Crossing the Chasm to Accelerate AI in Digital Transformation, the Future of Work, and Understanding Your Value w/ Jennifer Bryne (former CTO Microsoft)

Every tech company wants to tell you what their AI can do. Patterns help us make sense of the world and can help us overcome the impossible tasks we face each day in supply chain orchestration. From understanding gaps and influences, AI creates more intelligence in how to detect, understand, and pull parts of the … Read more

Exploring Digital Distribution & Additive Manufacturing, Industrial Sustainability, and the Future of Decentralized Supply Chains w/ Espen Sivertsen of Ivaldi (SAP.iO)

The purpose of a supply chain is to move goods and services around the world to meet user demand. And over decades, we’ve built coupled-networks based on principles of regionalization or centralization of function, location, and cost efficiency. COVID is an example of the uncertainty supply chains face on a day-to-day basis derived from old-school … Read more

Leading Lights: Sheri Hinish, Alexis Bateman, Sandra Macquillan, and other Top Women in Supply Chain Featured in Digital Innovation Magazine

“I’m speaking”… echoed repeatedly last night watching the United States, VP debate with my 6 year old daughter, 26 years since a woman 1st appeared. She says innocently, “mommy why does he keep talking over her, even when she asks him to stop”?I was going to give her a winded lecture on women’s rights, gender … Read more

Exploring Sustainability, Traceability, Transparency, and the Future of Mobility w/ Stefano Savi (Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber)

You think your supply chain is complicated? Think again. Did you know 70% of global production of natural rubber goes into tires, and 85% of the world’s natural rubber is produced by 6-7 million smallholders? Global economies depend on these industries, critical to many other industries and supply chains, but how do we make them … Read more

Exploring The Future of Digital Supply Chains, Choosing Partners in Digital Transformation and Lora Cecere’s Network of Networks w/ Christine Barnhart (Infor)

 Networks are all about meaningful connections. When we think about the future of digital supply chains and ‘the network of networks “ powering the world, it’s just as much about connecting people with accurate information, partners, and ideas, as much as it is about connecting people with opportunities across plan, source, make, deliver, and reimagining … Read more

Exploring Shiny Object Fatigue in Supply Chain Technology, Defining the Value Prop in Tech, and New School Leadership in Digital Transformation w/ Tim Judge CEO of Agillitics

Let’s face it. Despite what many technologists think, most supply chains are not run on laptops. We know the promise that advanced supply chain technology holds…agility, velocity, scale, resilience, transparency, and better customer experience. Yet, when I talk to supply chain leaders, many have shiny object fatigue. Have we failed supply chain leaders and professionals … Read more

Sheri Hinish, SupplyChainQueen, Speaking at the Reuters Retail Supply Chain Virtual Event with Alibaba, Ryder, Etsy, and UnTuckIt

There is a paradigm shift happening at the intersection of Retail, Supply Chain, Logistics and Technology. E-commerce, long hailed disrupter to retail, has been the consumers saving grace during COVID. 300 million people are primed for online shopping in the US alone. Supply chains must be demand driven, scalable, flexible and digital to ensure you … Read more

Two Queens Talk Fashion Supply Chains and Technology: 2 Part Series with the Queen of Raw

“Are you naked right now? You’re not…because you’re using fabric. It’s everywhere! It’s where it’s supposed to be, covering things like us, and where it’s not supposed to be.” This was the opening 10 seconds of Stephanie Benedetto’s award-winning pitch to Ashton Kutcher, Sean “Diddy” Combs, & Gary Vaynerchuk in 60 seconds at the WeWork Creator Awards where … Read more

How to Thrive in COVID with Retail and E-Commerce Innovation: Small Business Series with SupplyChainQueen, UPS, and CoolHaus

3 years of progress in 3 months has become the new mantra in retail and e-commerce as businesses navigate digital transformation in a ‘never normal’ COVID world. As online spending reaches new highs, learn from Chris Byrne, and a super innovative business who is thriving Coolhaus featuring its EPIC SHE-E-O Natasha Case:💡Getting ahead of the curve, leaning into core … Read more

Celonis Women in Digital Transformation Panel Discussion with Sheri Hinish and Other Leaders in Technology and Supply Chain

It’s time to be bold for change. Fellow STEMinists, women in tech and supply chain, let’s talk. Talent is everywhere, but access is not. I’m stoked to announce a journey to create a tight-knit community driven by women leading the way in digital transformation. Please join me and other amazing women on JULY 30th in … Read more

