Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes. Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities.

Reduce Costs: Invest In Talent

Supply Chain Shaman

Labor is an important input with 50-60% of employees of the company reporting through supply chain organizations. Supply chain processes are relatively new. What defines supply chain excellence? Overall, 69% of supply chain professionals are satisfied.

Digitization in the Automotive Supply Chain: A Potential, Game-Changing Transition


As the use of technology in cars continues to grow at a rapid pace, tech companies are moving to expand products and services to the automotive supply chain. A Transition in the Automotive Supply Chain. A Connected Supply Chain.

From Greater Production Traceability to Combating Biodiversity Loss and Meeting UN Sustainable Development Goal 15


This is why one of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), SDG 15 is committed to protecting, restoring and promoting “sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably managed forests, combating desertification reversing land degradation and halting biodiversity loss” by 2030.

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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EcoVadis Scientific Committee Reviews Sustainability Milestones, Outlooks and Challenges


Addressing Carbon Footprint in the Supply Chain. There are multiple international and European initiatives looking to curb carbon emissions, including the Paris Agreements and European Council’s commitment to a 40 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

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. Weller observes, “Developing countries in Asia will become more prominent world powers compared to North American and European nations.

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


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.

Think Differently. Drive New Outcomes. Let Us Help You Build A Guiding Coalition.

Supply Chain Insights

At this time of year, we find many companies planning workshops to stimulate thinking on building a digital supply chain and igniting next-generation supply chain thinking. Customer-Centric Supply Chain Research. Building the Customer-Centric Supply Chain.