Category Archives: Supply-Chain Risk

Emerging Supply Chain Risk of 2013: Does Your Supply Chain Hold Reputational Risks?

Emerging Risks

It has been interesting to watch newly created heads of sustainability and corporate responsibility in major global companies taking a strong interest in supply chain risk. Continue reading →

What Risks Will Emerge in 2013?

Emerging Risks

We look ahead for the risks businesses should prepare for in 2013. Read their predictions and vote for the one most likely to affect your business this year. Continue reading →

Our Scariest Brazilian Risk – Cargo Transport in Brazil: A White-Knuckle Ride

Scariest Risks

The statistics in the Brazilian cargo transport market are really scary. Many companies need to transport products within Brazil, whether import or export, but the risks are high for vehicles on Brazil’s roads, increasing the insurance and the goods carried … Continue reading →

Hurricane Sandy Will Reveal the Cost of Poor Supply Chain Management

Satellite photo of Hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2012. CREDIT: NOAA/ NRL Monterey Marine Meteorology Division

Once the full extent of the damage from Sandy is analysed, I have no doubt we will see large business interruption (BI) losses and again we will see many cases of inadequate and ineffective supplier coverage. Continue reading →

One Year Later, Thai Floods Still Teach us Supply-Chain Lessons

Helicopter survey of flooding in suburban Greater Bangkok during the 2011 Thai Floods

At an estimated US$ 15 billion of insurable losses, the 2011 Thai floods are likely to rank as one of the most costly natural catastrophes. Unlike other nat cat events, a significant portion of these insurance claims are related to losses suffered far from Thailand, by companies that outsourced their supply chains to this low-cost manufacturing centre. Continue reading →

The Top 5 Threats to the Energy Industry in 2012

Delegates at Willis’ second North American Energy Conference ranked the threats to the industry in order of importance to them. Here's what they said. Continue reading →

What Tohoku Taught Us About Supply Chain Risk

The 2011 Tohoku disaster revealed prevalent misconceptions about supply chain exposures. Continue reading →

Emerging Supply Chain Risk of 2012

Supply chain interruption cannot be considered as an emerging risk anymore, but it is rapidly evolving in terms of its scope, the level of suppliers affected and what causes it. Continue reading →

Scariest Supply Chain Risk: Mission-Critical Supplier Going Bust

Supply chain disruption is new Nightmare on Lime Street. Continue reading →

All Talk, No Action on Supply Chain Risk

There is there is a great deal of enthusiastic talk about supply chain interruption--but very little action I fear. Continue reading →