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Supply Chain Risk
Understanding Emerging Threats to Global Supply Chains

About the Book

Supply Chain Risk assesses the various sources of external threats, including environmental, geopolitical, economic and technological. John Manners-Bell clearly describes the evolving risks to supply chains and how multinational corporations should be dealing with them at a strategic level. He examines the lack of supply visibility that puts businesses at risk and includes case studies of best practice, as well as examples of when and how things go wrong.

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Authors / Editors
John Manners-Bell is the CEO of Transport Intelligence, a leading supplier of market solutions to the global logistics industry. He is Chairman of the Supply Chain Council of the World Economic Forum and an advisor to the UN and the European Commission. Prior to establishing Transport Intelligence, he worked as a consultant and an analyst specializing in international trade, transport and logistics.  He is also the author of Global Logistics Strategies (Kogan Page).

Press Coverage

Interview with John Manners-Bell on threats to the logistics industry

Supply Chain Disruptions are Too Easily Blamed on Outside Forces -- see article in Forbes featuring Supply Chain Risk

Engineering Supply Chain Resilience -- see excerpt on Electronics Purchasing Strategies

Improving Global Supply Chain Sustainability -- article from John Manners-Bell in Risk Management Magazine

"[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

"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 ...

Table of Contents

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About this book


01 A framework for understanding risk
An analysis of supply chain threats
The severity of threat
Understanding the causes of supply chain disruption
External risk categories

02 Engineering supply chain resilience
Preparedness and strategies for response
Business Continuity Management (BCM)
Offsetting the risk of business interruption
Case study of resilience: how does Cisco manage risk?
The role of fl exible technology in supply chain resilience
The role of government and commercial companies

03 Industry sector resilience to supply chain threats
High tech
Consumer ...


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