Category Archives: Supply-Chain Risk

Consider Emerging Market Supply Chain Risks in Mining

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Developing natural resources in emerging markets can be rewarding, but it requires an in-depth assessment of the associated risks alongside robust supply chain management. Continue reading →

Keeping Things Moving: Supply Chain Risks in the Mining Sector

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One flaw in addressing supply chain risk in the mining sector, amongst others, is that global sourcing remains key to the procurement strategy, meaning that local supply chains are often overlooked. Continue reading →

What Risks Will Emerge in 2014?

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Each year, we ask our subject matter experts what risks they’re keeping an eye on for the months ahead. Here are the ten emerging risks our bloggers are anticipating for 2014. Which do you think will actually emerge as a … Continue reading →

The 12 Risks of Christmas: How We Helped Santa This Year

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Everyone knows Santa to be a great humanitarian and a “jolly old elf,” but he wants to be known for something else: business transparency. So, in our latest client meeting with St. Nick and his senior elf management, they asked … Continue reading →

Scariest Risks of 2013

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Halloween season always puts us in a dark frame of mind here at WillisWire, reflecting not on ghosts and goblins but on all the scary risks we help our clients prepare for.  This year, 18 of our bloggers submitted the … Continue reading →

The Automotive Sector Continues to Suffer from Supply Chain Issues

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Supply chain issues are once again in the spotlight after media reports have emerged that owners are angry at having to wait months for supplies of critical car parts. Continue reading →

Contract Manufacturing – Beyond Products Liability

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It is no surprise that more and more companies are looking to outsource all or at least a portion of their manufacturing processes to leverage unique manufacturing advantages around the globe. Continue reading →

Podcast: Is ERM a Failure?

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During the recent financial turmoil many of the worst-affected companies had developed what they believed were robust and sophisticated ERM capabilities, so why were they not prepared to cope with the crisis? Podcast: Play in new window | Download (3.9MB) Continue reading →

Supply Chain Risk in a Turbulent World

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The combination of subject matter expertise and wide practical experience underpinned by solid evidence, historical understanding and deft chairmanship produced a stimulating and instructive Willis Breakfast Briefing on Wednesday, June 19. Continue reading →

Horsemeat Contamination in the Supply Chain

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The horsemeat food scandal in the UK underscores the need for supply chain insurance products which provide adequate protection for quality issues. Continue reading →