Strategic risk: do not forget your supply chain

Business strategy can no longer fail to take into account critical enterprise issues such as supply chain and business resiliency. Often, this vital link between strategy and supply chain is sadly proven through the significant impact when there is a disruption. Supply chain disruptions can lead to an average of nine percent lower sales and 11 percent higher costs, and many companies with extended interruptions never recover. These alarming impacts should be of great concern to a firm’s Directors and Officers, who are responsible for results and for setting the ‘tone at the top’ around risks to strategy and execution. In 'Strategic risk: do not forget your supply chain' (pdf/4.4 MB), authors Linda Conrad of Zurich Global Corporate and Paul L. Walker of St. Johns University, New York, examine the issues and suggest opportunities for improvement.

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