3D Printing: Let’s Not Manufacture False Dawns

Supply Chain @ MIT

The recent disaster in Bangladesh where hundreds of workers lost their lives when a building collapsed serves as a horrific reminder of this challenge. Evaluating the worth of supply chain innovations that appear to open up new business horizons will be explored at MIT CTL’s Crossroads conference on June 26th, 2013, on the MIT campus, Cambridge, MA. Download the pre-Crossroads white paper Innovative or Inconclusive?

Supply Chain Movement 16 – Consultancy

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30 | Innovations in warehousing. On the other, we are seeing new technological advancements such as Google Glass, smart watches and tablets on the market for innovative process improvements. Contents Supply Chain Movement 16 – 2015 Q1. Publishing date: 27 February 2015.

The Fashion Supply Chain: Unraveling the Reality


Apparently, the $67 a month workers make in Bangladesh was getting to be too costly. In April 2013, more than 1,100 factory workers lost their lives in the name of fashion in the Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh, now recognized as the deadliest garment-factory accident in history.

Supply Chain and Logistics Resolutions for 2017: 4 Things to STOP Doing This Year

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With so much innovation happening in technology, it’s so easy to chase the next new shiny thing, whether it’s artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), and countless other emerging technologies. For related commentary, see “ There’s No Silver Bullet for Supply Chain Visibility ” and “ Forget Innovation, Just Execute Better ”. Three years ago, I wrote a popular post highlighting “ 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Supply Chain and Logistics Executives.”

Reshoring in America: The Future Outlook, Current Hindrances & Issues, and Ways to Stimulate Reshoring


Notwithstanding many sound reasons for reshoring , an Information Technology and Innovation Foundation report indicates that U.S.

Responsible Supply Chain – The Growing Demand of Ethical Fashion


There are already brands out there adopting innovative ways of reducing resource consumption , such as turning to agricultural waste products like leaves and rinds to create more eco-friendly textile alternatives as well as exploring alternative bacteria-based dye source. In 2013, the Rana Plaza tragedy, factory collapsed in Bangladesh which killed over 1500 people and injured more than 2500, it caused outrage at the fashion brands who manufactured there.

Strategic moves among logistics providers

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they want logistics service providers to offer full service on a global scale and are demanding more technological innovation. Bangladesh. When asked where their LSPs fall short most often, customers responded with ‘innovation’. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe.

Has China lost its relevance as a production location?

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This is still very favourable in comparison with wages within the EU, and wages have increased more significantly in other nearby countries, such as Vietnam and Bangladesh to name but a few. Maybe it could be time to turn the tables, and to invite your supplier in for a talk on future innovation opportunities? China’s position as a production location is currently a hot topic amongst global thought leaders in supply chain.

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Mind Map for Order Management 2.0

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Together with MP Objects, supplier of supply chain software, Supply Chain Movement has created a mindmap for innovative order management, including a handy description of the route and with road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please Bangladesh.

Using Data on Worker Sense of Value to Guide Improvements in Social Performance in the Supply Chain


The initial Verité survey assessments were conducted in five countries (China, Bangladesh, India, Guatemala and Vietnam) covering 78 facilities with a total worker population of 187,036.

Download now: 3PL Subway Map Europe 2016

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they want logistics service providers to offer full service on a global scale and are demanding more technological innovation. Bangladesh. When asked where their LSPs fall short most often, customers responded with ‘innovation’. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe.

The Environmental Crackdown in China: Supply Chains Impacts Continue


Some factories may have been forced to move to countries with more lenient environmental regulations such as India or Bangladesh. Find out more about our methodology and see how you can identify and tackle hidden risks and find opportunities to innovate in your supply chain

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Mindmap for the Fashion & Luxury Goods Market

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Bangladesh. On the other hand, innovations such as wearable technologies are increasingly becoming a standard and technological advancement means that better, easy-to-implement IT tools are available to improve planning across the supply chain.

Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration

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Bangladesh. At the same time, a tsunami of technology innovations is flooding the business landscape, creating new possibilities but also more complexity. The world is becoming smaller and larger at the same time through globalization and the internet.

China Flexes Its Global Logistics Muscle

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Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar. This is truly a brilliant plan on China’s part,” explains David Gonsalvez, CEO of the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation, which is part of the MIT Global Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence Network.

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Collaboration: The New Battle Cry of Supply Chain

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Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Vietnam experienced similar wage-related strikes and walkouts. If the mantra of the real estate industry is “Location, Location, Location”, the new mantra of supply chain executives is fast becoming “Collaboration, Collaboration, Collaboration”.

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How to Progress through Supply Chain Sustainability Management


stage 3 – Innovation : creating value and accessing new markets. One would remember the tragedies of the Rana Plaza building collapse in 2013, Bangladesh, where the victims were manufacturing clothes to be supplied to top fashion retail companies. Through identification of innovative practices by your suppliers using EcoVadis, you are equipped with the information on what to incorporate into your own design and how to do it.

Handfield’s Top Supply Chain Predictions for 2016


The recent publicity generated by the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh, and other labor risks, has elevated the importance of integrating these issues into the sourcing decision. If there’s anything we’ve learned in the last year, it’s that prediction is not only much more complicated than it looks, and that the volatility and uncertainty that exists in the global supply chain operating environment is making life a whole lot LESS unpredictable.

Guest post: Sustainable monitoring in supply chains: it’s time for companies to reconnect with their stakeholders.


or the recent catastrophe in Rana Plaza, Bangladesh, Surewiecki, 2013). Customer pressure and innovativeness: their role in sustainable supply chain management. We’re glad to welcome a guest post written by Jury Gualandris. Jury is currently Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Bergamo University (Bergamo, Italy), focusing his research on Sustainable Supply Chain Management.

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4 Ways Supplier CSR Ratings Can Help SRM Systems Capture $550 Billion Opportunity


Management systems are required for a supplier to scale up production, keep quality consistent, avoid accidents and disruptions, and perhaps most importantly to innovate.