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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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. Accurate freight and transportation data is particularly important.

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. At the same time, fuel price volatility is disrupting the logistics and transport of products.

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

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? Live Episode: Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 12:00 pm ET.

Sustainability, Social Responsibility and Automation

Claritum

Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Sustainability and social responsibility are increasingly becoming ingrained within the operations of most organisations. The first from a tax authority and the second from an institute: Sustainable Procurement.

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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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.

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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 SmartWay

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: “The strategy of Unilever Turkey does not differ from our global strategy which is to make sustainable living common place.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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. One of the easiest ways to get started is by investing in a Transportation Management System (TMS).

[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.

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. . There’s an alarming paradox in the world of consumer packaged goods sustainability. From shareholders to consumers, sustainability has created broad value. .

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. Private and Public Sectors: Common Ground in Sustainability Ratings. Read more in this Guidebook on Integrating Ratings into Sustainable Public Procurement.

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.

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. Green Procurement Initiative by the Hong Kong Government.

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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?

The Importance of Change Management to a Successful Transportation Management Outsource

CH Robinson Transportfolio

We’re sharing his original post here because transportation management is always a relevant topic. Please share your thoughts and read the blog post, The Importance of Change Management to a Successful Transportation Management Outsource.

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. More companies are raising expectations of environmental sustainability. Some massive companies have pledged to eliminate excess waste in their supply chains entirely in the coming years, and there’s a lot of talk that sustainability helps the bottom line by improving sales and lowering costs (e.g. Argentus is a boutique recruitment firm focused on Supply Chain and Procurement.

Challenges and possible solutions for local seafood supply chains

Supply Chain View from the Field

Today no one is ready to make these investments, and as we have stretched out the supply chain, transportation and going to mainstream markets will be an issue. Food Supply Chains Local Food Systems Procurement Sustainability Supply Chain Economics Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships Sustainability Professor Gary Bullen and SCRC Research Scholar Jessica Newsome spoke in my Local Seafood class this afternoon.

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.

330 Procurement & CSR Leaders Gather at Sustain16, Drive a New Era of Data-Driven Transparency & Collaboration

EcoVadis

What an immense showing of commitment to sustainable procurement we witnessed Tuesday for Sustain16! Over 350 participants and speakers from almost every industry from chemicals to film production to air transportation to FMCG and everything in between.

I Will Be Wrong Again: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2017

Talking Logistics

If they actually follow through on their promise and oil prices continue to rise next year, how will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in response? Past performance is not indicative of future results.

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.

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. Overall, CDP reports 87 companies have set goals to reduce their GHG emissions by 80-100%, or to procure 100% of their power from renewable sources, including Google, Infosys and Broad Group.

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.

[e-Book] The Future Of Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing: How Technology Is Transforming Industries

Cerasis

The logistics, manufacturing, supply chain, and transportation industries are going through a time of rapid and unprecedented transformation. Today, merchants and service providers within these industries are cautiously adopting these technologies to provide faster, cheaper, more reliable and sustainable business practices. Technology’s Role in Procurement. The Future of Our Industry Is Now.