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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 […]

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