Supply Chain Scope: New Study Shows Rise in US Inventories; California Estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030

Arkieva

Sustainable Freight Action Plan for California is estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030. Targets for 2030 Include: Improve freight system efficiency 25 percent by 2030.

Globalization? Or Globaloney?

Supply Chain Insights

On his twitter feed this week he dropped the stats that “While Asia will have over half of worlds megacities (city >10m ppl) by 2030, Africa’s urbanization is skyrocketing” and “Of 8,000 British companies, 96% had no foreign-lang speakers.

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How Can We Heal the Global Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Shaman

In the last six months, in my travels, I have presented to supply chain teams in China, Belgium, France, Germany, Peru, Mexico, Netherlands, South Africa, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. Economic Vision of Supply Chain 2030. Supply Chain 2030. Today, I unpacked my bags.

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China’s Historic Silk Road is Resurrected from the Rubble

Elementum

In 2013, President Xi Jin Ping introduced an initiative to construct a modern-day equivalent of the Silk Road as part of the country’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In a move criticized by some as neo-colonialism, it has become Africa’s largest trading partner , establishing trade zones in several African countries and importing 1.4 China is leading an initiative to revive one of the largest feats of trade infrastructure the world has ever known.

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Building Outside-In Processes

Supply Chain Shaman

I am half-way through a spring speaking tour that will wrap-up in June with a speech in South Africa and Peru. Economic Vision of Supply Chain 2030. Join us for a critical view of supply chain 2030 through the insights of leading economists.

Sustainability pays off, but it’s not always traceable

Supply Chain Movement

The global middle class is growing even more rapidly: KPMG has calculated that by 2030 there will be three billion more middle-class consumers than in 2010. On top of that, it’s simply not considered cool to be a cocoa farmer in West Africa,” says Franka Seijbel from Amtrada.

Trends 2019: Let the Prediction Season Begin

Enterra Insights

Weller observes, “A combination of widespread aging, falling fertility, and urbanization will lead to a dramatically different world in 2030. And, the World Economic Forum estimates that the global cost of chronic diseases — driven largely by aging populations — will total US$47 trillion between 2010 and 2030. Dry areas such as northern Africa and the US Southwest will feel the effects of diminished precipitation especially hard.”

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Global electric vehicle demand drives scramble for fresh supplies of vital metals

EFT

Investment bank Goldman Sachs predicts that sales of batteries to power EVs will rise from under $10 billion to $60 billion by 2030, which will require that the global availability of battery metals expands to meet swelling demand.

A vision for a transparent global Rare Earth Element system using blockchain technology

Provenance

There are currently mines in Europe, Australia, Africa and North America at the feasibility study stage (the final stage of pre-production, that determines whether to develop a mine), with some –– such as the Nolans Bore mine in Australia –– set to be operational within the next three years.

Will 2018 be the Start of the Robot Revolution?

Enterra Insights

Analysts at the Middle East North Africa Financial Network (MENAFN) report an old headline — one published at a time “when a computer took as much space as a large kitchen and had less power than a modern pocket calculator — stated, “Whatever your job is the chances are that one of these machines can do it faster or better than you can.”[4] According to a report from Forrester Research, automation is poised to replace nine per cent of all US jobs in 2018.[1]

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