supply chain management

Advancing the Circular Economy through Shared Value

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The need and the opportunity to transition to a circular economy—an economic model that is restorative and regenerative by design—have become clear to many industries over the last 5 years. Companies like Apple and Google are innovating or redesigning their products and services to minimize resources utilized in production and to promote reuse and recycling of their products.

Avnet Innovation Lab-supported Venture Gets Major Coke Endorsement

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A recently-released report from XL Hybrids, a start-up offering systems to convert new or existing fleets to hybrid vehicles, details how beverage giant Coca-Cola was able to reduce the fuel consumption of its delivery fleet in North America by 20 percent after converting 280 service vans with XL Hybrids’ XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System.

HanesBrands Announces CDP 2016 Water and Supply Chain Report Scores

Company Earns A- and B Ratings, Scoring Ahead of CDP Program Averages in Peer Comparison
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., January 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ - HanesBrands (NYSE: HBI), a leading global marketer of everyday basic apparel under world-class brands, today announced that it earned above-average scores for water management and supply chain after voluntarily disclosing data for the CDP 2016 Climate Change Report. CDP, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, is a global disclosure system that enables companies and other entities to measure and manage environmental impacts.

In Pursuit of Transparency: The Case for Leveraging Supply Chain Management Platforms

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After interviewing 70 leading companies, the UN Global Compact and EY found that companies are overcoming supply chain transparency challenges by leveraging supply chain platforms.

Creating a Net Positive Impact from Sustainable Supply Chain Management

The Rainforest Alliance President, Tensie Whelan, Describes Leading-Edge Practices for Sustainable Sourcing
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Since the 1980s The Rainforest Alliance has collaborated with industry to address the root causes of macro environmental challenges. Today, they are an influential stakeholder for companies looking to integrate sustainability across their full value chain.

Senior Vice President And Chief Supply Chain Officer For The Global CPG Company Will Collaborate On Industry Best Practices

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SCM World, the supply chain talent development partner for the world’s leading companies, today announced that Sandra MacQuillan, Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer for Kimberly-Clark, is joining SCM World’s Executive Advisory Board (EAB).

Will Conflict Minerals Soon be an All In One Supplier Code of Conduct?

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After two years of running through Conflict Minerals Compliance Programs, the regulated community is asking, where do we go from here?  What are the appropriate steps forward to create a more efficient process that will not be heavily scrutinized by regulators and NGOs?  In looking at reporting information for 2013 and 2014, very few Form SDs or Conflict Minerals Reports provide extensive discussion on process, more specifically relating to sustainability and transparency in the supply chain.  Many have focused on response rates, suggesting that the Reasonable Country of Origin (RCOI) rates

Alcatel-Lucent’s Commitment to Supply Chain Safety

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As the Senior Director of EHS and Sustainability for Alcatel-Lucent, Barry Dambach leads programs that affect 60,000 employees at 600 facilities around the world. At the upcoming EHS Management Forum in Austin, Mr. Dambach will share details about the role of safety in the company’s sustainability program, which includes a strong emphasis on supplier management. We spoke with him recently to get a sneak peek at his presentation.

Get to the Heart of the Auto Industry - Supply Chain Management and Your Business

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The supply chain is truly the heart of the automotive industry. It's what moves products, creates business relationships, and builds products consumers purchase over and over again. Clearly, your business needs to take supply chain management into consideration - but how do you determine where your products fall in the larger picture? What is the supply chain, really, and how can your business become a trusted part of it? Read more

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