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Edward Snowden’s Impact on Your Supply Chain by Kelly Barner

July 3, 2013

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Edward Snowden is the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor that is currently a fugitive from justice. According to a June 23rd article on CNN, “Snowden has revealed himself as the source of documents outlining a massive effort by the U.S. National Security Agency to track cell phone calls and monitor the e-mail and Internet […]

Supply Chain Resilience by Colin Cram

April 10, 2013

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One of the pleasures of working in the Middle East or South East Asia is the journey to Dubai. A window seat provides a view of some of the most significant places in the development of civilisation. Crossing the coast of the Black Sea one is near the site of the earliest known metal working […]

Top PI Blog Posts Countdown No. 1: Managing Supply Chain Risk (The Nokia and Ericsson Case Study)

November 5, 2012

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Editor’s Note: I have now hit 1,000 Procurement Insights blog posts.  Over the past week, and leading up to this milestone,  I have been sharing with you the top 5 posts in terms of overall reads. Today’s submission, which ranked number 1 with 14,649 reads, was written on May 18th, 2011.  It is amazing to […]

Top PI Blog Posts Countdown No. 5: How Vulnerable Are We To A Cyberattack?

October 29, 2012

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Editor’s Note: As we approach my 1,000th Procurement Insights blog post, over the next week I will be sharing with you the top 5 posts in terms of overall reads. Today’s submission, which ranked number 5 with 6,195 reads, was written on April 18th, 2010 as a follow-up to my interview with Richard Stiennon.  Stiennon, […]

Managing Supply Chain Risk: The Nokia and Ericsson Case Study by Jon Hansen

May 18, 2011

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Everywhere you look whether in the blogs, or social networking groups or for that matter even the more traditional media streams, the term supply chain risk pops up with increasing frequency. Of course catastrophic events such as the recent earthquake in Japan have a way of igniting widespread interest if only for the time that […]

From the impact on the automotive industry to the near-term pricing and margin pressure considerations of the high tech sector, coverage of the Japan disaster has been a mixed bag of targeted relevancy

March 21, 2011

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“The problem is that there’s so much uncertainty,” Mr. Toprak said. “The supply-chain problem is a much more dramatic one than what the automakers are portraying. Even if they were able to come online in two weeks, which I think is wishful thinking, there’s a couple hundred thousand units to make up already, and nobody […]

Probability Theory and Assessing the Impact of the Japan Disaster

March 16, 2011

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Global supply chains in the process industries are usually very large scale systems that can be comprised of up to hundreds of or even thousands of production facilities, distribution centers and customers. Due to competition in the global marketplace, process industries are facing increasing pressure to manage their supply chains so as to reduce costs […]

PI Window on Business’ First 90-Minute Special Provides Insight into the Real Threat that a Global Pandemic Poses to Supply Chains

May 25, 2009

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For “Want of a Nail” has been called “The Proverbial Rhyme” in that it illustrates how small and seemingly non-related actions can lead to significant consequences. Certainly the July 20th, 2007 Wall Street Journal article titled “A Key Strategy of Japan’s Car Makers Backfires,” gives compelling testimony to the truth behind the “Nail” proverb.  Specifically, […]

Challenging the Integrity of your Supply Chain: The Weak Links of Hidden Risks (Katzscan Profile)

September 3, 2008

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“In the fall of 2004, the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission, known as COSO, released their Enterprise Risk Management – Integrated Framework, which was authored by PricewaterhouseCoopers.  This principles-based framework provides direction and criteria for improving an organization’s ability to manage risk.  Moreover, the enterprise risk management framework is fully aligned with […]

Supply Chain Confidence? (A PI Q and A)

February 28, 2008

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The following is an interesting question I received from a Master of Science (M.Sc.) Business Technologies student who is working on her thesis “Measuring Confidence in Supply Chain Management System: An empirical approach.” Reader Question: My name is Diana Esparza, M.Sc. Electronic Business Technologies full time student at the University of Ottawa. Currently, I am […]

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