Top 6 TED Talks About Supply Chain Management

From drone-driven delivery networks to supply chain resiliency, we’ve been featuring our favorite supply chain-related TED talks over the past several weeks. Here are our six favorites:

The Key to Fixing Broken Supply Chains

Dustin Burke, from Boston Consulting Group, highlights the challenges of supply chains and the importance of making them more resilient to crises such as natural disasters and pandemics. Burke discusses three key ideas that could help make supply chains more resilient: sharing risk, radical transparency, and automated recommendations. Watch the video.

How Supply Chain Transparency Might Just Save the Planet

Markus Mutz, CEO of OpenSC, lobbies technology to create transparency and traceability in supply chains. This helps to verify sustainability and ethical production claims in a data-based and automated way, trace individual physical products throughout their supply chains, and share that information with consumers. Watch the video.

What Happens Inside Those Massive Warehouses?

Robotics entrepreneur Mick Mountz takes you inside the mysterious world of those massive fulfillment warehouses and highlights the potential of using technology and automation in warehousing to increase productivity and efficiency. Watch the video.

Your Company’s Data Could End World Hunger

Analytics expert Mallory Freeman on the impact of planning and logistics for humanitarian operations to feed, clothe, and shelter hundreds of thousands more people – and the case for companies to engage in data philanthropy. Watch the video.

Let’s Go All-In on Sustainability

Ikea veteran and sustainability expert Steve Howards talks about how sustainability has gone from a nice-to-do to a must-do and the importance of businesses taking responsibility for their supply chain impacts. Watch the video.

No Roads? There’s a Drone for That

Andreas Raptopoulos, founder and CEO of Matternet, talks about how one billion people around the world lack access to all-season roads, making it difficult to transport critical supplies, medicine, and goods to market. He envisions a new way to transport goods in this challenging environment using a fleet of small, autonomous drones to fly goods between designated points.

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