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Supply Chain Sustainability Gathers Steam

Logistics Viewpoints

The global supply chain is routinely beset by challenges, both large and small, but the past couple of years have delivered a string of significant logistics disruptions that have threatened to upend the tightly choreographed dance of global freight transportation.

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.

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Pandemic hasn’t quenched zeal for supply chain sustainability, report says

The Supply Chain Journal

Capacity constraints, increased demand for home deliveries and safety concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic led experts to believe that sustainability efforts would fall by the wayside. We see the increased requirements from customers, from employees, from governments to act sustainably.

Driving Sustainability in the Age of Supply Chain Disruption

Logistics Viewpoints

The global pandemic has created a watershed moment for global supply chains. Combined with the heightened concerns regarding climate change and associated sustainability impacts, all businesses should consider and assess these changes using the lens of environmental sustainability.

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.

Creating a Green Marine Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Seventy-one percent of the surface of our “blue planet” is covered by oceans which is also reflected in the fact that 80% of goods are moved via sea transportation within the global supply chain [1]. Supply Chain Visibility Sustainability marine supply chain

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.

Industry Transformation: Advanced Manufacturing and Digitalisation of Supply Chain-Logistics

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

The Covid-19 pandemic severely exacerbated the shock to the Global economy.Global and Regional Trade and related Supply chains experienced unprecedented disruptions. Supply Chain Resilience became an instant Buzz word amongst Policy makers and Industry. INTRODUCTION.

3 Uses of IoT Tech Spurring Sustainability in Supply Chains

GlobalTranz

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.

Greater Supply Chain Savings Thanks to Transportation Management

GlobalTranz

Therefore, more companies have partnered with third-party logistics providers ( 3PLs ) to achieve greater supply chain savings and presence in such markets through enhanced transportation management systems ( TMSs ). To maintain your role in the global market, you need to understand how 3PLs contribute to an improve transportation networks. Greater Supply Chain Savings Thanks to Transportation Management. Supply Chain TMS

5 Ways We’re Helping Our European Customers Surpass Their Sustainability Targets

CH Robinson Logistics

Sustainability will increasingly be at the heart of our customers’ operations, and our customers’ customers for that matter. Robinson is “can logistics and supply chains be truly sustainable?”. Intermodal transportation.

FreightWaves LIVE recap: Sustainability shapes shipper strategies

The Supply Chain Journal

FIRESIDE CHAT TOPIC: How sustainability initiatives are driving shipper strategies. DETAILS: Jim Nicholson and FreightWaves’ Zach Strickland discuss how shippers have modified their strategies over the past year with an increasing focus on sustainability and improving compliance.

Amazon Supply Chain Innovation Continues

Logistics Viewpoints

Three years ago, my colleague Steve Banker wrote an article about the Amazon supply chain , asking if it was the most innovative in the world. How do each of these drive the Amazon supply chain? million shares of Air Transport Services Group (ATSG).

2021 Trends in Supply Chain Sustainability

Vanguard Software

Supply chain sustainability is defined as embedding environmental, social, or corporate governance considerations as raw materials are sourced, converted into products, and delivered to the market. Supply chain sustainability benefits companies and consumers.

How can logistics handle disruption through supply chain resilience?

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Managing cross-border, international supply chains with multiple, disconnected systems and manual processes indeed have many pitfalls. The Evergreen shipping incident in the Suez Canal proved that logistics remains vulnerable. Digital and the Supply Chain—How Far Have We Come?

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. Department of Energy calculated that CO2 emissions from transportation surpassed two billion metric tons ; it’s hard to imagine what that number looks like today.

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.

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.

A True Supply Chain Transformation Requires the Proper Talent

Logistics Viewpoints

Belcorp’s Maturity in Supply Chain Design. Belcorp Corporation has actively worked to be a leader in ensuring that their people can effectively use a complex type of software known as supply chain design. How do we best handle surging transportation costs?

Overcoming the 5 Supply Chain Barriers that Threaten the Growth of Renewable Energy

CH Robinson Logistics

But the world’s demand for clean energy is running up against some hard realities in the global supply chain and one of the most erratic transportation markets in history. That includes anticipating every possible contingency to mitigate disruptions in shipping.

Montreal-based ENERGY Transportation Group opens Chattanooga office

The Supply Chain Journal

On Tuesday , ENERGY Transportation Group, an asset-based third-party logistics firm headquartered in Montreal, announced the opening of its brokerage division in Chattanooga, Tennessee, furthering its penetration into the North American transportation ecosystem.

2021 Trends in Supply Chain Sustainability

Vanguard Software

Supply chain sustainability is defined as embedding environmental, social, or corporate governance considerations as raw materials are sourced, converted into products, and delivered to the market. This blog examines how supply chain sustainability solutions reduce waste, conserve energy, and lower emissions. Supply chain sustainability benefits companies and consumers. Success in supply chain sustainability planning.

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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Sustainable Logistics: Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics

GlobalTranz

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 Characteristics of A Best In Class Supply Chain

GlobalTranz

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.

How a 3PL Empowers Shippers With LTL Transportation Stability

GlobalTranz

No carrier or mode has been excluded from the increased demand of e-commerce and a customer base that’s anxious for a return to normalcy, including the LTL transportation sector. Port backlogs, cargo limitations on container ships, and a lack of available equipment and port facility staffing.

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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? The Death of the End-to-End 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

FreightWaves Flashback: E-shipping blues

The Supply Chain Journal

FreightWaves Classics articles look at various aspects of the transportation industry’s history. Each week, FreightWaves explores the archives of American Shipper’s nearly 70-year-old collection of shipping and maritime publications to showcase interesting freight stories of long ago.

Megatrends Reshaping Supply Chain Management

Logistics Viewpoints

ARC is getting ready for our Supply Chain Forum on February 16 th and 17 th. End users – supply chain practitioners working for manufacturers, distributors, or retailers – can attend for free. These applications improve service while holding down supply chain costs.

Ultimate Guide To Technologies That Are Transforming Supply Chains

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Technology can have a significant impact on supply chains, but supply chain digitization still lags behind digitization of other areas of business across many industries. Predictive analytics has many use cases in the supply chain. are transported by truck.

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.

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. The CEO of the company behind the test (Hyperloop One) estimates that the system will be transporting cargo by 2019 and passengers by 2021. The post Is Hyperloop the Next Great Supply Chain Technology?

Shipping Little Liberty

The Supply Chain Journal

I think everybody’s come to the realization with the studies that’ve been done, that it’s time to make that investment and send that money to the states,” said Bost in an interview with Transport Topics. For ground transportation, CEVA Logistics did the honors.

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. Businesses will look to create supply chain redundancies. Redundancies help strengthen supply chains when unforeseen threats arise.