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Technology and the Supply Chain: What Does the Future Hold?


Big business are jumping on the bandwagon too – utilizing collaborative distribution, reverse logistics and cooperative sourcing to lower costs, improve efficiency and better optimize their supply chain. WEF notes 2025 as the year the sharing economy will reach its tipping point into the mainstream market, but I’d lean toward seeing this impact your supply chain a whole lot sooner as the number of new startups in this space continues skyrocketing.

Top 25 Supply Chains of 2018

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The rankings are based on a composite score based on the opinions of Gartner’s analysts; a group of peer voters (mostly supply chain practitioners, professionals and experts; in the interests of full disclosure, I myself am part of the peer panel); some metrics, including return on assets, inventory growth and revenue growth; and a corporate social responsibility (CSR) component score. So the CSR score too is more of a popularity contest than a consistent metric. Source ID.


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How Cognitive Learning Changes the Game in Supply Chain


It helps quickly process and make sense of the vast amount of data coming from countless sources. Seamless collaboration and increased productivity between supply chain partners: Suppliers, customers, third-party manufacturers, and logistics providers work together in real-time to quickly make business decisions on the same platform. Companies do not have a solution for analyzing the enormous data scattered across various processes, sources, and system. Sources: [1] [link].

Offering Prayers While Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun

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The manufacturers sourced the peanut butter primarily on cost. An example is the work on Performance Based Logistics (PBL). Safe and secure and the redesign of the supply chain to protect the consumer is a part of the 2016 Supply Chain Insights Global Summit focused on Imaging Supply Chain 2025. Lora wrote the books Supply Chain Metrics That Matter and Bricks Matter , and is currently working on her third book, Leadership Matters.

Walmart Says It Can Reduce Emissions in China by 50 Million Tons

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Last week the company announced that it will take out 50 million metric tons (MMT) by 2030 which is equivalent to the emissions associated with the average annual electricity consumption of 40 million Chinese households. Through Project Gigaton, Walmart aims to work with its suppliers to reduce emissions in its global value chain by one billion metric tons – a gigaton – by 2030, equal to the emissions from more than 211 million average passenger vehicles in a year.

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New IMO 2020 Regulations Help Reduce Marine Sulphur Emissions

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According to an IMO air pollution and energy efficiency study , over 570,000 premature deaths will be prevented between 2020 and 2025 by the introduction of these tighter sulphur oxide emission guidelines. million metric tons annually. Unfortunately, alternative fuel sources are not readily available on a large scale at this time. It’s also important to work closely with a third party logistics provider (3PL) like C.H. Robinson global logistics expert.