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.

Why The Time Is Now for Sustainable Procurement

Jaggaer

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. 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 at the pivot point.

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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.

Paving the Way for Sustainable Public Procurement

EcoVadis

Sustainable public procurement can also be beneficial from the economic perspective: It can generate income, reduce costs and promote innovation among domestic producers. National Procurement Standards. state of California has recently passed the Buy Clean California Act.

Global Sourcing and Human Rights Go Hand in Hand

NC State SCRC

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.

Sustainable Supply Chains Requires Effective Supply Management Capabilities!

Supply Chain View from the Field

Globalization has created the emergence of sophisticated supplier networks, creating management challenges as exposure to volatility and complexity of global sourcing has emerged. Further attention was drawn to sustainable supply management as a result of the California Transparency Act in 2010. Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Procurement Sustainability Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Sustainability

How This Plastic-Free Town Became Britain's First

Supply Chain Brain

The National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis in California and the University of Georgia have estimated that up to 10m tonnes of plastic enter oceans each year. Business Strategy Alignment Global Supply Chain Management Regulation and Compliance Sustainability Consumer Packaged Goods Retail Food & Beverage All Technology SC Planning & Optimization Sourcing/Procurement/SRM

Supplier Diversity Reporting in Utility Industry

Infosys Supply Chain Management

The client was from utility industry located in Las Vegas & had a customer base of approximately 2 million including residential, commercial and industrial customers.They provided natural gas service to parts of Arizona, Nevada, and California. Utility companies operating in the West/South West USA and serving any part of California are regulated by CPUC. The primary goal of this program is to ensure that each of the participating utilities procure at least 21.5%

Client Case Study Video Interview

Eyvo

We recently went to visit one of our clients in the local San Francisco Bay area here in California called Lucid Motors. Clearly you can see the system was designed by a team of people who are really expert in purchasing and procurement. E-Procurement Software

Unique Problems Require Unique Solutions

ivalua

Enormous, complex, global enterprises use procurement technology to manage their spend, suppliers, contracts and bids every day without seeming to run into the same stumbling blocks as the public sector, which operates on a smaller and more localized basis. An example of what often happens is that a state that wants to streamline and standardize their procurement processes and technology. e-Procurement Public Sector

From Materials to Practices: Sustainable Purchasing Groundswell At The SPLC Summit 2019

EcoVadis

Read more in this Guidebook on Integrating Ratings into Sustainable Public Procurement. While the University of California considers banning single use packaging, a decision to do so will not be immediate, and nor will it include all plastics.

SAP to Expand Cloud Presence with Acquisition of Ariba

Supply Chain Network

The acquisition will also significantly boost SAP’s cloud applications portfolio with the addition of Ariba’s leading cloud-based procurement solutions. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Ariba has approximately 2,600 employees. Industry experts estimate the cloud-based enterprise network and procurement segment at a current size of $5 billion in revenue. SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) and Ariba, Inc. Nasdaq: ARBA) today announced that SAP’s subsidiary, SAP America, Inc.,

SanDisk’s Story of Customer Segmentation Strategies Using Inventory Postponement

Supply Chain Shaman

Source: Dictionary.com. I find that in this world of the global multi-national that procurement processes have become convoluted and increasingly complex. (In In my opinion, we have made procurement increasingly complex without adding value.

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

Logility

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.

El Niño May Have Your Supply Chain Partying Like It’s 1997

Kinaxis

A massive El Niño occurred in 1997-1998, unleashing record rains in California, deadly tornados in Florida, and a brutal drought in Indonesia, thus landing the term firmly on the radar (no pun intended) of millions of people around the globe.

Ivalua Continues Global Expansion with New Office in Sydney, Australia

ivalua

REDWOOD CITY, California , May 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Ivalua, a leading provider of global Spend Management Cloud solutions, today announced that it has opened an office in Sydney, Australia to support its rapid growth and increased presence in the Asia Pacific region. ” Eric said: “ Australia and New Zealand are mature markets with increasing competition when it comes to Procurement. Ivalua is the Procurement empowerment platform.

Illuminating the Way Toward Sustainable Supply Chains

EcoVadis

Bateman also emphasized the differences between visibility, transparency, and traceability and urged procurement executives to prioritize each concept accordingly.

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. Delays in Northern California and Seattle are limited at this time. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update.

How to Manage Risk and Boost Transparency in the Raw Material Supply Chain

EcoVadis

A recent Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) conference in Santa Clara, California, discussed the latest developments in the field as well as possible solutions and international initiatives aimed at minimizing risks associated with using resources extracted in conflict areas.

Minority Business Enterprises – Diversity of Supply Article

Claritum

Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. million people are employed by 909,000 of these minority owned businesses (Source: www.mbda.gov). Source unknown). And, there are financial tax breaks available to both the sourcing company and the supplier.

