Engineering spare parts supply chains for harsh environments

Supply Chain @ MIT

Engineering projects carried out in harsh environments require a reliable supply of spare parts. However, providing such a service is challenging when the demand for parts is intermittent and procurement practices lack cohesion.

Modern Slavery in Today’s Supply Chains

Kinaxis

Through the supply chain. Modern slavery is one of the supply chain industry’s dirty little secrets, but thankfully, governments in the US and UK are attempting to wash it clean, working to put a stop to a problem that should never have been allowed to exist in the first place.

7 Mini Case Studies: Successful Supply Chain Cost Reduction and Management

Logistics Bureau

If you were to tell me that your company had never looked at its supply chain costs and sought to deliver reductions, I would be mightily surprised. Supply chain costs of around $5.50 The company began with a pilot operation using a manufacturer in Malaysia.

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

Supply Chain View from the Field

If we use soybean oil to make biodiesel in this country which promotes palm tree growth in Malaysia – it is not something we can control. A CO2 premium would make that even more appealing…but we won’t go there… Commodities forecasting Contract Management Corporate Social Responsibility Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Food Supply Chains Forecasting Local Food Systems Procurement Sustainability Supply Chain Economics Sustainability

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What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? Guest Post by Arun Gupta, PhD

Supply Chain View from the Field

In its current form the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a potential free trade agreement (FTA) between the US and 11 Asia-Pacific (APAC) countries (Canada, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Japan, Vietnam, Brunei, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, and New Zealand). The TPP has major ramifications for supply chain performance, especially in situations where supply chain components fall within the TPP participant countries. APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional.

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.

Bristlecone Launches SAP Ariba Cloud Connection for Informatica Cloud Data Integration

Bristlecone

March 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — New Connection Simplifies Data Integration and Improves Supply Chain Efficiencies. the premier supply chain consulting company, today announced the release of its SAP Ariba Cloud Connector for Informatica Cloud. SAN JOSE, Calif.

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

Elementum

Deemed “too big to fail” by NASA , the weather event will impact supply chains at every stage. As the event starts to take effect, here are ten things you should know about how different weather systems will impact your supply chain.

Sector collaboration on sustainability accelerates, as a sixth industry creates an initiative with EcoVadis

EcoVadis

EcoVadis was recently chosen as an independent third-party solution provider for the new “ Responsible Beauty Initiative ,” which is a procurement initiative created by four European leaders in the cosmetics industry (Clarins, Coty, Groupe Rocher and L’Oréal) as well as all of their suppliers.

Chronic Risks for Electronics: Human Rights and Forced Labor

EcoVadis

Though we don’t typically consider the production background of the electronics we buy, it might come as a shock to know many of these devices are created in environments where exploitive labor practices are unfortunately commonplace across the supply chain.

China Flexes Its Global Logistics Muscle

Material Handling & Logistics

This is truly a brilliant plan on China’s part,” explains David Gonsalvez, CEO of the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation, which is part of the MIT Global Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence Network. For example, China is Malaysia’s top trading partner.

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Navigating the Future in an Uncertain Political and Regulatory Environment

NC State SCRC

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.