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Robot-Up: How Recession and Pandemic Drive Automation 

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As compared to stalled investment in industrial robots caused by the last recession, the pandemic presented only a minor speed bump to ratcheting investment in automation. Amidst the latest release of forward economic indicators, Kevin O'Marah unpacks why this time is different...
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Circular Supply Chain Strategy: Finding the Golden Nugget

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The infinite Loop model is how Zero100 approaches digitizing and decarbonizing supply chain. With today’s supply and demand imbalances, this framework helps explain the tension in operations to colleagues outside of supply chain.
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Zero Carbon Supply Chains Need Nuclear Energy 

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Nuclear energy can generate 30+ years of power from a single kilogram of fuel, yet its contribution to the global electricity market has halved over the last 25 years. Amidst record heat waves and rolling blackouts, Kevin O'Marah reflects on the energy investment mix that is most likely to achieve net zero faster.
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New Research: Organizational Design for ESG Accountability

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As organizations differentiate less between digital versus analog investments coming out of the pandemic, fundamental questions remain. Namely, is there a one-size-fits-all model to accelerate digital transformation? And if not, which of several competing models best suits my organization’s immediate needs and priorities? 
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Supply Chain Lessons from Airline Chaos

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Summer travel is booming, but Kevin O’Marah thinks flying is too cheap. Airlines and supply chains have a lot in common: frustrated customers, labor shortages, and a lack of resiliency. We share 3 lessons that supply chain professionals can take from the airline industry to reinvent their operations for a sustainable future.
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