Global SCALE Risk Initiative

Research Center: 
MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics
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This project aims to understand the underlying dynamics of supply chain risk phenomenon, emphasizing on supply chain disruptions, which are considered the most pressing concerns facing firms competing in today’s global marketplace. This project highlights the importance of better aligning the perception and assessment of risk sources with supply chain disruption management and supply chain design in order to diminish their effects in a final disruption. Complementary, the research aims to investigate whether or not supply chain disruption management can be universally applied.

In collaboration with MIT CTL (MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics) the research team has conducted a global survey of experiences and attitudes toward Supply Chain Risks and Risk Management. The geographic coverage includes North America, Europe, China, India, Africa, and Latin America, with currently a collection of data of more than 1400 answers, coming from 69 different countries.

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