Global supply chain Supply chain news roundup

ESG compliant firms 'more profitable' - Bain & EcoVadis; Automation 'easing warehouse labour shortage' - Honeywell; Procurement 'pivotal to sustainability

Procurement 'pivotal to sustainable construction' - McKinsey

Procurement holds the key to sustainable construction, a new paper from McKinsey says.

Timeline: The history and development of global procurement

As commercial organisations and collaboration expanded throughout history, procurement went from a tribal, to a national, to a global affair.

Global slump sees inventory levels soar, says Tradeshift

Tradeshift Q1 2023 Index shows economic slowdown has left firms sitting on inventory, and that demand for logistics services is also slowing down.

Supply chain boost as EU finalises €43bn European Chips Act

The European Union (EU) has finalised a €43bn bid to increase domestic semiconductor production, in the wake of prolonged and ongoing disruption to chip supplies.

Nearshoring 'about service & products, not just costs'

Alan Bebchik, Country Manager for Nowports in the US, tells Supply Chain Digital that nearshoring is about providing 'top-notch products and services'.

ESG compliant firms 'more profitable' says Bain & EcoVadis

Study from Bain & EcoVadis suggests firms that prioritise ESG are more successful, and that those with more senior female execs also perform better.

Automation 'easing warehouse labour shortage' says Honeywell

Much-needed urban warehouse capacity is in short supply, as is the labour needed to staff them – but automation is helping ease both issues, says Honeywell.

Top 10 US supply chain management schools

Top choices include MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics; The Wharton School; Stanford Graduate School of Business; and Scheller College of Business



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Global logistics news roundup: IATA, LA & Shanghai ports

IATA to launch new cargo data standard; LA, Long Beach & Shanghai ports in net zero drive; Food waste in supply chain ‘keeping prices high’

Inflation dampening Christmas spirit among CSCOs - Deposco

Deposco survey shows chief supply chain officers from retail, manufacturing & 3PLs anticipate that high costs & inflation will affect Christmas commerce

Golf driving DP World's end-to-end supply offering

Global logistics provider DP World sees Ryder Cup -- and wider world of sport -- as key driver of its burgeoning end-to-end supply chain service offerings

Interview with Tony Harris, of SAP Business Network

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How will SAP's new AI co-pilot Joule help supply chain?


Unilever grows its sustainable palm oil supply chain