Tuesday 21st Nov 2017 - Logistics Manager

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UK slavery referrals up by a third

The number of potential victims of labour exploitation referred as part of the framework set up to identify victims of modern slavery in the UK increased by 33 per cent from 2015 to 2016, according to analysis of National Crime Agency data by Kroll, the risk mitigation specialist.

The risk to your supply chain might not be what you think

2017 is likely to see further threats of cargo theft and drug smuggling in the Americas and Europe, protests over wage and other labour issues across Asia, and persistent risks of terrorism, including terrorist targeting of the supply chain.

Supply chain risk at three year high

Global supply chain risk hit a three year high in the third quarter of 2016 driven by increases in Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa, according to the CIPS Risk Index which is produced by Dun & Bradstreet.

Should you risk it?

Extending supply chains to take advantage of the rapidly growing economies of the Far East, has also extended the range of supply chain risks that organisations have to manage. And building resilience in to the supply chain is a complex process.

Risky business

Safety is so easily overlooked in the workplace – but could it be the key to a speedier and more efficient operation? Alex Leonards reports …

London food chain risks failure, says UKWA

London’s food supply chain is at risk of failure, the UK Warehousing Association has warned. It has published a report entitled “Feeding London 2030” which explores issues impacting the food logistics industry.

Time to target supply chain fraud

Managing supply chain risk is a vital task, but to what extent are organisations targeting fraud in the supply chain?

Online tool identifies risks associated with third-party suppliers

Ultima Risk Management has added ‘Abriska 27036’, a web-based tool that identifies supply chain risks associated with third-party suppliers, to its existing software. The tool provides an automated process for conducting supplier IT security risk assessments.