Supply Chain 2030: Forge a New Path

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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.

Wal-Mart Wants Suppliers to Eliminate a Gigaton of Greenhouse Gases by 2030

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Wal-Mart has identified six areas where suppliers can focus their clean energy efforts: agriculture, waste, packaging, deforestation, and product use and design. Bloomberg.

Packaging and the Road to a Circular Economy


Nearly everything we touch has packaging. Think about all the variables in packaging – types of plastic or metal, variations in shapes, inks added for marketing and regulatory labeling, the list goes on.

Surging Package Volume Explains Why Drones Make Sense


This may be inaccurate, as order lines would vary from order to order and some orders contain many small items that are packaged in a single box while other orders need to be split across multiple boxes. UPS and other package delivery companies have benefited from the rise of eCommerce.

Key learnings from Supply Chain Insights’ Global Summit


The conference, organized by Supply Chain Shaman Lora Cecere and her team, was structured around a compelling theme: “imagine the supply chain of 2030.” It was a pleasure to attend this month’s Supply Chain Insights Summit in Philadelphia.

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Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Warehouse Management Set to Take Center Stage in Warehouse Automation

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Translucent packaging and reflective packages can render sensors useless. By 2030, one-third of workers in the U.S. The writing is on the wall for traditional, manual-based processes in supply chain management, says Cade Metz of The New York Times.

3 Ways Fresh Retailers are Helping the Planet

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In February Walmart announced a new set of waste reduction commitments for plastic packaging for its private brand program. Walmart’s focus on its private brand packaging, including efforts to minimize plastic waste for Walmart U.S. It’s official.

Measuring Up?

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C2C improved in retail apparel, mass retail, pharmaceuticals, chemical, food and consumer packaged goods industries. Economic Vision of Supply Chain 2030. Join us for a critical view of supply chain 2030 through the insights of leading economists.

Coming soon to a supply chain near you: 8 big digital disruptors


None is feeling the effects more pointedly than those in consumer packaged goods (CPG), as all this new technology has fundamentally altered the way consumers research and shop for products.

Will Robotics Emerging Technology Improve Logistical Efficiency?


Among other things, the article reports that remotely-operated vessels will be common by 2030, semi-autonomous trucks will probably be common on American roads in five to 10 years, and the number of commercial drones will be 10 times higher in 2021 than 2017. Will Robotics Improve Efficiency?

Five Trends That Excite Me!

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Future of Analytics in the Building of Supply Chain 2030. Packaged Analytics to Refine Current Planning Data Models. . Holiday travel. Packed airports and the children screaming in unison.

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Is Your Supply Chain Producing Too Much Waste?


However, the term “waste” in the supply chain is also used to identify other wasteful factors, including extraneous worker time, packaging waste, and storage waste. Packaging waste happens when the wrong type of good in the wrong packaging is produced or excess inventory must be repackaged.

Step inside Project Gigaton at Walmart

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It has been a year since the launch of Project Gigaton, an ambitious program to help suppliers cut greenhouse gas emissions by one billion tons by 2030 – the equivalent to taking more than 211 million passenger vehicles off of US roads for a whole year.

Seeing Beyond the Firewall

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Process industry leaders–chemical, consumer packaged goods, food/beverage–have greater issues using data, with software usability, and building effective connections to align and build effective relationships with trading partners. Economic Vision of Supply Chain 2030.

Examining LogiPharma 2019 – Top 3 symptoms you caught the life sciences supply chain bug


Global Fund’s mission is to end AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis by 2030. For example, MSD used drones to fly over the destruction while using temperature controlled packaging to deliver lifesaving medicines across the island. by Bill DuBois. With LogiPharma 2019 in the books, a big congratulations goes out to all the organizers, speakers, vendors and attendees for a successful event.

World’s Top Green Businesses Revealed

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Swedish packaging business Tetra Pak has achieved 100% fulfilment of its chain of custody certification and now only accepts paperboard that is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council as well managed or controlled wood sources.

Beyond the Blockchain Hype

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trillion in annual business value by 2030, and that’s a prediction that warrants taking a serious look at blockchain.” UPS : “In 2017, UPS joined a transportation-focused blockchain consortium to develop blockchain standards for the freight industry and this year they filed a patent for the uses blockchain to track and trace sending packages across the globe.”

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Sustainability, Social Responsibility and Automation


KFC has pledged that all its plastic-based packaging that reaches the consumer will be recoverable or reusable by 2025. The Goals interconnect and in order to leave no one behind, it is important that we achieve each Goal and target by 2030.” Claritum Article - Procurement Blog.

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

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In time, this system could enable 24-hour package delivery, with fleets of autonomous delivery trucks bringing packages to online shoppers at any hour. 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.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

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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. We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes.

50 expert tips on logistics planning and strategy

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Reassess the value of your 3PL provider. “Third party logistics (3PL) providers offer solutions in warehousing, packaging, assembly and distribution under one roof, so you can leave some or all of the order fulfillment to supply chain experts.

Sustain 2018: Now Is the Time to Change the Mindset and Embrace the Impossible


More than 500 procurement and CSR professionals along with representatives of international organizations and NGOs gathered for EcoVadis’ annual conference in Paris on April 10-11 to collaborate, exchange best practices and discuss their shared vision for sustainable supply chains. . Now Is the Time.

Top 25 Supply Chains of 2018

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So some of the companies that actually are in the forefront of supply chain management and technology implementations are excluded from contention: airlines, railroads, trucking companies, package delivery companies, shipping companies, construction firms, healthcare, metals producers, energy companies, banks, oil & gas, pipelines, utilities, and more. And on the packaging side, the company set a goal of recycling a used bottle or can for every one it sells by 2030, Gartner notes.

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

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Last week the company announced that it will 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.

3 Ways to Make Sense of Circular Economy


We have previously discussed the value and path toward a circular economy , which could create 2 million jobs by 2030 and up to €600 million in savings a year. Consumers across the world are becoming increasingly sensitive to issues surrounding plastic pollution.

The Big Miss: The Critical Success Element Most Retailers and Industry Analysts Are Overlooking When Talking about Surviving and Thriving in the Age of Retail Disruption

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Rainer Strack’s popular TED Talk on the workforce crisis of 2030 shows how much job seekers’ preferences are changing. The lone bright spot comes from Walmart; The Washington Post reports that the retail giant is now testing a package-delivery program where employees are paid extra to deliver online orders on their way home from work. The term Retail Apocalypse has become so popular that it now has its own Wikipedia page.