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Validation of Increased Supply Chain Risk Should Equate to Investment in Resiliency

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The following commentary is the author’s guest blogger contribution to the Supply Chain Expert Community web site where it can also be viewed and commented upon. Some recent Supply Chain Expert Community commentaries have cited the recently published 2012 BDO RiskFactor Report for Technology Businesses which cited a principal finding that natural disasters and other geo-political issues pose serious threats to supply chain management and operations among the top 1000 technology-oriented companies. A three year perspective of the top concerns of these companies indicates almost a doubling factor of concern in the areas of: Natural disasters, war, conflicts and terrorist attacks- From 55 percent concern in 2010 to 88 percent concern in 2012 Inability to maintain operational infrastructure and systems- From 42 percent concern in 2010 to 73 percent concern in 2012 Beaches in technology security or privacy- From 44 percent concern in 2010 to 71 percent concern in 2012 […]