Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE credits
Supply chain risk is a challenge, because they can disrupt the supply of components and raw
material to the company. The Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) is reality in today’s
resource-optimized supply systems. Disruption can cause an increase of production cost. In more
serious production breaks it can jeopardize the fulfillment of contracts.
The complexity of supply network increases risk as the rate of dependency on both single and
dual sourcing increases either jointly or separately. When suppliers are placed far away, the risk
of interference in time increases, which is the case of today’s global companies is a common
A framework has been developed in this study based on previous literature to investigate the
sources of the supply-side risk and its categories, to implement the mitigation strategies the
company can reduce the probability of occurrence of any undesired event and negative impacts.
The proposed framework was applied, in form of a case study, on the global truck manufacturer
Scania. Two managers of the company were interviewed by the author with this purpose.
The main findings indicate that when the framework was applied, mitigation strategies were
effective in truck manufacturing industry such as Scania. In the case of Scania, two more risk
sources that were not included in the framework are monitored by the company, namely safety
and health and security. In summarizing, the establishment of the risk mitigation strategiesmapping
up, follow up, and continuous improvement, leads to improvement of the OEM. Formal
training programs to achieve continuous improvement and the participation of the crossfunctional
groups in the mapping and follow up practices to create a successful supply chain risk
2013. , 68 p.
Keywords: Supply-side risk management, mitigation strategy, OEM, and key characteristics in