Category Archives: Supply-Chain Risk

Brexit impact on transportation industry

Brexit means Brexit The U.K. Government has invoked Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, meaning Britain’s exit from the E.U. will be complete by the end of March 2019. Earlier in the year, British Prime Minister Theresa May delivered a … Continue reading →

A world on edge: Political risk in 2017

Two words capture the political climate in much of the world today: uncertainty and disruption. This is the kind of volatility that political risk insurance addresses. Continue reading →

How will transportation execs navigate complex operating models in an interconnected world?

In recent decades, globalisation has opened a wider path to corporate growth while increasing organizational complexity. Supply chains and the transportation networks required to serve them have been stretched across geographical and political borders, driving greater interdependency between companies. This … Continue reading →

The Internet of Things: Driving transformation in trucking and logistics

Emerging technologies are transforming global supply chains and the logistics industry at a rapid pace. 3D printing, drone delivery, autonomous vehicles, robotics, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT) are just some of the technological developments making the industry … Continue reading →

Davos 2017: Responsive and responsible leadership in transportation

Some of the top minds in business and academia will converge on Davos again this week to take part in the 47th World Economic Forum. This year, delegates are convening to discuss the broad theme of Responsive and Responsible Leadership. … Continue reading →

Asian transportation execs fear cyber risk most

Transportation executives in Asia believe that their companies’ primary business threats are emerging from cyberspace, according to the 2016 Willis Towers Watson Transportation Risk Index. The Index’s consolidated findings – taken from land, sea and air transportation companies – showed … Continue reading →

Competition a major concern for Middle East and Africa transportation execs

In the disparate commercial region that comprises the Middle East and Africa, the fear of emerging competition is the top business concern for executives across the transporta­tion industry, according to the 2016 Willis Towers Watson Transportation Risk Index. Continue reading →

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a 1,000kmph magnetically levitating pod in an airless tube

In 2013, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk published a paper, ‘Hyperloop Alpha.’ His intention? Just to create “a new open-source form of transportation that could revolutionise travel.” Citing his inspiration for this revolution, Musk referred to California’s divisive high-speed … Continue reading →

Transportation risks in Latin America focus on competition and suppliers

The persistent weakness in the Latin American economy is fueling concerns about 3rd-party risk and emerging competition. Continue reading →

Infrastructure tops risks for North American transportation execs

Inadequate national infrastructure, regulatory uncertainty and digital threats are the top risks concerning transport providers in North America this year, according to Willis Towers Watson’s Transportation Risk Index 2016. Continue reading →