Supply Chain

Uncovering Opportunity in Conflict Mineral Compliance

Metals essential to the manufacture of products such as consumer electronics, cars, clothing, aerospace equipment, medical devices, and jewelry can source from the Democratic Republic of the Congo...

Enterprise Risk Management in an Increasingly Nuanced Business World

The financial crisis in 2008 exposed risk managers to new challenges and forever changed the way many companies do business. Yet, according to a 2013 Treasury Risk Survey , 38 percent of companies ...

Optimizing EH&S Compliance for Reduced Supply Chain Risk

Complying with environmental health and safety (EH&S) standards is costly in terms of money, time, and resources — but not as costly as noncompliance. Given the increased regulatory focus on EH&S...

How to Mitigate Supply Chain Risk: Cover Your Second-Tier Suppliers

As supply chains increasingly extend across regional and continental borders and manufacturers become dependent on other firms to provide components of their end products, companies need to protect...

Cargo and Retail Theft: Three Insights for Insurers

At the Verisk Insurance Solutions 2013 Risk Symposium next month, Jason Trigg, CEO of the Cardinal Group, and I will discuss cargo and retail theft, the implications for insurers, and how best to...

Three Insights into Supply Chain Disruption

Supply chain risks are having a profound effect and becoming more costly, according to a report by Deloitte, The Ripple Effect: How Manufacturing and Retail Executives View the Growing Challenge of...

The Clear ROI Case for Cargo Theft Prevention and Recovery

In the transportation and logistics sector, investments in cargo theft prevention and recovery come at the expense of already thin margins — and that’s for protection from an event that may not...