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Supply Chain Risk 2011

This is the 2011 version of my annual lecture on Supply Chain Risk, and essentially, it is a selection of the more than 400 articles, books and book chapters I have in my office shelves, and in a way it is a broad literature review of anything connected to supply chain risk.

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Supply Chain Risk 2010

2010 provided me with a couple of new insights and the lecture is meant to highlight some of the current literature on supply chain risk and to suggest further reading materials. You will not know everything there is to know about supply chain risk after the lecture, but you will know where to find it.

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ISCRiM 2010

I am currently attending the 2010 seminar of the International Supply Chain Risk Management Network (ISCRIM) here in the UK. I feel honored to have been invited into this distinguished circle of academics and professionals, and to have the opportunity to present some of my own research.

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WCTR 2010

How do Norwegian freight carriers handle the impacts of transportation disruptions? Are “bad” locations synonymous with “bad” logistics? That is the title of my presentation at the World Conference on Transport Research, WCTR 2010, in Lisbon, Portugal, this week. The answer is No.

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How Norwegian freight carriers handle disruptions

How are the supply chains of companies located in sparse transportation networks affected by transportation disruptions? What are typical disruptions in certain locations or for certain types of business, and how do businesses and carriers counter supply chain disruptions?

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Risk and Vulnerability in Virtual Enterprise Networks

Conceptual in its approach and drawing from other areas of research, this chapter introduces four distinct groups of VENS, namely Constrained, Directed, Limited and Free VEN, and concludes that VEN risk management can and should learn from supply chain risk management.

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Supply Chain Risk – 2009 Lecture

Supply Chain Risk – The dark side of supply chain management. That was the title of a guest lecture I gave at Molde University College last year. This year I was asked to do the same lecture, and I said yes.

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Risks in virtual enterprise networks and supply chains

Conceptual in its approach and drawing from other areas of research, this paper introduces four distinct groups of VENS, namely Constrained, Directed, Limited and Free VEN, and concludes that VEN risk management can and should learn from supply chain risk management.

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Avbrudd – Forsyningskjedens mørke side

Selv om kostnadsreduserende tiltak og outsourcing kan ha klare fordeler har det å gi slipp på kontrollen med forsyningskjeden sine utfordringer. Denne artikkelen er et intervju med meg og hentet fra Logistikk & Ledelse nummer 3/2009.

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Er rassikring lønnsomt?

Rassikring av veger har en klar samfunnsøkonomisk nytteverdi, men hvor stor er den? De største gevinstene er knyttet til å unngå omkjøring, skape trygghet og redusere antall ulykker. Hvordan måler man dette i kroner?

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Supply Chain Disruptions – Does Location Matter?

How are companies located in sparse transport networks affected by supply chain disruptions? Are businesses located in regions with sparse transportation networks more prone to supply chain disruptions than businesses located in more favorable locations? Does a sparse transportation network constrain the supply chain setup, such that it is more vulnerable and more likely to be disrupted?

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Risk – the dark side of supply chain management

“Supply Chain Risk – the dark side of supply chain management” is a guest lecture I recently gave at Molde University College in Molde, Norway. Hopefully it can be of use to both students at practioners alike.

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Risikohåndtering i forsyningskjeder

Dette er et foredrag jeg holdt på Konferansen Transport og Logistikk 2008, på Gardermoen, 15.oktober 2008. Foredraget “Risikohåndtering i forsyningskjeder” var en del av programmet omkring Logistikkutfordringer. Dette var første gang jeg foredrog om supply chain risk på norsk

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Supply Chain Disruptions – Does location matter?

In regions or countries with sparse transportation networks or few transportation mode choices the structure or design of the supply chain, along with the organization and preparedness become important factors in determining if a company has an favorable or a unfavorable location.

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Transport Network Vulnerability Metrics

This paper presents a review of road network vulnerability, seeking to synthesize different terminologies and metrics, among which: reliability, vulnerability, resilience, flexibility, robustness, and adaptive capacity.

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The vulnerability of road networks in a cost-benefit perspective

A reliable transportation network represents a net benefit to society, and conversely, a vulnerable network represents a net cost to society. Hence, vulnerability ought to be an important parameter for decision-support in cost-benefit analyses, by seeking to establish a link between the terms reliability and vulnerability vis-à-vis costs and benefits.

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Reliability and vulnerability versus costs and benefits

Looking beyond the science of vulnerability assessments, this paper discusses some of the network attributes that influence the vulnerability of transport networks, influences that can be described as structure-related, nature-related or traffic-related attributes. The paper introduces vulnerability as a parameter for decision-support in cost-benefit analyses.

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Reliability and vulnerability versus costs and benefits

The paper outlines a framework for developing a methodology that to incorporate reliability and vulnerability as parameters for decision-support in a cost-benefit analysis. In doing so, this paper seeks to establish a link between the terms reliability/vulnerability and cost/benefit and seeks to describe reliability and vulnerability in terms of cost and benefit.

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Reliability and vulnerability in road development projects

Why is the reliability, or conversely, the vulnerability, of the transportation network not a matter of evaluation in traditional cost-benefit analyses? Few will question that the sender, the recipient, the freight hauler or society in general, experience additional costs when goods or persons cannot reach their destinations in time or space.

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Pålitelighet og sårbarhet – et ikke-tema i nyttekostnadsanalyser?

Pålitelighet og sårbarhet er to forhold av betydning for transportbrukere som i dag ikke tas hensyn til i vurdering av samferdselsprosjekter. Hvorfor er slike vurderinger ikke med når vegprosjekter blir vurdert?

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ARTICLES and PAPERS
Transportation - the forgotten staple
What a difference a title makes. I only found this article because it was referenced in another arti[...]
Does product design impact supply chain risk?
Is it possible that supply chain risk is a result of unfortunate product design? Is it possible that[...]
Sustainable supply chains
Sustainability has become a huge buzzword, both in today's business world and within the broader fac[...]
BOOKS and BOOK CHAPTERS
The Resilient Organization
What does it mean to be a resilient organization? That is the topic of  The Resilient Organization, [...]
Can your business take a blow?
Are you prepared for whatever mishaps your business throws at you? If you're not, you better start l[...]
Book review: Handbook of Transportation Engineering
Comprehensive and all-encompassing, the Handbook of Transportation Engineering by Myer Kutz (editor)[...]
REPORTS and WHITEPAPERS
Will Climate Change have an impact on transportation?
Many studies have already examined the potential impacts of climate change on broad sectors of the e[...]
Global Risks 2009 - Countries at risk?
How will the current financial downturn affect supply chains? That's what we all wonder about, isn't[...]
The UK Transport Network Resilience...and I
UK Transport Network Resilience
For a budding and even for a seasoned researcher, nothing is more rewarding than to have one's publi[...]
from HERE and THERE
MITIP 2010 – Call for Papers
For several years, when it comes to ICT-driven innovation and production, the MITIP conferences have[...]
How to get a PhD without a dissertation
This is a true story about how I was credited with a PhD without having one, just because someone mi[...]
Christchurch earthquake...again!?!
Oh dear...another earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, less than 6 months after the previous dis[...]