How Many Slaves Are in Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

The collapse of the garment factory in Bangladesh last week , which killed at least 705 workers and injured thousands of others, has put a spotlight on a problem that plagues many supply chains: the use of slave labor. In response, federal and state governments are taking action to drive down the use of slave labor in supply chains. California, for example, passed the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 , which went into effect in January 2012.

What If Your Supply Chain Had A Control Tower?

Freightos

What If Your Supply Chain Had A Control Tower? Wouldn’t you want that same sort of control over your supply chain? The following article was contributed by Batool Iqbal, from Damco Pakistan – a subsidiary of Ap-Moller Maersk Group. She is an avid reader and supply chain lead, specializing in the area of end-end supply chain and control tower. Supply chains are becoming more complex and more exposed to competition.

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Three Benefits of a Resilient Supply Chain

Oracle SCM

I'm always struck by how weather patterns not only affect our lives but how they also disrupt supply chains and global trade. But it turns out this year is all about La Niña – an equally problematic, though lesser known weather system just as powerful and disruptive to supply chains. Explore Modern End-to-End Supply Chain for Real Business Growth. Is your supply chain software resilient enough to withstand chaotic pressures?

Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

Supply Chain Movement

These developments impact Original Equipment Manufacturers, both at strategic level and at operational level within their supply chains. Together with service provider Arvato, Supply Chain Movement has created a mindmap outlining the route for high-tech supply chains, including road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0. Pakistan. Challenges for high-tech supply chain.

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

Such huge pressure on sales is also dragging the supply chain department(s) towards an ever-higher service level. Together with Consafe Logistics, a supplier of supply chain execution software, Supply Chain Movement has created this Supply Chain Execution Mindmap to outline the route, including road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please Mindmap Supply Chain Execution 24/7. Pakistan.

Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability

ThroughPut

Reassess Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability. To understand why simply look at the supply chain. Any company invested in the global economy depends on its supply chain to be the foundation of the business. How you manage the transformation and transportation of assets in that supply chain ultimately determines the value you create for the world. By Ali Hasan Raza. Published November 25, 2019 in TWEAK YOUR BIZ.

Shortages in Medical Supplies Linked to Imports

Logistics Trends and Insights

Medical supply shortages are being reported across the U.S. Tariffs were placed on medical supplies from China in 2018 and only lifted in March of this year because of the pandemic. Other countries including South Korea, India, and Taiwan, as well, are blocking exports of medical supplies to save them for their own citizens, leaving the U.S. However, surgical gowns, typically sourced from China, were at near-normal levels because the sourcing shifted to Honduras.

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So Your Supply Chain is Banning Bangladesh….and Going to Cambodia?: “The Ugliest Race to the Bottom”

Supply Chain View from the Field

In our ongoing discussion of labor and human rights violations in the supply chain, we’ve discussed in prior posts the problems that occurred in Bangladesh resulting in over 700 dead. Companies like Nike and Disney have publicly stated that they are not going to Bangladesh for apparel sourcing in the future.

Needed: A New Way to Manage Risk in Low Cost Countries

NC State SCRC

As organizations have expanded their supply chains globally, they have moved to outsourced manufacturing that reduces cost, but which also exposes their brand to greater risk. Instead of brand versus brand or store versus store, it is now suppliers—brand—store versus suppliers—brand—store, or supply chain versus supply chain,” as Lambert and Cooper [1] highlighted in a seminal research article in 2000. 2000): Issues in Supply Chain Management.

Can Australian Manufacturing be Brought Back Home from China?

Logistics Bureau

With the significant disruption to Australia’s supply chains caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the question now focusing the minds of supply chain managers is whether production outsourced to China can be brought back onshore—and if so at what cost. When China went into lockdown early in 2020, the dependency on outsourced production cost Australia dearly, with supply chains hit by significant disruption.

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What is the True Cost of Sustainable Apparel from Bangladesh? Insights from Harvard “Sustainable Models for the Apparel Industry” Conference

NC State SCRC

The issues provide a great backdrop for the analysis of a “should cost” model to truly understand what is a fair price for apparel, in a sustainable supply chain. What is the fair price of an apparel product responsibly sourced from Bangladesh, and what price do apparel suppliers need to ensure a safe and sustainable work place and fair wages for the workers in Bangladesh? Who is making the bulk of profit in the apparel supply chain?

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. Pakistan. Visuals Aberdeen Research Amber Road customs duties FTA Global Trade Map international trade PTA risk SAA Supply Chain Media Supply Chain Movement trade agreements

Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability

ThroughPut

Reassess Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability. To understand why simply look at the supply chain. Any company invested in the global economy depends on its supply chain to be the foundation of the business. How you manage the transformation and transportation of assets in that supply chain ultimately determines the value you create for the world. By Ali Hasan Raza. Published November 25, 2019 in TWEAK YOUR BIZ.

Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

Supply Chain Movement and software vendor Eyefreight have developed this checklist to provide to pinpoint the key drivers of Freight Spend Management. By consolidating at the source, several shipments can be combined into one, thereby reducing the number of shipments even before the shipments arrive at the Logistics Service Provider (LSP). Pakistan. 10 questions about Freight Spend Management. There are numerous ways a shipper can reduce freight spend.

10 questions about the benefits of S&OP for your organisation

Supply Chain Movement

Those companies take an integral view of supply and demand, including the financial impact of mediumterm risks. Supply Chain Media and consultancy firm Involvation have developed this checklist to provide insight into the added value and the potential of your current S&OP process. However, there must be consensus within the organisation about definitions and the right source of information for important reports. Pakistan. Management at the helm.

The transparent gift guide: 8 purchases with a purpose

Provenance

” Alongside her uncompromising design aesthetic, Martina Spetlova is committed to sustainability and ethical sourcing throughout her supply chain. Sourcing ingredients that are better for the planet. Ensuring the gold is “fairmined” means that it’s sourced from Fairmined registered small-scale artisan mines with a low environmental impact. See how she sustainably sources her precious metals and crafts her silver collection.

US reshoring index hits record high even before COVID-19 pandemic

EFT

US companies in 2019 sourced substantially fewer manufactured goods from 14 traditional Asian trading partners, apparently as a direct result of aggressive US government trade policies, according to the seventh annual Kearney US Reshoring Index. Manufactured imports from Vietnam and Mexico both increased last year, evidence that US companies were starting to significantly adapt their sourcing strategies even before the COVID-19 crisis began disrupting global supply chains early in 2020.

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

Even at some of the world’s best supply chains, redirecting chemicals and other products is a Herculean effort. I’ve been in supply chain management for more than a decade now. Supply chain flow has a lot of one-way check valves. This is why supply chain managers are always stressing over demand forecasts — something that tops the list of most critical inventory management practices. supply chain professional.

Is Logistics Outsourcing Right for Your Company?

Supply Chain Movement

Robinson help companies simplify their global supply chains. Integrated technology gathers data from all parts of the supply chain and provides full visibility to orders and costs. From local truck transportation to global supply chain management systems, from produce sourcing to consulting based on practical experience to outsourcing, C.H. Robinson supplies a competitive advantage to companies of all sizes. >>Please Pakistan.

Ethics in Procurement – Simple, but Not Always Easy

Logistics Bureau

Procurement is what sets entire supply chains and their organisations in motion. You are responsible for the procurement of janitorial supplies for your mid-sized company. Your Italian company is negotiating the supply of aerospace products to a government in Asia.