Sourcing And The Value Chain – Why Digital Platforms Matter

Gravity Supply Chain

Real time predictive analytics ensure offshore and nearshore sourcing decisions take place with certainty. The post Sourcing And The Value Chain – Why Digital Platforms Matter appeared first on Gravity Supply Chain. Gravity’s technology helps mitigate risk.

5 Ways to Make Your Manufacturing Plant More Sustainable in the Age of COVID-19

DELMIA Quintiq

Whether you represent a metal fabrication company, a consumer goods manufacturer or a paint, fiberglass or paper producer, you have several ways to make the operation a more sustainable one. Any company that wants to make its manufacturing facilities more sustainable must incorporate recycled materials in the supply chain. Allbirds uses recycled cardboards and plastics as well as ethically sourced wool, while Rothy’s uses recycled plastics to create breathable, flexible shoes.

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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. 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. There’s an alarming paradox in the world of consumer packaged goods sustainability.

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

Requis

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.

6 Steps to Sustainable Supply Chain Reality

Logistics Bureau

While your company undoubtedly has sustainability on its supply chain agenda, creating momentum can be tricky in what is after all, a fairly new way to approach performance improvement. How to Develop a Sustainable Supply Chain. The Sustainable Supply Chain Cycle.

Supporting sustainability in supply chains

EFT

“So many times, I hear people questioning or being concerned about what is the cost of being sustainable,” said President of CHEP North America Laura Nador, which for her is “a silly question”. “We We actually believe that sustainability can make financial sense long term.

3 Initiatives Driving Sustainable Transportation and Logistics Management

BlueYonder

Recent studies have shown that transportation is the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. The realities of today’s complex global marketplace make fulfilling sustainability objectives anything but simple as companies navigate fulfillment, transportation and logistics challenges. Here are three key initiatives that are helping our customers meet their top-level, sustainable business objectives: 1.

How Eco-Friendly Packaging is Impacting Sustainability!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Sustainable Logistics: Making the Last Mile Eco-Friendly! Not all plastics are the same, and there are plenty of eco-green packaging innovations that make use of sustainable plastics easily available. Close to 50% of emissions from the United States are linked to the energy that is used to make, package, ship, and dispose of food and goods. A shift to sustainable plastics is the solution. Defining ‘sustainable’ packaging. Some of the variations of sustainable.

Sustainable Logistics Practices Can Serve as a Differentiator for CPG Brands

Zipline Logistics

Sustainability is an often-discussed concept that can be a reliable source of differentiation for CPG manufacturers. And sustainability has become a standout issue for many US consumers. But sustainable logistics practices can have a profound effect on your brand.

Driving sustainability and social responsibility in supply chains

EFT

In today’s macro-environment of “volatility and uncertainty”, global supply chains face disruptions, weakened lines of communications, and increased risks to human rights and sustainability. According to our logistics provider, Flexport, “Transportation is the second largest source of CO?

Driving sustainability and social responsibility in supply chains

EFT

In today’s macro-environment of “volatility and uncertainty”, global supply chains face disruptions, weakened lines of communications, and increased risks to human rights and sustainability. According to our logistics provider, Flexport, “Transportation is the second largest source of CO?

What the “New Normal” in Shipping, Logistics, and Transportation May Look Like

Shipchain

Seemingly everything has been shaken up by COVID-19, and the shipping, logistics, and transportation industry is no different. Now, all of those norms are long gone, and it has left the shipping, logistics, and transportation industry wondering what lies ahead once COVID-19 begins to decline. Ultimately, redundancies help businesses afloat, and given how many struggled with being single-source out of China, it is likely that redundancies will play a part in the new normal.

