Over the past few months, the topic of supplier risk in the automotive supply chain has been getting plenty of press –on this blog (here and here) and elsewhere, too (see Logistics Viewpoints, and Industry Week for two recent examples). The attention is understandable. After all, auto manufacturers are now struggling with classic supply chain strategy problems, and I think we’re all intrigued (not to mention, invested) with the process of resolution as it unfolds.
But, in today’s economy, supplier risk management is emerging as a critical consideration not just for the likes of GM, but for virtually all businesses. For instance, this month’s issue of QSR Magazine has a great article that outlines supply chain challenges facing operators in the quick-serve restaurant industry.