Chain Reaction Podcast Decoding the Impact of Global Events on Supply Chains and Sustainability

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From Ferrari's bold leap into cryptocurrency to the economic ripples of conflict in Israel and the Amazon drought, every global event has an impact on our interconnected supply chains. We will journey through this complex web of interactions, highlighting the significance of the EU's budgeting decisions, the repercussions of strikes and layoffs in the auto industry, and the potential implications of the Taliban on the world stage. Shipping companies are investing in ships powered by green energy. Adding about 29 per cent capacity in 2023 to box ships. You're not just a passive listener; you're a global citizen seeking to grasp the interconnectedness of our world economy. 

Our exploration continues into the realm of fashion. Michelle McKettrick is the chief customer officer at Primark and she believes that big brands need to be vocal about the work they do on sustainability, even when there are challenges.  Primark are also taking strides with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's inventive Jeans Redesign project, making fashion both environmentally friendly and affordable. The Go Transparent Movement, the Transparency Index of Fashion, and Primark's pledge to go chemical-free are on the agenda. We're decoding how Primark, along with other retail giants, are stepping up to reduce greenhouse gas emissions – a critical move shaping the future of retail. Buckle up as we navigate through high-stakes business, political climates, and the pressing issue of climate change.

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About Tony Hines and the Chain Reaction Podcast – All About Supply Chain Advantage

I have been researching and writing about supply chains for over 25 years. I wrote my first book on supply chain strategies in the early 2000s. Each week we have special episodes on particular topics relating to supply chains. We have a weekly news round up every Saturday at 12 noon. All things impacting global supply chains in that week, so come and join us on the Chain Reaction podcast. I look forward to seeing you there.

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