Globalization, lean manufacturing and outsourcing are among the factors intensifying risk for modern supply chains, write Kelly Marchese, Siva Paramasivam and Michael Held of Deloitte Consulting. Companies can make their supply chains more resilient by focusing on adaptability, collaboration with partners and visibility, they note. Companies with those kind of supply chains were able to recover quickly from the disruption caused by the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan last year, they write.

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