What Is The Mission?

Supply Chain Shaman

Annette Clayton’s vision as a newly minted SVP of Supply Chain (now COO for North America) is coming to fruition. Imagine Supply Chain 2030. The focus is on Imagining Supply Chain 2030. At the event, technologists and business leaders work shoulder-to-shoulder to Imagine Supply Chain 2030. Daily I see one. You probably also have them in your mail. What is it? A cute press release ginned-up by an aggressive marketing group at a software company.

How Can We Heal the Global Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Shaman

Capabilities for planning in North America and Europe, as shown in Figure 7, are greater than the growth economies. Economic Vision of Supply Chain 2030. Join us for a critical view of supply chain 2030 through the insights of leading economists. Supply Chain 2030.

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

Elementum

Cobalt demand will exceed supply by 42% in 2025 and 170% in 2030. The famously idealistic Silicon Valley company has pledged to source all of its cobalt in North America. In 2006, lithium-ion batteries consumed only 20% of the global cobalt supply. Ten years later, that number has more than doubled. It’s expected that market demand for the metal will increase to more than 120,000 tonnes per year by 2020 — 60% of which will account for battery production alone.

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

Elementum

Cobalt demand will exceed supply by 42% in 2025 and 170% in 2030. The famously idealistic Silicon Valley company has pledged to source all of its cobalt in North America. In 2006, lithium-ion batteries consumed only 20% of the global cobalt supply.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

The retail giant plans to take out 50 million metric tons (MMT) by 2030, which is equivalent to the emissions associated with the average annual electricity consumption of 40 million Chinese households. Content Summary: Trucks Platoon Across North Carolina Turnpike.

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. Warmer temperatures brought on by climate change are transforming topographies around the world, giving rise to profound consequences.

Forecasting Peak Automotive Production

QAD

In March 2016, GM acquired Cruise Automation for an undisclosed amount, although reports have placed the number “north of $1 billion.” Industry forecasts predict light vehicle production will hit the 100 million vehicle milestone in 2020 and grow to more than 115 million by 2030.

Eric Beckwitt Selected as a Keynote Speaker at CleanTech Innovation Showcase in Seattle on June 24th

Freightera

From the press release by CleanTech Alliance: “One of this year’s keynote speakers for the Showcase include Eric Beckwitt, the Founder and CEO of Freightera, the North American platform for automating and reducing emissions from freight transport. ” The sixth annual 2019 CleanTech Innovation Showcase at Bell Harbor International Conference Center will take place in Seattle on June 24 — this year with more participation from outside North America.

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.

NAFTA Countries Remain Bullish on Trade

Material Handling & Logistics

More than 60% of business leaders surveyed across North America believe governments are increasingly taking a protectionist stance of raising trade barriers to defend domestic businesses.

Green Future of Freight [Infographic]

Freightera

Cargo ships are the most rapidly growing source of NOx and SOx , predicted to produce 10% more than all land based emissions by 2020 and 40% more than land emissions by 2030. In north America, 80% of the trucks return empty , and 30% of the trucks on road are empty.