October 10, 2017

Catalonia Independence Crisis Requires Close Monitoring by Supply Chain Experts

Matt Mills, Shubhi Dixit and Barry Hochfelder

Many economic, capacity and labor challenges resulting from the independence process could cause serious issues for supply chains dependent on Spain and beyond

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August 02, 2017

SUPPLY CHAIN RISK MANAGEMENT IS A DATA PROBLEM…

Sahil Kothadia

This is first in the series of blogs highlighting the importance of data in supply chain risk management.

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July 27, 2017

Women Entrepreneurs and Sexism in Silicon Valley – A Female Founder’s Perspective from the Trenches

Bindiya Vakil

With all the news about harassment faced in Silicon Valley by women, I brought up this topic with my board members today. I took the opportunity to thank them for being normal and good people.

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July 19, 2017

Much More than Money Can Go Up in Smoke When Industrial Fires Blaze

Matt Mills & Barry Hochfelder

This is the second of a multi-part series on factory fire risk in the supply chain. In these articles, we will examine the causes, costs (dollars and human), consequences and potential mitigation and response strategies when a fire impacts a node of the global supply network.

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June 13, 2017

No one can prevent them, but only YOU can assess your supply chain for fire risk

Matt Mills & Barry Hochfelder

This is the first of a multi-part series on factory fire risk in the supply chain. In these articles, we will examine the causes, costs (dollars and human), consequences and potential mitigation and response strategies when a fire impacts a node of the global supply network.

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May 17, 2017

Massive Ransomware Attack Requires Supply Chain Risk Manager's Attention

Matt Mills & Barry Hochfelder

Last week’s Ransomware attack that impacted more than 300,000 computers in 150 countries, crippling industries in Europe, Asia and South America, should have caught the attention of supply chain risk managers.

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April 03, 2017

Beyond Speculation: How to Handle the Increasing Type & Frequency of Supply Chain Events

Hannah Fliesler

It is one thing to read the news to keep up with current events, but how do you know which events are relevant risks to operational performance? Are you hearing about events from other coworkers, suppliers, or even customers days after they have happened? Some events receive an immense amount of news coverage that later reveal little-to-no business impact. However, the most troubling are events with little to no coverage that end up causing industry-wide shut downs. Today we will look at specific examples of both, and what you can do to focus your time and attention on the “right” events.

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October 26, 2016

Hanjin Bankruptcy: A Ripple Effect from Shipping into the Supply Chain

Shubhi Dixit

Just over a month ago, Hanjin Shipping Co, the world’s 7th largest shipping and Logistics Company in the world, filed for receivership on August 31, 2016. Hanjin Shipping Co. bankruptcy caused a major impact not just to logistics and shipping, but to the underpinning global supply chain and its sourcing operations. It has left nearly 80 ships with almost 500,000 containers offshore, with goods worth over $14 billion marooned at sea. The event, considered one of the biggest bankruptcies ever filed by a shipping company, has a disruptive domino effect on the supplier-dense regions of the world, in turn affecting supplier health and sourcing operations.

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September 13, 2016

What Netflix's Show 'Stranger Things' Can Teach Us about Crisis Management

Hannah Fliesler

 

 (SPOILERS AHEAD!!!!)

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August 23, 2016

Choosing the Right Solution Partner for your Supply Chain Resiliency Journey

Pramod Akkarachittor

 

 

What I have learned about looking beyond the hype and identifying the partner for the long run.

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