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Behind the Book - Are Companies Doing Enough to Protect their Supply Chains?

24th April 2014 | John Manners-Bell

In this video, John Manners-Bell discusses current threats to global supply chains and how companies are dealing with this

Drawing upon insights from his book, Supply Chain Risk, in this video, John Manners-Bell answers pressing questions about supply chain risk: 

-Are we really seeing an increase in the number of risks to supply chains, or just less resilient supply chains?
-What is driving the greater number of threats to supply chains?
-Are companies doing enough to protect their supply chains?
-How is climate change impacting attitudes?

You can learn more about this issue in John Manners-Bell’s book, Supply Chain Risk.


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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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