Exploring Disruptive Design: How Lego and IKEA Use Creativity, Technology, and the Human Experience to Build a Circular Economy w/ James George (Ellen MacArthur Foundation)

As competition intensifies, the need for creative thinking increases, else we’d be repeating the same patterns forever. The concept of a circular economy is a hot topic in the midst of COVID, not only because of its positive social and environmental impacts, but also due to the clear benefits of circular product design. As circular … Read more

Exploring Diversity and Inclusion in STEM for Competitive Advantage, and Building Digital Trust in a Digital Age with Transparency and Personalization

Women in technology remain highly underrepresented making up only 26% of related jobs whereby 3% of jobs are held by African-American women, 6% held by Asian women and 2% held by Hispanic women according to the National Center for Women and IT. What’s not shown in the image below, is that over 50% of the … Read more

Exploring Bias in Artificial Intelligence in Digital Transformation, the Future of Work, the Autonomous Supply Chain, and the Power of Diversity and Inclusion

AI and digital transformation are driving forces in business today. Yet, 67% of consumers are worried about AI discriminating against them. And 78% of consumers say that it is important for companies to take active measures to reduce bias in AI. Research shows that even the most well-designed AI systems can still end up with … Read more

The Human Side of Supply Chain Is Still Critical in Industry 4.0 Keynote at SAPICS Refocused

In this digital age, we all begin to use the technologies made possible by Industry 4.0. We are using artificial intelligence, machine learning, and smart contracts. And yet, supply chains are still run by people. These people use human intelligence, human learning, and human-driven contracts. The humans that operate global supply chains are younger and … Read more

Podcast with SAP Futurist Tom Raftery: SupplyChainQueen Highlighted in the Women in Digital Supply Chain Series

“When you think about sustainability through the lens of supply chain and even digital, 50 to 80 percent of the revenue spend happens in supply chain. And so, do, up to 85 percent of the environmental impacts, social impacts of supply chain. so, who better then than us as supply chain practitioners who have that … Read more

Expert Webinar with Supply Chain Brief and the Supply Chain Queen Exploring Core Themes Sparking the Supply Chain Revolution

Listen to the Webinar discussion via podcasts! Links below… Episode 8 – Exploring 5 Paradigms in the Supply Chain Revolution including Old-School vs. New School, Digital Workplace, Price vs. Value, and the Importance of Sustainable Development in the Digital Divide ~> https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/episode-8-exploring-5-paradigms-in-supply-chain-revolution/id1496899179?i=1000467424572 Episode 9 – Exploring Technology in the Circular Economy including Industry 4.0, Smart Supply Chains, … Read more

Exclusive with Supply Chain Dive: Augmented Tech, The Future of Supply Chain is Already Here

With rapid e-commerce growth, shorter shipping windows, and an undersized labor force, supply chain professionals are overwhelmed. Wearable augmented reality (AR) solutions can help, but some teams are hesitant to invest their limited resources. Sheri Hinish was interviewed by Supply Chain Dive magazine for her point of view on how wearable tech augments supply chain … 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 Future of Work in Supply Chain and the Importance of Technology & Culture

By 2020, 1/2 of the workforce will be comprised of millennials. The marriage of tech and culture, how we connect and leverage AI in automated workflows, and how we define the digital workplace will make or break success in digital transformation. With collaboration up more than 50% than just 30 years, think about how we … Read more

Personalized Customer Experiences in Retail Tied to Artificial Intelligence and Additive Manufacturing

During CES, I was able to see and sample first-hand how supply chains are transforming, connecting the customer to the manufacturer, delivering products faster and more accurately than ever before. The Twitter Poll results are in and you’ve asked for a deep-dive on the RFID Checkout Solution (45% of total votes). In this article, I’ll … Read more

Innovation in OmniChannel Retail and Manufacturing Using RFID, Facial Recognition, AI, Deep-Learning, and Additive Manufacturing

In this video from CES 2018, I describe how personalizing the way things are made, shipped, and sold will transform the retail supply chain of the future. As we move to a make-to-order environment, where items are highly customized, supply chains will enable on-demand and automated tasks powered by AI, deep-learning, additive manufacturing, and IoT … Read more

Insights on Supply Chain Robotics, AI, IoT, and Smart Manufacturing Unveiled at CES 2018

Aligning technology, processes, and people with a holistic and intelligent approach across the supply chain is a rare find, particularly with one hand to shake. This is why I am so excited to show you how Panasonic is revolutionizing the integrated supply chain at CES 2018. Through automation advances and end-to-end connectivity, Panasonic has transformed … Read more

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