Supply Chain Analysis news

08 May 2019
Mondelez has announced that it pledges to source 100% of its cocoa through its Cocoa Life program by 2025. Cocoa Life program The program aims to reduce deforestation and child labor from its cocoa supply chains, and also improve the welfare of cocoa farmers. As of now, 43% of its cocoa is sourced through this program. A major part of the program is centred around African cocoa farmers, ...
07 May 2019
We round up two of Amazon’s latest digital supply chain developments after it announces a blockchain service and digital freight brokerage website. Blockchain service platform The company has announced that it has generalised the availability of its Amazon Managed Blockchain service after a pilot phase. Rahul Pathak, General Manager of Amazon Managed Blockchain at AWS (Amazon Web Services) ...
06 May 2019
Migros’ partnership with Swiss Post will allow customers to collect online orders in its stores. 300 branches across Switzerland The service will be operational across 300 branches throughout the country. It is integrated into Migro’s existing PickMup service, which allows customers to purchase products from Migros brands and pick them up in a store. Customers with a Swiss Post online ac...
06 May 2019
P&G has partnered with the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation and agricultural firm Yara International to expand a programme to create 250 learning farms to improve the sustainability of its palm oil supply chain. These will serve as resource centres for up to 10,000 smallholder farmers within the next five years. Supporting ‘Ambition 2030’ goals In 2014, P&G pledged to end defore...
03 May 2019
Sainsbury’s has promised to eliminate the use of difficult-to recycle dark coloured plastics across its fresh foods products by the end of 2019 and entirely by March 2020. ‘Pre-cycle’ trial scheme Sainsbury’s plans to implement a trial scheme that enables customers to ‘pre-cycle’ by providing a section where they can get rid of unwanted primary and secondary packaging in store which can be ...
02 May 2019
Interesting data is found in the World Bank report Connecting To Compete - 2018 edition - which gives a nation-by-nation view of international logistics performance and how it has changed over time. This study is based on responses to a complex online survey, carried out over September 2017 to February 2018 using a sample of 869 logistics professionals from 108 countries. Note that the ...
01 May 2019
With part two of our Supply Chain Leaders series published last week, I thought it would be a great time to explore further how you can embrace the empirical approach in your journey to supply chain excellence. Our Supply Chain Leaders work has improved our understanding of how supply chain is changing, and the attributes needed to succeed. The first attribute explored in depth is empirica...
01 May 2019
The Swedish grocer ICA Gruppen has set itself a new goal regarding food waste. Essentially, it plans to cut food waste by half from its warehouses and stores in Sweden and the Baltic countries by 2025 compared with 2016. How can this goal be achieved? ICA intends to use smarter purchasing algorithms, create so-called circular products in addition to routines and tools to be able to identify...
30 April 2019
Carrefour has announced the implementation of blockchain technology to its Rocamadour cheese’s supply chain. First cheese to benefit from the technology Rocamadour is the first cheese and eighth product of the Carrefour Quality Line to introduce blockchain mapping. This cheese is produced by six French farmhouse producers from goat’s milk and has a protected designation of origin (PDO) stat...
30 April 2019
Nestle has announced on Tuesday that more than three quarters (77%) of its agricultural commodities are verified as deforestation-free. A commitment made back in 2010 In 2010, Nestle has made a commitment to ensure that none of its products globally can be associated with deforestation by 2020. Since then, it has worked with partners such as Airbus and Earthworm foundation to identify areas...