Why The Time Is Now for Sustainable Procurement


With that, global businesses are committing to key sustainability objectives such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions , eliminating slave labor , avoiding plastics , conserving water used in production , tapping into renewable energy sources and more. There are also reporting requirements for conflict minerals in the US and in the EU, California Transparency Act, the UK Modern Slavery Act, as well as similar laws being enacted or considered in Australia, Switzerland and elsewhere.

SCRC Partner Profile: A Textbook Transformation at Biogen-Idec

Supply Chain View from the Field

Although strategic sourcing capabilities are well established in industries ranging from automotive to electronics, they are still in the formative stages in the biotechnology sector. With their external spend increasing so fast, there is great pressure on biotech companies to rethink how their sourcing structures are set up to add most value. Prior to 2009, support for PO&T sourcing and procurement was provided by a corporate sourcing group under a centralized business model.


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How Blockchain Could Create the 'Autonomous Container'

Supply Chain Brain

Ettl says that drawback can be addressed through the use of Hyperledger , an open-sourced collaborative effort to develop blockchain technologies across industries. Beyond pharma, ideal products include sophisticated electronics, chocolate from Switzerland, fresh salmon and berries. Indeed, the very notion of applications that “talk” to one another is merely an extension of a system that shippers and carriers have deployed for years, albeit in a more primitive fashion.

Sochi chalet runs out of traditional Swiss raclette melting cheese

Global Trade Management

By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. Sochi, Russia (Reuters) - The House of Switzerland chalet has become one of the main attractions in Sochis Olympic Park, offering takeaway food, a sit-down restaurant, and parties well into the night. Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. International trade is the engine of global prosperity today.

30 Supply Chain Leaders Under 30—Class of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Every year, the 30 Under 30 program designates one "megawatt star," and for this year that honor goes to Charlotte de Brabandt, a 30-year old category associate with Johnson & Johnson, based in Zurich, Switzerland. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Content Summary: Steven Clowney, CPSM, age 29, is senior manager, strategic sourcing, with National DCP. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

Packaging Manufacturing Predictions Post-Pandemic


And in Germany, Romania and Switzerland – the three lowest e-commerce countries in Europe – e-commerce increased by 28, 25 and 18% respectively. . Sustainability will challenge the supply chain with new materials, sources and logistics.

The Importance of Transparency in Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

Consumers, activists, and investors increasingly want to know the products they buy are sourced sustainably and ethically. Transparency, on the other hand, involves moral and ethical dimensions of activities associated with sourcing and manufacturing. sources of raw materials. Food Safety Modernization Act) with further regulation on the horizon in the Netherlands and Switzerland, among others.”

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The results of a national referendum on ‘fair food’ laws: transparency roundup


Source: Oxfam ). Switzerland’s citizens consider ‘fair food’ laws in national referendum. Source: BBC ). Ultimately a government campaign around potential effects of price rises meant 60% voted to reject proposal but the issues remain a source of discussion nationally. Source: Food Matters Live ).

The need to know


Lawmakers plan to meet with Biden Wednesday on supply chain: sources. Switzerland's Kuehne & Nagel buys Asian logistics firm Apex. A bipartisan group of U.S.

ToolsGroup Customers Navigate Supply Chain Planning for COVID-19


Franke, a kitchen equipment manufacturer based in Switzerland, has adopted ToolsGroup Service Optimizer 99+ (SO99+) in over 50 global regions. One US-based ToolsGroup manufacturing customer sources parts from a number of Chinese and Italian suppliers.

Challenges of global fast fashion supply chains (Part IV)

Supply Chain Movement

In this series on global fashion retail we have discussed about network design and inventory location in Chapter 1, stores replenishment in Chapter 2 and sourcing and manufacturing lead times in Chapter 3. Chapter 3 about sourcing and manufacturing lead times. 3) Sourcing and manufacturing lead times. Talent development.

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Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

Revenue data is sourced from the companies’ websites and market research platforms such as Macrotrends. Revenue: $21.054 billion (12 months ending March 31, 2020), $21.231 (2019) Headquarters: Schindellegi, Switzerland CEO: Detlef Trefzger 5.

