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High-Tech Impact of Typhoon Haiyan … Who Knew?

– In my own mind, I have divided major disasters, usually resulting from natural events, into two distinct categories: those that impact supply chains and those that do not. Many catastrophes, which have the highest tolls in terms of human lives lost, are tragic and painful, but they often don’t…

Supply Chain Risk Management and Catastrophes

– The reports of destructive events—natural disasters, accidents, and intentional attacks—just keep on going. We could all guess that the Japanese tsunami of March 11, 2011 would have major impact on manufacturers’ supply chains … but a tornado in Wichita, Kansas and a fire in a plant in…

Supply Chains at Risk

– As I am writing this, a devastated Japanese nation is still struggling to recoup from the triple-whammy of earthquake, tsunami, and potential nuclear power plant meltdown. We need to wait until we know more of the facts before examining whether contingency planning was as good as it might have…