Economics

The Role of The CRO in Operations

At a recent client meeting on SCRM I asked the senior SC executive how much contact he or his team had with the Chief Risk Officer of the firm. The answer was “not much” and then “it’s usually to provide input into an ERM update for the board.” Besides that reporting discussion, I asked, does […]

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Economics

Risk Metrics: Supply Chain Cost of Risk

In an earlier post I mentioned that we are currently working with Professor Alex Triantis of the Robert H. Smith School of Business to develop a new set of risk metrics. One the metrics we have developed for use in our work is what we call “Supply Chain Cost of Risk” or SC CoR. SC […]

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Economics

Physical Security Risk: The Need for a Comprehensive and Dynamic Approach

Good piece in the latest issue of Operational Risk & Regulation on managing physical security risk. A quote: Companies operating in dangerous places need to have structures in place to ensure business continuity. According to Adrian Stones, a director at Alaco, the London-based business consultancy: “It is absolutely critical to understand the landscape in which […]

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Technology

Technology and Supply Chain Transparency

Today, Justin Picard (Chief Scientist at France’s Advanaced Track and Trace) and I submitted a paper for the World Economic Forum’s Global Enabling Trade Report 2012. The focus of the piece is the emergence of product-level supply chain risk management and the use of technology to address this emerging problem. Some highlights from the paper: […]

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Economics

China Risk: Which Lane Are You On?

At a recent meeting, a senior executive at a major global brand asked me what other companies are doing about “China risk” these days. This morning, I came across a piece by Morgan O’Rourke on China risk in the new edition of Risk Management magazine (1). It seems, O’Rourke writes, that the events in Japan […]

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