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Supply Chain Risk- understanding emerging threats to global supply chains

Supply Chain Risk- understanding emerging threats to global supply chains
John Manners-Bell
Supply Chain Risk- understanding emerging threats to global supply chains

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Supply Chain Risk assesses the various sources of external threat to the supply chain, including environmental, geopolitical, economic and technological.


John Manners-Bell clearly describes the evolving risks to supply chains and how multinational corporations should be dealing with them at a strategic level. He examines the lack of supply visibility which puts businesses at risk and includes case studies of best practice, as well as citing examples of when and how things go wrong.


Each case study describes a company's supply chain and production/ sourcing strategy; a description of the catastrophic event which occurred; consequences to supply chain and management response; material losses incurred and resultant changes to company supply chain strategy. 

John Manners-Bell

John Manners-Bell is the founder and CEO of Transport Intelligence, a leading supplier of market solutions to the global logistics industry. He is Chairman of the Supply Chain Council of the World Economic Forum and advisor to the UN and the European Commission.


Prior to establishing Transport Intelligence, he worked as an analyst in consultancies specialising in international trade, transport and logistics.




01 A framework for understanding risk

  • An analysis of supply chain threats
  • The severity of threat
  • Understanding the causes of supply chain disruption
  • External risk categories


02 Engineering supply chain resilience

  • Preparedness and strategies for response
  • Business Continuity Management (BCM)
  • Offsetting the risk of business interruption
  • Case study of resilience: how does Cisco manage risk?
  • The role of flexible technology in supply chain resilience
  • The role of government and commercial companies


03 Industry sector resilience to supply chain threats

  • Automotive
  • High tech
  • Consumer goods/retail
  • Food
  • Fashion
  • Pharma/healthcare


04 Natural disasters, climate change and pandemics

  • The impact of natural disasters on supply chains
  • Climate change
  • Pandemics


05 Economic risks to the supply chain

  • Demand shocks
  • Currency fluctuations
  • Supply shocks
  • Industrial unrest


06 Societal risks to supply chains

  • Fair labour
  • ‘Conflict-free’ minerals
  • Environmental practices of supply chain partners
  • Food shortages in developing countries


07 Terrorism and security

  • Risk and security in air cargo supply chains
  • Sea freight security
  • Conclusion


08 Corruption in the logistics industry

  • Why is the logistics industry so prone to corruption?
  • ‘Anti-bribery, anti-corruption’ legislation
  • Most corrupt markets
  • Freight forwarding and Customs corruption
  • Customs corruption in the EU
  • Dealing with corrupt Customs officials: WEF best practice
  • Smuggling and Customs corruption
  • VAT fraud schemes
  • Cracking down on customs corruption
  • Freight forwarding, airlines and cartels
  • Unofficial tolls and crossing controls
  • Allegations of corruption in government
  • Contract negotiations
  • Major defence logistics corruption in Afghanistan
  • Humanitarian aid logistics corruption
  • Organized crime in transport operations


09 Cargo crime and piracy

  • What is cargo crime?
  • Theft from trucks and warehouses
  • Combating vehicle-based cargo crime
  • Cargo crime in North America
  • Cargo crime in emerging markets
  • Theft from airports
  • Conclusion
  • Cyber threats to supply chains
  • Piracy
  • Conclusion


10 Conclusion

  • References
  • Further reading
  • Index

Book Detail

Publication Date: Thursday, April 03, 2014
ISBN: 9780749471101
Number of Pages: 264
Category: Members Special Offers , Outsourcing , Purchasing , Supply Chain
Edition: 1st Edition