Looking Back and Looking Ahead with Kris Lance

By Kelly Barner | December 20, 2023

There are so many news stories and events contained in any one year that it can boggle the mind trying to remember them all, let alone process their combined impact. But the end of one year and the start of another is a natural time to reflect back before looking ahead to what the new year may hold.

In this episode of The Sourcing Hero podcast, Host Kelly Barner welcomes back Kris Lance, Senior Director at Una, for a recurring monthly conversation about current news stories. Kris has experience in multiple industries and has his finger on the pulse of the trends and topics that procurement, sourcing, and supply chain professionals need to be aware of.


In this conversation, Kris and Kelly talk about the trends and news stories they think were most impactful in 2023 and the ones they are already watching for 2024:

  • The impact of border policies and human rights challenges on the U.S. economy and supply chain efficiency
  • Why 2023 was the Year of the Union and what all negotiators can learn from this year’s new agreements
  • Upcoming changes to digital currency and global currency standards
  • And the impact that another contentious presidential election cycle is bound to have on business in general and supply chains more specifically


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