Constant pressure to improve the efficiency of supply chains, move materials quickly and at low cost has given rise to a stream of new methods and initiatives. However, there is growing realization that they have created inflexibility that increases the supply chain's vulnerability to disruptions. Evidence of major consequences are reported regularly in the news, from recent industrial action in American ports stopping the delivery of Chinese goods to Europe, to environmental disasters such as the 2004 Tsunami. But even a small, unexpected event has the potential to bring everything to a standstill including risks such as late deliveries, price rises, road accidents and traffic congestion. "Supply Chain Risk Management" introduces this important subject and explains why it is vital for managers to understand it. Using jargon-free, accessible language, it identifies both the possible effects that risks can cause and how to plan for them. Starting with a definition of risk and supply chain management, it explains the current trends affecting the supply chain and provides detailed guidance on how to identify and analyse risks. It develops the principles involved, describing the various approaches to take and the steps needed to implement it. There is advice on how to create a resilient supply chain and, in the worst case scenario, how to plan for and respond to an extreme risk. Interspersed with real-life examples of how risks in the supply chain have affected organizations, readers can learn from the past and take steps to ensure they are not victims of future risk.
Supply Chain Risk Management provides a comprehensive overview of managing risk in supply chains. It explains how to identify, analyse, and respond to risk, and build a resilient supply chain.About the Author:
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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Descrizione libro Kogan Page, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0749448547
Descrizione libro Kogan Page, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110749448547
Descrizione libro Kogan Page, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0749448547