Responsible Sourcing! Making Sustainability Happen for Real!

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The Green Supply Chain: True Sustainability or Just One Big Marketing Stunt? Sustainability. Sit down 100 people and ask them, “What comes to mind you hear the word sustainability?” Ask those same 100 people, “How would you most likely put sustainability into action?”.

Sustainable Logistics: Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics

Cerasis

WorldShipping.org cites data from The Network for Transit and the Environment that shows that measured by grams/kg/km air freight as the largest carbon footprint impact and steamships as the lowest. Creating more sustainable logistics is even more important for the trucking industry. While trucks have a smaller carbon footprint/kg/km than air freight, the enormous volume of truck freight explains why reducing the carbon footprint is a priority goal.

COP21 – Freight and Climate Change

Freightos

The broader climate issue.and freight’s role. The emissions from freighting Shawn’s TV is a miniscule percentage of this year’s 33 billion ton cube. Finding freight’s contribution to GHG took a lot of digging. . Click the button on the right to see our sources.

Freight Rate News November 2015

Freightos

Wouldn’t it be amazing if someone could cut through the hype and summarize the key freight and logistics trends every month? If you prefer to find the news yourself, head over to our free roundup of nearly 100 digital logistics and supply chain news sources. Sustainable shipping!

7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

Talking Logistics

In the last decade, many companies, especially those with manufacturing operations, have evolved direct materials sourcing from an administrative function to a strategic procurement process. The embodiment of this transformation is the chief procurement officer, an increasingly common title for executives that strategically source goods and services. Here are seven strategies to elevate freight management in an organization to build a more competitive supply chain advantage.

Easier than reducing carbon footprint – 5 Steps to make a dent in the Huge and Hidden Cost of CPG Sustainability

Cerasis

WorldShipping.org cites data from The Network for Transit and the Environment that shows that measured by grams/kg/km air freight as the largest carbon footprint impact and steamships as the lowest. There’s an alarming paradox in the world of consumer packaged goods sustainability.

This Week in Logistics News (December 5-9, 2016)

Talking Logistics

The sky and what’s beyond, an endless source of creativity and imagination for kids and adults alike. DAT’s Accelerated Freight Matching Launches with New Load Board App for Carriers and Paperless Onboarding Service for Brokers. R2 Freight & Logistics, Inc.

Ryder Publishes Corporate Sustainability Report

Supply Chain Network

a leader in transportation and supply chain management solutions, today announced that it has published a Corporate Sustainability Report highlighting Ryder’s progress towards improving the communities and environments where the Company does business. “As a leading provider of transportation and logistics solutions, our stakeholders expect us to be stewards of real-world efficiency and sustainability,” stated Ryder Chairman and CEO Greg Swienton.

The Tesla Semi Truck Will Change Freight

Freightos

The Tesla Semi Truck Will Change Freight. Freight innovation frequently focuses on moving data better – like visibility, eBookings , and the new generation of forwarders and brokers. The Tesla Semi in the Wild (Source: reddit). Freight Insights General LogTech

4 KPIs to Measure the Success of Your New Sustainability Strategy

AFFLINK

Whether you're trying to keep up with customer expectations or align with new industry standards, implementing a sustainability program is an absolute must. Could alternative sustainable products be implemented? Source Energy Use is one of the most holistic measurements available.

The Micro-Carrier Challenge: Building a Reliable and Sustainable Trucking Capacity Network

Talking Logistics

How do you efficiently tap into this large source of capacity? And what’s the role of technology in enabling a better way to build a sustainable and reliable capacity network? Prasad points out that despite the perception, the largest carriers only carry a small percentage of the total freight shipments. The post The Micro-Carrier Challenge: Building a Reliable and Sustainable Trucking Capacity Network appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

How will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in light of this cheap oil environment? Sustainability : Will the climate change agreement reached at the COP21 meeting in Paris this past weekend change supply chains in 2016? Countries and companies that have already embraced sustainability will continue to lead the way, while everyone else will wait for binding laws and regulations to emerge before taking meaningful action.

