Survey: Threats to International Supply Chains

Supply chain failure ranks as the primary threat to U.S. and Canadian businesses as they expand their operations overseas, according to a survey by Chubb Group of Insurance Companies 

The top threats, based on the responses of 300 senior execs:

  • Supply chain failure (19%)
  • Data breach/cyber event (15%)
  • Government/regulatory investigation and political instability (tied at 13%), and
  • Natural catastrophe (12%).

But more worrying is what those companies plan — or don’t plan — to do about their biggest concerns. Only 56% of these businesses have a continuity plan in place that addresses overseas supply chain risks, and 22% of those have never actually tested it! For more, click here.

And don’t miss the DRI2014 Supply Chain Track, which will help business continuity pros respond to some of the biggest threats facing international businesses.


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