Factory to Your Front Door: Inside the Global Supply Chain
At some point in their journey, 90% of the world's goods travel by ship. Ordering something on Amazon may be simple, but getting to your front door is anything but. It's a topic that Christopher Mims, technology columnist for The Wall Street Journal, covers in his book Arriving Today: From Factory to Front Door – Why Everything Has Changed About How and What We Buy.
In this episode producer Ricky Mulvey talks with Mims about his book, covering topics including:
- The roots of the microchip shortage
- Why Uber had a difficult time disrupting the trucking industry.
- What it’s like to work in an Amazon fulfillment center
- How to explain the metaverse to your mom
You can follow Christopher Mims on Twitter @mims.
Host: Ricky Mulvey
Guest: Christopher Mims
Engineers: Rick Engdahl, Dan Boyd