BSI publishes analysis of global supply chain risks

Published: Wednesday, 24 April 2019 08:17

BSI has identified five major themes that are most likely to impact the supply chain through 2019; these are described in the SCREEN Global Intelligence Report: Top Potential Supply Chain Trends for 2019.

The five themes are:

BSI also identified several other key trends in supply chain risk from 2018 which may continue this year. These include:

Jim Yarbrough, Global Intelligence Program Manager at BSI, said: "We're seeing key shifts to global supply chains this year, driven by quite dramatic changes in the geopolitical landscape. The concern is that as supply chains change – with Chinese companies moving operations to Africa, for example, or the US sourcing goods from other Southeast Asian nations – major implications will also evolve.

"Increased exposure to labour exploitation, terrorism, corruption and natural disasters must be a consideration for companies making changes to their supply chain, and best practices must be maintained in order to prevent threats to business continuity or corporate social responsibility."

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