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The Silver Lining in the Global Supply Chain Risk

It’s important to understand the risks to which your supply chains are exposed to. With the CIPS Risk Index, any sourcing professional can gain a more informed perspective on risk in the global supply environment.

According to a recent Supply Management post, the global supply chain risk had decreased slightly for the first time in a year, but the overall global operating market remains high.

A CRI score of 79.1 was recorded between July and September, down from 80.1 recorded for the second quarter, but the score was still higher than 2014’s average of 78.5.

The slight improvement is thought to be the result of upgrades to seven countries in western and central Europe, particularly following the agreement between the Greek government and its international creditors.

“Although there is much to be gloomy about, consensus estimates for next year are still pointing to a respective acceleration in overall economic activity,” said Andrew Williamson, leading economist at Dun & Bradstreet.

To read the full post, see Supply chain risk remains high, but falls slightly.

Despite the disruptions on the global supply chain, there are several supply chain solutions that any MEP center can provide. The network of MEP Centers includes over 350 locations across the country, with more than 1,400 field staff working every day with companies in their plants and offices. Find your Center.

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