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?

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

EcoVadis

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.

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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?

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

Material Handling & 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.

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

Descartes

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.

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. 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.

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.

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

EcoVadis

Nicolas Meilhan is a Scientific Advisor for France Stratégie and works on transport and energy issues. . For example, in France Stratégie’s analysis paper, “How can we now reduce CO 2 emissions from cars?” For a long time, France has outsourced its supplies.

Collaboration, Procurement with Purpose and the Entente Cordiale…

ivalua

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.

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

Provenance

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. .

Supplier Motivation, A Key Component of Supplier Management

ivalua

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.

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?

Using Weather and Climate Data to Improve Demand Forecasting

ToolsGroup

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.

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.

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.

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

Provenance

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.

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

ToolsGroup

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. Finance speaks a different language than supply chain.

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Bringing Freight Online with WebCargoNet and Freightos

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.

Doing Business in Poland

QAD

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.

Global Trends in Digital Supply Chain - 2017 Review

Abivin

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 A Blockchain is a devolved, digitized, community archive of all cryptocurrency dealings.

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.

Coronavirus Highlights Fragility of Global Supply Networks

Jaggaer

Eight people tested positive for coronavirus in the UK, while five British nationals tested positive in France following the businessman’s trip to a French ski resort, and an NHS clinic he attended had to be temporarily closed.

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The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play

Freightos

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: Amazon.com.

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

EcoVadis

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.

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. Talent development.

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Supplier Data Comes of Age: The Benefits of Knowing Your Suppliers

HICX Solutions

The French unit, meanwhile, may have its own record for ‘FedEx France’. Forms of internal fraud can be prevented at source: for example, through implementing stricter control over changes to supplier banking details. Just who are my suppliers ?

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Supply Chains Carry The Day at COP21

EcoVadis

Air France. The next goal is to become a “carbon balanced” company by 2020, and sustainable sourcing of raw materials is their key area of opportunity for carbon reduction. The surprise benefit of sustainable procurement initiatives they discovered at Air France?

Integrated Business Planning – A Chaucer Story

DynaSys

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.

Paving the Way for Sustainable Public Procurement

EcoVadis

Launched over a decade ago in France, with offices in eight countries across Europe, Asia, Africa and North America, we offer the first collaborative platform that delivers a comprehensive digital assessment for global supply chains. Public spending is big business.

Demand-Driven Transformation at Shell

Supply Chain Shaman

Nick formed a tight-knit implementation group with business users, and technologists used the backbone of SAP ERP to source master data and transactional flows from SAP and into Orchestr8. Nick Lynch is the Global Excellence Manager at Shell Lubricants, a division of Shell Global.

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. France. More shippers today appear to be outsourcing some or all of their logistics.

Laerdal Medical Chooses Ivalua To Drive Efficiency and Compliance Across Its Global Organization

ivalua

They will leverage Ivalua’s industry-leading Sourcing, Contract Management and Analytics functions for both direct and indirect procurement across the organisation. Eliassen, Procurement Manager at Laerdal explains: “Laerdal was looking for a single global suite to support and standardise our sourcing and procurement operations across all spend categories.

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Personalization Across the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Nation

43% of millennials buy more food from convenience stores than they did three years ago (source: Millennials Marketing 2019 ). 85% of millennials go weekly to a c-store (source: CSP 2019 ). A couple of years ago, the concept of having everything personalized arose.

ISO 20400: Building Value Through a New Standard for Sustainable Procurement

EcoVadis

A result of four years’ work and international negotiations, including active participation in France from EcoVadis’ Sylvain Guyoton, Vice President of Research, ISO 20400 involves 37 participating and 14 observing countries. .

Doing Business in Belgium

QAD

Belgium is bordered by France, Germany, Luxembourg and Netherlands, and has a robust shipping infrastructure including multiple ports, making it a perfect location for trade both within the EU and with other geographic regions. percent, France 9.5