Overview: Strategic and Sustainable Digital Supply Chain

Improving supply chain management with IoT technology

We explore how IoT can help the supply chain address challenges caused by ongoing geopolitical conflicts, trade wars, and the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ultimately, by facilitating transparency and automation throughout the supply chain, IoT technology helps organizations make the most cost-effective and timely decisions.

Microchip technology, from creation to shortage in the supply chain

The lesson shortage of semiconductors (chips) continues to cause problems for the global manufacturing industry. Initially aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic when many global industries were suspended, the disrupted chip supply chain has drawn attention to a previously overlooked fact: our increasingly globalized and digitalized world depends on microchips to work. Here we describe the transformative story of this 20th century invention.

Advancing the digital supply chain through strategic sourcing

As supply chain disruptions continue, strategic sourcing is a way for businesses to improve sustainability and resilience – and drive digital transformation at the same time. It is clear that companies that support the transition to a digital supply chain will be best positioned to meet the ongoing challenges and be successful and sustainable in the long term.

Q&A with Ivalua’s Global Head of Manufacturing, Sundar Kamak

We chatted for from Ivalua Sundar Kamak on how manufacturers can address ongoing supply chain disruptions through risk management and digital transformation.

Optimizing packaging to overcome supply chain disruptions

Due to changing regulations and unpredictable disruptions, companies are being asked to be proactive rather than reactive in managing their supply chain. This includes the logistics of packaging material inventory – a major concern for many retail and e-commerce businesses throughout the supply chain. Ultimately, we look at how managing inventory operations using technology and AI is essential to building an efficient, sustainable, digitized and resilient supply chain.

David Food, Board International Supply Chain Manager, Q&A

We spoke to International Council David food on how ethical and sustainable offshoring (locating a company’s manufacturing operations to the most profitable and fastest location) is an effective solution to today’s supply chain disruptions.

UBQ Materials circular approach to the supply chain

Every year, humans around the world produce 2 billion tons of municipal solid waste (MSW), a figure that is expected to double by 2050. UBQ Materials was founded in 2012 to solve the end-of-life challenge of materials. The company has developed advanced materials as a circular approach to managing otherwise non-reusable waste, by converting the unsorted stream of household waste into ‘UBQ’, a climate-friendly raw material that can replace petroleum-based resins.

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