Catalonia Independence Crisis Requires Close Monitoring by Supply Chain Experts


Many economic, capacity and labor challenges resulting from the independence process could cause serious issues for supply chains dependent on Spain and beyond. supply chain risk management

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No one can prevent them, but only YOU can assess your supply chain for fire risk


This is the first of a multi-part series on factory fire risk in the supply chain. In these articles, we will examine the causes, costs (dollars and human), consequences and potential mitigation and response strategies when a fire impacts a node of the global supply network

Hanjin Bankruptcy: A Ripple Effect from Shipping into the Supply Chain


Just over a month ago, Hanjin Shipping Co, the world’s 7 th largest shipping and Logistics Company in the world, filed for receivership on August 31, 2016. Hanjin Shipping Co.

Much More than Money Can Go Up in Smoke When Industrial Fires Blaze


This is the second of a multi-part series on factory fire risk in the supply chain. In these articles, we will examine the causes, costs (dollars and human), consequences and potential mitigation and response strategies when a fire impacts a node of the global supply network

Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

Beyond Speculation: How to Handle the Increasing Type & Frequency of Supply Chain Events


It is one thing to read the news to keep up with current events, but how do you know which events are relevant risks to operational performance? Are you hearing about events from other coworkers, suppliers, or even customers days after they have happened?

6 Books Every Supply Chain Professional Must Read


With any growing business discipline, there will always be the need for publications that are both insightful and engaging.

Massive Ransomware Attack Requires Supply Chain Risk Manager's Attention


Last week’s Ransomware attack that impacted more than 300,000 computers in 150 countries, crippling industries in Europe, Asia and South America, should have caught the attention of supply chain risk managers.

Lessons from Pokémon Go to Improve Your Supply Chain Program


By now, you’re most likely one of those millions of people that have chosen to Get Up, Get Out and Explore, traveling around the globe to locate, capture and train as many Pokémon as you possibly can.

Increasing Supply Chain Visibility and Security

Securing the supply chain starts with having visibility into the status of your assets, but this requires more than GPS coordinates on a map, because security isn’t just about preventing theft. Your assets don’t just need to arrive at their destination. They need to get there on time and untainted by heat, moisture, or physical shock.

3 Unobvious Supply Chain Risks Companies Shouldn't Overlook


Supply chain practitioners, accustomed to the ongoing disruptions throughout the sub-tier supply chain, are familiar with the usual risks that threaten supply chain continuity: factory fires, port disruptions, force majeure, chemical spills, and so on.

Eight Ways Successful Companies Manage Supplier Resiliency


“50 percent of businesses fail in the first year and 95 percent fail within five years. Better success rates notwithstanding, a significant percentage of new businesses do fail.”. - US Small Business Administration, 2014 Statistics.

Black Swan Events: A Double-Edge Sword for Supply Chain Resiliency Proponents


In 2011, the unthinkable occurred in Japan. A massive earthquake triggered a tsunami which, in turn, triggered a nuclear power plant meltdown, all of which combined to create a humanitarian disaster of epic scale.

Supply Chain Risk Management & Supply Chain Resilience: Is There a Difference?


I hear the terms supply change risk management (SCRM) and supply chain resilience used interchangeably by industry practitioners, stakeholders, solution providers, and industry analysts alike.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

What does it mean to become a digital business or digital supply chain?

“Mobile First” is the Future of Supply Chain Risk Management


For most enterprise business applications, the addition of mobile interfaces has facilitated data access and accelerated workflow.

Download Resilinc's Brexit Global Supply Chain Impact Analysis Whitepaper


On June 24 th 2016, citizens of the United Kingdom voted and passed a referendum to leave the European Union. Better known as “Brexit”, the move sent a shock wave through global financial and currency markets. In context of the interconnected globalized economy, Brexit is not a localized phenomenon.

