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Entries in supply chain (6)

Thursday
Dec062012

Supply Chain Glitches Destroy Shareholder Value

Supply chain interruptions can destroy shareholder value

Glitches in the supply chain can cost much more than might be imagined. The impact can even affect a company's stock price or shareholder return on investment. When shareholders are not happy, look out.

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Thursday
Nov152012

Bringing Business Home: Reshoring and Onshoring Manufacturing Part 2

When thinking about off-shoring, companies have to weigh risk versus reward. Off-shoring can reduce costs, while at the same time increasing a number of serious risks. The practice is being re-evaluated by Boards of Directors around the world. Part two of a two-part series…

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Monday
Oct152012

Implications of Extended Supply Chains

In simple terms, a business is its supply chain. The dependency on others is total, covering relationships with government, regulators, education, research and suppliers of products, services and logistics. This extended chain exists has been identified by many as a major source of risk to sustainable business performance...

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Thursday
Sep272012

A Lengthy and Crippling Supply-Chain Crisis, Part 1

What if the site that generates 90% of your profits halted production for more than 3 weeks? What if your primary supplier told you, "we don't have your order, and don't know when we will", while prices increase? That's reality for a number of companies, and there are lessons any organization can learn from the crisis response...

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Thursday
Aug022012

Your Crises are My Crises: Supply Chain Risk Management Part 2

The global economy is so interconnected that a problem affecting one part of the supply chain will often have far-reaching effects. It can spark a crisis for businesses up and down the line. Paranoia is not the solution; prudent planning is...

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Tuesday
Jul312012

Collaborate or Evaporate: Supply Chain Risk Management Part 1

supply chain risk management is critical for companies of any size

Supply chain risk management affects your organization, whether you realize it or not. Understanding it can give you a competitive advantage. The impact that global trade has on your organization depends on relationships and your willingness to be community-oriented. Collaborate or evaporate.

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