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.

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.

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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?

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


Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

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.

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.



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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.

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.

What Netflix's Show 'Stranger Things' Can Teach Us about Crisis Management


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Choosing the Right Solution Partner for your Supply Chain Resiliency Journey


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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.

How Can Sun Tzu’s The Art of War Help Your Supply Chain Resiliency Planning?


Before else, let’s be clear – supply chain resiliency and military engagement are not the same thing. Hundreds of years ago, during times of mass territorial warfare in historic China, Sun Tzu wrote The Art of War as a wise compendium for the keen general on how to better manage an army, outwit an enemy, and minimize casualties on the battlefield. The Art of War preached proactive strategies to most efficiently conquer an enemy and minimize losses.

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.

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.

Cobalt: The New Looming Brand Risk


Media outlets are abuzz following a joint investigation report released by Amnesty International and African Resource Watch (Afrewatch) on January 18th titled “ This is What We Die For: Human Rights Abuses in the Democratic Republic of Congo Power the Global Trade in Cobalt ”.

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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.

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

Leading companies are constantly managing competing supply chain priorities.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

The sustainable supply chain is the future 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.

Global Supply Chain Resiliency Council Names 2016 Award Winners


The winners of awards for supply chain resilience and risk management excellence were honored by the Global Supply Chain Resiliency Council at its annual event which took place on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016, at the Sheraton Palo Alto, in Palo Alto, California.

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.

Case Study: Why Supplier Capacity Management is Mission Critical


It’s been a rough year for Fuhu Inc. Named America’s fastest growing company by Inc. Magazine in 2013 and 2014, the maker of the nabi-brand of children’s tablets filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday amidst a messy financial battle with its investor and exclusive manufacturer, Foxconn.

Machine Learning: A Quantum Leap in Forecast Accuracy for the Modern Supply Chain

Whether you realize it or not, Machine Learning is having a profound impact on your everyday life.

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.

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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.

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Women Entrepreneurs and Sexism in Silicon Valley – A Female Founder’s Perspective from the Trenches


With all the news about harassment faced in Silicon Valley by women, I brought up this topic with my board members today. I took the opportunity to thank them for being normal and good people


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


Digitizing the Extended Supply Chain: How to Survive and Thrive

The digital economy is upending all industries and processes, placing a premium on speed, customer satisfaction, personalized products, and collaboration.

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.

3 Supply Chain Brand Risks That Can Sabotage Your Brand


Confronting the ethical and humanitarian issues that could be hiding in the shady nooks of your end-to-end supply chain is neither easy nor enjoyable to think about. Yet, for the sake of your business’s brand and operations, it’s a necessary inspection.

The U.S. Resiliency Project - A Hidden Gem for Supply Chain Resilience


It’s possible you may not be aware of the U.S. Resilience Project (USRP), an excellent public resource chock-full of supply chain resiliency research and risk management best practices. The U.S.

Supply Chain Resiliency: A Commitment, not a Time Bound Project


In the wake of major disasters and crises, many supply chain, procurement and finance executives think about things they can do to be better prepared and more resilient before the next big crisis comes their way.

5 Steps to a Smart Supply Chain

Industry leaders are 3.5 times more likely to take advantage of analytics. This drive toward intelligent business is redefining how organisations need to operate if they hope to be successful.