A total of 110 risk managers participated in an online survey conducted by Marsh in January and February 2008 in cooperation with Risk & Insurance® magazine. Marsh also undertook phone interviews with a couple dozen risk managers, financial executives and supply chain managers to gather additional best practice insights.
Geographies: Participating risk managers were from enterprises predominantly located in North America. Many of these organizations have global supply chains and thus must manage risks across many geographic regions.
Industries: Participating organizations were primarily in the manufacturing, distribution and retail businesses, as well as some government entities. Industry sectors represented included food & beverage, consumer packaged goods, general manufacturing, high tech/electronics, apparel & footwear, transportation, utilities, health, retail and others.
Of survey participants, 51 percent were from large enterprises ($1 billion or more in annual revenue), 30 percent were from midsize enterprises ($50 million to $999 million), and 19 percent were from small enterprises (less than $50 million).
is a senior vice president in the Supply Chain Risk Practice at Marsh Inc. She has more than 20 years experience advising companies on physical and financial supply chain optimization and related risks. Her previous positions include running the supply chain and global trade research practices at Aberdeen Group and Gartner.
(Find the complete Marsh supply chain survey report here.)
April 15, 2008
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