Where The Bribes Are

Fascinating new interactive graft from James Mintz Group: http://www.fcpamap.com/ Now we know where it’s all going…. Advertisements

“Sprinkling”: Supply Risk Goes Mainstream

US Senator Carl Levin recently sounded the alarm bell about “sprinkling,” which is the practice of mixing counterfeit parts with real ones. An excerpt from the AP article on the […]

Enron: 10 Years Later

The Nov 8th issue of Energy Risk has an interesting commentary by Stella Farrington noting the 10th anniversary of the Enron collapse. Perhaps the most interesting point she makes is […]

The Rise of SCM Quants: How Finance and Risk Management are Transforming Supply Chain Strategy and Execution

Link to my 2010 paper on applying finance and risk to SCM:X-SCM SC Risk Engineering Chapter_Alvarenga_2010

Core Competency 2.0: The Case for Outsourcing in SCM

A link to my 2010 paper on the case for outsourcing supply chain analytics: Alvarenga_SCM Outsourcing_2010.

Who Defines The Risk?

Read a piece this morning in Le Monde (http://abonnes.lemonde.fr/idees/article/2011/11/17/un-delitement-politique_1605382_3232.html) by the French philosopher Yves Charles Zarka. He writes about the failure of the governments in the EU to lead during the […]

Energy Risk and the Future of Globalization

The FT has an interesting piece today on the UN’s prediction of serious weather volatility (http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/993fd13a-11e0-11e1-9d4d-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1eG78urFA). I was speaking to a friend in Shanghai this week who is an exec […]


Welcome to my new blog. As the title suggests, this will be a blog about global risk, finance and economics in the areas of supply chain, manufacturing, procurement, product development […]