Textile supply chains: from balancing act to sustainable sourcing

ChainPoint

As a result, effective textile supply chain management has become a balancing act between cost, quality, availability and environmental and social aspects. In other words: how do you implement a sustainable sourcing strategy, without jeopardizing profits and quality?

How transparency in the supply chain leads to sustainable sourcing

Pivot88

According to McKinsey’s 2019 chief purchasing officer (CPO) survey, sustainable sourcing at scale is the fashion industry’s new must-have. Supply chains are complex and there are a lot of moving parts. Where do they source their products?

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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.

The State of Sustainable Supply Chains

SCM Research

Supply chain management can play a key role to help creating a more sustainable world that leaves no one behind.

Sustainability: Do Supply Management and Global Sourcing Matter? (Guest Post by Jury Gualandris, UCD)

SCM Research

Is it possible to achieve high environmental and social performance in global supply chains? Increasing demand from a variety of stakeholders has pushed firms to improve environmental and social sustainability in their supply chains. Over the last decades, however, supply chains have been undergoing a process of increasing globalization, which has created the need for differentiated sustainability approaches for firms sourcing globally rather than regionally.

Dealing With The Supply Chain Gloppy Mess

Supply Chain Shaman

For the first in seven years, I was not heads-down preparing for The Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. Pre-pandemic only 30% of supply chain leaders were satisfied with their supply chains, and during the pandemic, business leader satisfaction is falling precipitously.

ChainPoint present at 2020 Textile Sustainability Conference

ChainPoint

ChainPoint will be present as exhibitor at the 2020 Textile Sustainability Conference, a virtual conference that will take place from 2-6 November. textile supply chain cotton supply chain apparel sustainable sourcing textile trace

Using Satellite Imagery as a Data Source to Improve Supply Chain Management

Logistics Viewpoints

Satellite imagery data represents another data set that may have the potential to improve company’s supply chains. There are potential uses surrounding procurement, sustainability, and strategic planning. The post Using Satellite Imagery as a Data Source to Improve Supply Chain Management appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Supply Chain Planning Satellite imagery

Supply Chain Sustainability: Series Re-cap

River Logic

The largest, most successful companies are rapidly adopting initiatives focused on improving the sustainability of their supply chain. Among the leaders are companies like Kimberly Clark who is rolling out extensive, multi-year programs around energy and climate, fiber sourcing and responsible forest management, waste and the circular economy, corporate social compliance, etc. Supply Chain Management Sustainability

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 Supply Chain Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2020

AIMMS

What’s on the horizon for supply chain professionals? Sustainability on the agenda. Moving past waste, water, and C02 reduction, they have begun searching for renewable energy sources, different forms of packaging, and increased efficiency overall. More and more enterprises will be focusing on processes like ethical sourcing, reverse logistics, and using green materials in response to public demands.

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Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work

Supply Chain Shaman

At Supply Chain Insights , as we combed through over 9000 quantitative responses on supply chain management from business leaders to understand what drives supply chain excellence in preparation for the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit , in the process, we proved Hau Lee’s theorem in the Famous Harvard Business Review Article, “Triple A Supply Chains.” First, great supply chains are agile.

Responsible Sourcing! Making Sustainability Happen for Real!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Green Supply Chain: True Sustainability or Just One Big Marketing Stunt? Sustainability. Unfortunately, sustainability and sustainable development are beginning to turn from green to grey, considering its ever-increasingly washed-out idealistic applications in business and society at large. Sit down 100 people and ask them, “What comes to mind you hear the word sustainability?”

7 Ways to Woo Consumers with a Sustainable Supply Chain

ModusLink Corporation

The post 7 Ways to Woo Consumers with a Sustainable Supply Chain appeared first on Steel Connect. Sustainable Supply Chains Sourcing corporate social responsibility Demand Planning logistics reverse logistics supply chain sustainabilityWhen it comes to positioning business for success, today’s brands must look beyond a traditional go-to-market strategy.

The Science of Sustainable Supply Chains (Guest Post by Dara O’Rourke, UC Berkeley)

SCM Research

In his recent Science article, The Science of Sustainable Supply Chains, Dara argues that the field of supply chain management needs to significantly improve and integrate sustainability measurement systems and decision-support tools. The science of sustainability measurement has progressed alongside efforts to advance supply chain traceability, impact assessment, and aggregation of data into sustainability indicators.

Responsible Sourcing Insights

SCM Research

Sedex is a nonprofit organization dedicated “to driving improvements in ethical and responsible business practices in global supply chains” Their new six-part “Responsible Sourcing Insights Films” series tackles key challenges in responsible supply chain management. Practice Corporate Social Responsibility Procurement Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Sustainability Video

Supply Chain Manager – A “Green” Superhero

Logility

I grew up in a time before people knew much about being eco-friendly or “Green,” so the concept of sustainability isn’t usually at the top of my mind. The topic of sustainability and being eco-friendly is discussed in K-12 education on a regular basis. Supply Planning

How Sustainability Will Fundamentally Change Your Supply Chain

BlueYonder

As buyers have more access to information, companies won’t have a choice on whether to focus on a sustainable operation or not; it will be as baseline an expectation as one-day-delivery. This touches almost every aspect of supply chain in every industry: from ethical sourcing to incorporating recyclability into the design, to biodegradable packaging materials, to end-to-end supply chains that can lower waste, buffer, and excess and obsolete inventory.

