Still Don’t Know How Many Slaves Are In Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

Last week, the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS), a leading international body representing purchasing and supply management professionals, issued a press release highlighting findings from a survey it conducted showing that relatively few companies are ready to comply with the UK’s Modern Slavery Act , which was passed in March 2015 with enforcement set to begin on April 1, 2016. Compliance with a similar law passed in California back in 2010 is equally poor.

How Many Slaves Are in Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

California, for example, passed the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 , which went into effect in January 2012. appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. The collapse of the garment factory in Bangladesh last week , which killed at least 705 workers and injured thousands of others, has put a spotlight on a problem that plagues many supply chains: the use of slave labor.


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Transmission: Electric delivery trucks from Volvo, Lion get ready to roll in California and Canada

The Supply Chain Journal

Whether you’re in Southern California or a major Canadian city, all-electric trucks will be coming your way by the end of 2022, with some going into service by this fall. Tier 1 automotive supplier avoids line-down debacle via AIT Worldwide Logistics’ speedy transborder solution (SPONSORED).

Why The Time Is Now for Sustainable Procurement


Earth Day (April 22nd) is a celebration of commitment to creating a safer, healthier and cleaner world, making it a natural time to reflect on the power and value of sustainable procurement programs. Procurement teams are in a unique and important position to drive such initiatives forward as these improvements are only possible through actions taken in the supply chain. Procurement at the pivot point. Clear steps to sustainable procurement.

FreightWaves Classics: The importance of logistics in the Korean War

The Supply Chain Journal

This FreightWaves Classics article will provide a brief overview of logistics during the first months of the war. Logistics/support services were critical. and UN operations in Korea were due in large part to the logistics and support activities. The logistics of war.

This Week in Logistics News (March 23-27, 2015)

Talking Logistics

With my son’s travel baseball team scheduled to begin its season next weekend, the coaches are employing some field maintenance tools you don’t normally see at a baseball field: For all of you who play baseball in California, Texas, and Florida, you have it so easy my friends. Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Penske Logistics Reaches Agreement to Acquire Transfreight North America. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day. Each one is featured as having done something unique to reinvent their supply chain and logistics. Boot Barn @bootbarn In 2016, Boot Barn improved operations at its distribution center in Fontana, California by implementing HighJump’s Warehouse Advantage WMS. Coyote Logistics @CoyoteLogistics Coyote Logistics prides itself on its innovative logistics and supply chain philosophy.

How Cape Town Was Saved From Running Out of Water

Supply Chain Brain

In 2016, average daily per capita use in California was 321 litres.) Humanitarian Logistics Global Supply Chain Management Sustainability Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt. Food & Beverage All Technology SC Planning & Optimization Sourcing/Procurement/SRM Middle East/Africa Home Page Latest NewsThe government announced “day zero” — a moment when dam levels would be so low that they would turn off the taps in Cape Town and send people to communal water collection points.

The Suppliers’ View of Logistics Outsourcing

Logistics Bureau

There is sometimes a temptation to think of logistics outsourcing suppliers as black boxes – just entities to which cartons, goods, pallets and containers can be handed off for delivery at the other end of the logistics chain. Yet there may be good reasons for them to take a closer interest in the internal workings of their logistics supplier. A logistics quality balancing act.

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Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update


There are seven counties in Northern California where people have been asked to stay home: The railroads and dray carriers are exempt from this at this time. Delays in Northern California and Seattle are limited at this time. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update.

I Will Be Wrong Again: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2017

Talking Logistics

This is not only true for financial investments, but also for supply chain and logistics predictions. Like I said last year, making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target: sometimes you get lucky and hit the mark; other times you miss the bullseye by a mile. Although there’s no evidence that hackers were involved in those incidents, they illustrate the havoc a cyber attack could create on logistics operations.

Podcast: Susie Bodnar on the CSCMP and the New Directional Shifts in Supply Chain


She is a 15-year logistics veteran, educator, consultant, and an active volunteer with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). This shows how logistics had adapted to the new conditions in a very short time. Logistics Supply Chain Next Podcast

Bristlecone and Aera Partnership Accelerates the Journey to the Cognitive Supply Chain


It applies data crawling, machine learning and industry-specific models to make recommendations, predict outcomes and act autonomously to execute complex strategic and operational decisions – from demand forecasting and order management to inventory optimization and logistics. SAN JOSE, Calif.,

We Only Have One Planet: Supply Chains Can Help Save It

Enterra Insights

Then in January 1969, he and many others witnessed the ravages of a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. Today marks the 51st anniversary of Earth Day, an event that reminds us we have only one planet on which we are all passengers.

