disruptions

Impact of Disasters on different Sectors

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Impact of Disasters on Firms in Different Sectors: Implications for Supply Chains
Year: 
2010

I already wrote about different effect supply chain disruptions can have on a focal company and its stakeholders. Now I found another interesting article dealing with the impact of different disasters on different industries within the supply chain.

Planning for the Catastrophe

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Proactive planning for catastrophic events in supply chains
Year: 
2009

Practitioners often complain about the huge gap between practice and research related to the estimation of risks. In theory all is easy: A disruptive event just gets a probability and outcome assigned. But in practice these figures most often have to be estimated.
Todays article by Knemeyer et al. (2009) covers exactly this dilemma and tries to answer the question of how to plan for a catastrophe.

Single or Dual Sourcing

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Single or dual sourcing: decision-making in the presence of supply chain disruption risks
Year: 
2009

Today there is only one simple question: Single or dual sourcing, what strategy should be used when faced with disruption risks.

Avoiding Supply Chain Breakdown

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Managing Risk To Avoid Supply-Chain Breakdown
Year: 
2004

This article presents a comprehensive practice oriented framework for managing supply chain disruptions by Sunil Chopra and ManMohan S. Sodhi. The article has been published in the MIT Sloan Management Review in 2004. The framework covers everything from risk analysis to the selection of the risk mitigation strategy.

Robust Strategies for Mitigating Disruptions

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Robust strategies for mitigating supply chain disruptions
Year: 
2006

There are several scientific research centers on supply chain risks in the US (as around the world): The east coast has several researcher on this topic e.g.

Links between Supply Chain Resilience and Homeland Security

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Resilience: What it is and how to achieve it?
Year: 
2008

In the United States May 2008 was declared to be “Resilience Month” with several congressional hearings on the topic of how to improve organizational resilience on a societal level.

Yossi Sheffi from the MIT is one of the leading researchers on supply chain resilience and he was part of the hearings as well.

Monte Carlo Simulation to improve Network Resilience

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Risk Management in Supply Networks using Monte-Carlo Simulation
Year: 
2005

Today I want to describe yet another supply chain case study where Monte Carlo simulation is used as decision support for strategic / tactical supply chain decisions.

Case Study on Managing Disruptions in Supply Chains

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Managing disruptions in supply chains: A case study of a retail supply chain
Year: 
2009

Disruptions are an often recurring research objective in this blog. After writing about the severity of disruptions and conceptual research on how to mitigate them, todays article is concerned with how disruptions are managed in practice.

Impact of Risks on Supply Chain Performance

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An empirical Examination of Supply Chain Performance along Several Dimensions of Risk
Year: 
2008

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.

Be prepared for the Unthinkable

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How to Prepare Your Supply Chain for the Unthinkable
Year: 
2011

Today I just want to highlight a short article from “The Conversation” blog at the Harvard Business Review for you to read. The article, which can be found here, was written by Harold Sirkin, senior parter at the Boston Consulting Group.

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