When was the last time you reached out to a Procurement Guru? Although the battleground is changing, those among us with scars have a lot of relevant insights to share. We knew we’d be in for a treat when we locked in an interview with ISM board member Ann Oka. Ann is the former senior VP of supply … Continue reading Evergreen Wisdom for a Changing Profession
We all like to watch a good horror show.. but UK customs trying to manually process our imports? Entertainment it is not! Are you ready to watch the Brexit horror show unfold? The National Audit Office (NAO) pubilished a report last Thursday reviewing HM Revenue & Customs’ development of the new Customs Declaration Service (CDS). The … Continue reading The Brexit Horror Show: It’s Going To Be Rocky!
The following events occur in real time: India takes on the monumental challenge of planting 66 million trees in just 24 hours. And they didn’t even need Jack Bauer’s help… The world reeled when, last month, President Trump made the decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. Many regarded this as the most devastating decision of his … Continue reading 24 Series 9: India Plants 66 Million Trees
2017’s Trafficking in Persons report highlights China as one of the worst global offenders of human trafficking. How does this impact your supply chain decisions? The U.S. government revealed details of its annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report last week. The report is the government’s principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking. Rex … Continue reading China’s TIP Demotion: Productive ot Provocative?
The Internet of Things (IoT) is designed to make our data more useable. What opportunities and concerns does it present within logistics, where it is referred to as Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) ? The trends of Supply Chain technology are shaping the future of logistics management. The common thread is the push toward hyper-interoperability, where technology, people and process … Continue reading IIoT: Tomorrow Thinking for Supply Chain
It’s all very well putting Pittsburgh before Paris, but did you know that modern anti-pollution laws first started in Pennsylvania? Tania Seary gives the run-down on steel cities, “death-fogs” and Pittsburgh’s incredible transformation into an innovation hub. It’s not every day Pittsburgh hits the news, but it certainly did last week with the … Continue reading From Pittsburgh to Paris – Let’s Clear the Air
“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