On March 11th, 2011 a 9.0 earthquake struck about 45 miles east of the east coast of Honshu in Japan. The massive earthquake caused a huge tsunami which, in turn caused a nuclear disaster by flooding the nuclear plant in Fukushima. The triple disaster took a terrible human toll on the Japanese population – more than 15,000 people lost their lives in the disaster with scores more missing, injured and uprooted. This disaster, more than any other in history, put the spotlight on the vulnerability of supply chains to disruptions. It also ushered in efforts by multiple companies to adopt better solutions for assessing supply chain risks and responding effectively to disruptive events.
This case study will discuss:
- The crisis response for a high tech company for both the 2011 Japanese earthquake and Thailand floods
- The importance of supply chain visibility
- Resilinc's software tools and impact in mitigating the associated supply chain risks