Circular Supply Chain: the Politics of Pollution


Therefore it makes sense to examine alternative sources of less expensive supply such as the residual amounts found in disposed end products. The cost to source and salvage residual components has historically been commercially prohibitive. Current extraction is forecast to exhaust virgin sources for a growing number of raw materials used in many everyday consumer items.

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

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They must also develop new product ranges, production processes, sourcing strategies and distribution channels. 1] Staff, “ Circular economy will replace wasteful linear one by 2029 ,” Smart Cities World , 1 October 2019. [2] As I noted in Part 1 of this article, analysts at Gartner predict circular economies will replace today’s wasteful linear economies over the next decade or so.

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


Using AI driven product nature of being and smart attributes, data can be structured to support the needs of ERP applications as well as strategic sourcing and Value Analysis activities , all from one data set. The data from this global virtual item master takes another step in its evolutionary journey and is refined using an online, cloud-based platform with user tools that automatically present the normalized data obtained from all sources, both internal and external, in natural English.