Category Archives: Supply Chain Risk

Creative Destruction and Business Relationships

In previous blogs I have argued that better and more collaborative relationships with your business partners are a relatively untapped source of competitive advantage.  If this is the case, why would we need to consider bringing a close and collaborative … Continue reading

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Using Simplification and Relationships to Manage Risk

A lesson for those designing contingency and mitigation responses to risk events is that too much complexity can lead to its own problems.  Sometimes our efforts to provide iron-clad guarantees that our supply chain won’t suffer loss result in systems … Continue reading

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How well do you know your supply chain?

How well do you know your supply chain?  I was prompted to raise this question after reading an article about counterfeit automotive parts and the dangers these can pose out on the road.  A few years ago when I was … Continue reading

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Do ‘Best Practices’ Lead to Weaker Supply Chains?

Now that the initial confusion from the earthquake and tsunami in Japan has diminished, we can start to understand the effect on global supply chains in the automotive and electronics fields.  Toyota in particular has been hit hard with at … Continue reading

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Are We Looking Deeply Enough At Supply Chain Risk

Many organisations are starting to take supply chain risk management seriously.  This focus may have come from experience with actual supply chain disruptions, from a new recognition of risk coming from the increase in articles in the supply chain press, … Continue reading

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