My former Gartner colleague Kevin O’Marah wrote a book called “Supply Chain Saves the World.” Whether for medical supplies, food, remote communications, or the basic comforts of home, efficient matching of supply to demand (aka supply chain) may well be the rope that lifts us out of our pandemic-induced death spiral and lands us on the fast track to Economy 2.0. The spirit of innovation and collaboration amongst those silently toiling away to assure the smooth sustainable flow of goods gives me intense optimism about the road ahead. We just need to speed it up.

It’s not a sexy discipline…

steve hochman

CEO of 5Five, Inc., a sustainable apparel venture. Previously: Led global supply chain strategy for Nike; Distinguished Analyst in supply chain at Gartner.

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