April 22, 2019

Brexit: Tiers of Uncertainty

Sahil Kothadia

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April 16, 2019

Resilic Spotlight on Sterigenics Part 2

Jon Bovit and Shahzaib Khan

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April 08, 2019

Resilic Spotlight on Sterigenics Part 1

Jon Bovit and Shahzaib Khan

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April 01, 2019

US-China Trade Conflict Calls for Scenario Planning

Sandeep Ramachandran

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March 25, 2019

Alarming Lack of Alternate Manufacturing Sites Part 1 (All Industries)

Shahzaib Khan

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March 22, 2019

Supply Chain Risk Resiliency & Risk Management 2019 Best Practices

Bindiya Vakil, CEO & Founder, Resilinc

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March 04, 2019

2018 EventWatch Summary – Year of Global Uncertainty

Shahzaib Khan

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For corporations with international supply chains, 2018 provided many familiar challenges—from managing the impacts of fires and natural disasters on suppliers and logistics vendors to analyzing the risks that a merger and acquisitions (M&A) could lead a supplier to stop producing certain parts or components. But Resilinc’s 2018 EventWatch data and our qualitative analysis of supply chain issues affecting our customers reveal that highly fluid geopolitical issues— especially the U.S.-China trade conflicts and Brexit—posed some of the most potentially costly and disruptive supply chain impacts in 2018. And early indications are these will continue through 2019 at the least.

As this report was being finalized a few weeks before the March 29 Brexit deadline, Great Britain and the European Union had not reached a trade agreement. This meant that every company importing or exporting across UK/EU borders was facing possible new tariffs as high as 4.5%—multiplied by two or three for products that cross borders multiple times. And delays at new customs checkpoints threatened to derail finely tuned inventory management practices.

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March 04, 2019

Don't Wait for Your Next Crisis

Bindiya Vakil, CEO & Founder, Resilinc

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The authors of the World Economic Forum’s 2019 Global Risks Report pose the question, “Is the world sleepwalking into a crisis”, at the beginning of their sobering description of an economic and political climate in which “global risks are intensifying [while] the collective will to tackle them appears to be lacking.” Of utmost concern, according to the report, are the “geopolitical and geo-economic tensions” that are creating turmoil and uncertainty in trade and investment relations between countries.

This will be no surprise to supply chain management professionals who are grappling with tremendous uncertainty about the future of trade relations between China and the United States and between Great Britain and the European Union.

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July 19, 2018

The BCP Evolution: From Dusty Documents to Real Resiliency

Glenn Jones

A few years ago, I was assigned responsibility for maturing a business continuity program (BCP). During the program’s creation, I had the opportunity to meet a number of business continuity leaders, many of whom had developed world-class systems for business continuity management.

As part of the discovery process for my program, I asked many questions, some of which were similar to those listed below, and addressed the very basics of the BCP discipline:

  • What were the first steps taken in your organization’s business continuity journey?
  • What key items did you classify as “must-haves” in the program?
  • What standard did you establish as the basis for your program?
Of course, there were many more questions besides these and indeed, I received a wealth of input from various silos across a large number of companies.  Certainly, it was enough to highlight the many considerations for establishing an organizational BCP-expansion roadmap.
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