Submitted by Daniel Dumke on Fri, 2011-04-29 16:21
So what have I been reading this week? There have been several great articles all around the web this week, some from a conceptual view, how to prevent risk and several news stories about recently manifested operational risks.
There are many definitions of agility. A supply chain can be defined as agile, when it is flexible and responds quickly to customer needs. Agility can also be seen as a measure to mitigate supply chain risks, building on this thought Dani and Ranganathan (2008) developed a model to mitigate risks using the concept of agility .
I am often astounded by the fact how many great articles I haven’t read yet. A good scientific paper contains an comprehensive description of the methodologies used, a theoretical foundation and literature review from which hypothesis are drawn, which are then confirmed or rejected in the course of the paper. And of course, it is always a plus to actually find some results in the course of the analysis.
Submitted by Daniel Dumke on Fri, 2011-04-22 16:57
This article concludes this week in supply chain management by collecting the top stories published in the last seven days.
About 100 to 150 web articles or news stories relevant for supply chain risk management are published each week. However I am amazed how many articles seem to contain valid information, but after more thorough examination proof to be filled with advertisement be it for services or conferences. After removing those, the following articles have been left.
I already reviewed some articles by Denis Towill primarily because he does some interesting research on simulation and supply chains, but also because I like his clear style in his articles.
In one of his early papers (1992) he teamed up with Naim and Wikner and described state of the art strategies to fight the bullwhip effect or as it is called in the paper by its older name: Industrial Dynamics.