How to Conduct a ‘Health Check’ on Your Supply Chain

What do supply chains have in common with humans? They both need occasional health checks.

How to Conduct a ‘Health Check’ on Your Supply Chain

Global supply chains are subject to countless varieties of risk, in the form of geopolitical instability, economic uncertainty, ever-changing regulations and a host of other issues related to globalization. So it’s useful to have a means of determining just how healthy this amalgamation of relationships is, particularly as it relates to one’s supplier base. On this episode, we learn about the fundamentals of a supply-chain “health check” from Brian Alster, global head of supply and compliance with Dun & Bradstreet. He sketches out the most serious potential risks facing supply chains today, and tells how they can be properly assessed and incorporated into a regular process of monitoring and reacting to disruptions. He also discusses just how sensitive and reactive a system of alerts should be. Hosted by Bob Bowman, Managing Editor of SupplyChainBrain.

Look for a new episode of the podcast, which can be downloaded or streamed, every Friday on the SupplyChainBrain website and iTunes.

Show notes:

D&B’s perspective on supplier management.

Stream or download podcast here

Global supply chains are subject to countless varieties of risk, in the form of geopolitical instability, economic uncertainty, ever-changing regulations and a host of other issues related to globalization. So it’s useful to have a means of determining just how healthy this amalgamation of relationships is, particularly as it relates to one’s supplier base. On this episode, we learn about the fundamentals of a supply-chain “health check” from Brian Alster, global head of supply and compliance with Dun & Bradstreet. He sketches out the most serious potential risks facing supply chains today, and tells how they can be properly assessed and incorporated into a regular process of monitoring and reacting to disruptions. He also discusses just how sensitive and reactive a system of alerts should be. Hosted by Bob Bowman, Managing Editor of SupplyChainBrain.

Look for a new episode of the podcast, which can be downloaded or streamed, every Friday on the SupplyChainBrain website and iTunes.

Show notes:

D&B’s perspective on supplier management.

Stream or download podcast here

How to Conduct a ‘Health Check’ on Your Supply Chain