The viral Supply Chain reads of 2015

May 6, 2015 Ken Klaver

Hunger for Organic Foods Stretches Supply Chain

By ILAN BRAT -  April 3, 2015

Last year, executives at organic cereal maker Nature’s Path Foods Inc. grew so frustrated with organic-grain shortfalls that they took a radical step: They bought a farm. 

The three-decade-old Canadian company plunked down more than $2 million for 2,800 acres of Montana cropland, part of an effort to seize greater control of its supplies of wheat, oats and other ingredients. “We just want to secure our own future,” said founderArran Stephens. READ ON.

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Flipkart ties-up with Mumbai Dabbawalas, dabbles with an on-demand logistics service too

By Alok Soni-  April 9, 2015

Tapping on one of the finest supply chain, Flipkart has announced its tie-up with the Dabbawalas of Mumbai for last mile delivery to customers. This association is an effort to explore newer delivery channels and opportunities by partnering with this unique community of experts. READ ON.

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 McDonald’s Commits To Zero Deforestation Throughout Its Entire Supply Chain

By Natasha Geiling -  April 22, 2015

On Tuesday, McDonald’s announced that it would end deforestation throughout its entire supply chain, a move that will affect the company’s beef, poultry, palm oil, coffee, and packaging. The company will start taking steps to implement more sustainable practices immediately, with the goal of ending deforestation in its supply chain completely by 2030.

“I think its a really huge step,” Lael Goodman, analyst for the Tropical Forest and Climate Initiative at the Union of Concerned Scientists, told ThinkProgress, “especially coming from a fast food giant.” READ ON.

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