A cyberattack on one of Australia’s biggest port operators has highlighted the potential vulnerability of the global economy.
Supply chains can contain thousands of suppliers spanning continents. DNA testing, drones, satellite imaging and other technologies can help identify forced and child labour.
California is the world’s fifth-largest economy. Laws tested there often spread across the U.S. and around the world.
Big name food brands are pursuing decarbonisation – but they are squeezing farmers in the process.
Is Australia ready for a house construction boom? Supply chain constraints say no.
Even before Storm Daniel hit, Derna in Libya was in dire need of help. But it’s not always clear how best to help humanitarian organisations to deliver aid most effectively.
The combination of data and maps is useful for a lot more than just helping you get from point A to point B. Think natural disasters, global supply chains and climate change.
A new EU law would require thousands of multinational companies, including many based in the US, to look for signs of human rights abuses in their supply chains.
A new study suggests disclosure laws to prevent forced labour in the clothing industry are a form of window dressing designed to ease the conscience of consumers rather than protecting workers.
The strike would have been the first for the parcel delivery giant since 1997.
Talks between the the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and company bosses have broken down. A supply chain expert explores what could happen next.
The shortages, which have been going on for years, have typically affected only low-cost generics rather than profitable brand-name drugs.
Russia’s move, which it followed by bombing the key port city of Odesa and threatening to attack any ship sailing for Ukraine, sent global food prices skyrocketing.
Demand for human organs has surpassed supply. This is leading to serious problems including a flourishing black market for organ trafficking.
So much international trade happens in dollars that it would be very difficult to turn the tide against the currency any time soon.
When the roads flooded around Lismore, it left supermarket shelves empty for months. Keeping everyone fed took a huge community effort. Now we need to make food supply secure.
There are many uses for digital systems that are not centrally controlled and that allow large numbers of people to participate securely, even if they don’t all know and trust each other.
We need a comprehensive code of conduct that ensures the long-term sustainability of the industry, while also protecting consumers in the event of future supply imbalances.
Change and communication across the food supply chain will help stop prices from rising further.
If we have learned anything from the fight against modern slavery, it is that addressing the issue takes extensive time, resources and long-term commitments.