How Supply Chains Made Headlines

In November 2023, experts from logistics companies, the media, and academia discussed the topic of ‘Pandemics, Wars, and Shifting Supply Chains: Global Crises and Media Coverage’ in a panel debate organised by KAS Media Programme Asia in cooperation with MMI Asia Pte Ltd, Munich, at the Transport Logistic Southeast Asia trade fair. The speakers, moderated by radio host Glenn van Zutphen (Money FM), were Chuin Wei Yap (Hinrich Foundation, Singapore), Tobias Rentschler (DB Schenker, Singapore), Reji John (STAT Times, India), Zita Tallat-Kelpsaite (Jura Meer Sea, Lithuania), and Ansgar Graw (KAS Media Programme Asia). The subject of discussion is particularly apt, given the events of the past few years. Before the coronavirus swept the world, there was little public reflection on, or at least media knowledge about, supply chains. Rather bleak warehouses mainly appeared in crime movies as the scene of murder and similar evil. Today, this is no longer the case. The global dependence of markets on the free exchange of goods has now become a matter of public awareness, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine has pushed the issue further into the headlines. 

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Ansgar Graw

Ansgar Graw is the director of the Media Programme Asia at the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation Ltd. in Singapore. The journalist and former TV host has published numerous books on Donald Trump, international affairs and German politics, amongst others, and has a strong focus on business journalism through his work with the German media outlets Die Welt (e.g. as correspondent in Washington D.C.) and The European.

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