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New ISO standard for ensuring resilience throughout the supply chain
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Emergencies, crises and disasters like the tsunami in Japan or the recent riots in London, can happen at any time. Organizations around the world are increasingly implementing risk management processes to deal with uncertainty and ensure continuity. But if their suppliers are unable to deliver, or customers unable to purchase, the ability of an organization to achieve its objectives would be compromised. More

Next Generation Reporting with IQNdex
For executives, politicians and economists, the granularity of IQNdex based on the level of homework IQNavigator has done to rationalize rates with specific skill-sets and geographies will prove a useful leading indicator of economic growth and declines across the US. The biggest benefit will be for services procurement and HR practitioners, looking to make more informed contingent hiring decisions based on actual bill rates for specific job skills. more

Electronics supply chain may be contaminated on a global scale
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The theoretical threat, now a reality, is that flaws embedded in a device at the point of manufacture could be used to disable or extract data from it or to use the device as a launch point for an attack across the network to which it is attached. Consequently, it is now a real possibility that malware could be written to exploit the weaknesses hard-coded into components to carry out sophisticated targeted commercially or politically motivated attacks. More

The US auto supply chain at a crossroads
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A troubled but enduring automotive supply chain in the U.S. can become stronger if a more collaborative strategy can gain wider acceptance, a research team at Case Western Reserve University has determined. More

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How master data affects supply chain planning
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Most companies with large scale, complex supply chains have installed specialized software to manage those supply chains. In complex business environments, specialized software is required to plan and execute supply chain activities while optimizing inventory levels, controlling freight costs, and providing target levels of customer service. These are critical business objectives and companies typically spend tens of millions of dollars to install either supply chain planning modules within their ERP systems or separate supply chain planning applications to operate in conjunction with their ERP systems. More

Airlines recognized as green supply chain partners
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Continental, Delta and Lufthansa were each named to the list of 75 Green Supply Chain Partners by Inbound Logistics magazine. The cargo divisions of the three airlines were recognized for ongoing commitments to sustainability in their daily operations. More

Investors slam company for not disclosing climate risks to its coffee business
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Two firms representing shareholders of J.M. Smucker Co. are demanding that the company clarify how climate change will affect the supply and price of coffee beans and, ultimately, how it will affect investors. The company — better known for producing Smucker's brand jams and syrups — also owns the Folgers, Dunkin' Donuts, Millstone and Kava brands of coffee. It has stalled behind their competitors in assessing how climate change will affect its coffee supply chain, say sustainable investment firms Calvert Investment Management Inc. and Trillium Asset Management LLC. More

Nike sets date to eliminate toxic chemicals from supply chain
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Global sportswear manufacturer Nike has pledged to work with its suppliers to remove hazardous chemicals from its supply chain by 2020. The announcement follows criticism from environmental campaigner Greenpeace in its Dirty Laundry report published in July, which revealed commercial links between major clothing brands and suppliers responsible for releasing hazardous chemicals used in the dyeing process into Chinese rivers. More

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