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Brexit and the pizza pie

By Steve Geary | 08/28/2019 | 4:11 PM

According to a CNN report on August 6, in the United Kingdom “Domino's is stockpiling pizza ingredients to protect against a disorderly Brexit.”  In today’s global economy, all supply chains – and by implication, logistics networks – are facing materiel risk at an unprecedented scale.  Sometimes the risk we face are beyond our control, but that doesn’t absolve leaders of the responsibility to mitigate.

We all have critical materiel flows.  These flows typically include imports.  At Domino’s UK, CNN reports that the set of critical inputs includes tomato sauce, frozen chicken, pineapple and tuna.  Not complex, but clearly essential if you run a pizza shop.  Even the simplest supply chains can create considered strategies to mitigate supply chain risk. 

Domino’s in the UK has a plan.  Do you?



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About Steve Geary

Steve Geary

Steve Geary is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Tennessee's College of Business Administration, and is on the faculty at The Gordon Institute at Tufts University, where he teaches supply chain management. He is the President of the Supply Chain Visions family of companies, and Chief Operating Officer at ROSE Solutions, consultancies that work across the government sector. Steve is a contributing editor at DC Velocity, and editor-at-large for CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly. He is listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, and Who's Who in Executives and Professionals. In November of 2007, Steve was recognized for "Selfless Service to Our Nation and the People of Iraq" by the Deputy Secretary of Defense.


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