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WERC thanks all conference volunteers
Board and staff congratulate all the conference committee members, chairs, speakers and volunteers for an awesome four days in Anaheim. Watch the website for session reports, new programs and information for 2011 in Orlando!
Check out upcoming WERCouncil events: North Texas and Southern California.


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'Sustainability as usual' isn't good enough
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The recent ecological disaster caused by the BP oil spill shortly after Earth Day is a reminder of the gap between the sustainability talk and the sustainability walk. The past 10 years of environmental awareness and activism have led to needed attention and some changes. Good intentions such as moving "beyond petroleum" made it into corporate slogans, but when it comes down to practical commitments responsible action is less attractive than doubling profits. More



In the green supply chain, the problem is often the solution
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Wal-mart has continued its commitment to reduce carbon emissions and requires its suppliers to do the same. During the next five years, the company has promised to reduce 20 million metric tons of carbon pollution from the life cycle of the products it sells. Just last month, IBM joined the party, announcing that it will require its 28,000 suppliers to collect data on energy use, greenhouse gas emissions and waste and recycling. Two very big drivers for this demand are shareholders and consumers. More

Keeping an eye on our roads
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There may be people in Washington these days with fuller plates than Janet F. Kavinoky, but they might be hard to find. As the head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's transportation infrastructure programs as well as the group's Americans for Transportation Mobility campaign and Let's Rebuild America coalition, the 37-year-old Stanford Business School graduate is at the pivot point of the chamber's efforts to promote economic growth and job creation. More

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Obama seeks big truck fuel efficiency rules
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President Barack Obama on May 21 ordered work to begin on setting first-ever fuel efficiency standards for heavy duty trucks -- and for preparations to begin on higher standards for 2017 to 2025. "I believe that's possible in the next 20 years for vehicles to use half the fuel and produce half the pollution that they do today," Obama said at a Rose Garden announcement. More

Are RFID-tagged humans closer than we think?
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For more than two decades, there have been concerns about the potential use of auto ID technologies to track humans, ranging from those raising serious concerns to more fringe elements predicting the apocalypse. In the early days of bar coding in the late 1980s and early 1990s, it was not uncommon to emerge from one of the then trade shows focused on the technology to find fliers under car wiper blades with a picture of a man with a bar code tattooed on his forehead, with bold headlines about the "mark of the devil" or something similar. More
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Situational values could be biggest supply chain threat
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Based on the large amount of traffic at my last post -- "How many fake parts are in your supply chain?" -- it's clear that many of you are thinking about the integrity of your supplier networks. But remember this: That integrity isn't dependent solely on genuine electronics and the other components that we typically think of as "parts." The integrity of your supply chain also relies on that ambiguous, amorphous factor known as the "human element." More

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What Noah knew about the supply chain that you don't
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With all the rains and flooding this spring, the water crises in Massachusetts, and other supply chain negative events such as oil spills and volcanoes that have obstructed transportation routes and reduced availability, discussions return to Noah and his ark. Demand or supply variability continues to be the major factor in supply chain planning accuracy. Optimization models often treat each optimization exercise as a "green field," and do not anchor their analytics around what we call "certainty principles." More

Program to reduce truck emissions at nation's ports unveiled
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Transportation and environmental interests said May 14 they would collaborate in an effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions from trucks serving the nation's ports. The Environmental Defense Fund and the Coalition for Responsible Transportation, a logistics group whose members include some of the world's most prominent manufacturers and retailers, said they plan to work with port and trucking industry officials to remove older, higher-polluting trucks from the nation's port environs. More



Where is supply chain software going?
The 21st Century Supply Chain    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
I recently read the article "Coming Dominance of On-Demand Supply Chain Software" by Dan Gilmore, and it got me thinking about the history of SCM software implementations and where the industry is going. Just on a lark I Googled "failed supply chain software implementations" and got 33,000 hits. To me, that is an indicator this is a hot topic. The past years have been a wasteland of high profile failed implementations. More

Snap happy: 2-D bar codes create instant connections with event attendees
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Back in the '80s, AT&T wanted people to use their phones to reach out and touch someone. Now, marketers want people to use their camera phones to reach out and touch their 2-D bar codes so they can send them product information, coupons and promotional messages. The 2-D bar codes are two-dimensional codes or images printed on a product, sign or any item at an event or in a store. More



Study: Most supplier diversity programs simply fail to deliver
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While world-class procurement organizations continue to outperform their peers in driving supplier diversity spending, a new study by The Hackett Group identifies several critical ways that most companies fail in their supplier diversity programs. Companies with world-class procurement organizations commit 33 percent more of their spend to diverse suppliers (13.3 percent of total spend for world-class versus 10 percent for typical companies). More


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