A supply chain disruption is any event that causes a disruption in the production, sale, or distribution of products. Supply chain disruptions can include events such as natural disasters, regional conflicts, and pandemics. Three Ways to Manage Disruption in the Supply Chain: 1. Be aware of different kinds of risk and have proactive contingency plans. 2. Develop supply chain disruption strategies. 3. Learn how to avoid supply chain disruption in the first place.