Category Archives: Sustainability

Developing a Clearer Picture of Supply Chain Transparency

Developing a Clearer Picture of Supply Chain Transparency

Improving supply chain transparency is a high priority for companies, especially in industries such as foodservice where consumers and regulators are pushing for more publicly available information on how products are made and delivered. Increasing product complexity—growing demand for organic and gluten-free foods, for example—as well as food safety and security concerns, continues to driveRead More

Does Your Supply Chain Risk Management Strategy Hold Water?

Does Your Supply Chain Risk Management Strategy Hold Water?

Companies have come a long way in their ability to manage supply chain risk, but they urgently need to step-up their efforts in one key area: the threats posed by water scarcity. The Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) 2016 Annual Report of Corporate Water Disclosure, published in November 2016, provides a wake-up call. A total ofRead More

New Tool Brings Logistics Carbon Emissions into Sharp Focus

New Tool Brings Logistics Carbon Emissions into Sharp Focus

Companies can calculate the overall carbon footprint of a logistics operation using readily available estimation tools. However, to implement meaningful management decisions about cutting CO2 emissions, a more detailed analysis is necessary. The Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC), Zaragoza, Spain, in collaboration with multinational business group INCLAM, headquartered in Madrid, Spain, have developed a tool thatRead More

A Decision-Making Tool for Designing Reverse Logistics Networks

A Decision-Making Tool for Designing Reverse Logistics Networks

  The Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI) has initiated a research project to help enterprises design networks for reverse logistics operations that meet their organizational objectives. The project has three main goals: to identify the main factors that influence reverse channel network design decisions, to propose a framework for making these decisions, andRead More

Modular Refrigeration Units Could Reduce Cold Chain Costs in India

Modular Refrigeration Units Could Reduce Cold Chain Costs in India

A team of MIT and Harvard University students won the first-ever MIT Food and Agribusiness Innovation Prize this month for an idea to make India’s temperature-controlled supply chain for food — or cold chain — more affordable. The team, GoMango, is developing smart, modular, refrigerated shipping boxes that can be rented out individually to cut costsRead More