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.

Imagining the Supply Chain of the Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Technologies Reshaping the Global Digital Supply Chain! Imagine what the future will look like in Supply Chain! There are articles which describe what the future of Supply Chain will be like in 2020, 0r 2025, or even 2030. Subscribe Here!

The Future of Supply Chain Management

Kinaxis

Fresh out of Supply Chain Talent. There’s no time like the present to talk about the future of supply chain management. That was the perfect lead-in for a great Supply Chain Insights webinar I attended recently – Journey to Supply Chain 2030.

51st Symposium Purchasing and Logistics

Supply Chain Movement

Agenda 2030: Agile and Networked. This is why the 51 st Symposium will cover issues on the following topics: Purchasing 2030: thinking out of the box. International supply chains: reshaping cooperation. Global supply chains: mitigating risks. Europe’s biggest congress for procurement, logistics and supply chain professionals awaits you. 51st Symposium Purchasing and Logistics. Date: 9 – 11 November 2016.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

So many thoughts in my mind… Yesterday, I signed a contract for Robert Gordon, author of the book, Rise and Fall of American Growth to speak at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit on September 5th-8th in Lake Oconee, Georgia (north of Atlanta). It is late. I cannot sleep.

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Go Horizontal!

Supply Chain Shaman

Functional silos define today’s supply chain organization. I cut my teeth on early forms of supply chain planning. Like me, the traditio nal supply chain leader, grew-up believing in functional excellence and inside-out processes. Supply Chain 2030.

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Integrated Planning: Is It Rubbish? Be Careful What You Ask For….

Supply Chain Shaman

Most of the Integrated Supply Chain Planning Projects Generate Rubbish. At each location, the team wrung their hands as they told me their stories of “ Integrated Supply Chain Planning.” Few implementations of planning connect to procurement and transportation.

Five Trends That Excite Me!

Supply Chain Shaman

I am facilitating a workshop between supply chain business visionaries and technology innovators. The SAP acquisition of Ariba slowed innovation and the purchase, and then the failed promise of investment in Crossgate was disappointing to SAP supply chain business users.

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

Talking Logistics

The VP of Supply Chain and Logistics at our house (aka my wife) has been out of the country this week. Apple Tells Congress That Global Supply Chain Wasn’t Compromised (Bloomberg). Trucking costs to halve by 2030, study predicts (LLoyd’s Loading List).

Top 25 Supply Chains of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

Our look at the Top 25 (plus 4) Supply Chains of 2018 examines how the best companies in the world excel at managing their global supply chains. One of the most popular articles we’ve ever done is our look at analyst group Gartner’s annual ranking of the Top 25 Supply Chains. billion over the next five years to overhaul its supply chain. Intel sees its supply chain as a crucial component of its strategy to enter new markets.

Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery: Are You Measuring the Risks in Your Supply Chain?

EcoVadis

The Global Reporting Initiative attributes the increase in human trafficking risks to the migration from conflict zones to neighbouring countries that are more stable, warning business to pay extra attention to supply chains in those regions.

No Easter Bunny?

Supply Chain Shaman

Dear Supply Chain Leader, Today, sitting in my seat in 11K on a Cathay Pacific flight between Hong Kong and Boston, I want to report that there is no Easter Bunny. The question is, “How can the supply chain leader drive digital transformation to deliver transformational capabilities?”.

Packaging and the Road to a Circular Economy

EcoVadis

This sheer volume of packaging means the industry has a significant potential to impact the sustainability of supply chains, and makes it a crucial element to achieving a circular economy. Nearly everything we touch has packaging.

SAP to Expand Cloud Presence with Acquisition of Ariba

Supply Chain Network

The acquisition will also significantly boost SAP’s cloud applications portfolio with the addition of Ariba’s leading cloud-based procurement solutions. Industry experts estimate the cloud-based enterprise network and procurement segment at a current size of $5 billion in revenue. Germany: +49(0)89 2030 3201. Emerging Trends Information Technology News & Info Procurement Professional Communications Spend Management Supply Chain Management

How Hong Kong is Enhancing its Sustainability Efforts

EcoVadis

Climate Action Plan 2030+. To fulfill China’s obligations under the Paris Agreement, Hong Kong launched the Climate Action Plan 2030+ which outlines the roadmap for the city to contribute to local and national carbon reduction. Green Procurement Initiative by the Hong Kong Government.

Sustainability, Social Responsibility and Automation

Claritum

Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. The first from a tax authority and the second from an institute: Sustainable Procurement. Tighter control on the supply chain and knowledge of the full supply chain. Contents. Introduction. Government Expectations.

50 expert tips on logistics planning and strategy

6 River Systems

Luckily, the current movers and shakers of the logistics and supply chain world are all too happy to dole out sage advice in the form of blog posts, interviews, podcasts — you name it. Planning tips to unify supply chains. It drives most supply chain planning activities.

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

Elementum

In 2006, lithium-ion batteries consumed only 20% of the global cobalt supply. As a finite but clearly valuable resource locked mostly in countries with difficult-to-track labor standards, cobalt’s supply chain has fallen under intense scrutiny in recent months, and companies are rushing to get their share. million metric tons (or 60% of the world’s supply). Cobalt demand will exceed supply by 42% in 2025 and 170% in 2030.

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

Elementum

In 2006, lithium-ion batteries consumed only 20% of the global cobalt supply. million metric tons (or 60% of the world’s supply). However, as standards for sourcing become more strict, these big players may lose business if they fail to provide visibility into their supply chains.

Circular Economy in ICT – Completing the circle of supply

EcoVadis

From the producer point of view, however, product return is lacking incentives and access to secondary markets is often blocked through regulatory barriers across the countries involved in global supply chains. Citing Cisco, there is global supply, but no global trash return.

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

EcoVadis

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. .

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.

Happy Labor Day! Insights on Building Supply Chain Talent

Supply Chain Shaman

So, with labor day approaching, I am penning a blog on supply chain talent. Labor day also signals the end of summer, and for many supply chain leaders the beginning of 2017 strategy discussions and intense S&OP debates to finalize Q3 and Q4 planning.