Exploring Supply Chain Resilience in Navigating COVID and Beyond & The Wicked Debate of Sustainability Versus Circular Economy w/ James George of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation artwork
Supply Chain Revolution

Exploring Supply Chain Resilience in Navigating COVID and Beyond & The Wicked Debate of Sustainability Versus Circular Economy w/ James George of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation

  • S1E27
  • 16:50
  • July 26th 2020

We are facing unprecedented social, economic, and environmental crises. We've lost many lives to COVID and as unemployment reaches new highs, businesses and supply chains must navigate a new, never normal world. The business as usual operating model of globalization versus localized/shorter supply chains, lowest price versus value, opportunity versus obligation has created the status quo. Is incremental improvement or doing things "less bad" actually helping or hurting business and our planet? How do we connect the dots and show leadership during crisis using circularity?

In Episode 27, James George from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation discusses that COVID has accelerated conversations for circular economy. Two distinct groups are emerging: 1) those who've been disrupted and don't know where to go or where to start, and 2) the businesses who are successful are prioritizing doing things differently, innovation, doubling down on circular economy grounded in the business case for change including agility, supply assurance, and designing risk out of your supply chain. Supply chain resilience is critical and how do you ensure the right work gets done? Lastly, we debate how sustainability and circularity may not exist in the same sentence. Is optimizing for "less bad" the right pivot to navigate COVID and beyond?

How do you get started?

Find James George, EllenMacArthur Foundation at https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-george-20995b75/

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Supply Chain Revolution

Born February 2020, check out Season 1: Supply Chain Revolution podcast explores provocative points of view that challenge paradigms for progress in supply chain management, sustainability, circular economy, leadership, and technology. Have you ever looked around the business-as-usual operating model and thought, "there has to be a better way and are there others out here like me?" We are your people. This is the TOP Supply Chain podcast in "new school" supply chain podcast that explores shifts in generational, social, environmental, technological, and "the people side" of leading change in transformation.

The Supply Chain Revolution is the supply chain podcast that highlights progressive ideas that challenge the status quo, giving people access to insights, strategies, and tools to make better choices that shape critical aspects of their business and personal lives, building transformational change for a better, sustainable world.

This is the supply chain podcast for supply chain leaders, thinkers, dreamers, doers, learners, builders, and supply chain professionals who want to change the world using a different approach to traditional supply chain, leadership, circular thinking, digital transformation, sustainability, diversity and inclusion, technology, strategy, and camaraderie to create new ways of working in the supply chain revolution. We are an inclusive group where all are welcomed and represented.

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About Season One - Join host the SupplyChainQueen, Sheri Hinish to discuss new school supply chain, sustainability, sustainable development, circular economy, supply chain technology, innovation and leadership in the future of work. Deborah Dull also joins the discussion on a few episodes this season. They both believe supply chains can save the planet, save lives, and transform traditional business models.

About the Host: Colleagues and clients affectionately call Sheri Hinish the “Supply Chain Queen.” Recognized as an IBM Futurist, a 2020 & 2019 Supply & Demand Chain Executive "Pro to Know," and recipient of the Global Women Supply Chain Leaders Award, Sheri Hinish is a leading advocate, strategist, and influencer in new school supply chain, sustainability & the SDGs, leading with purpose, and change management in digital transformations. 

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