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The Definitive Guide to Supply Chain Best Practices: Comprehensive Lessons and Cases in Effective SCM by Robert Frankel, CSCMP

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Part 3: Risk and Uncertainty in the Supply Chain

This section contains two cases: (1) “Innovative Distribution Company: A Total Cost Approach to Understanding Supply Chain Risk” and (2) “Humanitarian Logistics: Getting Donated Foods from Switzerland to Zambia.” Although the focus of the two cases is best described as addressing risk and uncertainty, each case examines a particular aspect of risk and uncertainty, which particularly challenges managers.

The “Innovative Distribution Company: A Total Cost Approach to Understanding Supply Chain Risk” case focuses on the many activities in supply chain management (SCM) that may be quantified to assist with a lowest total cost of ownership decision that explicitly considers supply chain risk. The case ...

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