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. Supply chain process development is slower. Supply Chain 2030.

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

Arkieva

This and much more, in your Monday supply chain briefing from Arkieva. Supply Chain News. Sustainable Freight Action Plan for California is estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030. Supply Chain Strategy. Source: Supply Chain Shaman.

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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. I believe that supply chains build economies and save the world. I also believe that supply chains need a revolution. Then think about your supply base.

Globalization? Or Globaloney?

Supply Chain Insights

Recently, as I prepared to market our Supply Chain Insights Global Summit, I was introduced to Professor Pankaj Ghemawat’s concepts, and guess what? I studied strategy and international management during my MBA program because I like to look forward.

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Sustainability pays off, but it’s not always traceable

Supply Chain Movement

Therefore, most buyers are attempting to safeguard raw material supplies by investing in sustainability, primarily through independent certification schemes. On top of that, it’s simply not considered cool to be a cocoa farmer in West Africa,” says Franka Seijbel from Amtrada.

Chief Green

Supply Chain Movement

Since then, evidence has emerged of other huge fires in Africa’s Congo Basin forest, Siberia and Indonesia. It is aimed at halving Unilever’s environmental footprint caused by the manufacture and use of products by 2030 without hampering company growth.

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The things we’ve seen, in 2019

DELMIA Quintiq

Fifteen new startups from Belgium, China, France, India, South Africa and the U.S. There, we revealed the results of a survey that asked consumers what they expect to see in cities in 2030. Here we are, just about to turn the calendar to 2020. As we end the year (and the decade!)

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

EFT

The rise in EV popularity has created a rush to buy and create new supplies of battery metals because, unlike a normal auto, EVs require large amounts of nickel, cobalt and lithium. Battery producers located in Asia are eager to secure access to cobalt supplies outside of Southern Africa.

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

Provenance

Interested in understanding how supply chain transparency could benefit your business? Since the 1990s, China has supplied the lion’s share of the world’s demand for REEs. Nevertheless, over the last few decades the world largely relied on Chinese REE supply.

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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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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