Risk Management

Anything related to managing and avoiding risks, but especially supply chain risk

Two, Four, Six, Eight, You Must Have the Skills to Orchestrate

This article draws an analogy between a synchronized orchestra performance with outsourced global talent and the skills required for supply chain professionals to navigate the pressures of the global marketplace. The article emphasizes the need for supply chain professionals to possess orchestrator skills to effectively manage multiple partners, define contractual needs, ensure performance, address emerging logistics trends, handle security concerns, and combat illicit supply chains.

Are You a Wave Maker?

This article draws parallels between big wave surfers and supply chain managers, emphasizing the importance of being proactive, prepared, and innovative in facing the challenges of change in the global marketplace. It highlights the need for supply chain professionals to anticipate and navigate industry shifts, embrace innovation, and focus on personal and organizational growth to ride the waves of change successfully.

RFID: Finding ROI in X-treme Supply Chain Management

The text discusses the growing interest in RFID and other auto-identification technologies, particularly for risk avoidance, corporate accountability in global logistics, and trade. It highlights the need for a digital data trail and the potential benefits of RFID in mitigating risks, protecting intellectual property, ensuring product quality, and enhancing supply chain performance.

The Interview: Getting Real with Paul Fox

The article discusses the issue of counterfeiting and piracy in the supply chain, emphasizing the need for solutions to combat these problems. Paul Fox, Chairman of the Coalition Against Counterfeiting and Piracy, provides insights on the impact of counterfeiting on companies and consumers and highlights the importance of technology like RFID in securing the supply chain.

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 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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