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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Vanilla Sourcing in Madagascar

SCM Research

Practice Africa Corporate Social Responsibility Procurement Relationship Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Sustainability Video In a previous post, I demonstrated how Symrise creates added value beyond corporate boundaries by closely collaborating with vanilla farmers in Madagascar. Watch the following video, which highlights this approach from the perspective of Unilever, a buyer of Symrise’s aromatic compounds.

Best-Cost vs. Least-Cost Sourcing

Talking Logistics

A month later, Walmart announced that it will increase its sourcing of US products by $50 billion over the next 10 years. What are some of the main supply chain factors that are fueling this reshoring trend? Kevin discusses three factors that are helping to drive the reshoring trend, but the one that caught my attention the most was how companies are shifting their focus from least-cost sourcing to best-cost sourcing.

Supply Chain Sustainability is Becoming a Hot Topic

Enterra Insights

Christopher Marquis ( @CMarquisCornell ), a Professor in Sustainable Global Enterprise at Cornell University, explains, “Supply chains are critically important facilitators of our global economy, providing crucial resources and materials to companies to produce their products and services. And as we’ve seen recently, disruptions to supply chains can have major impacts. ” Becoming sustainable isn’t easy, but it is necessary. The U.S.,

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.

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

Requis

Supply chain and logistics consultant, educator, and podcast host Rob O’Byrne has over 40 years of supply chain experience. He has been helping companies design more profitable supply chains for over 25 years, most of them as founder and CEO of Logistics Bureau.

Customers demand more sustainable supply chains

Supply Chain Movement

Sustainable supply chains climb the corporate agenda as a consequence of increased market demand.This is the key finding from an international survey conducted by DNV GL and the research institute GFK Eurisko on more than 2,160 professionals from businesses in different sectors in Europe, The Americas and Asia. Sustainable sourcing is a fast developing requirement, driven by customers.

Sustainable Supply Chain Summit 2015, 10-11 November London

Supply Chain Movement

Sustainable Supply Chain Summit 2015. Europe’s leading meeting place for corporate leaders delivering supply chain sustainability. Back now for its 10th year, it’s the go to event for professionals working in supply chain, procurement, sourcing, sustainability or CSR. Olam International , Head – Corporate & Sustainable Communications, Briony Mathieson. Eastman , Chief Sustainability Officer, Godefroy Motte.

The Branded Supply Chain

DELMIA Quintiq

What do H&M and Whirlpool know about supply chains that many of their competitors don’t? It is that world-class supply chains embody world-class brands by delivering to the customers the promises made and stories told by their marketing departments. And that only happens when marketing and supply chain teams collaborate, which is probably not often enough. The Branded Supply Chain covers three main areas: loyalty, sustainability and leadership.

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.

Three Years Later Big Brands Recognize Need for Sustainable Supply Chains

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater In 2013, global aid organization Oxfam launched the Behind the Brands campaign, aimed at driving awareness about the sustainability practices of some of the world’s largest and most well-known consumer companies. Amplifying the voices of key stakeholders like farmers, consumers, and investors, the campaign called on big brands to take action to improve social and environmental standards in their supply chains.

Starting at the source: achieving a sustainable supply chain

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

With the impact of our consumer society increasingly influencing purchasing behaviour, it is clear that there has been a shift in the need for sustainable supply chains. But this is not a simple task - as political negotiations dominate the headlines, more brands are seeking opportunities in new markets, which is having a considerable impact on their carbon footprint

Proving sustainably-sourced ingredients in health and wellness foods

Provenance

Food brands have always recognised the importance of sourcing the right ingredients. But given its importance, it has often not been central to a brand’s story; worries remain about opening the supply chain and creating new vulnerabilities. This means more competition for smaller brands, but also an opportunity to compete on sustainability messaging. Communicating sustainable sourcing at Balance Festival.

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.

Space: The final logistics and supply chain management frontier

Kinaxis

by Ilyas Kucukcay Recent advancements in the space launch market may indicate an increased need for logistics and supply chain management in outer space operations. Accessing what’s beyond our globe has become an accepted source of socio-political promotion. It’s an indication of a society that can use advanced supply chain technology to achieve the best, and to find and harvest the undiscovered. Space Logistics and Supply Chain.

Next-Generation Digital Supply Chain Planning

DynaSys

Despite the disruptions of the past years, there are some emerging key trends in Supply Chains that provide both challenges but also opportunities for manufacturers. Sustainability. The momentum towards more sustainable supply chains is coming from many directions.

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.