Sustainable Supply Chains: A Country Comparison

SCM Research

The global not-for-profit organization CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) has published a report: Supply Chain Sustainability Revealed: A Country Comparison. “While climate and water risks are apparent, the implications for businesses and economies reliant on complex supply chain models are less understood”, says Paul Simpson, CEO, CDP. Practice Globalization Procurement Report Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Sustainability

10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Coronavirus Exposes Global Supply Chain Fragility! Every aspect of our lives has been disrupted: our health, freedom of movement, employment, the economy, our ability to buy goods, and virtually every Supply Chain. Apart from the panic buying are there Supply Chain lessons that we should learn from the Coronavirus pandemic to improve the robustness of Supply Chains in the future?

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Procurement Experiences, Trends and the Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out What is Virtual Procurement and Why Should You Care? Where is procurement, outsourcing, sourcing, supply chain, and purchasing going? We have worked in hundreds of different industries and spend areas over many years in thousands of procurement projects.

What are the Supply Chain Management Lessons to Learn from the Covid-19 Crisis


There are glimmers of hope, such as slowing infection rates in Italy and Spain, and the opening of factories in China, but a true end to the crisis remains out of sight. The total costs, in terms of human lives, disrupted supply chains, ruined businesses and GDP impact, are still just projections in the array of charts presented daily by statisticians and data modelers. There are, however, already some clear lessons to be learned by Procurement and Supply Chain leaders.

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Who said supply chains are boring?: The supply chain of marble

Supply Chains Rock

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. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle. Without supply chains consumers would be stuck using products that they had to make or grow with their own two hands.

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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.

How The Coronavirus Epidemic is Throttling Global Supply Chains

Logistics Bureau

Containers are piling up in ports, international shipping has been hammered, Western companies are battling to source products from traditional suppliers, and disruptions are being experienced throughout the global supply chain. Once China was hit by a Coronavirus epidemic and factories ordered closed, it was inevitable that global supply chains would be affected. COVID-19 Impact on Procurement.

How Europe is Coping with Supply Chain Disruption


Can the complex global supply network survive the COVID-19 pandemic? Define your procurement response strategy. In the retail sector, supermarkets in many countries have seen their highest weekly sales ever, as consumers stock up on goods that they fear may be in short supply.

How to Manage Supply Chain Impacts from the COVID-19 Pandemic: From Walmart to Tesla to ThroughPut Inc


It also puts pressure on our supporting systems (government, communities, hospitals, businesses, supply chains, etc.) I have spent over a decade – defining and driving supply chain operations in enterprise retail and industrial setups, including Walmart , Tesla , and ThroughPut.This experience has enabled me to witness, direct, and deeply understand the supply chain nuances when customer demands are chaotic with finite resources and capacity.

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How to Manage Supply Chain Impacts from the COVID-19 Pandemic: From WalMart to Tesla to ThroughPut Inc


It also puts pressure on our supporting systems (government, communities, hospitals, businesses, supply chains, etc.) I have spent over a decade – defining and driving supply chain operations in enterprise retail and industrial setups, including Walmart , Tesla , and ThroughPut.This experience has enabled me to witness, direct, and deeply understand the supply chain nuances when customer demands are chaotic with finite resources and capacity.

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How 2011 Prepared Us for Today


But few remember the stress the 2011 event placed on global supply chains. . The interdependence of the global supply chain guaranteed the effects would extend far beyond the Japanese economy. . Thankfully, by 2011 the global supply chain had an arsenal of weapons to help combat the economic aftershocks of the disaster. We had scientifically proven methods to prevent supply chain disruptions: safety stock, TQM, and optimization to name a few.

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Sustainable Procurement Leaders


19/05/2010: Interview with Luca Guzzabocca, head of Logistics Costs and Supply Chain Management at GRUPPO MONTEPASCHI. 1) Why is Sustainable Procurement important for GRUPPO MONTEPASCHI? Sustainable Procurement is one of the significant engagements GRUPPO MONTEPASCHI has in CSR policies. For GRUPPO MONTEPASCHI, Sustainable Procurement is important because we are aware of the impact we can have by changing the way we procure goods and services.

Alberto L. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli on What your Supply Chain is Missing


Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli also has extensive experience working with supply chains, and he gave me his insights into what links all the most successful procurement teams: Supplier relationships. I spoke to Alberto while he was visiting his home city of Milan, Italy. Driving Supply Chain Solutions. I was curious as to what drew Sangiovanni-Vincentelli to the world of supply chain. “In IoT and Supply Chain.

