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“Business continuity remains essential in building supply chain resilience” asserts BCI

Almost three-quarters of organisations have reported having business continuity arrangements related to supply chain management. That’s according to a new report published by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) and supported by Zurich Insurance Group. The report shows...
Posted On 13 Nov 2017
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Reputation tops list of business priorities in BSI’s Organisational Resilience benchmarking study

Protecting reputation tops business leaders’ list of priorities ahead of financial achievements and business leadership. That’s according to the world’s first benchmarking study of Organisational Resilience published by the British Standards Institution (BSI). The...
Posted On 14 Sep 2017
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Unmanaged third party risks now “costing businesses” warns MetricStream study

As companies outsource processes and services, they expose themselves to a plethora of third party risks. Whether in relation to data security, business disruption or compliance risk, organisations must have the relevant measures in place to mitigate their potential impact on...
Posted On 26 May 2017
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BSI Human Trafficking and Supply Chain Slavery Index reveals UK exposed to increased risk of modern day slavery

According to the British Standards Institution’s (BSI) Index, Russia, Slovakia, India and Pakistan are all ‘severe risk’ source countries of ‘modern day slaves’ to the UK. Of the G7 nations, Italy is identified as a ‘high risk’ country partly due to the conflict in Syria....
Posted On 29 Jan 2017
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IRM experts outline chief concerns in detailed risk predictions overview for 2017

Political risk, cyber security, bribery and oil price and financial market fluctuations are among the chief concerns for businesses being voiced by some of the UK’s leading risk experts as they look ahead to 2017. Nicola Crawford CFIRM, chair of the Institute of Risk Management...
Posted On 05 Jan 2017
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CIPS Risk Index: “Natural disasters test global supply chain resilience as risk edges higher”

Supply chain risk rose for the second consecutive quarter in Q1 2016, with several natural disasters revealing stark regional differences in the resilience of global supply chains. That’s according to the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply’s (CIPS) latest...
Posted On 04 May 2016
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“Remaining part of the EU is better for business” assert members of the ADS Group

A survey of ADS Group members carried out by GfK has shown that opinion across all four sectors – namely aerospace, defence, security and space – is overwhelmingly in favour of the UK remaining part of the European Union (EU). The survey results confirm that 70% of ADS...
Posted On 13 Apr 2016
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BSI’s Global Supply Chain Intelligence report reveals 2015’s foremost supply chain risks

There were $22.6 billion worth of losses due to cargo theft last year, with a $33 billion impact realised by 2015’s top five natural disasters. In tandem, an increased number of terrorism incidents contributed towards major disruptions for international shipping in Europe and the...
Posted On 23 Mar 2016
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Deloitte Survey: “Vulnerability gap threatens companies’ preparedness for crisis management”

Less than half of today’s Board members state that their organisations have both the capabilities and processes in place to effectively handle a crisis. That’s according to the results of a survey by Deloitte, the business advisory firm. The study of 317 non-executive global...
Posted On 22 Feb 2016
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CIPS Survey: UK businesses “woefully unprepared” for Modern Slavery Act’s reporting requirements

UK businesses are “woefully unprepared” for the Modern Slavery Act’s reporting requirement ahead of the key date of Friday 1 April. One-in-five UK supply chain managers are unaware of the new rules. 27% don’t fully understand what their business is required to...
Posted On 03 Feb 2016