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Natural Disaster Management Planning

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Natural disaster management planning: A study of logistics managers responding to the tsunami
Year: 
2007

After the 2004 tsunami, which heavily affected parts of Thailand and Indonesia, national and international disaster response was quick to support the affected regions.

Within several weeks of the disaster, approximately 400 international non government organizations (NGOs) were working in Indonesia alone providing basic assistance to the affected population.

Introduction to disaster relief

Several factors are necessary to improve response activities:

Discovering the Right Planning Approach for your Supply Chain

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Selecting the right planning approach for a product
Year: 
2007

Some weeks ago I wrote about Fisher’s suggestions on how to select the right supply chain for your product. But how to continue from there? How do different products affect the further planning steps needed?

Introduction to Risk Management in Supply Chains

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Risk Management in Supply Chains
Year: 
2003

This is another introductory article (book chapter) to supply chain risk management. I included it, since it is an early (2003) view on supply chain risk management from another perspective. Many other articles I reviewed up to now are following the “Cranfield School Approach” with (Christopher, Jüttner, …) and this one by Peter Kajüter (Münster University, Germany) shows a different approach developed in parallel.




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).

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.

Managing Supplier Sustainability Risks

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Managing supplier sustainability risks in a dynamically changing environment—Sustainable supplier management in the chemical industry

For many years sustainability risks have been largely neglected. Reputational damages caused by incidents like the Brent Spar platform can reach tens of millions of dollars. But in a supply chain context companies are not only held responsible for their own actions but also for the actions of their suppliers.

In their 2010 paper Foerstl et al. analyze supplier sustainability risk and develop and test a framework for its mitigation.

Decision Support for Supply Chain, Product and Process Design

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PCDM: A Decision Support Modeling Methodology for Supply Chain, Product and Process Design Decisions
Year: 
2005

Many companies are struggling with the idea to use modern optimization techniques to support decision making in strategic supply chain management.

But beside mathematical modeling of the supply chain there are other methods as well, such as network based approaches. In their 2005 paper Blackhurst, Wu and O’Grady present a more intuitive decision support method with the goal to improve decisions within the supply chain context.

h5. Methodology

Effects of Process Maturity and Uncertainty on SC Performance

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The impact of process maturity and uncertainty on supply chain performance: an empirical study
Year: 
2004

Process orientation may or may not be a very hip topic right now. Nevertheless effective processes are a foundation for company performance. Lockamy, Childerhouse, Disney, Towill and McCormack (2008), analyze and explain the impact of process maturity and uncertainty on supply chain performance, the full paper can be obtained here free of charge.

Process oriented Approach to Supply Chain Risk Management

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Risk management processes in supplier networks
Year: 
2004

Supply Chain Risk Management started from the need to better control the risks within Supply and Demand Networks. The processes in (Corporate) Risk Management have been developed and convene in the classic, cyclic processes:

  • Risk Identification
  • Risk Assessment
  • Measures (Development and Implementation)
  • Risk Monitoring
Hallikas et al.
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