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German Bundestag passes new law on supply chain ethics 

German Bundestag passes new law on supply chain ethics  | Supply chain News and trends | Scoop.it

The law will require German companies to report human rights or environmental abuses by suppliers. Supporters say it is a milestone, rights groups say it falls short.


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Will the Fourth Industrial Revolution serve sustainability?

Will the Fourth Industrial Revolution serve sustainability? | Supply chain News and trends | Scoop.it

Silicon Valley leaders tell us that the Fourth Industrial Revolution will bring untold benefits. They say it is already underway and accelerating, powered by artificial intelligence and other technologies, and warn that we will be left eating dust if we don’t get with the program.

This upheaval – which also reflects the impact of robotics, bio- and nanotechnology, 5G, and the Internet of Things (IoT) – is a general-purpose revolution. Its leaders and their boosters promise that it will help societies to tackle climate change, address poverty and inequality, and stem the dramatic loss of biodiversity.


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Why Sustainable Procurement Goals are key to reaching Management Business Objectives 

Why Sustainable Procurement Goals are key to reaching Management Business Objectives  | Supply chain News and trends | Scoop.it
Innovative leaders like Firmenich have already been making measurable sustainability a part of their business objectives through product level, the people level, and the corporate level.  As a leader in actionable sustainable procurement, they have shown that although sustainability is a marathon not a sprint, it still provides important drivers towards today’s business management objectives.

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AB InBev, Coca-Cola, Colgate-Palmolive, Unilever Join Forces for Sustainable Startup Innovation

AB InBev, Coca-Cola, Colgate-Palmolive, Unilever Join Forces for Sustainable Startup Innovation | Supply chain News and trends | Scoop.it
The Coca-Cola Company, Colgate-Palmolive Company and Unilever recently announced their joint efforts with the Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) 100+ Accelerator to fund and pilot sustainable innovation in supply chains.

Launched in 2018, the 100+ Accelerator is a global incubator program that works to solve supply chain challenges across water stewardship, circular economy, sustainable agriculture and climate action. Over the last two years, the program has accelerated 36 companies in 16 countries. The 100+ Accelerator offers size and scale to passionate entrepreneurs to help bring their solutions to market faster. These startups have raised more than $200 million and are scaling globally to achieve the program’s mission: to accelerate the world’s shift toward sustainable solutions and to do business the right way, not the easy way. 

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Capital Equipment Sector Paves the Way to Decarbonization

Capital Equipment Sector Paves the Way to Decarbonization | Supply chain News and trends | Scoop.it
Earth day consistently serves as a reminder to reflect on the most impactful approaches to sustainability. This year is no exception given society’s recovery from a pandemic that has made us focus on building a better future, and an acceleration towards net-zero carbon commitments from businesses and communities worldwide. New strides are being made in the circular economy and how it applies to different sectors, including capital equipment – high-value products designed, built, and acquired to last. Ranging from MRI machines to wind turbines to data servers, the range of industries and products represented in the sector are as diverse as the sustainability opportunities surrounding it.

Circularity in capital equipment or heavy industry plays a crucial role in decarbonization efforts or the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to sustainable levels. While 6.5% of global emissions and over half the world’s ore production can be attributed directly to capital equipment itself, economically it contributes 13% of value added to the global economy, demonstrating a key circular economy principle of producing more value with less resources. Capital equipment manufacturers and users are building on this to realize the tremendous decarbonization and resource conservation opportunity for manufacturers and users of capital equipment.

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Six sigma: qué es, para qué sirve y cómo implementarlo en tu empresa

Six sigma: qué es, para qué sirve y cómo implementarlo en tu empresa | Supply chain News and trends | Scoop.it
Por Ana Isabel Sordo - Muchas empresas en el mundo utilizan la metodología Six Sigma para mejorar sus sistemas de producción y asegurar la calidad de sus productos y servicios. La razón es porque a través de este método se reducen al mínimo los errores. Entre los grandes beneficios que ofrece esta herramienta está la posibilidad de reducir considerablemente los costes al minimizar el número de unidades rechazadas, sobre todo cuando se fabrican en serie.Precisamente, alcanzar la máxima eficiencia es el objetivo que persigue el método Six Sigma, del que hablaremos a continuación.¿Qué es Six Sigma o Seis Sigma?Es una metodología de trabajo aplicada a las empresas cuyo objetivo es medir la eficiencia operativa y buscar alternativas para mejorarla. Es una filosofía enfocada en mejorar y dar solución a problemas complejos a través de herramientas de control y disminución de la variación en los procesos de más alto desempeño.
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Boundless Roots Leverage Points

