Category: Sustainability in Supply Chain

UPS Accelerates Fleet Electrification Efforts with Investment in Arrival Produced EV Vans

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a follow-on to a prior blog highlighting United Parcel Service’s recent 2019 financial performance and revelation of a strong dependency on Amazon, by contrasting a related announcement from UPS on the acceleration of fleet electrification and investment in manufacturer Arrival EV vans.

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Featuring November 21 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our November 21, 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech, a brief synopsis of noteworthy supply chain management focused technology news which we believe would be of specific interest to our global-based blog readership. Included in this edition are highlights related to noteworthy announcements and/or developments related to: Convoy, Anheuser-Busch, Arch Systems and Flex.

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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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Motivations for Amazon’s Announced Acquisition of Rivian Electric Powered Delivery Vans

The Supply Chain Matters blog speculates as to the motivations of Amazon.com related to the online retailer’s announced intent to purchase upwards of 100,000 electric powered delivered vans from a little known start-up.

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March 8, 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Technology

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our March 8, 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech, a brief synopsis of noteworthy supply chain management focused technology news which we believe would be of specific interest to our global-based readership.

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Apple’s Announcement in Achieving 100 Percent Renewable Energy Use- More Work Remains

Global consumer electronics manufacturer Apple indicated this week that the company’s ten-year old goal to have all owned facilities 100 percent powered by renewable energy sources has been achieved. While Apple deserves credit for this achievement, the scope of this announcement does not include major elements of its global supply chain.

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Apple's Announcement in Achieving 100 Percent Renewable Energy Use- More Work Remains

Global consumer electronics manufacturer Apple indicated this week that the company’s ten-year old goal to have all owned facilities 100 percent powered by renewable energy sources has been achieved. While Apple deserves credit for this achievement, the scope of this announcement does not include major elements of its global supply chain.

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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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