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Ideas Made to Matter Supply Chain

6 steps to handle supply chain disruption

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The coronavirus pandemic is upending global supply chains. From crisis communications to tough decisions, here’s how companies should prepare.

Mar 17, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Supply Chain

What keeps supply chain execs up at night? Lots of things

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Leaders at Converse, Cinépolis, and more on managing new technology, supply chain visibility, and customer expectations in 2020.

Feb 26, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Supply Chain

Supply chain transparency, explained

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What is transparency, how does it differ from visibility, who’s demanding it, and how can it boost ESG ratings and consumer trust.

Feb 20, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Supply Chain

5 technologies remaking the supply chain

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Artificial intelligence, blockchain, robotics, 3D printing, and the internet of things are set to supercharge supply chains.

Feb 14, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Supply Chain

How climate change affects supply chain resilience

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Climate risks are mounting. Here are 5 steps to harden your supply chain and master climate change adaptation.

Feb 11, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Supply Chain

Special report: Supply chain 2020

Download MIT Sloan’s report to determine which supply chain projects to prioritize — from cybersecurity to ESG to blockchain and beyond.

Feb 5, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Supply Chain

Career insights from a Starbucks executive

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Navigating a career in supply chain can be difficult. Here’s how an executive from Starbucks does it, one cake pop at a time.

Nov 19, 2019
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Blockchain for business

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Cryptocurrency aside, the supply chain is poised to be blockchain’s breakout application. Just ask Walmart and IBM.

Oct 7, 2019
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ESG ratings vary widely. Here's why

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Research reveals that ratings agencies have different definitions and measurements for corporate social responsibility.

Aug 26, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Supply Chain

Supply chain visibility boosts consumer trust

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Companies that make the effort to learn more about their supply chain can see higher sales among some consumers.

Aug 20, 2019
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