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Operations Management: Processes and Supply Chains, 12th Edition by Larry P. Ritzman, Manoj K. Malhotra, Lee J. Krajewski

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Supply Chain Disruptions

When a company expands from a local or regional presence to a more global one, supply chain strategy often needs to be adjusted. In a global arena, different products are directed to more diverse customers via different distribution channels, which require different supply chains. These supply chains are typically more complex and are exposed to both domestic and international disruptions. In this section, we identify the causes of supply chain disruptions, discuss how they cause supply chain dynamics, and show how supply chain integration can mitigate those effects.

Causes of Supply Chain Disruptions

Supply chain disruptions could result in cost increases, loss of reputation, civil and criminal penalties, bankruptcy, ...

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