Wednesday 3 April 2013

Supply Chain Risk Management Tools

Authored by Mickey North Rizza

A recent survey from Deloitte of 600 global supply chain executives reveals a wide range of tools used to manage risk.  Of this list of technology tools, very few respondents use some of the top risk tools - only 36% report using predictive modelling and only 29% use risk sensing data, worst case scenario modelling and business simulation tools.  

In my own discussions with many Supply Chain leaders, I found one thread in common with the Deloitte risk management findings: Supply Chain risk management technology utilised in a silo does not deliver full value until it is coupled with additional data sources, advanced capabilities and applied to problems within the supply chain.  One executive told me technology tools are definitely enablers, but the linkage and pushing the technologies capabilities to solve the supply chain problems is where the rubber meets the road.
What do you use for supply chain risk management tools? I would love to hear from you on your successes and failures regarding supply chain risk management tools.


  1. Hi, I love your excellent blog. Systemic risks have global geographic scope, cross-industry relevance, uncertainty as to how and when they will occur, and high levels of economic and/or social impact requiring a multi stakeholder response. These risks are also magnified by the way supply chain systems are configured; and cannot be mitigated by individual actors. thanks a lot!~•Linda Hogan

  2. Superb! If you do find that global supply chains are simply too risky for your business or you find that you can’t make the minimum orders for importing inventory or goods, consider options for sourcing more from domestic suppliers. thanks a lot! @Christina West