New Foundation launched to address global supply chain challenges

Bath, UK, May 6, 2021: New solutions are required to address many of the world’s most pressing societal, environmental and economic problems, and the supply chain and logistics industry will play a critical role in their development. This is the message delivered at the launch of the Foundation for Future Supply Chain by its founder John Manners-Bell.

The Foundation for Future Supply Chain has been established as a ‘not for profit’ organization, providing politicians, government agencies, inter-governmental organizations and business leaders with an independent source of thought leadership, addressing and advising on many critical policy issues.

The Foundation’s research will be focused around a series of core themes including:

  • Sustainability
  • Security & Risk
  • Future Mobility
  • Innovation & Disruption
  • Public Policy

‘Corporate strategy and public policy can only be effectively developed through an integrated and cohesive approach, taking into account all these imperatives at a global level,’ said Manners-Bell.

To achieve this, the Foundation has brought together some of the industry’s brightest and most visionary thinkers from around the world in a forum which facilitates discussion and provides a road map for future supply chain policy development.

Manners-Bell went on, ‘Whether Coronavirus or Trade Wars, Climate Change or Cyber Crime, Supply Chains are central to the challenges of the next decade and beyond. Supply Chains can be part of the problem – or the solution. More than ever there is the need for an independent source of expert advice to inform these choices.’

Through its thought-leadership, the Foundation for Future Supply Chain will challenge the ‘legacy-thinking’ which often characterizes public policy debate and corporate strategy. It will publish regular policy papers, organize webinars and provide access to a knowledge resource.

For more information about the Foundation, its aims, ambitions and how to join, follow the link to

LinkedIn: foundation-for-future-supply-chain


About Transport Intelligence (Ti): Ti is the research partner for the Foundation for Future Supply Chain and the world’s leading source of market intelligence for the logistics and road freight industry, providing data and analysis through its European Road Freight Transport report series, Global Supply Chain intelligence (GSCi) database and expert consultancy services.