See the below reading materials list and the attached Bergerac Systems: The challenge of Backward Integration case and answer the questions.
- Kaku, B., and Kamrad, B. (2011). A Framework for Managing Supply Chain Risks. Supply Chain Management Review. July/August.
As stated in the article, “Cisco’s pursuit of a comprehensive, proactive risk management program that embraces all of its worldwide supply chain partners” could possibly rank as one of the gold medal types approaches for you to explore.
- Harrington, K., and O’Connor, J. (2009). How Cisco Succeeds at Global Risk Management CISCO. Supply Chain Management Review. July/August.
This article helps assess how the JIT approach can strain your risk management approach. JIT has advantages and disadvantages and requires careful evaluation.
- Kubota, Y. (2016). Japan Earthquakes Rattle Toyota’s Vulnerable Supply Chain. Wall Street Journal. (Library Reserve)