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Protective measures

Three steps can help firms address vulnerabilities that can lead to supply chain cyberattacks, says a Harvard Business Review article from the Centre for Risk Studies at Cambridge Judge Business School. Companies should take three steps to address vulnerabilities that…

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A hybrid approach

Companies should engage with supply chains on sustainability through leveraging a 'spectrum' of approaches, says a new guide for procurement professionals developed at Cambridge Judge Business School. Professor Jennifer Howard-Grenville There is a “spectrum” of approaches for companies to engage…

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Circular but costly

Circular supply chains are more sustainable, but they will be rare unless consumers compromise on cost, says a new Harvard Business Review article by Christoph Loch and Khaled Soufani of Cambridge Judge Business School. Professor Christoph Loch There are very…

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Harvard Business Review: Circular supply chains are more sustainable. Why are they so rare?

An article on circular supply chains co-authored by Dr Khaled Soufani and Professor Christoph Loch published in the Harvard Business Review. “The bottom line, at least for the foreseeable future, is that making cyclical supply chains widespread will require that…

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Bloomberg: Talk of de-globalisation is fashionable but wrong

Peter Williamson, Honorary Professor of International Management at Cambridge Judge Business School, says global supply chains are more flexible than domestic ones. Predictions that companies would relocalise supply chains and near-shore production were quite fashionable when COVID-19 (coronavirus) swept the…

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Deglobalisation myths

Pandemic-prodded predictions of relocalising supply chains and reshoring production 'grossly exaggerate' what will actually happen in practice, writes Peter Williamson of Cambridge Judge Business School. Professor Peter Williamson Predictions that companies would relocalise supply chains and near-shore production were quite…

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Digital disruption, robotics and smart infrastructure: an entrepreneurial journey

At a time of global pandemic, developing smart infrastructure and efficiently managing our international supply chains has never been more vital. Cambridge MBA alumnus, Forbes 30 under 30 and MBA scholarship recipient Slaven Stekovic (MBA 2018) puts a career in…

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Supply chain resiliency

Will coronavirus disruptions prompt a new focus on supply chain risk and resiliency for business? A video interview with a global supply chain expert conducted by Sytske Wijnsma, a PhD candidate at Cambridge Judge Business School, was utilised in a…

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Challenges and opportunities

Healthcare supply chains can learn from COVID-19 response. The global scramble to find medical supplies to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic points to both challenges and opportunities for the sometimes too narrowly defined area of healthcare supply chains, says a…

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Dangers of de-globalisation

Worrying signs of a knee-jerk reaction to COVID-19, says Peter Williamson, Honorary Professor of International Management. There are worrying signs of a knee-jerk reaction to the coronavirus pandemic, a spasm toward protectionism, nationalism and the abandonment of international cooperation. This is clearly the wrong approach. …

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