How Many Slaves Are in Your Supply Chain?

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California, for example, passed the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 , which went into effect in January 2012. The company is also stopping production in Ecuador, Venezuela, Belarus and Pakistan by April 2014 (these countries scored low in a World Bank report that assessed countries on accountability, corruption, violence, and other metrics).

Supply Chain Scope: New Study Shows Rise in US Inventories; California Estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030

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Sustainable Freight Action Plan for California is estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030. The Sustainable Freight Action plan released by California governor Jerry Brown outlines a long-term 2050 vision and guiding principles for California’s future freight transportation system. California Sustainable Freight Action Plan. Source: Commerce Dept. Source: SupplyChainDigest. Source: Supply Chain Shaman. Source: EBN.

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Global Sourcing and Human Rights Go Hand in Hand

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Low-cost country (LCC) sourcing is now a commonplace strategy for shrinking bottom line labor and material costs in most consumer products industries, including apparel, footwear, toys, and other manufactured products. The on-going tariffs levied by the Trump administration in 2018 against China has also made this option significantly more expensive for sourcing.

7 Best Supply Chain Books of All Time

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Therefore, the challenge to establish the ranking method is to find a more economical data source and the unbiased metrics. Author Affiliations: authors of the books on our list are university professors from Michigan State University, Stanford University, Northwestern University the University of California at Berkley and Cranfield University (UK).

10 Greatest Supply Chain Management Books of All Time

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Therefore, the challenge to establish ranking method is to find more economical data source and unbiased metric. Stanford University, Northwestern University, University of California, Berkley and Indiana University are usually ranked in top MBA programs (Tier 1) by US News College Ranking. Supply chain management books that are praised by supply chain executives, consultants and supply chain management professionals at all levels.

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

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Apple Inc purchases raw materials from various sources then get them shipped to an assembling plant in China. For other distribution channels such as retail stores, direct sales and other distributors, Apple Inc will keep products at Elk Grove, California (where central warehouse and call center are located) and supply products from there. Some components are currently obtained from the single or limited sources. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts. About.

The Importance of Transparency in Supply Chains

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Consumers, activists, and investors increasingly want to know the products they buy are sourced sustainably and ethically. Transparency, on the other hand, involves moral and ethical dimensions of activities associated with sourcing and manufacturing. sources of raw materials. performance-based metrics. In the information age, it’s difficult to hide things you would prefer to remain undiscovered. This is as true for businesses as it is for individuals.

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7 Pitfalls of Amazon FBA (Fulfillment By Amazon)!

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Amazon FBA sometimes falls short in this crucial metric. At Red Stag, for example, we can add inserts and personalized marketing materials to your customers orders, or help you source uniquely branded boxes and even tissue paper with your company’s logo. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

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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. There is also significant congestion at the equipment depots in Southern California resulting in delays in the ability to turn equipment in. Delays in Northern California and Seattle are limited at this time. 53’ update: There is a drop in intermodal volume out of Southern California due to a lack of imports.

Raise a Toast to Digital Business!

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Too few companies understand the differences between syndicated data sources and the use of channel data. One of my clients uses the analogy of “hotel California.” In addition, my new book Metrics that Matter is designed to help build cross-functional teams. It is the week before Thanksgiving in the United States; and as a good Yank, I am reflective. I am giving thanks. This blog was started in 2010.

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

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Emily Murphy @scbrief Emily earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Santa Cruz, for her major in Film and Digital Media and has experience in writing, publication and teaching. As the number of products, customers, sources and channels has proliferated, the education, methodologies and decision support tools have not kept up. Metrics such as Perfect Order Rate tell businesses a lot.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

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RFID tags and robotic warehouse systems generate and transmit data that, when combined with other data sources, allow companies to optimize the supply chain and make better predictions and forecasts to improve efficiency and boost the bottom line. They can also be used to track the provenance of adulterated products to identify the source. Mobile apps can generate reports and monitor performance metrics.

Quantum Computing: The Adults are Arguing

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We’re working with the research community and have open-sourced tools to enable others to work alongside us to identify new applications.”[5] Many people credit Professor Richard Feynman, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist, for conceiving the notion of a quantum computer. Physicist Joseph John Fernandez notes, “In a [1981] lecture titled Simulating Physics with Computers, Professor Feynman talked about why physicists need computers, and what they require of these devices.