By Stephen Slade on Feb 03, 2012
Much is being written on supply chain risk theses days but the key point to this effort is how organizations are responding. It's the 2 year anniversary of the Haiti earthquake and 100 of thousands still live in tent cities. Recovery from disruption is often very slow. The same applies to other catastrophes as they impact your supply chain. And as economies rebound, new measures need to be put in place to 'shore-up' and strengthen your flow of vital products from plant to consumer. Just as the levees of New Orleans have been strengthened, firms of all sizes are installing new collaboration tools to have alternatives at hand.
This topic gains momentum and was the subject at the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland (Jan 25-29, 2012) see http://www.weforum.org/events. The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.
see this Oracle paper: DOES_THE_WORLD_NEED_A_BETTER_SUPPLY_CHAIN