Status Quo Challenge: Design Thinking for Supply Chain Transformation

Author: Dyci Manns Sfregola First things first: If you aren’t familiar with the term design thinking, at a very high level, it revolves around a deep interest in truly understanding the customers for whom products and services are designed. Apple, for example, is a brand that is well-known for using design thinking principles. While design thinking … Read more

The Unfettered Response: The Political Risks of a Globalized Supply Chain

By Adebayo Adeleke I want to change it up today. Unlike the majority of leaders, I want to speak to you and not at you. So, I’m going to start by posing a question… ‘What’s the issue with transpacific business agreements?’ It’s a question that the majority won’t even consider, let alone ask; it’ll be deemed … Read more

Ditch the Years and Look at the Experience: Why Years of Experience is Less Relevant in New School Supply Chain Leadership

By: Dyci Manns SfregolaOkay, I’m just going to say it — I don’t care if your team has “120 years of collective experience in supply chain.” What does that even mean? Did your team consult Henry Ford on mass production? Better yet, was mass production your idea?! Years of experience doesn’t make a person more … Read more

Wearing Your Values is for Everyone, a glimpse into the Fashion Supply Chain

Author: Bettina Hobson A Warning about Overconsumption 50 years ago, and again in the 90s of what was at first seen as a quirky idea, our planet has finite resources. To quote Donatella Meadows from her riveting 1972 book The Limits to Growth, “People don’t need enormous cars; they need admiration and respect. They don’t … Read more

How to Transform Your Public Health Supply Chain, Part 2

Read time -7 min 44 sec Author: Ramatu Abdulkadir  In part 1 of this write-up, we looked at the new CEO, preparing to transform a public health supply chain in a developing country to make medicines available. I also shared a puzzle which I hope you have attempted to answer. I know it’s complicated but also very easy … Read more

The Types of People to Surround Yourself with in 2020

Hello Supply Chain Rebels! 2020 is upon us and what a great way to start off the year inspired. Our LinkedIn network created a tapestry of the types of people to surround yourself with for a phenomenal year. What would you add? Tag a friend or rebel who embodies these qualities. The inspired The humorous The authentic The passionate The … Read more

Circular Supply Chains Will Shift SCOR Supply Chain Skills

Author: Deborah Dull Imagine: All waste and process by-products in the world will become the raw materials and inputs needed by all the processes in the world. In turn, the maintenance, refurbishment and remanufacturing industries will dramatically increase in size and value. Then, aftermarket supply chains will become the dominant model as linear supply chains give way to circular … Read more

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