Supply Chain 2030: Forge a New Path

Supply Chain Shaman

The Supply Chain Insights Global Summit is over, but we hope the energy to define Supply Chain 2030 is just beginning. As companies prepare for Supply Chain 2030, we think that it is time to rethink the basics. 2030 is 14 years in the future.

China’s Historic Silk Road is Resurrected from the Rubble

Elementum

China is leading an initiative to revive one of the largest feats of trade infrastructure the world has ever known. Dating from China’s Han Dynasty, the Silk Road has stood sentinel for centuries — a network of trade routes linking the country’s commerce hubs to its biggest trading partners. 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.

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China's Growing Role in the Automotive Industry

Elementum

China is emerging as a superpower in more ways than one. As its role in the automotive supply chain has expanded, China has impacted key players; from domestic component manufacturers to the world’s biggest automakers.

51st Symposium Purchasing and Logistics

Supply Chain Movement

Agenda 2030: Agile and Networked. Contrary to expectations, the deceleration of growth in China, the geopolitical crisis in the Middle East and the financial plight of countries that export crude oil have all had an impact on the export-driven German industry. This is why the 51 st Symposium will cover issues on the following topics: Purchasing 2030: thinking out of the box. 51st Symposium Purchasing and Logistics. Date: 9 – 11 November 2016.

Walmart Says It Can Reduce Emissions in China by 50 Million Tons

Material Handling & Logistics

The company aims to enroll all of its export and domestic suppliers in China, starting with 100 of its top suppliers, into an emissions reduction program. Walmart is aiming big when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in China. Over 400 suppliers in China, India, the U.S.

Lassoing S&OP

Supply Chain Shaman

Forge New Directions for Supply Chain 2030. In this session, we will look forward to global trade in 2030 as we explore the tensions between nationalism and globalization and the role of China/India in Supply Chain 2030.

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Cognitive Computing: Getting Clear on Definitions

Supply Chain Shaman

Forge New Directions for Supply Chain 2030. In this session, we will look forward to global trade in 2030 as we explore the tensions between nationalism and globalization and the role of China/India in Supply Chain 2030. No doubt about it.

How Hong Kong is Enhancing its Sustainability Efforts

EcoVadis

Ever since China ratified the Paris agreement, Hong Kong is under the spotlight to align with the global agenda and respond to the increasing stakeholders’ demand on sustainability effort. Climate Action Plan 2030+. The target is more ambitious that the China’s national target.

Diesel will continue to dominate trucking to 2040 says IHS Markit

EFT

It projects that the major stumbling block for the adoption of electric truck, that of batteries’ cost and weight, will only start to be addressed by around 2030. CNG/LNG is the top competitor to diesel for share of new sales due to readiness in China and the United States.

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Your Supply Chain Needs a New Place to Put Plastic

AFFLINK

On January 1 st , 2018, China banned the import of 24 different of scrap, including plastic waste. During its industrialization in the 1980s, China established a recycling industry in order to jump-start its manufacturing sector.

This Week in Logistics News (October 8-12, 2018)

Talking Logistics

China Trade Battle Spawns a New Era of Tariff Dodges (WSJ – sub. Trucking costs to halve by 2030, study predicts (LLoyd’s Loading List). The VP of Supply Chain and Logistics at our house (aka my wife) has been out of the country this week.

What’s Next For Battery-Powered Electric Vehicles?

Elementum

Europe and China, in particular, are expected to dominate the consumer market for EVs.

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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Retailers, Shippers, Manufacturers to Reduce Fashion Supply Chain Emissions

Material Handling & Logistics

Industry suppliers will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030 and will phase out coal-fired boilers in their own companies and direct suppliers from 2025.

Big Tech and Auto Battle for the World’s Cobalt Resources

Elementum

Traditionally, companies like Apple haven’t purchased the metal directly from mines, but through brokers like China’s Congo Dong Fang Mining. Cobalt demand will exceed supply by 42% in 2025 and 170% in 2030. And it’s not just companies — China has already cut its rare earth metal exports by more than 70%. Talks are in progress between the company and supplier prospects like Glencore, China’s Huayou Cobalt, Traxys, U.S.

