Mitigating Supply Chain Risk: What the Military Does and You Should Too
Greg Grindley, supply chain expert, shares how in 2001 the US military looked at long-term needs and risks in their supply chain to military forces in Afghanistan to completely transform their process. Delivering supplies to a land locked region was not without challenges including cost, delivery time, and limited routes. By assessing potential problems, the US military was able to plan ahead and prepare for a hypothetical situation that did materialize. Military leaders shifted supply routes and within a few months were able to deliver 85% of the fuel flowing into the region and a large portion of general cargo. By modeling “what if” scenarios, the military was able to look ahead and make contingency plans while minimizing risk and exposure.