The Changing Role of Hedging in Sourcing

A few years ago, the number of Sourcing organizations that had a serious focus on hedging to deal with risk were few and far between. […]

The #1 Global Risk of 2011 Is Sticking Around

Late in 2011, Lloyd’s published a survey of global risk that outlined the major risk concerns of business executives around the world. I found the […]

The Risk of Too Many Choices

Looking back at 2011 one of the most remarkable stories has been the continued decline of Research in Motion (RIM). A recent NY Times piece […]

Risk Metrics: Value at Risk (VaR) Models in SCM

One of the more contentious debates in finance over the last couple of decades has centered on the value of what are known as Value […]

“System D” and Global Supply Chain Risk

Back in January 2011 Wired Magazine ran an outstanding piece by Robert Capps, in which he interviews the journalist Robert Neuwirth about his book, Stealth […]

Enhancing Transparency

The Nov 1 issue of Operational Risk & Regulation has an excellent commentary by its editor, Alexander Campbell. As a new year starts soon, Mr. […]

Efficient Frontier and Optimizing Retailing Decisions

One of the most interesting discussions I have had in the recent past has been with Jiri Nechleba,¬†the CEO of 4R Systems (http://www.4rsystems.com) a ¬†software […]

Why Most Finance Functions Needs to Take a Second Look at SCM

One of the principal arguments this blog makes is that financial and risk analysis in SCM must develop onto a much higher plane than is […]

Beyond the Physical World in Procurement Risk Management

It is unusual to scan across a magazine or web site dedicated to supply chain and not find at least one article focused on risk […]

Risk Metrics: VoR (Velocity of Risk) in Managing SC Risk

VoR, or Velocity of Risk, is a concept that appears now and again and discussions of risk management. The basic concept is that in addition […]