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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
Inbound and outbound vulnerability
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After publishing A conceptual framework for the analysis of vulnerability in supply chains, Gøran Sv[...]
Occupational hazards in supply chains
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Material breakages and damages are not unknown incidents in supply chains, but material damage and o[...]
The world we live in: Risk Society
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We live in a world that is full of risk, risks that we to a large degree have created ourselves, and[...]
BOOKS and BOOK CHAPTERS
Book Review: Supply Chain Risk
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A comment on a a previous book review - Supply Chain Risk Managament by Donald Waters - prompted me [...]
Book Review: Cooperative Strategy
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Cooperative strategy is the attempt by organizations to realize their objectives through cooperation[...]
Book Review: Strategies and Tactics in Supply Chain Event Management
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Operations Management and Logistics have been around for a while, but Supply Chain Management is a r[...]
REPORTS and WHITEPAPERS
Managing supply chain risk
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In September and October 2009 the Economist Intelligence Unit surveyed 500 company executives with r[...]
Future Value Chain Trends 2020
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The twelve future trends that will shape value chains and supply chain management during this decade[...]
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[...]
from HERE and THERE
The ISCRiM Newsletter
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Are you looking for the latest in supply chain risk research? Usually, newsletters from the Internat[...]
Resilience as a job description
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Ever since I started to work for the Southern Region office of the Norwegian Public Roads Administra[...]
It's already happening...in Norway?
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The food supply chain. Did you know that 25% of the world's food supply are lost because of spoilage[...]