Risk Mitigation

Predicting the future is impossible; so focus on mitigating risk and building resiliency

Monday, June 24, 2024 · Jonathan Colehower
Supply chain crunches occur precisely because they are unpredictable and expose vulnerabilities that had not previously been considered. But, it’s never a bad idea to be prepared.

Navigating global elections: A blueprint for supply chain resilience

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 · Mirko Woitzik
With major countries such as the U.S., India and Taiwan holding elections this year, supply chains face an uncertain path toward resiliency.

Moody’s weighs in on insurance risks supply chains face today

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 · Brian Straight
A report from Moody’s has identified areas of the supply chain where insurers are most concerned.

5 strategies for energy market cost and risk reduction

Monday, May 20, 2024 · Bob Wooten, C.P.M., CEP; Mark Trowbridge, CPSM, C.P.M. MCIPS; and Claudette Calder, MBA, CPSM
Electricity and natural gas costs are major factors in the profitability of companies in all industries, but especially in key parts of the supply chain. There are strategies to better control these costs.

5 strategies for energy market cost and risk reduction

Sunday, May 19, 2024 · Bob Wooten, C.P.M., CEP; Mark Trowbridge, CPSM, C.P.M. MCIPS; and Claudette Calder, MBA, CPSM
Electricity and natural gas costs are major factors in the profitability of companies in all industries, but especially in key parts of the supply chain. There are strategies to better control these costs.

A reshoring history lesson

Friday, May 10, 2024 · Brian Straight
The reshoring trend is rapidly accelerating, but it is not new. Reshoring Institute Executive Director Rosemary Coates provided a history lesson on reshoring at the recent ISM World conference.

Inflation, economic worries among top supply chain concerns for SMBs

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 · Brian Straight
SMBs have many of the same concerns as larger enterprises, but inflation is at the of their supply chain concerns list.

Technology’s role in mending supply chain fragility after recent disruptions

Thursday, April 25, 2024 · Tony Harris
With the help of digital tools and a collaborative business network, businesses can home in on potential impacts from unavoidable disruptions and ensure all stakeholders are prepared for whatever comes next.

How one small part held up shipments of thousands of autos

Wednesday, April 10, 2024 · Rosemary Coates
The recent case of thousands of autos being denied entry to the U.S. over concerns of forced labor used by a sub-assembly supplier illustrates the need to improve scrutiny of the supply chain.

Investor expectations influencing supply chain decision-making

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 · Brian Straight
Supply chain sustainability is increasingly an imperative for shareholders, and it is leading managers to consider investor relations in decision-making.

The India Advantage: 6 Reasons Why Supply Chains Are Leaving China

Monday, February 12, 2024 · Amy Wunderlin
A new survey found U.S. C-Suite executives are over three times more likely to choose India over China for their future supply chain needs.

Brands Make Vendor Compliance an Investment, Not a Cost

Monday, December 18, 2023 · Norman Katz
Traditionally, vendors viewed vendor compliance as a burdensome cost. Truthfully, it is to a certain extent. But it also can be an investment that can be turned internally and used to benefit the vendor company widely.

Actionable Awareness: How to avoid becoming supply chain roadkill

Thursday, July 7, 2022 · Stanley E. Fawcett, Melanie Hinterplattner, A. Michael Knemyer, and Amydee M. Fawcett
Disruptive events affect us all. But companies with supply chain sensing capabilities can take action to avoid becoming the proverbial deer in the headlights.

Global Supply Chains Are Still Hit Hard by Illicit Activity

Monday, September 13, 2021 · Patrick Burnson
Kroll, a leading global provider of services and digital products related to valuation governance, risk and transparency, today revealed the results of a global survey suggesting that the world’s biggest companies were most affected by corruption and illicit activity in 2020.

Exclusive Interview: Third-Party Risk & Compliance Expert for Dun & Bradstreet Addresses Port Crisis

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 · Patrick Burnson
As we reported earlier in the week, when operations were suspended indefinitely last month at China’s Meishan terminal in the Port of Ningbo-Zhoushan, industry analysts were quick to detect a complex dysfunctional trend.
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