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3 Initiatives Driving Sustainable Transportation and Logistics Management

BlueYonder

Recent studies have shown that transportation is the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. Department of Energy calculated that CO2 emissions from transportation surpassed two billion metric tons ; it’s hard to imagine what that number looks like today. Using a modern transportation management tool that fuses flexibility into distribution networks is effective in creating cleaner, smarter transportation strategies.

Podcast: Rob O’Byrne on Digital Transformation, Sustainability, and Diversification in Sourcing

Requis

Sourcing has probably been the biggest thing over the last decade or two, coupled with that reduction in local manufacturing of course. Sourcing is now predominantly overseas: China is one of the big sourcing countries of course, along with India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, Vietnam and Thailand.

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Sustainable Logistics: Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics

Cerasis

Creating more sustainable logistics is even more important for the trucking industry. Sustainable Logistics | Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics. Robinson and the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. However, while technology evolves to allow better tracking of carbon footprint, there’s a potential to substantially improve overall with sustainable logistics by addressing a less often discussed but insidious problem.

10 Ways Effective Transportation Management Drives Competitive Advantage

Cerasis

Transportation management is no longer a tactical approach to simply moving freight and doing it at the lowest possible cost. There are several factors that exist today that are forcing shippers to use even more resources, which distract from their core competencies , in order to have a strategic and much more nuanced, complex transportation management practice. 10 Tips to Remain Competitive and Have an Effective Transportation Management Strategy.

Lean Transportation: Are you Using Lean Thinking for Transportation Management? If not, Why?

Cerasis

For shippers, culture and behavior have to change to apply Lean Transportation thinking. The “Them (company leadership) versus Us (shop floor associates)” mentality also needs to change for Lean Transportation to " WE. The 8 Rights To Achieve Lean Transportation Practices. The are the 8 Rights of Lean Transportation thinking: Right Materials, Right Quantity, Right time, Right Place, Right Source, Right Price, Right Quantity, and. Transportation takes time.

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How to Sustain a Lean Culture in Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Cerasis

Today I will discuss how a company can sustain a lean culture once they have implemented lean practices in order to achieve continuous improvement. Your company has started the lean journey, but how do you sustain it? Let's first talk about first setting the stage, then give you practical practices and tactics to achieve a sustainable lean culture, and then provide core key performance indicators (KPIs) to track your progress. Once implemented, Lean has to be sustained.

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Transportation Network Modeling: A Powerful Tool in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Strategy

Talking Logistics

Outside of the Paris Agreement, the European Union (EU) has a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transport by around 60 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. Cost reductions sometimes go hand-in-hand with GHG reductions, but some measures could increase transport costs. Supply chain network and transportation optimization can help make better sourcing and multi-stop route decisions that ultimately result in route design that balances low costs with higher service.

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Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work

Supply Chain Shaman

Only supply chains that are agile, adaptable, and aligned provide companies with sustainable competitive advantage.” We consistently see that companies focused on functional excellence–a focus within a functional silo like manufacturing, transportation or distribution– or singular metrics– like inventory or costs– underperform against their peer groups. Reward teams for cross-functional metrics.

Why Logistics and Transportation Should Digitize

3rdwave

Digitization is suddenly so important because the current technology supports the capturing of phenomenal amounts of raw data from an unlimited number of sources and the converting of that data into meaningful, contextual, and actionable information – quickly and at low cost. Logistics is a highly procedural function with clearly defined responsibilities and performance metrics. Sustainable synchronization for streamlined workflow and business processes.

Easier than reducing carbon footprint – 5 Steps to make a dent in the Huge and Hidden Cost of CPG Sustainability

Cerasis

LTL gets even trickier according to a report by the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. . However, while technology evolves to allow better tracking of carbon footprint, there’s a potential to substantially improve overall logistics sustainability by addressing a less often discussed but insidious problem. There’s an alarming paradox in the world of consumer packaged goods sustainability. From shareholders to consumers, sustainability has created broad value. .

Why Logistics and Transportation Should Digitize

3rdwave

Digitization is suddenly so important because the current technology supports the capturing of phenomenal amounts of raw data from an unlimited number of sources and the converting of that data into meaningful, contextual, and actionable information – quickly and at low cost. Logistics is a highly procedural function with clearly defined responsibilities and performance metrics. Sustainable synchronization for streamlined workflow and business processes.

