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Managing risk in global supply chains

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February 2017

Managing the risk and efficiency of global supply chains is becoming an increasing focus for corporates. Barclays joined with Thomson Reuters to explore some of the issues including managing risk, ensuring effective delivery of goods and services, and releasing a key stream of working capital.

Our article summarises some of the key elements that need to be considered including:

  • Shifting patterns of consumption: how demand fundamentals are changing and impacting the supply chain
  • Growing regulatory pressure: with global compliance regulations being rigorously enforced, how it is paramount to understand their regulatory compliance requirements
  • Third Party and Supply Chain Risk: the increased likelihood of exposure to hidden risks within complex supply chains such as corruption, sanctions, terrorism financing and slavery
  • Building a sustainable supply chain: exploring some of the tools available to businesses to mitigate risk, control costs and build strong supplier relationships

Supplier Finance can provide greater transparency between corporates and their suppliers. Find out more about the solution offered by Barclays and platform provider PrimeRevenue.

Trade finance is going through a revolution. Barclays is at the forefront of developments in using blockchain technology to transform trade transactions.