Supply chain disruption is moving beyond the physical to include cyber and digital capability concerns, and that means businesses must broaden their view of what it takes to prepare for potential risks, according to a recently released study from researcher IDC.
"Effectively, supply chains must be broadening their perspective on disruption to include not just traditional physical disruption but also cyber and digital capability disruption. Being truly resilient means adapting to and adopting all three," Simon Ellis, IDC's program vice president for supply chain, said in a statement announcing the results of the new report titled "The Shifting Nature of Disruption in the Supply Chain."
The report details how traditional elements of supply chain disruption, such as supplier insolvency, shipping delays, and quality problems, now exist alongside concerns over supply chain systems security and the importance of new, digital capabilities. It also explains how to ensure that supply chains can be resilient to today's varied forms of disruption.
The researchers point out that:
The report also recommends actions companies can take to deal with the new disruption landscape:
More information is available on IDC's website.