Title: A Supply Chain Risk Management process

Authors: Wolfgang Kersten, Philipp Hohrath, Mareike Boeger, Carolin Singer

Addresses: Institute of Business Logistics and General Management, Hamburg University of Technology, Schwarzenbergstrasse 95, 21075 Hamburg, Germany. ' Institute of Business Logistics and General Management, Hamburg University of Technology, Schwarzenbergstrasse 95, 21075 Hamburg, Germany. ' Institute of Business Logistics and General Management, Hamburg University of Technology, Schwarzenbergstrasse 95, 21075 Hamburg, Germany. ' Institute of Business Logistics and General Management, Hamburg University of Technology, Schwarzenbergstrasse 95, 21075 Hamburg, Germany

Abstract: Nowadays companies are faced with an increasing risk exposure. This is mainly caused by a greater dependence of supply chain partners on each other, e.g., due to the close integration of their business processes aiming at the reduction of channel inventory. Based on findings from the literature and results from an empirical investigation, a model for an inter-organisational risk management process is introduced. It is shown how a top-down approach can be used as a methodology for efficient risk identification. In addition an empirical-based evaluation of supply chain risk sources and risk mitigation measures is integrated in this model.

Keywords: supply chain risks; risk management; risk management strategies; risk identification; risk mitigation; supply chain management; SCM.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLSM.2011.038600

International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 2011 Vol.8 No.2, pp.152 - 166

Available online: 13 Feb 2011 *

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