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70 Percent of Companies Suffer Supply Chain Disruption

Over 70 per cent of organisations have experienced at least one supply chain disruption in 2010, a survey by the Business Continuity Institute reveals.

The survey, Supply Chain Resilience 2010 which is sponsored by Zurich, covers 35 countries and 15 industry sectors, and shows that while awareness of supply chain risks is increasing, many businesses remain exposed to high levels of risk.

A key conclusion is that outsourcing, in particular in IT and manufacturing, often ultimately reduces cost-benefits through greater exposure to supply chain disruption.

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