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The Supply Chain Uncertainty Circle

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Shrinking the Supply Chain Uncertainty Circle
Year: 
1998

How to shrink the “Uncertainty Circle” is the topic of a paper I read today. It has been written by Rachel Mason-Jones and Denis R. Towill and can be downloaded here free of charge.

Optimizing Efficiency-Robustness Trade-Offs in SC-Design

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Optimizing efficiency-robustness trade-offs in supply chain design under uncertainty due to disruptions
Year: 
2011

Efficiency is about trade-offs. Effectiveness is about achieving a goal, making it happen no matter what.
But in reality resources are scarce and efficiently reaching a goal is nearly as important as reaching it at all.

The Impact of Supply Chain Strategy on Shareholder Value

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Supply Chain Strategy: Its Impact on Shareholder Value
Year: 
1999

I had this article marked for some time now and I finally got to read it. It describes the connection between Shareholder Value and the concept of Value Based Management (VBM) and Supply Chain Strategy.

Let me help you with... Time-Based Risk Management

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Managing Supply Chain Disruptions via Time-Based Risk Management
Year: 
2009

Today I present you only one chapter of a great book by Wu and Blackhurst: “Managing Supply Chain Risk and Vulnerability” (which can be bought on amazon.com here).

Agile Supply Chains and Uncertainty

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Agility and supply chain uncertainty: a scenario planning perspective
Year: 
2008

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 .

Improving Performance in Food Supply Chains by Reducing Uncertainty

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Supply chain management in food chains: Improving performance by reducing uncertainty
Year: 
1998

Today’s article is from the late 90s, but sets a great example for research methodology in supply chain risk management. But don’t worry, I will focus on the results, since they’re very interesting as well. The objective of today’s article (Supply Chain Management in Food Chains: Improving Performance by Reducing Uncertainty) is to show strategies (here called principles) to reduce uncertainty, and at the same time show the beneficial effects of reduced uncertainty.

Impact of Product Design Changes on Supply Chain Risk

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The impacts of product design changes on supply chain risk: a case study
Year: 
2011

In theory supply chains look really nice. Some even have a serial structure with three or sometimes even only two participants.

Almost any complication to this basic theme is still the focus ongoing research, especially if risks are involved.

Concept

So this study focusses on the effects of requests to change the product design on the risk environment of the supply chain.

The core questions are:

Supply Chain Risk Management in Financial Crises

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Supply chain risk management in financial crises - A multiple case-study approach
Year: 
2011

I am still abroad right now, but nonetheless I still want to keep the German share within the articles high. So I present to you the second article from German authors in just one week. On monday I already talked about Supply Chain Risk Management in the German Automotive Industry and so the second is today on how supply chain risk management is performed during a financial crisis.

Stochastic Model for Risk Management

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A stochastic model for risk management in global supply chain networks

Defining a conceptual framework for supply chain risk management can support thinking about risks in supply chains and streamline the decision making process, and therefore improve the current supply chain at hand.
This is similar to a brown-field approach, where gradual changes and risk mitigation strategies are employed onto an existing supply chain. Thus another source for improvement strategies can be a green-field approach, where the supply chain is modeled and optimized to generate new input for real-world optimization.

h5. Model

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