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Supply Chain Risk

Supply Chain Risk

Understanding Emerging Threats to Global Supply Chains

John Manners-Bell


Supply Chain Risk analyses how modern supply chain management practices put businesses, economies and society at risk from disruption.

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About the book

Risk is at the very core of supply chain theory and is at the heart of every decision-making process. Supply chain risk is now becoming everyone's responsibility and over the last two years has become more important than ever, making its presence on the boardroom agenda of most big companies.

Supply Chain Risk assesses the various sources of external threat to the supply chain and how multinational corporations should be dealing with them at a strategic level. In this book John Manners-Bell shows how to implement risk strategies that minimize, even completely eliminate, supply chain risk, and outlines how to build resilient supply chains.

Supply Chain Risk includes case studies of best practice and cites examples of when and how things go wrong. Each case study describes the company's supply chain strategy and production/sourcing strategy, outlines the catastrophic event which occurred, including the supply chain consequences and material losses, the management response, and resultant changes to company supply chain strategy.

The book is accompanied by invaluable downloadable online resources, including a survey on companies' attitudes to supply chain risk.

Supply Chain Risk has won the ACA-Bruel Special Mention prize for its contribution to the development of leading new concepts and methods in purchasing and supply chain. The prize is organised by the Association of Purchasing and Supply Chain (CESA) of HEC School of Management in Paris.

Highly accessible with real practical application, Supply Chain Risk is for supply chain managers and anyone interfacing with the supply chain.

Online supporting resources for this book include supplementary chapter key points.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
    • Chapter - 01: A framework for understanding risk;
    • Chapter - 02: Engineering supply chain resilience;
    • Chapter - 03: Industry sector resilience to supply chain threats;
    • Chapter - 04: Natural disasters, climate change and pandemics;
    • Chapter - 05: Economic risks to the supply chain;
    • Chapter - 06: Societal risks to supply chains;
    • Chapter - 07: Terrorism and security;
    • Chapter - 08: Corruption in the logistics industry;
    • Chapter - 09: Cargo crime and piracy;
    • Chapter - 10: Conclusion


I recently read this excellent book which is very relevant to today's global supply chains. The publication included some interesting case studies, was very easy to read and a pleasant change from some of the more theoretical publications relating to logistics and supply chain management.
Nigel Woodhead, Head of Logistics Studies, Emirates Aviation University

Over the past few decades, efforts to improve the bottom line have left some companies' supply chains more vulnerable to risk. As a result, today's managers must focus on making their supply chains more resilient. This book shows supply chain managers how to implement international risk awareness and response programs, and improve visibility to inventory and all supplier levels, to help minimize supply chain risk, and, in some cases, eliminate it altogether.
Jason McDowell, Inbound Logistics

Logistics expert John Manners-Bell ably provides an A-to-Z report - often hair-raising, never dull - on the hazards inherent in supply chains and how to manage or minimize them. getAbstract recommends his cautionary insights to supply chain managers, their bosses and their suppliers to aid risk planning and risk mitigation.
getAbstract Inc.

[E]xplains how multinational corporations should be dealing with evolving risks at a strategic level and cites recent examples of when things went wrong...This book assesses the external threats to the supply chain from the environmental to geopolitical, and economic to technological angles.
Supply Management

Fortunately, Supply Chain Risk does not focus on the elimination of risk so much as it outlines how to build resiliency. If we accept the premise that risk can not be avoided, but can be weighed, considered, and balanced as part of the overall corporate strategy, it becomes an opportunity for competitive advantage and differentiation. This book will assist procurement and supply chain professionals as they make that argument internally and then carry out the resulting plan.
Kelly Barner, Buyers Meeting Point


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Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749471101
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd April 2014
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 234x156
  • 264 pages

About the Author

John Manners-Bell is the founder and CEO of Transport Intelligence, a leading supplier of market solutions to the global logistics industry. He is Chairman of the Supply Chain Council of the World Economic Forum and advisor to the UN and the European Commission. Prior to establishing Transport Intelligence, he worked as an analyst in consultancies specializing in international trade, transport and logistics. He is also Visiting Professor at the London Guildhall Faculty of Business and Law, London Metropolitan University. John Manners-Bell is author of Global Logistics Strategies and Logistics and Supply Chains in Emerging Markets.

John Manners-Bell

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