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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.

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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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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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.

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.

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.

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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Ultimate guide to technologies that are transforming supply chains

6 River Systems

According to research from McKinsey & Company , the supply chain dimension has the lowest level of digitization (43%) compared to other dimensions, including products and services, marketing and distribution channels, business processes, and new entrants at the ecosystem level.

Apple – carbon

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Apple’s new carbon-neutral pledge is likely to reverberate across electronics supply chains. The company says its mostly overseas supply chain will be part of an effort to slash its world-wide carbon footprint, the WSJ’s Sarah E. Write to him at paul.page.

50 expert tips on logistics planning and strategy

6 River Systems

As the biggest players in fulfillment, distribution and omnichannel retail continue to push boundaries, logistics and planning strategists are forced to innovate. The tips below cover everything from unified supply chains to automated collaboration integration and beyond.

A vision for a transparent global Rare Earth Element system using blockchain technology

Provenance

Provenance has partnered with the Swedish Agency for Growth Policy Analysis Agency (Growth Analysis) , to explore how blockchain technology can help to valorise sustainable practices in the Rare Earth Elements mining sector. The market is set to grow by 8.5%

Trends and Predictions 2020: Smart Cities

Enterra Insights

Most of the pieces necessary to make cities smart are now available. Other cities are struggling to find the funds necessary to implement smart city solutions. Cities want to become smarter about how to use their resources and improve the lives of people. The other five systems are: business; transport; communication; water; and energy. People are concerned how that data will be used. … And in July, over 225 mayors agreed to a U.S.

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