Circular Supply Chains and Managing Value Streams for Sustainability + Circular Cities with Rheaply (SAP.iO)

Imagine a world with total resource efficiency that leaves no one behind, allowing organizations to better visualize, quantify, and share assets across global supply chains. By connecting leading research institutions, Fortune 500 companies, government, school systems, nonprofits, startups, and other organizations in between, Chicago-based start-up Rheaply is creating a shared economy for innovation. This is the secondary, circular, marketplace of NOW enabled by a super-cool company called Rheaply.

Circular supply chains + Rheaply's approach empowers any organization to harvest their internal resources before making any purchasing decision, making the management, exchange and tracking of assets more transparent, sustainable, traceable, and ultimately profitable.

In episode 51, host Sheri Hinish is joined with Bharani Sankar, circular economy + supply chain enthusiast/ engineer and head of alliances at Rheaply. In this chat, we cover circular resource management and how standardization enables reuse across global supply chains. Bharani describes how a secondary materials marketplace works, how material-value flows, and nuances of agglomeration at scale. And lastly, we discuss the benefits of waste diversion - a $100B annual cost in the US alone - and how you can get started in new school traceability and transparency. It's real and its happening now as we build the supply chains of the future and cities where no one is left behind. Won't you join us?

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About The Author

Sheri R. Hinish
Sheri R. Hinish
SupplyChainQueen ® | Executive Advisor and Change Leader | IBM Executive | Passionate about Supply Chain, Sustainability, Innovation, and Inclusive Leadership|

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