Supply Chain Risk Management: Vulnerability and Resilience in Logistics

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Kogan Page Publishers, 2007 - Business & Economics - 256 pages

Vulnerability to sudden supply chain disruption is one of the major threats facing companies today. The challenge for businesses today is to mitigate this risk through creating resilient supply chains.

Addressing this need, Supply Chain Risk Management guides you through the whole risk management process from start to finish. Using jargon-free language, this accessible book covers the fundamentals of managing risk in supply chains. From identifying the risks to developing and implementing a risk management strategy, this essential text covers everything you need to know about this critical topic. It assesses the growing impact of risk on supply chains, how to plan for and manage disruptions and disasters, and how to mitigate their effects. It examines a whole range of risks to supply chains, from traffic congestion to major environmental disasters,

Highly practical, Supply Chain Risk Management provides a range of useful tables, diagrams and tools and is interspersed with real life case study examples from leading companies, including Nokia, IBM, and BP. The 2nd edition has been completely revised with brand new case studies on the Chilean Mining Disaster and BP oil spill.


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1 Working with risk
2 Defining risk
3 Supply chain management
4 Trends affecting the supply chain
5 Approaches to risk management
6 Identifying risks
7 Analysing risks
8 Responding to risks
9 A network view of risk
10 Creating resilient supply chains
11 Business continuity management
12 Review
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Donald Waters has over 30 years' experience of teaching and working in logistics and operations management. He uses his specialized knowledge of operations and supply chain management working for various organizations around the world in this book. Donald Waters is now a visiting professor at various leading universities in Europe and the United States. He is the author of several well-known logistics books. He is a member of the CILT.

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