Tag Archives: Risk

Supply chain channel checkers

It’s been proven that supply chain risk events can cause a company’s stock to tank and company to lose market value. Now enter the new supply chain risk market makers: the channel checkers. These are the analysts who follow large …

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Another Supply Risk: Your Neighbor’s Yard Sale

If you ever thought that you could leave product recalls up to retailers and manufacturers, think again. That was risky enough. Now there’s a new risk, according to article today in the WSJ, that you need to worry about …

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Automotive Bankruptcies: An Inconvenient Competition

Some people are heaving sighs of relief that Chrysler is emerging from bankruptcy in the arms of Fiat and that GM is officially in bankruptcy soon to emerge as leaner and meaner entities. However, many are left holding the proverbial …

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When Supply Risks are Self-Induced

Some supply risks can be caused by the customer firm itself and thus provide a real chance of avoidance in the first place.

What? You thought supply risks were all caused by forces beyond the customer firm’s control. Think again. …

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The game of risk: keeping supplier risk at bay

What steps can you take to avoid supply risk? Be methodical and be proactive. Segment the supply base for risk. And look beyond just the obvious categories. First, look at all types of suppliers who have risk potential, depending on …

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Teaming up to uncover supply risk

The recent article in Purchasing, “Allegheny Technologies Designs a Broad Risk Strategy”, (8/14/2008) is one of the rare glimpses into how some companies are actually dealing with supplier risk. Rather than just talking about risk or not

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Supply Chain Risk: Complexity Stumps Execs

McKinsey recently published the results of its global survey on managing global supply chains.  To boil down a seven-page article: they aren’t managing the risk.  Or to quote the article: “relatively few respondents…say that their companies are translating the …

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