supply chain

A circular economy is an economic system aimed at eliminating waste and the continual use of resources. The majority of supply chain professionals expect that the focus on their circular economy strategies – which aim to eliminate waste and the continual use of resources – will increase over the next

Rare earths are critical to the production of smartphones, computer memory, and rechargeable batteries, making them a core component of the world’s digital infrastructure. However, China’s dominance of the sector has revealed weaknesses in the supply chain — especially after COVID exposed vulnerabilities around the world for all kinds of

From empty supermarket shelves to delays manufacturing electronics and cars, the COVID-19 crisis has provided a stark example of global supply chain disruption.  In the early months of the crisis, 94 per cent of Fortune 1000 companies suffered supply chain disruptions. Underestimating the risk of supply chain shocks led to

The Covid-19 Pandemic has revealed weaknesses and vulnerabilities in the global food supply chain, and these weaknesses will be made worse by climate changes, according to McKinsey and Co. According to the management consultants, “While global food supply is still strong, individual countries and regions are starting to experience shortages

The programmatic advertising market is “ripe for reformation” after a landmark UK study revealed around half of the money advertisers spend never reaches publishers and around one third of the programmatic supply chain cost is “unattributable”. The report [pdf], prepared for UK advertiser industry group, the Incorporated Society of British

Blockchain and IoT technology will enable $31 billion in food fraud savings globally by 2024 by immutably tracking food across the supply chain, according to research from Juniper, which identifies IBM, SAP and Oracle as leaders in the area. Substantial savings in food fraud will be realised from 2021 and

Fears of geopolitical instability may impact the global offshore services market, as sourcing, procurement and vendor management executives review their options to mitigate risk, according to Gartner. According to the report “Mitigate Offshore and Nearshore Service Delivery Location Risks Created by Geopolitical Instability” the offshore outsourcing market has been relatively

Blockchain has been heralded as a transformative and potentially disruptive technology. However, many are hesitant about the practical application of blockchain outside of limited use cases. The key to early success is matching blockchain to an appropriate business model, according to Stephen Moore, SAP Australia and New Zealand Executive Director.

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Australians love shopping online. The evidence is in the data, with NAB showing that last year Australians spent close to $1.95 billion via digital channels. But Australians are also world leaders when it comes to abandoning their shopping carts. So what’s going on? There are some common obstacles causing consumers

The quest for highly personalised multichannel marketing is putting pressure on supply chains, according to SAP Head of Digital Core, APJ, Paul Marriott. However, the application of emerging technology, like the Internet of Things (IoT) is helping to alleviate the pressure, he said. “We’re seeing these technologies in this multichannel