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Role of supply chain in enabling innovation

There is 100 times more creativity in the supply chain than in your own organisation.

There is 100 times more creativity in the supply chain than in your own organisation. By using the supply chain you can change your perspective on what is possible.

In his role as Deputy Director Innovation in Industry for Innovate UK, Dr Richard Miller is responsible for creating a two-way conversation between UK industry and Innovate UK to find and drive the science and technology innovations that will grow the UK economy. In the video he stresses the important role that the supply chain plays in enabling innovation. From sustainable housing to recycled aluminum components in cars, the problems industry faced were too complex to be solved alone. They required a collaborative, co-creative approach from a range of companies across the supply chain to find an innovative solution.

Going forward Richard believes that resource availability and material security will be the defining challenges for society. He introduces us to the concept of the circular economy, which will be the focus for week 6.

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