France’s Sapin II Anti-Corruption Law Requires Risk Assessments of Suppliers & Other Third-parties


France, with its Sapin II draft law, is the latest in this group and should be closer aligned with other regulations such as the US FCPA or the UK Bribery Act, in what seems to be becoming an international standard. Just earlier this year, Transparency International ranked France 23rd in its latest Corruption Perceptions Index, next to Chile and the UAE – confirming France has been lagging behind on this issue. This represents about 1570 large groups in France.

Energy efficiency: Are fossil fuels or renewables the more reliable source?

USC Consulting Group

By just about every measure, natural resources such as these are significantly more efficient than legacy sources like coal, natural gas and oil. “Which energy source gets you the most power delivery for your investment dollar? ” It raises an interesting question, however: Which energy source is the most efficient of them all? Germany is hoping that by 2030, approximately two-thirds of its energy will derive from sources like wind and solar.


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Maarten Hut: ‘Growing with the company’

Supply Chain Movement

Maarten Hut recently moved from France to Mauritius, to become Head of Supply Chain & Logistics at Aspen Global. In France he was Group Supply Chain Director at Wessanen based in Lyon. WHY THE MOVE FROM FRANCE TO MAURITIUS? For a combination of reasons; I, my wife and our three children – aged 3, 8 and 10 – were all perfectly happy in France – a European role, a comfortable and sporty lifestyle.

Appterra and Akeneo sign partnership agreement to provide hosting, support and integration services for Akeneo Open Source PIM


April 28, 2016 – Nantes, France and Plano, Texas, USA Today Appterra, Inc. and Akeneo signed a partnership agreement to extend the capabilities of the first open-source PIM solution to Appterra’s network of global integration capabilities. We are excited about the synergies represented by our two companies”, The post Appterra and Akeneo sign partnership agreement to provide hosting, support and integration services for Akeneo Open Source PIM appeared first on Appterra.

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Why The Time Is Now for Sustainable Procurement


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. In France, laws such as Duty of Care (Devoir de Vigilance) as well as Sapin 2, are holding large companies responsible for due diligence on environmental, social and ethical practices of subsidiaries and suppliers.

L’Oreal and Coty Told to Look Beyond China for Sourcing Beauty Products

Material Handling and Logistics

Walmart is asking suppliers if they have facilities outside of China, and if not, whether they would consider investing in some to broaden their sourcing ability. Cosmetics suppliers are being asked to consider sourcing their goods from countries outside of China. The missive asks suppliers if they have facilities outside of China, and if not, whether they would consider investing in some to broaden their sourcing ability.

The Future of Supply Chains Post COVID-19 – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Sourcing strategies will focus on risk-free, nearshoring supply base with long term partnership with TCO-competitive suppliers, who value sustainability. .

Fresh food logistics: A better approach with optimization

DELMIA Quintiq

Holidaymakers to France may be familiar with the following situation from my last summer holiday: A relaxing stay in a small picturesque port town on the Atlantic coast, a welcoming restaurant with good wine and a regional specialty waiting for us as the main course – oysters au gratin. According to online sources, a total of seven regions in France are supplying 6,500 tonnes of oysters per year to the whole of Europe.

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Transport Expert Nicolas Meilhan’s Perspective on the EcoVadis 2019 Index Results


Nicolas Meilhan is a Scientific Advisor for France Stratégie and works on transport and energy issues. . Following the recent launch of our EcoVadis 2019 Index, used to monitor and compare the CSR progress of companies worldwide, we sat down to talk with Nicholas Meilhan, a Scientific Advisor for France Stratégie who specializes in transport sector issues. For example, in France Stratégie’s analysis paper, “How can we now reduce CO 2 emissions from cars?”

Collaboration, Procurement with Purpose and the Entente Cordiale…


The Procurement technology firm was founded in France in 2000 and has become very strong in the US, as well as in its homeland and other continental European countries. Technology is also coming into the picture here, with platforms (such as Ivalua’s) now offering support for collaborative activities, as well as traditional functionality in source to contract, purchase to pay and so on.

The need to know


M&S branch in France says post-Brexit rules disrupt ready-meal supplies. Airbus to meet top suppliers amid jet output concerns- sources. The need to know from Reuters’ global network of journalists.

