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28Jan/13

Are “Black Swans” Colliding with your Supply Chain?

How can med-tech organizations minimize supply chain disruptions and increase predictability resulting from events characterized by rarity, high impact and low predictability? blackswan

By Daniel R. Matlis

Black Swan events once seemed extremely rare and had little or no impact on med-tech supply chains. In recent years, however, natural disasters including super-storm Sandy in northeastern US, the earthquake and tsunami in north-east Japan, flooding in Thailand, and the ash cloud from the Grimsvotn volcano in Iceland have all had significant impact on global supply chains.

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