2012: California Transparency in Supply Chains Act comes into effect

EcoVadis

The Act was originally adopted by the State of California in 2010 and it requires impacted companies to disclose their efforts, if any, to ensure their direct supply chains are free from slave labor and human trafficking. According to UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime), human trafficking : involves an act of recruiting, transporting, transferring, harboring or receiving a person through a use of force, coercion or other means, for the purpose of exploiting them.

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.

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

EcoVadis

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. Procurement professionals are an extraordinarily busy breed and are especially bogged down with supplier data on cost, quality, delivery, price, etc. So, what are those realities for sustainable procurement? implementing sustainable procurement business processes).

How to Be a Preferred Shipping Customer: Strategies for the Coming Capacity Shortage

Talking Logistics

One challenge to this approach, however, is that many shippers focus exclusively on price when making their transportation decisions. Customers with a strict ‘procurement mindset’ overlook important factors like consistency, overall experience or past performance. California-based Ventura Foods, which managed more than 127,000 inbound and outbound shipments last year, has a long history of building these kinds of strategic partnerships.

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.

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.

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. Mock has nearly a decade of operational transportation experience.

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. Identify Alternative Transportation Routes.

This Week in Logistics News (March 23-27, 2015)

Talking Logistics

With my son’s travel baseball team scheduled to begin its season next weekend, the coaches are employing some field maintenance tools you don’t normally see at a baseball field: For all of you who play baseball in California, Texas, and Florida, you have it so easy my friends.

2019 Logistics & Supply Chain Events to Attend in the US

EazyStock

At this event, you will get the opportunity to be part of a huge network of more than 2,500 global supply chain and procurement professionals. The American Supply Chain Summit is a leadership-focused meeting designed around improving supply chain and procurement strategy across the globe.

Miami 62

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

NC State SCRC

Flex is an organization that most people on the street have never heard of, yet which produces most of the electronic products and technologies found on store shelves and which power buildings, transportation systems, and a multitude of other technologies.

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.

3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

I’m Nerijus Poskus — Director of Pricing and Procurement at Flexport. That’s how we can procure better. So if you look at Southern California, which is one of the tightest markets. Blog disruption Transportation video Disruptive technology

How to Get the Benefit of GDPR for Your Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

For example, if a manufacturer collects customer data and provides it to a 3PL for transport and delivery, both the manufacturer and the 3PL must be compliant, and the manufacturer is also responsible for checking that the 3PL is compliant.

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.

Truckload spot and contract rates tell different stories

DAT Solutions

Shippers want transportation costs to be predictable, so they renegotiated carrier contracts in 2018 to avoid spot market volatility that plagued them last winter. just when shippers are kicking off their annual procurement events. There are really two truckload rate stories this year.

High-Tech Nation: How Technological Innovation Shapes America’s 435 Congressional Districts

Cerasis

iconic places, such as the Route 128 tech corridor around Boston, Massachusetts; Research Triangle Park in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Austin, Texas; Seattle, Washington; and, of course, California’s white-hot Silicon Valley.

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.

Day 3 (Last Day) - Infosys Blogs

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. Interestingly, today Apple is launching its iPad 3 in California and Woz was with us in Veags. Met few of our clients at our booth from oil & gas, manufacturing and transportation areas and listened to them. Procurement Blog. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38). About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs.

Ryder Places First Medium-Duty Electric Vehicle Order with Chanje Energy and Begins to Roll Out Charging Stations

Supply Chain Network

NYSE: R), a leader in commercial fleet management , dedicated transportation , and supply chain solutions , announced today it has started to take delivery of 125 medium-duty electric panel vans, the first of their kind in North America, now available for lease or rent.

This Week in Logistics News (April 17-21, 2017)

Talking Logistics

MacroPoint Announces Platform Integration with JDA Transportation Management Solution. Apple Gets Permit to Test Self-Driving Cars in California (New York Times). On the software front, just when you thought “Does the market need another transportation management system (TMS)?”