The need to know


Global container shipping rates have surged to records on a spike in restocking demand in the United States and Europe, container scarcity at export hubs, and changes in freight flows because of the coronavirus pandemic, shipping sources said. Air France-KLM prepares COVID-19 vaccine airlift.

‘Bee Positive’: Building a spirits brand on a mission to save the bees


But when Tim Etheridge-Judge and Stephanie Jordan, the founders of Avallen, first started talking to us earlier this year about a new Calvados (apple brandy from the Normandy region of France), it was easy to get excited as they wanted to take an entirely new approach. . This meant packaging – they sourced everything from France, including the bottle, the cork and paper. An industry that lacks integrity. Made using nothing but apples, water and time.” .

Uncertainty in supply due to nature: An everyday struggle for you, too?

DELMIA Quintiq

Are you sourcing from different countries and facing logistical complexities? Let’s imagine that you are sourcing corn seeds from France and Spain, processing and mixing in Hungary, and delivering to Germany. Is your agriculture business dependent on what nature is giving you? Read on to find out what the main challenges faced by seed manufacturers are and how they can overcome them to boost efficiency in areas they have control over. Pressure to deliver.

From soba to udon—Are the noodles in the FTA bowl getting too thick? – LogiSYM December/January 2021

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

By some accounts, the conception of the first FTA dates back to 1860, when tariffs between France and England were removed (wine, brandy and silk in one direction, and coal and iron in the other!)

Using Weather and Climate Data to Improve Demand Forecasting


For instance, in a recent application that involved temperature and ice cream, a consumer goods company deployed machine learning to develop a model for five European countries: Germany, Poland, Sweden, the Netherlands, and France. Source: NYCCSC. Editor's Note: This is the second in a three part series on advanced demand analytics to improve demand forecasting. Part One of the series, New Product Introduction (NPI), can be found here.

The results of a national referendum on ‘fair food’ laws: transparency roundup


Source: Oxfam ). Source: BBC ). Ultimately a government campaign around potential effects of price rises meant 60% voted to reject proposal but the issues remain a source of discussion nationally. Source: Food Matters Live ). Food Matters Live have looked at an online survey conducted by the European Food Information Council in 2016 with 2,000 shoppers across UK, Poland, France & Sweden.

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France considers moratorium on new e-commerce warehouses, says minister. Softbank pulls investment from Credit Suisse supply chain funds: sources. e-commerce firm planning to keep a minority stake, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday.

Blockchain for Brexit

Supply Chain Movement

To illustrate his point, he used the example of a purchaser at an Italian company that mainly sources semi-finished products from France. 29 March 2019 is set to be another D-Day: Brexit. Some people think there might still be a new referendum in the UK which could potentially halt the whole Brexit process, but even if companies are hoping that this will happen, they should still be making preparations in case it doesn’t.

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How to Speedily Adapt your Business for Online Order Delivery

Logistics Bureau

The figures for other countries are also impressive—42 percent in Spain, 41 percent in German, 39 percent in Russia, and 36 percent in France, as revealed by a recent study. Covid 19 Global SourcingHow to Adapt Your Business for Online Order Delivery—Quickly. According to research, the COVID-19 pandemic will make a substantial percentage of consumers turn to online shopping. For example, in South Korea, 70 percent of consumers say they plan to shop online.

BluJay’s Latest Software Releases Power Supply Chain Resiliency and Growth in 2021

BluJay Solutions

Updates to The Unified Customs Schemas (UCS) for accelerated and easy data interface from any source system now support Belgium, the United Kingdom, and France, in addition to the Netherlands in the previous release.

Supplier Motivation, A Key Component of Supplier Management


Additionally, if their brand awareness is strong in France, it has limited traction on international markets. Indeed, some preparation is necessary before this innovation event: fifty new suppliers were sourced and only ten were selected for speed dating. As we have already seen in a former blog , enterprises often fail at maximizing the value of collaborating with smaller companies.

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Exclusive: Walmart's Flipkart eyes overseas listing as early as 2021: sources v. Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart is preparing for an initial public offering overseas as early as 2021, which could value the firm up to $50 billion, sources familiar with the company's plans told Reuters.

