Supply Chain


Sketch of possible future car. Credit:  Tricia Seibold (with iStock/maxiphoto)
August 9, 2018

Car 3.0? A Robot With Wheels

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


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

The Future of Food

These seven technologies are making farms smarter.


Internet of Things. | iStock/macrovector
July 6, 2017

The Internet of Changing Things

How the spread of computerized gizmos is shifting business models big and small.
Insights and ideas on operations, information, and technology, including the management of systems, processes, and networks.

Latest Stories in Supply Chain

February 3, 2014

How Companies Can Protect Themselves Against Intellectual Property Risk in Their Supply Chains

Experts on supply chain management and intellectual property outline three ways businesses can safeguard their proprietary information.
September 19, 2013

A Team of Researchers Explores Health Care Delivery in Africa

Can well-managed fleets of vehicles increase health worker productivity?
November 6, 2012

Slavery in Supply Chains

An MBA student urges consumers, NGOs, and companies to end slavery in supply chains of everyday products.
May 29, 2012

Innovation: Using Paralegals for Grassroots Justice

Nonprofit Namati brings legal resources to countries around the world that are short on courts and lawyers.
December 13, 2011

Yvon Chouinard: Patagonia’s Secret Is in its Supply Chain

The apparel company founder says they track every step to be sure there are “no unintended consequences of our actions.”
April 1, 2011

Removing Barriers for Clean Tech Energy Entrepreneurs

A Stanford GSB forum raises ideas to streamline permit processes and global supply chain challenges faced by fledgling clean energy firms.
March 1, 2011

Novartis Executive Describes the Battle Against Malaria in Africa

A program using cell phones to get drugs to rural areas has helped lower deaths from malaria, said Silvio Gabriel in a Stanford GSB talk.
May 10, 2010

What Do Your Jeans and Your Car Have in Common?

Speakers at the Socially Responsible Supply Chains Conference highlight what supply chains in a variety of industries are doing to become more socially and environmentally responsible.
May 1, 2010

Paul Auerbach: Supply Chain Lessons from Haiti

The Stanford surgeon who led medical logistics efforts after the quake says “it’s not the time for committee work” yet “teamwork is everything.”
March 1, 2010

Can Oil Filters Improve Health Care?

Motorcycles can be a key to effective health care for millions of people across Africa.