How America's Clean Coal Dream Unravelled

Supply Chain Brain

Kemper, its managers claimed, would harness dirt-cheap lignite coal — the world’s least efficient and most abundant form of coal — to power homes and businesses in America’s lowest-income state while causing the least climate-changing pollution of any fossil fuel. Last summer the plant’s owner, Southern Company, America’s second-largest utility company, announced it was abandoning construction after years of blown-out budgets and missed construction deadlines. “It

Paving the Way for Sustainable Public Procurement


Directing this spending toward more sustainable goods and services can have a huge impact on sustainability performance across the world, helping drive innovation and transition toward a green economy. Comprehensive Sustainability Ratings. Public spending is big business.

From Materials to Practices: Sustainable Purchasing Groundswell At The SPLC Summit 2019


Portland has a reputation as a sort of sustainability mecca, so it was certainly an apt site for the SPLC’s annual Summit. Private and Public Sectors: Common Ground in Sustainability Ratings. Read more in this Guidebook on Integrating Ratings into Sustainable Public Procurement.

10 reasons to attend SustaIn 2017


We are 5 weeks away from the EcoVadis annual conference SustaIn in Paris (May 9-10) and you are still in time to reserve your seat ( book your ticket here ). Here are 10 reasons why you don’t want to miss SustaIn 2017.

Combating the Driver Shortage Problem with Transportation Optimization

Logistics Viewpoints

North America is facing a huge shortage of truck drivers, and the problem is expected to get worse.

ScottsMiracle-Gro Improves Distribution System in Sustainability and Customer Service

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This effort reinforces our belief that we can simultaneously grow our business in a way that supports our commitment to becoming a more sustainable company,” Swihart stated. the Company’s Scotts®, Miracle-Gro® and Ortho® brands are market-leading in their categories, as is the consumer Roundup® brand, which is marketed in North America and most of Europe exclusively by Scotts and owned by Monsanto. A new 100,000-sq.

Supply Chain Management:Importance of Proactive Master Data.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Sustainability Services. In my current project about a year ago, North America region Supply Chain Planners were having major concerns related with flawed planning resulting from incorrect or no Source of Supply (SoS) for receipt elements such as Purchase requisitions &/or Planned orders. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines. Automotive. Communication Services. Consumer Packaged Goods.

Survey Finds Significant Success in the 3PL Industry Across the Supply Chain Industry


CEOs from North America and Asia-Pacific forecasted three-year revenue growth averages for their companies of 7.86 CEOs across North America , Asia-Pacific and Europe were also asked to project regional industry revenue growth rates for the next three years in each of their regions. North American CEOs projected average industry revenue growth rates of 5.92 North American CEOs predicted that 6.54

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Airfreight Forwarders and Carriers Prepare for Holiday Season

Logistics Trends and Insights

More importantly, is the demand sustainable through the end of the year? All regions, except Africa and Latin America, recorded increases in capacity. Furthermore, North America capacity increased 4.0%

At Tesla’s Factory, Building the Car of the Future Has Painful and Permanent Consequences for Workers

Supply Chain Brain

Stenciled over the entrance to the company’s Fremont factory are these words: “Our mission: to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.” HR & Labor Management Automotive Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider News Industrial Manufacturing North AmericaTerrill Johnson was installing car trunks at Tesla’s factory in Fremont, California, when he heard the sound that would define his next few years, if not the rest of his life. “It

Ivalua and Axbility Consulting partner to help companies create value through successful procurement transformation


Axbility Consulting, headquartered in New York City, is the North American subsidiary of Axys Consultants, a major player in management consulting with 215 consultants with an annual turnover of $31 million. Axbility will provide Certified Solution Integration & Professional Services for Ivalua across industry sectors, with a focus on organizations throughout North America. is the Axys Consultants subsidiary created in 2018 for the North American market.

This Week in Logistics News (December 5-9, 2016)

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Ryder has a network of over 800 service locations in North America today. On my morning walks to grade school, I would pretend to be an astronaut, jumping in zero gravity over the sidewalk cracks, my backpack filled with oxygen.

Increasingly slim capacity driving soaring costs in US logistics


Vehicle electrification will lead the way to a more sustainable transportation network. Primary Event: 21st Annual Logistics CIO Forum: North America Précis: Amid a booming economy, United States Business Logistics Costs (USBLC) rose 11.4%

Walmart to have next-day delivery across 75% of US by end-2019


This appears to suggest that Walmart is taking a carefully thought out and sustained approach to competing with Amazon by keeping costs manageable, planning fulfilment stock well in-advance and building out following their purchase of e-commerce business in 2016. Although on paper, Walmart’s efforts appear threadbare compared to Amazon, which claims to offer next-day delivery on more than 10 million items, it is a statement of strategy from the supermarket giant.

Ericsson to build fully-automated factory and extend supply chain in in the US


The state-of-the-art factory will produce Advanced Antenna System radios to boost network capacity and coverage, including rural coverage, as well as 5G radios for urban areas, both necessary for rapid 5G deployments in North America. The smart factory will be powered by Ericsson 5G solutions tailored for the industrial environment and will also advance Ericsson's commitment to sustainability, including registration to pursue LEED Gold Certification.

This Week in Logistics News (July 7-11, 2014)

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Mergers/Acquisitions Regulations Sustainability This Week in News Warehouse Management Accellos Amazon driver shortage driver turnover drones HighJump Software Highway Trust Fund omni-channel Lots of news to get to this week, so let’s dive right in. Accellos and HighJump Software Merge.

