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Manik Suri on Resilient Supply Chains at New York Times Climate Hub

Our CEO, Manik Suri, presented at the New York Times Climate Hub forum in November 2021. Alongside reporter Eshe Nelson and a few others, Suri joined as a panelist and discussed the harms of climate change on the global supply chain.


“Most people don’t realize that cooling is responsible for almost 10% of all emissions from a carbon footprint standpoint,” Suri said. “There’s a huge amount of waste. Take food, for example. That’s where we step in at GlacierGrid. The food supply chain has a huge carbon footprint.” 


The Climate Hub is the New York Times forum where influential leaders and thinkers come together to debate, discuss and discover climate change strategies. The sessions are all online. The panel is titled “Back to Basics: Building Resilient Supply Chains.” 


The panel's main focus was to discuss how global trade is being affected by extreme weather changes and the implications on the supply chain. GlacierGrid is striving to reshape the cold chain with our IoT temperature monitoring technology. 


As Suri tells the panel, our sensors prevent operators from waste and equipment failure, which ultimately leads to carbon emissions. 


“Using technology as a vector for change, we’re using a combination of new data technologies and new sensor technologies, analytics, and real-time sensors to catch spoilage events, prevent loss in the supply chain, and reduce overcooling,” Suri said. 


The biggest challenge that the panel questioned is reducing carbon on a person’s business and the entire supply chain to ensure healthier climate conditions. 


GlacierGrid compiles data in the cloud and uses machine learning to create visual displays that report any key metrics that may cause spoilage or equipment failure. Powered by LoRaWAN, GlacierGrid combines wireless connectivity with up to the second notifications and reporting that create predictive responses and make the cold supply chain more sustainable. 


To see the entire presentation, click here