It is a complex but achievable issue, I think that new models of supply chains should be addressed with strategic alliances of NGOs, institutions, civil society, global brands to have a more successful implementation and impact on the design of this award.
My point of view is that all the elements presented for the competition are valid, the question is how they could be implemented from a local market to a global market.
Currently the production and commercialization of goods in the global market is focused on the acquisition of products in certain areas of the world due to its low price, without taking into account the negative environmental, social and economic impacts.
I think it is important to reengineer the supply chains in the global market:
*Protecting and increasing natural capital
*Designing new centers of supply chains and production of goods in strategic locations around the world to generate positive environmental, social and economic impacts for the planet and humanity.
*Implementing decentralized supply chain schemes around the world to achieve a local market to a global market goals.
*Establish on-demand production schemes where applicable.
*High-traffic commodity distribution zones should also be considered as production and assembly centers to change supply chain models.
Protection of natural capital
Measurement of the natural resources we use to generate economic value, e.g. If we could monitor a tree (to use it to make furniture) from seed, we could have an idea of the economic value of forests and the economic, environmental and social consequences of not taking care of that forest.
Design of new supply chains under decentralized schemes:
Propose the design of production centers that produce and commercialize locally or regionally Textile products, Manufacturing, Technology, etc; assembling the components within the same commercial region or within the same country, saving costs of distribution of raw materials and finished products for the commercialization of the products around the world.
With the objective of improving the efficiency of production, distribution and marketing of products from a local perspective expanding globally in an orderly and environmentally sustainable manner.
The development of more organic production models can achieve objectives like:
Equal opportunities everywhere
Decent working conditions everywhere
Reduction of disorderly migration by seeking economic opportunities
Reduction of disorderly migration
Achieving energy and resource savings
Achieving organic and sustainable supply chains for the planet.
For example, can you imagine a production and assembly plant for Adidas products on every continent? It could more easily address these goals with clean supply chains.
I believe that in this award the participants should have knowledge in environmental and social economics to address the best proposals, in addition to the technological and computational skills that are considered to improve the transparency of supply chains.
There is an essay that talks about Geopolitics of biodiversity and the economization of the world by an economist called Enrique Leff, I do not know if he has something written in English but the content of his writings can be very relevant for the design of some points to consider for the competition,
here is a link to one of his essays http://bibliotecavirtual.clacso.org.ar/ar/libros/reggen/pp12.pdf