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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Modern Slavery in Today’s Supply Chains

Kinaxis

Through the supply chain. Modern slavery is one of the supply chain industry’s dirty little secrets, but thankfully, governments in the US and UK are attempting to wash it clean, working to put a stop to a problem that should never have been allowed to exist in the first place.

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.

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. 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.

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

Requis

Susie Bodnar is part of the generation that is driving supply chain innovation forward. She is a 15-year logistics veteran, educator, consultant, and an active volunteer with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). Now it’s on supply chain.

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.

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.

Sustainable Supply Chains Requires Effective Supply Management Capabilities!

Supply Chain View from the Field

Opaque supplier networks leaves supply networks exposed to environmental or labor practices that are non-compliant with enterprise sustainability objectives and codes of conduct. This has brought about a recent understanding the role of transparency in sustainable supply chains, in support of a diverse set of stakeholder needs. Sustainable and transparent supply management has been recognized as a core ingredient for driving organizational financial growth.

SanDisk’s Story of Customer Segmentation Strategies Using Inventory Postponement

Supply Chain Shaman

As supply chain clichés take flight, clients struggle with execution. One of these concepts that I hear a lot; but see few tangible examples, is the idea of “customer-segmented supply chain.” The discussion of customer-segmented supply chains happens often.

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

NC State SCRC

But there’s nothing stable about the environment we operate in, as there is plenty of volatility and disruption to go around in the global supply chain. The real-time supply chain is being created at Flex today.

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.

Tradeshift, Bristlecone Partner to Advance the Future of Supply Chains

Bristlecone

24, 2019 – Bristlecone , the trusted partner in supply chain transformation, today announced a new strategic partnership with Tradeshift , the global leader in supply chain payments and marketplaces.

2019 Logistics & Supply Chain Events to Attend in the US

EazyStock

Are you interested in expanding your knowledge on the latest trends and technologies within the supply chain industry? EazyStock has complied a new list of the top 2019 Supply Chain events that you can’t afford to miss. American Supply Chain Summit 2019.

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Balance and Segmentation – What the Election Can Teach Supply Chain

Kinaxis

In my opinion, these are factors that led to the pollsters being so far off on the 2016 US election, and how supply chain practitioners can help these pollsters to improve. Balance is also critical for supply chains. Figure 3: Segmented Supply Chain.

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.

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

EcoVadis

As conflict minerals continue to find their way into supply chains of major western corporations, businesses need to place more emphasis on due diligence and explore new technologies to increase transparency. Increasing Due Diligence in the Cobalt Supply Chain.

Forced Labor in Seafood Supply Chains

EcoVadis

While environmental repercussions of overfishing have traditionally been the focus among seafood consumers, labor practices in the seafood industry supply chains have recently emerged as the most discussed Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) issue plaguing the sector. Introduction.

Changing SRM Behaviors in a Period of $70/bbl Oil

Supply Chain View from the Field

I was in Houston yesterday evening, speaking to a large group of procurement executives at a roundtable held by KPMG’s Procurement Advisory Group, at the fabulous Brennan’s restaurant on Smith Street. The event was sponsored by Coupa, one of the leading providers of software, and several of the Coupa executives from the Houston area and from California were present.

Alberto L. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli on What your Supply Chain is Missing

Elementum

Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli also has extensive experience working with supply chains, and he gave me his insights into what links all the most successful procurement teams: Supplier relationships. Driving Supply Chain Solutions. IoT and Supply Chain.

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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.

5 Key Sustainable Procurement Trends

EcoVadis

Do you hear more and more companies talking about Sustainable Procurement? Sustainable Supply Chain initiatives are surprisingly resilient to the economic and political difficulties our world is currently facing… but they are also changing. In the past Sustainable Supply Chain was mostly a voluntary initiative, but we see the number of regulations being signed increasing… and surprisingly more and more coming from the US.

Customer Video Story: Subway / IPCoop and EcoVadis Sustainable Procurement Tools (Plus Summary from SPLC Workshop Keynote Panel with WalMart, PG&E, UCSD)

EcoVadis

In this brief video, David Burrows, Sustainability Supply Chain Manager of IPCoop / Subway and his team describe how they are using EcoVadis to manage and monitor sustainability of their supply chain.

Spreadsheets – A Look Back

Kinaxis

In fact, the concept of a spreadsheet on a computer goes back to 1961, when Professor Richard Mattessich, from the University of California at Berkeley, pioneered the development of computerized spreadsheets for use solely in business accounting.

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How to Get the Benefit of GDPR for Your Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

For supply chains, higher efficiency, lower costs, and better customer relationship management are just some of the possibilities. Your US based fashion firm works with a French chain of retail outlets that collects customer loyalty information on your behalf.

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

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.

US Election Count Down : How America’s Leadership Can Influence Global Supply Chain Sustainability

EcoVadis

– US President Barack Obama on human trafficking and slavery in the supply chain. On September 25th, 2012, President Obama issued an executive order mandating government contractors put in place a compliance program throughout the supply chain to prevent human trafficking.

Two Timely Learning Events Not to Miss: Spotlight On Human Rights In The Supply Chain, New Laws, Benchmarks, Tools

EcoVadis

Human rights-related risks have re-emerged to grab the spotlight as a top issue for procurement and supply chain professionals in 2016. For example Recently two new benchmarks focused on company performance on human rights have been released: The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark announced a few weeks ago a pilot of its rating system to benchmark the performance of large companies on human rights issues in their supply chains.

Sustainable Procurement: Want change? The first step is to create urgency

EcoVadis

While companies are taking ownership of their direct environmental and social impacts, the indirect sustainability impacts of their supply chain are a step beyond and require an additional commitment. When new clients come to us they often have many questions about the right steps to take in order to ensure effective implementation of their sustainable procurement program. So, what are those realities for sustainable procurement? “Change is the only constant.”

How This Plastic-Free Town Became Britain's First

Supply Chain Brain

The UN has warned of the “irreparable damage” we are doing to marine life by discarding plastic, a lot of which ends up in the sea, toxifying food chains. 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. The little white cloud looks and feels like a polystyrene packing peanut, but, Kavanaugh assures me, “it tastes exactly like a communion wafer.”

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.,

Bristlecone Announces Free Trial of Supply Chain Risk Monitoring App Sense.ai

Bristlecone

18, 2019 – Bristlecone , the trusted partner in supply chain transformation, is pleased to announce that its flagship supply chain app, Sense.ai, is now available on a free trial basis. Proactive monitoring of external events that threaten the supply chain.

Global Sourcing and Human Rights Go Hand in Hand

NC State SCRC

Recent laws passed by the UK, Australia, and states like California are now requiring human labor policies as laws that impact corporate purchasing policies.

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

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.

“Too Big to Fail”: 10 Things you Need to Know About El Niño

Elementum

Deemed “too big to fail” by NASA , the weather event will impact supply chains at every stage. As the event starts to take effect, here are ten things you should know about how different weather systems will impact your supply chain.