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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.

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.

‘New’ Supply Chain Sustainability

Inventory and Supply Chain Optimization

Three Tips for Sustainable Packaging

Value Unchained

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.

The Sustainable Supply Chain: Realizing Costs Savings and Increased Efficiencies Through Data Discovery

The sustainable supply chain is the future supply chain

Sustainable Supply Chains: A Country Comparison

SCM Research

The global not-for-profit organization CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) has published a report: Supply Chain Sustainability Revealed: A Country Comparison. The report reveals that suppliers in France, the UK, Spain and Germany are identified as the most sustainable ones, whereas suppliers in China, Italy and the U.S. Practice Globalization Procurement Report Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Sustainability

Three Years Later Big Brands Recognize Need for Sustainable Supply Chains

The 21st Century Supply Chain

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.

How to Sustain a Lean Culture in Manufacturing & Supply Chain


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? Once implemented, Lean has to be sustained.

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Looking at the sustainable supply chains behind some classic Valentine’s Day favorites

The 21st Century Supply Chain

One of those factors is sustainability and accountability. This means, in addition to growth and profitability goals, companies must pursue sustainable development, including environment protection, social justice and equity, and economic development.

Re-skilling is Key to Industry 4.0 Jobs Sustainability

Enterra Insights

Jobs Sustainability appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Artificial Intelligence Business Cognitive Computing Jobs Sustainability Supply Chain Technology Big Data Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelisBack in 1933, MIT Professor Dugald C.

Sustainable Logistics: Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics


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.

How to Make Your Supply Chain Sustainable, Efficient & Affordable


By Bruce Myers, Director, Chainalytics APAC There’s an odd misconception floating around that goes like this: Sustainable supply chains are prohibitively expensive and provide little or no ROI for months or even years. To add more confusion, sustainability initiatives vary from country to country and in complexity and business/environmental goals—from greenhouse gas emissions reductions to […].

Walmart Has One of The World’s Most Sustainable Supply Chains? Really?

Logistics Viewpoints

There are various lists that include the world’s most sustainable companies: Corporate Knights, the Climate Performance Leadership Index, and others. Walmart is doing more in sustainability, particularly in the supply chain area, than they are given credit for. Just for Fun supply chain SustainabilityWalmart does not make those lists. None of them. In contrast, there seems to be some sort […].

Supply Chain Sustainability Takes Root

Inbound Logistics

Whether to help the environment or just to cut costs, companies are making lean and green changes with a major impact

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Sustainable Business Models Require a Revolution of SCM

SCM Research

What we will see are totally new business models or as Unruh (2015) puts it in a nutshell: “A rule-of-thumb I give managers is that if your sustainability performance indicators only improve when customers use your product less often , it means you’re in trouble.” Practice Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Sustainability TrendThe United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP 21) has begun near Paris today.

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


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

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.

3 Uses of IoT Tech Spurring Sustainability in Supply Chains


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.

Increasing Sustainability at Distribution Centers

Ryder Exchange

When most shippers and transportation managers consider sustainable practices in the trucking and logistics industry, they envision vehicles running on advanced fuels or companies pursuing earth-friendly practices over the road.

Customers demand more sustainable supply chains

Supply Chain Movement

Sustainable sourcing is a fast developing requirement, driven by customers. When choosing a supplier or making buying decisions, 96% of the companies consider sustainability aspects, with low environmental impact as the most important aspect (56%).

Supporting Sustainability Throughout the Supply Chain

Inbound Logistics

Companies can support sustainability throughout their supply chains with these approaches

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

SCM Research

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. His studies focus on the management of sustainability, risk and innovation under different supply chain structures.

4 Important Benefits of a Sustainable Reverse Logistics Strategy


Data breaches may not sound as though they have a particular relation to sustainability, but a company’s sustainability is measured by its ability to maintain happy customers while reducing impact on the Earth. Unfortunately, a failing company is more likely to forget about recycling as part of IT Asset Disposal, and the business’s level of sustainability falters. Business owners face endless decisions throughout all aspects of the supply chain.

Seven steps to support a sustainable S&OP culture

Supply Chain Movement

In this way we can impact the culture as ‘imbedded company behaviours will drive a sustainable company culture, which will last over time’. Here are seven steps to start building your sustainable S&OP culture: 1.

Sustainable Supply Chains Begin with Trust

Material Handling & Logistics

Many companies struggle with establishing sustainable supply chains because they attempt to enforce it through leverage, not partnership. Suhas Apte and Jagdish Sheth.

GS1 Registry: Achieving Food Security with Sustainable Farming Standards


During the United Nation General Assembly SDG Summit, GS1 CEO and President, Miguel Lopera, shared collaborative ways on how public and private companies can use Big Data and technology to promote sustainable farming practices.

Sustainable Procurement Finally Getting Its Own Standard


A new post discussed the development of a sustainable procurement standard developed by the International Standards Organization. ISO 20400 , Sustainable procurement – Guidance, has just reached a second draft international standard stage, meaning interested parties can submit feedback via their ISO member on the draft before final publication in 2017. It’s about time that the concept of sustainable procurement has a standard established around it.

Sustainable Warehousing – Make Earth Day Last All Year

Ryder Exchange

Yet, along with its successful green trucking initiatives, including low emission vehicles and conversion to natural gas, Ryder has found an equally impressive solution right in the distribution center: a commitment to sustainable practices and recycling of packing materials and other re-usable items. Sustainability Warehousing & Distribution Management

The Role of Sustainability in the Modern Supply Chain

Supply Chain Matters

Green and Sustainable Supply Chain Oracle Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Supply Chain Strategy Supply Chain Technology Sustainability in Supply Chain #OracleMSCE business benefits of sustainability initiatives Oracle Corporation Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience Supply chain Matters blogLast week this author attended Oracle’s Modern Supply Chain Experience conference held in San Jose California.

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. The Science of Sustainable Supply Chains.

Why 98% of Companies Do Not Achieve Their Sustainability Goals

Material Handling & Logistics

Only 2% of corporate sustainability programs achieve or exceed their aims, compared to 12% of other corporate transformation programs. read more. Global Supply Chain News

What Is New in Sustainability Reporting? What Do Supply Chain Professionals Need to Know About It?

Logistics Viewpoints

So for example, a vice president of procurement can look at this chart and realize that while their company is only screening business partners on ethics and sustainability issues to a very limited extent, there is a good chance that in a few years his company will require his department to do so much more extensively because this is where this industry is headed. Sustainability Industry materiality reports IQMS

Jobs Sustainability: Robot Fostered Unemployment is Not Destiny

Enterra Insights

The post Jobs Sustainability: Robot Fostered Unemployment is Not Destiny appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Artificial Intelligence Business Current Affairs digital enterprise Jobs Sustainability Supply Chain Technology Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis

Diversifying the Supply Chain in Sustainable Ways

Supply Chain Expert Community

I interviewed Leona Charles who discussed Diversifying the Supply Chain in Sustainable Ways. Today we're speaking with Leona Charles who is the owner of SPC Business Consulting, LLC, and the topic for today's discussion is diversifying the supply chain in sustainable ways.

How to Enhance Sustainable Supply Chain Efforts through Transparency

Material Handling & Logistics

Reaching the Supply Chain Sustainability Tipping Point

Supply Chain Network

Since the 1990’s I’ve been writing about sustainability, cap & trade and carbon footprints mainly in the realm of logistics and supply chain as that’s where I live.