I do a lot of interviews around various future trends and innovation issues; often, these are for very niche-oriented publications or corporate publications and newsletters.
I was recently contacted by a company in the supply chain sector with a series of questions; rather than typing out my response, I thought IU would just hit the virtual broadcast studio and film my thoughts, which they could then use to pull together the article.
Background: The global supply chain has been enduring a series of shocks ever since the pandemic broke out. With the havoc at ports showing no signs of abating and prices for a vast array of goods still rising, it is clear that time alone will not solve the supply chain crisis. It will require investment, technology and a refashioning of the incentives at play across global business. Our story focuses on how the logistics sector can build resilience into the global supply chain and be prepared for the next big shock.
The questions we are seeking answers for are:
- How does a crisis in the supply chain sector impact the global economy?
- What are the main reasons for the crisis in the global supply chain sector?
- What can be done in the short term as well as the long term to increase the resilience of the supply chain sector?
- What are the technologies and investments that can help future-proof supply chains?
And so here’s how I responded!