Sustainability

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.

Five strategies to make procurement more sustainable

Thursday, May 30, 2024 · Pierre-François Thaler and Matias Pollmann-Larsen
A recent report from Accenture and EcoVadis found that delivering on sustainability goals is a top driver in 71% of procurement programs.

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.

World Trade Centers offers a helping hand to create resilient, interconnected supply chains

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 · Brian Straight
Building resilient supply chains requires trust, and the World Trade Centers is helping foster that with locations around the globe, connecting companies with local resources.

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.

Technology’s role in mending supply chain fragility after recent disruptions

Thursday, April 25, 2024 · Tony Harris
With the help of digital tools and a collaborative business network, businesses can home in on potential impacts from unavoidable disruptions and ensure all stakeholders are prepared for whatever comes next.

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.

More complex trade-offs are necessary to maintain a high-performing supply chain

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 · Brian Straight
As supply chains have become more complex, so too have the decisions necessary to maintain performance, and that is causing ripple effects throughout organizations as companies seek to reimagine their supply chains.

Dun & Bradstreet Finds Most Supply Chains are Underprepared for Big Disruptions

Monday, March 11, 2024 · Amy Wunderlin
Despite the proliferation of technology to ease the process, most smaller businesses are not prioritizing the strengthening of their supply chains.

PepsiCo’s Supply Chain Journey to ‘Always Everywhere’

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 · Brian Straight
PepsiCo is known for its iconic food and beverage items, but it required partnering with other organizations to truly remake its supply chain on a journey to be “always everywhere” for its customers.

Ethical Procurement is a Process Not to be Ignored

Friday, March 1, 2024 · Brian Straight
Procurement processes must now consider ethical sourcing as a key element, and one that can significantly harm the organization if not followed.

Lives Depend on the Success of the Life Sciences Supply Chain

Monday, February 26, 2024 · Brian Straight
Nearshoring efforts and climate impacts regularly disrupting supply chains are just two of the challenges facing the life sciences supply chain, and lives are at stake if it fails.

Rethinking Strategy for a Circular World

Monday, December 11, 2023 · Joshua Hinkel and Tessa Bysong
Companies at the forefront of the circularity shift have begun identifying and investing in the new structures and processes required to replace linear business models. As these new market dynamics develop, industries will be able to go circular at a faster pace.
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