vendor risks

Current political events impacts supply chain resiliency

Impacts of Russia-Ukraine War Accentuate Need to Examine the Full Spectrum of the Supply Chain

By Carol Williams / March 4, 2022 /

Like many, I’m overjoyed when I see young children being inquisitive. During a family dinner last week, my 7-year old son became intrigued about his heavy-duty insulated plastic cup he was drinking out of. He asked my husband and I if we knew how they could get the logo inside the cup and then began…

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Risk & Compliance Conference Session Provides Deep-Dive into Third-Party Risks

By Carol Williams / October 7, 2021 /

Risk management isn’t solely about managing threats and opportunities within your company. Just like it would be impossible for us to grow food, provide clothing, shelter, and other necessities all on our own, the same fact is true for a company. It would be impossible to provide every raw material or handle every service in-house.…

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Coronavirus Response Not Always About Minimizing Harm

By Carol Williams / March 10, 2020 /

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last couple of months, you have undoubtedly heard about COVID-19, a new type of coronavirus. In a daily report from the World Health Organization for March 9th, there are close to 110,000 reported cases worldwide. Sadly, the virus has claimed the lives of just over…

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School Bus Fiasco Illustrates Importance of Robust Vendor Risk Management

By Carol Williams / August 19, 2019 /

If you’re a parent, back-to-school time is chaotic, stressful and exciting all at the same time for you and your child. My son is beginning his second year of pre-school and couldn’t have been more excited to get back and play with his friends on a daily basis again. For public schools in Florida’s capital…

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Using an ERM Assessment Process to Understand Vendor Risks

By Carol Williams / July 29, 2019 /

Every organization – even my boutique consulting firm – has vendors who provide a range of products or services. These can include things as simple as Internet services and office supplies to data storage, software, and raw materials to manufacture a product, and more. Any disruptions with a vendor will inevitably spill over and impact…

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