Resilient Supply Chains

Reducing supply chain risk

Managing supply chain risk and beyond

Resilient Supply Chains (ReSC) is a team of subject-matter experts, backed by analytics software, who help clients to identify and reduce risk in their supply chains.

Almost every organisation has risks in its supply chains – in order to reduce it you first need the ability to:

  1. Identify its source: external factors, in your raw materials, in your products, in your suppliers and even in your own organisation.
  2. Quantify it
  3. Estimate when it may occur
  4. Identify which stakeholders it may affect
  5. Prioritise it

You can then create a mitigation plan and prepare the way for its effective implementation. The mitigation would be developed with you and your suppliers to give you the maximum flexibility and assurance you need to ensure that your business continues uninterrupted as far as possible.

And it won’t be just a case of writing the plan and signing it off: Resilient Supply Chains could help you to ensure that your organisation and its suppliers are prepared for it in every sense. Business process change, managed by skilled professionals in the field, will maximise success.

What are the risks?


  • Environmental
    • Extreme weather events
    • Major biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse
    • Man-made or natural environmental damage and disasters
  • Economic
    • Deflation in a major economy
    • Fiscal crises in key economies
    • Unmanageable inflation
  • Geopolitical
    • Failure of national, regional or global governance
    • Interstate conflict with regional consequences
    • Large-scale terrorist attacks
  • Societal
    • Food crises
    • Large-scale involuntary migration
    • Water crises
  • Technological
    • Adverse consequences of technological advances
    • Breakdown of critical information infrastructure and networks
    • Large-scale cyber-attacks
  • Internal
    • Little or no co-ordination of sourcing, buying and marketing across the organisation
    • Poor management of compliance
    • Product design and development processes not optimised for compliance

How ReSC could help

One or more of these:

  • Work with you to define the scope of what you need to do
  • Define the priorities
  • Analyse your supply chain risk
    • Internal, upstream, downstream
    • The areas of concern – specific vendors and/or the links between them
    • The impacts of risks occurring in practice
  • Internal strengths and weaknesses
  • Use our analytical software, Supplier Collaborator, to assist in forensic analysis and reporting
  • Produce a strategic risk analysis
  • Define opportunities to
    • Address weaknesses
    • Build on strengths
    • Agree priorities for action
  • Plan the agreed mitigations
    • By phase
    • With “before” and “after” business processes
  • Assist in managing change
  • Provide ongoing decision support
  • Implement Supplier Collaborator in your organisation for ongoing analytics and reporting, if required
Risk comes from not knowing which cog in your supply chain is in trouble.....Warren Buffett