Beyond supply chain transparency, supplier collaboration plays a huge role in ensuring supply chain integrity and enabling greater communication and visibility. Collaboration between a buyer and supplier creates a strategic partnership that ultimately helps both parties achieve business objectives and meet new supply chain expectations.
Discussions around supply chain transparency generally focus on brands and retailers—namely, those who directly interact with consumers and whose reputations are at stake when it comes to commitments for responsible sourcing. However, brands and retailers work with many suppliers who form the backbone of their supply chains. Collaboration with these suppliers is important to ensure brand and retailer supply chains meet commitments for transparency, sustainability, and responsible sourcing. The willingness to be transparent about their supply chains, share data with their clients, and implement responsible practices leads to significant benefits for suppliers both in the immediate and long term.
Supply chain transparency not always easy to achieve. Several barriers pose a challenge that can make it more difficult to convince your business to take the steps towards transparent supply chains. Different departments all benefit from achieving supply chain transparency—here’s how to make your case.
SGS Transparency-One, which features compatibility with GS1 standards, helps meet the need for collaboration and common language in the food, cosmetic and textile industries, according to GS1 France. Transparency-One’s cloud-based platform, in partnership with SGS, enables the discovery, analysis and monitoring of all suppliers, components and facilities along entire…
Discussions about supply chain transparency almost always focus on the relationship between brands, retailers, and their consumers. In an era of increasing shopper interest in where and how products are made, consumer-facing businesses are seeking new ways to build trust and earn loyalty. Suppliers are by no means immune from this…
Earlier this year, Fashion Revolution released the 2018 edition of its Fashion Transparency Index. This annual report ranks 150 of the biggest global fashion and apparel brands according to how much they disclose about their social environmental policies, practices, and impact. We take a look at some of the top performers for a more detailed look at how they have embraced corporate social responsibility.
Earlier this month, the Transparency-One team attended the Global Food Safety Conference 2018 in Tokyo, Japan hosted by the Consumer Goods Forum’s Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). A major theme was the transformation occurring in the food industry today.
In January 2018, we hosted a webinar presenting Transparency-One’s latest features, including our blockchain services. Blockchain can help enhance the Transparency-One’s supply chain transparency solution by providing users with additional data security. But how does it work? Here are your top 3 blockchain questions, answered.