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How Many Slaves Are in Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

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. How many slaves are in your supply chain?

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

Talking Logistics

How many slaves are in your supply chain? 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.

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Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

Yet the company is at pains to make it clear this is part of a global operations strategy, with devices continuing to be assembled in China and Brazil and components presumably continuing to be sourced from emerging markets based on cost and quality.

The (Internet of Things) IOT Supply Chain Benefits Now Coming Clearer

Cerasis

The Internet of Things (IoT) seems to be popping up in more conversations throughout the entire supply chain , and more businesses have turned towards IoT experts for guidance on how to take advantage of its benefits. The IoT Supply Chain and Shipping Processes.

10 Greatest Supply Chain Management Books of All Time

Supply Chain Opz

Supply chain management books that are praised by supply chain executives, consultants and supply chain management professionals at all levels. Therefore, the challenge to establish ranking method is to find more economical data source and unbiased metric.

Outbound Logistics

LeanCor

Outbound Logistics: Think Outside of the Trailer. By Susie Sterling, Supply Chain Solutions Director at LeanCor. To facilitate a lean fulfillment stream for our outbound logistics customers, we strive to achieve the perfect order. Any logistics professional would.

Help Us Build a Global Classroom for Supply Chain Talent

Supply Chain @ MIT

A curriculum for online learning that MIT CTL plans to launch next year will provide new sources of supply chain talent across the globe. The supply chain profession urgently needs to fix the problem of a chronic shortage of talent. Redefining education.

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Is Apple Supply Chain Really the No. 1? A Case Study

Supply Chain Opz

Is Apple Supply Chain Really the No. Surprisingly, IT research firm Gartner ranks Apple Supply Chain as the best supply chain in the world for 4 years in a row. But, is Apples Supply Chain really the number 1? 1) Apples Supply Chain Model.

7 Best Supply Chain Books of All Time

Supply Chain Opz

In this article, we rank books based on their influence, popularity, recency and practicality and then we come up with the list of the best supply chain books. Finding Best Supply Chain Books We've found that most recommendations for on the web are based on just personal opinion. Therefore, the challenge to establish the ranking method is to find a more economical data source and the unbiased metrics.

Enabling Supply Chain Flexibility: Two Important (But Often Overlooked) Factors

Talking Logistics

The El Niño weather pattern, which the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts will be among the strongest on record , is already causing flooding and mudslides in California. El Niño and Jonas are the latest reminders that weather and other natural events, such as earthquakes, can lead to supply chain disruptions. Robinson , and I addressed in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. Robinson freight forwarding supply chain flexibility

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Supply Chain Movement 16 – Consultancy

Supply Chain Movement

Contents Supply Chain Movement 16 – 2015 Q1. Our supply-chain future: fair sharing – column. 11 | Snapshots Roundtables Supply Chain Movement. In spite of several acquisitions, the landscape of supply chain consulting firms remains fairly fragmented.

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

6 River Systems

Supply chain management is a multi-faceted process with many stakeholders and even more moving parts. New technology aims to make the supply chain more efficient, yet investing in the wrong technology further complicates productivity while hindering profitability.

50 Online Resources for Aspiring Supply Chain Scholars

Supply Chain Opz

Supply chain management is not an easy subject. Background Supply chain management is a relatively new discipline. Access public data from Data.gov Supply chain management is part of complex economic activities. Resource: Logistics Performance Index 8.

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. Dick’s Sporting Goods @DICKS In today’s supply chain, speed is king.

This Week in Logistics News (October 29 – November 2, 2018)

Talking Logistics

In the meantime, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week, dominated by delivery and robots: Same-day delivery company Deliv raises $40 million in latest funding round (Reuters). billion landmark supply chain deal.

Peeling Back The Orange Juice Supply Chain! (Video)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out Food Waste and World Hunger – The Food Supply Chain is Broken! While Oranges and Orange juice are common and usually easily found it is still curious as to what the Orange juice Supply Chain is. The Orange Juice Supply Chain.

Why The Time Is Now for Sustainable Procurement

Jaggaer

With that, global businesses are committing to key sustainability objectives such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions , eliminating slave labor , avoiding plastics , conserving water used in production , tapping into renewable energy sources and more. 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. Sourcing Supply Chain sustainability

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics can be traced all the way back to the Greek and Roman empires , but it’s undergone several major transformations as new technologies provide opportunities to more efficiently manage the movement and storage of goods. ” Meet Our Panel of Logistics Pros: Brian Jessup.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

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. 40’ containers: Due to the lack of imports, this equipment is in limited supply across the country.

