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. 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.

California SB 1402: What You Need to Know

West Coast and California Logistics

Does your logistics operation source drayage services in California? This latest shot across the bow in California’s labor battles comes in the form of California Senate Bill 1402 (SB 1402). In this article, we’ll summarize the new Bill and explain what it means for shippers and other companies that hire port drayage companies in the state of California.

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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. The post Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain appeared first on Kewill Corporate.

California Trucking Association Combats State Contractor Test

GTG Technology Group

California Trucking Association Sues State. On October 25 th , the California Trucking Association and two independent owner-operators filed a lawsuit against the state of California over an unfair test adopted by the California Supreme Court. In April, the California Supreme Court adopted the ABC Test to determine if a worker is an employee or contractor within any industry. Sources: [link] of.

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

Arkieva

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.

California's Weather Impacts Truckload Capacity

DAT Solutions

California's weather—good or bad—has a major impact on truckload capacity. California supplies nearly 50% of the nation’s produce. The central valley of California has been called "the nation's bread basket," as a wide variety of fruit, vegetables, nuts, rice and dairy products are shipped to all corners of North America. Shown are the key market areas (KMAs) in California.

Still Don’t Know How Many Slaves Are In Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

Compliance with a similar law passed in California back in 2010 is equally poor. According to a recent report by the non-profit group Development International, only 14% of Californian companies fully comply with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (TISCA). How many slaves are in your supply chain?

Help Us Build a Global Classroom for Supply Chain Talent

Supply Chain @ MIT

A curriculum for online learning that MIT CTL plans to launch next year will provide new sources of supply chain talent across the globe. MIT along with Harvard University, Berkeley University of California, and The University of Texas System (and many others) have created an online educational service known as edX that provides “the best courses, from the best professors, and the best schools, spanning dozens of subjects.” Redefining education.

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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. The on-going tariffs levied by the Trump administration in 2018 against China has also made this option significantly more expensive for sourcing.

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. There are also reporting requirements for conflict minerals in the US and in the EU, California Transparency Act, the UK Modern Slavery Act, as well as similar laws being enacted or considered in Australia, Switzerland and elsewhere.

Case Study: How Nimble Storage’s Focus on Inventory Management Improved Visibility and Planning Cycle Times

Kinaxis

Data was imported and copied from a variety of sources and some of the key data was maintained only in Excel spreadsheets. Miscellanea Cloud computing Computer data storage Excel Microsoft Microsoft Excel Microsoft Office New York Stock Exchange Nimble Nimble Storage San Jose California by Melissa Clow One of the biggest challenges facing data storage companies is demands from enterprises for better performance and protection of their data.

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 Cape Town Was Saved From Running Out of Water

Supply Chain Brain

In 2016, average daily per capita use in California was 321 litres.) Food & Beverage All Technology SC Planning & Optimization Sourcing/Procurement/SRM Middle East/Africa Home Page Latest NewsThe government announced “day zero” — a moment when dam levels would be so low that they would turn off the taps in Cape Town and send people to communal water collection points.

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. These kind of reports help an organization to determine the focus areas for sourcing their goods and services.

The Science of Sustainable Supply Chains (Guest Post by Dara O’Rourke, UC Berkeley)

SCM Research

However, the speed and dynamism of modern supply chains creates challenges for incorporating sustainability data into sourcing decisions. Dara O’Rourke is a professor of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley. My guest post today comes from Dara O’Rourke.

Delivery Demand Shaping: A Key Element in Enabling Profitable Same-day Delivery

Talking Logistics

For example, according to an article in Re/code last week, Google is shutting down its two Google Express delivery hubs in San Francisco and Mountain View, California. Here’s an excerpt from the article: [Google Express] is not shutting down, but seems to be recalibrating a logistical plan it was testing in California [emphasis mine]…Rising costs of the drivers and vehicles are likely one rationale. Source: Adelante SCM. Source: Adelante SCM.

5 Ways to Make Your Manufacturing Plant More Sustainable in the Age of COVID-19

DELMIA Quintiq

There are several notable examples of companies that have done precisely this: California-based Green Toys recycled some 55 million milk jugs in its first decade in business. Allbirds uses recycled cardboards and plastics as well as ethically sourced wool, while Rothy’s uses recycled plastics to create breathable, flexible shoes. Switch to Domestic Sourcing or Manufacturing. While most people are homebound during the COVID-19 situation, many are still on the frontlines.

What happens after you toss a recyclable plastic container in the recycle bin?

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Source: The Guardian. Source: The Guardian. . California launched several initiatives. At the same time, California governor signed a bill that allow customers to bring their own to-go packages to restaurants as a way to reduce the demand for food containers. . Christopher Tang. . We do know that we should put recyclable items in the recycle bin so that these items can be recycled into new materials. But do we know if these items will actually be recycled?

