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30 Second Challenge - Supply Chain Risk

4th June 2015 | John Manners-Bell

Today’s supply chain managers grapple with significant risks. In this post, find out how to better prepare for unexpected threats

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.

Addressing this need, 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.

We challenged John Manners-Bell, author of Supply Chain Risk, to sum up his new book in only 30 seconds. How did he do? Watch this video to find out.

Still happy that your supply chain is robust enough to withstand disruption? Maybe not. You may want to consider purchasing Supply Chain Risk

What the experts say

This book assesses the external threats to the supply chain from the environmental to geopolitical, and economic to technological angles. - Supply Management (CIPS)

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, EAU Business School

[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 McCarthy, Barner Buyers Meeting Point

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.


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