Uncertainty can be categorized in continuous risk, more slowly changing patterns, and disruptions, which describe abrupt changes in a system. Tomlin (2006) investigates the question which supply chain strategies perform best when dealing with the later. Mitigation vs. Contingency Planning From case studies analyzed in literature the author first deducts disruption management strategies used in practices. The summary can be seen in figure 1.
Figure 1: Strategies for Managing Disruptions (Tomlin, 2006)