Content Types

These are not topical or industry-specific categories, but rather types of content.

Regulations’ Impact on ESG and Supply Chain Risk Management—Part One

We look at the various goals of legislation and regulations for supply chains, products, and corporate responsibility across the globe. This includes regulatory goals such as anti-counterfeiting, recall efficiency, anti-slavery, GHG emissions reduction, defunding conflicts, restricting harmful substances in products, biodiversity, circular economy, and anti-corruption.

Data-Enabled Digital Transformation—Part One

Data democratization and self-service analytics are a gateway to companies’ data-driven decision-making in this post-digital transformation world. Rapid digitalization has altered the scope and scale of data usage across industries and throughout supply chains. Database structures and data management processes require accessible, accurate, and timely data, integrated from many sources to progress alongside this evolving landscape.

Green Hydrogen’s Role in Enabling Zero-Emission Transportation—Part Two

Generous government subsidies are being provided to kick-start and incentivize the truly enormous investments required to create the scale of green hydrogen infrastructure required to tackle climate change. Over a trillion dollars of investment, between now and 2050, will be required to decarbonize the shipping sector alone. More will be required to decarbonize steel, cement, and other hard-to-abate sectors.

Quantifying the Value of Blockchain-Based Supply Chain Networks—Part One

Blockchain technology can provide a foundation for multi-enterprise supply chain networks. Multi-enterprise processes require multi-enterprise software systems, which are architected very differently from single-enterprise systems (such as ERP). Blockchain supports multi-enterprise transactions and processes by design.

Direct Materials P2P—Part Five

There is a tremendous variety of direct materials procure-to-pay solutions. Here we explore a framework for understanding the P2P solutions landscape.

Direct Materials P2P—Part Four

Here are results from our survey and interviews with over 120 manufacturers about their level of direct materials P2P automation, why they automate, the KPIs they use to measure success for their direct P2P, and more.

Pallet-level Monitoring for the Fresh Food Supply Chain – Part Two

Intelligent distribution optimizes distribution decisions, at each stop of the cold chain, based on the remaining shelf life of each pallet. It creates uniform shelf-life pallets and shipments and is key to maximizing the shelf life of produce at each process step in the end-to-end supply chain. Implementing these approaches can cut losses in half for retailers and growers.

Environmental Markets – Part Two

What are the costs and benefits of market-based environmental policies and how are they relevant to supply chain leaders? Public policy outcomes addressing ‘tragedy of the commons’ issues affect supply chain operations, and the decisions supply chain practitioners make. Here, we explore the pros and cons of market-based policies compared to other approaches to environmental policy.

The Brief – June 2023

Realizing Africa’s Potential, Market-Driven Environmental Policies, Intelligent Distribution of Produce Enabled by Pallet-level Temperature Monitoring

Realizing Africa’s Potential – Part Two

The tremendous untapped potential of Africa’s abundant resources is being decimated by autocratic regimes, corruption, and conflicts. A Russian defeat in Ukraine could help weaken Russia’s grip on Africa, diminishing the cycle of corruption and instability in Africa. Russia and its proxy, the Wagner Group, enrich themselves by propping up pernicious regimes. Profits from natural resources are thereby not reinvested in the countries’ infrastructure, education, and healthcare.

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