AIM-PROGRESS is a forum of leading Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) manufacturers and common suppliers, assembled to enable and promote responsible sourcing practices and sustainable supply chains. It is a global initiative supported and sponsored by AIM in Europe and GMA in North America.
Texworld USA’s trend showcase returns for Winter 2018 created by Texworld USA’s Art Directors Louis Gerin and Gregory Lamaud. This French duo brings their vision and expertise regarding global trends for the upcoming season.
New to the show floor, Texworld USA has launched the Explore the Floor series featuring tours that allow attendees to walk the show floor with seasoned industry experts in an intimate setting. These tours will allow attendees to gain knowledge on different exhibitors that are relevant to what they need and be able to ask questions in an open format. Texworld USA offers all attendees three days of sourcing, networking and education AND complimentary access to two shows – all under one roof.
Texworld USA January 2018 Seminar Series highlights include a session entitled Fashion 101: How to Start a Fashion Line, by Mercedes Gonzalez, Founder and Director - Global Purchasing Companies. A seminar dedicated to Supply Chain Traceability & Transparency + Explore will be held by Jeff Wilson, Sr. Business Development Manager – Sustainability - NSF International, Edward Hertzman, Founder & CEO - Sourcing Journal, Dr Leonardo Bonanni, Founder & CEO – Sourcemap, and Megan Meiklejohn, Sustainable Materials & Transparency Manager - Eileen Fisher, Inc. Spring/Summer 19 Trends for Women’s & Junior Markets will be presented by Trend Council. The importance of a circular economy for the future of fashion will also be discussed.
Texworld USA’s Textile Talks return once again for winter 2018, featuring a series of intimate discussions suitable for all levels in the industry. Discussions will feature various topics relevant to the textile industry on the show floor.
Sourcemap's VP of Product Rhea Rakshit will be speaking at this year's Sustainable Brands: New Metrics conference in Philadelphia.
This year’s New Metrics conference will begin with four orientation boot camps, one for each of the four tracks of the event – Strategy & Operations, Finance & Investor Relations, Supply Chain Management, and HR & Employee Engagement. Each of these four new boot camps is designed to offer a focused guide to understanding and applying New Metrics for the purposes of managing previously-ignored risks and benefits associated with sustainability impacts.
The Supply Chain Management Boot Camp will progress in five parts, as follows: 1. The What: An Introduction to New Metrics in the Context of Supply Chain Management 2. The Why: Making the Business Case for New Metrics 3. The Who: Examples of Notable Case Studies 4. The How: An Overview of Leading Tools for Supplier Engagement, Product-level Impact Assessment, Visualizing Supply Chains, and Carbon Farming 5. Issue in Focus: Defining and Tracking Social Value across the Value Chain.
The main objective of this new offering is to consolidate years of existing New Metrics material into a single format that can bring newcomers up to speed over the course of half a day, while also helping experienced practitioners reconnect with the latest trends in the evolution of New Metrics. Boot Camp instructors are recognized leaders in the space who bring carefully-curated world-class content. Each boot camp will be 5.5 hours long, including a coffee break and a lunch break.
LOCATION: Commonwealth C
DATE:November 13, 2017
TIME:9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sourcemap CTO Bennington Purcell is presenting at the annual World Cocoa Foundation partnership meeting to introduce our bean-to-blockchain initiative: see the description below.
Chocolate Blockchain: Bean to Bar Traceability for the Cocoa Supply Chain
Until recently it was impossible to trace cocoa from hundreds of thousands of smallholder farms to finished goods. In 2013, Sourcemap introduced the first graph database connecting cocoa farmers to manufacturers in near-real time, and it’s used to map more than 150K cocoa farmers every season. Today we’re integrating blockchain to provide continuous assurance of bean-to-bar traceability without violating any privacy concerns along the end-to-end cocoa supply chain.
Sourcemap will be attending the Responsible Leather workshop at this year's Textile Exchange conference in Washington DC.
Every year we gather together our community of scientists, researchers, technologists, development experts, policy analysts, donors, advocates, change agents, last mile implementers, and many others to a convention at the intersection of big data and agriculture.
Our goal is simple: embracing big data approaches to solve agricultural development problems faster, better and at greater scale than ever before.
Please join us!
