Category: Green and Sustainable Supply Chain

An Interview on Creating More Sustainable Business and Supply Chain Operations

Supply Chain Matters blog Executive Editor shares an interview conducted with Jon Chorley, Group Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at Oracle Corporation, on topics of sustainability and creating more sustainable business and supply chain operations.

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The Increased Importance of Ethical Supply Chain Commitments in Today’s Global Business Landscapes

The Supply Chain Matters blog explores ongoing business initiatives in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and the increased importance of technology-enabled Ethical Supply Chain efforts applied across broad B2B Business Networks.

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UNFI's Announced Acquisition of Supervalu- Another Indicator of Significant Industry and Supply Chain Change

There was a significant announcement that occurred in the U.S. grocery and natural foods sector last week, one that Supply Chain Matters believes will lead to subsequent impacts for food and grocery supply chains down the road.

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Revisiting 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Four

Supply Chain Matters continues with reviewing and self-scoring each of the 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains published at the beginning of this year. This Part Four posting provides an assessment of our prediction for global online shopping platform dominance among Alibaba and Amazon, and that business self-interest would fuel continued supply chain sustainability actions and initiatives.

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3M Supplier Survey Brings Forth Important Insights for Increased Supplier Collaboration

Diversified products manufacturer 3M conducted a survey among supply chain suppliers to hone in on current challenges related to the notions of supplier collaboration. What caught Supply Chain Matters attention was that important supplier collaboration challenges remain for procurement and supply chain teams.

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A Commentary Related to Denying Efforts to Combat Global Climate Change

Last week, President Donald Trump announced that the United States intends to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. Supply Chain Matters urges supply chain leaders and their respective teams to re-double ongoing sustainability efforts in all forms. Such efforts are good for business and ever more important, essential for the future of the planet.

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Describing an Exponential Organizational and Supply Chain Capability

In prior Supply Chain Matters blog coverage of the Oracle Modern Supply Chain technology conference we did not have the opportunity to share a compelling keynote describing an exponential organizational and supply chain capability. After additional reading and reflection, we do so now.

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Apple Declares a Long-Term Commitment Toward a Closed-Loop Materials Supply Chain

In its 2017 Environmental Update Report, Apple declared a goal towards implementing a closed-loop supply chain. This includes a pledge to end the company’s reliance on mined materials from the earth, and to one day, make its products from renewable or recycled materials. We applaud these efforts.

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2017 Predictions- The 3M Perspective on the Need for Bimodal Supply Chain Capabilities

In preparing our overall 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains, and specifically...

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Supply Chain Matters Unveils Ten 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains

At the start of the New Year, our parent, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group along with our...

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