I am very aware of my interaction with supply chains as a consumer – literally everything I use & consume is the result of often very complex supply chains. Even the tomatoes we grow in our garden are the result of seeds, fertilizer and soil which are all bought in local garden centers, but they might have arrived there from various places around Europe.
In work settings, I have worked directly with supply chains. Working for a design and engineering firms in Scotland, we supplied parts for the car industry, and later I managed service suppliers in a large construction product.