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Creating a Secure Supply Chain


November 29, 2012

In a recent study conducted by Peerless Research Group on behalf of Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review for The BSI Group, supply chain and logistics managers are in agreement that global supply chains are becoming progressively complex causing more potential points for disruption along the supply network.

Awareness of risk and threats, and solutions to help identify and prevent supply chain interruptions are essential for successful supply chain management.

To better understand the potential risks and exposures, as well as strategies being undertaken to address these hazards, it’s important to first profile survey respondents.

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