Supply chain news round-up - logistics, procurement & tech

Supply chain automation uptake 'slow', says SAPInsider; EY & Thompson Reuters team-up on sustainability; Evolution of the air freight industry

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'

National Bureau of Economics Research Study suggests automation in plants like Foxconn's iPhone factory in China increases unemployment & early retirement.

EY & Thompson Reuters team-up on sustainability

EY & Thompson Reuters in green team-up; 90% of SMBs hit by supply disruption;  Kahlúa ESG milestone on Mexican coffee beans.

TImeline: The evolution of the air freight industry

Business relies heavily on air freight to move goods quickly around the world. Unlike sea freight, air freight has a short, yet colourful, history.


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