The Local Food Movement is right around the corner

ITradeNetwork

From a recent survey of some of the major grocery store chains conducted here at iTradeNetwork, sourcing locally fresh food is a direct response to their customer’s desire. But all food simply cannot be sourced locally. That stalk of celery you purchased for the stuffing in your holiday turkey has a 95% chance of being from California or Arizona and about 88% of eaters in North America do not live near the major production areas.

Ivalua Continues Global Expansion with New Office in Sydney, Australia

ivalua

REDWOOD CITY, California , May 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Ivalua, a leading provider of global Spend Management Cloud solutions, today announced that it has opened an office in Sydney, Australia to support its rapid growth and increased presence in the Asia Pacific region. ” Eric said: “ Australia and New Zealand are mature markets with increasing competition when it comes to Procurement. Ivalua is the Procurement empowerment platform.

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

6 River Systems

Strategies include sourcing more items directly from manufacturers to improve margins, SKU rationalization and space reduction, “show more carry less” and assisted-store ordering. The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day.

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

6 River Systems

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.

A Year In Events: Looking Back At 2016 (US Edition)

EcoVadis

From California to Connecticut, and Novi to New Orleans, EcoVadis was on the ground contributing to the advancement of sustainable procurement and CSR/sustainability practices in global supply chains during our most active year on record in the US. Ethical Sourcing Forum (New York, NY). The AIAG Corporate Responsibility Summit focused on sustainable procurement challenges and best practices in the automotive sector.

A vision for a transparent global Rare Earth Element system using blockchain technology

Provenance

China’s low prices have historically undercut global prices and pushed out foreign competitors –– such as the Mountain Pass mine in California, which closed in 2002. In the short-term, we consider a certificate trading scheme focused on Swedish/EU source mines and manufacturers only.

Balance and Segmentation – What the Election Can Teach Supply Chain

Kinaxis

Source: © 2007 AMR Research, Inc. | Page 5. Aside from just getting the CEO/CFO to make the decision, a Supply Chain S&OP will always be faced with Marketing vs Sales, Product Management vs Procurement, or Service vs Finance.

Forced Labor in Seafood Supply Chains

EcoVadis

This paper explores why forced labor in seafood industry supply chains continues to grab headlines, tarnish brand images, and challenge procurement teams – and what they can do about it. Introduction. Shrimp tacos. Blackened catfish. Grilled mahi-mahi. Salmon burgers.

Answering the Call in Times of Disaster

Material Handling & Logistics

Factor in recovery efforts from hurricanes Irma, Nate and Maria, and from wildfires in Northern California, and the disaster-fueled surge in demand for building materials could be unprecedented. And that was before wildfires in Northern California took a huge toll on life and property.

Claritum and ADS Solutions® Announce Strategic Partnership

Claritum

Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Wholesale Distributors Get More Control Over Procurement. Accolent users will also be able to grow revenues and margins through improved sourcing delivered by integration with Claritum.

The Limitations and Evolving Role of On-site Supplier Audits: 4 Reasons They Are Starting to Miss the Target

EcoVadis

Audits also fail to include external stakeholders—NGOs, trade unions and community stakeholders—which leaves an important source of impartial information on violations & business impacts to local communities. The CSR landscape is changing rapidly and sustainable procurement programs are directing their efforts toward new standards and frameworks, including the Ruggie Principles. Stanford University/ University of California at Berkely.

How to Get the Benefit of GDPR for Your Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

Others, which may have been added over the years in an ad hoc way, include specific applications for procurement, production, packaging, inventory, and transport management. In addition, new sources of information now exist such as data from devices connected via the Internet of Things.

Truckload spot and contract rates tell different stories

DAT Solutions

Shippers continue to explore alternative modes, including rail intermodal, trailer pools, and power-only sourcing, to keep transportation budgets in line. just when shippers are kicking off their annual procurement events. There are really two truckload rate stories this year.

10 Things to Consider in the Global Economy

NC State SCRC

I presented the keynote to the group of procurement executives gathered, speaking on the subject of “The New Reality of Supply Chain Ecosystems”, which addresses many of the emerging issues that face supply chain executives in the digital world. My session was preceeded by a discussion by Brian Bancroft, Vice President of Direct Procurement at Coca-Cola in Atlanta.

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Letter from the CEO: Market Update March 26, 2020

Transplace

Southern California: There were mega ships that were set to arrive over the weekend that were intended to take empty containers out of the ports and bring them back to China. Letter from the CEO: Market Update March 26, 2020. By: Frank McGuigan, Chief Executive Officer, Transplace.

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

Talking Logistics

If they actually follow through on their promise and oil prices continue to rise next year, how will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in response? Compliance with a similar law passed in California back in 2010 is equally poor.

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

Material Handling & Logistics

SCOTT: Obviously tariffs, if implemented for the long-term, will impact global supply chain strategies—sourcing, nearshoring versus offshoring, etc. Omni-channel begat sharing sourcing, procurement, allocation, deployment, inventory, and yes in many cases, distribution.

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