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Visibility Crucial to Managing Supply Chain Risk

supply chain risk

74% of supply chain companies have experienced supply chain disruption at least once, based on a recent Business Continuity Institute study. A similar number of respondents (72%) admitted to not having full visibility of their supply chain. Lou Feretti, Project Executiv… Read More

Supply Chain Disruption Response Exercises

by Gray Rinehart

How often do you game plan for parts of your supply chain to break?

One of the risk management areas I dealt with early in my Air Force career was disaster response. In that capacity, we routinely planned and conducted disaster response exercises to ensure that … Read More

What Do You Do With a Broken Supply Chain?

Broken Supply Chain



Fix it, of course. Though that’s never as easy as it sounds.

Supply chain disruptions are not a matter of if, but when. High-impact events that were once considered very low probability — “black swan” events — sometimes seem to be al… Read More

Optimism Is Not a Plan

Glass Half Full

by Gray Rinehart

A friend and colleague pointed me to a good Manufacturing Leadership blog post entitled “Whatever Happened to the ‘China Price’?” with some of the latest news about the resurgence of U.S. manufacturing.

The blog post discussed &

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Top Supply Chains and Being ‘Demand-Driven’

by Gray Rinehart

The Gartner consulting group recently released their 2014 Supply Chain Top 25 ranking, the tenth such ranking they have developed and published.

(“Winner,” by Skeudenn Spered, from Flickr under Creative Commons.)

The top 5 companies on the r… Read More

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