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Achieving Supply Chain Sustainability

“Sustainability” now appears inextricably linked with our present corporate culture. For some businesses, the concept may be a genuine, but still an ill-defined goal. For others, sustainability is seamlessly integrated into both long-term strategies and day-to-day business operations. Most companies can at least agree on its importance. A recent Oxford Economics survey found that 65% of companies have created a clear purpose statement around…

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Warehouse Drones and Supply Chain Automation

The concept of using warehouse drones may appeal to logistics companies as the COVID pandemic continues to disrupt global supply chains. Drones, and other forms of warehouse automation, are among many technological solutions businesses could potentially turn to as they brace for a potential logistics crisis when the holiday shopping season gets underway. Replacing some human labor functions…

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Can New Environmental Regulations Create Sustainable Supply Chains?

According to a United Nations report released earlier this month, global warming is dangerously close to spiraling out of control. Thanks to human activity, record heatwaves, deadly storms, and other natural disasters are likely to only become worse. Unless immediate worldwide action is taken the average global temperature is likely to reach or cross the 1.5-degree Celsius warming threshold within the next 20 years. Heatwaves…

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Limitations of Supply Chain Automation

Global supply chains continue to weather crisis after crisis. The Delta variant of the coronavirus has devasted much of Asia, prompting nations to cut off land access for around 100,000 sailors who provide critical manpower for shipping lanes. Flooding has upended logistics routes in Germany and China for everything from fuel supplies to manufactured goods. Cyber attacks have disrupted container operations in the South African ports of Cape Town and Durban, causing further delays…