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

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

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

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

Digital Factory and Retail Technologies Rethink the Supply Chain of 2025

In this video, I describe how the supply chain of 2025 will rethink the way the world does business using the digital factory and retail technologies. Within the next decade, we will move away from mass-produced products to more meaningful, personal items created in small quantities, and  IoT solutions and robotics will make this all … 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

The Social Dilemma of Human Behavior and 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

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

Cradle-to-Cradle System Design: reflections by Dr. Michael Braungart

I wanted to share insights from Dr. Michael Braungart on circular economy. My focus this Spring in post-graduate work is centered on application of circular economy theory in supply chain optimization. In this passage, he describes the transition from linear processes to circular thinking wherein the total costs of product ownership and product’s lifecycle are critical … Read more

Innovation in OmniChannel Retail and Manufacturing Using RFID, Facial Recognition, AI, Deep-Learning, and Additive Manufacturing

In this video from CES 2018, I describe how personalizing the way things are made, shipped, and sold will transform the retail supply chain of the future. As we move to a make-to-order environment, where items are highly customized, supply chains will enable on-demand and automated tasks powered by AI, deep-learning, additive manufacturing, and IoT … Read more

Moving Towards a Circular Economy

When you think about accelerating impacts and long-term solutions to current supply chain challenges that impact the triple bottom line (people, planet and profit), we need to adopt and develop sustainable frameworks with a holistic life-cycle perspective. There is a ton of innovation happening in the CPG space, for example Levi’s, Unilever, and PepsiCo.  Shifting from … Read more

How Blockchain Will Revolutionize Supply Chain by Building Trust and Transparency

The history of Supply Chain Management has evolved since its’ roots in the early 1900s. From improving labor processes of basic material handling and freight transportation, to more sophisticated approaches of balancing cost and efficiency trade-offs, the concept of a supply chain is no longer siloed. It requires integration of supplier-customer relationships, process synchronization, and … Read more

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