Greener Pastures: How to Build a Sustainable Supply Chain

AFFLINK

Do you want to create a sustainable supply chain? In the past, supply chains were often harmful, with high carbon footprints due to shipping and packaging processes that focused more on the bottom line rather than sustainability. In fact, experts predict we’re only about five years away from having more sustainable supply chains across the board. Choose your methods of shipping based on carbon footprint, too: trucks are more sustainable than boats or planes.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

How will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in light of this cheap oil environment? Sustainability : Will the climate change agreement reached at the COP21 meeting in Paris this past weekend change supply chains in 2016? Countries and companies that have already embraced sustainability will continue to lead the way, while everyone else will wait for binding laws and regulations to emerge before taking meaningful action.

Plastic-free, recyclable or reusable? How to choose sustainable packaging for beauty products

Provenance

Want to learn how you can stand out in the beauty industry through communicating your sustainable choices? Concern over waste has made sustainable packaging options seem limitless. While there are many options available, they are not all created equal and for a beauty brand trying to take their first step, or maybe even leap, into sustainability – it may seem a bit overwhelming. Image credit: Elle – Selfridge’s sustainable and refillable beauty display.

4 Challenges in Starting and Sustaining a SIOP Business Process

Supply Chain Game Changer

If the benefits are so clear why is it so difficult to get SIOP going and then to sustain it? And once it is started the forces that make it difficult to start can continue to make it challenging to sustain it. Operations wants to know precisely what is really going to be required to be processed and shipped. SIOP management requires a single source of data and reporting to ensure uniformity and consistency across your company. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Sustainability, Consumption and Realistic Expectations

QAD

Source: The Globe and Mail. Sustainable Manufacturing. It’s simply to show that changing expectations have a major effect on sustainability. And all these items can be manufactured and distributed to meet our consumer demand , but to ensure the Earth’s survival, the manufacturing must be done sustainably. Sustainability is the Responsibility of Each Manufacturer. Do you reuse shipping containers and materials where possible?

Easier than reducing carbon footprint – 5 Steps to make a dent in the Huge and Hidden Cost of CPG Sustainability

Cerasis

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. Public awareness and mass retailer initiatives have driven major sustainability efforts over the last two decades among CPG manufacturers.

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. Assess Supply Chains in Real-Time Everyone wins when supply chains become more sustainable, but doing so requires a conscientious effort.

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. Everyone wins when supply chains become more sustainable, but doing so requires a conscientious effort. Sourcing and procurement departments exist to mitigate this issue, but input bottlenecks remain common.

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. Everyone wins when supply chains become more sustainable, but doing so requires a conscientious effort. Sourcing and procurement departments exist to mitigate this issue, but input bottlenecks remain common.

6 Steps to Viable Supply Chain Reality

Logistics Bureau

While your company undoubtedly has sustainability on its supply chain agenda, creating momentum can be tricky in what is after all, a fairly new way to approach performance improvement. How to Develop a Sustainable Supply Chain. The Sustainable Supply Chain Cycle.

Sustainability, Consumption and Realistic Expectations

QAD

Source: The Globe and Mail. Sustainable Manufacturing. It’s simply to show that changing expectations have a major effect on sustainability. And all these items can be manufactured and distributed to meet our consumer demand , but to ensure the Earth’s survival, the manufacturing must be done sustainably. Sustainability is the Responsibility of Each Manufacturer. Do you reuse shipping containers and materials where possible?

Bubble Wrap Loses Its Pop for Logistics Cost Savings

Talking Logistics

rarely sends Bubble Wrap to customers more than 150 miles from its factories because its bulky size makes it prohibitively expensive to ship long distances.” The new design distributes air across the bubbles, which means they will no longer pop, but by shipping as flat sheets instead of bulky rolls, one truckload of iBubble Wrap contains as much packing material as 47 truckloads of the old product! which highlights how IKEA is designing its packaging with shipping in mind).

Incorporating Supplier CSR Ratings In The Sourcing Process: The Basics

EcoVadis

Now that sustainability has risen to be one of the most highly visible topics for customers and stakeholders, management teams face the challenge of “How do you incorporate CSR ratings in the sourcing process?”. For example logistics may need to know about shipping specifications, or marketing and product management may need to understand certain quality characteristics, or they may have specified specific environmental attributes, where applicable.

