Top blog posts of 2019

December 31, 2019 James Hayward

That’s another year over, folks. And while we’re all looking forward to 2020 and helping supply chain pros like you kick start a decade of success, we thought we’d take a second to look back at 2019. 

Here are some highlights from the past 12 months on the Tradeshift blog.

  1. Matt Damon stars in the Tradeshift Sanctuary at Davos

We were privileged to have leaders from the world of technology, business, politics, and art join us in the Tradeshift Sanctuary at Davos. And we even brought a sprinkle of stardust with Matt Damon sitting down with Christian Lanng to discuss the economics of water. Check out the highlights from that panel and the rest of our 2019 Davos content.

  1. Proactive versus reactive: what’s the difference? 

If you’re working in accounts payable or finance, you’re likely focused on shifting from a reactive department to one that is proactive and making a real difference for the business. To guide your journey we put together infographics that show the difference between proactive and reactive teams. Check the accounts payable and finance versions out. 

  1. How do we design for change? 

At our Innovation Summit in Copenhagen, we asked a simple question: how do we design for change? And what we learned from our speakers is that we all have a stake in designing the future we want to see. We just need to keep asking ‘what if’ and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. Remind yourself of the pearls of wisdom shared at the event by taking another look at the recap post

  1. Views from the ecosystem

We welcomed several new partners to our network this year that bring unique and compelling propositions to help you achieve your objectives. To celebrate this we’ve spent time with our partners to get their latest views on what’s happening across supply chains and to explore how they help you achieve more. Get expert views from Genpact, DeloitteSpedency, Quyntess, and Insight

  1. It’s time to focus on prompt payment

2019 might be remembered as the year that all businesses started to focus on prompt payments. And as we move into 2020, it’s time to slash payment terms and make quick and fair supplier payments a reality across the supply chain. If you’re not convinced, here are three reasons it makes perfect sense for your business.

  1. Breaking new ground with the blockchain

Does blockchain have a real B2B use case? You bet it does. Find out more by checking out our post covering the groundbreaking pilot carried out by our Frontiers team. And get ready for more in 2020.

  1. Innovators & troublemakers

Sometimes the most important innovations come from the most unlikely of places. The invention of the intermodal shipping container—a device that revolutionized global trade is the perfect example of this. Look back at the story of its creation

  1. Meet the changemakers

Everyone working across the supply chain has a story to tell. And this year we shared many of these stories on our blog. Take a look at what leading pros from Disneyland Paris, Innogy, Corning, Best Buy, and Danone.

  1. The future of financial services

There’s never been a more exciting time in financial services. The continued rise of FinTech is challenging the status quo and delivering a range of transformative financial products that add value to consumers and businesses alike. Our CEO, Christian Lanng discussed all these topics and more at the Milken Conference. Check out the highlights here.

  1. An eye on supply change 

It wasn’t all about blogs in 2019, we also launched our first podcast: Supply Change. Hosted by our CPO, Roy Anderson and  Ron Volpe, our VP of Apps business development, the podcast explores the modern supply chain and everything impacting it. Check out episodes exploring the supply chain of cannabis and the supply chain of education

Get ready for more to come 

As we move into a new decade, it’s the perfect chance to hit the reset button and transform the role you play in your organization. And we’re with you every step of the way. So get signed up to the Tradeshift blog now and be the first to access game-changing insights from across the supply chain. 

About the Author

James Hayward

James is a Senior Content Marketing Manager at Tradeshift, focused on crafting compelling stories that provide supply chain professionals with unique insights and actionable advice on how to take their organization to the next level. A journalist by trade, James was previously the Global Editor at Treasury Today magazine.

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