Emission-free shipping: Ways of sustainable transport on the seas

All Things Supply Chain

Around 90 % of the world’s goods are currently transported by ships causing nearly 3 % of total global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. This makes it one of the largest polluters in… General Logistics Supply Chain Sustainability logistics shipping supply chain sustainability sustainability

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. Supply Chain Mapping.

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Help Save Mother Earth: Amazon’s New Supply Chain Sustainability Shipping Option

Logistics Viewpoints

Amazon has a new supply chain sustainability shipping option. The post Help Save Mother Earth: Amazon’s New Supply Chain Sustainability Shipping Option appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Sustainability AmazonWith Your Delivery Day, customers can designate a day of a week when deliveries to the home can be made. This creates consolidation and optimization opportunities which is good for Mother Earth.

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 Uses of IoT Tech Spurring Sustainability in Supply Chains

Cerasis

In the shipping and manufacturing industries, that same “worldwide web” is now being deployed to encourage more energy-efficient operational and communication strategies for a low-carbon economy, thanks to IoT Tech. IoT Tech is Driving Sustainability in the Supply Chain. But perhaps the most far-reaching changes will center around the use of large data systems to drive sustainability in logistics and supply chains.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

For example, 3PLs and software vendors did pay more attention to serving the needs of small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) and companies in the Energy and Process Industries (see TMS for SMB: Breaking Down the Barriers , Oil & Gas Companies Focus on Eliminating Supply Chain Waste , and Collaboration and Optimization in the Oil & Gas Industry ). Making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target.

Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up 08/14/20 – 08/20/20

All Things Supply Chain

are searching for alterative providers due major package delivery delays as the… General Supply Chain News Weekly wrap-up shipping supply chain news supply chain sustainability weekly wrap-up

Supply Chain Sustainability and Business Success

Enterra Insights

Some people view sustainability efforts as tree hugging idealism and some business executives perceive sustainability efforts as wastes of money. ” Christopher Martin ( @cleantechchris ) and Millicent Dent report all types of companies are profiting from pursuing sustainability. ”[2] They add, “It’s time to stop crediting corporate sustainability efforts as acts of altruism. ” The supply chain needs to be more sustainable.

How Shipping Containers are Helping the Homeless

Kuebix

When most people think of shipping containers, they think of exactly what’s in the name: shipping. Formally known as an integral part of virtually any product moving across a supply chain, shipping containers keep products safe from external forces like weather and theft. However, recent advancements have been made to use shipping containers to solve […]. The post How Shipping Containers are Helping the Homeless appeared first on Kuebix.

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. Supply Chain Mapping.

Three Tips for Sustainable Packaging

ModusLink Corporation

As long as products arrived at their final destination intact, the shipping process was considered a success. […]. The post Three Tips for Sustainable Packaging appeared first on ModusLink Global Solutions. Simplified & Sustainable Supply Chain Logistics packaging shipping sustainability sustainability in the supply chainThere was a time, not so long ago, when packaging was simple.

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

DELMIA Quintiq

This classification extends to the manufacturing facilities and personnel keeping us fed and supplied. Manufacturers of medical and cleaning supplies, as well as the specialists overseeing trucking, delivery and logistics companies, might have to make do with limited supplies and labor. 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.

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.

Trends 2021: Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

Following the outbreak of the pandemic, many companies were forced to confront the fact that their supply chains were not as resilient as they had hoped they were. National lockdowns and social distancing measures exposed serious weak points in the supply chain, causing huge delays and disruptions, which affected people’s daily lives.”[1] Below are some of the supply chain trends subject matter expert believe will have significant impacts in the coming years.

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7 Characteristics of A Best In Class Supply Chain

Cerasis

Today’s supply chains function as a result of extensive research into how a supply chain behaves, its chief concerns, successful risk management , diverse markets, widespread collaboration, and technological advances. However, current supply chains fall victim to the problems of inefficiencies, inexcusable rigidity, and failure to recognize the growing demands of consumers. Customization is a tricky aspect of a best in class supply chain.

Supply Chain Management and Bioinvasion

SCM Research

We all know that economic, ecological, social, and ethical aspects need to be considered when managing global supply chains. 2013), recently published in Ecology Letters, discusses the risk of marine bioinvasion caused by global shipping. The Risk of Marine Bioinvasion Caused by Global Shipping. Practice Theory Article Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Risk Management Supply Chain Sustainability

Continuous delivery drives continued supply chain innovation

Kinaxis

When was the last time you made changes to your supply chain? If it’s been too long to remember, you’re likely lagging behind when it comes to supply chain innovation. For supply chains, the added complexity all this change is bringing about can be daunting. It’s becoming harder and harder to keep inventory costs low while still meeting customer demands for customization, same day shipping and easy returns. by Alexa Cheater.

Carter’s: A Story of Supply Chain Leadership

Supply Chain Shaman

To drive global scale, companies need to design the supply chain to buy globally and execute locally. The design of the supply chain is fundamental to making this happen. In our interview of the Supply Chains to Admire Winners, we found a unique approach at Carter’s. Shipping approximately 400 million selling units consisting of 700 million manufactured units per year, Carter’s employs about 4,000 employees at its peak. Supply Chain Index.

Consumers Priorities Driving Major Supply Chain Changes

Kinaxis

Free shipping? How about completely changing the way you operate your supply chain? The rules around supply chain management are changing, and customers are sitting firmly in the driver’s seat. More and more companies are making big, public announcements on how they’re changing their supply chain practices to better align with what their customers care about.

