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New regulations target truck emissions at Southern California warehouses

The Supply Chain Journal

A process four years in the making to regulate the emissions of truck traffic in and out of Southern California warehouses reached its end earlier this month with the adoption of a new rule that the warehouse industry says will ratchet up costs in the sector.

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. In response, federal and state governments are taking action to drive down the use of slave labor in supply chains. California, for example, passed the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 , which went into effect in January 2012.

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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.

Why Sustainable Supply Chains?

SupplyShift

In light of an increasingly strained global ecosystem, corporations, governments, and environmental scientists have revamped the drive for sustainability, honing in on the benefits of eco-friendly manufacturing, product design, and logistics. What is Supply Chain Sustainability?

Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

The recent announcement by Google-owned Motorola Mobility that all new Moto X smartphones sold in the US will be manufactured in Texas, highlights the continued importance of the global supply chain and role of freight forwarders and logistics services providers (LSPs) in successful local sourcing strategies. Subscribe to our blog to receive the full blog series via email and stay informed about the latest global logistics news and insight. .

Peet’s Coffee and the Roasted Bean Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Despite the significant amount of effort involved in going from running a business on Excel spreadsheets to implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP), they are very grateful that their efforts to improve their supply chain agility were underway when the pandemic hit.

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. ” Supply Chains and Sustainability As noted above, when Earth Day began, it was viewed as a protest against a century and a half of industrial development.

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

GlobalTranz

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. Ultimately, the IoT Supply Chain will enable greater accuracy and identification of potential issues throughout supply chain processes. The IoT Supply Chain and Shipping Processes. The supply chain will adore the IoT.

Help Us Build a Global Classroom for Supply Chain Talent

MIT Supply Chain

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. In our opinion such a curriculum would expand the talent pipeline and provide a world standard for supply chain education. The SCMx (Supply Chain and Logistics Management) curriculum will take edX in a new direction.

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. Background In dynamic supply chain management environment, people have to make the quick and decisive actions against various issues. In order to facilitate smooth learning process, this article will show you 10 greatest supply chain management books that can help you accelerate the learning.

The Importance of Transparency in Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

Consumers, activists, and investors increasingly want to know the products they buy are sourced sustainably and ethically. They are demanding more supply chain transparency. ”[1] They add, “The reasons for this increased interest are clear: Companies are under pressure from governments, consumers, NGOs, and other stakeholders to divulge more information about their supply chains, and the reputational cost of failing to meet these demands can be high.”

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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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9 logistics companies named to Inc.’s Best Workplaces

The Supply Chain Journal

Nine logistics companies were recognized on Inc. The nine logistics companies include: ACI Transport (Ferndale, Michigan) — A transportation and logistics company built around adaptability, communication and integrity. magazine’s sixth annual list of Best Workplaces.

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.

ThroughPut Inc Named A Top 10 Supply Chain Management Solution Provider 2021 by Manufacturing Tech Insights

ThroughPut

Breakthrough data-driven AI-Powered Supply Chain Solution enables manufacturers to meet demand-driven capacity management and distribution. is a Silicon Valley-based Supply Chain AI startup that puts industrial material flow on autopilot by leveraging existing enterprise data.

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? This case study will show you the analysis of Apple Supply Chain core processes, challenging issues and complexities of its operations. 1) Apples Supply Chain Model. Supply Chain Model of Apple Inc.

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 the rapidly changing economy, countless companies need advice on strategy and especially supply chain management. In spite of several acquisitions, the landscape of supply chain consulting firms remains fairly fragmented. 22 | Management: international supply chain obstructions.

Where Governments Fall Short in Combating Forced Labor in Supply Chains?—?And How They Can Improve

MIT Supply Chain

Where Governments Fall Short in Combating Forced Labor in Supply Chains ?—?And Companies’ efforts to tackle the problem through improved supply chain visibility and the introduction of audit programs are laudable and have deterred some bad actors.

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. This is what keeps lean logistics practitioners busy – day in and day out! That means that the outbound logistics of these products need to be quick and agile and free of many storage points and handoffs.

CIOReview Names ThroughPut Inc One of the Most Promising Supply Chain Solution Providers of 2021

ThroughPut

Leading provider of AI-powered, demand-driven supply chain solution recognized by Top US Business Magazine for delivering sustainable operational efficiencies. It has been a truly global effort to transform supply chain management through digital means.

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. Effective supply chain management offers numerous benefits for companies, so overcoming challenges to keep things running smoothly is a top priority for supply chain professionals.

US rail traffic climbed 28% in May despite supply chain constraints

The Supply Chain Journal

Source: SONAR) To learn more about FreightWaves SONAR, click here. On the flip side, the supply chain across multiple transportation modes will continue to face intense pressure through 2021 as demand for goods and services grows amid capacity constraints.

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. Utilize GIS data from ArcGis GIS data has been used to analyze supply chain related issues such as vehicle routing and location strategy. Resource: Logistics Performance Index 8. Resource: CSCMP Supply Chain Glossary 15.

Footwear Summit Highlights Supply Chain Solutions

RFgen

Keeping abreast of current best practices and innovations allows companies to create more efficient strategies, which is especially important in supply chain management. That’s the aim of the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America annual Sourcing Intelligence Summit.

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. Strategies include sourcing more items directly from manufacturers to improve margins, SKU rationalization and space reduction, “show more carry less” and assisted-store ordering. Dick’s Sporting Goods @DICKS In today’s supply chain, speed is king.

FreightWaves Classics: Crowley Maritime Corporation… from a single rowboat to a global leader

The Supply Chain Journal

the company’s Chairman and CEO: “In 1892, my grandfather, Thomas Crowley, bought a Whitehall rowboat and went into business for himself shuttling personnel and supplies between the San Francisco waterfront and the tall sailing ships that would anchor in San Francisco Bay. Crowley Logistics.

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). Waymo gets the green light to test fully driverless cars in California (The Verge). billion landmark supply chain deal. Supply Chain & Logistics Trends This Week in News altitude sickness America-Free Trans-Pacific Partnership Baidu C.H.

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. What exactly is the Orange juice Supply Chain and how does it work? 70% of production comes from Florida, followed by California. The Orange Juice Supply Chain. Orange Juice Supply and Demand. Source: [link] ).

Logistics property update: April 2021

EFT

Kohl’s other fulfilment centres are in San Bernardino, California; Edgewood. It is operated by XPO Logistics, handling goods from 11 sites run by Nestle. Instakart also plans to build a logistics campus in the Manesar area, close to Gurugram. Kohl opens 1.2m

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.

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. In the digital transformation age, logistics is once again undergoing a major shift. These technologies also contribute to a rise in big data and analytics in the logistics field. ” Meet Our Panel of Logistics Pros: Brian Jessup.

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

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

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

Talking Logistics

Now, for this week’s supply chain and logistics news… HighJump Acquires Nexternal. Last November, JDA Software and IBM announced a “new integrated offering [that] will provide retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers with intelligent sourcing, fulfillment and order management capabilities.” And this week, HighJump acquired Nexternal , a cloud-based eCommerce platform provider based in California.

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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