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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
Call for Papers: Global Supply Chain Risk
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Supply chain risk seems to be a topic making the rounds in the academic journals these days, and tod[...]
The impact of supply chain glitches
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The other day I wrote about supply chains and  disasters. Today I will deal with something that is m[...]
German Autos at risk? Perhaps not.
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The German automotive industry. Volkswagen, Mercedes, Porsche, Audi, BMW. The embodiment of craftsma[...]
BOOKS and BOOK CHAPTERS
Book Review: Managing Risk and Resilience in the Supply Chain
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This book is a gem. To me. Where Helen Peck in her article Reconciling supply chain vulnerability, r[...]
Book Review: Managing External Risk
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I am blessed to have a college library that complies with most of my book acquisition requests and t[...]
Book Review: Humanitarian Logistics
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Summer break is over and time for a continuation of my blog posts. Humanitarian Logistics by Ronaldo[...]
REPORTS and WHITEPAPERS
Supply chain disruption risk on the rise
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Global supply chains are increasingly becoming more vulnerable to potential disruption to trade, say[...]
Hiperos - the Integrated View of Supplier Risk
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Supply chains have gone global. No longer are they a point-to-chain of goods flowing from a source t[...]
Analysing road vulnerability in Norway
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How does the Norwegian Public Roads Administration NRPA assess the vulnerability of the Norwegian ro[...]
from HERE and THERE
Google Scholar - really scholarly?
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Remember my previous post on Online Journals – curse or blessing? Here’s another take on the issue o[...]
ArcView Network Analyst Tutorial
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The ArcView Network Analyst (AVNA is extension module for ArcView GIS. This tutorial was developed b[...]
How to disrupt a supply chain
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This is a brief description of a model I developed for supply chain risk and vulnerability, with ris[...]