We examine how to weigh and prioritize multiple supply chain risk mitigation options and the use of monitoring and triggers to guide level-headed decision making during a crisis, using the risk of a China-Taiwan-US war as an example. We also look at various other examples of high-uncertainty risks where our framework could be usefully applied.
Supply Chain Strategies
Strategies for supply chain including …
Scenario Planning for Supply Chain Risk Management—Part One
The importance of effective supply chain risk management intensifies with each new wave of disruptions. A key strategy deserving more attention is Scenario Planning for Strategic Supply Chain Risk Management.
Supply Chain Networks Revealed — Part 2C: Autonomous Supply Chain Networks
Supply Chain Networks are evolving to become increasingly autonomous, letting intelligent software agents make simple decisions.
Supply Chain Networks Revealed — Part 2B: Comparison of Supply Chain Network Technologies
We examine integration, interoperability, and extending supply chain networks. Then we compare enterprise applications vs. integrator networks vs. Real-time SVoT networks.
Supply Chain Networks Revealed: What They Do — Part 1B
Here we take a process-centric view of supply chain networks and show how they support end-to-end demand through fulfillment. This includes an example of how network-wide optimization can be accomplished.
Thriving in the Age of Uncertainty – Part Three
We explore various strategies for obtaining supply chain resilience, including mapping and monitoring the multi-tier supply chain, the use of supply chain finance, and building adaptability into physical infrastructure, systems, processes, and people.
Agile Demand-Supply Alignment – Part 3F: Solution Assessments
This is our assessment of One Network, who has one of the most sophisticated/elegant architectures, providing a flexible and scalable multi-enterprise platform. We look at their intelligent control towers for autonomous supply chain management providing multi-tier, multiparty optimization, and automated planning and execution from inbound supply to outbound order fulfillment and logistics.
Thriving in the Age of Uncertainty – Part Two
We explain specific advanced tools and practices for dealing with demand-supply uncertainty, including probable forecasting, capacity and consumption commitment contracts, real options as risk mitigation strategies, and hedging strategies.
Thriving in the Age of Uncertainty – Part One
The past two years have brought nearly uninterrupted volatility, disruption, and uncertainty, which we expect to continue for the foreseeable future. How individuals and companies deal with this ongoing unpredictability will determine their mental, physical, and financial health in 2022 and beyond. Here we provide a framework for companies to thrive in this new age of uncertainty.
The Ethical Supply Chain Practitioner – Part Two: Labor and Ethical Business Practices
A look at how to ensure that suppliers are treating their workers fairly, paying living wages, not using forced labor, providing a safe working environment, allowing collective bargaining, have non-discriminatory hiring practices, and ethical business practices. These are required not only to minimize reputational risk, but to underpin a company’s purpose and identity as a force for good in the world.
The Ethical Supply Chain Practitioner – Part One: The Social Responsibility Imperative
Supply chain practitioners and executives are in a unique position to help change the world for the better by their influence over global supply chains’ labor conditions, environmental footprint, and ethical practices. In this first in a series, we examine what is driving increasing corporate social responsibility and the desire by employees to do meaningful work and make a difference in the world.