October 17, 2018

Statutory Warning – Peak Months of Hurricane Season

Ritmbarah Arora

A Category 4 hurricane is a major concern for businesses that need to keep a count of their inventory and don’t want their suppliers to face any shortages. Storms become more active during the months of August, September and October. It has been estimated that 2018 will witness around 10-16 named storms. A storm that reaches hurricane status is one where winds are at least 74 mph. A major hurricane is one that reaches category three which comes with winds of at least 111 mph.

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April 11, 2018

R Score and its Impact on Supply Chain Risk Management

Simon Lucas

 

Musings on a Metric: Supply Chain Risk Management with R Score

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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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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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August 10, 2016

Eight Ways Successful Companies Manage Supplier Resiliency

Shubhi Dixit

“50 percent of businesses fail in the first year and 95 percent fail within five years. Better success rates notwithstanding, a significant percentage of new businesses do fail.”

           - US Small Business Administration, 2014 Statistics

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August 01, 2016

Lessons from Pokémon Go to Improve Your Supply Chain Program

Jane Khoury

By now, you’re most likely one of those millions of people that have chosen to Get Up, Get Out and Explore, traveling around the globe to locate, capture and train as many Pokémon as you possibly can. And if you are in the minority, or you are not just ready to admit your obsession to your colleagues, here is a quick introduction to the game1:

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