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

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

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 Supply Chain Rebel’s Guide to Saving the World

Author: Kelsey Steele What if I told you that you could:Anticipate and manage risk better than everOperate within communities that have previously been difficult to reachEmpower suppliers who improve innovation and processImprove profitability through increased customer loyalty from commitment to environmental responsibility.It’s possible! The above are just some of the variety of business benefits you can … Read more

How to Transform Your Public Health Supply Chain, Part 1

Author: Ramatu Abdulkadir Imagine you’re the new CEO of a public health supply chain in a developing country. Your job is to ensure the availability of medicines in Government-owned health facilities for the wellbeing of the citizens.These supply chains are usually fragmented and broken, and patients can hardly get medicines for basic healthcare needs. You inherit … 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

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

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