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Bombs on U.S. Bound Planes- The Time is Now for Practical Stepped-Up Security Measures

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Since our last Supply Chain Matters commentary, additional information has come forth regarding the recent terrorist incidents involving bombs hidden in air cargo shipments, and governments and the air transport industry will need to come-up with a practical response to a growing threat. Two different packages containing HP P2055 LaserJet desktop printers, air shipped from […]


Supply Chain Risk Management and the Three Blind Mice

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The following posting can also be viewed and commented upon in the Kinaxis Supply Chain Expert Community forum site. As parents of small children, we often sing various rhymes to our children, and perhaps readers may recall the rhyme from the song “Three Blind Mice” Three blind mice, Three blind mice See how they run […]


A Barrage of Disturbing News Concerning Breakdowns in U.S. Food Quality

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August 2010 is quickly turning out to be quite a month for consumer safety concerns regarding the overall safety and quality of U.S. food-related supply chains. Governmental agencies are under the gun to step-up inspection and enforcement and are seeking more jurisdictional power as a litany of urgent alerts permeates news and social media sites. […]


Apple Supply Manager Indictment-Does lucartive supplier business warrant unscupulous business practices and behavior?

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There has been no shortage of significant supply chain related news these past months, but I would dare state that the most troubling thus far this year broke this weekend. A global supply manager at Apple was arrested and charged with offenses that include wire fraud, money laundering and unlawful monetary transactions involving more than […]


Ship Collision Closes Mumbai Port- A Visual on Supply Chain Disruption and Risk

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I often use visuals in my supply chain risk management workshops, since visuals can have more impact on thinking than sometimes words. Therefore, this visual of a container ship listing at 80 degrees,(shown below)  losing its container cargo and polluting nearby waters with harmful substances certainly caught my attention. Another common tenet of major incidents […]


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