Circular Supply Chain: the Politics of Pollution

DynaSys

Why do manufacturers need to transform their operations to a circular model? Historically the reasons for manufacturers to engage in any sustainability initiatives were mainly regulatory or social. It is debatable how much brand damage such audits wreak; however, no consumer goods manufacturer wants their logo showcased in a viral social media post about an enormous plastic island floating in the Pacific Ocean.

Can Supply Chains Adjust to a Circular Economy Over the Next Decade? Part 1

Enterra Insights

Former McKinsey analyst Markus Zils adds, “The circular economy aims to eradicate waste — not just from manufacturing processes, as lean management aspires to do, but systematically, throughout the life cycles and uses of products and their components. If a product is purchased outright, consumers would have to be under some sort of legal obligation to return the product to the manufacturer at the end of its useful life.

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Can Supply Chains Adjust to a Circular Economy Over the Next Decade? Part 2

Enterra Insights

He explains, “Many of the materials that are utilized during manufacturing exist solely within the confines of the supply chain and never exit it in the form of the product or packaging. As the name implies, a circular economy is one in which the loop between manufacturers and consumers is closed. Frankly, I’m not optimistic the world will be dramatically different a decade from now; but, manufacturers can make the Gartner vision closer to a reality by starting now.

[INFOGRAPHIC] AI Technologies: The Role of Humans & The Application in Logistics

Cerasis

Mr. Ray Kruzwell: Futurist and Director of Engineering at Google: AI will be achieved by 2029. Today our focus has been on KPIs, ERP, WMS, TMS, YMS, EDI, The Cloud, S and OP, 3 D Printing, IoT, IoE, Drones: Same Hour/Day/Time Delivery to Customers, Cyber Security, Theft, Government Regulations, E-Commerce, Omni-Channel, Modeling/Simulation, Risk Management, Tracking, Traceability, Re-shoring, Robotics , et al, but…what about Artificial Intelligence or AI technologies? .