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Supply Chain Insider, Episode 2: Expect the Unexpected with Foley & Lardner's Vanessa Miller

July 21, 2021
Supply chain legal expert Vanessa Miller offers advice on how companies can overcome critical supply chain shortages and how to best forecast for future disruptions.

In the latest episode of Supply Chain Insider, MH&L’s podcast series, we talk with Vanessa Miller, a partner with Foley & Lardner, about critical shortages in various sectors, including semiconductors, batteries for electric vehicles, rare earth minerals and pharmaceuticals. In a wide-ranging conversation, Miller discusses the impact of the Biden Administration's "America's Supply Chains" task force and the Department of Energy's National Blueprint for Lithium Batteries, and the types of strategies manufacturers need to be adopting to stay ahead of the game when supply chain disruptions occur. "Start to expect the unexpected," she advises. Other unforeseen global events will certainly occur, she says, so companies need to improve their resiliency and have a forward-looking strategy in place. Click the button below to hear the full podcast interview with Vanessa Miller.

About the Author

Dave Blanchard | Senior Director of Content

During his career Dave Blanchard has led the editorial management of many of Endeavor Business Media's best-known brands, including IndustryWeek, EHS Today, Material Handling & Logistics, Logistics Today, Supply Chain Technology News, and Business Finance. He also serves as senior content director of the annual Safety Leadership Conference. With over 30 years of B2B media experience, Dave literally wrote the book on supply chain management, Supply Chain Management Best Practices (John Wiley & Sons, 2021), which has been translated into several languages and is currently in its third edition. He is a frequent speaker and moderator at major trade shows and conferences, and has won numerous awards for writing and editing. He is a voting member of the jury of the Logistics Hall of Fame, and is a graduate of Northern Illinois University.