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Mitigating and Managing Business Risk in the Middle East: A Challenge for Supply Chain Managers
Since the end of 2016, companies around the world have been re-evaluating business risks in their supply chains in the Middle East and other key regions due to political turmoil and other unforeseen events.  The increasing pace of global change and uncertainty combined with the unique nature of disruptions in key markets have placed supply chain risks at an all-time high, according to a...
Feb 17, 2017 5:10 PM ET
5 Steps to Develop a Supply Chain Risk Assessment Process
Gaining as much value from the supply chain as possible while meeting consumer expectations for sustainably and ethically produced products is a difficult balance to achieve. To do so successfully, companies need to identify where threats exist across the supplier network and implement iterative mitigation strategies. Supply chain risks can range from human rights violations to operational...
Feb 14, 2017 5:05 PM ET
French Bill Would Require Businesses to Adopt Supply Chain Due Diligence Programs
In November of last year, the French National Assembly adopted a draft bill that would require large French companies to adopt due diligence measures in order to identify and prevent human rights abuses in supply chains, more broadly referred to as "vigilance plans". The proposed law, which has yet to be named,...
Feb 13, 2017 12:00 PM ET
Feb.15 Free Webinar Offers Expert Insights for Supply Chain Due Diligence in the European Union
One of the world’s foremost experts on supply chain management, audits and investigations will offer critical insights into improving and sustaining high-performing end-to-end due diligence processes that help companies and suppliers comply with a growing number of regulations in the European Union. Caspar Fithen, operations director for Martello Risk, will be joined by Alexandria...
Feb 9, 2017 12:10 PM ET
Discussed Changes to Dodd-Frank Will Not Affect 2017 Conflict Minerals Filing Requirement
The acting chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced this week that the agency would reconsider how to enforce the conflict minerals rule contained within the Dodd-Frank Act, Dodd-Frank Section 1502. ...
Feb 2, 2017 5:10 PM ET