Category Archives: Supply-Chain Risk

Navigating cargo risks following Hanjin’s collapse


After Korean creditors pulled the plug on Hanjin’s financing in the last days of August, ramifications are being felt throughout its supply chain. Continue reading →

The risk manager of the future

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Some people miss the good old days. I don’t. I’ve been around since the days when business was done on a napkin with people who were more like buddies than business partners and yes, when the deal was done, there … Continue reading →

How to Create a Supply Chain Business Continuity Plan


Businesses Are Vulnerable To Disruption From Natural And Geo-Political Events Continue reading →

Scariest Risks of 2015

Scariest Risks of 2015

As Halloween approaches and darkness falls earlier every day, we at WillisWire find ourselves reflecting not on make-believe monsters but on the frightening real risks our clients faced during the year. Thirteen of our bloggers submitted what they thought were … Continue reading →

Our Scariest Energy Risk – Geo-Political Disruption to Oil Supplies

Scariest risks 2014

From an energy industry perspective, the dual geo-political threat of disruption to oil supplies from both Russia and the Middle East is in many ways the ultimate scary risk. Clearly, the main impact on the energy industry would be on … Continue reading →

Ebola Virus Now a Threat to Global Peace and Security


On Thursday 18th September, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa officially mutated, in the eyes of the United Nations and the President of the United States, from being a medical emergency to a threat to global security. In the words … Continue reading →

Adapting to Climate Change: Supply Chain Resilience


The recently published Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report highlights a number of expected changes in the climate, including the continual shrinkage of arctic ice cover, a rise in average global sea levels, ocean acidification that will impact the … Continue reading →

Special Report: Adapting to Climate Change

WillisWire Special Feature: Adapting to Climate Change

A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group warns that no one on the planet will be untouched by the damaging effects of global warming in coming decades. While public policy and government intervention can … Continue reading →

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 →