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Five Key Supply Chain Actions to Take When Disaster Strikes

Published: 25 March 2011

ID: G00212139

Analyst(s): Noha Tohamy , Stan Aronow , Mickey North Rizza


In light of the crisis currently unfolding in Japan, following the massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami on 11 March, we explore the actions that companies can immediately take to mitigate the impact of major supply chain disruptions.

Table Of Contents


  • Action 1: Making Empowered Decisions Quickly and Transparently
  • Action 2: Leveraging Your S&OP Council as the Governance Body for Key Supply Chain Trade-Offs
  • Action 3: Employing Scenario Planning and Risk Management
  • Action 4: Building Strong Lines of Internal and External Communication
  • Action 5: Assessing New Logistics Options
  • Looking Ahead

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