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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