Boundless Roots Leverage Points | Supply chain News and trends | Scoop.it
Welcome - Welcome page - From May 2019 to March 2021, the Boundless Roots Community, a global group of climate practitioners, has been exploring how we can radically shift the wa

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Nike reveals more on cleaner chemicals

Nike reveals more on cleaner chemicals | Supply chain News and trends | Scoop.it
Sportswear giant Nike has revealed more about its plans to replace 10 priority chemistries with ‘cleaner’ alternatives by 2025.

The company recently outlined the ambition in its FY20 Impact Report, entitled 'Breaking Barriers', but did not give further details.

Nike has now confirmed that the 10 chemistries are PFASs; dimethyl formamide (DMFA); dicumyl peroxide (DCP); zinc pyrithione (antimicrobial); bisphenols; formamide; formaldehyde; NPEOs; neoprene; and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
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Soorty launches organic cotton initiative 

Soorty launches organic cotton initiative  | Supply chain News and trends | Scoop.it
Pakistan's largest vertically integrated denim company, Soorty, has launched an initiative to increase the use of organic cotton in the denim supply chain.

The Soorty Organic Cotton Initiative (SOCI) has been launched in partnership with the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Pakistan as well as the provincial government of Balochistan's Department of Agriculture.

The Laudes Foundation is also supporting the project which is aimed at reducing the use of chemicals and fertilisers in cotton cultivation while increasing income for farmers and their communities.

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UK investors expand anti-slavery push to construction, materials sectors

UK investors expand anti-slavery push to construction, materials sectors | Supply chain News and trends | Scoop.it
A UK investor coalition that presses companies to unearth modern-day slavery in their supply chains said on Monday it was going to expand its campaign into the construction and materials sectors.

The ‘Find It, Fix It, Prevent It’ initiative – founded in 2019 by CCLA Investment Management – has focused up to now on the hospitality industry.

“The construction industry is estimated to contain 18% of the world’s victims of forced labour,” CCLA’s chief executive, Peter Hugh Smith, said.

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The PDCA Cycle: What is it and Why You Should Use it

The PDCA Cycle: What is it and Why You Should Use it | Supply chain News and trends | Scoop.it
The PDCA Cycle has been the basis of other methodologies and project management strategies. Learn how it can drive continuous improvement.

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Digitalización y transformación –

Digitalización y transformación – | Supply chain News and trends | Scoop.it
Entender todos los beneficios de la digitalización en la transformación de las empresas para lograr la flexibilidad que el mercado demanda facilita su adopción y acelera su implantación.
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Coping with the auto-semiconductor shortage: Strategies for success | McKinsey

Just as cars and trucks go digital, a scarcity of semiconductors is causing billions of dollars in lost revenue for the automotive industry. Here’s why it’s happening and how to move forward.
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Consumers Willing to Pay for Sustainable Future

Consumers Willing to Pay for Sustainable Future | Supply chain News and trends | Scoop.it

Yet another impact of the  COVID-19 pandemic has been revealed.  Consumers now have an elevated ' focus on sustainability and willingness to pay out of their own pockets – or even take a pay cut – for a sustainable future, according to a new IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) survey of over 14,000 consumers in nine countries.


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Procurement Foundry FORGE: Digital Futures

Procurement Foundry FORGE: Digital Futures | Supply chain News and trends | Scoop.it
Procurement Foundry is pleased to announce the dates for its latest event: FORGE: Digital Futures. We are excited to bring you this concise yet comprehensive virtual event, designed to help you uncover and put into play cutting-edge tools and technologies advancing procurement.

As we deep dive into the possibilities relevant to levels of digital maturity as well as specific to your focus on indirect and/or direct procurement, our uniquely collaborative agenda enables true benchmarking, performance evaluation and peer-to-peer learnings not found at other digital events.

