Risk, Compliance, Sustainability

Risk and compliance-related topics, including supply chain risk, supply chain security, regulatory and company policy compliance, ESG/sustainability

Securing Cargo

In a post-WWII and post-9/11 world, trade security remains a critical topic. In this article, we take a close look at the security of our ports, or the lack thereof.

Mad Cows and Angry Peasants

Risks are a part of every firm’s global footprint. In this article, we take a lighthearted look at Federated Global Footprints and risk identification.

The Data Detectives

Bad data is usually the biggest challenge to integrating systems. It can bring not only sytems but also the whole enterprise to its knees. That is why leading per-formers like Wal-Mart and Dell are obsessed with the quality of their business information, and put so much effort into cleaning up their data.

Natural Capitalism

PDF of Hunter Lovins’ Presentation on Natural Capitalism and Sustainable Supply Chains, presented at Parallax Views 2005 (Banff).

The Value of Visibility

PDF of Paul Strzelec’s Presentation on the increased visibility via RFID and data sharing, presented at Parallax Views 2005 (Banff).

Introduction to ChainLink Research

This 10-minute overview presented by ChainLink CEO, Ann Grackin discusses the impact of changing business models on the supply chain.

Supply Risk and Flexibility Management at Agilent

In the fall of 2000 Agilent was faced with one of the steepest ramps in demand for test equipment ever encountered in the semiconductor industry. As markets heated up, unforeseen supply constraints pushed out standard component lead times by as many as 50 weeks, leading to expediting costs and gaps in supply that cut into both margins and revenue.

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