Risk Metrics: Supply Chain Cost of Risk

In an earlier post I mentioned that we are currently working with Professor Alex Triantis of the Robert H. Smith School of Business to develop a new set of risk […]

Physical Security Risk: The Need for a Comprehensive and Dynamic Approach

Good piece in the latest issue of Operational Risk & Regulation on managing physical security risk. A quote: Companies operating in dangerous places need to have structures in place to […]

WSJ: Got Milk Contracts? Indeed!

Got Milk Contracts? Indeed!

Futures, Options Activity Climbs as Farmers, Food Firms Hedge Price Swings

Foxconn Plans to Lift Pay Sharply at Factories in China

Foxconn Plans to Lift Pay Sharply at Factories in China

China watchers predicting increasing labor cost have another data point…


BEIJING — Foxconn Technology, one of the biggest manufacturers of products for Apple, Dell, Hewlett-Packard and other electronics companies, said Saturday that it would sharply raise worker salaries at its Chinese factories.

Technology and Supply Chain Transparency

Today, Justin Picard (Chief Scientist at France’s Advanaced Track and Trace) and I submitted a paper for the World Economic Forum’s Global Enabling Trade Report 2012. The focus of the […]

China Risk: Which Lane Are You On?

At a recent meeting, a senior executive at a major global brand asked me what other companies are doing about “China risk” these days. This morning, I came across a […]

WEF Publishes New Global SC Risk Report

The World Economic Forum’s Risk Response Network has just published a new study which Accenture helped prepare. The Executive Summary is below: Global supply chains and transport networks form the […]

SC Risk and Shareholder Value: The Conversation Begins

A recent piece on Bloomberg.com by Peter S. Green notes a fascinating new line of inquiry some investment managers are starting to take. Notes the piece: Jonas Kron is worried […]