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

Disruptive Retail Technology: E-commerce Made Human Through Virtual Shopping and Brand Experience Innovation w/ Natasha Franzen of HERO (SAP.iO)

Experts predict that retail ecommerce sales will reach $4.13 trillion in 2020 and it is expected that mobile commerce will take a market share of e-commerce of 72.9% by 2021. As we enter the holiday season navigating COVID, retailers face unprecedented opportunities to reimagine brand experiences and bridge the storefront’s physical to digital continuum. While adapting … 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

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

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

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

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

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

Sheri Hinish Will Speak About Diversity and Inclusion in Supply Chain at the Global Women Supply Chain Leaders Conference and Women in Supply Chain Awards

Insights for impact! Have you ever wondered about how to leverage Diversity & Inclusion in Supply Chain for innovation, talent management, competitive advantage, whilst building a world-class organization? Join Sheri, Damien Lhors from Baker Hughes, and Heidi Robertson from ABB in a panel sure to deliver insights for impact in a provocative panel moderated by Frederic GOMER.GWSCL 2020 is the first global … 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

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

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

SupplyChainQueen® Named a 2020 Supply & Demand Chain Executive “Pro to Know

Sheri Hinish, also known as the SupplyChainQueen® by clients and colleagues, has been named a 2020 Pro to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine. The Pros to Know Awards recognize supply chain executives, and manufacturing and non-manufacturing enterprises, that are leading initiatives to help prepare their companies’ supply chains for the significant challenges … 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

Interview with Industrious Magazine on the Future of Supply Chain

Written by John Kultgen Meet Sheri Hinish. To colleagues and clients, she’s known as the “Supply Chain Queen.” Hinish has made a career out of helping brands rethink supply chain sales and operations planning, strategy, and talent management. She’s also a recognized IBM Futurist, and a strong voice across social and professional online communities. Now pursuing … Read more

Who Owns Your LinkedIn Profile, Social Media Profiles and Content? Your Employer or You?

I read a post today from Jake Dunlap, wherein he described that: “Your LinkedIn profile is your own…you own it, it’s your voice, it’s your opinions – not your companies. It’s the biggest mistake you can make to turn over your sharing and posts to your company vs. owning the content like your facebook, Instagram … 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

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