Moving From Ambition to Action with Upstream Thinking for a Sustainable + Circular World with Pyxera Global

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with others. Lingering thought after a provocative chat with James George, previously at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and now in a new role at PYXERA Global!We explore a breadth of topics to redefine systems for sustainability, equity, and circularity-> starting … 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

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

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

SAPICS Conference 2020 Highlighting Africa Supply Chains: Sheri Hinish to Discuss Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Transition to Circular Economy

“Achieve Perfect 20/20 Supply Chain Vision” So much potential for growing supply chain talent in Africa. I am excited to join the 2020 SAPICS Virtual Conference for two sessions on Nov 23 & Nov 24 to discuss DEI and supply chain innovation through circularity. Sharp vision, foresight and focus are essential to achieve complete Supply Chain … 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

Two Queens Talk Fashion Supply Chains and Technology: 2 Part Series with the Queen of Raw

“Are you naked right now? You’re not…because you’re using fabric. It’s everywhere! It’s where it’s supposed to be, covering things like us, and where it’s not supposed to be.” This was the opening 10 seconds of Stephanie Benedetto’s award-winning pitch to Ashton Kutcher, Sean “Diddy” Combs, & Gary Vaynerchuk in 60 seconds at the WeWork Creator Awards where … Read more

Exploring Circularity For Supply Chain Resilience in Navigating COVID and Beyond & The Wicked Debate of Sustainability Versus Circular Economy with The Ellen MacArthur Foundation

 Is optimizing for “less bad” the right pivot to navigate COVID and beyond? Supply chain resilience has a new meaning for many of us that is wrapped in the emotion unprecedented social, economic, and environmental crises. We’ve lost many lives to COVID and as unemployment reaches new highs, businesses and supply chains must choose to … Read more

Exploring Disruptive Design: How Lego and IKEA Use Creativity, Technology, and the Human Experience to Build a Circular Economy w/ James George (Ellen MacArthur Foundation)

As competition intensifies, the need for creative thinking increases, else we’d be repeating the same patterns forever. The concept of a circular economy is a hot topic in the midst of COVID, not only because of its positive social and environmental impacts, but also due to the clear benefits of circular product design. As circular … Read more

Sheri Hinish, SupplyChainQueen, Highlighted as a GameChanger in Procurious World Social Media Day Article

To celebrate #WorldSocialMediaDay, Sheri Hinish was highlighted as a GameChanger in Procurious Article, “4 Reasons Social Media is a GameChanger for Supply Chain & Procurement.” “When asked about the pressures of today’s environment, Chief Heart Officer of SupplyChainQueen, Sheri Hinish, explained that COVID-19 has taught us a valuable lesson. “We are ONE planet – each of us … Read more

Feature in Forbes: Supply Chain Resiliency and the Power of Sustainable Technology

Sheri Hinish, the Supply Chain Queen, was featured in a piece highlighting her point of view during SAP Ariba Live. The article written by Susan Galer is highlighted below with a link to the full article. Why Some Supply Chains Haven’t Failed As Badly As OthersFor supply chain gurus, the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to become … Read more

Regenerative Agriculture & the Circular Economy: Rethinking Food Systems and Food Miles Using Urban Agriculture and Integrated Permaculture for Sustainable Supply Chains

“More than a mere alternative strategy, regenerative agriculture represents a fundamental shift in our culture’s relationship with nature.” The future of food and cities use space, people, and buildings to maximize value, rethinking our commercial food systems and creating food sovereignty, defined as the right of people to have healthy and culturally appropriate food produced … Read more

The Human Side of Supply Chain Is Still Critical in Industry 4.0 Keynote at SAPICS Refocused

In this digital age, we all begin to use the technologies made possible by Industry 4.0. We are using artificial intelligence, machine learning, and smart contracts. And yet, supply chains are still run by people. These people use human intelligence, human learning, and human-driven contracts. The humans that operate global supply chains are younger and … Read more

New School Supply Chain Basics with Joe Lynch on the Logistics of Logistics Podcast

When the “logistics of logistics” meets “new school supply chain.” I chatted with Joe Lynch about progressive topics influencing the lives of the broad field to which we belong. In this episode, we explore “New School Supply Chain” which was a phrase born while I was at Rutgers University MsSCM program as a way to … Read more

Why Supply Chains Will Save the World and How You Can Help

The rate of mass-consumption, increased population, and dynamics of social-cultural changes where humans are living in the moment cannot be sustained on its current path. The availability of natural resources are declining at alarming rates due to low consensus world views, lack of accountability in industrial systems for CO2 emissions, and hyperbolic discounting. Most would … Read more

Climate Change is a Waste Management Problem. Sustainable Supply Chains Can Help.

Many consumers have no idea how purchase decisions impact the environment. In the words of James Thurber, celebrated journalist for the New Yorker magazine, “Man has gone long enough, or even too long, without being man enough to face the simple truth that the trouble with man is man”. Annually, the world generates 1.3 billion … Read more

Podcast with SAP Futurist Tom Raftery: SupplyChainQueen Highlighted in the Women in Digital Supply Chain Series

“When you think about sustainability through the lens of supply chain and even digital, 50 to 80 percent of the revenue spend happens in supply chain. And so, do, up to 85 percent of the environmental impacts, social impacts of supply chain. so, who better then than us as supply chain practitioners who have that … Read more

SupplyChainQueen® Named a 2020 Supply & Demand Chain Executive “Pro to Know

Sheri Hinish, also known as the SupplyChainQueen® by clients and colleagues, has been named a 2020 Pro to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine. The Pros to Know Awards recognize supply chain executives, and manufacturing and non-manufacturing enterprises, that are leading initiatives to help prepare their companies’ supply chains for the significant challenges … Read more

Expert Webinar with Supply Chain Brief and the Supply Chain Queen Exploring Core Themes Sparking the Supply Chain Revolution

Listen to the Webinar discussion via podcasts! Links below… Episode 8 – Exploring 5 Paradigms in the Supply Chain Revolution including Old-School vs. New School, Digital Workplace, Price vs. Value, and the Importance of Sustainable Development in the Digital Divide ~> https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/episode-8-exploring-5-paradigms-in-supply-chain-revolution/id1496899179?i=1000467424572 Episode 9 – Exploring Technology in the Circular Economy including Industry 4.0, Smart Supply Chains, … Read more

Executive Insights with the Supply Chain Queen – in Shipping and Freight Resources Publication

Executive Insights is a series by Shipping and Freight Resource that provides ongoing insights and thoughtful analysis enriching the knowledge of the readers with what is happening in the shipping, freight, maritime, logistics and supply chain industry.. Executive Insights is also a chance to pick the brains of industry veterans, leaders and enablers.. In this edition of Executive … Read more

The Supply Chain Revolution Podcast is Live on iTunes, Spotify, and iHeart Radio!

The SupplyChainQueen launches the Supply Chain Revolution Podcast! The Supply Chain Revolution podcast explores provocative points of view that challenge paradigms for progress. Core themes include New School Supply Chain, Sustainability, Sustainable Development & the SDGS, Circular Economy and Circular Thinking, Diversity & Inclusion, Leading Transformational Change. The Supply Chain Revolution podcast is already ranked … Read more

SupplyChainQueen Highlighted in the Seasoned Leadership In Action Series

At Supply Chain Game Changer we believe in sharing experiences and expertise from people in every industry and from across the globe.  As such we have introduced our “Seasoned Leadership in Action™” Interview series here at Supply Chain Game Changer. This interview is with Sheri Hinish, the World renowned Supply Chain Queen®! I started hearing about … Read more

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