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Chain Reaction is the podcast 'All About Supply Chain Advantage' containing regular audio snippets relevant to C suite executives, supply chain professionals, researchers, policy makers in government, students, media commentators and the wider public. New episodes each week discuss hot topics in the news and supply chain ideas relevant to everyone involved in supply chain management. There are special editions too.Our goal is to keep our listeners updated and informed about the various factors that can influence the dynamics of supply chains. As the world continues to evolve, so too do the complexities of global supply chains. By keeping an eye on these global events, we can anticipate potential challenges and opportunities, and navigate the ever-changing landscape of supply chains with agility and insight.

Chain Reaction Tony Hines

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Chain Reaction is the podcast 'All About Supply Chain Advantage' containing regular audio snippets relevant to C suite executives, supply chain professionals, researchers, policy makers in government, students, media commentators and the wider public. New episodes each week discuss hot topics in the news and supply chain ideas relevant to everyone involved in supply chain management. There are special editions too.Our goal is to keep our listeners updated and informed about the various factors that can influence the dynamics of supply chains. As the world continues to evolve, so too do the complexities of global supply chains. By keeping an eye on these global events, we can anticipate potential challenges and opportunities, and navigate the ever-changing landscape of supply chains with agility and insight.

    Coming Soon - Revolutionizing Supply Chain Resilience with Bindiya Vakil CEO at Resilinc

    Coming Soon - Revolutionizing Supply Chain Resilience with Bindiya Vakil CEO at Resilinc

    Listen to Chain Reaction and find out more about all things impacting global supply chains and learn what you could be doing to get that supply chain advantage. This is a short trailer for the forthcoming conversation with Bindiya Vakil CEO at Resilinc. We discuss what Resilinc is up to and how she came up with the idea to start this very successful business. Armed with an MSc in Supply Chain Management from MIT in 2005; Bindiya decided to plough her own furrow to put her ideas into practice. You can find out more by listening to the episode.

    I also suggest you subscribe to Chain Reaction to keep up to date with all forthcoming episodes. You can do that on your favourite podcast platform or on the chain reaction web pages.
    Support the showAbout 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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    • 1 min
    Business Catchup Edition 10th February: From Aviation Troubles to Cocoa Cutbacks

    Business Catchup Edition 10th February: From Aviation Troubles to Cocoa Cutbacks

    Discover why Boeing's CEO Dave Calhoun is scrambling to uphold safety standards after a startling revelation about the 737 MAX-9 aircraft, and why your chocolate bar might soon resemble a fun-size treat rather than a full-fledged indulgence. We navigate through a stormy landscape of global supply chain conundrums, starting with Boeing's bolt blunder and how it points to a larger issue of quality control in aviation. Transitioning from the skies to the global economy, we unearth the peculiar case of deflation in China amidst a world grappling with inflation, unveiling the implications for international markets and policy makers. Meanwhile, 😀 Maersk's foresight on ship oversupply and the echoes of geopolitical strife in Gaza on oil prices round out a multifaceted discussion on market stability and the ripple effects of conflict on your wallet.

    Then, step into the finance and confectionery world, where traditional banking giants are tasting the sweet potential of green energy investments. We analyze Barclay's bank's strategic pivot, mirroring moves by HSBC and others, and dissect what this means for the fossil fuel sector amidst intensifying climate concerns. The sale of Tesco Bank to Barclays for a hefty sum signals a shift in the banking terrain, and we consider how the rising cost of cocoa could mean your beloved chocolate treats may shrink in size as companies like Hershey feel the pinch. Nostalgia meets reality as we bid farewell to some of Nestlé's classics, and take a look at how Russian oil continues to trickle into the UK, revealing the intricate connections and dependencies woven into the very fabric of our global supply chains.
    Support the showAbout 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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    • 25 min
    Business Catchup Edition: Tech Titans and Supply Chain Shifts

    Business Catchup Edition: Tech Titans and Supply Chain Shifts

    Embark on a journey beyond the surface with me, Tony Hines, as we unravel the intricacies of global supply chains and the high-stakes game of tech investments. Imagine navigating a terrain where billions are bet on innovations like AI, robotics, and the Internet of Things, aiming for an efficient, resilient logistics future. Our discussion takes a hard look at the paradox of rampant spending amidst fears of squandered funds in tech projects. Grasp the full picture as we dissect the lightning-fast digital transformation on track to hit $76 billion by 2026, and why companies gamble big on tech for a competitive edge, despite doubts over the return on their hefty investments.

