Supply Chain Dispute Resolution in the US

    View Authors July 2015

    Disputes between supply chain participants often arise because of poor contract management at the outset of supplier-buyer relationships. Supply chain participants often make the mistake of allowing purchasing or contracting personnel to draft supply chain contracts in isolation, without input from the operating units within the organization that perform the contract, primarily, engineering and finance, which then must live with the financial results.

    In a new Practice Note for Thomson Reuters’ Practical Law, partner Sarah K. Rathke describes how to avoid legal disputes between supply chain participants and how to manage supply chain legal disputes that arise. Sarah gives an overview of contracting practices that supply chain participants can employ prospectively to minimize or eliminate supply chain legal disputes and discusses how best to defend and pursue disputes that become intractable.