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. Europe’s biggest congress for procurement, logistics and supply chain professionals awaits you.

Sustainable Procurement Goals Top the Agenda at the EcoVadis Scientific Committee Meeting

EcoVadis

Sustainable Procurement Goals and public procurement were among some of the most important topics discussed by the EcoVadis Scientific Committee at a recent annual meeting. SDGs form a kind of meta-framework that we need to address at EcoVadis.

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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.

S&OP 283

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.

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. .

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.

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.

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.

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%

How Will Smart Cities be Financed?

Enterra Insights

As a result, ensuring cities use essential resources as efficiently and effectively as possible needs to become a high priority. “[1] The best way to ensure cities use resources wisely is through smart city initiatives; however, as the global urbanization trend heats up, so does the debate about how to fund smart city initiatives. “As cities rapidly adapt to changes,” Tekir notes, “the issue of financing emerges.

Happy Labor Day! Insights on Building Supply Chain Talent

Supply Chain Shaman

Exodus from the cities leads to jammed roads and packed parks. Dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers, it is a welcome three-day weekend. The struggle is what to do? What defines success to fill this gap? Is there a need to retool?