Software & Tech
Phasing Out Fossil in the Plastics Packaging Value Chain
To achieve a company’s climate targets, sourcing managers have to introduce non-fossil alternatives - and they often have to do so quickly.
February 19, 2024
Fully Recyclable, Reusable Packaging for Retail Ecosystems
February 9, 2024
Organizations Concerned They're Unintentionally Greenwashing
January 12, 2024
86% of Procurement Leaders Are Spearheading Sustainability
January 11, 2024
Alexis Asks: The Bigger Picture of ESG
January 11, 2024
Fashion Retailers Need to Commit to Sustainable Sourcing
December 28, 2023
Project Management Software
Nominations Open for 2024 Top Supply Chain Projects Award
This award profiles innovative case study-type projects designed to automate, optimize, streamline and improve the supply chain. Submissions close March 29.
February 19, 2024
SCN Summit: State of the Supply Chain
June 4, 2024
Register now to hear from experts about the State of Today’s Supply Chains through topics revolve around Warehouse Automation, Generative AI, Automation, Electrification, Company Culture and more.
Alexis Asks: Upskilling the Supply Chain
Managing editor Alexis Mizell-Pleasant asks industry experts about various topics developing in the supply chain field. Investments in upskilling ensure the workforce is well-positioned to contribute meaningfully to the innovations of tomorrow.
February 8, 2024
Returns into Revenue: How Reverse Logistics Changes the E-Commerce Sustainable Business Model
By implementing robust reverse-logistics processes, eCommerce service providers can demonstrate their commitment to regulatory compliance related to environmental and consumer protections regulations.
December 1, 2023
Right-sized Packaging Makes Unboxing and the Planet Better
As e-commerce continues to grow, right-sized packaging is becoming essential to meet consumer expectations, reduce costs and uphold sustainability commitments.
Packsize International LLC
November 13, 2023
ESG Reporting Laws and Growing Public Awareness: Understanding Why
Those who embrace the new normal of sustainable business practices can help mitigate risks, enhance global brand reputation and contribute to a sustainable supply chain.
October 12, 2023
Unpacking EPR: Why Manufacturers and Processors Should Prepare Now
Packaging plays a vital role in ensuring both protection and efficient shipment of goods, guaranteeing customer satisfaction throughout the purchasing journey.
October 9, 2023
Building an Economic Case for Sustainability Transformation
Ultimately, sustainability-linked investments result in reduced liabilities, reduced risk of stranded assets, and reduced risk of regulatory backlash, and improved unit economics and supply chain resilience.
October 2, 2023
Ethical and Sustainable Supply Chain Management for Cloud Service Companies
While many organizations have goals for the long-term sustainability of their supply chains, few have the tools and resources necessary to implement sustainability programs and monitor their progress efficiently.
September 25, 2023
Alexis Asks: Back-to-School or Back-to-Returns?
Managing editor Alexis Mizell-Pleasant asks industry experts about various topics developing in the supply chain field. The surge in returns that follows back-to-school means retailers and manufacturers must strategize with sustainability in mind.
B-Stock Solutions, Inc.
August 24, 2023
Smart Label Tracking Device for Small, Lightweight Items
The Smart Label allows tracking of small and lightweight items, which has not previously been possible using traditional tracking devices.
Pod Group, a Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) company
August 21, 2023
How to Eliminate Waste in Label Printing with Lean Labeling
By following the lean labeling process, companies can trim their barcode labeling process down to use only the time, materials and energy that are truly required.
July 31, 2023
Intelligent Manufacturing for a Sustainable Future
Technology providers have an equal responsibility to listen and respond to their unique pain points, so they can customize industry-specific solutions that support intelligent manufacturing for a more sustainable future.
Epicor Software Corp.
July 31, 2023
Finding Options for Supply Chain Sustainability and Customer Experience
As you identify possible supply chain improvements, it’s wise to analyze each potential change in terms of its requirements and impact across several dimensions, including process and product quality, customer experience, supplier availability and ROI.
July 27, 2023
Trends in Sustainable Warehousing to Cut Carbon Footprint
Understanding that evaluating best practices and then investing in processes that cut carbon footprint makes good sense for today, and for the future.
