Although many in the industry have fully embraced the principles of sustainability, there are myriad logistics and supply chain professionals and decision-makers who have been reluctant to do so. Whether they are unconvinced that the efforts involved in becoming more sustainable are worth it for their bottom line or they’re unsure of the necessity from an environmental standpoint, these professionals are ignoring an important fact about green supply chain management: At its core, the principles of creating a green supply chain are all about reducing waste and improving efficiency.
One of the roles that I have as an academic at an Historical Black College and University (HBCU) is assisting students with job placement upon graduation. One of the challenges some students have is connecting with employers. I have encouraged many students to attend a career fair, submit resumes and wait for an invitation to an interview. In my years as an academic, I have graduated nearly 40 students in supply chain management with a high employment rate.
Yesterday morning, I woke to learn the news. H.J. Heinz Company and Kraft Foods Group were merging. The press release, sprayed with superlatives of goodness, promises great things; but as I read it, I smiled. This, I believe, is a sign of a new wave of merger mania.
When I looked in the yesterday mirror, I clearly saw a gal with the flu. I hate being sick. In the morning, I struggled. Did I have enough strength to make it to my speaking appointment in the afternoon? I was the last speaker on the last day of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) (http://www.trb.org/AnnualMeeting2012/AnnualMeeting2012.aspx) in Washington, DC. I was on a panel. So, I questioned if it would matter, but as a matter
It is a new world. We have always assumed that supply chains can keep on trucking, but has all this changed? Supply chain applications matured based on the assumption that manufacturing was a constraint and transportation was abundant. Transportation is now anything BUT abundant.