Category Archives: Resilience

Will the Next Wave of Global Failures Hit in 2018?

Will the Next Wave of Global Failures Hit in 2018?

The 2008 global financial meltdown sent shockwaves through the world’s economies that are still being felt today. Are we about to witness another global-scale meltdown in 2018, but one triggered by geopolitical, not financial, forces? Eurasia Group’s 2018 forecast of political risks posits this disturbing scenario, and given the precarious nature of the world’s politicalRead More

3 Types of Risk That Will Impact Supply Chains in 2018

3 Types of Risk That Will Impact Supply Chains in 2018

As we head into 2018, what potential disruptions do supply chains face and how can companies manage these risks over the coming year? It’s impossible to know for sure how supply chains will be disrupted in 2018, but we can prepare for the worst by learning from the past. Disruptive events that occurred over theRead More

The End is Nigh for Some Retailers – But Not the World

The End is Nigh for Some Retailers – But Not the World

Traditional “brick and mortar” retailers are disappearing in record numbers and many are close to drawing their last commercial breath. The demise of well-known brands may be regrettable to some – but it’s not the end of the world. While this period of disruption is traumatic for many people, it’s important to keep in mindRead More

Harvey and Irma Delivered Some Harsh Planning Lessons

Harvey and Irma Delivered Some Harsh Planning Lessons

Devastating hurricanes such as Katrina, Sandy and now Harvey and Irma are forces of nature that can’t be stopped by us mere mortals. But we can at least stop intensifying their impact through a lack of foresight. Our hearts go out to the citizens of Houston and Florida as they continue to dig out fromRead More

Engineering spare parts supply chains for harsh environments

Engineering spare parts supply chains for harsh environments

Engineering projects carried out in harsh environments require a reliable supply of spare parts. However, providing such a service is challenging when the demand for parts is intermittent and procurement practices lack cohesion. A thesis project completed by Sachin Shedge, a graduate of the MIT-Malaysia Master of Science in Supply Chain Management program, explored theRead More