Is Logistics Outsourcing Right for Your Company?

Supply Chain Movement

From local truck transportation to global supply chain management systems, from produce sourcing to consulting based on practical experience to outsourcing, C.H. Switzerland. More shippers today appear to be outsourcing some or all of their logistics. How does a company decide that outsourcing logistics is the right choice? This C.H.

Empowered Consumers Require Omnichannel Strategies

Enterra Insights

He insists consumers are also increasingly relying on recommendations from trusted sources such as friends and other influencers. As a result, Howard Yu ( @HowardHYu ), the LEGO professor of management and innovation at the IMD business school in Switzerland, asserts, “No industry is failing faster than retail.”[7] We’re all familiar with the adage “knowledge is power.”

Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

Supply Chain Movement

Switzerland. The sourcing department is challenged by increasing compliancy issues. A technology revolution is rapidly changing the way we work, providing threats and opportunities along the way. These developments impact Original Equipment Manufacturers, both at strategic level and at operational level within their supply chains.

ABB’s Daniel Helmig: “We are moving to virtual centres of expertise”

Supply Chain Movement

Even though individual plants and business units had been operating very successfully, we saw an opportunity to drive three main transformational levers to bring SCM to the next level: consolidate transportation management into transport management centres (or control towers), establish Global Business Services for back end processes in procurement, and increase the degree of collaboration inside and between business units in the area of strategic sourcing via virtual Centres of Expertise.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Wolfgang Lehmacher!

Supply Chain Game Changer

In 1996, I was promoted Country General Manager Switzerland. I was Country Manager Switzerland at TNT when the company was bought by KPN. Supply chains are a significant source of environmental damage. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

Nikola finds hydrogen distributor for future European fuel cell trucks

The Supply Chain Journal

It delivered seven of 50 planned Xcient fuel cell trucks to Switzerland last October. OGE is committed to establishing a pipeline infrastructure to transport hydrogen from production sources to critical exit points of distribution,” said Thomas Hüwener, OGE’s chief technical officer.

This Week in Logistics News (March 20 – 26)

Logistics Viewpoints

A lot of this effort comes down to more sustainable sourcing, which tends to make environmental-conscious consumers happy. Starbucks to improve sustainable coffee sourcing.

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

Switzerland. Sourcing from far-flung countries such as China is leading to growing uncertainty about the actual supply of purchase orders. Customers are becoming more demanding all the time: they increasingly expect personalised offers, available globally and round the clock. Such huge pressure on sales is also dragging the supply chain department(s) towards an ever-higher service level.

Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

By consolidating at the source, several shipments can be combined into one, thereby reducing the number of shipments even before the shipments arrive at the Logistics Service Provider (LSP). Switzerland. 10 questions about Freight Spend Management. There are numerous ways a shipper can reduce freight spend. They can renegotiate contracts, find other carriers, and do a better job of maximizing their truck utilization. But these efforts bring temporary, not permanent, relief.

Laerdal Medical Chooses Ivalua To Drive Efficiency and Compliance Across Its Global Organization


They will leverage Ivalua’s industry-leading Sourcing, Contract Management and Analytics functions for both direct and indirect procurement across the organisation. Eliassen, Procurement Manager at Laerdal explains: “Laerdal was looking for a single global suite to support and standardise our sourcing and procurement operations across all spend categories.

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10 questions about the benefits of S&OP for your organisation

Supply Chain Movement

However, there must be consensus within the organisation about definitions and the right source of information for important reports. Switzerland. Management at the helm. Some companies have a well-developed sales & operations planning (S&OP) process as a safeguard for structured decision-making. Those companies take an integral view of supply and demand, including the financial impact of mediumterm risks.

Anita Arts: “A supply chain manager can no longer sit in an ivory tower

Supply Chain Movement

The British company is owner of Unitymedia KabelBW (Germany), UPC (The Netherlands, Republic of Ireland, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary and Romania), VTR (Chile) and Liberty (Puerto Rico). The Broadcom or Intel chipsets in the devices, for instance, are highly specialised products that you can’t simply source from an alternative supplier.

