The 5 Must-see Ted Talks for Supply Chain
If you are in to Supply Chain and Logistics, these 5 Ted Talks will inspire you think about the numerous ways your Supply Chain can be optimized.
Did you know that over 90% of world trade is supported by container shipping? Or, that the largest shipper is basically as big as Microsoft? George talks about some of the unexpected impacts of this central part of supply chain, including piracy, multinational shipping and maritime law, and air and acoustic pollution.
The last mile of the supply chain often falls far from communities that lack year-round road access. This is a very cool, futuristic look at how the internet and drones could be combined to deliver essential supplies, medicine and food to hard to reach populated areas.
The sharing economy is transforming consumer transportation and will likely impact commercial transportation in surprising ways. Chase talks about how sharing and renting practices are impacting the definition of ownership and creating new entrepreneurial opportunities.
Road congestion is a major factor in shipping and logistics planning. What if we were better at eliminating traffic jams than planning around them? Eliasson talks about how re-routing just a small number of drivers can potentially eliminate urban congestion.
Halo has a significant number of agriculture customers throughout the US and Asia Pacific. Worldwide, the discussion is about how to increase aearable land to feed a growing population. We found this talk on “precision farming” using robots and sensor data to be incredibly powerful.
What are your favorite Ted Talks that impact your thinking about supply chain issues? Share your thoughts in the section below!