BY KEN GOESSAERT, JANUARY 21, 2013
SECURITY

Earthquakes, flooding bring new meaning to the global supply chain

Thailand Flood Scene
As recent severe weather events on the eastern seaboard of North America, and disasters such as the Indian ocean earthquake and tsunami of 26 December, 2004 remind us, nature is sometimes enormously disrespectful of human life, habitation and economic activity. Barely three years ago, an earthquake and tsunami threatened to bring the global supply chain in hard drives to its knees. What actually happened was, from a component supply perspective, a bit of a good news  …>> more