IBM’s Sheri Hinish Joins SAP Digital to Discuss Sustainable Supply Chains

Sustainability is top of mind for companies today—and for good reason. It’s the business challenge of our lifetimes. Customers demand products and services that minimize negative impact. Employees are increasingly vocal about their employer’s environmental policies and actions. And government regulation is on the rise.In this third session of Women in Supply Chain Live, we’ll … Read more

IBM’s Sheri Hinish Joins Top Sustainability Leaders for Global Sustainable Supply Chain Summit

The GSSC summit is the largest virtual event to address sustainability topics for Supply Chains, and to celebrate both organizations and exceptional individuals that are leading the way to a more sustainable future, making an impact in their supply chain initiatives by going above and beyond the global challenges we face.   Join us for … Read more

IBM + Sustainable Supply Chain Leader Sheri Hinish Double Down on the Sustainable Development Goals

I have been such a fan of this amazing human for years. His ability to digest and condense vast amounts of info and then visualize with and is nothing short of amazing. This week, Jeremy Connell-Waite has been a busy -er prepping for work IBM is doing around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.If you’re chilling today, … Read more

How Sustainable Supply Chains Help Business and Our Planet Thrive

Businesses cannot succeed in societies that are failing. There have been many lessons learned from the pandemic, but two things stand out: the power of existential threats to impact our daily lives, and the strength of collaboration when organizations around the world mobilize to solve complex problems. Sustainability isn’t a new idea, but the pandemic certainly elevated … Read more

Embedding Sustainability and Circularity With Material Intelligence for Responsible Sourcing in Digital Supply Chains

In Latin, the word Circulor means ‘to form groups’. Doing business responsibly is now a business imperative and enabling the network effect through sustainable supply chains and circular economy is Circulor’s unique mission.In episode 57, host Sheri Hinish (SupplyChainQueen) chats with Veera Johnson – supply chain extraordinaire, woman of many trades including owning a retail … Read more

Sheri Hinish to Keynote Africa’s 1st Continent-Wide Sustainability ‘Sustain Africa’ Conference May 18 -19, 2021

Building a sustainable world that leaves no one behind also means empowering citizens, communities, and businesses to lead their own revolution through common purpose. I’m thrilled to join Africa’s first-ever continent-wide sustainability summit on May 18-19, 2021 focused on sustainable procurement with the folks at Smart Procurement + sponsored by EcoVadis.The power of shared value creation and building … Read more

The Sustainable Procurement Pledge + Making Circular Supply Chains Real with Thomas Udesen, CPO of Bayer and Co-Founder of SPP.Earth

We all have a role to play in the decade of our lives to reach the 2030 SDG vision. Procurement professionals though have a unique opportunity controlling about $8.3T of world trade in materials flow and services annually.  In one of the most inspiring episodes to date, Thomas Udeson, Chief Procurement Officer at Bayer and … Read more

Digitizing the 1st Mile with Blockchain, AI, and Self Sovereign Identity Connecting Coffee Farmers from Field to 1st Sip in Sustainable Supply Chains with Farmer Connect

Think about the journey of a coffee bean from East Africa to the consumer. Thousands of miles away in the 1 sip to field wrapped in a complex, and often unsustainable, inequitable supply chain. There are 25 million people living in the coffee ecosystem, and 2.5 billion coffee drinkers worldwide, and that number is expected … Read more

Building the Future of Supply Chain with the SDGs, Climate Action, Circular Economy, and the Convergence of Tech

Traditionally, supply chains are one directional, linear and strive for incremental improvements. But through the lens of blockchain + sustainability + circularity, supply chains truly become an ecosystem with endless possibilities, connections, collaboration in an ocean of abundance, as opposed to closed, point to point processes. Think open. Think ecosystem, don’t think closed and incremental. … Read more

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 … Read more

Sustainability in Omni Channel Commerce and Logistics for Social Impact

This is an episode where purpose and product meets sustainable + circular supply chains. From the amazing stories and use cases of AllBirds, Grove Collective, RareForm, and e-commerce brand Parker Clay who asked “…could we bring these beautiful products to the world, create jobs to empower vulnerable women in Ethiopia to become economically independent, and … Read more

Exploring Why You Should Stop Buying Stuff You Do Not Need: A Discussion about Pledges, Climate, and Sustainability Holiday Takeover with James George (Ellen MacArthur Foundation)

Did you know that human-made materials now outweigh Earth’s entire biomass? The human footprint in the world in 2020 is greater than the impact on the planet of all other living things, research suggests. 2020 has been the “Year of the Pledges”. From setting 2030 to 2050 goals and claiming carbon-neutrality, one thing is for … Read more