Big Tech and Auto Battle for the World’s Cobalt Resources

Elementum

Traditionally, companies like Apple haven’t purchased the metal directly from mines, but through brokers like China’s Congo Dong Fang Mining. Cobalt demand will exceed supply by 42% in 2025 and 170% in 2030. In 2006, lithium-ion batteries consumed only 20% of the global cobalt supply.

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. China's BYD Auto.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

Content Summary: Walmart Says It Can Reduce Emissions in China by 50 Million Tons. Walmart is aiming big when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in China. Over 400 suppliers in China, India, the U.S.

World’s Top Green Businesses Revealed

Material Handling & Logistics

"Leadership on environmental issues, shown by a recent ranking of companies based on environmental policies, goes "hand in hand with being a successful and profitable business,” says CDP which curates the list.

Late Night Thoughts on Productivity, Efficiency and Global Supply Chain Effectivness

Supply Chain Shaman

We also confirmed the return of Tom Bonkenburg of St Onges, a leading expert on robotics and autonomous vehicles along with Gita Gopinath, a leading economist from Harvard on China and India to speak on Globalization versus Nationalism and the impact on Supply Chain 2030. It is late.

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Sustainability, Social Responsibility and Automation

Claritum

There are however a growing number of Indices and funds including FTSE4Good, Bovespa Corporate Sustainability Index (Brazil), ISE Sustainable index, Ethibel, S&P ESG India and China’s National Index. Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Contents. Introduction.

Beyond the Blockchain Hype

Enterra Insights

trillion in annual business value by 2030, and that’s a prediction that warrants taking a serious look at blockchain.” First, they experimented with Mango’s, to trace slices of mango to its origin, and Chinese Pork, to track the movements of it in China to prevent disease outbreaks linked to the food. New technologies are always subject to hype and blockchain (aka distributed ledger) technology is no different.

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Thanksgiving Mall Closures Could be a Sign of Further Black Friday Pushback

Supply Chain Nation

As China’s leaders aim to make their country the world’s leader in artificial intelligence by 2030, Alibaba announced a $15 billion investment in AI research and development , with plans to open new research hubs and hire hundreds of scientists. The company currently employs some 25,000 engineers and scientists, with plans to hire heavily from the US and Israel as well as China.

Two Million Vacant Manufacturing Jobs by 2025…How Can We Tackle the Skills Gap?

Cerasis

For example, in China alone, where the last decade brought millions of new participants into the workforce, a skills gap is expected to cause a deficit of 23 million sufficiently skilled workers there by 2030. Approximately 60 percent of today's unfilled manufacturing jobs are due to a shortage of applicants with sufficient proficiency in science, technology, engineering, and math ( STEM ) skills.

Impressions from Day 2 at COP21: Commitments, Hope, Controversy and Chocolate

EcoVadis

According to Xi Jinping, China’s President: “The Paris conference is not the finishing line but a new starting point”, I agree. Just when China passed from bicycles to cars. by 2030. Which means that until 2030 it will continue to rise (!)

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

Provenance

Since the 1990s, China has supplied the lion’s share of the world’s demand for REEs. China’s low prices have historically undercut global prices and pushed out foreign competitors –– such as the Mountain Pass mine in California, which closed in 2002.

Shipping Prospects Heat Up in the Arctic

Elementum

Many studies now predict that the thick sheets of ice which prevented ships from passing through in the past will thaw by the year 2030. China is another major source of trade with skin in the game.

Shipping Prospects Heat Up in the Arctic

Elementum

Many studies now predict that the thick sheets of ice which prevented ships from passing through in the past will thaw by the year 2030. China is another major source of trade with skin in the game. The move comes as part of China's broader strategy to transform China's land and sea channels to the west. By some estimates, the new route could take 20 days off the 48 days it currently takes to get to Rotterdam from China via the Suez Canal.

NAFTA Countries Remain Bullish on Trade

Material Handling & Logistics

Canadian firms see opportunity in the United States (36%), Mexico (18%) and China (14%). Firms in all three countries remain upbeat about doing more business abroad, with Mexico leading the way with 87% expecting increased trade volume over the next 12 months, compared to 77% of U.S.

Outlook on U.S. Exports: Forecasting the “Perfect Storm” or Something Else?

Transportfolio

This imbalance has been a reality for more than 20 years, as market conditions favored the creation of goods overseas, mainly in China. export growth between now and 2030. Outlook on U.S. Exports – Forecasting the “perfect storm” or something else? Transportfolio.