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Monday, September 16, 2019

Exposure in a Supply Chain

Interesting examination of a massive supply chain and its exposure to threats.   Seems any complex supply chain should have this done, and repeated as contexts change.

Here are 3 key players in Apple’s massive supply chain
By Ethan Wolff-Mann
Senior Writer in Yahoo Finance 

The trade war with China has thrust global supply chains to the forefront, as companies look to figure out how to weather the disruptive storms of tariffs and threats.

Apple (AAPL), of course, is one of the biggest and most important companies in the world, and has an especially complicated global supply chain that’s tightly linked with China. But for investors, understanding, evaluating and comparing its exposure to supply chain risk is difficult as supply chain disclosure isn’t usually mandated. Furthermore, there are many different ways of looking at supply chain and business relationships.

To help understand those risks and relationships, Yahoo Finance Premium explores five different types of what are called ‘relationship exposure scores,’ by analyzing millions of unstructured documents and filings. Looking at the data, three key players stick out.  ... "

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