Handbook for Supply Chain Risk Management

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Case Studies, Effective Practices and Emerging Trends
Edited by Omera Khan and George A. Zsidisin
Hardcover, 6×9, 344 pages
ISBN: 978-1-60427-038-9
October 2011
Co-published with International Supply Chain Risk Management Network

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Failure to manage supply chain risk effectively can have a significant negative impact on an organization. Over 30 international contributing authors provide a set of best practices, processes, tools and techniques, supported by cases and illustrative examples, that can be adopted to proactively evaluate, manage, or mitigate risk in their supply chains and improve overall business performance.

Key Features

  • Delivers valuable insights from 30 international contributing authors
  • Provides comprehensive coverage of current and future supply chain risks such as globalization, outsourcing, Lean initiatives, information security, natural disasters, political upheaval and economic recession
  • Includes a wide variety of cases from various industries demonstrating effective approaches useful for benchmarking, reducing the chance and financial impact of risk, and for creating a more robust and resilient firm in the face of supply chain risk
  • Supplies practitioners with a set of best practices, processes, tools, and techniques supported by illustrative examples
  • WAV offers downloadable instructional materials and an Effective Practices whitepaper — available from the Web Added Value™ Download Resource Center

About the author(s)

Omera Khan is a Senior Lecturer in Logistics and Supply Chain Management at the Logistics Institute, Hull University Business School, where she has developed programs on logistics and supply chain management and teaches a number of other postgraduate and undergraduate courses. Omera has gained international recognition for her research and she has conducted several research projects on the topics of supply chain risk management, the impact of product design on the supply chain and the risks of global sourcing, which have been commissioned by government agencies, research councils and companies. She is a Visiting Professor at SP Jain Business School in Dubai and Singapore, where she has developed and taught courses on supply chain risk management & resilience, agile supply chains, supply chain frameworks, and performance based logistics. Omera is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Boras in Sweden where she is coordinating research on demand chain management and leading the development of a center on demand chain risk management in textiles. She is a research affiliate at MIT where she is collaborating on international research projects in the area of product design and risk management.

George A. Zsidisin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management, Bowling Green State University. He has published over 40 articles in academic and practitioner journals, co-edited Supply Chain Risk: A Handbook of Assessment, Management, and Performance and has given numerous presentations to companies, groups, and conferences throughout North America and Europe. Professor Zsidisin is currently the co-editor of the Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management, and serves on the editorial boards of several academic journals.

Table of Contents

About the International Supply Chain Risk Management Network (ISCRiM) 

Part I: Managing Risk in Global Supply Chains
Chapter 1: Introduction to Managing Risk in Global Supply Chains
Chapter 2: Current State of Risk Management in Global Sourcing
Chapter 3: The Supply Chain Risks of Global Sourcing
Chapter 4: Too Big for the Individual Firm: Creating Cooperative Networks to Solve Difficult Supply Chain Risk Challenges
Chapter 5: Developments in Organizational Performance Through Strategic Supply Chain Collaboration
Chapter 6: Performance-Based Logistics in Contingency Health Care Operations
Chapter 7: Risk Acceptance of GEEC Risk in Maritime Supply Chain Systems
Chapter 8: An Analysis of a Major Oil Spill Case in the Baltic Sea
Chapter 9: Political Risks in Contemporary Supply Chains: The Case of the Natural Gas Crisis
Chapter 10: Enegrisa: Managing Procurement Risks in the Turkish Energy Industry

Part II: Tools, Techniques, and Approaches
Chapter 11: Introduction to Tools, Techniques, and Approaches
Chapter 12: Managing Supply Chain Risk in Financial Services
Chapter 13: A Comparative Study of Financial and Operational Measures in the Automotive Industry
Chapter 14: A Toolkit to Secure Supplies for Effective Supply Chain Risk Management in the Aircraft Construction Industry
Chapter 15: Using Information Technology to Mitigate Supply Network Risk
Chapter 16: Practical Approaches to Supply Chain Continuity: New Challenges and Timeless Principles
Chapter 17: Strategic Supply Management: The Litmus Test for Risk Management in a Three-Echelon Supply Chain
Chapter 18: Assessing Project Risks within the Supply Chain of SELEX Sistemi Integrati (Finmeccanica) 
Chapter 19: Estimation of Disruption Risk Exposure in Supply Chains: Three Cases



“This book provides a valuable resource for all those who seek to understand the sources of supply chain risk and provides powerful insights into how that risk might be mitigated.”
— Martin Christopher, Emeritus Professor of Marketing & Logistics, Cranfield School of Management, UK

“This handbook is perfectly balanced with academic theory and real-world best practices making it a useful resource for both supply chain practitioners and students of the trade.”
— Sean S. Murphy, President and CEO, Lootok