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The Supply Chain and Net Zero

According to Supply and Demand Executive, the supply chain is an important component of achieving net zero targets.

2050, 2060 and 2070. Three sacrosanct years worldwide governments have unleashed with meeting ambitious net zero targets.


Securing the Supply Chain

The supply chain is the weakest security link, reports Next Gov.

The recent cyberattacks against SolarWinds and other widely used technology providers demonstrates the lengths to which foreign nation-states and other hackers are willing to go to achieve malicious objectives


The Supply Chain is About More Than Stuff

Modern supply chains are not only about moving items, but also about technology, people and security, reports Washington Technology.

At one time, talking about the supply chain focused on stuff -- moving it from the plant to the warehouse to the distributor to the seller and then delivering it the user. That’s still a relevant model but today's supply chain is also about software, security, compliance, partners, and people.


Supply Chain Tech Trends

According to Forbes, there are several supply chain technology trends set to experience growth in 2022.

This was the year that the words “global supply chain” made their way into everyday conversation. In March 2021, the giant container ship Ever Given blocked the Suez Canal and captured the public’s attention for a full week.


Blockchain Helps Walmart Canada Process Payments

Walmart Canada is utilizing blockchain to help it avoid discrepancies between invoices and payments, reports Harvard Business Review. 

Walmart has long been known as a leader in supply chain management. However, its prowess could not insulate it from a problem plaguing the transportation industry for decades: vast data discrepancies in the invoice and payment process for freight carriers, which required costly reconciliation efforts and caused long payment delays.


Self Driving Semis

According to Bloomberg, shipping companies are exploring self-driving semis in an effort to alleviate the driver shortage. 

Shipping companies and software developers are experimenting with self-driving trucks as a way to solve a driver shortage worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic, drawing fire from safety advocates who call the technology a risk to motorists


NTT Data Service Acquires Chainalytics

According to Freight Waves, NTT Data Service has acquired Chainalytics.

NTT DATA Services has announced its intent to acquire supply chain consulting and analytics firm Chainalytics to reinforce its logistics consulting capabilities for its global enterprise customers.


Blockchain Advancements to Keep Food Safe

According to Food Safety News, blockchain advancements will help keep the food supply safer.

Blockchain technology is not a new concept to the foodservice industry. Before the pandemic, those of us in the industry discussed blockchain technology, traceability, transparency, sustainability, digital technology, and food safety and its impact on the green revolution every day.


China Lockdowns Causing More Disruption

Lockdowns in China are disrupting the memory chip supply chain, reports US News & World Report. 

Samsung Electronics and Micron Technology, two of the world's largest memory chip makers, warned that strict COVID-19 curbs in the Chinese city of Xian could disrupt their chip manufacturing bases in the area.


Supply Chain Trends for 2022

According to Supply Chain Brain, there are several trends to watch for regarding supply chains in 2022 including elastic supply chains. 

Supply chains have been severely impacted by COVID-19. A recent Statista survey found nearly 72% of businesses suffering detrimental effects related to the pandemic. Now, even as disruptions persist, supply chains the world round have begun picking up the pieces and charting new territory to recover.


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