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 11/10 · 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
Posted 10/26 · 08:27 AM · LM Editorial
Does an emerging business model of “blended value” offer sufficient and sustainable profits?