The Friday Round Up: Supply Chain in the News October 27-31, 2014

October 31, 2014

In The Friday Round Up, we take a curated look back at the biggest insights and buzz about supply chain from the last week that are dominating the conversation in both national current events and global news coverage. Enjoy!

scm in the news 01The Halloween Supply Chain

Happy Halloween! In honor of today’s October holiday extraordinaire, explore the interesting role that supply chain and logistics play to make Halloween a success.

 

 

 

scm in the news 02Where are Investors Placing Their Supply Chain Bets for the Next Five Years?

When we think of advances in SCM, we tend to think about people, processes, and technology — and forget how important the financial community is to accelerating tech development and the wider supply chain environment.

 

 

raw cocoaHow Ebola is Affecting the Supply Chain

The World Cocoa Foundation has donated $600,000 to fight Ebola in West Africa – money raised by big chocolate makers like Nestlé and Hershey. Other companies in Liberia have also formed the Ebola Private Sector Mobilization Group (EPSMG) to help combat the spread of the virus.

 

 

scm in the news 04

Is Amazon a 3PL?

As Amazon expands into logistics services, the giant online retailer is taking on more of the characteristics of a third-party logistics (3PL) company. How might that shape the industry’s competitive landscape?

 

 

 

scm in the news 05Environmental Supply Chain Can Drive Revenue

An untapped opportunity to capture value and drive top line revenue? The new, closed loop environmental supply chain is a business imperative that can reduce carbon, deliver significant cost savings and improve favourability with consumers.

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