Gartner announces supply chain executive conference 2016
When: May 17th-19th, 2016
Where: JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Ariz...
What: Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2016
When: May 17th-19th, 2016
Where: JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona
Details: Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2016 is the world’s most important gathering of supply chain leaders.
A two-part, bimodal supply chain is the new reality for organisations. This marriage of two distinct approaches delivers day-in, day-out reliability and innovation at the same time. At this year’s conference, chief supply chain officers and their leadership teams will learn how to create and manage a bimodal value chain strategy that achieves essential performance goals while simultaneously allowing for iteration and experimentation.
Important topics to be covered:
- Strategy and transformation
- Performance measurement
- Supply chain planning
- Cost to Serve
* Guest Keynote: Supply Chain Innovation & Excellence: Engaging 36,000 Supply Chain Brains Across the World
Chris Tyas- Group Head of Supply Chain - Nestlé
* Guest Keynote: On Top Of The World
Joby Ogwyn - World Record-Holding Mountain Climber and Legendary Wing-Suit Pilot
* Guest Keynote: Leading the Largest Business in the World
Mike Duke - Former CEO of Walmart
The latest solutions and tools will be demonstrated by a number of companies exhibiting at the Conference. A listing of current exhibitors is available on the Exhibitor Directory here. For complete event details, click here.
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Ultium Cells LLC/Li-Cycle: Sustainable Battery Manufacturing
Ultium Cells LLC - a joint venture between General Motors and LG Energy Solutions - has announced its latest collaboration with Li-Cycle. Joining forces the two have set ambitions to expand recycling in North America, recycling up to 100% of the scrap materials in battery cell manufacturing
What is Ultium Cells LLC?
Announcing their partnership in December 2019, General Motors (GM) and LG Energy Solutions established Ultium Cells LLC with a mission to “ensure excellence of Battery Cell Manufacturing through implementation of best practices from each company to contribute [to the] expansion of a Zero Emission propulsion on a global scale.”
Who is Li-Cycle?
Founded in 2016, Li-Cycle leverages innovative solutions to address emerging and urgent challenges around the world.
As the use of Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries in automotive, industrial energy storage, and consumer electronic applications rises, Li-Cycle believes that “the world needs improved technology and supply chain innovations to better recycle these batteries, while also meeting the rapidly growing demand for critical and scarce battery-grade materials.”
Why are Ultium Cells LLC and Li-Cycle join forces?
By joining forces to expand the recycling of scrap materials in battery cell manufacturing in North America, the new recycling process will allow Ultium Cells LLC to recycle cobalt, nickel, lithium, graphite, copper, manganese and aluminum.
“95% of these materials can be used in the production of new batteries or for adjacent industries,” says GM, who explains that the new hydrometallurgical process emits 30% less greenhouse gases (GHGs) than traditional processes, minimising the environmental impact. Use of this process will begin later in the year (2021).
"Our combined efforts with Ultium Cells will be instrumental in redirecting battery manufacturing scrap from landfills and returning a substantial amount of valuable battery-grade materials back into the battery supply chain. This partnership is a critical step forward in advancing our proven lithium-ion resource recovery technology as a more sustainable alternative to mining, " said Ajay Kochhar, President, CEO and co-founder of Li-Cycle.
"GM's zero-waste initiative aims to divert more than 90% of its manufacturing waste from landfills and incineration globally by 2025. Now, we're going to work closely with Ultium Cells and Li-Cycle to help the industry get even better use out of the materials,” added Ken Morris, Vice President of Electric and Autonomous Vehicles, GM.
Since 2013, GM has recycled or reused 100% of the battery packs it has received from customers, with most current GM EVs repaired with refurbished packs.
"We strive to make more with less waste and energy expended. This is a crucial step in improving the sustainability of our components and manufacturing processes,” concluded Thomas Gallagher, Chief Operating Officer, Ultium Cells LLC.