You are a supply chain manager at a UK firm. In 2010, a volcano broke out in Iceland,…

Question 7.3. You are a supply chain manager at a UK firm. In 2010, a volcano broke out in Iceland,
disrupting air travel across Europe. On the one hand, you are considering switching to local suppliers
in the UK. On the other hand, you feel bad about abandoning your Asian suppliers, with whom you
have built a pleasant personal and business relationship, and who – in the long run – may be able to
delivery produce much cheaper. Yet, your tightly coordinated production cannot afford to miss one
supply shipment. How do you proceed?