Firms with global supply chains face threats from nature to quality control. They also need to plan for possible disruptions from terrorists or criminals, a government report said.
Cyber attacks threaten supply chains worldwide and are on the rise. Cyber risks are the leading cause of supply chain stoppages.
Business logistics costs are up slightly for U.S. firms with $1.33 trillion spent on logistics in 2012 according to the Council of Supply Chain Management professionals.
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