Exploring Digital Resilience in COVID, Technology Investments to Accelerate Innovation, Plastics & Climate, and Consumer Behavior & Sustainability- Part 2 with Dr. Yossi Sheffi (MIT)

This is an ACTION-PACKED EPISODE! Epsiode 47 is part 2 of a series where Sheri Hinish (SupplyChainQueen) chats with a thought leader and supply chain advocate, Dr. Yossi Sheffi from MIT who has been teaching, learning, building, authoring many publications, including a new book ‘the New (Ab) Normal’ in a conversation that pushes boundaries highlighting areas that many in … Read more

Exploring the New (Ab) Normal in COVID and Beyond, the Future of Supply Chains, Sustainability, and Climate Change- Part 1 with Dr. Yossi Sheffi (MIT)

Excellence does not happen by accident. Supply chains are answering the call during COVID and will continue to do so as a new vaccine comes to market. But how do we keep the momentum of speed, flexibility, without cutting corners? In a 2-part series, Sheri Hinish (SupplyChainQueen) chats with a thought leader and supply chain advocate, Dr. … Read more

Feature with Supply Chain Digital Podcast: The State of Sustainability and Supply Chain with Sheri Hinish

Did you know that investors put $45.6B into funds focused ESG in Q1 2020 alone? And Fortune’s 2019 ‘Best Companies to Work For’ have ESG scores 14% higher than the global average. In a recent session with GiveWith, I explored how 88% of consumers will be more loyal to a company that supports social or … Read more

Climate: What’s Gender Got To Do With It? Sheri Hinish to Speak at Wharton Social Impact Event December 3, 2020

The connections between gender, climate and economic activity are not intuitive or obvious, yet they are quite real and very important. As a tool for better understanding the linkages that exist and the evolving state-of-play, the Wharton Social Impact & Alumni Association has asked eight different sector and thematic experts to take five minutes to … Read more

Exploring Circular Technology That Enables Sustainability, Inclusion, Net-Zero Waste, and Circular Cities with Dr. Garry Cooper of Rheaply (SAP.iO)

Dr. Garry Copper, neuroscientist turned sustainability technologist and circularity advocate had a pivotal moment – that our field is one-noted and we need to build a reuse bridge to capture value left in materials to transition to a sustainable world, a fly-wheel of wealth for communities who have been left out in the linear economy. Led … Read more

Sheri Hinish Highlighted in Procurious, “Three Reasons Why Procurement Has a Beautiful Future” with Dr. Marcell Volmer at Boston Consulting Group

Sheri Hinish was recently highlighted in a thought leadership piece evangelizing Procurement with Purpose. Clearly, there are countless ways supply chain professionals can make the planet better, says Supply Chain Revolution CEO Sheri Hinish. “Supply chains are the conduit for building a better world; designing a better world,” Hinish says. “We can come from different backgrounds, … Read more

Are You Ready For the Holiday Season: Retail Supply Chain Resilience and Sustainability with the Supply Chain Queen and IBM at Gartner CSCO Symposium

Today marks the unofficial holiday season for many. From BOPIS & commerce everywhere, to deep personalization, retail embarks on a journey this year unlike any other. One thing we know is people really, really do not like taxes. Shipping sounds like a tax. When you have free shipping, the “pain tax” disappears, and returns and … Read more

Sheri Hinish Featured Speaker at BIG IDEAS 2020 Conference with Procurious and Other Leaders in Procurement 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 … Read more

Recycling, Blockchain, Reverse Supply Chains, Recycling Plastics, and Social Environmentalism w/ Stan Chen of Recycle Go

The wastes from plastics and electronics are putting increased pressure on the recycling industry and reverse supply chains. Despite massive initiatives by public and private organizations, recycling rates remain low and progress remains slow. Estimates suggest there are 400 million tons of plastic produced each year, which is projected to more than double by 2050. … Read more

Sheri Hinish Featured on the Procurious SuperNormal Influencer Series, Double Down on Digital

Ordinary people working together, mobilized through purpose become extraordinary when they embrace that the things they can do are limitless. I see so many posts on Linkedin about the ‘new normal’ and I hope we never go back to the way things were, a linear world where taking, making, wasting was business-as-usual.We need to be … 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

Exploring Pet Sustainability & Impacts, Pet Ownership & Social Justice, and How Pets Are A Bridge Back to Nature w/ Melissa Bauer (Pet Sustainability Coalition)

 Did you know that if you add up the cats and dogs in the United States, they’d represent the 5th largest population of protein consumption in the world? When it comes to pet supply chains and sustainability, there is typically 1 sector called “pet services and products”. This one sector, encompasses dozens of other industries … Read more

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