Is Circular Progress in Fashion Moving Forward or Further Away?

The fashion industry fuels a linear economy with waste greater than $460B of value each year through unsustainable disposal of clothing (Ellen MacArthur Foundation, 2017). Characterized as one of the most polluting and wasteful industries, it consumes 98 million tonnes in non-renewable resources, 93 billion cubic metres of water, and 53 metric tons of fibre … 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

Top 10 Trends and Innovation in Supply Chain

In this video, I wrap up Day 2 of the Gartner IT Expo & Symposium where we discussed scaling transformation, the top 10 strategic investments that should be on your radar and the connection in all things, influencing the future of humanity, the future of work, the future of Supply Chain and B2B Integration. ‪ … Read more

You are Possible. Anything is Possible If You Have the Grit and Determination.

This is what a Harvard graduate student looks like. A working mother, passionate about building a better world for her children, future generations, and transforming the landscape of how we connect, plan, source, make, deliver, and promise value beyond traditional supply chain. The daughter of parents who did not have the opportunity to attend university, … Read more

SupplyChainQueen Featured in Let’s Talk Supply Chain Podcast, Women in Supply Chain Series

In this episode (start at 4:46), I share my journey to success, how I became known as the Supply Chain Queen, my new role as an IBM Futurist, thoughts about innovation and co-creation in supply chain. I share advice to the next generations and a point of view on the future of supply chain. Per … Read more

How to Beat Rejection by Turning a “NO” Into a Queendom

I was in Charlotte this week and met with a friend, Daniel Stanton; you may know him as Mr. Supply Chain and author of the book “Supply Chain for Dummies”. He was joined by his wonderful family including his wife Ruth and their three beautiful girls. As we chatted at a local craft brewery called OMB, … Read more

The Social Dilemma of Human Behavior & Sustainable Choices in the Fashion Supply Chain

Although the premise of clothing characterizes a rudimentary need (Yawson, Armah, & Pappoe, 2009), the intricacies and system dynamics specific to the fashion industry’s supply chain are far from basic (Amed, Berg, Brantberg, & Hedrich, 2016). The current state of the fashion industry is challenging because factors contributing to its complexities are uncertain and constantly … Read more

Unearthing Opportunity in the Linear Approach Toward Clothing

This analysis examines the interconnectivity between human behavior, industrial elements, and natural elements across the linear processes in the textile and clothing system. Using a systems-level perspective, it shows how biological and technical resources are wasted in material extraction and harvesting, the production of goods, and consumption or use by humans. The analysis of waste … Read more

New Research by MIT Uncovers the Behavioral and Network Features for Follow Back on Twitter

Interesting insights and exploration from Dylan Walsh, who tells the tale of Taumid Zaman, MIT professor, who tries to tries to get a follow from Taylor Swift and ends up with a new tool for information warfare. To influence someone on social media, first you need them to follow you. New research uncovers the behavioral … Read more

The Two Best Habits People with High EQ Use To Optimize Meetings

Meaningful tips from behavioral scientist Nick Hobson who describes quick and effective tips to drive efficiency and engagement in meetings. I feel like my days turn into meeting after meeting and it can erode productivity on my teams. Hoping these tips shift the energy of your interactions. Reference: https://www.inc.com/nick-hobson/how-emotionally-intelligent-people-run-meetings.html?cid=search&_lrsc=50f35f88-05cb-41d8-a595-b529dd54efb7 Personal gripes aside, research has shown that meetings have increased … Read more

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