The Risk Institute

SCRAM - Supply Chain Resilience Assessment & Management
Businesses Need Resilience
In an age of global turbulence, resilience is a key competency for corporations. How can a company improve the resilience of its supply chain processes, so that it can recover rapidly from unexpected disruptions, assure business continuity and adapt effectively to changing external conditions?

The Solution
SCRAM™ is a facilitated process, supported by a computer-based toolkit, that provides a diagnostic assessment of an organization’s preparedness and fitness for coping with turbulent change. The process identifies resilience gaps and then suggests enhancements that will strengthen the company’s capacity to survive, adapt, and flourish—even when surprises occur.

What Can SCRAM™ Do For You?
SCRAM™ offers businesses a unique, comprehensive approach to understand the pattern of their potential vulnerabilities and to design a portfolio of supply chain capabilities that will offset those vulnerabilities.

How The SCRAM™ Process Works

  • The process begins with selected business unit personnel completing a comprehensive questionnaire, either online or through a facilitated group session. This provides the business with a profile of supply chain vulnerabilities and capabilities.
  • Next, business leaders participate in a strategic review session, where an interactive visualization tool is used to interpret the self-assessment results and identify potential strategies to reduce supply chain vulnerabilities or strengthen capabilities.
  • Optionally, to support key strategic decisions, the SCRAM™ simulation framework can be used to rapidly develop a customized system dynamics model that quantifies the projected costs and benefits of supply chain resilience improvement.

For more information about SCRAMTM, please contact The Risk Institute.

The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business

The Risk Institute

Sustainable and Resilient Economy at OSU

SCRAM™ was developed through extensive applied research led by Ohio State in collaboration with the U.S. Air Force, Dow Chemical, L Brands, and a number of other companies.

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Noah Jellison
Executive Director, The Risk Institute 

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