The blockchain revolution: audit efficiency & trust in sustainably certified supply chains

Provenance

This report was a collaboration between Provenance , the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) and the ISEAL Alliance. It documents ideas for how certifiers can leverage blockchain technology to reduce audit inefficiency, create a single source of truth for chain of custody (CoC) tracking and support sustainability data reporting. Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) and Provenance kick-off the two day workshop. Improving sustainability data reporting.

5 Ways to Optimize Your Logistics & Transportation with Lean

Arkieva

Are you using lean in your logistics and transportation management? The transportation company’s culture and behavior should change to apply Lean thinking. Transportation takes time. The need to transport parts also drives inventory up, creates a need for space to store those parts, and uses energy for more forklift time and warehouse heating. The list of additional waste generated by transportation goes on and on. Right Source.

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Global Sourcing and Human Rights Go Hand in Hand

NC State SCRC

Low-cost country (LCC) sourcing is now a commonplace strategy for shrinking bottom line labor and material costs in most consumer products industries, including apparel, footwear, toys, and other manufactured products. The on-going tariffs levied by the Trump administration in 2018 against China has also made this option significantly more expensive for sourcing. Recently, however, CSR and sustainability has also come to include the “human factor” implicit in this definition.

Supply Chain Manager – A “Green” Superhero

Logility

I grew up in a time before people knew much about being eco-friendly or “Green,” so the concept of sustainability isn’t usually at the top of my mind. The topic of sustainability and being eco-friendly is discussed in K-12 education on a regular basis.

7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

Talking Logistics

In the last decade, many companies, especially those with manufacturing operations, have evolved direct materials sourcing from an administrative function to a strategic procurement process. The embodiment of this transformation is the chief procurement officer, an increasingly common title for executives that strategically source goods and services. As a strategic process, transportation procurement may still seem very tedious and challenging.

Supply Chain Management:Growing interest in sustainability from.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Sustainability Services. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. « Growing interest in sustainability from asset intensive organizations - Part 1 | Main | Asset in Enterprise Asset Management » Growing interest in sustainability from asset intensive organizations - Part 2. Sustainability can be even seen from the other end in the over value chain of electric utilities.

Using Managed Analytics to Build a Next-Generation Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

The advent of transportation management systems (TMS) in the 1990s introduced near-infinite metrics and data points into the supply chain yet brought with it more questions than answers: How do we centralize the data? The intelligent curation, organization and analysis of key data points is now providing executives with data-driven recommendations to build and sustain a next-generation supply chain. How well is my transportation routing guide performance?

The Future Of Supplier Collaboration: 9 Things CPOs Want Their Managers To Know Now

Cerasis

As a sourcing or procurement manager, you may think there’s nothing new about supplier collaboration. For sourcing managers, this can be a lot of pressure. However, sourcing managers with a narrow focus on delivery are missing out one of the greatest advantages of forging collaborative supplier partnerships: an opportunity to drive synergies that are otherwise perceived as impossible within the confines of the business. Keeping product sustainability top of mind pays off.

Green Logistics: How to deliver efficiently while minimizing carbon footprint

Abivin

Source The process and involvement of logistics department in every organization have become an essential part to the economic development for a long time now. According to World Bank report, efficient logistics refer to transport, storage and conveyance of products to the ultimate consumers from the companies at minimal costs. Green logistics has a significant role in the trade process, transport and deliver the goods.

Reimagine Supply Chain of the Future – agile, resilient, and balanced – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Current Initiatives such as Coca Cola’s “World Without Waste” and Unilever’s “Sustainable Living Plans” are first steps toward a circular economy. Develop methodologies to measure risk for each supply chain node, warehouse, factory, supplier, geography, or transportation node.

Tell Me Why

Supply Chain Shaman

Amazon’s because of their breath in physical and digital supply chain, innovation in material handling, transportation, etc and their vision completely disrupting the industry. Traditionally, the focus has been on building efficient organizational silos for make, source or deliver. As a result, tor most companies, the goals are unclear and the financial metrics are not well-understood. This year-over-year comparison, enables visualization of performance on two metrics.

Supply Chain Management Services

LeanCor

When sourcing supply chain management services, think about the provider’s approach to people and processes. Focus on total logistics cost reduction (transportation, warehousing, and inventory). Building the lean culture to drive and sustain continuous improvement. Choosing the right target means defining your metrics, such as measuring carrier performance. References: www.manufacturing.net , 12/06/2013 Sustainability: A 3PL’s Role in Your Green Supply Chain.

