The U.S. West Coast Port Crisis and Increased Supply Chain Risk

Supply Chain Matters

Last week, we were reading a recent report produced by the Chartered Institute for Procurement and Supply (CIPS) in the U.K. According to this report: “The world opened up for procurement managers in Q4 2014 with an abundance of cheap oil and gas making suppliers in far flung corners of the world instantly more competitive. indicating that its risk index reversed in Q4-2014 and reached a nine month high.

New: Global Trade Map 2016

Supply Chain Movement

The benefits of utilising modern-day FTAs include fewer customs duties, less red tape, access to public tenders, sourcing opportunities, investment opportunities and more transparent business conditions. Ghana. Uncovering and mitigating trade risks in international operations.

A vision for a transparent global Rare Earth Element system using blockchain technology


Lack of standardised sustainability reporting makes it difficult to compare sustainability performance between source mines, set sustainability targets and reward best practice. In Ghana, another startup, BenBen , is using a blockchain-based system to securely certify land ownership.