    Prepare to dissect the top five supply chain priorities that are reshaping the landscape as global tensions, environmental sustainability, and digitalization demand our attention. We're weighing the delicate balance between reshoring production and the advantages of a global supply network, and the role of technology in boosting transparency. We'll also tackle how the concept of resilience is evolving, blending strategies like collaborative partnerships and the careful application of just-in-time systems. Coupled with this, we explore the complex aftermath of tech booms influencing metal markets and Brexit's ongoing economic drama. Join me for a session filled with critical insights and predictions, where the only constant is the rapid pace of change.
    Support the showAbout 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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    • 29 min
    Exposing the Dangers of PFAS: Health Risks, Environmental Impact, and the Fight for Accountability

    Exposing the Dangers of PFAS: Health Risks, Environmental Impact, and the Fight for Accountability

    Could your raincoat be a health hazard? We're peeling back the layers on the silent infiltrators known as PFAS, the 'forever chemicals' stealthily embedded in our daily essentials. Tune in to this critical discussion where we expose the hidden dangers lurking in everything from your kitchenware to your wardrobe. We address the health risks, diving into the connections between PFAS and diseases, while also exploring the distressing environmental consequences. Unravel the challenges we face in regulating these stubborn chemicals, and learn why it's crucial for both individuals and industries to take action now.

    Litigation is on the rise as the true impact of PFAS comes to the forefront of public concern, raising the stakes for manufacturers and water authorities. This episode guides you through the minefield of product liability and the legal battles that are reshaping the responsibility landscape. Listen as we dissect the actions of regulators, like the UK's Drinking Water Inspectorate, and unravel the complexities businesses face in managing PFAS within their supply chains. Get ahead of the curve with our insights on maintaining transparency and adhering to international standards, ensuring your business isn't contributing to the PFAS predicament.
    Support the showAbout 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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    • 21 min
    Global Supply Chain News

    Global Supply Chain News

    Uncover the seismic shifts in global supply chain dynamics with me, Tony Hines, as we navigate the economic landscape transformed by strategic corporate decisions and geopolitical unrest. Feel the pulse of change with United Airlines' dramatic pivot from Boeing 737 Max planes, signaling deeper supply chain woes. Grasp India's remarkable ascent towards becoming an economic powerhouse, and reflect on the resonant messages from 'The Railway Man' about the ethical responsibilities of businesses. I'll also arm you with DHL's expert strategies for braving the rough seas of inventory management in the face of container shortages and escalating military tensions in crucial shipping corridors.

    Embark on a journey to Asia's near future, based on the forecasts of Nikkei Asia readers, where we explore the intricate weave of economic, technological, and socio-political transformations set to redefine the region by 2024. Witness Shell's refinery closure in Germany as a nod to the green energy movement, and empathize with Boeing's smaller suppliers as they face the aftermath of the 737 MAX crisis. We'll dissect the EU's bold challenge to Apple's app store dominance, Tesla's recall turmoil, and the competitive race in the AI chip market where Intel vies for supremacy. Joining the ranks of thought leaders, we'll scrutinize Elon Musk's AI endeavors and debate the World Economic Forum's value for today's business leaders, all while keeping an eye on the persistent threats to global maritime trade.
    Support the showAbout 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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    • 26 min
    Mastering Management: Leveraging Personal Development for Supply Chain Success

    Mastering Management: Leveraging Personal Development for Supply Chain Success

    Embark on a transformative journey with me, Tony Hines, to harness the power of personal development in fueling your supply chain success. We examine how honing in on management skills not only sharpens your capabilities in planning and decision-making but also catapults your career to new heights. Throughout our discussion, we unpack the timeless wisdom of Aristotle and Plato, applying their philosophies to modern-day management challenges. We tackle the essence of strategic problem-solving, and I share anecdotes that illuminate the path from a fundamental understanding of issues to innovative resolutions, all through the lens of Daniel Kahneman's insights on fast and slow thinking.

    Step into the realm of effective leadership as we dissect the importance of strong communication skills and emotional intelligence in creating dynamic teams. I'll guide you through the nuances of nurturing diverse talents within your team and the art of productive meetings that drive results. We shine a light on the pivotal role self-awareness plays in managing without bias, and how tapping into the motivations of your team members paves the way for achieving organizational goals. Whether you're taking your first steps in your career or you're a seasoned expert seeking to refresh your skills, this episode is a vault of knowledge, promising to leave you with actionable strategies to enhance your leadership style and foster innovation in your workplace.
    Support the showAbout 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.

    You can follow and subscribe to the show on your favorite podcast platform.
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    • 20 min

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