Harmonizing product, nature and life with sustainable supply chains

Quintiq

Recently, Dassault Systèmes was recognized as the world’s most sustainable company by Corporate Knights in the 2018 Top 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World index. While the team challenge has officially concluded, Quintiq’s enthusiasm for sustainable solutions lives on.

Sustainability vs. profitability: Is it one or the other?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater How 25 multinational companies achieved sustainable supply chains. I’d like to think that most companies have moved beyond the point of believing that sustainable business practices aren’t a priority. Does your company have any sustainability measures in place?

Business Success through Sustainable SCM

SCM Research

Are business success and sustainability contradictory? The paper is titled Unlock the True Value of Your Supply Chain: Business Success through Sustainable Supply Chain Management. The authors states: “Sustainable Supply Chain Management (SSCM) can help drive positive business change by helping companies save costs, strengthen ‘license to operate’ and generate additional revenue streams.”

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Transform your supply chain’s sustainability impact by going beyond operational constraints

Quintiq

Here in part two, I will highlight how more drastic shifts to supply chain networks and operations can have a larger impact on sustainability. To jumpstart your sustainability efforts, contact Quintiq today. Retail Planning Sustainability Transport & Logistics

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

The sustainable supply chain is the future supply chain

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.

Setting a Course for Viable Sustainability

Supply Chain @ MIT

Featured Sustainability balancing green cutting ship emissions green supply chains innovations in the maritime industry MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics Professor Yossi SheffiSome 90% of the world’s goods are transported by sea.

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.

So, what does sustainability in retail actually look like?

Quintiq

First, it’s important to take a moment to reflect on the word ‘sustainability’, as it has become such a prominent buzzword in today’s world. Sustainability means different things to different people, companies and industries.

Consumers Abandon Sustainability When They Part With Green

Supply Chain @ MIT

Ask a consumer whether he or she supports a sustainable environment, and the chances are they will profess support. But when these individuals go to make a purchase they generally choose the cheaper product – even if it is less environmentally sustainable that more expensive options.

Can Supply Chains Become Truly Sustainable?

SCM Research

New NASA figures show that April 2016 was the seventh month in a row that broke global temperature records and NOAA data show that “[t]he globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for 2015 was the highest among all years since record keeping began in 1880” A second aspect of the sustainability debate relates to resource scarcity: Some metals might soon be in short supply. Making Sustainability Sustainable. Our world is in crisis!

Can Supply Chains Become Truly Sustainable?

SCM Research

New NASA figures show that April 2016 was the seventh month in a row that broke global temperature records and NOAA data show that “[t]he globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for 2015 was the highest among all years since record keeping began in 1880” A second aspect of the sustainability debate relates to resource scarcity: Some metals might soon be in short supply. Making Sustainability Sustainable. Our world is in crisis!

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.

ModusLink’s 2017 Corporate Sustainability Report Underscores Commitment to Enabling Sustainable Supply Chain for Customers

ModusLink Corporation

This week ModusLink unveiled its 2017 Corporate Sustainability Report, highlighting the organization’s commitment to helping customers achieve sustainability goals. ModusLink News Corporate Sustainability Global Reporting Initiative Fulfillment supply chain

Creating a Sustainable Earth Through Sustainable Manufacturing

Cerasis

In the decades that have followed, the emphasis on adopting eco-friendly practices, implementing sustainability measures, and protecting the environment has continued to grow, gaining traction across diverse industries , sectors, and settings — including the manufacturing world.

Smithfield Foods Improves its Brand with a Robust Sustainability Program

Logistics Viewpoints

Sustainability initiatives provide a way for global brands to improve their brand reputation and reduce risks of further damage to the brand. Smithfield has certainly upped their sustainability game. The post Smithfield Foods Improves its Brand with a Robust Sustainability Program appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Food & Beverage Industry Supply Chain Network Design Transportation Management Systems brand reputation Smithfield Foods supply chain Sustainability

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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.

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

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 sustainability

Teaching Case – Everything Is Connected: A New Era of Sustainability at Li & Fung

SCM Research

This is also the case for the 2018 category winner, which is titled Everything Is Connected: A New Era of Sustainability at Li & Fung. The case deals with the way how Li & Fung, a Hong-Kong-based trading company, reacted to the Rana Plaza disaster and other such events to ensure sustainable supply chain management. Teaching Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Sustainability Award Case Study

Jobs Sustainability and Robotics: An Endless Debate

Enterra Insights

The post Jobs Sustainability and Robotics: An Endless Debate appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Artificial Intelligence Business Cognitive Computing Jobs Sustainability Supply Chain Technology Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis

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. Such companies see the value in sustainability programs — and they'll be the ones to gain a competitive advantage for it.

Corporate Sustainability: Are Companies Vulnerable?

Supply Chain Shaman

“Supply chain sustainability” is the management of environmental, social and. Supply Chain Sustainability (definition). Since then, how have supply chain leaders and corporate sustainability leaders defined supply chain initiatives?

‘New’ Supply Chain Sustainability

Inventory and Supply Chain Optimization

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

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.

Jobs Sustainability: Little Time Remains to Implement Long-term Strategy

Enterra Insights

The post Jobs Sustainability: Little Time Remains to Implement Long-term Strategy appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Artificial Intelligence Business Cognitive Computing Jobs Sustainability Supply Chain Technology Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis

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.

Jobs Sustainability in the Age of Automation

Enterra Insights

The post Jobs Sustainability in the Age of Automation appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Artificial Intelligence Business Cognitive Computing Current Affairs Jobs Sustainability Supply Chain Technology Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis

Green Is the New Black: Why Green Manufacturing & Sustainability Matter

Cerasis

more companies are turning toward sustainable alternatives and methodologies (like green manufacturing) in boosting competitive advantage and increasing revenue, explains Stuart Hall of Global Manufacturing. In fact, the sustainable trend is becoming essential to all parts of manufacturing and supply chains, ranging from smart factories to green delivery trucks. What’s Driving More Companies to Embrace Sustainable Technologies and Methodologies?

Why Is Supply Chain Sustainability Becoming Increasingly Important in Manufacturing?

River Logic

The move to greater sustainability can be seen everywhere from small, local businesses to large multinational ones. While many companies identify the supply chain as the most difficult aspect of their business to make sustainable, it is also one of the most important.

Three Tips for Sustainable Packaging

ModusLink Corporation

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 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.

3PLs Drive Sustainable Supply Chain Solutions

PLS Logistics

More than 3,700 companies participate in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), an independent global system for companies to measure, disclose, manage and share climate and water information and sustainable initiatives.