Key Takeaways for CEOs from Tesla Model X Delays: Design for Resiliency


When The Supply Chain Lets You Down: Key CEO Takeaways from Tesla’s Q1 Delivery Shortfall


Tesla announced in early April that it was unable to meet its delivery target of 16,000 vehicles for the quarter due to component shortages on about half a dozen of its 8000 parts.

CIO: Here's Why Analytics is Eating the Supply Chain

Life science companies are adopting innovative cloud technology to provide a single source of truth for end-to-end supply chain decision-making.

Join the #Resiliency2016 Conversation on Twitter!


Yesterday marked the conclusion of the 2nd annual Global Supply Chain Resiliency Council conference and awards event.

Choosing the Right Solution Partner for your Supply Chain Resiliency Journey


What I have learned about looking beyond the hype and identifying the partner for the long run. supply chain visibility supply chain resiliency supply chain risk management mobile SCRM multi-tier mapping proactive risk mitigation solution partner

Taiwan Earthquake Supply Chain Impact Analysis White Paper


Around 4 a.m. on February 6th, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake rattled southern Taiwan at the start of Lunar New Year, the island’s largest nationwide holiday. With a current death toll of 114, it is the deadliest earthquake to hit the island since the “921 Earthquake” of 1999.

10 Reasons to Strengthen Your Supplier Business Continuity Planning in 2016


Companies need to be realistic when it comes to the disaster preparedness of their supply chains. Natural disasters, factory explosions, labor disputes, power outages, chemical spills, geopolitical crises - these supply chain disruptions and continuity risks are not matters of if, but when and where.

The Modern Supply Chain: Present and Future

The external manufacturing environment is a highly dynamic, ever-changing landscape. The supply chain must both anticipate and adapt to that change.

El Niño Impacting Key Materials: Palm Oil Case Study


Last August, our whitepaper “ El Niño: A Test of CPO Leadership and Your Supply Chain Resiliency Culture ” forewarned supply chain practitioners and stakeholders of the various supply chain risks associated with the most severe El Ni ñ o since the 1950s.

An Ode to Cloud Technology's Transformative Role in Modern SCRM


Cloud or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) as a technology and business deployment model has won the war versus the traditional on-premise model for software, as it has transformed the development, delivery, and deployment of most categories of business applications.

4 Ways to Develop a Demand-Responsive Supply Chain


In a fiercely competitive global market, demand fluctuations pose on-going supply chain risks and require companies to do more than just invest in better forecasting tools to avoid inventory understock, overstock, and supplier capacity risks.

Fire and Brimstone: Managing Contingent Business Interruptions in an Increasingly Interdependent Supply Chain


Balancing Priorities in the Supply Chain: How Data Discovery Reveals Unseen Associations and Opportunities

Leading companies are constantly managing competing supply chain priorities.

Eyes on Oculus: Align Design and Supply Chain Teams Earlier for Optimal NPI Launches


In early 2016, Facebook-owned Oculus brimmed with confidence following scores of pre-orders on January 6th for its highly-anticipated $600 Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.

New Lithium-Ion Battery Shipping Regulations Can Impact Electronics Supply Chains (Part 2)


In part 1 of this blog, we examined lithium-ion batteries in the supply chain context and examined the recent ban's stipulations.

New Lithium-Ion Battery Shipping Regulations Can Impact Electronics Supply Chains (Part 1)


This is part 1 of a 2-part blog addressing the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) recently enacted ban on the shipment of lithium-ion batteries as cargo consignments on passenger planes and the associated supply chain risks of such provisions.

Where Are You in Your SCRM Journey?


Across companies and industries, there is a growing awareness of the importance of supply chain risk management and resiliency programs. However, establishing an enterprise-wide supply chain risk management and resiliency program within your company doesn’t happen overnight, nor should it.

The Sustainable Supply Chain: Realizing Costs Savings and Increased Efficiencies Through Data Discovery

The sustainable supply chain is the future supply chain.

Download the New Forced Labor Legislation Supply Chain Analysis Whitepaper