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The Power of ResilienceHow the Best Companies Manage the Unexpected$
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Yossi Sheffi

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780262029797

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262029797.001.0001

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A Quake Breaks a Supply Chain

A Quake Breaks a Supply Chain

(p.1) 1 A Quake Breaks a Supply Chain
The Power of Resilience

Yossi Sheffi

The MIT Press

From a purely supply chain perspective, the 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster in Japan was the single largest and broadest natural disaster in recent times. The event affected companies around the world that depend on semiconductors, electronics, specialty chemicals, and other manufactured goods coming from Japan’s prodigious industrial network. Chapter 1 describes the event and Intel’s response to it in depth, to illustrate many of the issues faced and tactics used by companies in big disruptions. The chapter ends with a short primer on supply chains to help frame the what, who, and where of supply chain risks and risk management.

Keywords:   Supply chain risk, Disruption, Intel, Supply chains, Inventory, Vulnerability

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