Tag Archives: supply chain management

Driving ESG Goals Through the Supply Chain

Determining if your suppliers are helping or hurting your drive to net-zero and other business sustainability goals is easier said than done. New supply chain mapping and monitoring tools are helping crack the code.

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Moving Beyond Visibility: Transparency Is Essential for Resilient Supply Chains

By Mary Lou Jay “I think of visibility as akin to being able to simply see something. But transparency literally means to see through something and how it connects to other things. Transparency is like the extra medical information you would get if you had access to an X-ray,” said Darren Prokop, professor of logistics at the College of Business ...

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Pandemic Spurs Supply Chain Reset

Digital technologies mitigate risk, allowing organizations to focus on better inventory management, planning for disruptions, future growth and other operational concerns. By Sara Pearson Specter The coronavirus lockdowns revealed shortcomings in many supply chains: cutting off supplies of raw materials and components; impacting labor with social distancing guidelines; increasing online consumer buying habits. As a result, many organizations’ supply chains ...

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WERC Matters: Annual Metrics Study

By Michael Mikitka Annually, for the past 18 years, the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) has undertaken a benchmarking study, DC Measures, to determine which warehousing and distribution performance metrics are most used by operations managers in facilities nationwide. Conducted every January, the research seeks to eradicate bad warehousing practices by asking respondents to report their actual levels of ...

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