How can a place that does so much good end up being so bad for the environment? That’s the counterintuitive part to many people about hospitals and healthcare, an often-overlooked industry when it comes to impact on the environment. When you stop and think about all of the waste, the equipment delivery, and the non-stop electricity coursing through hospital buildings, though, it starts to make a lot more sense.More
For organizations that deal with the global supply chain, making an adjustment at this time of year is nothing new. The Lunar New Year is the most important holiday in China, and it typically falls between the end of January and the end of February. Companies know the holiday is coming and the impact it will have, and they know what to do to adjust. This year’s Lunar New Year, though, which was beginning to look like an opportunity for the supply chain to right itself, might end up causing even more problems.More
Over the past year-plus, the supply chain has seen a remarkable number of changes. Organizations have had to adjust to various disruptions, and many have used those adjustments to re-think how they handle their logistics.
More changes could be on the way, because now governments are getting involved. In the United States, the Biden administration is taking steps to decrease reliance on other countries for certain products. Across the Atlantic, the European Union is setting climate goals that will impact a number of industries. Data will play an even more important role in logistics moving forward. Here’s what your organization needs to know about the latest changes impacting the supply chain.More
So much of the news over the past year regarding the supply chain and logistics has been negative. Everything from bare supermarket shelves at the beginning of the pandemic to huge backups at the ports as Brexit affected global trade provided images that illustrated the dire circumstances the world was facing. Optimists, though, can see a bright side—a supermarket shelf half full, if you will. John Sucich looks at the brighter side in more detail.More
For some companies, 2020 exposed gaps in their supply chain that proved devastating. For others, the events of this year provided them with a chance to take a step back and figure out what worked and what needed to be changed moving forward. The supply chain has perhaps never been more transparent than it is right now. Here are some ways that companies are working to make sure their supply chain is scrutinized in a positive rather than a negative light.More
With some states in the USA lifting stay-at-home orders and allowing certain businesses to reopen, focus has shifted to the supply chain. What will be available and what will be missing because of disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic?
The meat processing industry has been one of the industries most affected by the coronavirus.More
The United Kingdom has spent the past year using a national learning analytics service. Institutions in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland pool their resources and have opportunities to learn together about how to best use learning analytics. Here’s what collaboration around learning analytics through a diverse group of colleges looks like.More
Colleges and universities are using data in ever-growing ways. They analyze data in order to figure out which programs are doing well or whether new programs need to be added. They then examine the data to identify past patterns that might help predict what will happen next. And the data is increasingly being put to work in the field of artificial intelligence.More
It is a tense time in the world of higher education. The schools that aren’t putting pressure on themselves to respond to popular trends and try to stay ahead of the curve are certainly receiving pressure from their communities to do so – whether it’s from a Board of Trustees or reflected in feedback from students and parents.More