Gartner recently published this in-depth report exploring the procurement manager's challenges when running a responsible sourcing program, including the effect on supplier relationships.
It's never been more important to feel close to your trusted supply chain, distance notwithstanding. In addition to rigorous independent auditing, anecdotal experience plays a crucial role in the ongoing supplier selection process. Both kinds of information must be readily available. TRAM's global supply chain module includes an interactive and intuitive wiki element that allows buyers to share their experiences and also see what their colleagues had to say. This creates a more holistic and relatable profile for each supplier.
In addition, for certain business requirements, some responsible materials sourcing could be made a lot less risky with better use of what's already there. Too many times, fully-approved, re-deployable assets sit in indefinite storage purgatory. Idle and forgotten, they're eventually thrown into landfill to make room for more of the same being needlessly manufactured again. With TRAM, we give these assets the visibility they need to get reused. TRAM's reuse module also helps raise the visibility of suppliers who may sometimes feel as invisible as the assets they're warehousing.
These are just a couple of ways TRAM's 360-degree approach to responsible asset management makes all your remote assets feel a lot closer.
Nearly 5 years ago this superb activation kicked off a very successful campaign of tropical-themed promotions across Europe.
Over 30 props and fixtures joined TRAM's reuse module, a truly sustainable approach to instore activations. TRAM's visuals-first approach, combined with powerful filters, let designers and marketers quickly choose the right assets.
Everything, including palm trees, crates, tiki bar, interactive touch screens and FSDU's, went on to create great shopping experiences at locations all over Europe. Reusing assets cut lead-times, costs, and landfill waste at every activation.
Almost five years later, several assets are still busy creating impact at the point of sale.
As for the giant, custom-made pirate ship? She went on to add real impact to two smaller promotions before finding a permanent home at a downtown nightclub!
Proving once again how sustainability shouldn't come at the cost of great design creativity (or vice versa). This stunning activation celebrating the Chinese New Year saved over 200 kilos of potential landfill, thanks in part to TRAM's agile assets module.
Courtesy of Concourse Display Management (click here)