Customer Service Aided by Cognitive Technologies

Enterra Insights

For instance, would customers in France — a country renowned for its staunch protection of the French language — be put off by a chatbot that attempts to communicate with them in English? With access to a mix of complex data sets from an array of sources, companies now have better insight into customer behavior, leading to higher sales numbers and better customer service.” We’ve all heard the phrase, “The customer is always right.”

The good, the bad and the greenwash: 7 brands who hit the headlines for impact transparency in 2020


What could be better: Their commitment to sourcing 20% of key ingredients through regenerative agricultural methods by 2025 is hopeful, though we’d like some clarity on what that means in terms of actual hectares so we can better compare with what others are doing.

Avoid “Lost in Translation”. Monetize S&OP to Include Finance.


One business, where finance was not involved in S&OP, was crushed by a rapid currency appreciation in the Swiss franc that made its products too pricey for the market. At a second firm, the CFO had factored that risk into the S&OP process, and the company weathered the revaluation by moving inventory abroad ahead of time and identifying sourcing options outside the currency zone. Finance speaks a different language than supply chain.

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Bringing Freight Online with WebCargoNet and Freightos


There’s unprecedented volumes of global shipments , growing international trade, more flexible supply chains, and easier sourcing than ever before (Alibaba, anyone?). Following a successful pilot in France, forwarders can now send booking requests directly from their pricing platform. Bringing Freight Online With WebCargoNet And Freightos.

Doing Business in Poland


France, Italy and the Netherlands. Primary import partners were Germany, China, Russia, Netherlands, Italy, France and the Czech Republic. The corporate tax rate is 19%, calculated on global corporate income from all sources if the company is headquartered in Poland. Poland has become a democratic, market-oriented country after many years of communism and the lingering effects of invasion during World War ll.

Global Trends in Digital Supply Chain - 2017 Review


Source Big Data is an expression used to represent an enormous volume of both structured and unstructured data that is so big it becomes hard to process using old database and software methods. Source Machine Learning has become hot in 2017 and suppliers are capitalizing research and development into the use of machine learning in supply chain [4]. As of today, Amazon's shipping drones are being tested at development centers in the US, UK, Austria, France, Israel.

This Week in Logistics News (April 27 – May 1, 2015)

Talking Logistics

The press release contains a lot of details, but here are some highlights: Headquartered in Lyon, France, Norbert Dentressangle has 662 locations and approximately 42,350 employees…and had €5.1 It serves both B2B and B2C customers in the United Kingdom, Spain and France. My wife and I visited my fourth grade son’s class this morning to see the work they’ve done the past few weeks.

The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play


Across twenty additional countries, Amazon’s other centers are predominantly focused on fulfillment and delivery stations while some countries, like Italy, the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Singapore, and Japan also have Prime delivery facilities. Source: In his 2017 annual shareholder letter , Bezos lauded “divinely discontent” customers as innovation drivers.

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Integrated Business Planning – A Chaucer Story


They provide ingredients, products, and solutions of the very highest quality, sustainably sourced, with first-class support for innovation and exceptional customer service. Chaucer is a global business, it’s one of their unique selling points compared to their competitors, as they have facilities across all parts of the US, the UK, France, and China, as well as a global supply base to meet their customers’ needs.

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

Revenue data is sourced from the companies’ websites and market research platforms such as Macrotrends. billion (2019) Headquarters: Levallois-Perret, France CEO: Alain Picard 12. billion (December 2019) Headquarters: Puteaux, France CEO: Luc Nadal 19.

Challenges of global fast fashion supply chains (Part IV)

Supply Chain Movement

In this series on global fashion retail we have discussed about network design and inventory location in Chapter 1, stores replenishment in Chapter 2 and sourcing and manufacturing lead times in Chapter 3. Chapter 3 about sourcing and manufacturing lead times. 3) Sourcing and manufacturing lead times. Talent development.

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Addressing UN Sustainable Development Goal 14: Three Steps to a Sustainable Supply Chain


The question that remains is how the global community should source fish in such a way that contributes to economic and business growth, without endangering the environment. Step One: Map the Supply Chain to Identify Sources of Risks. There are different schemes that verify and attest for responsible sourcing, such as the MSC Chain of Custody Standard certification or the ASMI Chain of Custody. Companies can also aim at obtaining eco-labels, such as France’s Label Rouge.