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.

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.

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How Freight & Transportation Data Can Trim Your Transportation Spend

Cerasis

When you want to drive down your logistics and transportation spend, the very first thing that you need is freight and transportation data. Luckily, this isn’t the case for transportation data. With the services of a trusted 3PL and a good transportation management system (TMS), you can glean an abundance of data around activities and practices related to your transportation department. Accurate freight and transportation data is particularly important.

These 7 Industrial Procurement Trends will Impact Supply Chain & Logistics in 2018

Cerasis

Procurement must never be an afterthought in any enterprise. The answers to these questions lie in understanding a few of the top industrial procurement trends to expect in 2018. Companies Will Seek New Ways to Use Technology in Procurement. As with many other topics affecting industry trends in the transportation, trucking and manufacturing industries, companies are looking for ways to increase the use of technology in procurement, explains Melissa Deleen of LinkedIn.

Transform your supply chain’s sustainability impact by going beyond operational constraints

DELMIA Quintiq

Here in part two, I will highlight how more drastic shifts to supply chain networks and operations can have a larger impact on sustainability. Most would require a lengthy procurement period and perhaps an even longer rollout phase. However, there will be companies that have already deployed sustainability efforts and are looking to further increase efficiency and transparency beyond the existing constraints of their network.

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.

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.

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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Three Ingredients for Transportation Procurement Success: Loyalty, Partnership, and Collaboration

Talking Logistics

There are many ingredients and steps involved in preparing for, executing, and sustaining the success of a transportation procurement engagement. What is the current state of the transportation market? What actions should companies take before engaging in a procurement engagement? Tim Dalton, Procurement Manager at LeanLogistics will answer those questions and more in this timely and informative episode.

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

Supply Chain View from the Field

Corporate Social Responsibility Oil and Gas Procurement Supply Chain Innovation Sustainability Transportation Planning Today’s story in the Wall Street Journal discusses how more operators of the largest truck fleets in the US are in the process of converting their fleets over to natural gas powered trucks.

The Top 5 Transportation Management Blogs of 2016 …So Far

Cerasis

Today's post will cover the top 5 Transportation Management blogs from 2016 so far. Top Transportation Management Blogs from the First Half of 2016 So Far. The transportation management blogs category most top viewed blog posts from the first half of 2016 included several elements of the transportation management. From transportation management trends to creating a competitive logistical edge. 6 Transportation Management Trends for 2016.

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. Logistics includes all the warehousing and transportation of all Unilever products from personal care and home care to food and refreshments, such as ice-cream.

[e-Book] How To Shift From Tactical To Strategic Logistics and Transportation Management To Create A Competitive Advantage

Cerasis

We release our second e-book today by focusing on strategic logistics and transportation management creates a competitive business advantage for shippers. Transportation management is no longer a tactical approach to simply moving freight and doing it at the lowest possible cost. This is especially relevant for third-party logistics and transportation management service providers, whose service fee is based on reducing cost and streamlining the shipper’s supply chain.

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.

Achieving Sustained Transportation Savings: Practical Advice for C-Level Executives

Talking Logistics

The quest to identify and achieve transportation cost savings is an ongoing one for transportation and logistics executives. It’s also a focus area for CEOs and CFOs because of transportation’s impact on the bottom line. What is the main roadblock to achieving sustained transportation savings? I can give you countless examples of how this impacts transportation costs.”.

How to Successfully Implement a Transportation Management System

Talking Logistics

The cost saving and service improvement benefits of a transportation management system (TMS) are well documented. None of those benefits are achievable or sustainable, however, unless you get the implementation right. He recommends including those you interact with in daily operations such as manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, procurement, and finance. What are the key ingredients to a successful TMS implementation? What are some of the common mistakes companies make?

