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Canadian Centre for Advanced Supply Chain Management and Logistics

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The Supply Chain Transparency Revolution

Unthinkable a few short years ago, supply chain transparency has become business-as-usual for industries ranging from food to fashion and electronics. The motivations go far beyond marketing: transparency has emerged as an essential business process for ensuring that supply chains are as efficient as can be while avoiding short-term disruptions and ensuring long-term sustainability. A rapid shift is underway in how brands and manufacturers communicate with their supply chains, and new rules of engagement are emerging that favor transparency and data-rich approaches to sourcing.

This latest Alliance Pipeline seminar will provide a real-world perspective on how this transformation occurred, including case studies of the motivations, benefits and implementation challenges to implement transparency.

About the speaker:

Dr. Leonardo Bonanni, Founder and CEO of Sourcemap, the supply chain mapping company. Since 2008, Sourcemap has developed software for companies and consumers to trace the origins of products to master the social, environmental, and operational risks. Based in New York City, Sourcemap software powers supply chain transparency for Hershey’s, Eileen Fisher, and sustainability benchmarking for the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, which is used by leading brands including Walmart, Nike and H&M. For more information on Sourcemap visit www.sourcemap.com

Leo has been named among America’s Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs and 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics. He is an entrepreneur and an advocate for supply chain transparency. Prior to Sourcemap he was a PhD candidate at the MIT Media Lab where the underlying technology was developed. For more information on Leo visit www.leobonanni.com

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