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ESG & UN Sustainable Development Goals: Total Recognized as a Top Leader by BloombergNEF 

ESG & UN Sustainable Development Goals: Total Recognized as a Top Leader by BloombergNEF  | Supply chain News and trends | Scoop.it
On April 13, BloombergNEF published its first study on the alignment of corporate strategies with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With a score of 97/100, Total ranked third worldwide in the survey, among the four business sectors studied (Oil and Gas, Utilities, Metals & Mining, Consumer Goods), and first in its sector.

The study, entitled “UN Sustainable Development Goals for Companies: Primer” assesses companies on the basis of an analysis of 10 categories of criteria, in terms of integration of the SDGs into their strategy, identification of their priority impacts and improvement targets. The assessment also takes into account the transparency of the associated reporting.

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Claves de influencia en una negociación

Claves de influencia en una negociación | Supply chain News and trends | Scoop.it
Art Petty en SmartBrief on Leadership del pasado 25 de marzo plantea que cualquier conversación en el entorno laboral que no trate del tiempo o de deportes es una negociación. Desde sencillos cambios en un proceso a asuntos más significativos sobre la estrategia o la estructura el diálogo que promueve el progreso en el trabajo es una forma de negociación suave.Aunque es agradable pensar que la estrategia, la priorización de proyectos y otras decisiones críticas tienen lugar en sesiones en que los profesionales debaten y llegan a las mejores conclusiones para la organización y en el compromiso, no nos engañemos éstas reuniones son clases maestras de intercambios y negociaciones.  Las organizaciones, líderes y equipos avanzan a través de una serie ininterrumpida de negociaciones “suaves” y, aunque nuestra formación parece que nos impulsa a luchar por obtener el trozo más grande del pastel en cada negociación este enfoque resulta muy miope en el entorno laboral.
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Tackling Scope 3 Reductions on the Road to Net Zero Emissions 

Tackling Scope 3 Reductions on the Road to Net Zero Emissions  | Supply chain News and trends | Scoop.it

This year’s Sustain 2021 event could have been 100% about Covid-related social and economic impacts in the supply chain. But, it was clear from the attendance and response to our “Road to Net Zero” panel discussion, that Climate scope 3 emissions reductions are still top of mind for corporate execs -- and their stakeholders.  


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From What If to What Next: Episode 25 –

From What If to What Next: Episode 25 – | Supply chain News and trends | Scoop.it
Let’s imagine, and this takes quite a leap in Britain in 2021 I’ll grant you, but stay with me, that we had a government who recognised that we are living through a time of imaginative contraction alongside a climate and ecological emergency, a social justice emergency and so much more. Let’s imagine that they were able to recognise this as the crisis it is, that allowing a population’s imagination to contract is profoundly dangerous. 

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The RealReal launches upcycling programme

The RealReal launches upcycling programme | Supply chain News and trends | Scoop.it
Second-hand fashion marketplace The RealReal has launched a new upcycled apparel collection in partnership with some of fashion’s leading firms to offer luxury items a new life.  

The company has acquired unwanted stock from the likes of Stella McCartney, Balenciaga and Dries Van Noten to kick-start its new ‘ReCollection’ programme. 

Los Angeles-based circular business Atelier and Repairs has been recruited to undertake product repairs in a zero-waste process. The reclaimed luxury pieces will be resold on The RealReal’s online consignment store for prices ranging from US$195 to US$2,450, with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to reforestation initiative, One Tree Planted.   

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Sustain 2021: How We Can Rethink and Rebuild Global Supply Chains

Sustain 2021: How We Can Rethink and Rebuild Global Supply Chains | Supply chain News and trends | Scoop.it

Sustain 2021 took place on March 8-9 featuring an exceptional lineup of speakers and sessions, encouraging us to #RethinkRebuild and set a new attendance record. The 3,000 participants from 79 countries doubled the figures from last year, showing that global awareness and engagement in sustainable procurement has accelerated radically.


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Trending: Beverage Giants Ensuring Their Libations Are Sustainable, Down to the Roots

Trending: Beverage Giants Ensuring Their Libations Are Sustainable, Down to the Roots | Supply chain News and trends | Scoop.it

Bombay Sapphire and Starbucks are working with farmers to ensure complete supply chain sustainability for their gin and coffee, respectively.


