Global Supply Disruptions Due to Adverse Weather, Labor Strikes, Political Instability and Earthquakes Continue to Impact Companies in 2012
APRIL 18, 2012
FREMONT, CA — (Marketwire) — 04/18/12 — Resilinc Corp., the leading provider of multi-tier supply chain resiliency solutions, today announced that it is seeing increased impact and continuous potential disruptions to global supply chains in 2012 based on the first quarter and the results from 2011. In the last quarter alone, several major earthquakes struck Indonesia and Mexico, a powerful storm hit Japan, a tornado shut down an airplane structural components assembly plant in Renton, Washington, and labor strikes disrupted operations in Spain as well as at the Impala platinum mine in South Africa. These events have disrupted global supply chains for many companies, resulting in raw material shortages, price increases or production interruptions, and causing companies to pay premiums for acquiring parts and moving freight, according to Resilinc.
The Resilinc solution is designed to proactively improve supply chain visibility, deliver sophisticated risk analytics and implement robust strategies to mitigate the risk of supply chain disruptions. In the aftermath of the March 11, 2011 Japan earthquake, tsunami and subsequent power outages, for example, many Japanese suppliers were disrupted. To monitor and respond to this disaster, the procurement & supply chain team at Flextronics Milpitas needed a solution to enable rapid coordination and response. They piloted the Resilinc solution during the Japanese crisis response and it proved to be critically important in facilitating coordination and streamlining of the operational information needed for crisis response and recovery.