in this issue:
Foreword: As Strong as Our Weakest Link
– Ambassador Mark A. Green
The world is small, until it isn't. Global supply chain challenges remind us of that every day.
The New Values of Supply Chain Thinking
– Duncan Wood and Saskia Bonnefoi
From economic value to social and environmental values, global supply chains have a new bottom line.
Trust in Values-Based Supply Chains
– Shihoko Goto
A resilient supply chain requires having the right technology and partners you can trust.
Building Resilience in Supply Chains
– Stephanie Bowen
A primer on supply chain resiliency with Yossi Sheffi, PhD, director of MIT’s Center for Transportation Logistics.
Engineering Around the Supply Chain
– Andy McMillan
This truck top camper company weathered supply chain challenges by making their own. Now, they are innovating to help other small businesses.
North America in the Global Car Chase
– Christopher Sands
The director of the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Canada Institute asks, “Will we drive the future, or crash and burn?”
Could the Uyghur Human Rights Crisis Finally Force Fashion to Reveal Its Supply Chain?
– Alden Wicker
Blockchain technology has long promised to democratize information. New legislation might finally push the fashion industry into a new era of transparency.
The Changing Threshold of North American Supply Chains
– Andrew I. Rudman
The US-Canada-Mexico Agreement offers a robust platform to strengthen North American production, but reshoring to Mexico won’t happen without thoughtful policy implementation.
The Role of Nearshoring in Shoring Up Supply Chains
– Jerry Haar
From manufacturing to tech to critical minerals, can Latin America rival Asia for sourcing goods and services?
Confronting Challenges in Supply Chain Policy
– Duncan Wood, Cordell Hull, and Jasper Jung
The Wilson Center’s resident supply chain expert leads a conversation between General Motors’ head of global policy and a fmr. Commerce Dept. official about supply chain policy.
Meeting Family Planning Supply Chain Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa
– Stephanie Bowen and Kimberly Whipkey
When Eless Limani couldn’t get her regular contraceptive, her life took a turn she wasn’t prepared for. Several experts to examine the challenges and solutions for life-saving family planning commodities.