The campaign provides the communications and information that makes supply chains run more efficiently and effectively in good times and bad.
Space & Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) announced the beginning of Untangling the Supply Chain, a six-week campaign featuring videos, podcasts, live online conversations and a new issue of SSPI’s digital magazine, The Orbiter. The campaign explores how space and satellite is coping with the sometimes dramatic supply chain problems. And, at the same time continuing to provide the communications and information that makes supply chains run more efficiently and effectively in good times and bad. Untangling the Supply Chain is underwritten by Airbus OneWeb Satellites.
The campaign begins May 2, with a podcast interview with Airbus OneWeb Satellites Chief Supply Chain Officer John Meikle. SSPI will feature videos on supply chain disruptions and management in SSPI’s Better Satellite World series on the same day. New content will be published weekly at www.sspi.org/supplychain.
About Untangling the Supply Chain
The pandemic was expected to put a sharp dent in economic activity. It did for many industries and places — by closing factories and emptying out business districts, restaurants, hotels, sports stadiums and entertainment venues. But it also brought unexpected surges in online shopping and home renovation that caught supply chains by surprise and caused massive delays in shipping. The space and satellite industry was not immune. Depending on global networks of technology suppliers, manufacturers of rockets, spacecraft and ground technology were all affected. In Untangling the Supply Chain, SSPI explores how space and satellite is copying with sometimes dramatic supply chain problems and how the industry providing the communications and information that makes supply chains run more efficiently and effectively in good times and bad in a series of podcasts, webinars, videos and articles.
“Most of the world is unaware of the critical role that communications and earth observation play in managing supply chains, keeping them moving and responding fast and effectively to disruptions,” said executive director Robert Bell. “SSPI set out in 2016 to educate customers, investors, regulators and our next generation of talent on the massive positive impact of space and satellite technology. Today’s supply chain problems present a perfect opportunity to spread the word in support of the industry’s growth.”