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A worker wearing a face mask is seen at a plant in Beijing as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus. Credit: REUTERS/Thomas Peter
March 5, 2020
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Fasten Your Seatbelts: Turbulence Ahead for Global Supply Chains

Faced with a mushrooming coronavirus outbreak and ongoing trade wars, global manufacturers need to focus on “operational hedging,” a Stanford expert says.

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Sketch of possible future car. Credit:  Tricia Seibold (with iStock/maxiphoto)
August 9, 2018
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Car 3.0? A Robot With Wheels

Nio U.S. CEO explains that cars of the future will be built on software.

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Farmers work in their vegetable field. | Reuters/Chaiwat Subprasom
May 8, 2018
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The Future of Food

These seven technologies are making farms smarter.
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Latest Stories in Supply Chain

March 5, 2020
Written

Fasten Your Seatbelts: Turbulence Ahead for Global Supply Chains

Faced with a mushrooming coronavirus outbreak and ongoing trade wars, global manufacturers need to focus on “operational hedging,” a Stanford expert says.
August 9, 2018
Written

Car 3.0? A Robot With Wheels

Nio U.S. CEO explains that cars of the future will be built on software.
May 8, 2018
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The Future of Food

These seven technologies are making farms smarter.
July 6, 2017
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The Internet of Changing Things

How the spread of computerized gizmos is shifting business models big and small.
October 31, 2016
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How Big Brands Can Cultivate Ethical Suppliers

To ensure that contract manufacturers act responsibly, employ a mix of strategies — and don’t skimp.
August 10, 2016
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How to Improve Working Conditions in the Developing World

A major sporting goods manufacturer found a surprising way to improve workers’ lives while maximizing productivity.
August 1, 2016
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A Way to Fix the “One Bad Apple” Dilemma in Untraceable Supply Chains

Regulating quality standards for “untraceable goods” benefits consumers and producers alike.
May 26, 2015
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Paul Auerbach: Lessons from the Disaster Zone

A Stanford doctor who’s worked in Nepal and Haiti explains what leaders should know before the next natural disaster strikes.
May 2, 2014
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Kostas Bimpikis: Are Global Supply Networks Too Interconnected?

How a company’s effort to decentralize its supply chain can increase risk of disruption.
May 1, 2014
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Hau Lee: A Surprising Formula for Improved Supply Chain Performance

Responsible supply chain practices are associated with lower operating costs and improved overall performance.