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January-February 2012

January-February 2012

The potential risk of supply chain disruption has never been greater. In fact, it’s become the new normal, say authors and educators Robert Trent and Greg Schlegel. The problem for many companies is that they are ill prepared to handle a disruption should one occur. This article argues for a new set of risk management techniques in a world where heightened supply chain risk has become a fact of business life.
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January-February 2012

The potential risk of supply chain disruption has never been greater. In fact, it’s become the new normal, say authors and educators Robert Trent and Greg Schlegel. The problem for many companies is that they are ill prepared to handle a disruption should one occur. This article argues for a new set of risk management techniques in a world where heightened supply chain risk has become a fact of business life.

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Risk Management: Welcome to the New Normal
The potential risk of supply chain disruption has never been greater. In fact, it’s become the new normal, say authors and educators Robert Trent and Greg Schlegel. The problem for many companies is that they are ill prepared to handle a disruption should one occur. This article argues for a new set of risk management techniques in a world where heightened supply chain risk has become a fact of business life.

January-February 2012 Features

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Risk Management: Welcome to the New Normal
The potential risk of supply chain disruption has never been greater. In fact, it’s become the new normal, say authors and...

22
Getting the Most Out of SRM
Supplier relationship management (SRM) can deliver powerful business benefits. For companies to realize those benefits, though, SRM needs to be comprehensively understood...

30
A Framework for Safety Excellence: Lessons from UPS
UPS has developed a solid safety framework that is founded on personal value—a commitment by every employee to adhere to clearly...

38
Outsourcing Governance: Why Insight Beats Oversight
Though supply chain outsourcing has been generally beneficial, there’s one recurring problem: a lack of a proper governance structure that provides...

46
How to Prep for a Winning Negotiation
Too often, supply chain and procurement leaders are not well-prepared for complex negotiations with key suppliers. For one thing, they don’t...

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