Feature with Supply Chain Digital Podcast: The State of Sustainability and Supply Chain with Sheri Hinish

Did you know that investors put $45.6B into funds focused ESG in Q1 2020 alone? And Fortune’s 2019 ‘Best Companies to Work For’ have ESG scores 14% higher than the global average. In a recent session with GiveWith, I explored how 88% of consumers will be more loyal to a company that supports social or … Read more

Climate: What’s Gender Got To Do With It? Sheri Hinish to Speak at Wharton Social Impact Event December 3, 2020

The connections between gender, climate and economic activity are not intuitive or obvious, yet they are quite real and very important. As a tool for better understanding the linkages that exist and the evolving state-of-play, the Wharton Social Impact & Alumni Association has asked eight different sector and thematic experts to take five minutes to … Read more

Exploring Circular Technology That Enables Sustainability, Inclusion, Net-Zero Waste, and Circular Cities with Dr. Garry Cooper of Rheaply (SAP.iO)

Dr. Garry Copper, neuroscientist turned sustainability technologist and circularity advocate had a pivotal moment – that our field is one-noted and we need to build a reuse bridge to capture value left in materials to transition to a sustainable world, a fly-wheel of wealth for communities who have been left out in the linear economy. Led … Read more

Sheri Hinish Highlighted in Procurious, “Three Reasons Why Procurement Has a Beautiful Future” with Dr. Marcell Volmer at Boston Consulting Group

Sheri Hinish was recently highlighted in a thought leadership piece evangelizing Procurement with Purpose. Clearly, there are countless ways supply chain professionals can make the planet better, says Supply Chain Revolution CEO Sheri Hinish. “Supply chains are the conduit for building a better world; designing a better world,” Hinish says. “We can come from different backgrounds, … Read more

Are You Ready For the Holiday Season: Retail Supply Chain Resilience and Sustainability with the Supply Chain Queen and IBM at Gartner CSCO Symposium

Today marks the unofficial holiday season for many. From BOPIS & commerce everywhere, to deep personalization, retail embarks on a journey this year unlike any other. One thing we know is people really, really do not like taxes. Shipping sounds like a tax. When you have free shipping, the “pain tax” disappears, and returns and … Read more

Sheri Hinish Featured Speaker at BIG IDEAS 2020 Conference with Procurious and Other Leaders in Procurement on November 18, 2020

 Who is ready to reset for next year? I’m honored to announce that I will be a part of Procurious Big Ideas 2020 Summit—the event that encapsulates the strategy and innovative ideas needed for all supply chain and procurement leaders. Shout out to Tania Seary for bringing our global community together to reimagine our domain and build a … Read more

Recycling, Blockchain, Reverse Supply Chains, Recycling Plastics, and Social Environmentalism w/ Stan Chen of Recycle Go

The wastes from plastics and electronics are putting increased pressure on the recycling industry and reverse supply chains. Despite massive initiatives by public and private organizations, recycling rates remain low and progress remains slow. Estimates suggest there are 400 million tons of plastic produced each year, which is projected to more than double by 2050. … Read more

Sheri Hinish Featured on the Procurious SuperNormal Influencer Series, Double Down on Digital

Ordinary people working together, mobilized through purpose become extraordinary when they embrace that the things they can do are limitless. I see so many posts on Linkedin about the ‘new normal’ and I hope we never go back to the way things were, a linear world where taking, making, wasting was business-as-usual.We need to be … Read more

Sheri Hinish Partners with GiveWith and SAP in Webinar to Define 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, I was joined with 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 … 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

Exploring Pet Sustainability & Impacts, Pet Ownership & Social Justice, and How Pets Are A Bridge Back to Nature w/ Melissa Bauer (Pet Sustainability Coalition)

 Did you know that if you add up the cats and dogs in the United States, they’d represent the 5th largest population of protein consumption in the world? When it comes to pet supply chains and sustainability, there is typically 1 sector called “pet services and products”. This one sector, encompasses dozens of other industries … 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 Named #1 Thought Leader in Sustainability by Thinkers360

This time last year, I stood at the gates of Harvard, founded in 1636. The first woman was admitted in 1920. 100 years later, as the granddaughter of immigrants and a 1st generation college student, I have a confirmed intent to graduate in May.If you’re reading this and you’ve been told something is out of … 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

Sheri R. Hinish Presents at the ‘State of Supply Chain’ Series with Supply and Demand Chain Executive Magazine

Sheri Hinish is presenting live with Supply & Demand Chain Executive and Food Logistics on September 25 on the “Power of Sustainable Supply Chains,” at an all-day event on the state of the supply chain industry and how COVID has re-shaped the future of supply chains. Sheri is presenting with Corey Chafin (Kearney), Jon Gold (National Retail Federation), and Steve Sensing (Ryder … 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

Sheri Hinish Moderates Discussion with SalesForce Chief Sustainability Officer Suzanne DiBianca and Global Sustainability Leaders

In a gentle way, you can shake the world. One person, one teacher, one child has the power to enact change. On Jul 23rd, a small group of sustainability leaders came together to discuss challenges during COVID, scaling sustainability, accelerating climate action with technology, and a path forward for resilience. I had the pleasure of … Read more

Exploring Circularity For Supply Chain Resilience in Navigating COVID and Beyond & The Wicked Debate of Sustainability Versus Circular Economy with The Ellen MacArthur Foundation

 Is optimizing for “less bad” the right pivot to navigate COVID and beyond? Supply chain resilience has a new meaning for many of us that is wrapped in the emotion unprecedented social, economic, and environmental crises. We’ve lost many lives to COVID and as unemployment reaches new highs, businesses and supply chains must choose to … 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

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

Regenerative Agriculture & the Circular Economy: Rethinking Food Systems and Food Miles Using Urban Agriculture and Integrated Permaculture for Sustainable Supply Chains

“More than a mere alternative strategy, regenerative agriculture represents a fundamental shift in our culture’s relationship with nature.” The future of food and cities use space, people, and buildings to maximize value, rethinking our commercial food systems and creating food sovereignty, defined as the right of people to have healthy and culturally appropriate food produced … 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

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