Chain Reaction Podcast New Roundup: Shattered Connections The Far-Reaching Effects of a Local Disaster And More

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How do the tremors of a local catastrophe reverberate through the global supply chain? We're tackling the intricate aftermath of the Francis Scott Key Bridge disaster in Baltimore, shedding light on the implications for lives lost, global trade routes, and the daunting task of rebuilding. The collapse is a stark reminder of the fragility within our interconnected commerce systems, and we're here to sift through the financial and legal consequences facing businesses like Wallenius Wilhelmsen and the crew of the cargo ship Darley. What's more, we're also connecting the dots on how Brexit's new regulations and environmental concerns are rocking the boat for international supply chain dynamics.

Back on home turf, we delve into the quagmire that is the UK's water industry, with Thames Water's looming debt and antiquated infrastructure at the forefront. This episode peeks into the Pandora's Box of privatization, the weight of financialization, and the contentious debate on re-nationalization. From Boeing's costly crisis to Tesla's production pivot, Alphabet's acquisition chess moves, and the resolution of Carrefour's tiff with PepsiCo, we cover a gamut of market news with far-reaching implications. And as if that weren't enough, we cap off with a sobering perspective on CO2 emissions, pointing fingers at a select few companies responsible for a staggering environmental footprint. Tune in for a comprehensive, no-stone-unturned analysis of these pressing issues shaping our world and your wallet.

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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. The latest edition is published in 2024 available from Routledge, Amazon and all good book stores. 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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