Omera Khan regularly publishes her business papers on Supply Chain Management and Logistics. Some of her recent papers are available here. See the list below to select a paper and/or click here to request an article. 

Overview of articles: 

Creating Adaptable Businesses

December 16, 2016
Volatility, sustainability and complexity are putting enormous pressure on the supply chain. This paper explores how business leaders can mitigate risk, use real-time information to embrace consumer demands and create a resilient supply chain.

Brexit and Business Transformation

November 26, 2016
Whilst politicians negotiate the UK’s departure from the EU, the business community also has an important role to play. As this transformative journey begins, lessons can be learned from parallels in the corporate transformation process.

A Systems Approach To CyberRisk Management

November 1, 2016
With the increasing complexity of logistics networks and their exposure to unexpected disruptions, a more comprehensive way of looking at cyber-risks in supply chain is required. This paper explores why current risk assessment methods are insufficient and provides an analogy for understanding the dynamic effects in a company.

Integrating Product Design Into The Supply Chain

July 18, 2016
Companies can create competitive capabilities through the integration of product design into the supply chain. This research illustrates how competitive capabilities can be created through integration and reveals the challenges and opportunities companies face in the process.

3D Printing – its Impact on Supply Chains

November 4, 2015
3D printing has successfully disrupted the prototype industry and given birth to new fields in the areas of design and manufacturing. With ongoing improvements in accuracy, speed and quality, the potential for future impact is immense. This paper discusses how this potential is already being realised in supply chain

3D Printing and Its Disruptive Impacts On Supply Chains Of The Future

November 1, 2015
3D printing has emerged as one of the most disruptive innovations to impact on the global supply chain and logistics industry. Whether it proves revolutionary or evolutionary, 3D printing technology is recognised as a striking trend that will significantly impact supply chains of the future. This paper examines the areas of supply chain most likely to be disrupted and the key questions that must be answered for future research and practice.

The Rising Threat of Cyber Risks In Supply Chains

October 4, 2015
The topic of cyber-resilience in supply chains is still in early stages of development. The closest academic literature exists within the realms of supply chain risk and resilience. This paper explores the literature to identify if its models can incorporate the dimension of cyber-risk and cyber-resilience. As a result, this paper creates an agenda for supply chain cyber-resilience and provides recommendations for both academia and practice.

Supply Chain Cyber-Resilience

April 1, 2015
The topic of cyber-resilience in supply chains is still in early stages of development. The closest academic literature exists within the realms of supply chain risk and resilience. This paper explores the literature to identify if its models can incorporate the dimension of cyber-risk and cyber-resilience. As a result, this paper creates an agenda for supply chain cyber-resilience and provides recommendations for both academia and practice.

Risk & Supply Chain Management

March 1, 2015
This paper develops a research agenda for risk and supply chain management by reviewing existing literature on supply chain risk management and locating it within the general literature on risk.

Designing For Sustainability

April 26, 2014
Integrating product design into the supply chain can bring about significant environmental and sustainability benefits as well as improve bottom line performance. This paper explores how these benefits can be achieved.

Chain Reaction

June 26, 2012
A greater awareness of supply chain risk has developed following a large number of natural disasters worldwide. This paper discusses the future risks that insurers should take note of in Latin America.

A Stitch In Time

May 26, 2011
A turbulent global climate is forcing companies to reconfigure their supply chains. To stay ahead of the game companies must develop a culture that responds better to unexpected events. This paper discuses lessons that can be learned from the fashion industry.

Approaches to Managing Global Sourcing Risk

July 15, 2010
Global sourcing can bring many benefits to organisations but it can also bring a number of risks. This study explores how managers assess global sourcing risks across the entire supply chain and what actions they take to mitigate them.

Be Quick Or Dead

July 9, 2009
As supply chains get longer and more complex, how can companies mitigate risk and drive competitive advantage? This paper makes the case for ‘design-centric’ business.

Managing The Product Design-Supply Chain Interface

February 26, 2009
This paper investigates the interface between product design and supply chain and develops a roadmap to the ‘design-centric’ business through better management and interface.

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