BSI Supply Chain Services and Solutions has released new food safety and fraud intelligence and assessment management modules designed to allow users to monitor and assess the threat of food contamination, food adulteration, mislabelling, recalls and otherwise deceptive food and beverage products.
The number of potential victims of labour exploitation referred as part of the framework set up to identify victims of modern slavery in the UK increased by 33 per cent from 2015 to 2016, according to analysis of National Crime Agency data by Kroll, the risk mitigation specialist.
Lack of trust and transparency as a result of ideological and military conflicts are undermining the international supply chains, according to the CIPS Risk Index for the first quarter of 2017.
2017 is likely to see further threats of cargo theft and drug smuggling in the Americas and Europe, protests over wage and other labour issues across Asia, and persistent risks of terrorism, including terrorist targeting of the supply chain.
BSI’s Trafficking and Supply Chain Slavery Index has found that China, which supplies 18 per cent of yearly construction materials to the UK, is the highest risk source of modern day slavery for Britain.
Extending supply chains to take advantage of the rapidly growing economies of the Far East, has also extended the range of supply chain risks that organisations have to manage. And building resilience in to the supply chain is a complex process.
Deutsche Post DHL Group and the United Nations Development Programme are conducting joint preventative training, known as Get Airports Ready for Disaster (GARD), from 5 to 9 September at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport, Lombok International Airport and Selaparang Airport in Lombok.
It’s time to test yourself against the best supply chains in The Supply Chain Excellence Awards 2016, organised by Logistics & Supply Chain.
Managing supply chain risk is a vital task, but to what extent are organisations targeting fraud in the supply chain?
UK businesses are woefully unprepared for the Modern Slavery Act’s reporting requirement despite the fact that the new rules come into force on 1st April, the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply has warned.
The warnings of the past decade are starting to manifest themselves in new, sometimes unexpected ways and harm people, institutions and economics – that stark warning is the starting point for the World Economic Forum’s latest Global Risks Report.
Business interruption now accounts for a much higher proportion of the overall loss than was the case ten years ago – and that is down to increasing interdependencies between companies, the global supply chain and lean production processes.
The transition to a new green economy requires innovation, ambition and purpose, according to Apple chief Tim Cook.
The International Air Cargo Association has called on world leaders meeting at the United Nations to work together to find solutions to the on-going migrant crisis in Europe.
Closure of the SSI UK steel plant at Redcar on Teesside would have significant supply chain impact, Stan Higgins, CEO of the North East Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC) has warned.
It might be sweet and gooey and deliciously chocolatey, but, in the UK at least, there has always been a strong moral dimension to the cocoa business.
The issue of supply chain finance came to prominence during the recession as large corporations started to realise that the collapse of key suppliers was a real possibility and could seriously disrupt their business.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has come out in favour of a licensing system for supply chain professionals to ensure that they are trained and accountable for any malpractice.
Two thirds of UK businesses have no “plan B” to deal with a supply chain emergency, research by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply has revealed.
The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply has warned of the risks of manufacturers relying on a handful of global suppliers, following one of the largest ever car recalls.
Do you have a strategy to deal with supply chain risk, and, if so, what risks are you currently planning for?
It’s all too easy to find examples of malpractice in extended supply chains – dodgy employment practices, use of child labour, or for that matter the Bangladesh fashion factory fire in 2012.
DHL has launched the next phase Resilience360, supply chain risk management platform that alerts customers about global incidents and risks to their global supply chain in almost real time.
Even the lightest dusting of snow can cause chaos in London – roads becoming impassable, schools close, and trains stop running. So it’s quite shocking to find that the UK is considered among the best prepared to deal with climate change.
Business interruption and supply chain risk tops the list of business risks, according to the latest Allianz Risk Barometer.
Sainsbury’s has started working with the Gangmasters Licensing Authority, which investigates labour exploitation, to train its product suppliers to identify whether hidden exploitative practices exist at the farms, pack houses, processing plants and factories throughout the global supply chain.
A failure in the supply chain can stop a production line or leave store shelves empty, disappoint customers and ruin a company’s reputation. But there is plenty of creative thinking about how to respond to the challenges, says Malory Davies.
Yesterday the UK’s Salvation Army published a report which revealed a 62 per cent rise in the number of victims of slavery that it has been called on to support in the past year. Not surprisingly, the government now wants large companies to make an annual statement on the action they have taken to ensure […]
BSI, the business standards company, has launched a scheme to assist organisations in the assessment of security risks in supply chains, in response to an increase in the threats posed to global operations.
The good news for retailers is that going over to an omni-channel approach can boost sales by up to 20 per cent. The bad news is that getting it wrong can expose the business to serious risks. In fact, over a third of retailers that claim to be omni-channel have seen an increase in customer […]
Supplier risk management and standardising processes are the key factors behind implementation of a supplier relationship management (SRM) tool, according to a poll of purchasing professionals conducted by Ivalua and released yesterday (Monday). Trending in Procurement surveyed 283 purchasing professionals in Europe (60 per cent) and North America (40 per cent) between June and September. […]
Goods lost in transit is a perennial problem, but now there is evidence that it is becoming more of an issue with the growth of online shopping. A recent survey of loss prevention professionals found that 88 per cent see retailers placing a greater focus on fraudulent goods lost in transit (GLIT) claims than they […]
The news is full of conflict at the moment – conflict in Gaza, in Iraq and the Ukraine. And then there is the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. So it would be reasonable to assume that supply chain risk is increasing. But the latest Risk Index from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CRI) […]
Over 40 per cent of logistics carriers believe they will use drones for delivering goods in the future, according to a study by the National Aeronautical Centre. And they believe it could happen within the next 15 years. The figures come just days after Google revealed it is developing a drone delivery system, Project Wing. […]
Electrical supplies distributor Rexel is implementing PrimeRevenue’s supply chain finance system, OpenSCiTM
Times have been tough, economically, across much of Europe for the past few years, and it is hardly surprising that many countries saw big protest votes in the elections for the European parliament which have just taken place
Supply chain ethics and sustainability may appear to have slipped down the agenda recently, as other issues have come to the fore
Large UK manufacturers lost more than £58m dealing with the fall-out from supply chain disruptions in 2013, according to a study commissioned by risk management specialist Achilles
More than half of UK manufacturers don’t audit their supply chains in terms of ethical issues like child of slave labour, according to new research from Achilles
At first sight, that seems to be to message from a new survey. I’ll bet you believe it about as much as I do