7 Use Cases for Hyperledger in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

I believe we need to move to Open Source tech. This transition from closed and proprietary solutions to open source capabilities will not happen quickly. The Hyperledger project is an Open Source blockchain platform. Hyperledger. Blockchain. New concepts? Get used to it.

The Supply Chain of a Computer

SCM Research

What can be problematic about sourcing raw materials from the Congo? Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. In my courses, I introduce the key ideas of SCM by discussing a map of our globe. Questions we discuss include: Who is actually producing our computers?

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An update on required ‘Conflict’ Metals reporting…

Operations and Supply Chain Management

listed companies that have filed their first audits on whether their products contained any tin, gold, tungsten or tantalum from Africa’s war-torn Congo region. Plenty of products still contain the four targeted metals from the Congo region.

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Big Tech and Auto Battle for the World’s Cobalt Resources

Elementum

The Democratic Republic of Congo holds the most global cobalt reserves , at around 3.5 Traditionally, companies like Apple haven’t purchased the metal directly from mines, but through brokers like China’s Congo Dong Fang Mining. However, as standards for sourcing become more strict, these big players may lose business if they fail to provide visibility into their supply chains. A cobalt mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Big Tech and Auto Battle for the World’s Cobalt Resources

Elementum

The Democratic Republic of Congo holds the most global cobalt reserves , at around 3.5 Traditionally, companies like Apple haven’t purchased the metal directly from mines, but through brokers like China’s Congo Dong Fang Mining. A cobalt mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

A Moral Revision of Electronic Supply Chains (Guest Post by Bas van Abel, Fairphone)

SCM Research

In the first Fairphone that will be released in December 2013, conflict-free tin and tantalum from the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been integrated in the manufacturing of the phone, but that’s only a first step. He has set up projects such as the Waag Society’s Fablab and the Instructables restaurant (an open source restaurant). To make the supply chain more transparent, Fairphone opens up the entire system to understand what shapes our economy.

Sourcemap CEO, “Manufacturers have no excuses for lack of transparency in cobalt mining.”

Sourcemap

According to Amnesty International , the lack of accountability has led to insidious mining conditions, particularly in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which produces 60 percent of the world’s cobalt. Cobalt prices have quadrupled since hitting an all-time low just two years ago.

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Is Logistics Outsourcing Right for Your Company?

Supply Chain Movement

From local truck transportation to global supply chain management systems, from produce sourcing to consulting based on practical experience to outsourcing, C.H. Congo. Congo, The Democratic Republic of The.

Reflections: Building the Network of Networks

Supply Chain Shaman

There is no technology solution that stretches across industries to automate the processes of source, make and deliver. Ethical Sourcing. Congo Metals. These are all issues in ethical sourcing initiatives. I remember the call like it was yesterday. Four years have passed.

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Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

Supply Chain Movement

Congo. Congo, The Democratic Republic of The. The sourcing department is challenged by increasing compliancy issues. A technology revolution is rapidly changing the way we work, providing threats and opportunities along the way.

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

Congo. Congo, The Democratic Republic of The. Sourcing from far-flung countries such as China is leading to growing uncertainty about the actual supply of purchase orders.

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

EcoVadis

With around 50 percent of the world’s reserves held by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, cobalt, commonly used in automotive and electronic products, requires particular attention.

Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

By consolidating at the source, several shipments can be combined into one, thereby reducing the number of shipments even before the shipments arrive at the Logistics Service Provider (LSP). Congo. Congo, The Democratic Republic of The.

Three Steps for Conflict Mineral Compliance

Supply Chain Network

The first deadline regarding last year’s SEC Conflict Minerals Rule is fast-approaching on January 31 – and companies are scrambling to report what conflict minerals – gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten sourced from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and surrounding countries – have entered their supply chains since the start of 2013. If so, where are they sourced from? By Paul Martyn — BravoSolution.

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10 questions about the benefits of S&OP for your organisation

Supply Chain Movement

However, there must be consensus within the organisation about definitions and the right source of information for important reports. Congo. Congo, The Democratic Republic of The. Management at the helm.

How socially responsible is your supply chain?

Supply Chain Movement

A report by Amnesty International describes unsafe working conditions, exposure to health risks and child labor at artisanal cobalt mining operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Five independent data sources will be used giving a total possible score of 10.

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New: Global Trade Map 2016

Supply Chain Movement

The benefits of utilising modern-day FTAs include fewer customs duties, less red tape, access to public tenders, sourcing opportunities, investment opportunities and more transparent business conditions. Congo. Congo, The Democratic Republic of The.

Addressing UN Sustainable Development Goal 8: Helping Automotive Businesses Tackle Modern Slavery

EcoVadis

The aberration of modern slavery seeped into public discourse in mid-2016 when reports surfaced that leading automobile manufacturers had sourced paint from suppliers with links to mines using child labor in India 10.

How Financial Services Companies Can Manage Sustainability Risks While Driving Progress On UN Sustainable Development Goal 16

EcoVadis

The name came from the fact that profit from these minerals have long been used to fund armed groups and fuel regional conflicts, specifically in eastern part of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Global electric vehicle demand drives scramble for fresh supplies of vital metals

EFT

In addition, currently, more than 60% of the world's cobalt is mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Asian battery producers have limited options when it comes to sourcing essential metals regionally.

S.E.C. Approval of Conflict Minerals Rules: a landmark in supply chain disclosure requirements

EcoVadis

The purpose of the Conflict Mineral rules is to put an end to the extremely violent conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which has been partially financed by the exploitation and trade of conflict minerals originating in the region. Countries covered by the new rules in addition to the DRC include South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Angola, the Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic.

Pressure Mounting in EU Regarding Sustainable Supply Chains

EcoVadis

Due diligence for high risk sectors/countries – Disclosing on due diligence remains a voluntary company measure and the report recommends requiring companies to exercise due diligence particularly in high risk areas, such as the regulation passed in the United States requiring companies to annually disclose their exercised due diligence on the source and chain of custody of conflict minerals originating from the conflict-affected eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.