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

Women in Supply Chain, Don’t Believe the Hype: Progress Toward Gender Parity Remains Slow

After reading McKinsey & Company Women in the Workplace 2020, I simply could not stand by silently allowing folks to believe the narrowly defined “Women in Supply Chain” research being championed over-and-over again by Gartner. Per McKinsey, “the ‘broken rung’ is still holding women back. Despite gains for women in leadership, the “broken rung” was … 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: SupplyChainQueen® and MIT Sustainable Supply Chains Alexis Bateman Discussion with Alcott Global ‘Supply Chain Leaders In Action’

Stream by clicking here.Download as an MP3 here. Alexis H. Bateman is a Research Scientist, MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics and the Director of MIT Sustainable Supply Chains. She has over fifteen years of experience in sustainability in the public sector, industry, and academic settings. Her work focuses on supply chain sustainability through research, education, and outreach. She has … 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

Sheri Hinish, Supply Chain Queen, named a 2019 Pro to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive

Sheri Hinish was recognized as a 2019 “PRO TO KNOW” by Supply & Demand Chain Executive for outstanding leadership in supply chain that stood out among her peers. She will be included in this year’s article” under the Supply Chain Queen brand! The Pros to Know Awards recognize supply chain executives, andmanufacturing and non-manufacturing enterprises, that … 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

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