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Supply Chain Lessons From the BP Deepwater Horizon Incident

Published: 30 September 2010

ID: G00206330

Analyst(s): Leif Eriksen, Paul Lord


BP's recent travails in the Gulf of Mexico have more in common with supply chain failures in other industries than what's apparent on the surface. Like leaders in other industries, BP discovered you can't outsource risk.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Risk and Consequences
  • Playing on the Same Field
  • The Four Horsemen of Risk: Contempt, Conflict Avoidance, Denial and Finger-Pointing
  • Capping Risk at the Source

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