PLUS+ Login


To log into your PLUS+ Account, complete and submit the information below.

Not a PLUS+ subscriber already? Become one now.


For assistance with your PLUS+ subscription, contact customer service.

Premium access to exclusive online content,
companion digital editions, magazine issues and
email newsletters. Subscribe Now.



Become a PLUS+ subscriber and you'll get access to all Supply Chain Management Review premium content including:

  • Full Web Access. All feature articles, bonus reports and industry research through scmr.com.

  • 7 Magazine Issues per year of Supply Chain Management Review magazine.

  • Companion Digital Editions. Searchable replicas of each magazine issue. Read them in any web browser. Delivered by email faster than printed issues.

  • Digital Editions Archives. Every article, every chart and every table as it appeared in the magazine for all archive issues back to 2009.

  • Bonus email newsletters. Add convenient weekly and monthly email newsletters to your subscription to keep your finger on the pulse of the industry.

PLUS+ subscriptions start as low as $99/year*. Begin yours now.
That's less than $0.36 per day for access to information that you can use year-round to better manage your entire global supply chain.

For assistance with your PLUS+ subscription, contact customer service.

* Prices higher for subscriptions outside the USA.

You have been logged out of PLUS+

For assistance with your PLUS+ subscription, contact customer service

Need to access our premium PLUS+ Content?
Upgrade your subscription now.

Our records show that you are currently receiving a free subscription to Supply Chain Management Review magazine. To access our premium content, you need to upgrade your subscription to our PLUS+ status.

To upgrade your subscription account, please contact customer service at:

Email: [email protected] Phone: 1-800-598-6067 (1-508-663-1500 x294 outside USA)

Become a PLUS+ subscriber and you'll get access to all Supply Chain Management Review premium content including:

  • Full Web Access. All feature articles, bonus reports and industry research through scmr.com.

  • 7 Magazine Issues per year of Supply Chain Management Review magazine.

  • Companion Digital Editions. Searchable replicas of each magazine issue. Read them in any web browser. Delivered by email faster than printed issues.

  • Digital Editions Archives. Every article, every chart and every table as it appeared in the magazine for all archive issues back to 2010.

  • Bonus email newsletters. Add convenient weekly and monthly email newsletters to your subscription to keep your finger on the pulse of the industry.

PLUS+ subscriptions start as low as $129/year*. Start yours now.
That's less than $0.36 per day for access to information that you can use year-round to better manage your entire global supply chain.

This content is available for PLUS+ subscribers.


Already a PLUS+ subscriber?
To begin or upgrade your subscription, Become a PLUS+ subscriber now.

For assistance with your PLUS+ subscription, contact customer service.

Sorry, but your login to PLUS+ has failed.


Please recheck your login information and resubmit below.



For assistance with your PLUS+ subscription, contact customer service.

Subscribe to our free, weekly email newsletter!


Global Supply Chain disruptions on the rise

The research from 35 countries shows that over 70 percent of organizations recorded at least one supply chain disruption in 2010
By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor
December 06, 2010

A new survey from the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) has revealed serious levels of supply chain failure. The research from 35 countries shows that over 70 percent of organizations recorded at least one supply chain disruption in 2010.

The survey shows that while awareness of supply chain risks is increasing, many businesses remain exposed to high levels of risk. Sponsored by Zurich Insurance Company, the survey report concludes that outsourcing, in particular in IT and manufacturing, often ultimately reduces cost-benefits through greater exposure to supply chain disruption.

Further findings include:

• Adverse weather was the main cause of disruption around the world, with 53 percent citing it - up from 29 percent last year.
• Unplanned IT and telecommunication outages was the second most likely disruption and the failure of service provision by outsourcers was third, up to 35 percent from 20 percent in 2009. These incidents led to a loss of productivity for over half of businesses.
• The average number of identified supply chain risks in the past 12 months was 5, with some organizations reporting over 52.
• 20 percent admitted they had suffered damage to their brand or reputation as a result of these disruptions.

Lyndon Bird FBCI, Technical Director at the BCI, commented:

“The serious levels of supply chain disruption experienced by organizations around the world, coupled with the wide range of threats, underscores the business case for investment in business continuity management (BCM),” said Lyndon Bird FBCI, Technical Director at the BCI.

“Intelligently applying BCM to time sensitive supply chains is a vital risk mitigation technique and should especially underpin business decisions to extend or optimise supply chains.”

Furthermore, he said, BCM provides “peace of mind” that suppliers will be able to support you when they are faced with a disruption, and that your organization has workable plans in place to deal with and recover faster from supply chain disruption.”

The observations echo those made by analysts interviewed by SCMR.

“There likely won’t be a universal signal indicating that the economy is recovering, so businesses may not know when to adjust their models back to pre-recession levels,” said Dr. Robert P. Hartwig, economist and president of the Insurance Information Institute (III).

Speaking at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professional’s (CSCMP) annual meeting in San Diego earlier this year he noted that businesses often consider the costly consequences of facing a supply chain interruption, without considering the implications regarding risk.

“Having a supply chain that is not sufficiently prepared for increased demand can also present financial and reputational costs,” he said.


About the Author

image
Patrick Burnson
Executive Editor
Patrick Burnson is executive editor for Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review magazines and web sites. Patrick is a widely-published writer and editor who has spent most of his career covering international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He lives and works in San Francisco, providing readers with a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts. You can reach him directly at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Subscribe to Supply Chain Management Review magazine

Subscribe today. Don't miss out!
Get in-depth coverage from industry experts with proven techniques for
cutting supply chain costs and case studies in supply chain best practices.
Start Your Subscription Today!

Recent Entries

The popularity of cloud computing has consumed headlines ranging from fear and doubt, to claims of being the ultimate answer to all software applications in the enterprise. You may be asking yourself, what's the real story? Download the white paper, WMS in the Cloud, today to find out if cloud computing is right for your business.

Researchers say that even if companies are using offshore centers, the U.S. is an essential part of almost any service delivery network for American companies

With highly publicized recalls affecting millions of consumers, the first quarter of 2015 stood out for the rippling effects many of the recalls had throughout the supply chain, says a new study.

Many mid-size U.S. cities and other areas now make attractive alternatives to India and other offshore locations for companies considering consolidating finance, IT, and other business services operations for shared service or global business services centers, according to new research from The Hackett Group, Inc.

Straying from its typical seasonal trajectory, United States-bound waterborne shipments dipped from March to April, according to data recently issued by Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers.

2 Comments

Post a comment
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.


© Copyright 2015 Peerless Media LLC, a division of EH Publishing, Inc • 111 Speen Street, Ste 200, Framingham, MA 01701 USA