21st Century Trends in Supply Chain - Lecture 1.5

00:59 Introduction
00:57 Average - Supply Chain terms shaping the world
03:58 The story so far
05:02 Promitheiadynamics
06:43 Better UX via Tougher Supply Chain
21:26 Programmatic Options in Supply Chain
40:22 Supply Chain (d)evolutions
58:21 Conclusion: XXIst century supply chain is about conquering complexity
01:01:04 Questions from the audience


A few major trends have been dominating the evolution of supply chains over the last decades, largely reshaping the mix of challenges faced by companies. Some problems have largely faded away, such as physical hazards and quality issues. Some problems have risen, such as overall complexity and competition intensity. Notably, software is also reshaping supply chains in profound ways. A quick survey of these trends helps us understand what should be the focus of a supply chain theory.

References (Q&A Session)

  • Tokeda whitepaper, Joannes Vermorel, 2018 (blockchain use case to fight counterfeits on page 28), (pdf)