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Sustainable Manufacturing for Sustainable Supply Chains

Logistics Viewpoints

For many companies, this process begins with an overhaul of their manufacturing processes, looking at ways to promote sustainable manufacturing. Sustainable manufacturing is one step in the process of building sustainable supply chains. What exactly is sustainable manufacturing? Not all emissions are created equally.

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Siemens EcoTech: Driving Sustainable Transformation of Industry

Logistics Viewpoints

Aside from creating products that have sustainable benefits, Siemens has increased the value of their offerings by focusing on the traceability and data verification of their products. They are working on combining the real and the digital world as they believe digitalization is a key enabler for sustainability.

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The Importance of Sustainability Benchmarking

Logistics Viewpoints

The notion of going green is a hot topic as companies and countries look at their overall environmental impact and search for ways to be more sustainable. However, supply chain sustainability can go well beyond these initiatives. So, what can companies do to get started on a sustainability journey?

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Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD): Addressing the Entire Value Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Following 45 days of negotiations, the European Council approved a watered-down version of the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive. The directive aims to foster “sustainable and responsible corporate behavior and to anchor human rights and environmental considerations in companies’ operations and corporate governance.”

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Five Best Practices for Balancing Costs, Risks, and Sustainability

In the face of volatile macroeconomic conditions and other complex challenges, supply chain and procurement pros must strike a tough balance between seemingly contradictory demands: boosting performance and sustaining and extending business operations, all while meeting customers’ needs.

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Equipping Corporate Sustainability Teams with Supply Chain Planning Tools

AIMMS

Global supply chain leaders are increasingly recognizing the importance of establishing in-house sustainability expertise.

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Sustainability Q&A: Building Sustainable Supply Chains

John Galt

In this Q&A with MIT Research Scientist Dr. Velázquez, we discuss supply chain sustainability challenges, research findings, and recommendations.

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Rethinking Direct Materials Sourcing: The Tools You Need To Manage Costs, Risks and Sustainability

Direct materials sourcing is evolving, with procurement now tasked not only with cost efficiency but managing sustainability and risk management. The environment is marked by heightened demand and expectations, compounded by challenges such as rising input prices, supply chain disruptions and geopolitical tensions.

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Resilience and Sustainability in the Cost-Plus World

Almost 69% of businesses fear they’ll lose 10% of their revenues in 2022 due to supply chain disruptions, according to a GEP sponsored report from The Economist. How can companies mitigate risks and build supply chain resilience? Find out how!

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Rethinking Supply Chains for Greater Efficiency, Resiliency, and Sustainability

Supply Chains have 3 key priorities: building resiliency, reducing costs and driving ESG performance. Read the new GEP-sponsored report by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services for strategies and digital solutions to achieve these goals.

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The Digital Levers You Need to Achieve Sustainable Cost Reduction

For supply chain and procurement pros, cost reduction is a top priority today. This timely new paper from GEP explores powerful and effective digital levers that can help you to slash costs and create more value for the business. Read it now.

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5 Data Roadblocks to Overcome in the Journey to Net-Zero Emissions

CPOs are now being measured on sustainability targets. This GEP-sponsored Supply Management Insider guide breaks down the data barriers to meeting sustainability goals. How can they meet this new challenge?

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The Greener Last Mile

Sustainability is no longer a “nice to have.” It’s a must-have. Consumers can see through brands’ green-washing. Here are the biggest and easiest opportunities for shippers looking to "green up" their shipping footprint.

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How to Achieve True Net-Zero Emissions: An Action Plan for Supply Chain Leaders

To achieve sustainability, many firms set lofty net-zero emissions goals. However, meeting them is easier said than done. This GEP whitepaper shows why supply chain leaders should take steps now, and offers an action plan for moving forward.

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Webinar On-Demand: 3 Ways to Make Your Operational Execution More Robust With S&OE

Speaker: Sander van Lokven and N.S. Krishnan

This keeps the supply chain out of firefighting mode, smoothens relationships with customers and suppliers, and helps sustain margins by reducing the cost to serve. S&OE provides an early warning system that helps business stakeholders sense and optimize their responses. How S&OE is different from S&OP & the gap that exists.