Risk management key to Japan’s recovery

New market intelligence on Japan is being made available to shippers this week.

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New market intelligence on Japan is being made available to shippers this week.

D&B (Dun & Bradstreet) has released a free search tool that allows shippers to identify companies that are located in the prefectures impacted by the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. This information will help organizations begin to assess their exposure to financial and business continuity risk resulting from the earthquake and tsunami as well as unfolding developments at the Fukushima Daiichi Power Station.

Drawing from its considerable data sources, D&B has identified roughly 150,000 businesses in the Fukushima, Miyagi and Iwate prefectures. Shippers will be able to search by company name or D-U-N-S number to identify if an organization is located in the affected region. The search tool will provide information on which companies are in the impact zone but cannot provide on-demand detailed reports due to conditions in the region.

“Our thoughts continue to be with the Japanese people as they seek to stabilize and rebuild,” said Josh Peirez, president, innovation and chief marketing officer, D&B. “These events have far-reaching effects that impact companies with either direct or non-direct relationships with Japanese companies. We’ve made our data available to the general public in order to help companies who are seeking to better understand how this will impact them in the short and long term. “

Organizations interested in the extent of impact to a specific business can order an investigation from D&B. Additional information can be found in the updated Japan Risk Line report describing the impact of the disaster to commercial activity in Japan at http://www.dnb.com/. Customers and non-customers can order the updated Japan Risk Line report from the dnb.com site.

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Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor
Patrick Burnson is executive editor for Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review magazines and web sites. Patrick is a widely-published writer and editor who has spent most of his career covering international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He lives and works in San Francisco, providing readers with a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts. You can reach him directly at [email protected]

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