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Supply Chain Risk Management


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Defines risk and supply chain management Examines current trends affecting supply chains Explains in detail how to identify, analyse and respond to the various risks to supply chains Describes approaches to risk management and provides step-by-step guidance on how to implement them Advises how to create a resilient supply chain and, in the worst case, how to plan for and respond to disasters

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Supply Chain Risk Management examines the different and varying risks to supply chains, from traffic congestion to major environmental disasters. It provides guidance on identifying and analyzing risk as well as advice on building a resilient supply chain.

Table of Contents

    • Chapter - 01: Working with risk;
    • Chapter - 02: Defining risk;
    • Chapter - 03: Supply chain management;
    • Chapter - 04: Trends affecting the supply chain;
    • Chapter - 05: Approaches to risk management;
    • Chapter - 06: Identifying risks;
    • Chapter - 07: Analysing risks;
    • Chapter - 08: Responding to risks;
    • Chapter - 09: A network view of risk;
    • Chapter - 10: Creating resilient supply chains;
    • Chapter - 11: Business continuity management;
    • Chapter - 12: Review

About the Author

Donald Waters has over 30 years' experience of teaching and working in logistics and operations management. He uses his specialized knowledge of operations and supply chain management working for various organizations around the world in this book. Donald Waters is now a visiting professor at various leading universities in Europe and the United States. He is the author of several well-known logistics books. He is a member of the CILT.


"A straightforward discussion from understanding the basics to understanding the future of risk analysis and how to deliver a risk management strategy.... The tables, matrices, diagrams and tools are excellent, and clearly guide you through the whole risk management end-to-end process." - Logistics & Transport Focus

"[E]xcellent book ... a comprehensive overview of many important issues in managing supply chain risk. More than 15 case studies and a straightforward hands-on practical approach make this book an enjoyable read. I bought this book as a text book, and as such it does a great job. lets you not forget the real world and its real problems. This book is written with the manager in mind, and is interspersed with examples from real life, along with calculations and illustrations that explain the concept in a manner that is practical and easy to follow." -Jan Husdal,

"This is one of the best descriptive books in the topic, written in a simple, easy to understand language." - Jorge Ayala-Cruz, reviewer

"Waters... discusses the importance of supply chain risk management, core areas, and principles... Included are case studies of many companies such as Nokia, IBM, and BP, as well as other situations like food scares, oil supplies, and the Y2K bug." --Book News, Inc.

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