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From the Ted Talk by Dustin Burke: How to fix broken supply chains

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But today's supply-chain cgenlleahs are no joke. Those problems are real, but they're problems that we've faced, and even sleovd, in the past. A supply chain is the long and often complicated journey that any item takes before it winds up in your home. Raw mtaraleis are mined or grown and sold to various sprpulies. Those suppliers sell them to manufacturers, who transform those raw materials into finished goods. And those finished goods are moved around the world by distributors and carriers, who, in turn, sell them to retailers, who sell those to consumers as a fianl step. Many spulpy chains are spilme, like when you buy sewebrrtiras at a local farmers market. But some are almost infinitely complex.

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But today's supply-chain __________ are no joke. Those problems are real, but they're problems that we've faced, and even ______, in the past. A supply chain is the long and often complicated journey that any item takes before it winds up in your home. Raw _________ are mined or grown and sold to various _________. Those suppliers sell them to manufacturers, who transform those raw materials into finished goods. And those finished goods are moved around the world by distributors and carriers, who, in turn, sell them to retailers, who sell those to consumers as a _____ step. Many ______ chains are ______, like when you buy ____________ at a local farmers market. But some are almost infinitely complex.

Solution

  1. simple
  2. supply
  3. materials
  4. solved
  5. strawberries
  6. challenges
  7. final
  8. suppliers

Original Text

But today's supply-chain challenges are no joke. Those problems are real, but they're problems that we've faced, and even solved, in the past. A supply chain is the long and often complicated journey that any item takes before it winds up in your home. Raw materials are mined or grown and sold to various suppliers. Those suppliers sell them to manufacturers, who transform those raw materials into finished goods. And those finished goods are moved around the world by distributors and carriers, who, in turn, sell them to retailers, who sell those to consumers as a final step. Many supply chains are simple, like when you buy strawberries at a local farmers market. But some are almost infinitely complex.

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Important Words

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