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1. Supply chain logistics are increasingly integrated with ERP systems
There was a time when supply chain software was tightly focused on managing the transactions that went into processing orders. The software providers were specialized in EDI transactions - data files formatted ...
Created on 03 December 2018
2. Be a Supply Chain Hero by Jumping Ahead of the Pack
... of the supply chain that impact sustainability ranging from packaging materials to transport fuels. SC managers need to assess their responsibilities and actions as they consider partners and services, ...
Created on 16 April 2018
3. Hershey Works to Improve Supply Chain
The Hershey Company is pledging to stop stop child labour from occuring in its supply chain, reports Digital Supply Chain. The company is committing $500 million to the Cocoa for Good project.  ...
Created on 09 April 2018
4. Sustainability in the Chain
When we hear about ‘sustainability’ the idea immediately conjurs up images of green trees and recycled paper. And that’s pretty much been the focus of sustainability initiatives around the world for years. ...
Created on 05 March 2018
5. The Impact of Reverse Logistics
... in need among many other benefits. Travis Laws is the President of Worldwide Inventory Network Inc (WIN), a 501 (c)(3) public charity founded in 1991. WIN’s mission is to provide value and mutual sustainability ...
Created on 08 January 2018
6. Full-Circle Fraud: How the Equifax Breach Will Lead to Merchant Losses
Since the news first broke several weeks ago, we’ve learned that the Equifax breach is one of the biggest consumer security incidents in history - potentially affecting roughly 143 million Americans. With ...
Created on 10 October 2017
7. Sustainability Can Drive Innovation
In a guest article on the Spend Matters site, Jean Sweeney of 3M describes how sustainability and innovation can peacefully coexist. What can seem like a set of conflicting goals can be complementary and ...
Created on 14 March 2017
8. The Path to a Sustainable Supply Chain
Two of the major areas of focus for supply chain management, cost reduction and risk management, aren't necessarily what will drive sustainability.To improve as a sustainable enterprise, the emphasis need ...
Created on 09 March 2017
9. Benefits of Closed-Loop Supply Chains
The closed-loop supply chain seems to be a win-win for adopters who want to reduce their impact on the environment.The concept was discussed in a recent article by Andrew Deen on the Business 2 Community ...
Created on 23 February 2017
10. Another Look at Amazon in B2B
... with sustainability, minority supplier, and other social guidelines quite another. Peter Smith reviews the issue on the Spend Matters site HERE. ...
Created on 19 January 2017
11. Supply Chain Jobs of the Future
Attracting, developing, and retaining talent is one of the greatest challenges for supply chain managers. In a recent article in Forbes, Kevin O'Marah takes a longer view, projecting future roles that ...
Created on 19 January 2017
12. Is eCommerce Greener?
One aspect of ecommerce that's under the radar is its impact on the environment. Many of us might intuitively feel that taking driving out of the shopping experience would be a net positive, but a lot ...
Created on 12 January 2017
13. Megatrends for Supply Chains
Are there 'megatrends' out there affecting supply chain management? According to the keynote address at a recent conference, there are several and 3 are crucial.They include demographics, sustainability ...
Created on 29 November 2016
14. WalMart's Sustainability Goals for 2025
WalMart has pushed its supply chain sustainability goals for years and achieved impressive results. They've recently looked out to the year 2025 and have updated goals and created new ones.WalMart may pus ...
Created on 14 November 2016
15. CSCMP Conference Highlights
'Tis the season for supply chain conferences, apparently. Dan Gilmore from the Supply Chain Digest recently attended the CSCMP shindig in Orlando and came through with a great summary of the presentations.Dell's ...
Created on 26 October 2016
16. REI Builds a Sustainable DC
When we think about supply chain sustainability, something as basic as warehouse design doesn't typically come to mind.It's extremely important, though, and an acknowledged leader in sustainability, RE ...
Created on 30 August 2016
17. What's Your Higher Purpose?
When your kid asks you why you do what you do for a living, how do you answer? If you're in the supply chain field, identifying the true value added by your profession is a good start.Dr. Madhav Durbha ...
Created on 30 August 2016
18. Visibility is Key to Sustainability
Supply chain visibility is important for a number of reasons to which you've probably been exposed. One that's a little under the radar is sustainability.You have to know what's out there in order to meas ...
Created on 04 July 2016
19. Building Supply Chain Sustainability Goals
Supply chain sustainability is a topic that was once considered a 'soft target', but is now embedded in the strategies of most large companies.Jim Barnes has studied why companies embrace sustainabilit ...
Created on 07 June 2016
20. Is Same-Day Delivery Sustainable?
Same-day delivery, on-demand delivery, whatever you want to call it, it's a challenge for every e-tailer. Although we know customers want it, can retailers do it profitably and will those folks buying ...
Created on 02 June 2016