This Week in Logistics News (May 25-29, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Now, for this week’s supply chain and logistics news… HighJump Acquires Nexternal. And this week, HighJump acquired Nexternal , a cloud-based eCommerce platform provider based in California. Robinson, enVista, Descartes, and Transplace are Talking Logistics sponsors.

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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. Here’s one of my predictions for 2016 that hit the mark: Blockchain Technology Will Make Its Debut in Supply Chain Management. The Hackers Inside Your Supply Chain.

This Week in Logistics News (June 30 – July 4, 2014)

Talking Logistics

For the past year, I’ve been arguing that logistics — and same-day fulfillment, in particular — is becoming a strategic weapon for companies. Tune in to Talking Logistics this Thursday, July 10 at 12:00 ET where Jason Craig, Manager of Government Affairs at C.H.

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Delivery Demand Shaping: A Key Element in Enabling Profitable Same-day Delivery

Talking Logistics

For example, according to an article in Re/code last week, Google is shutting down its two Google Express delivery hubs in San Francisco and Mountain View, California. Source: Adelante SCM. Source: Adelante SCM. Source: Adelante SCM.

Raise a Toast to Digital Business!

Supply Chain Shaman

Today, 270 posts and five years later, I am thankful for the opportunity to sit at my kitchen table and communicate to almost 20,000 supply chain professionals globally (directly through this blog and through connections on Linkedin). However, this is not the case in our supply chains.

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 News

A Real World Humanitarian Logistics Model

Supply Chain @ MIT

When a disaster such as a flood strikes, the response can be chaotic as various agencies and sources of supply converge on the stricken area. There were 500 nodes in the logistics network. This has a major impact on evacuation and supply operations.

7 Pitfalls of Amazon FBA (Fulfillment By Amazon)!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Fulfillment by Amazon or Amazon FBA lets sellers in the Amazon marketplace take advantage of Amazon’s giant logistics operation to ship their orders. Your product can also get lost in the Amazon supply chain. Amazon runs an enormous fulfillment and logistics business.

The Logistics of Fidget Spinners: Amazon vs Alibaba

Freightos

The Logistics of Fidget Spinners. Amazon has 27 airplanes and 258 supply chain facilities in the United States. Alibaba just announced $15 billion dollars to be invested in its global logistics network. A Tale of Two Potential Logistics Giants.

Low unemployment is great for everyone, right? (Not so much in logistics…)

NC State SCRC

percent), California (4.7 Well actually…no… just ask anyone who works in the logistics sector, especially if they rely on contingent workers. The Greene Group is a staffing agency focused on the logistics sector, specifically identifying trained professionals for the warehouse, transportation, and truck driver segments. There is an estimated shortage of 50,000 truck drivers at any given time in the US supply chain network. Supply Chain Management

Multi-Tier Supply Chain Visibility – Is There a Case to Look Further?

ModusLink Corporation

Every supply chain professional has had to make decisions with imperfect or not enough information at one time or another. Companies have invested millions of dollars in systems and processes to track supply chain activities through their own operations. In many cases this is extended further logistics processes to customers and tier 1 suppliers. Do we now need to look beyond this to increase supply chain visibility across multiple customer and supply tiers?

Climate Change and the Supply Chain

Elementum

As climate change risks grow — rising sea levels, change in precipitation patterns, extreme droughts and heat waves, and intensification of hurricane events — global supply chains are vulnerable to major disruptions. In September, Hurricane Irma caused flooding and the closure of several logistics hubs in Florida, while Hurricane Maria brought strong winds that destroyed almost all facilities and knocked out electricity across Puerto Rico.

5 Ways to Make Your Manufacturing Plant More Sustainable in the Age of COVID-19

DELMIA Quintiq

This classification extends to the manufacturing facilities and personnel keeping us fed and supplied. Manufacturers of medical and cleaning supplies, as well as the specialists overseeing trucking, delivery and logistics companies, might have to make do with limited supplies and labor.

Will robots take the place of low-level logistics jobs?

Abivin

In our previous article, we have given readers a glimpse of what the future of Supply Chain Management (SCM) might look like with increasingly sophisticated automation. This article will look into two major components of logistics: warehouse and last-mile delivery.

This Week in Logistics News (August 20-24, 2018)

Talking Logistics

— As I’m on the road, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week, without commentary: U.S. SAP pilots blockchain-based supply chain tracker (ComputerWorld). Trillion Logistics Sector With Latest Contracts (BlockchainNews).

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

Logility

Back in the mid 1990’s when I first entered the Supply Chain field as a freshly minted MBA from the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University, I was full of “state of the art” knowledge from visionary teachers like Don Bowersox, David Closs, Steven Melnyk and others.