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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]