China’s Historic Silk Road is Resurrected from the Rubble


In 2013, President Xi Jin Ping introduced an initiative to construct a modern-day equivalent of the Silk Road as part of the country’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. China has emphasized that it sees the initiative as an important pushback against US policies favoring protectionism and isolation (for example, the Trump Administration’s 30% tariff on solar panel imports , enacted last January). policy china trade international trade

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Head Scratcher

Supply Chain Shaman

Over-and-over again, I see academics endorsing the elongation of payables to yield cash flow without teaching the basics of supplier development and sourcing policies. Imagine Supply Chain 2030. The focus is on Imagining Supply Chain 2030.

Key learnings from Supply Chain Insights’ Global Summit


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

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

Supply Chain Shaman

The focus is on channel data: price; inventory positions; and policies. Order Policy. The use of customer segmentation strategies to define order policies for lead times, discounts, allocation, and shipping priorities. Economic Vision of Supply Chain 2030.

Key learnings from Supply Chain Insights’ Global Summit


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

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A River Runs Through It…

Supply Chain Shaman

The translation of demand across reorder points and order policies distorts the demand signal across the parties. At the conference, we will be challenging supply chain leaders to focus on Supply Chain 2030 through a programmatic focus on five themes: Supply Chains to Admire.

How Hong Kong is Enhancing its Sustainability Efforts


Climate Action Plan 2030+. To fulfill China’s obligations under the Paris Agreement, Hong Kong launched the Climate Action Plan 2030+ which outlines the roadmap for the city to contribute to local and national carbon reduction.

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Trends 2019: Let the Prediction Season Begin

Enterra Insights

Weller observes, “A combination of widespread aging, falling fertility, and urbanization will lead to a dramatically different world in 2030. And, the World Economic Forum estimates that the global cost of chronic diseases — driven largely by aging populations — will total US$47 trillion between 2010 and 2030. This will require new public policy solutions.”

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World’s Top Green Businesses Revealed

Material Handling & Logistics

"Leadership on environmental issues, shown by a recent ranking of companies based on environmental policies, goes "hand in hand with being a successful and profitable business,” says CDP which curates the list.

Two Million Vacant Manufacturing Jobs by 2025…How Can We Tackle the Skills Gap?


By capitalizing on their regions' very low labor costs and extremely liberal regulatory policies, manufacturing has grown in these rigorously competitive countries—realizing an 800% increase in exports over the past 20 years. For example, in China alone, where the last decade brought millions of new participants into the workforce, a skills gap is expected to cause a deficit of 23 million sufficiently skilled workers there by 2030.

Sustainability, Social Responsibility and Automation


With policies in these areas reflected into the processes and automation within the organisation. Automated workflows to ensure that users purchase goods and services within the policies of the organisation. Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Contents. Introduction.

Your Supply Chain Needs a New Place to Put Plastic


This represented a sharp break from decades of environmental policy, in which China was the world’s largest importer of plastic scrap material – and in which the US was among the world’s top exporters.

50 expert tips on logistics planning and strategy

6 River Systems

A firm might be able to most quickly deliver a product to the customer with an express air shipment, but the costs associated with that policy erodes profits and could be unacceptable. Be upfront about your returns policy. “According to a comScore survey of 3,100 U.S.

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


Alyson Slater, chief engagement officer at Global Reporting Initiative pointed out in a panel discussion that some 450 global policy instruments related to transparency and sustainability are already in place and we have a huge international consensus on corporate behavior.

Impressions from Day 2 at COP21: Commitments, Hope, Controversy and Chocolate


by 2030. Which means that until 2030 it will continue to rise (!) By the end of the year, we would have asked more than 10,000 companies in 2015 what they do in terms of GHG policy, actions and reporting, not to mention the KPI module. Paris, December 2nd, 2015.

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


However, as they are both broad and interconnected and are intended primarily for public policies, they do not always align with the business world. After all, SDGs are here to stay and it is very likely they will be renewed after 2030.

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


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. Table 1: Policy intervention types and descriptions.

Companies Not Living Up to UN Sustainable Development Vows

Material Handling & Logistics

Only 29% have studied whether the policies they adopted have any effect outside of their own companies. The 17 goals were adopted in 2015 by all 193 UN nations, with the aim of reaching them by 2030 with the help of business and other groups.

Consumers are asking for a Bit of Privacy

Enterra Insights

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Louis Menand writes, “The reason you’ve been receiving a steady stream of privacy-policy updates from online services, some of which you may have forgotten you ever subscribed to, is that the European Union just enacted the General Data Protection Regulation, which gives users greater control over the information that online companies collect about them.”[1]

Eric Beckwitt Selected as a Keynote Speaker at CleanTech Innovation Showcase in Seattle on June 24th


The Showcase will be especially important this year in light of proposed legislation to support Washington state’s transition to carbon-neutral energy by 2030 and carbon-free energy by 2045. The Showcase helps link policy, applied and basic research, and technology development to achieve a cleaner economy and environment locally and globally.

NAFTA Countries Remain Bullish on Trade

Material Handling & Logistics

Firms in all three countries remain upbeat about doing more business abroad, with Mexico leading the way with 87% expecting increased trade volume over the next 12 months, compared to 77% of U.S. firms and 70% of Canadian firms.

SAP to Expand Cloud Presence with Acquisition of Ariba

Supply Chain Network

Germany: +49(0)89 2030 3201. SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) and Ariba, Inc. Nasdaq: ARBA) today announced that SAP’s subsidiary, SAP America, Inc., has entered into an agreement to acquire Ariba, the leading cloud-based business commerce network, for $45.00 per share, representing an enterprise value of approximately $4.3 billion.

Think Differently. Drive New Outcomes. Let Us Help You Build A Guiding Coalition.

Supply Chain Insights

Customer Centric Policies. By 2030, companies will be short 20% of employees at the senior manager and director level. Take this course to build the organizational muscle to move supply chain segmentation into policy and execution. Summer is ending.