The problem

Globalised supply chains are cost effective but create inherent vulnerabilities.

When these vulnerabilities are exposed, the social cost is catastrophic.

The social cost of supply chain disruptions is catastrophic.

Covid-19 pushes 250m people to the brink of starvation
PPE shortages hit front line healthcare workers across the globe
Biden's Defence Protection Act hits Indias Vaccine Supply Chain

Social Impact

Complexity is the barrier to social resilience


Supply chain resilience is complex. There are deep trade offs for enterprises between resilience, costs, sustainability, efficiency etc. All of which have competitive implications.

Whether it's dual sourcing raw material, holding more inventory along supply chain or regionalising supplier base, the complexity of resiliency decisions is beyond human comprehension.

Decision making is also limited in the short term as suppliers and production sites are fixed.
 
Fortunately, the advancements in AI and mathematical modelling provide can provide us the answers to these complexed questions.

 

Theory of Change:

Supply chain disruptions exhibit severe negative externalities. However resilience also exhibit positive externalities. By lowering barriers to adoption of supply chain resilience, we can advance humanity's capacity to withstand shocks and stresses.

Words from our founder

The Social Costs of Supply Chain Disruptions

To simplify, the causes of the hunger pandemic can be categorised into demand and supply challenges. Demand relates to the macroeconomic slump causing an affordability problem. Supply relates to disruptions in the flow of food across global supply chains.