July 26, 2023
Life Cycle Analysis Tool Drives Action to Lower Global Carbon Emissions
GreenCalc identifies potential CO2 and cost savings of a packaging solution using LCA.
July 24, 2023
How Robust Data Can Support Sustainability Goals
As these goals come together, businesses can utilize data to make key decisions to guide company practices.
July 16, 2023
7 Steps to a Sustainable Warehouse
Fully embracing these trends requires employee engagement and education in sustainability initiatives. Training programs and awareness campaigns are essential to encourage employees to adopt eco-friendly practices.
July 14, 2023
Alexis Asks: A Circular Economy in the Midst of 'Prime Days'
Managing editor Alexis Mizell-Pleasant asks industry experts about various topics developing in the supply chain. Retailers are turning to seasonal deals, like Amazon's Prime Day, to drive sales— an opportunity for the circular economy to score big.
July 14, 2023
Utilizing EPR for Change and Growth
Across the board, businesses are facing unprecedented upheaval, prompting some to make changes in preparation for EPR. However, some smaller companies may not understand what is coming.
July 13, 2023
Strategies for Overcoming Obstacles to Achieve a Circular Supply Chain
A new kind of supply chain known as circular supply chain has begun to benefit early adopters through a holistic looping process as they lower production and shipping costs and optimize resource and operation efficiency.
July 10, 2023
Creating Sustainable Outcomes with Better Power Management
When you look at an organization’s energy policy, the first priority should always be to right-size the power to the applications based on where that facility falls on the motive energy continuum.
Concentric, division of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI)
July 3, 2023
Alexis Asks: Unmasking Greenwashing in CPG
Managing editor Alexis Mizell-Pleasant asks industry experts about various topics developing in the supply chain field. Here's how 'greenwashing' is affecting the supply chain, why it's important and what's next.
Aravo Solutions Inc.
June 16, 2023
Procurement’s Role in Creating a Better World with Sustainable Practice
By embracing spend intelligence and performance management solutions, procurement can meet the demands of stakeholders and support socially conscious and sustainable business practices.
June 15, 2023
A More Sustainable Supply Chain: The Case for a Circular Economy
Now, consider the trend toward eco-consciousness. There’s mounting pressure on organizations to adhere to sustainable practices and responsibilities while these standards are being written.
June 6, 2023
Meeting Net Zero: How the Manufacturing Industry Can Help
Whilst the road to net zero is long, manufacturers can all make small changes to greatly reduce emissions and contribute to the government’s targets.
May 27, 2023
5 Non-Regulatory Drivers of PFAS Restrictions
Manufacturers can’t avoid the risks PFAS pose to business for much longer. Even if not in the scope of new regulations, they still have suppliers, customers, competitors, investors and insurers creating pressure to eliminate PFAS.
May 21, 2023
Sustainability Remains Priority Despite Inflation
72% believe the amount of packaging materials used in a shipment has a “moderate” or “high” impact on sustainability, and 70.4% believe the type of packaging material used has a “moderate” or “high” impact.
May 19, 2023
Understanding Supply Chain Emissions is Key to Meeting Carbon Reduction Targets
A clear understanding of supply chain emissions should be the first port of call for businesses trying to understand their carbon footprint and successfully implement a strategy to reduce carbon emissions.
May 18, 2023
Navigating a New Era of Packaging Compliance
Brands offering sustainable alternatives need to consider these barriers and their environmental credentials to achieve their true potential for impact.
May 9, 2023
3 Trends in Returns Processing Today
When returns are requested, it’s up to individual companies to decide how to process these requests. How are most companies expected to handle returns processing in 2023? Here are three trends to watch for.
May 8, 2023
How Creating a Compliant Supply Chains Leads to Resiliency
By keeping these few key priorities in mind, organizations can build a new level of ESG performance in their supply chains that ensures compliance while also driving business success.
May 6, 2023
Zeroing In on Sustainability Practices in the Supply Chain
Central to achieving net zero targets is accountability and transparency – this is what will be expected of providers as the impacts of global and local legislation come into full effect.
April 10, 2023