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Earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, labor stoppages, terrorist threats and general congestion all conspire to hinder the flow of product to market. The situation calls for a renewed commitment to risk management and, most of all, supply chain resilience. Joining us on this episode is MIT professor Yossi Sheffi, director of the school's Center for Transportation and Logistics, and author of the new book The Power of Resilience: How the Best Companies Manage the Unexpected. Sheffi reveals how leading companies are protecting themselves against supply-chain disruptions. He lays out some of the key elements of a successful resilience initiative – just in case your company is one of the many that have yet to make a serious effort in that area. Learn why it’s just possible that Intel’s Andy Grove was right when he said that “only the paranoid survive.” Welcome to the 100th episode of The SupplyChainBrain Podcast! Hosted by Bob Bowman, Managing Editor of SupplyChainBrain.
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Show notes: Yossi Sheffi’s new book, The Power of Resilience.
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