February 13, 2015

The Art and Science of Proactive Supply Chain Risk Management

Jennifer Baljko

With January’s goal-setting conversations behind you, you’re probably now taking a hard look at your 2015 game plan. A big question hangs over your head: How you can realistically manage existing and potential risks while running an efficient supply chain operation?

You’re far from alone in questioning this. If the latest Allianz Risk Barometer is any indication of what’s worrying many people, companies will be busy this year finding ways to best protect their companies while optimizing their supply chains. Business interruption and supply chain risks, natural catastrophes, and fire and explosions top the firm’s 2015 list of business risks, and companies, risk managers and corporate insurance experts worldwide will be spending loads of time identifying strategies for handling these issues.

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February 06, 2015

The Menacing Task of Managing Supplier Capacity Risks

Jennifer Baljko

There are a few things supply chain professionals dread. Like, that urgent call from a distributor about longer lead times for a critical part or talk that a third-tier supplier is filing bankruptcy or having to scramble for alternative sources of supply when a flood wipes out an important supplier factory.

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