By Alan Cuddihy & Michael Guerin “Two-thirds of the average company’s environment, social, and governance footprint lies with suppliers. Procurement leaders who take bold action can make a decisive difference in sustainability” Buying into a more sustainable value chain, McKinsey & Company Sep 2021 WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR TOMORROW’S SUPPLY CHAIN? In the four years… Continue reading THE 2030 VALUE CHAIN
By Paul Sweeney Product development and lifecycle are adversely affected by today’s global supply chain situation in ways many professionals have never experienced before. The electronic device industry encounters sporadic supply shortages from time to time, but rarely do the shortages encompass chips, modules, and passive components all at once – right across the sector.… Continue reading Changing Product Design Paradigms Define Post-COVID Manufacturing
By Alan Cuddihy, VP of Sustainability at PCH International In June of this year, I was honored to be named one of ten United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) SDG Pioneers. PCH was also recognized for our work to promote a Circular Economy by advancing more efficient, flexible, transparent, and sustainable supply chains. In the spirit… Continue reading Building A Circular Economy
When built responsibly, global supply chains are tremendously beneficial — reducing costs, improving product quality, using materials efficiently, and contributing to economic and social development. However, when companies turn a blind eye to ESG impacts, they can cause both social and environmental harm while exposing brands to operational and repetitional risks. According to McKinsey, supply… Continue reading What ESG Means for Global Supply Chains
By Joe Fogg, Director Global Logistics, PCH International PayPal just published a new report on consumer spending habits post-Covid and the findings suggest that brands need to find multichannel strategies to support customer choices. More than half (62%) of respondents from the U.S., UK, and Australia admitted to doing most of their purchasing online, while… Continue reading Is 8000-miles the New Last-mile Delivery?
By Alan Cuddihy, VP of Sustainability at PCH International Investors are always looking for ways to mitigate risk and generate better ROI — and a rapidly increasing number of investors believe that by incorporating non-financial, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) data into investment analysis, they can choose better funds that will outperform the market. Global ESG assets… Continue reading What Business Leaders Should Know About ESG and Global Supply Chains
The pandemic changed many aspects of life, including the way people discover and interact with brands. Although e-commerce has been gaining traction for years, the global impact of COVID 19 has accelerated consumer adoption of online shopping and the growth of online brands. This change in consumer behavior appears to be long-lasting, and there are… Continue reading Is Your Supply Chain Optimized for D2C?
Today, with restricted travel, many new product development (NPD) projects are being man-aged remotely. NPD describes the process of successfully engineering and developing new products. It encompasses product development (PD) and the new product introduction (NPI) phases of the product journey. When managing remotely, consider the following tips to keep your launch on schedule and… Continue reading 10 Tips For Managing New Product Development Remotely
by Alan Cuddihy, VP Sustainability Packaging is one of the most important parts of a sustainable supply chain — it protects products, lowers storage, handling, and shipping costs, provides a great out-of-box consumer experience, and generates business benefits. For consumers, a product’s packaging is the first tangible brand experience. And with more consumers demanding less… Continue reading Packaging – the Unsung Hero of Sustainable Supply Chains
The pandemic disrupted brick-and-mortar retail, leaving many brands scrambling to launch direct-to-consumer (D2C) channels. As consumers turned to online retail, e-commerce surged. This sea change in consumer behavior gives brands the opportunity to forge a direct relationship with their customers and radically improve their operations. When physical and digital flows are optimized, brands will enjoy… Continue reading D2C Doesn’t Have To Be A Supply Chain Challenge