Posts tagged as 'green supply chain'

Willie Nelson and the Supply Chain: Let’s Go Back to the Start

LaurenBossers

Like many people, the other week I tuned into the Grammy Awards. I was partly driven to see how Whitney Houston was memorialized there, as undoubtedly others were. The show had its highest ratings since 1984—and its second-largest ever—attracting 39.9 million viewers. What ended up resonating the most with me that night, however, wasn’t a performance, or […]

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Happy (early) Earth Day! Green your supply chain with these resources.

JohnWesterveld

Happy (early) Earth Day to you! In honor of Earth Day tomorrow, I got you a little present. I put together a helpful list of links to sites that help you in your quest for a sustainable supply chain. No, No…it’s OK. You didn’t have to get me anything…but if you DID feel the need […]

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Sustainability in today’s strategic supply chain – insights from Kinexions

JohnWesterveld

Last week Kinaxis successfully hosted Kinexions 2010 – our annual user conference, which this year was held at the Kierland resort in Scottsdale.  With over 200 people in attendance, an impressive list of speakers, and three tracks of product workshops – it was certainly a full agenda….but wrapped in a very fun format.  Over the course of the […]

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Going green shouldn’t make you see red

JohnWesterveld

I saw an article in IndustryWeek the other day stating that according to the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI, the proposed reduction in ozone emissions would harm US manufacturers.  The report cites costs in the Trillions and job losses in the Millions. This really got me annoyed.  Why does it seem that every time there is a concerted […]

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How will the supply chain evolve as a result of ‘green’ pressures?

FranciniOrtiz

After attending the IndustryWeek webcast “Developing Greener Products: Trends in Product Stewardship and Corporate Sustainability” last April, I was thinking about how the supply chain we know today will evolve as a response to the ‘green’ pressure. Of course, we always talk about becoming leaner and implementing new processes and techniques that will make our […]

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Is collaboration the next supply chain optimizer?

JohnSicard
  • by John Sicard
  • Published

On June 15th, I had the privilege of presenting at the world first Chief Supply Chain Officer Summit alongside a very well-known and respected Supply Chain Leader. I say alongside because Angel Mendez, Senior Vice President of Customer Value Chain Management at Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO), really did the majority of the work. On this occasion, […]

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Seeing the green light: Time to get moving with environmental practices

JohnNafis
  • by John Nafis
  • Published

The latest edition of IndustryWeek’s Manufacturing Business Challenge has been published. This month’s challenge discusses a multinational manufacturer of engine and transmission components that is starting to get pressure to show its green/sustainable practices, including their management (i.e., reduction) of carbon emissions.  As a result, they are trying to figure out what tools and practices […]

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SCM predictions for 2010: Lessons from the retail world

TrevorMiles
  • by Trevor Miles
  • Published

Lora Cecere, while at AMR Research, published a list of predictions for 2010 that are CPG and retail focused, which is her specialty.  What is interesting about the list,  in my opinion anyway, is that we will see a lot of retail behaviour begin to percolate down the supply chain.  This is my first prediction, […]

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