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Risk Management in Supply Chains

19 September, 2017 -
13:00 to 19:30
Eindhoven University of Technology

Disruptions in supply chains occur routinely. They can happen due to wide range of reasons like natural disasters, labor strikes and so on. Companies whose supply processes are affected by disruptions may experience delays in transportation and malfunctioning in some of its facilities. Although companies can take measures to prevent them, some disruptions are inevitable. Hence, in order to avoid the drastic impact of these disruptions companies need to protect against them. There are multiple tactics that companies can choose from for managing the risk of disruptions. The most appropriate tactic depends both on the nature of disruptions and the long-term goals if companies.
The effect of disruptions in capital-intensive industries can be very severe. A disruption in one location can affect all other supply chain partners. Some of them may not receive the inventory they request and others may need to carry excess inventory which they originally planned to send if disruptions did not happen. For effective management of supply chains, all locations need to develop individual and joint strategies for protecting against the damages caused by disruptions.

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Target industry sector

  • Process industry (chemical and other)
  • Pharmaceutical industry / Health Care
  • Capital goods industry, especially service parts logistics
  • Retail & Internet / E-commerce
  • Consumer packaged goods
  • Mass assembly
  • High-tech (consumer electronics, semiconductors, contract manufacturing, communications)
  • Logistics service providers

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