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Engage to Cut Supply Chain Emissions, CDP Urges

The Climate Disclosure Project (CDP) has praised food and beverage companies like Coca-Cola, Nestle and Kellog for their climate leadership and supplier engagement efforts.The CDP's Global Supply Chain Report, released in January 2018, is based on climate, water and deforestation-related…

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UK Technology & Supply Chain Trends in Electronic Manufacturing

It isn't just the OCMs (Original Component Manufacturers) who face challenging decisions when it comes to technology in the supply chain. The EMS (Electronics Manufacturing Service) buyers also have challenges, as suppliers and distributors are allocating products, using customers’ buying…

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Parliament Shapes Digital Supply Chain Across UK & Germany

Legislation performs an important role by clarifying where the responsibility to ensure best practice lies. Whether we’re talking about the new GDPR legislation or the Modern Slavery Act, you'll find two commonalities — disclosure and due diligence — each requiring…

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Impact of New Tax Law Changes on US Manufacturing wanted to fully understand how the US tax code changes that happened last December would impact US manufacturers. Here's a summary of that effect from the accountants at BDO. This table pulls it all together in a comprehensive way…

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6 Ways to Avoid Getting Stuck Without Inventory

Today, we are experiencing a global innovation boom with connected gear in everything from consumer electronics to automotive manufacturing. It's a boom showing no sign of slowing in the foreseeable future. On the contrary, in fact, data is now showing…

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Better Management Needed to Fix Antibiotic Supply Chain Shortage

According to a white paper released by Access to Medicine Foundation (AMF), “Pharmaceutical companies must bring a step change in their practices for stock and inventory management, improve their agility in response to shortages, and communicate information about their plans…

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Demand for Higher Salaries for Supply Chain Operations

APICS recently conducted a salary report surveying more than 2,600 supply chain professionals, and the results are in. In 2017, 90% of those surveyed received on average a 3% wage increase over the previous year, and those who hold titles…

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Blockchain Could Help Prevent E. Coli

Just a few weeks ago, the earliest signs of an outbreak of E. Coli surfaced in New Jersey. Shortly thereafter, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported that 121 people in 25 states had been infected. While health officials…

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