Circular Supply Chain: the Politics of Pollution


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.

Warehouse Digitalization: The Warehouse of Tomorrow


The Digi-Smart manufacturing process empowers enterprises to gain control of their warehouses and ensures that products can be delivered to customers as quickly as possible. As Gartner predicts, drones will grow to over 13 million units in 2029 worldwide which was 989,000 in 2019.


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

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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.

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

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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.

The Short-term and Long-term Future of Supply Chain Management


The future of manufacturing in the U.S. The driving factor in all of this is a constantly building need on the part of companies to do more with less, Saurabh Sharma, senior analyst at Infrastructure Solutions, told Manufacturing and Logistics IT.

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


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? .