chain professionals attending the Lady Gaga event at SAP’s Sapphire, celebrating with drinks at the Gartner event, or rocking to the ZZ Top performance at JDA’s Icon conference trumpeted excitement. What needs to happen? What to Do?

Is Your Supply Chain Producing Too Much Waste?

AFFLINK

Unilever has officially achieved zero waste , and now it wants to help other companies follow suit. Zero waste is primarily known as a sustainable supply chain management technique that describes when there is absolutely no extraneous material produced that must be sent to a landfill.

How the End of the ICE Age May Surprise You

QAD

If you’ve been following automotive industry trends over the past decade, you might think that most auto OEMs are shifting investment to wholeheartedly embrace an all-electric revolution. In many ways, we’ve already seen Hachigo’s skeptical views validated when it comes to self-driving cars.

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Your Supply Chain Needs a New Place to Put Plastic

AFFLINK

Your manufacturing facilities need to dispose of the end-products of the manufacturing process – plastic scrap, offcuts, and the like. In some cases, your consumers must be instructed as to how to safely dispose of their device. How can US manufacturers cope?

A Guide to Sustainable Gift Giving

EcoVadis

These special finds are then meticulously wrapped, only to be torn open a matter of hours later. We think even less about where our gifts came from or how they were made. . Yet, with climate change and plastic waste at the fore of our collective conscience, it’s getting harder to ignore. Not only that, but it takes five litres of fresh water to make one standard sheet. Companies are also focusing on new ways to manage plastic manufacturing more responsibly.

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Why Workforce Productivity for Third Party Logistics and Wholesale Distribution Can’t Just be an Operational Issue Any Longer – Part 1 of 3

Supply Chain Nation

This 3-part blog series will take a deeper dive into the importance of warehouse workforce management for wholesale distribution and third party logistics (3PLs) and how to create and sustain a high-performance workforce culture. to fill existing and emerging jobs is likely to grow.

Sustain 2018: Now Is the Time to Change the Mindset and Embrace the Impossible

EcoVadis

More than 500 procurement and CSR professionals along with representatives of international organizations and NGOs gathered for EcoVadis’ annual conference in Paris on April 10-11 to collaborate, exchange best practices and discuss their shared vision for sustainable supply chains. .

Autonomous Cars Driving Change in Automotive Manufacturing & Supply Chains

EFT

Cars will need to be turned into essentially mobile data centers meaning that the competition for the future of autonomous cars isn’t only among car manufactures. Where manufacturers used to talk about horsepower, they’ve now started talking about processing power. .

The Secret of Getting Ahead (Takeaways from Command Alkon ELEVATE 2018 Conference)

Talking Logistics

Last November, executives from all segments of the Heavy Building Materials (HBM) ecosystem got together at the inaugural Leadership Roundtable meeting organized by Command Alkon (a Talking Logistics sponsor) to discuss a couple of simple questions: Are there opportunities to elevate the performance of the HBM industry? Is there interest in collaborating together to pursue these opportunities? How do we get ready for this journey? What a difference a year makes.

Why Workforce Productivity for Third Party Logistics and Wholesale Distribution Can’t Just be an Operational Issue Any Longer – Part 1 of 3

Supply Chain Nation

This 3-part blog series will take a deeper dive into the importance of warehouse workforce management for wholesale distribution and third party logistics (3PLs) and how to create and sustain a high-performance workforce culture. In part 1 of the series, we’re going to take a deeper dive into how having a flexible technology platform can help optimize workforce productivity. to fill existing and emerging jobs is likely to grow.

Energy efficiency: Are fossil fuels or renewables the more reliable source?

USC Consulting Group

The question is how to go about that. Recognizing their customers’ priorities — not to mention their own personal desires to be better stewards of the world’s natural resources — business owners are going to greater lengths to reduce their carbon footprint.

Global Status of the Physical Internet — A Vision for Sustainable, Secure, Resilient Supply Chains

Freightera

EB: What are the advantages to society and consumers? Now planning for complete Physical Internet system by 2030. The action to date on Physical Internet development in Asia has been driven by companies, but now the government is starting to get involved.