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Kraft Heinz Pledges $200 Million Investment in Environmental Management, CSR Efforts

Kraft Heinz this week set new corporate social responsibility targets that include improving environmental management and creating a more sustainable supply chain. The post Kraft Heinz Pledges $200 Million Investment in Environmental Management, CSR Efforts appeared first on Environmental Leader.

World Water Day: GE, Intel, Anheuser-Busch, Banyan Water, Cummins, ‘Toilet’ Beer

Today is the UN’s World Water Day and addressing the global water crisis — as well as future-proofing their own water supply — is top of mind for many environmental managers. Here are some of the water management and conservation projects...Show More Summary

SAP Ariba unveils Procurement bot, an AI assistant for supply chain management

SAP Ariba unveiled an AI-powered assistant named Procurement today to speak with buyers and suppliers about orders in a conversational interface. The announcement was made onstage at SAP Ariba Live conference in Las Vegas. “Through its bot, the company plans to enable buyers and suppliers to converse with their SAP Ariba applications much as they would […]

A new kind of doctor's office could lead to much cheaper prescriptions

For one of Dr. John Burrell's new patients, a six-month supply of a drug fell from $120 to $20. That's because Burrell, who runs a primary-care office in Columbia, South Carolina, manages to charge his patients wholesale prices. Burrell runs a direct primary-care practice. Show More Summary

Scouting and Retaining Young Supply Chain Talent: A (Millennial) Recruiter’s Experience

Categories: Best Practice, Procurement Strategy & Planning, Talent Management Tags: L2, Process & Best Practice Did you know that according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, millennials will comprise nearly 75% of the U.S. workforce...Show More Summary

ISM/ThomasNet’s Newest “30 Under 30” Rising Supply Chain Stars Are Tech Savvy and Well Traveled

Categories: Uncategorized Tags: General News, L1 The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and Thomasnet.com have announced the winners of the 2016 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program, which serves the dual purposes...Show More Summary

Panama Canal to Launch New Scheduling, Management System

Quintiq, a Dassault Systèmes brand and global leader in supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O), said that its software has been selected by the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) to plan, schedule and optimize all vessels transit operations through the Canal to reduce costs…

Ford’s Supply Chain Environmental Management Program On Track to Save 550M Gallons of Water, 500,000 MT Carbon Emissions

Ford is expanding its program that helps suppliers improve their environmental management, growing the Partnership for A Cleaner Environment (PACE) program company participants to more than 40 in two years. The post Ford’s Supply Chain Environmental Management Program On Track to Save 550M Gallons of Water, 500,000 MT Carbon Emissions appeared first on Environmental Leader.

ICYMI: Tackling the Complex, Multifaceted “Hairy Beast” of Risk Management

Categories: Category Management, Procurement Strategy & Planning, Risk Performance and Compliance, Sourcing, Supply Chain, Supply Risk, Supply Risk Management Tags: L2, Sourcing & Categories Last Friday, Spend Matters Founder Jason Busch...Show More Summary

Manager of Pet Shop Supplier Convicted of Cruelty to Animals

Clinton Holmes is charged after PETA finds that animals were frozen alive and gassed en masse at Holmes Farm while it was supplying PetSmart and Petco. The post Manager of Pet Shop Supplier Convicted of Cruelty to Animals appeared first on PETA.

Successful Women in Procurement and Supply Chain Share Career Advice

Categories: Industry News, Procurement, Supply Chain, Talent Management Tags: General News, L1 Today is International Women’s Day, and the United Nations has selected “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-5o by 2030” as this year’s theme. Show More Summary

Novel research demonstrates financial benefit for distributors who invest in wine futures

New supply chain research from the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University shows a wine distributor can significantly improve its profits by investing in wine futures, in addition to bottled wine. The study's numerical...Show More Summary

Enhancing MRO Supplier Value through Contract Service Levels

Today’s guest post is from Jennifer Engel, a Senior Supply Chain Project Analyst at Source One Management Services, responsible for executing strategic sourcing and process improvement initiatives. Despite the convenience of boilerplate...Show More Summary

Resolutions, E-Sourcing and You: How AGCO Stuck to its Transformation Goals

Categories: Change Management, E-Sourcing, Procurement Strategy & Planning, Supply Chain, Technology Tags: L1, Process & Best Practice A few months into any new year, many people’s New Year’s resolutions start to unravel. Psychologists...Show More Summary

People Are Worried About Dead Pixels on the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Isn't

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Supplies of Nintendo’s latest console, the Switch, are extremely limited at the moment and most people aren’t lucky to have one. But some who have managed to get their gamer mitts on the coveted item are finding dead pixels on the screen. Nintendo’s solution? Just don’t consider it a defect. Read more...

Afternoon Coffee: US Manufacturing Expands at Fastest Pace Since August 2014, D&B Partners with Thomasnet.com

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News The Institute for Supply Management’s purchasing managers index rose to 57.7 from 56 a month earlier, the highest gauge of orders in just over three years. Dun & Bradstreet and Thomasnet.com...Show More Summary

The largest contributor to US economic growth just had its strongest month in nearly a year

The US services sector, which makes up the largest part of the overall economy, was stronger than expected in February, according to the Institute of Supply Management. The non-manufacturing purchasing managers' index rose to 57.6, the highest since April 2015, from 56.5 in January. Show More Summary

ISM Services Sees Strong Growth in February, Outlook Positive

The Institute of Supply Management (ISM) has now released the February Non-Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), also known as the ISM Services PMI. The headline Composite Index is at 57.6 percent, up 1.1 from 56.5 last...

Supply Management Risk Management Needs to be Cranked to 11!

SI has been preaching the message of the need for strong supply chain risk management for a while now, given that the chances of your organization NOT experiencing a significant disruption over the next 12 months is about 1 in 10 and dropping fast. In fact, the doctor recently authored an entire risk management series […]

US ISM consistent with spring global growth peak

The US Institute for Supply Management (ISM) manufacturing new orders index – widely followed as an indicator of US / global industrial activity – reached its equal highest level since 2009 in February. This is consistent with the suggestion...Show More Summary

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