Mitigating the risk of supply disruptions: a case study Academic Article uri icon


  • A Dallas-based telephone manufacturer, that imports semi-finished products from a supplier in Malaysia, wants to develop a risk mitigation plan to minimise the operational risk it may face due to supply disruptions at a US port. Disruptions at the port can render the supply unavailable for a considerable period of time, resulting in a loss of business. We analyse two sourcing policies that evaluate the trade-off between risk-inventory cost and expected loss of business from disruptions. We examine the sensitivity of the policies to the cost parameters and demonstrate how a payment contract affects the selection of a sourcing policy. Copyright 2009, Inderscience Publishers.

published proceedings

  • International Journal of Operational Research

author list (cited authors)

  • Manoj, U. V., Dawande, M., Rajamani, D., & Sriskandarajah, C.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Manoj, UV||Dawande, Milind||Rajamani, Divakar||Sriskandarajah, Chelliah

publication date

  • June 2009