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

Free Webinar: How Procurement with Purpose Powers a Sustainable World

A highlight of this year has been partnering with Givewith and friends who are committed to revolutionizing business transformation and sustainability across supply chains.🌏On October 21, JOIN me, Tania Seary, Paul Polizzotto, and Jason Wolf to explore key themes tied to how the combined power of procurement with purpose and tech can create concrete benefits from transaction to sustainable transformation including:🔑 … Read more

Passing the Buck: The Soaring Costs of Climate Change

 Deadly fires raging on the west coast. The influx of hurricanes and once-in-a-lifetime weather events that seem to happen more frequently than ever before. The reality is extreme weather is tied to the soaring costs of climate change. Global CO2 emissions have increased by nearly 50% since 1990, and 2019 was the warmest year on … 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

Sheri Hinish Selected as Top Woman in Supply Chain Leadership by Supply and Demand Chain Executive

To celebrate the incredible contributions of women in supply chain, Supply & Demand Chain Executive introduces the recipients of its 1st Women in Supply Chain award. This award honors female supply chain leaders and executives whose accomplishments, mentorship and examples set a foundation for women in all levels of a company’s supply chain network.I am thrilled to … 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

Sheri Hinish is Voted 2020 Global Woman Supply Chain Leader People’s Choice Winner

 I’ve walked an unconventional path that’s led me to today. And for all the NOs, wrong turns, wins, and memories cherished along the way, today is pretty damn special. I want to thank each person who voted me “2020 Global Woman Supply Chain Leader – People’s Choice” because as I’ve learned in life and in … Read more

Supply Chain Revolution New YouTube Series: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Global Supply Chains

I’m excited to kick off a new Supply Chain Revolution® series that explores Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion around the world, pushing beyond gender diversity in how we build truly inclusive, systemic change for equity. The 1st feature highlights Africa Supply Chains and STEM communities with Ramatu Abdulkadir. In part 1, Ramatu explores ‘Representation for Impact’ answering … Read more

Race. Diversity. Inclusion. Mending the Broken Links in Supply Chains and Academia w/ Dr. Justin Goldston (Georgetown and Penn State)

Justin Goldston, PhD echoes the trials of many in our field. The journey is different based on the color of your skin, still.👉🏽Is Diversity & Inclusion just lip service and social washing? What impact does the Black Lives Matter movement have on/in the workplace? How does one navigate discrimination and is there awareness in corporate America … Read more

Sheri Hinish Discusses the Future of Supply Chain with Rob O’Byrne, Top Supply Chain YouTube Series

 Sheri Hinish sat down with Rob O’Byrne to talk about the future of supply chain and many timely issues we are navigating at work and in our personal lives.In this 10 minute chat, they explore “what is sustainable supply chain”? She shares insights gathered from several global roundtables and virtual events discussed over the summer … Read more

Sheri Hinish Highlighted in All Things Supply Chain Discussing COVID, Digital, and Sustainability

All Things Supply Chain recently interviewed Sheri Hinish, SupplyChainQueen, on COVID, betting big on digital technology, and how supply chains can be sustainable. Has COVID accelerated digital adoption or slowed the pace of transformation?Sheri believes that, “The coronavirus has highlighted the complexity in global supply chains and need for accelerated adoption of technology for stewardship, … 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

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 the Green Revolution: Climate Change and Shifts in Industry, Technology, Supply Chain, and Sustainable Development Goal 13 for Climate Action

2019 was the warmest year on record. The Price tag for climate change in the US is $140 billion per year, meaning cost of changes needed to adapt to a warming world. This is less than 0.2% of global GDP. Supply Chains, technology, and Industry 4.0 are a conduit for climate action using environmental risk … 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

Sheri Hinish, SupplyChainQueen, Highlighted as a GameChanger in Procurious World Social Media Day Article

To celebrate #WorldSocialMediaDay, Sheri Hinish was highlighted as a GameChanger in Procurious Article, “4 Reasons Social Media is a GameChanger for Supply Chain & Procurement.” “When asked about the pressures of today’s environment, Chief Heart Officer of SupplyChainQueen, Sheri Hinish, explained that COVID-19 has taught us a valuable lesson. “We are ONE planet – each of us … Read more

Feature in Forbes: Supply Chain Resiliency and the Power of Sustainable Technology

Sheri Hinish, the Supply Chain Queen, was featured in a piece highlighting her point of view during SAP Ariba Live. The article written by Susan Galer is highlighted below with a link to the full article. Why Some Supply Chains Haven’t Failed As Badly As OthersFor supply chain gurus, the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to become … 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

New School Supply Chain Basics with Joe Lynch on the Logistics of Logistics Podcast

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 … Read more

Why Supply Chains Will Save the World and How You Can Help

The rate of mass-consumption, increased population, and dynamics of social-cultural changes where humans are living in the moment cannot be sustained on its current path. The availability of natural resources are declining at alarming rates due to low consensus world views, lack of accountability in industrial systems for CO2 emissions, and hyperbolic discounting. Most would … Read more

Climate Change is a Waste Management Problem. Sustainable Supply Chains Can Help.

Many consumers have no idea how purchase decisions impact the environment. In the words of James Thurber, celebrated journalist for the New Yorker magazine, “Man has gone long enough, or even too long, without being man enough to face the simple truth that the trouble with man is man”. Annually, the world generates 1.3 billion … Read more

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