Managing Risk in the Ring of Fire
September 1, 2016
Risk. It’s a four letter word that is a fact of life for supply chain managers everywhere who depend heavily on tier 1 or sub-tier suppliers. And for those operating along the Pacific Ring of Fire, the chance of experiencing a major supply chain disruption may come sooner than you’d like.
But risk doesn’t have to be that four letter word.
Risk managers from leading companies like IBM and Micron are putting strategies in place to minimize the impact of disruptions on their operations.
Join MIT’s Jim Rice as he leads a spirited discussion with senior supply chain leaders from Micron and IBM. They’ll not only address the risks and vulnerabilities associated with operating in the Pacific Ring of Fire, but discuss the strategies they are utilizing across their supply chains.
Attend this session to learn:
- What IBM and Micron have experienced from decades of operating in and working with suppliers dependent on the Pacific Ring of Fire?
- How has their thinking evolved, how have they adapted to not only survive, but thrive in this environment, and what can others learn from their experiences?
- What are the best strategies, best practices, and tools for proactive risk mitigation and post-event response?
- How can you convert supply chain risk, threats and vulnerabilities into opportunities to achieve competitive advantage?
Bob Trebilcock, Editorial Director, Supply Chain Management Review
Jim Rice, Deputy Director, MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics
Lou Ferretti, Executive Project Director, IBM
John Waite, VP of Supply Chain, Micron
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