October 17, 2018

Statutory Warning – Peak Months of Hurricane Season

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...
July 20, 2018

Evolutionary Journey to Supply Chain Management

Surveying the Way to Effective Business Continuity Programs As customer demands, ISO Standards, other regulations, and disruptive events continue to increase the pressure on 21st century enterprises, the need to develop well-defined and practicable business continuity plans becomes harder to overlook. Many organizations are taking first steps on the journey to create mitigation plans that can be applied in times...
July 19, 2018

The BCP Evolution: From Dusty Documents to Real Resiliency

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...
July 10, 2018

The Menacing Task of Managing Supplier Capacity Risks

Author: 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. It’s hard enough managing supply chain...
June 4, 2018

Resilinc Predicts Capacity Shortfalls, Further Raw Material Price Increases for US Manufacturers

Author: Grover Righter, Chief Marketing Officer, Resilinc Resilinc predicts that if Chinese demand for US products materializes as projected, manufacturing companies in the US will begin to experience shortages, both of workers and raw materials. These shortages may jeopardize the ability of manufacturers to fulfill the increased demand. Indeed, on the logistics side of the supply chain, labor shortfalls are...
May 24, 2018

Why Brexit has the Automotive Industry in Tiers of Uncertainty

Author: Simon Lucas   The Automotive Industry is in Tiers of Uncertainty over Brexit     While it’s unlikely that the United Kingdom will fully extricate itself from the EU for a few more years yet, concrete effects are likely to start biting sometime after the spring of 2019. For automobile manufacturers in the UK and elsewhere in Europe, “bite”...
May 18, 2018

US and China Trade Wars: Analyzing the Supply Chain Impact

  Understanding supply chain dependencies and the potential impact of trade wars between U.S. and China, and how you can draft an action plan to proactively respond to tariffs imposed by both countries (more…)
April 11, 2018

R Score and its Impact on Supply Chain Risk Management

  Musings on a Metric: Supply Chain Risk Management with R Score (more…)
October 10, 2017

Catalonia Independence Crisis Requires Close Monitoring by Supply Chain Experts

Many economic, capacity and labor challenges resulting from the independence process could cause serious issues for supply chains dependent on Spain and beyond (more…)
August 2, 2017

SUPPLY CHAIN RISK MANAGEMENT IS A DATA PROBLEM…

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