An estimated 1/3 of the world’s food is wasted along the supply and consumption chain from farm to kitchen. What can you do to help this Christmas? This morning you may have discovered your milk was spoiled and tossed it in the garbage before trying to find something else to eat. Maybe you didn’t finish … Continue reading ‘Tis The Season To Waste Lots Of Food….
Do you remember the Tickle-Me-Elmo War of 1996? What about the Cabbage Patch Kid Riots of 1983? No amount of long-term forecasting can prepare manufacturers and retailers for the moment a product becomes the “must-have” toy of the season. Robert Waller, a clerk at a Canadian Wal-Mart, told a harrowing tale about toy-mania in an … Continue reading Christmas Supply Chains and Fist Fights in the Toy Aisles
Businesses that supply equipment to coal and gas power plants are cutting costs dramatically in response to the rise of renewable energy. General Electric’s new CEO, John Flannery, is cutting 12,000 jobs in its electrical power division. The blood-letting comes in response to GE’s 44% plunge in the Dow this year, and an ongoing battle … Continue reading 12,000 Jobs Gone: Coal Supply Chain Hit Hard
ISM has done it again, with three globally-recognised keynotes announced ahead of its highly anticipated annual conference in Nashville, Tennessee. About this time every year, the Institute for Supply Management announces its keynotes for its upcoming annual conference. As usual, the lineup for ISM2018 is impressive, with Mitt Romney, Arianna Huffington, and John Rossman set … Continue reading Check Out The Keynotes for ISM2018 Nashville
Imagine an aircraft that can take off and land vertically, but isn’t a helicopter. It has an intelligent pilot, but there’s no human being sitting at the controls. Boeing has propelled itself into the world of futuristic aircraft with its acquisition of Aurora Flight Sciences. Boeing announced on Friday that it will acquire Aurora … Continue reading Boeing Acquires Robotic Aircraft Maker
Nearly all the pieces are in place for the long-overdue surge in electric car production. But before the automotive industry can finally transform itself, there’s one supply challenge that remains to be solved. Prices for rare earth elements are rising. China holds one third of the world’s reserves, and – alarmingly – 97% of … Continue reading The Supply Vulnerability That Could Kill The Electric Car
A special report from ISM on the impacts of Hurricane Harvey has found there will be ongoing challenges around pricing, speed of delivery and certain commodities due to the storm’s destructive path through Houston, Texas. Facts, not fear. Back in July 2016, ISM’s CEO Tom Derry told Procurious why his organisation had put out … Continue reading Assessing the Impact of Hurricane Harvey