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Long-Term Impact of Catastrophic Events

– “Out of sight, out of mind.” So it is with many aspects of life. We forget sometimes that recovery from major catastrophes can take a very long time. It shouldn’t be surprising, therefore, to learn that the aftermath of the March 11, 2011 tsunami that hit northern Japan continues to affect…

Supply Chain Links

– Those of us who have an interest in supply-chain risk management closely follow news items that may have impacts on supply chains, such as the March 11, 2011 tsunami hitting Japan, the fall 2011 floods in Thailand, a fire and a labor dispute at Foxconn, a tornado in Wichita, Kansas, etc. Since…

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…