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. Targets for 2030 Include: Improve freight system efficiency 25 percent by 2030. Foster future economic growth within the freight and goods movement industry.

Insights from Ryder Innovate 2014

Talking Logistics

Sustainability and Green Initiatives in Transportation and Logistics. Source: “Sustainability and Green Initiatives in Transportation & Logistics,” Jason Mathers, EDF, Ryder Innovate 2014.

Is Hyperloop the Next Great Supply Chain Technology?

Kinaxis

The idea of tubes whisking freight across the land at near-supersonic speeds smacks of an old-school image of the future. They might allow companies to carry less inventory – perhaps using Hyperloop to rapidly source whatever parts or raw materials that can’t be 3D printed.

Near-Shoring Trend a Cause for Celebration and Concern for Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) & Air Carriers

BluJay Solutions

Positive growth in air freight volumes reported recently by IATA (4.5% Or is near-shoring in 2014 and beyond simply the latest evolution in sourcing practices? .

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How to Reduce Product Damage During Shipping

Cerasis

However, there is a silver-lining, according to Packaging Digest again: typically, less than 1% of the products in the cartons sustain damage. Partitions made from corrugated material can reduce packaging usage and unit costs, while also offering several additional benefits: If you are shipping fragile items or smaller parts, partitions offer a reliable source of protection. Freight

Renewed Focus on Supply Chain Security as Hackers Target Container Terminals

BluJay Solutions

While there is no suggestion that the freight forwarders responsible for shipping the containers had any involvement, this case does highlight the ongoing risks associated with, as well as the weak links in, global supply chain security. Source: BBC News.

Going Beyond Brokerage: How North American Capacity Solutions Can Go to Work for You

Talking Logistics

Make it a part of your larger transportation strategy and achieve a meaningful and sustainable ROI with creative, tailored and comprehensive capacity solutions. Your organization needs to be agile and resilient to take on the challenges of an ever-evolving industry – instead of simply moving freight at the cheapest price. In contrast, a 3PL partner will constantly look for matches within their own dense freight network.

100 Clean50 Sustainability Leaders Address Fellow Canadians in Open Letter in The Globe and Mail on Earth Day

Freightera

This EarthDay, 100 Clean50 Award Winners and Sustainability Leaders from Canada, including Freightera CEO Eric Beckwitt, called on fellow Canadians in business, government and every walk of life to take significant steps towards fighting climate change and building a low carbon future at home.

How Building Materials Manufacturers Can Address Rising Material Costs

USC Consulting Group

Freight expenses went up significantly last year, according to the U.S. Building material manufacturers that make the effort to form sustainable connections with third-party shippers are more likely to see savings than those that continually chase discounted services.

How Cummins Power Generation Used Lean Six Sigma to Achieve Significant Transportation Savings

Talking Logistics

Subsequently, LSS projects were developed to address waste in several key areas: contract carrier freight rationalization, ship day alignment, Asia-to-US / Asia-to-Europe container optimization, CNG truck costs and impact. While all have added value, let’s take a closer look at contract carrier freight rationalization. Contract Carrier Freight Rationalization. Contracted Freight Rates. LSS is about continuous improvement, so sustaining the improved processes was vital.

Supply Chain is Tackling Food Waste Like Never Before!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Consumers increasingly want goods that are produced ethically, sustainably, and with a minimum of waste. One Supply Chain Sustainability topic that’s been getting a lot of attention lately is the issue of food waste. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

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Delivering Green: Three Case Studies in Low-Carbon Logistics

Supply Chain @ MIT

Supply chain sustainability projects are often sold on the argument that going green makes good business sense. Here are three case studies that offer clear, irrefutable evidence that sustainability and profitability can be compatible in the supply chain domain. Logistics is a leading source of carbon. Caterpillar is the subject of one of three case studies that show how supply chain management can support both environmental and financial goals.

Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

Globalization is now increasingly linked to labor costs in countries such as China, as well as fuel costs and regulatory shifts, which are in turn driving a dramatic impact on where companies source, where they produce, and the complexity of processes required to sell to the customer. Another major source of risk is the unreliability of global logistics channels, especially the challenges associated with ocean freight lines, which are becoming increasing unreliable.

Green Future of Freight [Infographic]

Freightera

Please share this infographic on you site by copying and pasting the code below: Source: The Green Future of Freight – An infographic by the team at Freightera. FREIGHT SHIPPING EMISSIONS TODAY. Ocean freight: 17%. Air freight: 9%. Rail freight: 6%.

Metrics that Matter: Customer Service

QAD

Unreimbursed Freight. A high level of unreimbursed freight shows that the team is taking extraordinary measures to satisfy customers. Companies can use these metrics to help ensure they are doing everything possible to satisfy their customers at a manageable and sustainable cost.

Top 10 Global Supply Chain Risks

Supply Chain Game Changer

Risks exist in land, air and ocean freight. Poor grasp of hazards in your supply chain will increase freight spend and diminish brand value. Extreme weather represents one of the most significant risks to ocean freight on the globe. Ecological responsibility and sustainable practices are both forms of social responsibility, and as more laws are passed governing the environment, ocean freight carriers will come under greater scrutiny, says Dave Blanchard of Industry Week.

Are These the 5 Biggest Fallacies in Supply Chain or is it Fake News?

Supply Chain Game Changer

It’s becoming more strategic, as companies integrate their Supply Chains and use them as a source of competitive advantage – instead of just a back-office function. The goal is to make the origin of goods more transparent, allowing companies to prove that goods haven’t come from workers under abuse or unsustainable sources. More companies are raising expectations of environmental sustainability. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

How to Harness the Economic Power of Logistics Clusters

Supply Chain @ MIT

There is also the part-time Master de Logistica (MdL) master’s program taught in Spanish that has become an important source of talent for the local cluster. In addition, “there is a strong push in Europe to build logistics parks for sustainability reasons,” notes Sheffi.

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Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015

Cerasis

The source pointed to several trends that are encouraging the adoption of TMS, including better control of data, more comprehensive analysis and the need to support omni-channel supply chains.

The Clothing Supply Chain – From the High Fashion Runway to Landfill!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Source: thredup.com and GlobalData. Freight and Logistics Retail Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Apparel Carbon Footprint ClothingSubscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Food Waste and World Hunger – The Food Supply Chain is Broken! Videos).

This Week in Logistics News (July 15-19, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Con-way Freight Raises the Bar on Mexico Service, Adds Door-to-Door Tracking, 24-Hour Customer Resource Center, Enhanced Web Tools. Source data is a combination of reference and benchmark data from third parties as well as econometric models and formulas.

The Supply Chain Carbon Footprint Reduction Strategy

Supply Chain Game Changer

Whether in your personal lives or your professional lives everyone has either a positive, a neutral, or negative impact on the sustainability of the planet that we share. As such we have the direct or indirect ability to take actions which can promote environmental sustainability, reduce carbon footprint impacts, and drive the creation of the Green Supply Chain. Promote clean, sustainable resource utilization. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

7 Essential Attributes of Strategic Supplier Partnerships!

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Whether the phrase refers to sourcing, procurement, relationships, or other matters, its use is prevalent. One example is in the world of out-sourced software development. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

The Journey of One Banana! A Supply Chain in Motion! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Farming of banana plants has become a hot button issue in the context of sustainability and ecological living. Packaging, Traceability and Sourcing. Freight and Logistics Guest Blog Post Retail Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Business Leadership SCM supplychain

Justifying Investments in Risk Avoidance

Supply Chain @ MIT

I gave the example of Sun Microsystems, which suffered a spate of freight thefts in Europe. Replacement sources were soon found. These maps promote quicker responses to crises, and support social responsibility and sustainability audits. Relief and resilience.