This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Trucking Stocks Tumble on Downgrade, Pricing Outlook (WSJ- sub. Descartes Showcases Logistics Technology Platform Innovations at Global User and Partner Conference. MercuryGate Launches Global, Omni-modal Freight Procurement Solution. McLeod Software Unveils New Business Process Automation Solutions for Logistics Companies.

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Sustainable Luxury:  Managing Social and Environmental Performance in Iconic Brands (BOOK REVIEW)

Supply Chain View from the Field

Other authors explore issues such as the fledgling “Made in San Francisco” clothing industry that is targeted at the luxury market, while others make arguments that sustainable consumption appeals related to subjective wellbeing and self-fulfillment. Corporate Social Responsibility Design for Supply Chain Labor and Human Rights in the Supply Chain Luxury Brands Procurement Sustainability Retail Logistics Sustainability

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Accelerate your Supply Chain Management at Oracle OpenWorld 2019

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This year’s conference is being held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco from September 16 – 19. Unlock New Opportunities in End-to-End Integrated Logistics with IoT and Analytics. Supply chain organizations have been on a long journey to improve customer fulfillment and collaboration, especially in logistics functions such as transportation and warehousing. Logistics and Order Management Cloud. Procurement Cloud.

600 Dead in Bangladesh: Is there a soul to the enterprise?

Supply Chain View from the Field

Demonstrators are protesting apparel offices (such as Gap’s offices in San Francisco) to demand better working conditions in Bangladesh factories. Procurement Sustainability Retail Logistics Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Management Sustainability News of the increasing death toll in Bangladesh continues to pour in, with the latest at 600 found dead in the rubble of the Rama factory complex.

Smart Supply Chains Adapt to Overcome COVID-19 Challenges

Logistics Bureau

Let’s look at some examples: Michelin-guide restaurant The Morris in San Francisco, offers kerbside pickups of its entire fine dining menu, including charcuterie and its signature dish, smoked duck. In the future, businesses will diversify their supply chains and source locally so they are not as dependent on one procurement source as they are now.

How Product Design Impacts the Supply Chain

Logichain Solutions

Collaboration between marketing, product development, finance, procurement and supply chain teams saves costs along the value chain and gives your brand a competitive advantage. In many companies, supply chain and procurement teams don’t get involved in the product design processes and only learn about a new product when they are asked to order the materials. Rene Jacquat is the founder of LogiChain Solutions, based in San Francisco, United States.

How Product Design Impacts the Supply Chain

Logichain Solutions

Collaboration between marketing, product development, finance, procurement and supply chain teams saves costs along the value chain and gives your brand a competitive advantage. In many companies, supply chain and procurement teams don’t get involved in the product design processes and only learn about a new product when they are asked to order the materials. About the Author Rene Jacquat is the founder of LogiChain Solutions, based in San Francisco, United States.

Could Looming Supply Chain Risks Sink Your Company?

Material Handling and Logistics

Instead of trying to cut costs silo by silo, these companies take an integrated view of operations (product design, procurement, manufacturing, supply chain management). Procurement: Buy Better, Spend Better. When companies set out to cut procurement costs, they typically focus on two areas of savings that procurement offices control directly: price negotiation and supplier selection.

Building a scalable supply chain for food startups

Logichain Solutions

Consider investing into order-to-cash software, using procurement platforms, investing into production equipment, or implementing online shipping tools. External service providers, like co-manufacturers, co-packers, warehouse providers, and logistics companies, can help scale the business in a very flexible way and address volatile demand and supply situations. Rene Jacquat is the founder of LogiChain Solutions, LLC, based in San Francisco, United States.

Building a scalable supply chain for food startups

Logichain Solutions

Consider investing into order-to-cash software, using procurement platforms, investing into production equipment, or implementing online shipping tools. External service providers, like co-manufacturers, co-packers, warehouse providers, and logistics companies, can help scale the business in a very flexible way and address volatile demand and supply situations. About the Author Rene Jacquat is the founder of LogiChain Solutions, LLC, based in San Francisco, United States.

Building a scalable supply chain for food startups

Logichain Solutions

Consider investing into order-to-cash software, using procurement platforms, investing into production equipment, or implementing online shipping tools. External service providers, like co-manufacturers, co-packers, warehouse providers, and logistics companies, can help scale the business in a very flexible way and address volatile demand and supply situations. About the Author Rene Jacquat is the founder of LogiChain Solutions, LLC, based in San Francisco, United States.

Who’s Using Blockchain in 2020, and How?

Logistics Bureau

Other opportunities presented by the use of Walmart’s blockchain solutions include the ability for consumers to scan products in-store and receive instant information about them, including their sources and the logistics processes involved in their journeys from origin to retail outlet. For Ford, the blockchain is a potential answer to assuring the ethical procurement of cobalt—a mineral increasingly used for the batteries in electric-powered cars.

Enabling Innovation Groups To Sell More Effectively to Operations Leaders

ThroughPut

We do it throughout entire industries, enabling leaders to smooth-out their Supply Chains, lean-out their Logistics, optimize their Operations, and maximize their Manufacturing throughput, all with their existing teams and often disaggregated data sources. Whether it is access to data, maneuvering around competing innovation objectives, tracking down actual factory-floor operators, or involving oft-neglected procurement groups, there are internal bottlenecks everywhere.

Ryder Places First Medium-Duty Electric Vehicle Order with Chanje Energy and Begins to Roll Out Charging Stations

Supply Chain Network

Ryder also plans to equip its maintenance facilities in the San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, and San Jose, Calif. The Company has been named among FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies, and has been recognized for its industry-leading practices in third-party logistics, environmentally-friendly fleet and supply chain solutions, and world-class safety and security programs. Miami, November 2, 2017 —Ryder System, Inc.