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

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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.

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.

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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.

COVID-19: Implications on inventory planning, sourcing and procurement

EFT

Paiva also emphasises the importance of being robust from a supplier but also a transportation perspective. “We We need to look at alternative sources of procurement, of production, alternative factories, alternative countries. Even the transport network is changing. Being responsible, being sustainable, being also about what products it is focusing on in terms of meeting core demand.

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.

Procurement & Suppliers: Paying Attention to Terms & Conditions to Keep Supplier Relations Postitive

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is by our great friend, Chuck Intrieri where he gives us a fantastic example of how Procurement and Suppliers can enhance Supplier Relations by navigating the "Battle of the Forms.". As I’ve mentioned in previous articles supplier relations are an essential component of a sustainable and functional supply chain. Procurement

The State of Sustainable Procurement: What to Expect in 2019

EcoVadis

Between tightening regulations — Sapin II, FCPA – and higher ethics standards from stakeholders and consumers, accountability for anti-corruption is stepping into the sustainability spotlight. What does this momentum tell us about the state of sustainability this year – and what does the current landscape specifically mean for procurement teams? At the same time, fuel price volatility is disrupting the logistics and transport of products.

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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Natural Gas is Cheaper and More Sustainable for Transportation….Just Ask Truckers!

Supply Chain View from the Field

Boone Pickens, a promoter of gas as the source of reducing dependence on the Middle East) has more than 400 fueling stations across the country and is expanding. Corporate Social Responsibility Oil and Gas Procurement Supply Chain Innovation Sustainability Transportation Planning

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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HP and Home Depot Receive Recognition for Excellence in Transportation Sustainability

Logistics Viewpoints

I spoke to Ron Guzzi the Senior Manager of Transportation Carrier Relations and Sourcing at Home Depot. Procurement Sustainability Transportation Home Depot HP Manhattan Associates Menlo Worldwide SmartWayIn the last few weeks I’ve had the opportunity to speak to two of the three large shippers that were SmartWay Excellence awardees. I also spoke to Blair Chikasuye, the Global Logistics Environment Manager at Hewlett-Packard (HP), about […].

Dil?at Uyguroglu:“Supply chain plays a huge role in sustainability agenda”

Supply Chain Movement

Sustainability has been on the company’s agenda for nearly two decades and its Sustainable Living Plan strongly drives business today. A commitment to halving its environmental impact by reducing greenhouse gases, water use, waste packaging and increasing sustainable sourcing has a huge impact on the supply chain. In addition my team takes care of cross border sourcing – both import and export of products and materials.

Supply Chain Alone Can’t Solve Sustainability But it Has a Part to Play!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Around the world, people are demanding more from their governments, business communities, and their fellow consumers to help create a more sustainable future. We’re a recruitment company deeply specialized in the world of Supply Chain Management – which includes Procurement, Logistics, Distribution, Planning and other functions that involve bringing products from raw materials to market. In short, current trends aren’t sustainable with projected population growth.

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. .

Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability

ThroughPut

Reassess Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability. Sustainability is a philosophy, not an endpoint. Companies should always be striving to become more efficient and less wasteful instead of assuming they’re already as sustainable as they want or need to be. How you manage the transformation and transportation of assets in that supply chain ultimately determines the value you create for the world.

Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability

ThroughPut

Sustainability is a philosophy, not an endpoint. Companies should always be striving to become more efficient and less wasteful instead of assuming they’re already as sustainable as they want or need to be. How you manage the transformation and transportation of assets in that supply chain ultimately determines the value you create for the world. Everyone wins when supply chains become more sustainable, but doing so requires a conscientious effort.

Reassess Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability

ThroughPut

Sustainability is a philosophy, not an endpoint. Companies should always be striving to become more efficient and less wasteful instead of assuming they’re already as sustainable as they want or need to be. How you manage the transformation and transportation of assets in that supply chain ultimately determines the value you create for the world. Everyone wins when supply chains become more sustainable, but doing so requires a conscientious effort.

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

EcoVadis

Portland has a reputation as a sort of sustainability mecca, so it was certainly an apt site for the SPLC’s annual Summit. Now in our sixth year supporting the SPLC, it did not disappoint: This was the strongest and the most diverse gathering of committed and capable practitioners we’ve ever seen in North America — it felt like a real groundswell of action on sustainable purchasing! Private and Public Sectors: Common Ground in Sustainability Ratings.

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.

Why Procurement Simplified Is Much More than a Slogan

Jaggaer

Deloitte’s 2019 Global CPO Survey identifies the key challenges that procurement professionals are struggling to tackle. The complex role of the chief procurement officer (CPO) now faces emerging economic and political risks in every direction they turn — and they feel pressured to cut costs along the way,” writes Deloitte. Full details of the report, which was conducted in association with procurement market intelligence firm Spend Matters and Odgers Berndston, are available here.

Supply Chain And Logistics Trends That Could Be Big In 2020

Logistics Bureau

Instead, it continues, to include the entire lifecycle of a product, from sourcing of raw materials, to the return and recycling of the product, and reintroduction of recycled materials into the manufacturing or production process. Firstly, many companies are reaching more advanced levels of maturity in sustainability and greening the supply chain. Meanwhile, more third-party agencies and organisations, including governments, are pushing the sustainability agenda.

