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Norway - This Week in Supply Chain Management (22+23 / 2012)

We are back from Norway. I had a great time there. The first week stayed at a small cabin at the Vindafjord (first picture) later we visited Jotunheimen National Park (second picture), Oslo and Bergen.
Overall I was really surprised by the magnificent fjords, mountains and nice people.

An Empirical Investigation into Supply Chain Vulnerability

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An Empirical Investigation into Supply Chain Vulnerability Experienced by German Firms
Year: 
2006

One basic assumption in risk-aware supply chain design is the notion that the design of the supply chain actually has an impact on the vulnerability of the supply chain.
This question has been analyzed about six years ago in a broad empirical study by Wagner and Bode.

h5. Method

The authors use a rather large sample of companies in Germany. Overall nearly 5000 supply chain professionals were asked to participate and 760 actually took part in the study.

Modeling Defaults of Companies in Multi-Stage SC Networks

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Modeling defaults of companies in multi-stage supply chain networks
Year: 
2012

Agent-based supply chain models are build using small entities (agents), which might represent a single company.
Each of the agents has its own goals and rules of operation programmed into a computer. The interaction between several agents of this kind leads to a more realistic and complex behavior of the system.

Airbus vs. Boing - This Week in Supply Chain Management (21 / 2012)

I successfully finished planing for our trip to Norway. I am really looking forward to some days off.
Now the final plans also include a hike to the Preikestolen, a wonderful rock formation at the Lysefjord.

Several articles accumulated this week in my mailbox, here we go:

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:

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