Road to Nowhere: The Dire Status of U.S. Infrastructure

Elementum

The collapse of a major bridge on I-10 connecting California to Arizona served as a striking reminder that US infrastructure is failing and little is being done about it. On Sunday afternoon, a bridge along Interstate 10—a key shipping route between Arizona and Southern California— collapsed during a heavy rainstorm , injuring one and leaving countless drivers stuck. The challenge lies in the bill’s major source of funding: The federal fuel tax, which charges 18.4

The Branded Supply Chain

DELMIA Quintiq

The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act went into effect in 2012, applying to all retailers and manufacturers with annual global revenues of more than $100m doing business in California. A primary objective of the act is to eliminate slavery and human trafficking as a source of cheap labor. Discover the highest level of branding where others are least likely to look. What do H&M and Whirlpool know about supply chains that many of their competitors don’t?

Planting the Seeds for Blockchain in the Food & Beverage Supply Chain

Logility

Considering the importance placed by consumers on food safety, the ability to track and trace ingredients and their sources, is a must have to succeed in the F&B industry. For example, Alpha Acid Brewing, a small batch California brewer, implemented a blockchain application to track materials and ingredients from its suppliers to optimize its manufacturing processes and provide higher quality beer.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. As manufactures and retailers increasingly depend on extended rosters of sourcing companies, the resulting networked supply chain requires improved visibility. Importers are using multiple sourcing vendors to improve their ability to respond to market demand and opportunities.

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Outbound Logistics

LeanCor

The perfect order is determined by the “8 Rights” – we want to deliver the right product, in the right quantity, to the right place, at the right time, in the right quality, from the right source, at the right price by providing the right service to our downstream customers. The task becomes increasingly interesting when it comes to shipping produce (fruits and vegetables) – the commodity mostly coming from the breadbasket of our country: sunny California.

Trends and Predictions 2020: Big Data

Enterra Insights

For many companies, dealing with the implementation of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), formally known as AB 375, will be the biggest big data story of the year.[1] 1] The CCPA is a big deal because many companies have dealings in California and more and more companies leverage big data to target consumers. The very worth of big data has increased with novel opportunities to comprehensively analyze business problems from an array of sources not previously available.”

7 Best Supply Chain Books of All Time

Supply Chain Opz

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).

Sweetgreen: Sustainable Supply Chains in Farm-to-Table Restaurants

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Sweetgreen is a part of the “farm-to-table” (and more recently “seed-to-table”) movement, which promotes using locally-sourced, high quality ingredients in food preparation. This means that on any given day, each of their stores handles products that were sourced from upwards of 200 suppliers. Some of them include: dual sourcing, distributor controls, information sharing, and forecasting. . Luiza Niemeyer, Claudia Sanchez, and Felipe Caro.

What’s the Solution to Power Outage Proliferation

USC Consulting Group

They happen every year in California and throughout much of the Pacific Northwest: wildfires. “For the ninth consecutive year, California experienced the highest number of power failures.” ” For the ninth consecutive year, California experienced the highest number of power failures. weather-related events, source of electricity, car accidents that damage utility poles, etc.),

10 Greatest Supply Chain Management Books of All Time

Supply Chain Opz

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.

The need to know

EFT

government source and a shipping source said on Thursday. California posts final regulations under landmark digital privacy law impacting, consumers, businesses. The need to know from Reuters' global network of journalists.

ThroughPut Inc. Appoints Industrial IoT and Silicon Valley Tech Venture Veteran Seth Page to Chief Operations Officer

ThroughPut

” “The Supply Chain Industry is undergoing a dramatic transformation where visibility and collaboration hold paramount significance,” underscored Ramesh Bollapragada, a Distinguished Faculty Professor of Industrial Automation and Supply Chain, who has held positions at Carnegie Mellon University, University of California-Berkeley, San Francisco State University, Bell Laboratories, and Lucent Technologies and published dozens of papers covering the space.

From Model X to Project Titan: A Closer Look at the New Auto Manufacturing

Elementum

With its new gigafactory centralizing the manufacturing process, Tesla Motors is one of the largest automotive employer in California. Source: SupplyChain247. Source: TheVerge. Source: PC-Tablet. Source: Auto News. Honda’s new autonomous vehicle testing facility in Concord, California—and the manufacturer just got approval to test its new self-driving vehicles on the state’s roads.

Paving the Way for Sustainable Public Procurement

EcoVadis

It has committed to ethical sourcing and works closely with partners across the county and South West to minimize risks associated with modern slavery and uses a risk-based approach, based on country, reputational risk and proportionality to identify relevant products and specific contracts in line with ethical sourcing considerations. state of California has recently passed the Buy Clean California Act. Public spending is big business.

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

Supply Chain Opz

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.

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

EcoVadis

This session brought together Kim Kipin-McDonald, Head of Sustainable Development North America at Covestro, and Stephanie Lopez, Special Programs Manager at the University of California Procurement Services, to compare and contrast how they’re leveraging sustainability ratings to drive their programs. 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.