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In this edition, we look at the destruction of a supply chain, and the regenerative power of light.
Budding New Business for LEDs
Philips LED bulbs, specially tuned to the needs of horticulture, are helping Dutch farmers create stronger, better roses. LEDs also reduce grow time, and reduce the space needed to grow, which have interesting implications for agriculture. Read more…
Putting Out the Fire for Ford’s F-150 Supply Chain
A factory fire at one of Ford’s suppliers illustrates a critical risk in leaning out the supply chain: when a supplier shuts down, so does the supply chain. Ford and other automakers scrambled to respond to the parts shortage. Read more…
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