Top 10 global supply chain risks

Delany Martinez
|Nov 28|magazine2 min read

10. Interstate Conflict

When two states, countries or even regions are at odds, it spells big trouble for a supply chain that passes through them, or even one that runs adjacent to either. These conflicts can affect everything, from the free flow of raw materials and supplies, to readily-available local labour, to 3PL companies within the country. Deutsche Post, for example, ceased all deliveries within the Ukraine in 2016, due to instability in the region. It was a move that, while arguably smart for the German delivery company, left some 620 German companies in the Ukraine without access to their services.