Natural disasters … Are we flying too close to the sun? – Procurement Intelligence Unit


The increasingly complex nature of the goods we crave has led to an incredibly complex but potentially hugely fragile Global Supply Chain that needs a cultural paradigm shift away from a “lean”, or “just-in-time”Natural disasters ... Are we flying too close to the sun? structure to build the kind of resilience required for survival.

The world’s insatiable appetite to consume has driven us to demand more from our suppliers and, in turn, our planet. We are constantly looking to improve yields, reduce costs and drive profitability through our supply chains, and rightfully so, it’s our job. However, by doing this we are being forced to cultivate or utilise land that otherwise would have been deemed too risky to work. We now build on flood plains, divert rivers and irrigate the desert in order to keep up with the world’s demand for cheap, readily available, food and consumer goods…

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