All posts tagged supply chain

Labor Calls on U.S. to Purge Abuses from Government Supply Chain

Labor groups are calling on President Obama to clean up the federal supply chain after a recent New York Times article cited severe, unsafe working conditions and legal violations in foreign factories that supply uniforms and other clothing to the […]

Study Links Socially Responsible Supplier Selection to Better Financial Performance

A growing number of retailers and manufacturers have adopted policies aimed at making their supply chains transparent and free of environmental and human-rights abuses – moves that surely improve corporate image. A recent study suggests that “socially responsible supplier selection” […]

Europe Survey Finds Split Between Supply Chain Operations, Business Goals

Eighty percent of European supply chain leaders don’t see their company’s supply chain as enabling organizational business strategies, a recent survey found. Hitachi Consulting in September conducted a telephone survey of 100 supply chain executives and managers across nine countries […]

Can you launch a new warehouse site with a system in less than a week?

By Christian Miller Banneker Industries, a Rhode Island based 3PL, can. I think we can all agree that bringing up a new site fast brings with it lots of benefits: shortened time to value, happier customers and project sponsors. Now […]

MIT Study: Lower-Cost Suppliers Could Cause Biggest Hit in Case of Disruption

A manufacturer’s highest-cost supplier isn’t necessarily the one that will cause the biggest expense from a supply chain disruption, according to new research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. MIT Prof. David Simchi-Levi’s research found no connection between the total […]

2013 Green Supply Chain Award Winners

IHS, Patagonia and Ryder are among the companies that have made sustainability a core part of their supply chain strategy, according to Supply & Demand Chain Executive. The magazine has announced its 2013 Green Supply Chain award winners recognized for their achievements […]

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