Disruption in Supply Chain Due to September 11, 2001
After the terrorist events of September 11, 2001, there has been renewed interest among firms to protect economic assets against unforeseen disruptions. In particular, the potential effects of disruptions on supply chain management are of importance to practitioners and academics. In this article, Professors Sang Lee and Marijane Hancock of University of Nebraska-Lincoln report the findings from a survey of managers from a variety of industries on whether their supply chains were affected by the event of September 11, 2001. They also found that some firms chose to be proactive immediately after the event by stockpiling additional inventory, while others chose not to do so. Reasons for this pattern are offered. We hope that this important study will stimulate additional interest on the topic amongst our members and generate further debate and possible future articles on supply chain risk assessment and risk management.
||Disruption in Supply Chain Due to September 11, 2001
Decision Line (2005)
Vol. 36, No. 2
||Lee, Sang M; Hancock, M. E.