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Four Key Steps for Navigating Supply Chain Disruption

Supply chain disruptions caused by black swan events are by nature unforeseeable events that can be utterly catastrophic. Due to their destructive potential, these unfortunate events justifiably draw attention to how critical supply chains are to sustaining business success and essential daily functions. Unfortunately, they also draw attention to how vulnerable supply chains tend to be when faced with sudden adversity.

Studying the kinds of companies that can weather such catastrophes provides many key lessons about how enterprises can implement resiliency solutions and strategies to respond to, and mitigate, the deleterious effects of a black swan event.

There are four key steps enterprises can adopt to ensure that they are able to respond and react with the flexibility needed to minimize the impacts of black swan events and the “ripple” of disruption occurring at numerous levels of magnitude.

 

Step 1: Connec


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27 Nov 2014
RESEARCH: Reshaping The Interface Between Marketing And Operations In Globalizing Furniture Supply Chains
 

Over the past few decades, international fragmentation of production and offshore outsourcing have remarkably altered the organization of Western supply chains. Particularly in low-tech, manufacturing sectors, the fast spread of global production network has forced managers to reconsider the configuration of their supply chains, including the alignment between marketing and operations. Although the marketing-operations interface (MOI) is crucial in supply chain management, the understanding of globalization’s effects on this process remains uncertain and unclear. By focusing on the furniture industry in USA and Italy, this paper uses ...

 
Buciuni G., Russo I, Mola L.
Università di Verona - LogiMaster

29 Oct 2014
RESEARCH: Leading Company Procurement Organizations Generate Twice the Average Measurable Cost Reduction According to Global A.T. Kearney Study
 

Their success formula uses procurement as a catalyst to drive durable business performance through excellence in managing categories, suppliers and teamsLeading company procurement organizations reap double the measurable cost reduction versus other companies, while also driving competitive advantage through supplier-driven innovation and risk management. While procurement organizations for leading companies have continued their upward trajectory, most companies only sustained the gains they made between 2008 and 2011.

 
A.T. Kearney
A.T. Kearney

24 Mar 2014
TOPIC: Transportation Management Systems (TMS): Oracle Retains Overall Lead in Gartner Magic Quadrant
 

"During 2013, the TMS market was again led by Oracle (with its OTM offerings) and JDA Software, both of which continue to support some of the most complex TMS users, have broad, and deep TMSs, and have compelling visions for next-generation TMSs. Oracle continues to generate strong sales growth globally. It also continues to expand the depth and breadth of its application footprint. Moreover, Gartner finds Oracle a finalist in a high percentage ...

 
Paolo Leveghi
Applications Marketing Director, Oracle

13 Mar 2014
TOPIC: Solving the Reshoring Dilemma
 

It’s not news that manufacturing in the U.S. has become more attractive in the past few years. And, even though there is no torrent of renewed manufacturing activity moving the needle just yet, it’s clear that the reshoring movement is growing. At the very least, it should make U.S. companies think twice about where they will manufacture their products in the next few years.

 
Patrick Van den Bossche, Pramod Gupta, Hector Gutierrez, and Aakash Gupta
A.T. Kearney

28 Sep 2013
Creating seamless communication throughout the fashion supply chain
 
The fashion industry is fuelled by an international supply chain that stretches far beyond the runway or clothing store. Numerous stakeholders must communicate about sales, shipments, supplies and more. To help facilitate this collaboration, the European Commission offers eBIZ, an interface that enables the fashion industry’s 850 000 companies to integrate their operations and create Europe’s world-renowned clothing.
 
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