Supply Chain Industry News

Survey shows supply chain disconnect, posted on SHD Logistics

Hitachi Consulting has released new research analysing the current attitudes of supply chain executives and managers. The survey, which made some concerning discoveries, revealed that 80% of supply chain managers do not see their supply chain as an enabler of business strategies within their organisation.[Read More…]

Nipendo Wins Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s Green Supply Chain Award, posted on PR-BG.Com

Nipendo, provider of the Supplier Cloud Procure-to-Pay (P2P) extreme automation platform, has been announced a winner of the 2013 Green Supply Chain Award by Supply & Demand Chain Executive. The Green Supply Chain Awards recognize companies with a range of sustainability initiatives having a direct impact on the supply chain as well as providers of supply chain solutions and services assisting their customers in achieving measurable sustainability goals. Submissions were received from over one hundred companies.[Read More…]

From beans to bar: why cocoa traceability is an asset to supply chains by Charlotte Borger, posted on The Guardian

As we gear up for Christmas celebrations in the UK and look forward to a chocolate- fest, in Ghana they’re deep into the main cocoa harvest. The farmer members of Kuapa Kokoo co-operative are delivering their cocoa to their local society recorder, getting it checked for quality, weighed accurately, and being paid. Each cocoa sack is printed with a code that relates to Kuapa and the specific village the cocoa is from. If, when the quality is checked at the coast, any sack is found to contain undried or diseased beans – the sack will be returned and the money re-couped. [Read More…]

Study highlights diconnect between SC and strategy, posted on Logistics Manager

80 per cent of managers do not see their supply chain as an enabler of business strategies, according to Hitachi Consulting’s latest research. The study questioned 100 supply chain managers and directors across nine European countries, aiming to identify how supply chain management activities are aligned with a strategic transformation agenda. [Read More…]

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