28. The Tianjin Explosions - Supply Chain Mismanagement

Download this episode (right click and save) How could the Tianjin warehouse explosions on August 12th have been prevented? And what can this tragedy teach us about managing supply chains? InTouch Client Manager John Niggl walks you through how the Tianjin warehouse explosions could have been prevented – namely through the use of an ISO 9001-type audit based on what is known about the explosions. In this manufacturing podcast episode, you'll learn about:
  • What we know about the Tianjin Explosions
  • Poor supply chain management practices
  • How an ISO 9001 audit might have prevented the disaster
The tragic Tianjin explosions have, so far, left many questions unanswered. But one point is apparent – negligence on the part of the company responsible, whether deliberately or unknowingly, led to the illegal storage and handling of dangerous chemicals that ignited the blasts. And if you’d prefer to read the article that covers this topic instead, check out The Tianjin Explosions - Supply Chain Mismanagement.
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