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

Automation, Analytics, and AI in Supply Chain

Author: Sangeeta Gadepalli“Siri, play the ‘Supply Chain Rebel’ podcast”“Playing ‘Supply Chain Rebel’ podcast”Life has become so much more simpler with IoT devices and personal assistants available at our beck and call. You can ask Siri for the weather or ask Alexa to order dinner. But that’s on a personal level. What about on the grand … Read more

AI: An Enabler to Circular Economy or Hindrance?

Author: Sneha Kumari We have grown rapidly, in almost every industry from industrial to technology. During this growth phase we have taken and utilized enough resources from the environment around us and have not found a way to replenish them, thus leaving a negative impact. The resources around us are finite and we need to start … Read more

Ignite! Video: How to Create a Circular City

By Kelsey Steele Imagine if you could help add billions of dollars back into your cities’ community and save trillions of dollars by improving existing services. This is possible when you position your city to become a circular city – a city that aims to keep resources in the local supply chain for as long as … 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

Don’t let your Digital Transformation be a Waste.

Author: Luke Smaul Like it or not, technology is playing an ever-increasing role in our lives. From how we shop to how we communicate, technology has changed how we engage with the world. Observing this change, large companies, for the past five years, have tried to understand and explore what technology means to their future. This … Read more

Leveraging Technology Convergences to Transform Supply Chain Visibility and Social Good

Technology convergences are driving a creative destruction and expansion of traditional business models. As the costs of sensing, computing, and cloud storage drops, algorithms become democratized and traditional challenges can be solved in innovative ways. Two significant inefficiencies in sourcing and procurement are insights into the provenance of materials and total costs of supply, particularly … 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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