Topic: Sustain­ability



Green transportation and logistics: Strategies for sustainable supply chains

The transportation and logistics industries are a cornerstone of economic growth and global trade, facilitating the movement of goods and services across borders and continents. However, this vital…

One door closes, a better one opens

The sense of resolve out there seems at first counterintuitive, given the holding pattern of weak demand and continued uncertainty, even after COVID. Inflation, China de-risking, the brutality of…

AI liftoff delayed?

Artificial intelligence is everywhere these days. But what if it isn’t? I would guess that at least 50%, and probably closer to 70%, of the article pitches I receive these days involve AI. Most…

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Green transportation and logistics: Strategies for sustainable supply chains

Friday, July 5, 2024 · Sudhir Makkar
The transportation and logistics industries are a cornerstone of economic growth and global trade, facilitating the movement of goods and services across borders and continents. However, this vital sector’s reliance on fossil fuels and outdated practices has inadvertently…
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One door closes, a better one opens

Friday, July 5, 2024 · Suketu Gandhi, Rupal Deshmukh, Gillis Jonk, and Sachin Narang
The sense of resolve out there seems at first counterintuitive, given the holding pattern of weak demand and continued uncertainty, even after COVID. Inflation, China de-risking, the brutality of Ukraine and Gaza, attacks on Suez shipping, Panama Canal drought, hacked data and…
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AI liftoff delayed?

Friday, July 5, 2024 · Brian Straight
Artificial intelligence is everywhere these days. But what if it isn’t? I would guess that at least 50%, and probably closer to 70%, of the article pitches I receive these days involve AI. Most conversations I’ve had at conferences this year have at least touched on AI and…

Procter & Gamble’s Amy Rardin announced as NexGen Supply Chain keynote speaker

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 · Brian Straight
Amy Rardin has proven successful at finding innovative solutions that lead to supply chain wins at Procter & Gamble. She will share some of that knowledge with the NextGen Supply Chain Conference audience in her keynote address.

Navigating global elections: A blueprint for supply chain resilience

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 · Mirko Woitzik
With major countries such as the U.S., India and Taiwan holding elections this year, supply chains face an uncertain path toward resiliency.

Value chains need rewiring. Are manufacturers up to the task?

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 · Brian Straight
While strategic intent to rewire global value chains is there, many manufacturers are falling short, focusing on incremental change that will not be enough to remain competitive, a new report says.

Building corridors to a greener future

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 · Elizabeth Bruttomesso and Shruti Pant
An analysis of electric trucks, barges and rail showed varying degrees of benefits when attempting to move cargo from a port to a warehouse in this MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics SCM Capstone project.

Problematic perspectives on EPA’s latest greenhouse gas standards

Friday, May 31, 2024 · Andrew Balthrop
New EPA regulations seeking to reduce carbon emissions of heavy-duty trucks are problematic for many reasons and will create additional supply chain concerns.

Why did my Amazon order arrive in a giant box?

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 · Rosemary Coates
Sustainability should be on every supply chain professional’s agenda and should include programs for suppliers, transportation, site location, warehousing, contract manufacturing, and packaging.

Inflation continues to have a wide-ranging impact on supply chains

Monday, May 13, 2024 · Brian Straight
Inflation continues to impact various areas of supply chains, which are still dealing with ongoing disruptions, a Blue Yonder executive survey has found.

Bridging the ESG gap in supply chain management: From ambition to action

Monday, April 29, 2024 · Vivek Ghelani and Marisa Brown
To bridge the chasm between ESG aspiration and implementation, businesses must refine their focus on the ESG agenda to clearly define the importance of environmental, social, and governance factors within organizational policies and strategies, with a focus on execution.

Few executives believe their supply chains can respond quickly to disruptions

Friday, April 26, 2024 · Brian Straight
Only 17% of supply chain leaders say their company is prepared to respond to a major disruption within 24 hours, a Kinaxis survey has found.

Investor expectations influencing supply chain decision-making

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 · Brian Straight
Supply chain sustainability is increasingly an imperative for shareholders, and it is leading managers to consider investor relations in decision-making.

40% of procurement leaders ignoring sustainability, study reveals

Thursday, April 4, 2024 · Brian Straight
Many procurement professionals are ignoring sustainability initiatives as they battle pressure to control spend.

How to Create Real Retailer-Brand Loyalty

Monday, February 19, 2024 · Norman Katz
Supply chain execution, from one end to the other, is the new competitive edge, and this applies whether you are the brand or whether you are the retailer. Working collaboratively is the glue that holds it together.
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