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5 More TED Talks for the Supply Chain

5 More TED Talks for the Supply Chain

These TED Talks, which cover issues from technology to business strategy, will be of interest to companies in the supply chain.  

Back in December, we wrote about 5 TED Talks that might be of interest to the supply chain. Since that time, the popularity of the site has continued to grow, and it continues to add more interesting and thought-provoking content.  

Here are 5 more TED Talks from 2016 that companies in the supply chain and logistics industry will want to see. They cover a range of topics, from technology to business strategy.

TED Talks the supply chain will want to watch

1. The Next Manufacturing Revolution Is Here

By Oliver Scalabre, Senior Partner and Managing Director, BCG – Paris

Economic growth has been slowing for the past 50 years, but relief might come from an unexpected place — a new form of manufacturing that is neither what you thought it was nor where you thought it was. Industrial systems thinker Olivier Scalabre details how a fourth manufacturing revolution will produce a macroeconomic shift and boost employment, productivity, and growth. Watch

2. The Jobs We’ll Lose to Machines — and the Ones We Won’t

By Anthony Goldbloom, Co-Founder and CEO of Kaggle

Machine learning isn’t just for simple tasks like assessing credit risk and sorting mail anymore — today, it’s capable of far more complex applications, like grading essays and diagnosing diseases. With these advances comes an uneasy question: Will a robot do your job in the future? Watch

3. Two Reasons Companies Fail — and How to Avoid Them

By Knut Haanaes, Professor of Strategy and International Management, IMD

Is it possible to run a company and reinvent it at the same time? For business strategist Knut Haanaes, the ability to innovate after becoming successful is the mark of a great organization. He shares insights on how to strike a balance between perfecting what we already know and exploring totally new ideas — and lays out how to avoid two major strategy traps. Watch

4. How to Build a Business that Lasts 100 Years

By Martin Reeves, Director of the BCG Henderson Institute

If you want to build a business that lasts, there may be no better place to look for inspiration than your own immune system. Join strategist Martin Reeves as he shares startling statistics about shrinking corporate life spans and explains how executives can apply six principles from living organisms to build resilient businesses that flourish in the face of change. Watch

5. Shape-Shifting Tech Will Change Work as We Know It

By Sean Follmer, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University

What will the world look like when we move beyond the keyboard and mouse? Interaction designer Sean Follmer is building a future with machines that bring information to life under your fingers as you work with it. In this talk, check out prototypes for a 3D shape-shifting table, a phone that turns into a wristband, a deformable game controller and more that may change the way we live and work. Watch

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5 TED Talks for the Supply Chain

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The popularity of TED Talks seems to have increased recently. A decade ago the lecture series, focused on technology, education, and design, wasn’t a household name. Today, the number of views totals well over 1 billion.

Here are 5 TED Talks for the supply chain industry:

What Happens Inside Those Massive Warehouses by Mick Mountz

We make millions of online purchases daily, but who (or what) actually puts our items into packages? In this talk, Mick Mountz weaves a fascinating, surprisingly robot-filled tale of what happens inside a warehouse. View

Inside the Secret Shipping Industry by Rose George

Almost everything we own and use, at some point, travels to us by container ship, through a vast network of ocean routes and ports that most of us know almost nothing about. Journalist Rose George tours us through the world of shipping, the underpinning of consumer civilization. View

As Work Gets More Complex Six Rules to Simplify by Yves Morieux

Why do people feel so miserable and disengaged at work? Because today’s businesses are increasingly and dizzyingly complex — and traditional pillars of management are obsolete, says Yves Morieux. So, he says, it falls to individual employees to navigate the rabbit’s warren of interdependencies. In this energetic talk, Morieux offers six rules for “smart simplicity.” (Rule One: Understand what your colleagues actually do.) View

Got a Wicked Problem? First, Tell Me How You Make Toast by Tom Wujec

Making toast doesn’t sound very complicated — until someone asks you to draw the process, step by step. Tom Wujec loves asking people and teams to draw how they make toast, because the process reveals unexpected truths about how we can solve our biggest, most complicated problems at work. Learn how to run this exercise yourself, and hear Wujec’s surprising insights from watching thousands of people draw toast. View

The Business Logic for Sustainability by Ray Anderson

At his carpet company, Ray Anderson has increased sales and doubled profits while turning the traditional “take / make / waste” industrial system on its head. In a gentle, understated way, he shares a powerful vision for sustainable commerce. View

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