Elon Musk promised that the Tesla Semi reveal would “blow your mind clear out of your skull and into an alternate dimension”. The truck is certainly a game-changer for the logistics industry, but Tesla faces some steep challenges if it plans to win over the commercial market. We can’t wait to see these trucks on … Continue reading Would You Order A Tesla Electric Semi?
Eight months after its launch, the International Standard for Sustainable Procurement (ISO 20400) has the potential to help procurement professionals stamp out the worst aspects of supply chains worldwide. But what can be done to create a groundswell of support for this voluntary Standard? ISO 20400 creates a standard that will enable every organisation … Continue reading Take the Positive Procurement Pledge
Can you spot the difference between theoretical and real ROI? Basware’s Eric Wilson gives the run-down on preventing value leakage in Purchase-to Pay. Register now free of charge as a digital delegate for Big Ideas Chicago! Buying enterprise software is no easy undertaking – there’s a lot of factors to consider, multiple stakeholders to please and … Continue reading How to Make Sure You’re Not Being Sold Smoke And Mirrors
Does the idea of a corporate microchip implanted into your body make you squirm, or are you fascinated by the possibilities? “Hold your breath – one … two … [stab].” A Wisconsin-based marketing company (Three Square Market) recently hired a piercing professional to inject microchips into 50 of its staff. The radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips … Continue reading Attention All Employees: Report For Microchipping
“I’d rather regret the things I did, than the things I didn’t do.” Insights and wisdom from the career of Hans Melotte, Starbucks EVP Supply Chain and ISM Chair. Hans Melotte is less than one year into his “wonderful new adventure” leading Starbucks’ global supply chain. At the same time, he is nearing the end … Continue reading Think Big, Think Business, Think People
The challenges of Industry 4.0 are also its opportunities, writes John Pollaers, Chair of the Australian Advanced Manufacturing Council. The ideas behind the Internet of Things (or “Cyber-Physical Systems”, “Machine-to-Machine Interoperability”, “Industry 4.0”, or several other names), are not particularly new. What is new is the convergence of existing technologies and corporate strategies. The term … Continue reading Four Ways Business Can Step Up To Industry 4.0
Energy politics has reached fever pitch in South Australia, where an increasingly fraught situation has been disrupted by a single tweet from Elon Musk. Take a moment to feel sorry for your procurement colleagues working in the Australian energy sector. Since former Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s now-famous “axe the tax” campaign against a national carbon … Continue reading Game-changer: Elon Musk intervenes in Australian energy crisis