A presentation by Danie Schoeman Master’s Degree in Manufacturing Engineering, Managing Director, Danie Schoeman and Company, South Africa.

Delivered during the 38th annual SAPICS event for supply chain professionals in Sun City, South Africa.

Getting your beautiful supply chain concert of coordination interrupted is going to happen sometime. Supply chain disruptions are inevitable – from superstorms, human illness epidemics to factory fires, child labour and cyber-attacks. Managing risks that cause unpredictable supply chain disruptions have moved past the purview of operational risk managers to the C-suite and corporate boards, where they are increasingly being held accountable for organizational risk.

The goal of this paper is to assist the chief supply chain officer to set an agenda for identifying supply chain vulnerabilities and risks, and how to develop a plan and countermeasures for these.