Crying Over Spilled Milk: The Disruption Solution
The outbreak of COVID-19 has exposed major weaknesses in our global supply chain. Governments, manufacturers, retailers, small businesses, individual consumers — all have been hit hard by the shutting down of international borders and travel stoppage. For some, supply has been the problem — how do you secure access to the products you need when shipping routes are closed and much of the world is on lockdown? For others, it’s been the opposite problem — how do you offload stockpiles of inventory when demand for your product has suddenly vanished?In the season two premiere of Invisible Forces, hosts Erin Shea and Shannon Murphy look at how everything from vital medical equipment to fresh produce to jigsaw puzzles are being made and transported differently in the wake of COVID-19 — and how the pandemic is rapidly transforming the $10 trillion global supply chain and fuelling a push towards localization in the process. Featuring Jefferies’ Chief Financial Economist Aneta Markowska and Jefferies’ Global Head of Mobility Technology Storm Duncan. Also featuring: Nagendra Raina is the CEO of Buffalo Games, the largest puzzle manufacturer in North America.Anne Williams is a puzzle historian and the author of The Jigsaw Puzzle: Piecing Together a History.Jack Vessey is a fourth generation lettuce farmer in California.Evan Wiig is the Director of Communications and Membership at the Community Alliance with Family Farmers.Sharad Agarwal is the senior vice president of EasyMile.