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BluJay Solutions Accelerates Supply Chain Efficiency for Customers with Updates to its Global Trade Network Platform

BluJay Solutions

Holland, MI and Manchester, UK – July 11, 2018 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services, announces the release of BluJay Global Trade Network version 18.2. The company’s cloud-based technology platform delivers an ecosystem of supply chain applications powered by its Global Trade Network (GTN). Supply chain execution is becoming increasingly important to overall business strategy for many organizations.

This Week in Logistics News (October 15-19, 2018)

Talking Logistics

And with that, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Powerloop, new venture from Uber, offers trailer pooling platform (CCJ). Visibility is the number one supply chain initiative.

ABB’s Daniel Helmig: “We are moving to virtual centres of expertise”

Supply Chain Movement

Daniel Helmig, head of ABB’s Supply Chain management, is currently busy implementing supply chain transformation throughout the company’s 450 plants and many project sites as the company consolidates back end processes and establishes ten global transportation management centres. “It Its high voltage cables transport power further than ever before and its substations stabilize and supply power to a wide range of urban and industrial applications.

Roberto Crippa: “If you try to manage new business with old rules you fail”

Supply Chain Movement

Until June of this year, Tecniplast, an Italian manufacturer of laboratory equipment and specialised plastics, did not have a formal supply chain. This immediately highlighted the need for an end-to-end process view of the supply chain. Roberto Crippa was the consultant involved, who having set up the supply chain was then asked to stay on and run it. Here he describes his new supply chain agenda. This is very challenging for a supply chain.

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New: Global Trade Map 2016

Supply Chain Movement

In collaboration with Amber Road, Supply Chain Movement has put together this Global EU Trade Map which provides an overview of current EU trade agreements and an insight into potential trade risks and how to mitigate them. By Supply Chain Movement in collaboration with Amber Road. Italy. Visuals Aberdeen Research Amber Road customs duties FTA Global Trade Map international trade PTA risk SAA Supply Chain Media Supply Chain Movement trade agreements

GrandVision: “We are changing completely as we become demand driven”

Supply Chain Movement

the world’s largest network of optical retail stores is far along the path from historically being supplier-led to having a strong demand driven supply chain. Rhiannon Davies, joined in 2012 to implement the new supply chain, bring about global compliance and leverage potential efficiencies to drive the strongest conditions and service to customers. “In And we are still on a journey with many more opportunities,” the Vice President Supply Chain says.

Supplier Management and Sourcing in the Fashion Industry – Under the Spotlight


Digital transformation is delivering benefits to many of the world’s leading fashion companies, especially in Italy, where roughly half of the leading fashion concerns have implemented JAGGAER solutions. Supply chains are multi-tiered and therefore difficult to manage. The “fast fashion trend”, which means that collections are distributed in shorter, and shorter periods of time, has transformed the procurement function. Digital transformation of procurement in fashion.

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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.

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Paris Calling and BoostAeroSpace Mission


Anne CARRERE welcomes the participants In the morning of October 18th 2018, Anne CARRERE from BoostAeroSpace (BAS) welcomed about 45 participants, mostly customer representatives, mainly from France, Germany and Italy, but also solution providers. BoostAeroSpace President Patrick FANGET presented BoostAeroSpace at a glance, with its mission to implement collaborative and secured tools for the global European Aerospace Supply Chain through Service Providers.

Why being close to your suppliers reduces your risk in a time of a crisis


We sat down with Brant Matthews, the company’s Vice President of Global Strategic Procurement, to see how they are handling a 21 st Century crisis in this oldest of trades. With very minor exceptions, we’ve been able to keep our supply functioning smoothly. “We We have an extremely complex supply chain,” concedes Matthews, encompassing “over 14,000 raw materials from over 85 different counties.” We have shortened our value chains where we could. “I

Nursing Hospital and Healthcare Supply Into a New Age

Logistics Bureau

Given that hospitals and other healthcare facilities exist only to provide care to patients, it can come as a surprise to know that supply chain cost is typically the second largest expense such facilities incur, exceeded only by the cost of labour. Perhaps even more surprisingly, efforts to reduce healthcare supply chain costs were slow to gain momentum, at least compared with the inroads made in other industries. Hospital and Healthcare Supply: The Need for Change.