TITLE

Supply-Chain Impact

AUTHOR(S)
Hurst, William; Jeffery, Peter
PUB. DATE
November 2001
SOURCE
Logistics & Transport Focus;Nov2001, Vol. 3 Issue 9, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the possible effects of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the U.S. on the world economy and its supporting supply chains. The impacts on the world economy were discussed under the headings of economy, oil proces, world trade, security, and insurance. The long haul nature of the war againt terrorism may be reflected in fluctuating customer confidence and demand. Possible security delays at borders will lengthen the time to transport goods and make international timed deliveries more difficult to achieve. Fluctuating demand will result in increasing inventory levels. The cost of holding inventory will increase with the risk that companies may be left with obsolete or unwanted stock. Volatility in exchange rates, brought about by economic uncertainty, may affect purchasing decisions. Fluctuating customer demand and economic uncertainty, will require enhanced information visibility across the organization and an agile supply chain.
ACCESSION #
11940615

 

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