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Resilient Enterprise Overcoming Vulnerability for Competitive Advantage

ISBN-10: 0262195372
ISBN-13: 9780262195379
Edition: 2005
Authors: Yossi Sheffi
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 10/1/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386

What happens when fire strikes the manufacturing plant of the sole supplier for the brake pressure valve used in every Toyota? When an earthquake in Taiwan shuts down chip manufacturers for Dell and Apple? When the US Pacific ports are shut down during the Christmas rush? When terrorists strike? In "The Resilient Enterprise, Yossi Sheffi shows that companies' fortunes in the face of such business shocks depend more on choices made before the disruption than they do on actions taken in the midst of it. He shows how companies can build in flexibility throughout their supply chains, based on proven design principles and the right culture -- balancing security, redundancy, and short-term profits. And he shows that investments in resilience and flexibility not only reduce risk but create a competitive advantage in the increasingly volatile marketplace.Sheffi describes the way companies can increase security -- reducing the likelihood of a disruption -- with layered defenses, the tracking and analysis of "near-misses," fast detection, and close collaboration with government agencies, trading partners, and even competitors. But the focus of the book is on resilience -- the ability to bounce back from disruptions -- by building in redundancy and flexibility. For example, standardization, modular design, and collaborative relationships with suppliers (and other stakeholders) can help create a robust supply chain. And a corporate culture of flexibility -- with distributed decision making and communications at all levels -- can create a resilient enterprise.Sheffi provides tools for companies to reduce the vulnerability of the supply chain they live in. And along the way he tells the stories ofdozens of enterprises, large and small, including Toyota, Nokia, General Motors, Zara, British Telecom, Land Rover, Chiquita, Aisin Seiki, Southwest Airlines, UPS, Johnson and Johnson, Intel, Amazon.com, the US Navy, and others, from across the globe. Their successes, failures, preparations, and methods provide a rich set of lessons in preparing for and managing disruptions.

Yossi Sheffi is Elisha Gray II Professor of Engineering Systems at MIT and Director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. He has worked with leading manufacturers and logistics service providers around the world on supply chain issues and is an active entrepreneur, having founded or cofounded five successful companies since 1987. He is the author of The Resilient Enterprise: Overcoming Vulnerability for Competitive Advantage (MIT Press) and Urban Transportation Networks.

Preface to the Paperback Edition
Preface
Acknowledgments
When Things Go Wrong: Disruptions and Vulnerability
Big Lessons from Small Disruptions
Understanding Vulnerability
Anticipating Disruptions and Assessing Their Likelihood
Effects of Disruptions
Supply Chain Management-A Primer
Basic Supply Chain Management
Demand-Responsive Supply Chains
Reducing Vulnerability
Reducing the Likelihood of Intentional Disruptions
Collaboration for Security
Detecting Disruptions
Resilience through Redundancy
Building in Flexibility
Flexibility through Interchangeability
Postponement for Flexibility
Strategies for Flexible Supply
Customer Relations Management
Building a Culture of Flexibility
Resilience for Competitive Advantage
Moving Ahead
Notes
Index

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