Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index 2017

Supply Chain Risks

Survey question: For each of the following regions, please outline which supply chain risk poses the most considerable threat to growth:

With supply chains an ever more integral part of manufacturing and retailing operations, the need to understand, manage and mitigate risks in the supply chain becomes vital if organisations are to maintain low inventory and just-in-time production schedules. Survey respondents indicated that while macroeconomic indicators were important, individual markets needed to be properly assessed on a micro level if opportunities and risks were to be fully understood. Some key trends do emerge, however. Highlighting the vulnerability of emerging markets to wider economic uncertainty, survey respondents cited ‘economic shocks’ as one of the three most significant supply chain risk factors in each of three of the four regions covered by the Index – Asia Pacific, Middle East & North Africa and Latin America. ‘Government instability’ is also a widespread risk, and cited by respondents as a leading risk factor in all regions except Asia Pacific.​

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Sources: Transport Intelligence

Sources: Transport Intelligence

Sources: Transport Intelligence

Sources: Transport Intelligence