global supply chains Articles

  • Rethinking the Global Supply Chain

    Shifting global dynamics and internal business process changes are compelling manufacturers and retailers to challenge the status quo and reinvent their supply chains Demand is a fickle thing. In today’s global, e-commerce-oriented economy, that one simple truth resonates. Against a backdrop of geopolitical provocations, social conflict, and oil price ...


    By LLamasoft, Inc.

  • Run the supply chain of tomorrow

    Internet of Things for your inventory control If you want to make effective decisions, the availability of high-quality online and real-time data is essential. From simple monitoring and visualization of tanks and silos through to monitoring on a global scale: Our modular solutions for inventory control guarantee complete inventory visibility 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, anywhere ...


    By Endress Hauser

  • If a tree falls in the supply chain

    Forests provide habitat for over half of the world’s terrestrial plant and animal species, mitigate climate change by sequestering carbon, and contribute the livelihoods of more than 1 billion people around the world. But they’re rapidly disappearing: 13 million acres of forests have been leveled each year over the past decade, largely due to the global demand for beef, palm oil, ...


    By Ensia

  • How green is your supply chain?

    Over the past ten years, protection of the environment has become a household concern and an industrial priority. Concerns about industrial pollution are often linked with the production of industrial waste and high energy usage. However, not just industry but all businesses have an environmental impact – even within the office environment there may be significant emission of greenhouse gases and ...


    By IMSM Ltd

  • 3 Characteristics of The Modern Supply Chain

    Today having a modern and agile supply chain can mean the difference between staying afloat and sinking.  Over 80% of businesses report experiencing at least one supply chain disruption in 2014.  With constant and rapidly changing market conditions, organizations need to be lean and flexible in order to respond to disruptions quickly and effectively. ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Improving the recycling supply chain - Case Study

    Antea Group's client engaged the Global Corporate Consultancy to coordinate a unique sustainability effort targeted at improving the recycling supply chain in Latin America. Specifically, the initiative was designed to improve conditions for ‘catadores’ or scavengers at the base of our client’s supply chain. Solution: This is an ongoing project where the Global ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • How to avoid buying in supply chain risk

    In an article first published on the Supply Management blog, Altius Managing Director Gary Plant advises on six vital steps procurement managers can take to cut supplier risk. A survey of Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) has revealed that supplier risk is a major concern. 45% of CPOs responding to the Global Procurement & Strategic Sourcing Data Survey conducted by Consero Group, named ...


    By Altius Vendor Assessment Ltd

  • Foxconn scandal offers supply chain lessons

    What do Apple, HP and Dell have in common – apart from making computers? They all source electronics from Foxconn, the beleaguered Chinese company under fire for working conditions at its factories. There is a clear lesson to be drawn from the ongoing Foxconn ...

  • Reputation Management and Quality Assurance throughout the Supply Chain

    Consumer driven economies abound, which is good news for retailers, manufacturers and brand owners, as well as criminals and fraudsters. How can the consumer goods industry protect itself from unscrupulous operators within the supply chain? The emergence and proliferation of global brands, international manufacturing and ever-growing supply chains, not only increase opportunities for ...


    By SGS

  • Improving Social and Ethical Compliance in the Supply Chain

    This white paper from BSI Entropy International’s CEO, Hewitt Roberts, provides an overview of the drivers for improving social and ethical performance of a company’s suppliers and the significant benefits of implementing web-based purpose-built management system software solutions to do so. Abstract In recent years, competitive pressures, globalization and increasingly discerning ...


    By BSI

  • Environment and resolutions to avoid discontinuity in supply chain management

    Supply chain management (SCM) is a quintessential area that entails numerous external factors that are both controllable and uncontrollable. Nature is indeed one of the most influential disruptor that affects a steady supply chain. The US Government has implemented many environmental laws and regulations to protect today's environment from pollutants caused by the general public, governmental ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • AFPM: Supply chain lessons follow tsunami

    Last year's tsunami in Japan disrupted supply chains globally, even shutting US car plants. What has the chemical supply chain learned from the experience? The earthquake and associated tsunami that devastated Japan in March 2011 also devastated the commerce that flows in and out of the country. Supply chains were cut and companies all over the world scrambled to find replacement ...


    By 3E Company

  • Increasing Environmental Commitment in Supply Chain Performance Management

    In 2015, China reinforced its environmental policies and laws, strengthening air and water pollution controls. Trend toward Environmental Commitment Almost immediately, polluters found themselves subject to litigation, for example, a group of chemical companies subjected to compensation demands for about US$26 million (1). China is supporting victims of ...


    By SGS

  • Beyond the Brand: leaders in supply chain environmental sustainability

    Companies ignore the magnitude of their supply chain environmental impacts - and the environmental and financial risks and opportunities that they represent-at their own peril, writes James Salo. Republished from Newsweek; with ...


    By Trucost Plc

  • Carbon Labelling: Impacting the Entire Supply Chain

    Carbon labeling is likely to be a powerful tool for informing consumers about the climate impacts of their  purchasing decisions, but generating and interpreting the data for an accurate  label is not without its challenges. Enhesa’s August 2011 webinar, attended by  over 200 EHS professionals, explored the potential effect of carbon labeling throughout  the entire ...

  • An empirical investigation of the contribution of supply chain design characteristics on supply chain risks in Indian automobile industry

    The importance of supply chain risk management is attracting the attention of academicians and business managers globally. As companies experience globalisation and cut throat competition, companies are forced to adopt measures to contain risk due to their supply chain design characteristics. The purpose of this paper is to identify supply chain design characteristics and investigate their ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 10 things you need to know about the circular economy

    10 things you need to know about the circular economy A working circular economy could be a practical solution to the planet’s emerging resource problems. Here’s 10 facts you should know. 1. Why do we need one? The circular economy is touted as a practical solution to the planet’s emerging resource crunch. Reserves of key resources such ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • 3E moves to address increasingly complex EHS, chemical management, supply-chain issues globally

    3E Company (Carlsbad, CA) is a provider of information technology (IT) products and services to help clients manage their environmental, health, and safety (EHS) compliance issues, their chemical data reporting requirements, and the environmental impacts of their supply chains and product life cycles on a global basis. The firm has continued to introduce new product and service lines—most ...


    By 3E Company

  • Improving sustainability in global supply chains with private certification standards: testing an approach for assessing their performance and impact potential

    Sustainable supply chain governance approaches aim for improvement of environmental and community living conditions at the developing country's side of the global supply chains. Impact evaluation in remote and multiple sourcing countries is hardly done in practice because of its complexity and costs. Evaluating the impact potential with this methodology enables an easier route for assessing and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainable supply chain governance systems: conditions for effective market based governance in global trade

    In this article I discuss the conceptualisation and existing empirical research on the creation of sustainable global product chains. This papers sets steps in moving from normative prescriptive approaches towards an empirical descriptive approach, comparing available research in various forms of global markets and types of commodities and lifting the analysis to the level of 'product channels' ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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