Session description

Chronic Disruption—Managing this Surreptitious Supply Chain Risk

Tuesday, October 1
2:30 p.m.—3:45 p.m.
Osceola 4-6


Jonathan Thatcher, CSCP
Director of Research
APICS The Association for Operations Management

Supply chain chronic disruption is defined as “persistent disruption that degrades, but does not inhibit, function” and “disruption that does not respond to traditional remedies.” Nearly three in four supply chain professionals report experiencing chronic disruption during their careers. Based on groundbreaking 2013 APICS research, this session will examine how to recognize chronic disruption, its causes and risks, and the important role of supply chain strategy.