Sheri Hinish Featured Speaker at DREAM BIG 2020 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 better … Read more

Sheri Hinish Discusses B2B Marketing Influencer Trends at IMCX Marketing Conference and Expo with Hewlett Packard, Onalytica, and Tom Augenthaler

The most influential people in B2B influencer and digital marketing were invited to participate in the industry’s leading conference and expo. In this video, Sheri Hinish (SupplyChainQueen) joins Laura Mackey (Hewlett Packard Enterprise), Tim Williams (CEO of Onalytica), and Tom Augenthaler (B2B Strategist) to discuss the latest trends in B2B marketing. The IMCX is a … 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

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

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

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

Women in Supply Chain, Don’t Believe the Hype: Progress Toward Gender Parity Remains Slow

After reading McKinsey & Company Women in the Workplace 2020, I simply could not stand by silently allowing folks to believe the narrowly defined “Women in Supply Chain” research being championed over-and-over again by Gartner. Per McKinsey, “the ‘broken rung’ is still holding women back. Despite gains for women in leadership, the “broken rung” was … 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

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

Exploring Social Sustainability & Sustainable Development and the Largest Global Platform that Bridges the Equity Gap in Entrepreneurship w/ Taylor Hebble (SoGal Foundation & Hope For Haiti)

 “The only way to end systemic inequality is to invest in minorities, the underrepresented, and women.” Access to education, healthcare, clean water, and economic development opportunities remain key priorities for many countries. Entire populations and children are being left behind and marginalized through climate change, disruptions, and globalization. Addressing generational poverty and transformation can take decades. How might … 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

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 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

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 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 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

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

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

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