Resource Ecology

When producers organise to satisfy requests, they will need to combine resources and labour to produce the required products or services. Resources are linked together into "recipes" which relate all products to their constituent components, in specified physical units. Every time a recipe is requested, orders for its constituent components (i.e. resources) are requested too.

These recipes are then chained together into a web called the resource ecology - a graph built up from resource recipes where each node represents a unique type of resource. The resource ecology can be likened to a transparent and shared web of supply chains in which every resource is geo-localised. By shifting from a concealed collection of abstract, linear supply chains to a transparent geo-localised resource graph, local providers can easily fill gaps in the resource web and optimize long supply pathways. Consequently, the resource ecology harmonises the efficiencies of globalisation and the resilience of localisation.

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