According to the UN Global Compact, corporations rank supply chain practices as the biggest challenge to improving their sustainability performance because of the scale and complexity of global supply chains. The opacity of these multi-layered systems and the lack of direct control over suppliers further down the chain make it extremely difficult for companies to monitor and ensure compliance with high environmental, health and safety standards, and respect for labor and human rights in their operations.
Supply chain traceability – the process of mapping a product or component’s path from raw material to finished good – is therefore critical to identify and manage social and environmental risks along the supply chain, and advance sustainability goals. This webinar will convene innovative thinkers in supply chain traceability who are using cutting-edge technology and data analytic solutions to create greater transparency in global supply chains.
§ Leonardo Bonanni, CEO and Founder, Sourcemap
§ Natasha Franck, CEO and Founder, Etology
§ James A. Hayward, Chairman, President, and CEO, Applied DNA Sciences
§ Moderator: Jennifer L. Costley, PhD, Director, Physical Sciences, Sustainability & Engineering, The New York Academy of Sciences
SOURCEMAP, XEROX WIN THE 2017 GEC CATALYST AWARDS
Unveiled at CES Asia, the winners were recognized for innovation in supply-chain sustainability. LG Electronics, Cisco and a Vodafone/Good World Solutions collaboration were selected as Honorees.
SHANGHAI, CHINA – June 8, 2017 – The Green Electronics Council (GEC) announced at CES Asia today that Xerox Corporation, a global document solutions, technologies and services corporation, and Sourcemap, Inc., the supply chain transparency company, won its 2017 GEC Catalyst Awards. GEC’s annual Catalyst Awards seek to inspire innovation in the design, manufacture and use of electronics to advance global sustainability.
GEC’s Catalyst Awards honor sustainability achievements in two categories. The “Catalyzing Impact at Scale” award recognizes the large-scale impact leading corporations can have when changing the design, manufacture and intended use of their products. GEC’s “Catalyzing Disruptive Innovation” award recognizes cutting-edge technologies that raise sustainability to a whole new level.
Xerox won the Catalyzing Impact at Scale Award for a global reverse supply-chain initiative that methodically analyzes ROI for remanufacture, refurbish, parts reuse, recycle, and broker sales. Sourcemap won the Catalyzing Disruptive Innovation Award for its supply-chain transparency community that ensures the sustainability of supply chains down to the raw material.
“The negative environmental and social impacts resulting from complex global supply chains are among the greatest challenges currently facing the IT industry,” said Nancy Gillis, CEO of the Green Electronics Council. “We congratulate this year’s Winners, Honorees, and Finalists for demonstrating ways to address this challenge and exhibiting sustainable supply chain leadership and innovation.”
An independent, expert Judging Committee selected the top Catalyst Award Winners and, for the first time, recognized three special Honorees. LG Electronics and Cisco Systems were each named “Catalyzing Impact at Scale” Honorees. A collaboration between Vodafone and Good World Solutions was selected as a “Catalyzing Disruptive Innovation” Honoree.
Xerox has long been recognized as an industry leader in end-of-life management, and over the past few years Xerox has optimized the global reverse logistics system to further enable a sustainable supply chain. The optimization utilizes a centralized control system, which calculates the value associated with sending a product through one of five potential processes, then selects the process that will create the greatest value. Through this optimized system and process improvements, Xerox has realized millions of dollars in cost benefit, achieved significant greenhouse gas savings and enabled numerous social sustainability benefits.
Sourcemap’s Supply Chain Transparency Community is a powerful new approach to providing industry-wide assurance of sustainability and compliance across the extended supply chain. It works through a shared repository of pre-competitive information on suppliers’ social and environmental performance fed by real-time data from a supplier social network, independently verified by machine learning algorithms and independent auditors. For the first time brands can achieve continuous supply chain assurance at low cost, while suppliers benefit from visibility and actionable benchmarks to help achieve best-in-class performance.
The Judging Committee for the 2017 Catalyst Awards included Walter Alcorn, Vice President, Environmental Affairs and Industry Sustainability at the Consumer Technology Association; Michael Massetti, Executive Partner, Supply Chain at Gartner; Karen Pollard, Environmental Protection Specialist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Steve Rochlin, Americas Co-Manager at the Global E-Sustainability Initiative; Joel Sutherland, President of Envoy Inc.; and Matthew Swibel, Director, Corporate Sustainability at Lockheed Martin Corporation.
GEC announced the winners at CES Asia in Shanghai, China as an official program partner of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). Past GEC Catalyst Awards winners include PuzzlePhone, AMD, and Dell, Inc.
