Sustainability

How to Reduce Waste in the Supply Chain

Waste reduction is more important that ever in the modern supply chain—here are several ways to go about it. This week our friends from the Compactor Management Company are contributing to our blog. The Compactor Management Company is a company that “has been providing all types of businesses with industrial trash and garbage compactors and balers.” …

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Circular Supply Chain – What is it and Why is it Important?

With companies putting greater emphasis on sustainability than ever before, it’s critical to understand what a circular supply chain is and how it functions.  Today’s supply chain is one that caters its practices and operations to customer demands as precisely possible. In turn, few things rank more highly on the list of customer concerns than sustainability. Not only that, but the need for …

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Ebook: Going Green: Sustainability in Supply Chains

More than ever, companies are realizing the importance of making sustainability a priority in their supply chains—this is how they’re making that transition.  Sustainability is quickly becoming a necessity rather than a choice. This isn’t only for regulatory reasons, though avoiding fines and penalties certainly is important to companies. Rather, companies are recognizing that making their supply …

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5 Steps for Moving Supply Chains Closer to Sustainability

The need for sustainability in supply chains is greater than ever—here’s how they can transition towards it in 5 critical steps.   Sustainability is a word that’s growing more prominent in the world of supply chains. And for good reason. Not only does it make environmental sense, but is also makes business sense. Whether it’s a result of …

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eBook: The Importance of Integrating Supply Chain Sustainability into Your Business

From meeting consumer demands to building credible and corporately responsible brands, Supply Chain Sustainability (SCS) is integral to an organizations success. In addition to achieving transparency, flexibility and speed, supply chains must also consider sustainability as a top priority. SCS encompasses the economic, social, legal and most importantly, environmental features of a supply chain. It …

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eBook: Sustainability Best Practices for Key Areas of a Supply Chain

Over the last decade, consumers, shareholders, investors and nonprofit’s have become increasingly concerned about supply chain sustainability. Several high-profile disasters and the acceleration of global climate change has made sustainability a priority for many. National governments and international governing bodies are also showing their support. The United Nation’s (UN) 2013 Global Corporate Sustainability Report looked …

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Nintendo: How a Customer-Centric Philosophy Affects the Supply Chain – Part 2

While modern companies focus on providing exceptional service, Nintendo continues to focus on extraordinary products with a Customer-Centric approach. In our last post, we began exploring the reasons behind Nintendo’s history of not meeting consumer demand. Many of its gaming consoles, software, peripherals and promotional items in the last 20 years have seen instances of …

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New Life for Retired Shipping Containers?

Shipping containers are great for transportation, but did you know they can also fulfill an important construction role? If there’s an item synonymous with shipping, its shipping containers. Whether they are moved through land, air or sea, shipping containers play a crucial role in supply chains. In 2014 alone, the number of these containers moved …

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Sustainability in Shipping: Solar Sails and the Return of Wind Power

On Tuesday, Denmark’s Maersk Tankers announced that it will begin testing the use of special sails, developed by Norsepower, on one of it’s oil tankers. If the technology proves promising, the company could go onto to add them to a further four dozen ships, bringing back wind power to shipping. It isn’t just any old …

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3 Reasons to Improve Transparency in Your Supply Chain

Transparency has been the promise of many CEOs and businesses in recent years. That’s for good reason, customers want to know where the products and the parts came from. “Consumers, governments, and companies are demanding details about the systems and sources that deliver the goods. They worry about quality, safety, ethics, and environmental impact” writes …

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