Risk is of fundamental importance in this era of the global economy. Supply chains must into account the uncertainty of demand. Moreover, the risk of uncertain demand can cut two ways: (1) there is the risk that unexpected demand will not be met on time, and the reverse problem (2) the risk that demand is over estimated and excessive inventory costs are incurred. There are other risks in unreliable vendors, delayed shipments, natural disasters, etc. In short, there are a host of strategic, tactical and operational risks to business supply chains. This book will focus on how to assess, evaluate, and control these various risks.
SUPPLY CHAIN RISK: A Handbook of Assessment, Management, and Performance provides the parameters of risk management as applied to Supply Chain Management. The book outlines these parameters in six sections, which are: (1) Risk Analysis, Assessment, and Tools; (2) Risk Theory; (3) Supply Chain Design and Risk; (4) Supply Chain Risk Management; (5) Risk and Performance Measurement in Supply Chains; and (6) Supply Chain Security. The book's introductory chapter covers the development of the field, reviewing both its recent research and practical developments. The final chapter outlines open questions and discusses future directions where research and practice may take Supply Chain Risk as a field. The individual chapters report both quantitative and qualitative studies while emphasizing the relevance, understanding and application by those in the research community, knowledgeable practitioners, and policy makers.
The author takes you through his journey of becoming a Restaurant owner and Chef. He details how to start the process, do the research and build the knowledge needed to feel confident enough to take the first steps with straight forward time proven procedures that kept his first restaurant going for more than 12 years. He talks about mistakes as well. This is a must read for all people who have heard from family and friends, "You should open a restaurant" and have seriously thought about it!
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