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Business Unit Leader/Production Manager - Phillips, WI 54555 - Indeed.com

Business Unit Leader/Production Manager - Phillips, WI 54555 - Indeed.com | Supply chain News and trends | Scoop.it
Position Summary The Plant Superintendent reports to the Plant Manager and is responsible for all operating related activities on all assigned shifts within the business unit(s). The incumbent is expected to make a significant contribution to two of the company’s strategic goals: 1.) Be the Employer of Choice, and 2.) Be the Supplier of Choice. This position exists for the purpose of: Providing leadership, direction, training, and multi-skill development opportunities for the Team Members in the business unit(s) in a manner that supports the company goal of achieving a world-class operating model characterized by continuous improvement and a team-oriented work environment;. Identifying and facilitating the resolution of issues and problems that impede individual Team Member or group performances. Maximizing business unit throughput by effectively managing the assigned human and physical assets assigned to the business unit. Essential Qualifications: A demonstrated ability to lead others in a collaborative manner; 7 years or more of related leadership experience. Demonstrated planning and problem solving skills. Formal education or, a combination of relevant education and experience, in one or more the of company’s core competencies: fabricating, welding, machining, or finishing. Working knowledge of applicable regulatory requirements (OSHA, DNR, EPA, and labor and employment law). Demonstrated ability to procure the support or cooperation of others outside the business unit to resolve issues within the business unit effectively. Sufficient technical capabilities to resolve the kinds of issues or problems experienced or anticipated in the business unit; demonstrated ability to read and interpret blueprints. Working knowledge of process improvement tools such as: 5S, lean manufacturing, process mapping/analysis, theory of constraint, Kaizen, and team-based problem solving. Acceptable level PC skills; familiar with and effective using various operating and data base systems Desired Qualifications: BS/BA in a relevant technical discipline. Extensive familiarity with a broad range of company manufactured products. Results Areas: * Safety. Minimize or eliminate recordable injuries within the business unit; ensure compliance with all applicable OSHA, EPA, DNR and internal safety policies and procedures across the business unit. Throughput. Continually improve the throughput rate of the business unit. On-time delivery. Achieve the targeted on-time delivery rate for all products manufactured in the business unit. Customer acceptance rate. Achieve the targeted customer acceptance rate for all products manufactured within the business unit. Scrap & re-work. Minimize or eliminate scrap & re-work within the business unit; achieve the targeted scrap & re-work rate for the business unit. Team Member satisfaction. In collaboration with the assigned Team Leaders, create a work environment within the business unit that results in 1.) Continuous improvement in the targeted benchmark “score” associated with the Team Member satisfaction survey; and 2.) control of voluntary turnover to less than the targeted rate. Primary Activities and Duties : Develop and secure approval for process improvement plans. Optimum staffing levels. Optimum equipment. Optimum cell layout(s) Develop management skills in Team Leaders. Review production plans and schedules. Identify and implement plans to expand Team Member skill capabilities within the Service Center functions/cells. Develop individual Team Member development plans. Maintain a high level of communications throughout the Service Center on all shifts; conduct weekly Team Member meetings. Conduct performance reviews. Respond in a timely and effective manner to Team Member HR related questions, requests, or inquiries. Identify and eliminate the causes of scrap and re-work. Meet with other support functions to identify and resolve problems or issues. Participate in company policy making decisions. Develop and ensure adherence to preventative maintenance plans. Participate in injury or near-miss assessments. Understand, apply, and support the company’s general initiatives, such as 5S, lean manufacturing, Kaizen, and continuous improvement. Drug Testing Notice OEM is committed to a drug-free workplace. When you apply you agree to abide by our pre-employment drug policy, which you can review by clicking here. We accept applications/résumés for all positions. Your earnings at OEM are directly commensurate with your particular skill set(s) and proven performance. If you are an internal candidate, please fill out a Consideration Request form and turn it into Nicole Laufenberg. OEM Fabricators, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer Job Type: Full-time Benefits: 401(k) Dental insurance Health insurance Life insurance Paid time off Retirement plan Schedule: Monday to Friday Work Location: One location Company's website: www.oemfab.com Benefit Conditions: Waiting period may apply Work Remotely: No

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La trasformación Digital de la Cadena de Suministro –

La trasformación Digital de la Cadena de Suministro – | Supply chain News and trends | Scoop.it
La digitalización representa una ventaja competitiva pero en corto plazo será un requisito para responder a las demandas del mercado. Entender los fundamentos y tomar acciones en su implantación es una acción prioritaria.
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