Nestlé drops palm oil supplier


Switzerland’s Nestle, which uses the edible oil in its food products such as KitKat bars, said it had replaced Sinar Mas with another supplier for further shipments after conducting its own investigations into its palm oil supply chain. Nestle’s announcement came just 2 days after Greenpeace released a report on Wednesday (including a very aggressive video) which looked into how the company was sourcing palm oil.

New: Global Trade Map 2016

Supply Chain Movement

The benefits of utilising modern-day FTAs include fewer customs duties, less red tape, access to public tenders, sourcing opportunities, investment opportunities and more transparent business conditions. Switzerland. Uncovering and mitigating trade risks in international operations. International trade can entail significantly more risk than straightforward domestic business-to-business transactions.

From The Desk of the CEO & CTO – 6/27/19


We’re all still developing new, cutting edge stuff, and it’s hard to see where each of us sit – and with open source being a part of it, we all collaboratively benefit each other even though some supporters and companies may see us as competitors. That being said, the Foundation we are working on will be located in Switzerland for various reasons.

The Impact of the Digital Path to Purchase

Enterra Insights

Howard Yu ( @HowardHYu ), the LEGO professor of management and innovation at the IMD business school in Switzerland, bluntly states, “No industry is failing faster than retail. While retailers have had data sources in the past, we’re now able to deliver new sources of insights at a faster rate. Thirty years ago few people would have predicted a growing number of consumers would complete much of their shopping using a mobile phone.

The decrease of air freight, an opportunity for commercial airlines?

KEPLER Consulting

Cargo decks of commercial planes are becoming an additional source of revenue to leverage. (2). In addition to being a source of alternative revenues when cargo demand is low or not profitable enough on some routes, the pods allow airline companies to differentiate their offers and “upgrade” their service level at lower costs, without structural modification of the seats and the cockpit. Air freight : situation and players. It is a bad time for air freight.

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Supply chain software demands continual attention

Supply Chain Movement

The freshness of the potatoes is crucial to the quality of our crisps, for example, which makes it necessary to be based close to the source. In the early days as many as 30 trucks were sometimes left waiting in France, loaded with finished products but unable to depart because someone in The Netherlands, Belgium or Switzerland hadn’t ticked the relevant box.”. IT supports quest for differentiation and innovation. Four years have elapsed since the introduction of the iPad.

Is electrifying the freight rail network cost prohibitive?

The Supply Chain Journal

Electrification of the rail network is more prevalent in Europe, with countries such as Switzerland making the decision around World War I to electrify its rail networks. Another question is what fuel sources generate that power: solar and wind sources or natural gas and coal.

Alibaba Grows its Cross-Border Capabilities

Logistics Trends and Insights

Recently, Alibaba announced the launch of 11 official country pavilions on its Tmall Global platform, including the US, New Zealand, Australia, Switzerland, France, Britain, Spain, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and Turkey. Country pavilions allow Chinese customers to shop for products sourced from specific countries, as well as offer other travel and cultural information. Alibaba’s latest quarterly earnings find the e-commerce giant still growing double-digits and still expanding.

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PKP Energetyka, launched the implementation of Ivalua’s state-of-the-art Procurement and Sourcing solution with the participation of OptiBuy. We offer a wide range of excellent Procurement solutions, using our global network of offices (in Poland, Czech, Switzerland, Germany and China), in-depth market knowledge and extensive set of IT tools.

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Is electrifying the freight rail network cost prohibitive?

The Supply Chain Journal

Electrification of the rail network is more prevalent in Europe, with countries such as Switzerland making the decision around World War I to electrify its rail networks. Another question is what fuel sources generate that power: solar and wind sources or natural gas and coal.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: arviem and KeyTone.

Global Trade Management

By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. arviem is headquartered in Switzerland. Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. International trade is the engine of global prosperity today. The size of global trade has nearly doubled since 1990. The healthy growth continues as world merchandise trade continues to grow with an average of 10% per year.

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