Tackling Item Complexity

Supply Chain Shaman

World Kitchen’s supply chain– with significant manufacturing and distribution operations throughout North America and Asia– was complex. Many will start, but not sustain the initiative. Personalization. Market microsegmentation. New product launch.

Increasingly slim capacity drove soaring costs in US logistics in 2018


Vehicle electrification will lead the way to a more sustainable transportation network. Primary Event: 21st Annual Logistics CIO Forum: North America Précis: Amid a booming economy, United States Business Logistics Costs (USBLC) rose 11.4% A report from A.T.

Freightera CEO Eric Beckwitt Receives Sustainability Award at Clean50 Summit in Toronto


Eric Beckwitt honored for his contribution to advancing the cause of sustainability and clean capitalism in Canada over the past two years. Clean50 is one of the most important awards for corporate contribution to environmental sustainability in Canada.

Fully electric refrigerated delivery vehicles move to testing in the US


Trackloop Analytics Corp and BYD Company Ltd, in collaboration with Volta Air Technologies have deployed Trackloop's proprietary temperature monitoring software in two BYD all-electric refrigeration delivery vehicles, which are being demonstrated for commercial use in North America. BYD Motors is the largest electric vehicle manufacturer in the world, with plans to offer all-electric refrigeration delivery vehicles throughout North America - Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

Top 12 logistics influencers on Twitter


Morai Logistics is a renowned 3PL in North America and Mexico that tweets eye-catching infographics, enlightening blog posts and the latest news in logistics and supply chain. Cerasis, a 3PL servicing North America, is no stranger to the transportation and shipping industry.

GeSI partners with EcoVadis to drive sustainability in ICT industry supply chains


This Communication is the last of a series of initiatives and regulations launched in Europe and North America to tackle environmental, human rights and ethical issues in the supply chain. GeSI recognized that sustainability in the ICT industry supply Chain has become a strategic issue for its members in Europe, in the Americas and Asia, and therefore, decided to launch a new initiative in this area, the Electronic Tool for Accountable Supply Chains (E-TASC).

10 things eft’s been reading this week


In this week’s 10 things we try to figure out whether sustainability is becoming a major focus for companies – or are they just paying lip service – and whether it’s possible to build a supply chain that is genuinely sustainable from top to bottom. Operating the Sustainable Warehouse.

New Bookends: The Tale of Supply Chain Global Leaders in Consumer Products

Supply Chain Shaman

The race for excellence will be won on other continents than North America and mainland Europe. Now, based on this analysis, I can clearly see that P&G made incredible gains over competitors until 2005; but this performance could not be sustained. Definition.

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Carrefour now operates Europe’s largest hydrogen-powered forklift truck fleet


Hydrogen energy provides a sustainable alternative to classic forklifts and meets major logistical challenges by combining greater flexibility with improved productivity.

Retreads are Good For Truckers…and Good for the Environment!


In North America, the trucking industry saves more than three billion dollars annually by using retreaded tires. Aerospace Supply Chain Biobased Products Commodities forecasting Logistics Supply Chain Management Sustainability Transportation PlanningOver the road (OTR) trucking involves the use of hauling 53’ trailers behind a truck.

A Hierarchy of Needs for Supply Chain Planning


Addressing these needs also provides a foundation for highly sustainable and profitable supply chain systems. About the author: Jayant Sharma works as a Business Analyst with ToolsGroup’s North America office.

Supply Chain Innovation: How to Build an Award-Winning Supply Chain


Last month, Lennox Residential was runner-up in the 2015 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Supply Chain Innovation competition, arguably the top supply chain award in North America. Source: Supply Chain Digest.

Intermodal Shipping is Growing and the Railroads are Ready

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Railroads across North America are heavily investing capital in their intermodal offerings—and have been for the past five years. North America’s more than 70 intermodal ramps continue to expand. A more sustainable option than other modes.

What's in Store for the Battery Supply Chain?


The collaboration of the two companies in North America is expected to significantly boost battery production. The market is only thriving at the moment thanks to tax credits from the government, but suppliers will need to find a way to sustain it in the long run.

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Do You Have a Proactive Supply Chain Design or a Reactive One?

Talking Logistics

While civil unrest could slow down production or shipments in a foreign country, natural disasters can accomplish just as much shipping disruption in North America. Sustainability optimization, which focuses on the impact that the supply chain makes on the environment: greenhouse gases, waste, and so on.

Three Key Factors Purchasing Teams Should Consider for 2018 Risk Management Strategy


Even Forbes’ Paul Martyn is chiming in on the topic, observing that worker safety and reputation risk are becoming increasingly important, while transparency and sustainability reshape consumer demand, and intelligence trumps data in supply chain risk management.

This Week in Logistics News (July 15-19, 2013)

Talking Logistics

XPO Logistics to Acquire 3PD, the Largest Provider of Heavy Goods, Last-Mile Logistics in North America. I passed on spending $1100 to fix my car A/C, so I’ve been driving around with the windows down this summer.

Toyota expects to halt production at some North American factories

Supply Chain Network

Toyota said it expects to halt production at some of its North American factories due to shortages of parts from Japan following the devastating earthquake. The impact should be limited because the majority of parts used by its North American factories come from suppliers in North America, Toyota said. Toyota and Honda executives said they still have enough parts in inventory to sustain normal production until sometime next month, according to a report by Reuters.

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RELEX Solutions Receives 2018 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Green Supply Chain Award

RELEX Solutions

The Green Supply Chain Awards recognize providers of supply chain solutions who assist their customers in achieving measurable sustainability goals within their operations and supply chains. They also recognize companies making sustainability a core part of their supply chain strategy. Entries provide examples of innovative approaches and impressive metrics of sustainability programs. Read PDF.

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