Episode 75: Turmoil Around the Globe - Sri Lanka and the Netherlands with Kris Lance

By Kelly Barner | July 27, 2022

A picture is worth a thousand words, as the saying goes, and the images coming out of Sri Lanka and the Netherlands may be worth more than that. From economic instability leading to the overturn of a government, to individual families and farm operations fighting to preserve their livelihood, these two stories offer all of us lessons about human motivation and the challenges presented by disruptive chance.

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 interview, Kris and Kelly talk about the government upheaval in Sri Lanka and the farmers’ strike in the Netherlands:

  • What is happening in each story and what role are pictures and social media playing in the shaping of public perceptions?
  • How can supply chain professionals reconcile sustainability regulations that start as government policy but have to be translated into executable processes?
  • The many things that we all have in common, despite differences in location, career, and philosophy


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