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Simchi-Levi’s methodology on supply chain risk assessment used in United Nations report

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David Simchi-LeviA background paper written for the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction makes use of Professor David Simchi-Levi’s new methodology for assessing supply chain risk. “Flood Risks and Impacts Future Research Questions and Implication to Private Investment Decision-Making for Supply Chain Networks,” by Haraguchi and Lall, looks at the prolonged flooding in Thailand in 2011, which disrupted supply chains for the automotive and electronics industries, and had a devastating impact on the country’s economy. In the January/February 2014 Harvard Business Review, Simchi-Levi presented a new model for pinpointing the suppliers whose disruption would carry the greatest financial risk for a company, allowing officials to take preventative action to avoid such a disruption. Read a news story.