SupplyShift Newsletter 03/2017: Towards Holistic Supply Chain Transparency

Welcome to our 3rd newsletter of 2017. Hopefully we selected some interesting stories for you. Get in touch with us for more info. 

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‘Blockchain’ in Supply Chains – Solution trying to find a Problem ?

By Thomas Odenwald, SupplyShift

Many of our customers and many of the tenders we participate in are asking about SupplyShift's existing and future positioning around 'Blockchain'. Since our key value proposition is performance and risk assessment of complex supply chains across all tiers, Blockchain is of high interest in our roadmap.

Blockchain technology will enable transparent exchange to empower conscious consumers and authentic brands to change the way the global economy works is one example of recent headlines in news and conferences. The concept has been generating buzz in the technology sector for some time, but many still wonder: what is Blockchain all about?

 

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Let's Talk Coffee

By Carl Broderick, SupplyShift

SupplyShift’s offline data collection application, translated into the local language, Kinyarwanda, will be used by rural coffee cooperative members to collect data on thousands of coffee farmers across the country. This data will be used to target training and investment opportunities in order to build up the Rwandan coffee industry and bolster the diverse cooperative communities participating in the program.

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SPLC BENCHMARK℠ platform powered by SupplyShift

By Thomas Odenwald, SupplyShift

SPLC BENCHMARK℠ platform powered by SupplyShift announced at SPLC Summit 2017. 

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SupplyShift Newsletter 02/2017: Transforming industries and saving elephants

Welcome to our 2nd newsletter of 2017. You will find a customer case study, a new partnership, a story of SupplyShift protecting elephants in partnership with a non-profit in Zambia, and a recap of Greenbiz'17.

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3M’s Pulp and Paper Sourcing Policy Progress Report

By James Barsimantov, SupplyShift

“In March 2015, 3M revised its Pulp and Paper Sourcing Policy, which formalizes 3M’s and our suppliers’ responsibilities to comply with global regulations and further the causes of sustainable forestry and transparent, responsible supply chains.”

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A Better Future for Farmers and Elephants

By Thomas Odenwald, SupplyShift

COMACO (Community Markets for Conservation) is a non-profit organization with the mission to improve the way small-scale farmers sustain a better life from their land in the Luangwa Valley in Zambia. COMACO has taken on the challenge of restoring this ecosystem and helping farmers coexist with elephants and the habitat that elephants and other wild animals need to survive. SupplyShift is proud to support COMACO with needed technology solutions — this is the story.  

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GreenBiz' 17 Recap

By Thomas Odenwald, SupplyShift

I attended GreenBiz '17 recently in Phoenix, Arizona, a gathering of around 1000 sustainability execs from different parts of the world. Here is a short summary of my experience at the biggest GreenBiz conference to date: 

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Supply Chain ‘Shifters’

From Thomas Odenwald, SupplyShift  

Supply chains are playing an increasingly integral and impactful role for large businesses — and efficient supply chain data management is key to staying ahead of the curve.This month we signed a new partnership with Tradeshift, a global cloud-based collaboration platform that connects the buyer and supplier business processes. Tradeshift specializes in improving business processes like AP automation, procurement, supplier management and working capital optimization.

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