I had the opportunity to provide background commentary for a recent article, Supply chain risk management: Beware these storm warning flags, written by Tom Stundza and published on Purchasing.com.

Supply chain risk is not just about the potential of supplier failure, and certainly not the sole responsibility of the procurement organization.  Supply chain risk management is now a cross-functional as well as a cross-business concern.

Have a read of Tom’s article and provide your own perspectives. If you want to discuss your specific needs and challenges in this area, send me an email.  The address is bferrari at blog1 dot com. You can also view our consulting web site under the link associated with my signature.

Are supply chain risk strategies viewed in these broader perspectives within your company or organization?

What do you view as the most significant obstacles to overcome?

 Bob Ferrari