I had the opportunity to interview for a June article featured in AutomationWorld, titled Managing Supply Chain Risk.  This article, authored by Contributing Editor Alex Anderson, provides a broad perspective on the increasing occurrence of supply chain risk in today’s global supply chains.

My observations reflect on how the forces of lean and just-in-time supply chains have conspired with the severe global economic recession to significantly increase supply chain risk factors. You can also absorb quotes from others in the field as well.

I believe this article provides an up-to-date grounding on the current state of risk management across global supply chains along with some pointers towards developing a risk management strategy.

Not all of my perspectives made themselves into the article, and if you would like to speak further about them, please give me a call or email.  You can email me at bferrari at blog1 dot com, or you can download on my website a copy of my risk management case study white paper outlining Boeing and Airbus.

The bottom-line is that risk management needs to be on your management agenda.

Bob Ferrari