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'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.

10 Tips: Sourcing Refrigerated LTL for Food and Confectionery Distribution

West Coast and California Logistics

Transportation Strategies 3PL Outsourcing Cold Chain Managment Refrigerated Trucking Food Logistics Confectionery Logistics logistics in California

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.

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

MIT Supply Chain

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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3 Capabilities You Need Now to Address Supply Variability

Logility

What do the port of Long Beach, California and the Suez Canal have in common? Water is one obvious answer to that question, but a supply chain professional might say, “recent headline-grabbing sources of supply variability that have disrupted global supply networks.”

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.

Peet’s Coffee and the Roasted Bean Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Founded in Berkeley, California in 1966, Peet’s Coffee touts itself as the original craft coffee. The company has a sourcing team that vets the beans. All their coffee is produced in small batches and roasted at their own LEED Gold certified roasting plant in Almeda California.

5 Reasons Ecommerce Companies Fail with Paige Fitzgerald

The Logistics of Logistics

Paige currently resides in San Diego, California, where you might find her reading at the beach or birdwatching at the bay in her free time. 5 Reasons Ecommerce Companies Fail with Paige Fitzgerald. Paige Fitzgerald and Joe Lynch discuss the 5 reasons ecommerce companies fail.

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.

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. Switch to Domestic Sourcing or Manufacturing.

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.

The COVID vaccine is a utility, and what we need is a global vaccine visibility system

NC State SCRC

This is not Science Fiction – I have observed an enterprise system at Flex in California called the Pulse which I wrote about in my book The LIVING Supply Chain.

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. Blockchain is a hot topic across the supply chain industry and often accompanied by more questions than answers.

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.”

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?

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

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?

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.”

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.

American Software Reports Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2021 Results

Logility

Dixon Valve & Coupling Company, LLC, Dyehard Fan Supply, LLC, Husqvarna AB, John Paul Richard, Rhone Apparel, Spanx, Stony Apparel Corp, The Echo Design Group, Topson Downs of California, Inc.,

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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.

Thanksgiving 2018

Enterra Insights

At the original Thanksgiving feast, the pickings were much slimmer and all ingredients were sourced locally. 1] She note there are only two known historical sources describing the three-day long feast shared by the Pilgrims and Wampanoag natives at Plymouth Colony in 1621. The first source was Edward Winslow, one of the English leaders who sailed to American on the Mayflower. ” The other source was the governor mentioned by Winslow, a man named William Bradford.

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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).

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.