Ethics in Procurement – Simple, but Not Always Easy

Logistics Bureau

If you have not yet tackled the question of ethics in procurement, now is a great time to start. It does not matter whether you are a procurement professional, internal customer, external customer, senior executive, or supplier. Ethical Procurement: Some Scenarios to Consider.

Are your Supply Chains Tiger and Orang-Utan Friendly?

SCM Research

Practice Corporate Social Responsibility Procurement Report Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Sustainability Accounting for roughly 40% of vegetable oil production, palm oil is the most important vegetable oil worldwide. As a key commodity, it is an ingredient of a large range of products, including processed food, cosmetics, shampoo, and soap. A recent Greenpeace report reveals how palm oil supply chains are pushing Sumatran tigers and orang-utans closer to extinction (pdf).

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“Too Big to Fail”: 10 Things you Need to Know About El Niño

Elementum

During the 1997 El Niño, droughts in Indonesia and Argentina caused mining activity to halt, raising prices of copper, zinc, and nickel. A shorter monsoon season in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malaysia will help miners procure more materials, used heavily in the electronics industry. Burning rainforests in Indonesia are wreaking havoc to Southeast Asian economies and air quality, impacting numerous industries.

So Your Supply Chain is Banning Bangladesh….and Going to Cambodia?: “The Ugliest Race to the Bottom”

Supply Chain View from the Field

Sanjiv Pandita, executive director of the Asia Monitor, called it “the ugliest race to the bottom, because the financial crisis in America and Europe means that people are scared of buying expensive things” But as any buying agent who has visited these countries knows, things aren’t much better when you visit factories in other parts of Asia, including Myanmar, Pakistan, China, Indonesia, or India.

Who said supply chains are boring?: IBM 2011 Corporate.

Supply Chains Rock

In 2011, approximately 90 percent of IBMs global spend in Production and Logistics Procurement (in support of our hardware and logistics business operations) occurred with 50 firms. And we launched assessments for the first time in Turkey, Russia, Nigeria, Kenya and Indonesia. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two.

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Bristlecone Flash – February 2019

Bristlecone

It took a mere 18 weeks for Bristlecone to lead a Middle Eastern steel manufacturing client on a transformation journey that took them from manual processes to a powerful new procurement solution. By automating everyday tasks and increasing visibility into the procurement process, the company is now positioned to enrich its supplier relationships, generate significant savings through better sourcing decisions, and improve contract monitoring and compliance.

El Niño May Have Your Supply Chain Partying Like It’s 1997

Kinaxis

A massive El Niño occurred in 1997-1998, unleashing record rains in California, deadly tornados in Florida, and a brutal drought in Indonesia, thus landing the term firmly on the radar (no pun intended) of millions of people around the globe. by Kirsten Watson It’s not often that a weather phenomenon becomes part of the pop culture zeitgeist.

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Supply Chain Risks Come from All Sides

Material Handling and Logistics

Especially in countries like China, Indonesia, or India, which are experiencing tremendous growth in the middle class. How technology can help increase visibility and reduce paperwork.

Transforming your supply chain: What experts said at Quintiq World Tour Singapore 2015

DELMIA Quintiq

In e-commerce, the supply chain begins from the point we procure our products to the point they reach the distribution center (DC) and finally, to the customer’s doorstep. In countries like Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines, where labor costs are still relatively low, using manpower makes more sense than automation technology for now. What happens when you ask four experts for their thoughts on supply chain transformation?

Global Logistics—May 2015

Inbound Logistics

Trans Pacific Partnership nears resolution; Indonesia logistics industry fights new capital requirement regulation; China and Pakistan pave way for new trade corridor; Global ocean container trade shows signs of growth despite enduring supply-demand imbalance; European railroads partner around procurement; China looks to replicate U.S.

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

EcoVadis

tin from Indonesia). Umicore, a global materials technology and recycling group, introduced its Sustainable Procurement Framework for cobalt. 3TGs: Updates on Gold Sustainable Procurement. As conflict minerals continue to find their way into supply chains of major western corporations, businesses need to place more emphasis on due diligence and explore new technologies to increase transparency.

Global Sourcing and Human Rights Go Hand in Hand

NC State SCRC

Organizations continue to scour global markets for even lower labor rates, moving from Western China to the Pearl River, and now to Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, and North Africa. Action will be required, and we will have more updates on this topic soon… Articles Director's Blog Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Labor and Human Rights in the Supply Chain SCM Procurement Supply Chain Risk Supply Chain Sustainability Sustainability Uncategorized

Global Logistics—May 2015

Inbound Logistics

Trans Pacific Partnership nears resolution; Indonesia logistics industry fights new capital requirement regulation; China and Pakistan pave way for new trade corridor; Global ocean container trade shows signs of growth despite enduring supply-demand imbalance; European railroads partner around procurement; China looks to replicate U.S.

Dr. Hau Lee on the New Supply Chain—and What to Watch Out for in TPP

Elementum

Naturally, your boss will look at how good you are in procurement. Nike manufacturers are based in China, Indonesia, and Vietnam. Instead of looking to the supplier for only procurement, they now look at them as a source of potential ideas and innovation. It’s about co-creating value—not just looking at your suppliers for procurement. The procurement manager’s job is so much more complicated, but embracing that complexity is the only way to win.”.

Sustainable Forestry: Can We Get It Right?

EcoVadis

Deforestation for palm oil plantations in Indonesia averages to about 300,000 hectares (about half the size of Delaware) each year. Producing forestry and agriculture products for export, e.g. into global supply chains, is an attractive means for many developing nations to create economic growth. Done responsibly, this can succeed. However, the current state of deforestation shows there is much work to be done to achieve a healthy balance.

New: Global Trade Map 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) and Preferential Trade Agreements (PTAs) are designed to boost economic growth through trade by opening markets by way of progressive removal of customs duties, eliminating or reducing trade barriers and tariffs, lifting restrictions on services and even through public procurement. Indonesia. Uncovering and mitigating trade risks in international operations.

Global Supply Chains Key Lever for a COP21 Commitments

EcoVadis

Forest fires have been plaguing Indonesia since July, producing more emissions than the entire U.S. This doesn’t feel far-fetched – with 90% of the world’s investments currently managed by the private sector, the best way to make real progress in sustainability is to act through the supply chain and get the world’s top companies to implement a sustainable procurement program. By Pierre-Francois Thaler, co-CEO of EcoVadis. It’s time to bet big on sustainability.

Top eCommerce marketplaces in Philippines

Vinculum

specializes in procuring products that are unavailable in the country. Metrodeal has been gaining popularity at an impressive pace and has expanded its businesses to other South Asian nations like Indonesia and Thailand. The popularity of the website has seen it expand its wings to Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

What’s Looming for Transpacific Ocean Shipments this Peak Season?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In fact, JOC.com sites many Southeast Asia countries—including India, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Indonesia—have significantly grown their imports into the United States, anywhere from 13-37% compared to last year. Procure enough capacity. Review your existing capacity procurement levels with service provider(s) to ensure you have enough.

Navigating the Future in an Uncertain Political and Regulatory Environment

NC State SCRC

What US industrial leaders must now worry about is the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) which includes China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Brunei, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia and others. The Supply Chain Resource Cooperative held its bi-annual Industry Partner Meeting in the Talley Student Center at North Carolina State University this past week.