The Importance of Transparency in Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

performance-based metrics. Notable examples include the Rana Plaza factory collapse in the fast fashion industry, slave labor in the Thai seafood industry, and deforestation in Malaysia and Indonesia. In the information age, it’s difficult to hide things you would prefer to remain undiscovered. This is as true for businesses as it is for individuals. Consumers, activists, and investors increasingly want to know the products they buy are sourced sustainably and ethically.

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Q: Food vs Fuel? A: Wrong question…We need more efficient markets!

Supply Chain View from the Field

Looking at vegetable oils, with a global population of 7B people, each consuming the recommended 40g of dietary fat per day, 365 days per year, would require just over 100M metric tons of oil. We are currently according to the USDA producing over 160M metric tons of refined vegetable oil alone. We have another 100M metric tons from animal sources.

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KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

A KPI is a metric… but not just any metric. A KPI is a metric focused on a KEY element of business, departmental, or team performance. There is really nothing wrong with capturing a lot of metrics, especially with today’s powerful analytics software solutions to help. KPIs should comprise a handful of metrics that CAN be realistically monitored and reacted to on a continuous basis. Supply Chain KPIs are Essential – The Right Ones!

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Benchmarking Success: Focus on what Matters

Logistics Bureau

We set our performance targets according to the best-in-class metrics and I ended up helping these three companies successively achieve demonstrable best-in-class supply chain performance. They know of course how they did against last year and they’ll probably have some customer satisfaction metrics, but that’s not the full picture. The Thailand business grew along with expansion into China, Korea, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Supply Chain Corporate.

Supply Chains Rock

By the end of 2008, we had completed a cumulative total of 553 initial audits; including expansion into three additional growth market countries (36 initial audits): Argentina, Malaysia and Vietnam. and $745 million internationally with first-tier diverse suppliers In 2008, IBM’s PELM operations worldwide processed 42,302 metric tons of end-of-life products and product waste. Who said supply chains are boring?

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. As such, organizations can no longer ignore abuses and problems with a shrug, but must be able to provide demonstrable evidence through performance metrics, action-based community initiatives, and supply chain audits that they are doing the “right thing.”