Five Interesting Videos on Supply Chain, Shipping, and Logistics

Martijn Graat
Martijn Graat

Since the pandemic and the blocking of the Suez Canal by the Ever Given Supply Chain and Logistics is more in the spotlight than ever before. Two of the largest supply chain disruptions in recent history put the industry on the front page.

I’ve rounded up some of the interesting supply chain videos on YouTube, covering everything from the journey a shipping container makes from China to the United States to a more detailed overview of how a port works. Whether you’re new to the field or a seasoned veteran, these videos will give you a great look at the complex world of supply chain management, logistics and shipping.

Every Stop a Shipping Container Makes from China to Chicago

The first video is one from WIRED Magazine. Supply chain expert Lora Cecere talks us through the journey products take from China to the United States.

Why Global Supply Chains May Never Be the Same

The second video is a short documentary by the Wall Street Journal. It’s about recent supply chain issues and how companies try to solve them. In the video, many different players, from executives to drivers and warehouse workers, talk about their role in the flow of goods from factories to your doorstep.

How Amazon Beat Supply Chain Chaos With Ships, Containers And Planes

The third video is one by CNBC, and it tells the story of how one of the largest e-commerce companies in the World, Amazon, is turning more and more into a logistics company. It now operates its own ships and planes…

How One Of The World’s Busiest Ports Operates

Number four is a video on how the Port of Vancouver operates. It gives a nice behind-the-scenes view of what goes on in a Port and how many different processes and people are involved in the flow of goods across our oceans.

The Inside Story of the Ship That Broke Global Trade

Number five is a video on what actually happened to the Ever Given and how one of the main ocean freight arteries got completely clogged.

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