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Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Source ID. Source ID. Content Summary: Personal Mover Transports Employees around BMW Plant. To eliminate some of this traveling BMW’s R&D group developed a Personal Mover solution—a one-person means of transport for covering short distances within an operating site. Sustainability. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

Food Trends That Could Have an Impact in 2021

Zipline Logistics

Those cutting-edge technologies are enabling companies to create personalized nutrition plans for users based on biological metrics. Increased Sourcing Transparency . Consumers have shifted purchasing trends to favor products that use more sustainably sourced food ingredients.

Big Tech and Auto Battle for the World’s Cobalt Resources

Elementum

million metric tons (or 60% of the world’s supply). million metric tons. However, as standards for sourcing become more strict, these big players may lose business if they fail to provide visibility into their supply chains. It’s estimated that locating enough new sources to meet these demand spikes would take about 30 years — a long-term solution for a short-term need. Tesla: Hope for a Sustainable Solution.

BASF: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

He is an industrial engineer with a diploma in transportation and logistics from the University of Applied Sciences in Bremerhaven. Over the period of 2009-2015 only 88% of companies made improvement on the “Supply Chain Metrics That Matter.” (The The Supply Chain Metrics That Matter are a portfolio of metrics which correlate to higher market capitalization. The composite of metrics includes growth, operating margin, inventory turns and Return on Invested Capital.)

Global Trends in Digital Supply Chain - 2018 Review

Abivin

At the same time, companies are putting more effort in the environment aspect and sustainability of the supply chain. Source In the year 2018, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Advanced Analytics have evolved into the kind of “can’t do without” technology. But what happens when you can’t process a huge amount of data coming from different sources? Source In 2018, companies continue to rely on data to make decisions in logistics.

2020 Requires Big Wings and Feet

Supply Chain Shaman

No metric should be measured in isolation, and functional metrics should be replaced with the balanced scorecard metrics shown in Figure 2. To maximize value—price to tangible book, functional metrics need to be reset to focus on reliability. 5 A Focus on Functional Metrics Throws the Supply Chain Out of Balance. Most can only measure functional costs—transportation, manufacturing, and procurement. It has been awhile.

Focus on supply chain flexibility in the tough times of covid-19

EFT

As sourcing is disrupted and demand fluctuates, corporations are having to adapt their supply chain more than ever before. We started to shift our mentality” said Jason Glover, Director of Global Sourcing at Harry’s, an e-commerce start-up for men’s grooming products. “We’re

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Big Tech and Auto Battle for the World’s Cobalt Resources

Elementum

million metric tons (or 60% of the world’s supply). million metric tons. However, as standards for sourcing become more strict, these big players may lose business if they fail to provide visibility into their supply chains. It’s estimated that locating enough new sources to meet these demand spikes would take about 30 years — a long-term solution for a short-term need. Tesla: Hope for a Sustainable Solution.

The Importance of Transparency in Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

Consumers, activists, and investors increasingly want to know the products they buy are sourced sustainably and ethically. Alexis Bateman ( @hickmana ), Director of MIT Sustainable Supply Chains, and Leonardo Bonanni ( @amerigo ), founder and CEO of Sourcemap, write, “The concept of supply chain transparency was virtually unknown 15 years ago, yet today it commands the attention of mid- and senior-level managers across a broad spectrum of companies and industries.”[1]

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Top 25 Supply Chains of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

The rankings are based on a composite score based on the opinions of Gartner’s analysts; a group of peer voters (mostly supply chain practitioners, professionals and experts; in the interests of full disclosure, I myself am part of the peer panel); some metrics, including return on assets, inventory growth and revenue growth; and a corporate social responsibility (CSR) component score. So the CSR score too is more of a popularity contest than a consistent metric. Source ID.

Supply Chain Planning in Emerging Markets: Four Points to Remember

ToolsGroup

And while each market can be unique, we found a few repeating themes in our own experience and from sources including Gartner and our customers Procter and Gamble (P&G) and Cipla Medpro. Despite all these variations another common refrain we heard is that service level and supply chain business metric performance expectations are not necessarily lower in emerging markets. Supply chain planning in emerging markets is different.

5 Crucial Software Every 3PL Company Needs To Have

Abivin

For instance, platforms such as Uber Carriage and Cargomatic enable real-time, cost-effective, on-demand transport arrangements to the other business logistics services, which brings great competitiveness to this industry. This article will present five software that every transporter and 3PL company should employ to stay competitive, cost-effective and ensure on-time delivery. International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics.

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