The Expert Talks- Sustainability

Infosys Supply Chain Management

He is based out of Hyderabad, India and is closely associated with the ECO group at Infosys, working on sustainable practices. Read on as Vijay shares with us his insights on Sustainability in the context of Supply Chain Management. Thank you Vijay for being a part of this discussion, good to know about your interest in the area of Sustainability. What according to you best defines a Sustainable Business?

Supplier Management and Sourcing in the Fashion Industry – Under the Spotlight

Jaggaer

More than virtually any other sector, sourcing and supplier management in the fashion industry have been exposed to intense scrutiny in recent years, while the functions have become of increasingly strategic importance to business success. Factories around the world produce millions of items of clothing and accessories for top European and American brands, which are packaged, shipped and sold in every country worldwide.

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Supply chain sustainability focus: Gustaf Asp, Managing Director, Treadler on circular economies

EFT

That idea – to open up H&M’s global supply chain expertise as a business-to-business service and allow partners to work across product development sourcing, production and logistics in a sustainable manner. Sustainability often takes a back seat. Why should operators in the supply chain care and what business benefits does a focus on sustainability bring? Where can supply chain and logistics leaders make the biggest impact on sustainability?

4 KPIs to Measure the Success of Your New Sustainability Strategy

AFFLINK

Whether you're trying to keep up with customer expectations or align with new industry standards, implementing a sustainability program is an absolute must. The go-to solution often becomes determining the success of sustainability programs based qualitative measurements, rather than quantitative. Start at the sourcing phase, move into the assembly line, observe the transaction period between the customer and your company, and end at the customer’s final experience with your brand.

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.

Mushroom Based Packaging Supplies. Fad or The Future of Shipping?

AFFLINK

Packaging has been a source of frustration and the object of jokes ever since the days when you practically needed a Swiss Army knife and a jackhammer to open a new CD case. This time, the focus is on sustainability. What are the Sustainability Issues Related to Packaging? With sustainable supply chains becoming a business imperative, the race is on for eco-friendly packaging supplies that fit the bill.

Mushroom Based Packaging Supplies. Fad or The Future of Shipping?

AFFLINK

Packaging has been a source of frustration and the object of jokes ever since the days when you practically needed a Swiss Army knife and a jackhammer to open a new CD case. This time, the focus is on sustainability. What are the Sustainability Issues Related to Packaging? With sustainable supply chains becoming a business imperative, the race is on for eco-friendly packaging supplies that fit the bill.

The Industrial Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis

Logistics Bureau

Shipping. Drewry Shipping Consultants predicts that in the short term, global container volumes and carrier earnings will take a sharp hit, but expects that the medium-term impact will be manageable provided the virus is contained. It adds that, so far, the impact of the epidemic on container shipping has just about been bearable, but warns that the longer the outbreak goes on, and the more widespread it becomes, the more damage it will cause.

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How to Expand Your Global Shipping to Meet Growing Indian Markets

CH Robinson Logistics

Congested ports, complicated regulations, less than optimal modal capacity, undesirable taxation regimes, dilapidated roads, and overall operational inefficiencies are constant sources of anxiety within the business community. How is Global Shipping Growing in India? India needs to create 1 million jobs every month to sustain the steady onslaught of people joining the workforce. How to Take Advantage of Increased Shipping in India.

Supply Chain Management and Bioinvasion

SCM Research

2013), recently published in Ecology Letters, discusses the risk of marine bioinvasion caused by global shipping. Particularly, they identify “high-risk invasion routes, hot spots of bioinvasion and major source regions from which bioinvasion is likely to occur” In sum, their model reveals a new aspect of ecological responsibility in supply chains. The Risk of Marine Bioinvasion Caused by Global Shipping.