Supply chain content round-up from across the globe

Top 10 benefits of supply chain digitalisation; IBM CSCO survey shows tech & ESG key areas; Pitney Bowes Index - China breaks 100bn parcel barrier

Top 10 benefits of supply chain digitalisation

Predictable consumer demand and stable retail channels are things of the past, and today’s manufacturing supply chains need agility and flexibility to keep up with rapidly evolving market conditions.

IBM CSCO & COO survey shows tech & sustainability key areas

An IBM survey of chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) shows they are ramping-up investment in automation, AI and intelligent workflows, ecosystems and sustainability, as they reimagine their supply chains.

Suppeco and Market Dojo partner on e-sourcing solution

Supplier relationships platform Suppeco & digitised procurement solution Market Dojo join forces to provide embedded on-demand e-sourcing service.

Pitney Bowes Index shows China breaks 100bn parcels barrier

Latest Pitney Bowes Parcel Shipping Index Global shows parcel volume hit 159bn in 2021, or 5,000 parcels per second, with total carrier revenue of $491.5bn.

CPG packaging supply problems sees Lidl buy paper mill

Schwarz Produktion – owner of the supermarket chain Lidl and German department store, Kaufland, has bought a paper mill for US$50mn in a bid to safeguard packaging supplies in the face of inflation around energy and raw materials, industrial action and other supply disruptions.

CPG & retail IT talent quest 'is driving tech investment'

Report from software firm MuleSoft shows that, for IT leaders, investing in people's happiness and skills is now the top businesses top priority.

Top 10: Ways to avoid legal problems from supply woes

Law firm Slater Heelis on how to avoid supply chain legal conflict in times of supply disruption, rampant inflation and geopolitical instability.

Value chain, tech, logistics and procurement news round-up

Sustainable product design 'has long way to go' - Capgemini; Supply tech expectations 'at peak', says Gartner; DHL 'growth atlas' shows growth.

 

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Green consumers driving visibility in vehicle supply chain

A study from Zebra Technologies shows transparency is ever-more important to consumers, meaning greater visibility of the automotive ecosystem is vital

Supply chain automation uptake 'slow', says SAPInsider

SAPInsider & Precisely joint report shows 75% of supply chains are only partly automated, despite most supply professionals knowing resilience suffers

'Hot spot' downstream supply emissions a problem - Accenture

Accenture report shows that businesses are struggling to control Scope 3 emissions because of a lack of contact with downstream suppliers in value chain

Supply chain automation 'increases unemployment & debt'

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EY & Thompson Reuters team-up on sustainability

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