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The Effects Of Linking The Supply And Reverse Chains

In the future, you will know the source of every component in the products you use or manufacture, how it was produced, the energy consumed in its production, perhaps even who will own it next and how much they will pay you for it. 1,054 more words


The Fourth Industrial Revolution And How It Will Affect Supply Chains

We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before. 2,782 more words


The 7 Technologies Changing The Supply Chain

From intelligent robots and self-driving vehicles to the Internet of Things and 3D printing, dramatic technological change is happening at lightning speed all around us. 1,577 more words


Holiday Sales: "Many Happy Returns"

Here’s an interesting statistic coming out of the holiday season this year: Nearly one in four consumers has returned at least one of the gifts they received. 340 more words


Supply Chains Are Costing Us More Than You Know!

For those unfamiliar with the supply or reverse chain industries, consider the lowly wooden pallet as a shining example of the complexity of many of the world’s largest international supply chains. 2,743 more words


OM in the News: Recycling and Christmas Returns

The Christmas gifts have been delivered, and Secret Santa is done. Americans returned $260 billion in merchandise last year, up more than 66 percent from 5 years ago–a quarter of which was during the holiday season! 293 more words

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Is the Circular Economy a Myth?

The circular economy is a generic term for an industrial economy that is, by design or intention, restorative and in which material flows are of two types, biological nutrients, designed to re-enter the biosphere safely, and technical nutrients, which are designed to circulate at high quality without entering the biosphere. 2,497 more words