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Building the resilient supply chain

Frankly, if you are investigating how to make supply chains more resilient, and if you forget to mention this article in your literature review, then I would say that, obviously, you have absolutely no clue about supply chains or resilience.

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Supply Chain Turbulence

The norm in supply chain management is that variability is detrimental to performance as it causes cost in the form of stock-outs, poor capacity utilisation, and costly buffers. This paper questions this approach and argues that in the light of increasing turbulence a different approach to supply chain management is needed.

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Supply Chain Confidence

Traditionally, papers on supply chain risk use the “classic” supply-demand-internal-external scheme for classifying supply supply chain risk sources. Christopher and Lee do not. They see risk as primarily related to uncertainty, volatility and turbulence

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Does product design impact supply chain risk?

What is in the supply chain is determined by a design process, and consequently, is it possible to design supply chain risk out of (or in to) the supply chain?

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Risk Management: Contingent versus Mitigative

Risk management needs to address both sides of the risk: what lies behind the risk (source) and what lies in front of it (consequences).

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Lean + Agile = LeAgile: a happy marriage?

Opposites attract and in the supply chain world, “lean” and “agile” appear to be opposites. Both management strategies have their advantages and disadvantages.

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Risk and Supply Chain Management – A Research Agenda

Albeit exploratory and conceptual in its approach, the article provides valuable insights into the current literature.

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Supply Chain Risk – the forgotten discipline

Christopher advocates establishing a supply chain risk profile, with the purpose to establish where the greatest vulnerabilities lie and where the “greatest” risks are, based on the view that risk is the product of probability and impact.

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A Future Research Agenda for Supply Chain Risk

When Manuj and Mentzer (2008) wrote their article titled Global Supply Chain Risk Management, they used Ghoshal (1987) Global Strategy: An Organizing Framework for developing sources of risk and Jüttner, Peck and Christopher (2003) Supply Chain Risk Management: Outlining an Agenda for Future Research for developing risk mitigation strategies.

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Why risk is the buzzword in supply chain management

What is supply chain risk? Today I will take a closer look at the chapter titled “Managing risk in the supply chain” in Logistics & Supply Chain Management by Christopher Martin.

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Book Review: Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Responsiveness, reliability and relationships are the basis for successful logistics and supply chain management. Strategies like Just-In-Time (JIT), Lean and Agile thinking are reviewed, and last not least, there is a chapter on supply chain risk.

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Supply chains compete, not companies

Martin Christopher’s particular research interests lie at the interface between marketing and logistics reflecting his belief that these two critical activities underpin superior supply chain performance.

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Is Your Supply Chain Vulnerable?

Supply chain vulnerability is an important business issue, but little research has been undertaken into supply chain vulnerabilities. Recently I came across a report on Supply Chain Vulnerability published as early as 2002 by the Cranfield University.

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ARTICLES and PAPERS
How to secure your supply chain - 7/7
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This is the final part of my translation of the  Swedish book “Säkra företagets flöden”, published[...]
A-maze-ing discoveries
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Today's post is on how looking up new articles from reference lists can lead to amazing discoveries,[...]
The latest trends in logistics and SCM research
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What is at the forefront of current research in supply chain management and logistics right now? I k[...]
BOOKS and BOOK CHAPTERS
Supply Chain Risk - the forgotten discipline
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No, it's not that supply chain risk is a forgotten discipline, it' is well and alive an kicking, it'[...]
Book Review: Your Research Project
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This book is a must-have for any serious student or budding research. Even if you consider yourself [...]
Book Review: Managing Supply Chain Risk and Vulnerability
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Another book by someone from the ISCRiM group? No, not this time, or perhaps, yes, after all. Managi[...]
REPORTS and WHITEPAPERS
Assess the vulnerability of your production system
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So far I have reviewed "international" literature and web sites, and it is only fitting that now it [...]
Stemming the rising tide
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Are you are taking radically different actions than your peers when it comes to supply chain risk ma[...]
Transport infrastructure resilience
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Is it possible to devise a simple framework for assessing the resilience of the transport infrastruc[...]
from HERE and THERE
A crisis is NOT an opportunity
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Time to debunk one of biggest and most persistent myths that has plagued crisis management for more [...]
Supply Chain Risk Webinars
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I've never given much though to webinars as a means of communication, as  blogging is my force, alth[...]
Pay more get more?
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How quickly time flies when you're having fun. And fun it is, watching "Suitemates", the big new mar[...]