Archive | November 2013

Learning from Target: how to achieve optimal supply chain visibility

Target copyTarget has become the latest retailer to increase transparency in its ethical processes by introducing new product safety standards. The new ‘Sustainable Product Standard’ will check the ingredients lists of beauty and cleaning products across its stores, and survey its vendors on the sustainability of their products’ ingredients. Target hopes that by increasing transparency and challenging manufacturers over harmful chemicals, it will encourage them to find more sustainable formulas.

Whatever the nature of your supply chain, it is important to know that your ingredients or raw materials are safe and sustainable, but it isn’t just the products themselves you need to have visibility of; what about the people behind the processes in your supply chain? Read More…