Why Quants Should Manage Your Supply Chain Risk

Harvard Business Review

For instance, optionality reduction in procurement contracts that accept excessive risk cost, or uncalculated and possibly dangerous risk costs inherent in the basic supply chain design of a given company, such as the mandate of a low-cost model with no ready replacement in the case of a serious escalation in its risk profile. Many leading companies are already moving in this direction, adding finance PhD's and actuaries to procurement and supply chain teams.