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The state of supply chain in 2014

Lose loops, redefine boundaries, and keep simple principles for successful supply chain

Today, delivering more products faster, with flawless execution and minimal business interruption defines supply chain success. Closing loops, redefining boundaries, and keeping simple principles in mind were all hot topics at TM’s Supply Chain 2014 Future Factory conference in London this week, The Manufacturer reported.

In fact, Coca Cola Enterprises’ (CCE) Operations Director Trevor Newman’s corporate social responsibility structure is driving innovations for sustainability throughout its value chain at Coca Cola. The company is targeting the total carbon footprint of its products, which has prompted packaging and refrigeration innovations. For instance, an average can of coke weighs over 16g less today than it did ten years ago due CCE’s “Delivering for Today, Inspiring for Tomorrow initiative.”

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Amanda G. Ciccatelli is a Contributing Writer for InsideCounsel, where she covers the patent litigation space. Amanda earned a B.A. in Communications and Journalism from...

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