The 2018 Catalyst Awards theme will be announced later this year.
Join us for a discussion moderated by Simone Cipriani, founder of the Ethical Fashion Initiative (United Nations & World Trade Organization), and six leaders at the forefront of ethical and sustainable fashion across the world:
- OSKAR METSAVAHT, artist, fashion designer, and founder of Osklen
- ZOLAYKHA SHERZAD, humanitarian artist and founder/director of Kabul-based Zarif Designs
- ANDREW ONDREJCAK, creative director, theatre director, and artist
- MOLLY YESTADT, fashion designer and founder of Yestadt Millinery
- VALERIYA SAFRONOVA, fashion columnist for The New York Times
- LEONARDO AMERIGO BONANNI, founder & CEO of Sourcemap
Dialogues in Languages and Humanities is a new initiative from the NYUSPS Division of Language and Humanities. The Dialogues' mission is to host events that engage the NYU community and public in provocative conversations on timely and meaningful topics that link the liberal arts, language, and international education.
Today’s consumers want to know more about the goods they purchase and where they come from than ever before. Concerns over issues like fair trade and sustainability are driving many companies, from fledgling startups to industry mainstays, toward radical transparency around sourcing, yet this move isn’t just about brand management. Case studies from the apparel, food, and electronics industries reveal the benefits of better visualization and greater transparency for the whole supply chain, because you can’t improve what you can’t see — but it can still cost you.
Nine innovators with breakthrough solutions to help Indonesia’s smallholder farmers produce sustainable palm oil have been chosen out of a pool of more than 70 international applicants to pitch their ideas to leaders in business, forest conservation, international development and government. Hailing from Indonesia, the United States, the Netherlands and Singapore, the SAWIT Challenge finalists will present their proposals to organizations including Bank Mandiri, Golden Agri Resources, Cargill, KEHATI, Mondelez, and World Resources Institute in Jakarta November 17 and 18.
Our next webinar 'Understanding Supply Chain Water Risk' will be held on Wednesday October 5th at 1pm Eastern US time.
Supply Chains consume tremendous amounts of water, yet the most water-stressed aspects are often hidden from view. We'll look at how water risk information can be overlaid on the supply chain map to assign a weighted risk to each link in a global supply chain to assign a risk score based on purchasing leverage.
Exponential Manufacturing will convene a select group of 400 leading executives, investors, and entrepreneurs from around the globe to explore how exponential technologies are changing the way humanity designs, makes, produces, moves, sells, and consumes the material world.
Sourcemap CEO Leonardo Bonanni will deliver the keynote for this year's Australian Fashion Forum.
JUST and NY+Acumen are excited to present: “Fashion's Impact: The Past, Present and Future of Fashion and Sustainability”, a three-part event on the changes in the fashion industry and its impact on communities and the environment.
How do organizations speaking the old language of enterprise IT deal with the industrial Internet of Things, where hardware, software and services are integrated in intricate ways?
The Boston Data Mining meetup focuses on making data mining accessible to everyone. It aims to be inclusive to all regardless if you are a beginner or expert in statistical modeling, machine learning, data mining, or any of the analytics (business, predictive, etc). Our talks will focus on the practical side of data mining and analytics by showing attendees how to perform data modeling in a variety of modeling environments, both graphical (e.g. Rapidminer) and text-based (R, Python, Julia, etc.)
Hosted and moderated by New York Times fashion director, Vanessa Friedman, and award-winning New York Times journalists, the International Luxury Conference addresses the most critical challenges — and unexpected opportunities — in today’s luxury battlefield.
If you've heard of supply chain mapping and you aren't quite sure how it's done, or just want to see it in action, this live webinar is your chance. 'Supply Chain Mapping 101' is being held on March 30th at 1pm New York Time. During the 15-minute presentation we're going to show you:
- What a supply chain map looks like
- How to format data for supply chain mapping
- Some of the best metrics and KPI's to use for monitoring performance
Our webinar will show live examples of supply chain maps from several industries, including consumer packaged goods (CPG), automotive, and electronics. The presentation will be followed by a 15-minute chat Q&A. To register for the webinar click here:
Crossroads is where you will discover how emerging innovations in fields such as automation, energy generation, education, and materials science intersect with supply chain management (SCM). The event brings together experts from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the world's foremost center for technological innovation, and the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics, the global leader in supply chain education and research, to offer a truly unique learning opportunity.