When the “logistics of logistics” meets “new school supply chain." I chatted with Joe Lynch about progressive topics influencing the lives of the broad field to which we belong. In this episode, we explore “New School Supply Chain” which was a phrase born while I was at Rutgers University MsSCM program as a way to distinguish the traditional supply chain learning and the shift needed in higher education. Many chats with Yuri, Rudolf, and Jackie about the concepts needed to update supply chain education. I also proudly evangelize that I AM new school supply chain and my life path changed after hearing Dr. Lyons chat about the green value chain.
Joe has a ton of experience in automotive and global integrated logistics, and a budding interest in sustainability. We discussed the importance of professional branding, the changing demographics and faces of supply chain, corporate social responsibility, sustainable supply chains and how they are a conduit in shared responsibility, circular economy, and why diversity & inclusion is critical now more than ever. Oh, and he has deemed me “your royal Hinish, Queen of the Rebels” which is pretty damn awesome for being unqueenie. Below, you'll find a summary of our discussion and links to listen to the podcast.
Sheri Hinish and Joe Lynch discuss new school supply chain basics. As a supply chain thought leader and change agent, Sheri is leading the way toward sustainable supply chains, new paradigms, strategy, and leadership.
Key Takeaways – New School Supply Chain Basics
The new school supply chain basics (below) that Sheri described on the podcast also appear on the Supply Chain Revolution website.
- New School Supply Chain. The “we’ve always done it this way” operating model is over. Supply chain has never had a bigger seat at the table. Advances in supply chain technology, data science, corporate social responsibility create opportunities like no other decade in our existence to building a new global economy that is circular. This requires a “new school” shift that puts the customer experience, supply chains with purpose, and leadership front and center.
- Corporate Sustainability. Corporate Sustainability isn’t philanthropy. We help companies understand supply chains are a conduit for social responsibility, environmental stewardship, and the win-win of ‘ doing well and doing good” to transform the world we share.
- Circular Economy & Circular Thinking. We are leaving value on the table and take-make-waste, or linear economy is costing our planet and our supply chains billions in value leakage annually. The Supply Chain Revolution embraces circularity, making fiscal sense of shifting toward regenerative, restorative processes and designing for zero waste in end-to-end supply chain orchestration.
- Sustainable Development & the SDGs. This is the decade of action. Propelled by purpose, new school leaders understand the inter-connectivity of industrial, technological, environmental, and human systems. Sustainable Development and Supply Chains are a conduit to realizing many of the SDGs by 2030.
- Diversity & Inclusion. The way we lead, hire, think, design, connect, share in communities of practice is shifting. New diversity includes challenging paradigms for inclusion by transforming culture, developing multi-disciplinary teams, and encouraging diversity, divergence, and radical collaboration.
- Leading & Influencing Change. The ability to lead in Supply Chain 5.0, digitalization, the future of work, and transition toward sustainable, circular models requires new-school leadership. Themes include headspace, modus operandi, stewardship, and understanding new impacts in transformation and beyond.