Companies Showing Sustainability Leadership: 1000’s Of Businesses Are Already Acting, Committing to Change

EcoVadis

COP21 was formally about governments and countries making commitments, and also contained vibrant dialog from the private sector on topics such as the opportunity in sustainable procurement. Cities are acting also.The Covenant of Mayors , which is a movement of local and regional authorities who voluntarily commit to increase energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources on their territories, has gathered over 6,500 cities and towns in 55 countries in 5 continents.

Procurement Is A Key Catalyst For The Circular Economy

EcoVadis

One of the central organisational players in the transition towards a circular economy is the procurement function. Some of the key questions are, how will procurement expand its role to address the circular economy, and how can they add value? By helping to decouple economic growth from resource use and its impact, the circular economic model offers the prospect of sustainable growth that will last. A Procurement Change Management Challenge.

How Locally Grown Products are Disrupting F&B Manufacturing

QAD

It means buying food that is sourced and/or grown within a geographical location that could be considered “local”. The “locally grown” movement has been fueled by the perception that locally grown, produced and sourced foods contain many benefits. It’s important to read up on individual food and beverage products and educate yourself on where exactly they’re being sourced. Some of the benefits often associated with buying locally sourced products include: Fresher products.

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. Procurement Blog. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38).

Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

I’ve had the good fortune to be presented with opportunities for compelling discussions with a significant group of leading thinkers, senior executives in procurement, logistics, and technology management over this past year. Such providers understand domestic transportation issues, and can plan to develop long-term solutions to complex local distribution challenges. Procurement will play a key role in monitoring supply base conditions.

Expert Reveals 7 Supply Chain Trends to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

In this article, Professor Burcu Keskin from University of Alabama will share 7 trends that procurement and supply chain management professionals should watch. However, complex supplier relationships, unreliable sources of material supply, and ever-increasing customer expectations greatly add to the expectations to select the best suppliers and conduct their operations more efficiently. One of these trends, in addition to inventory keeping, is dual/multi-sourcing.

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10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

A natural starting point is the level of single, or sole sourcing, that is put in place. A sole source is a supplier selected because they are uniquely able to provide the materials or components, whether by virtue of intellectual property or other means of going to market with exclusivity. A single source is a supplier selected as the only supplier, on the basis of varying decision criteria, even though there are other suppliers able to provide those materials.

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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. Your chief procurement officer (CPO) most likely disagrees. Procurement must start looking to suppliers for inspiration and new capability, stop prescribing specifications and start tapping into the expertise of suppliers,” writes David Rae in Procurement Leaders. For sourcing managers, this can be a lot of pressure.

Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability

ThroughPut

Reassess Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability. Sustainability is a philosophy, not an endpoint. Companies should always be striving to become more efficient and less wasteful instead of assuming they’re already as sustainable as they want or need to be. How you manage the transformation and transportation of assets in that supply chain ultimately determines the value you create for the world.

Surviving Disruptions – an opportunity for supply chains to thrive with people and technology – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

This has proved to be a major source of risk. Poor business continuity planning, lack of risk management programs and single source suppliers, have magnified the impact of such risks. A significant paradigm shift in procurement and inventory control is an emerging area of focus.

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Supply Chain Risk Management is a Cirque Du Soleil Calibre Act!

Supply Chain Game Changer

A predominant issue is having single, or sole, sourced parts. If the supplier provides materials that can be sourced elsewhere then you have a path to developing a contingency plan. Their Sales teams will want to pad forecasts and hedge demand but their Procurement teams will want to give you forecasts that they are more confident in. Trade wars , tariffs, and demands for the repatriation of manufacturing jobs are central to Supply Chain sourcing activities.

Five Ways to Be a Shipper of Choice: Lessening Capacity Crunch Impact with a TMS

Talking Logistics

Unfortunately, being a “shipper of choice” doesn’t just happen overnight; it takes a commitment from the shipper to partner with the carrier, consistency and sustained results, and excellence in communication. One of the most impactful tools in a shipper’s arsenal toward this end is a Transportation Management System (TMS). A recent report by the Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General said that the trucking industry loses between $1.1

Are These the 5 Biggest Fallacies in Supply Chain or is it Fake News?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Argentus is a boutique recruitment firm focused on Supply Chain and Procurement. It’s becoming more strategic, as companies integrate their Supply Chains and use them as a source of competitive advantage – instead of just a back-office function. The goal is to make the origin of goods more transparent, allowing companies to prove that goods haven’t come from workers under abuse or unsustainable sources. More companies are raising expectations of environmental sustainability.

This Week in Logistics News (May 7-11, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Source: [link]. Kuebix Surpasses 10,000 Companies Using Its Transportation Management System (TMS). to further explore concepts and technologies related to urban air mobility (UAM) to ensure a safe and efficient system for future air transportation in populated areas.” Rail, One of the Transportation Granddaddies, Still Relevant. With the new routes, customers also have more sustainable service and wider coverage.