Supply Chain And Logistics Trends That Could Be Big In 2020

Logistics Bureau

Rob O’Byrne makes an early start with his round-up of supply chain and logistics trends that might make industry headlines in the coming year. 2020 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends: What’s Around the Corner? As 2020 moves closer, one concept that I’m hearing discussed more and more in discussions and appearing online is that of the circular supply chain. The Death of the End-to-End Supply Chain. Why is the Circular Supply Chain Trending?

Three Supply Chain Risks that Will Get You Thinking Bimodal

Kinaxis

The same is true when it comes to your supply chain. Unfortunately, many companies are still looking at their supply chains with a lens focused solely on efficiency and the bottom line. Most often credited with coining the term ‘bimodal supply chain’, research firm Gartner describes it as a supply chain made up of two distinct modes. The Supply Chain Risks of Staying Stationary. Supply chain risk management Supply chain risk

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Transport Management System: Making your Logistics Supply Chain Successful

20Cube Logistics

With the constant technology evolution, the supply chain logistics is being introduced to a new and innovative way of shipping consignments. The future of shipping lies the way the technology is conceived and adopted to automate manual processes.

Is Hyperloop the Next Great Supply Chain Technology?

Kinaxis

by Melissa Clow This guest post comes to us from Argentus Supply Chain Recruiting , a boutique recruitment firm specializing in Supply Chain Management. We’re always trying to stay on top of Supply Chain developments at Argentus. So what are the Supply Chain implications of this “fifth mode of transportation” beyond car, air, rail and water? For one thing, the technology’s immense speed would allow greater Supply Chain flexibility.

Moving beyond “minimally acceptable” sustainable supply chains…

Supply Chain View from the Field

A lot of people are emphasizing the need to drive sustainable supply chains. “If If we have a more sustainable supply base”, we hear from advocates, “…it will cost less, and we will be better corporate citizens.”. I’m not sure I buy this line of thought, although I would certainly put myself squarely in the camp of someone who is for“sustainable supply chains”. By comparison, they had a much better sustainability program than we did!

Driving sustainability and social responsibility in supply chains

EFT

The following is an opinion by Annie Agle, Director of Brand and Impact for Cotopaxi and does not represent the view of Reuters Events: Supply Chain. In this climate of forced transition, companies should start by looking for sustainability opportunities within their supply chain. .

Driving sustainability and social responsibility in supply chains

EFT

The following is an opinion by Annie Agle, Director of Brand and Impact for Cotopaxi and does not represent the view of Reuters Events: Supply Chain. In this climate of forced transition, companies should start by looking for sustainability opportunities within their supply chain. .

Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

We just finished hosting over 150 executives at our Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, with a theme on Supply Chain Analytics. As 2013 comes to a close, here are some of my thoughts regarding the supply chain trends we are likely to see emerge in 2014. Here is what I expect to see next year: Global supply chain footprints will continue to expand. Increased Globalization Brings Increased Risks of Supply Disruption.

Sustainability in Logistics: Shippers Step up Initiatives to Combat 3 Obstacles

Cerasis

Near and far, logistics providers and shippers are renewing their focus on sustainability to build the manufacturing giants of tomorrow. As explained by Bob Trebilcock , sustainability in logistics initiatives are ranked as “very important” for up to 40.6 percent of supply chain organization. Furthermore, most supply chain entities, approximately 64.2 percent, report having implemented sustainable solutions within the last two years.

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. A supply chain doesn't have to be unsustainable.

Supply Chain Forecasting: The ‘IN’ Thing Today in Logistics

20Cube Logistics

Today when you think of logistics, you tend to connect it to speed and timeliness, that is to process and ship orders on time with efficiency and provide the right information to customers to make the right decision. What are the popular methods of supply chain forecasting?

Supply Chain News on Some Retailers Pushing Slow Parcel Shipping but for Costs, not Yet Sustainability

Supply Chain Digest

Even Amazon Improves and Streamlines Incentives, while Gartner Analyst Tom Enright Says Growing Share of Consumers Want more Sustainable Options

The Next Great Disruption Coming to Supply Chains

Kinaxis

by CJ Wehlage What would you say is the next great disruption coming to our supply chain world? However, there’s one great disruption already occurring, which has yet to truly “touch” supply chain. As a supply chain practitioner, do you notice something missing? Where is the supply chain nodes? Supply Chains have primarily stayed on the outside of this challenge. What if the next great supply chain disruption was….

Supply Chain Management With Blockchain: How the Blockchain Enables Supply Chains to Focus on Customer Experience

Cerasis

Customer experiences have a vital bearing on the success or failure of today’s supply chains. In recent months, sustainability and ethical business practices have become cornerstones of the ongoing conversation about how to govern people and manage a business effectively. Without political diversion, today’s companies must take an active role in increasing positive customer experiences and meeting stringent ethics and sustainable practices.

From supply chain survival to leader: How you can follow Lenovo’s lead and find success during an acquisition

Kinaxis

That was how Ben Massie, Vice President of E2E Supply Chain Execution at Lenovo , kicked off his presentation at the 2019 Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in Phoenix, AZ. Smashing together the System X supply chain with that of Lenovo’s proved difficult. I’d get calls from sales daily asking me when their orders would ship,” recalls Massie. “’I I don’t know when your order will ship. Victory is just the ability to sustain, not grow.

Supply Chain Management

LeanCor

4 Secrets to Supply Chain Management Project Success. Although the NFL is one of the more glamorous businesses in society, the competitive climate probably hits a bit closer to home for many supply chain managers than they would like to let on. This is no different for the supply chain management field. In order to get the ball rolling in the right direction in a supply chain management project, leaders must go all-in on the implementation phase.