Managing Risk: Lessons Learned from Global Manufacturers


The first webinar in our series of webinars on how smart companies manage risk in their business.



Thursday, August 11th, 2010
12:00 EDT (9:00 PDT)

Though Supply Chain Risk has been talked about for several years, few manufacturers have made the necessary investments required to effectively manage their risks. Except for a few leadership companies, most have not made it a priority. 2011 changed all that. Volcanoes, recalls, and then the Japan Tsunami opened a lot of eyes! When 2011 struck, who was better prepared? And who will be better prepared for the next big events?

In this series you will hear from leading companies on managing supply chain risk. Why supply chain risk management is so important. What it takes to create a risk management program inside your company. Better management of suppliers. Value, benefits, and lessons learned. Metrics and reporting. Public forums and services in place to assist companies.

In this first session, guest speaker James Steele of Cisco, a true leader in Supply Chain Risk Management, will discuss the challenges and lessons learned from creating your own SCRM team and program. We will hear from Bill McBeath on the findings of recent research on supply chain risk conducted by ChainLink, including the challenges companies see ahead, and where they will go now to solve them. Lisa Grossman of ImpactFactor will describe the impact of risk on shareholder value and how investors and other stakeholders can better predict how the companies they invest in will be impacted by supply chain disruptions.


  • James Steele, Global Supply Chain Manager, Cisco
  • Bill McBeath, Chief Research Officer, ChainLink Research
  • Lisa Grossman , Vice President, ImpactFactor


Ann Grackin, CEO, ChainLink Research

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