SC Risk

Sep 26, 2018  |  Articles

Changing Executive Mindsets on Global Product Integrity: The Fight Against Counterfeiting Is Here to Stay

I recently interviewed the Director of Brand Protection at a large pharmaceutical company, who shared with me the timeline around how his company gradually shifted and changed its views on brand security, and built a business case around the need […]

Jul 16, 2018  |  Articles

Pharmaceutical offshoring makes recalls more costly with more quality headaches

I spent some time working on a study of how offshoring impacts quality issues, specifically product recalls, with a number of researchers at the University of Palermo, led by Manfredi Bruccoleri.  Our research led to some very interesting findings on […]

Apr 23, 2018  |  Articles

Relational Contracting Part III:   Tim Cummins on “Shifting Your Mindset to Collaborative Value”

Tim Cummins, CEO of IACCM, is intent on driving change.  He is traveling around the globe, speaking with foreign ministries in Dubai, the Australian navy, the Canadian Department of Defense, and the General Services Administration in DC.  We were fortunate […]

Apr 22, 2018  |  Articles

Relational Contracting Part II: Four Numbers to Be Concerned About in Global Economics

Jason Schenker, a worldwide leader in global economic forecasting, brought a spirit of levity and predictive insights to a subject that is often mired in gloom:  economics!  Jason, who founded the Futurist Institute, commented on some of the major changes […]

Jan 20, 2011  |  Articles

The Relationship between Disruption Amplifiers and Risk Reduction Mechanisms: A Managerial Framework

The Relationship between Disruption Amplifiers and Risk Reduction Mechanisms Clearly, some of these actions (improved planning and collaboration) can be adopted with a minimal level of investment, and may provide significant benefits. Other strategies such as new systems to improve […]

Jan 20, 2011  |  Articles

Risk Reduction Mechanisms: A Managerial Framework for Reducing the Impact of Disruptions to the Supply Chain

Risk Reduction Mechanisms To manage the amplifiers of supply chain disruptions with their roots in supply chain globalization and product/process complexity, firms have deployed a variety of different Risk Reduction mechanisms. The full list of risk reduction mechanisms is shown […]

Jan 18, 2011  |  Articles

Methodology: A Managerial Framework for Reducing the Impact of Disruptions to the Supply Chain

Methodology To benchmark risk planning and mitigation practices, we conducted a series of focused interviews and captured various insights into the area of supply chain disruptions. We interviewed executives from a pharmaceutical company, two international logistics providers, three large retailers, […]

Jan 18, 2011  |  Articles

Introduction: A Managerial Framework for Reducing the Impact of Disruptions to the Supply Chain

Introduction Recently the topic of Enterprise Risk Management appears at the top of many corporate agendas. Although most discussions on risk management are confined to financial reporting and internal controls risks associated with the likes of Sarbanes-Oxley, an often overlooked […]

Jan 18, 2011  |  Articles

Executive Summary: A Managerial Framework for Reducing the Impact of Disruptions to the Supply Chain

Executive Summary Low-cost sourcing has now become a staple of competitive strategy in many retail and manufacturing sectors. As organizations source a greater proportion of manufactured products from China, India, and other low-cost countries the hidden perils of these approaches […]

Jan 18, 2011  |  Articles

Amplifiers of Supply Chain Disruptions: A Managerial Framework for Reducing the Impact of Disruption to the Supply Chain

Amplifiers of Supply Chain Disruptions Certain attributes of a company’s global supply chain environment may amplify or mitigate the impact of disruptions. In the case of Nokia and Ericsson, one company acted quickly because of their supply chain design: they […]