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flesh of hogs—especially from the sides, belly, or back—that has been preserved by being salted or pickled and then dried with or without wood smoke. Traditionally, the process consisted of soaking the pork in brine or rubbing it in a salt mixture by hand, then smoking the sides in smoke from an open chimney. It sometimes took three or four months. Bacon is still home cured in some rural communities, but the bulk of its manufacture is carried on in large industrial meatpacking plants equipped to slaughter, dress, cure, smoke, and sell on a large scale. Bacon refers to different cuts in different countries. In the United States it usually means the side between the fifth rib and the hipbone. In Europe, the word bacon generally refers to one half of a fattened pig. Bacon has one of the highest fat contents of any cut of meat.


1. Francis, Baron Verulam, Viscount St. Albans. 1561--1626, English philosopher, statesman, and essayist; described the inductive method of reasoning: his works include Essays (1625), The Advancement of Learning (1605), and Novum Organum (1620)
2. Francis. 1909--92, British painter, born in Dublin, noted for his distorted, richly coloured human figures, dogs, and carcasses
3. Roger. ?1214--92, English Franciscan monk, scholar, and scientist: stressed the importance of experiment, demonstrated that air is required for combustion, and first used lenses to correct vision. His Opus Majus (1266) is a compendium of all the sciences of his age
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Broadly, these strategies (applicable also in a sourcing context) fall into the following categories: avoiding risks, control through vertical or virtual integration, cooperation with supply chain partners, form and time postponement, speculation, hedging through sourcing from or manufacturing at multiple locations, sharing/transferring risk through contracts, and increasing flexibility for responsiveness (Juttner, Peck, and Christopher 2003; Manuj and Mentzer 2008a; Skipper and Hanna 2009; Zsidisin and Ellram 2003).
Manuj and Mentzer (2008) focused on supply, demand, operational, and security risks in evaluating global supply chain risk management.
Juttner, Peck, and Christopher 2003; Kumar and Verruso 2008; Manuj and Mentzer 2008; White 1995).
Manuj and Mentzer (2008) recommend that, once identified, risks should be segmented by specific characteristics (e.
Manuj, Yazdanparast, Farris, and Wilson report on their annual survey of salaries of academic faculty in logistics-focused departments.
Manuj is assistant professor of logistics, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas 76203; email lla.