Latest news and insight on how logistics, transportation, port, and supply chain organizations are implementing sustainable practices in an effort to become better stewards of the environment.
Posted 11/12 · 10:59 AM · SCMR Editorial
Part 7 in our series on "Back to Basics - "The Many Benefits of Supply Chain Collaboration." This article explains how Supply Chain Collaboration benefits extend beyond improved efficiency and effectiveness to include helping all the supply chain members meet customer demands, grow markets, and increase competitive market share.
Posted 11/10 · 12:53 PM · SCMR Editorial
Company sustainability ratings are proliferating as the environmental, social, and governance agenda steadily migrates from the margins to the mainstream of capital, procurement, and consumer markets
Posted 11/10 · 05:45 AM · SCMR Editorial
In our last posting, we began outlining some of the aspects that make energy unique among purchased items and why a “one set and forget” or “one size fits all” purchasing procedure does not apply.
Posted 11/09 · 09:59 AM · SCMR Editorial
How can a company reduce impacts along the product life cycle, and what value chain strategies can be implemented to make this happen? This vexing question and several others were addressed by a panel convened for the BSR conference in New York last week.
Posted 11/09 · 08:31 AM · LM Editorial
Following two straight weeks at $3.067 per gallon for diesel gasoline, the price per gallon rose 4.9 cents to $3.116 per gallon for the week of November 8. This marks the sixth straight week of the average price per gallon at $3 or more
Posted 11/09 · 06:11 AM · SCMR Editorial
“Beyond the Factory Gates: Extending Sustainability into the Logistics and Transportation Sector,” proved to be one of the more compelling panel discussions at last week’s BSR conference in New York.
Posted 11/08 · 03:00 PM · SCMR Editorial
Despite continuing uncertainty about the world’s economy, most survey respondents embrace CSR/sustainability as part of their core strategies and operations in the next five years
Posted 11/08 · 09:26 AM · SCMR Editorial
Part 6 in our seven-part series on "Back to Basics - Managing The Basic Supply Chain Functions." The Service Side of Supply Chain Management - Service traditionally has been viewed as part of the market offering. However, by thinking of supply chain management services in this way, we are focusing on service as a noun, we need to think of service as a verb. This concept is known as service dominant logic.
Posted 10/29 · 08:38 AM · SCMR Editorial
Part 5 in our series on "Back to Basics - Managing The Basic Supply Chain Functions."Effective Returns Management in an Integrated Supply Chain." Returns management should no longer be the ugly step-child of the supply chain. Rather, effective returns management can improve a firm’s profitability, enhance customer relationships, and be an essential part of an integrated supply chain management strategy.
Posted 10/29 · 08:32 AM · SCMR Editorial
Eyefortransport’s 4th Sustainable Supply Chain Summit in San Francisco examined some of the more challenging aspects of “corporate responsibility” and outsourcing this week