From “Rules of Thumb” to Non-Linear Algorithmic Optimization


While head deep in this struggle to build a business case for supply chain process, structure and technology improvements I came across a little blue book edited and compiled by Dick Morreale and published by the Council of Logistics Management Southern California Roundtable. The little book, “Logistics Rules of Thumb II,” contained around 120 rules of thumb covering all aspects of supply chain operations (more commonly known back then simply as Logistics).

How to Be a Preferred Shipping Customer: Strategies for the Coming Capacity Shortage

Talking Logistics

Customers with a strict ‘procurement mindset’ overlook important factors like consistency, overall experience or past performance. California-based Ventura Foods, which managed more than 127,000 inbound and outbound shipments last year, has a long history of building these kinds of strategic partnerships. He comes to Manhattan with over 20 years experience designing and implementing logistics-focused supply chain solutions. Business has been improving for the U.S.

What does Corporate Social Responsibility Really Mean?

Logistics Bureau

For some companies it means ethical procurement, for others it involves supporting worthy causes. Headquartered in California, TOMS designs and markets shoes as well as eyewear, apparel, and bags. Article summary. What does corporate social responsibility really mean?

28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

There are so many potential issues that can impact a supply chain to cause delays (such as fluctuating availability of raw materials, hold-ups in customs, adverse weather, staffing problems, political issues, procurement problems, changes in legislation and so on) that being able to realistically foresee and safeguard against each of them will only ever be partially successful, and it takes up a lot of resources. He is a Branch Manager of Becker Logistics.

Few understand this

The Supply Chain Journal

Ontario, California, Savannah, Georgia, and Atlanta [are all experiencing the highest levels of tightness].”. FreightFriend’s cloud-based truckload procurement platform helps shippers and brokers build deep carrier relationships and drive digital execution.

A solution for the “New Normal”: Real Time Supply Chain thinking


At Elementum’s offices in Mountainview, surrounded by Google offices springing up everywhere, we sat and chatted about what this would look like. (I knew I was truly in a California software company, as people played ping pong in an open space surrounded by white boards, and two dogs wandered around looking at me curiously). And this impacts not just people in procurement and logistics but indeed the entire organization.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 2, 2020


On a personal note, I am humbled by the unwavering commitment of those in logistics that continue to deliver essential products to store shelves, hospitals, and other critical locations. Below, we are showing two charts based on data from our the Transplace logistics platform.

Why Is It So Hard to Find Good Help These Days?

Material Handling and Logistics

Omni-channel begat sharing sourcing, procurement, allocation, deployment, inventory, and yes in many cases, distribution. For the most part organizations quickly got together on the sourcing, procurement, allocation and deployment. Companies must implement a distributed logistics network where they can locate inventory in multi-client, automated fulfillment centers that are close to the customers. To really do this well, sellers must join a distributed logistics ecosystem.

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3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping


FLEXE , Flexport and Convoy –three technology companies adding flexibility to the supply chain–,recently hosted the first Peak Logistics breakfast in Seattle, Washington. The founders of each company came together to discuss the overlap of technology and logistics and how it can be used to solve every day problems. I’m Nerijus Poskus — Director of Pricing and Procurement at Flexport. DC Velocity, which is a supply chain logistics magazine.

Day 3 (Last Day) - Infosys Blogs

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Logistics and Distribution. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. Interestingly, today Apple is launching its iPad 3 in California and Woz was with us in Veags. Procurement Blog. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38). About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines. Automotive.

Ryder Places First Medium-Duty Electric Vehicle Order with Chanje Energy and Begins to Roll Out Charging Stations

Supply Chain Network

These initial 125 EVs will be maintained at Ryder’s state-of-the-art maintenance facilities within the California, New York, and Illinois markets where EV charging stations are being installed. The Company has been named among FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies, and has been recognized for its industry-leading practices in third-party logistics, environmentally-friendly fleet and supply chain solutions, and world-class safety and security programs.

This Week in Logistics News (April 17-21, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Now, moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Amazon won a patent for an on-demand clothing manufacturing warehouse (Recode). Oracle Warehouse Management Cloud Update Helps Businesses Scale Logistics to Meet Multi-Channel Demand. Logistics Platform Haven Sets Sights on SAP with Launch of Haven TMS. Apple Gets Permit to Test Self-Driving Cars in California (New York Times).

E2open Acquires Steelwedge. Impact on Market?

Supply Chain Shaman

On a short trip to California I had dinner with the founder. The companies’ histories–both founded in 2000 and in California– have always been tightly woven. The focus was on automating procurement. i2 Technologies acquisition of Intertrans Logistics Solutions (ITLS) in 1998 or Oracle’s acquisition of GLOG in 2005 are also exceptions. This morning E2open announced the acquisition of Steelwedge for an undisclosed sum of money.