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Author Insights - Is it Possible to Ever Fully Safeguard Against Supply Chain Risk?

24th April 2004 | John Manners-Bell

Is it possible to fully safeguard against the huge range of risks companies now face? Learn how to develop a smarter approach to risk in this video

In this exclusive video John Manners-Bell gives insight into the natural, societal, economic and terrorist risks threatening supply chains across the globe. He answers important questions about supply chain risk, including:

-Is it ever possible to fully prepare for erratic natural disasters?
-What has been the impact of demand shocks?
-How are companies dealing with pressures to become responsible citizens?
-Is it possible to ever fully safeguard supply chains against terrorist attacks?

Supply Chain Risk assesses the various sources of external threat to the supply chain, including environmental, geopolitical, economic and technological. In this book, John Manners-Bell clearly describes the evolving risks to supply chains and how multinational corporations should be dealing with them at a strategic level.



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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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