ECO-SUSTAINABILITY AT EYVO

Eyvo

Developing a sustainable workplace and culture at Eyvo! Eco-sustainability is need of the hour. As a corporate, we feel that it is our social and corporate responsibility to lead a sustainable way of business. There has been a significant global shift towards more environmentally sustainable ways of working. How can we work on sustainability? Encouraging carpooling or use of public transport among employees. E-Procurement Software

How Hong Kong is Enhancing its Sustainability Efforts

EcoVadis

Ever since China ratified the Paris agreement, Hong Kong is under the spotlight to align with the global agenda and respond to the increasing stakeholders’ demand on sustainability effort. Below is a brief timeline of Hong Kong’s sustainability milestones in recent years: Hong Kong’s sustainable development effort has been catalyzed by the Paris Agreement, which was signed by China in 2015. Green Procurement Initiative by the Hong Kong Government.

Multiplying Impact: Collaboration on Sustainability Powers Business Performance

EcoVadis

As corporate responsibility attracts more attention, more and more companies are working with peers and competitors in their respective industries to accomplish sustainability-related goals. According to Nielsen , products created with sustainability attributes are outpacing overall sales growth. Together for Sustainability , a collaborative initiative in the chemical industry, added 2 new members in 2018, and its 23rd — Wanhua Chemical Group — in February of 2019.

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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.

Purolator wins Third-Party Logistics Sustainability Award for its work with Echo Global Logistics

Supply Chain Network

Purolator, Canada’s leading integrated freight and parcel solutions provider, is pleased to announce that it was recently awarded Logistics Quarterly’s 2011 Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Sustainability Award for demonstrating leadership in sustainable supply chain practices. Purolator received the prestigious award at Logistics Quarterly’s Sustainability Study and Awards Symposium held in Toronto on July 14.

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.

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.

5 Ways a TMS Can Help You “Go Green”

Talking Logistics

In recent years, businesses and consumers across the country have demonstrated that sustainability matters – both in terms of what they buy and how vendors are selected. based companies have a supplier sustainability scorecard that they may use in their purchasing decisions, and another 23% are developing one. One of the easiest ways to get started is by investing in a Transportation Management System (TMS).

Sustainable Procurement: Want change? The first step is to create urgency

EcoVadis

It is undeniable that companies which advance towards Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) are not only committing themselves to the methods of sustainability but are committing them the long-term business continuation. While companies are taking ownership of their direct environmental and social impacts, the indirect sustainability impacts of their supply chain are a step beyond and require an additional commitment. So, what are those realities for sustainable procurement?

Zara – The Benefits of Agile Procurement / Supply Chain

ivalua

How an agile Supply Chain drives a sustainable competitive advantage. As companies reassess their supply chains in light of the Covid-19 pandemic as well as growing pressure to improve sustainability, some lessons can be learned by taking a look back. And while Zara is also an outlier in many other domains, it is really its agile Supply Chain that enabled it to become one of the most profitable fashion brands in the world and sustain rapid growth year after year.

Supply Chain And Logistics Trends That Could Be Big In 2020

Logistics Bureau

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. It’s a worthy goal to achieve, since the efficiency of procurement and first-mile logistics can have a huge impact, for better or for worse, on the speed at which enterprises can meet end-customer demands.

EcoVadis selected by Railsponsible, new railway industry initiative to drive sustainability throughout the supply chain.

EcoVadis

EcoVadis is proud to announce the launch of Railsponsible – the railway industry vertical initiative to drive sustainability throughout its supply chain. It is the third sector vertical initiative (after Together for Sustainability for the chemical industry, E-Tasc in ICT) powered by EcoVadis to drive sustainability in global supply chains. Railsponsible aims to continuously improve the sustainability practices of railway industry suppliers.

Try trimming away processes and activities which add no value

MAVES

High transportation costs, procurement costs, inventory and storage costs, waste in the supply chain, inadequate inventory management, and poor forecast accuracy are all areas to examine in detail if you want your supply chain to support rather than hinder overall business success. Blog #bigdata #sustainability #tech #WednesdayMotivation 3PLs business cloud data ecommerce industry innovation IOT logistics management software supplychain transportation visibility warehouse